I complain that the years fly past, but then I look in a mirror and see that very few of them actually got past.
So of course time is necessary. But nevertheless damn painful, for it transforms all the pieces of your life - joy and sorrow, youth and age, love and hate, terror and bliss - from fire into smoke rising up the air and dissipating on a breeze.
Inside, we are ageless and when we talk to ourselves, it’s the same age of the person we were talking to when we were little. It’s the body that is changing around that ageless center.
Great stories teach you something. That's one reason I haven't slipped into some sort of retirement: I always feel like I'm learning something new.
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.
After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.
I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.
I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.
I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
A woman has the age she deserves.
You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
The surest sign of age is loneliness.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
Age merely shows what children we remain.
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved.
Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
If God had to give a woman wrinkles, He might at least have put them on the soles of her feet.
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