For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make.
I have made noise enough in the world already, perhaps too much, and am now getting old, and want retirement.
The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and prognostication, as the first actions of a new monarch agitate nations with hope and fear.
The only true retirement is that of the heart; the only true leisure is the repose of the passions. To such persons it makes little difference whether they are young or old; and they die as they have lived, with graceful resignation.
There is this idea that appealing to youth is the only way forward. But that is no longer the case. Youth is not everything. Now we have all the baby-boomers in their 60s, like me, who are actively engaged in life - we're not retiring, we're not just being put out to grass once we hit 60.
It's too many questions about what I'm going to do, why I'm retiring, and this and that. So I answer the same question, I don't know, a thousand times.
When I was younger, I thought about retiring.
No, because retiring is stopping. If I wanted to stop, I would have stopped.
You need some insecurity if you're an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven't yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers.
Retiring was scary and it was tough to give up gymnastics, but so many great opportunities have come from it that I never expected.
Once I retire, I'm retiring. I'm done.
Retirement, we understand, is great if you are busy, rich, and healthy. But then, under those circumstances, work is great too.
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
People think retiring is fun. Well, maybe, but if you have a certain kind of fire inside, there is no end in sight.
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