“Youth is wasted on the young.”
– George Bernard Shaw.
“I had to wait 110 years to become famous. I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible.”
-Jeanne Louise Calment.
“The problem with aging is not that it’s one damn thing after another—it’s every damn thing, all at once, all the time.”
– John Scalzi.
“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.”
“Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.”
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.”
“Words were few and failing between them as though the silence that sat with them had laid its old lips on theirs and sucked them dry of speech. For where could one begin? With the weather? But here there was no weather. These few sad rooms were the old man’s world. His horizons were all walls.”
“He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.”
“Because I could not stop for death – He kindly stopped for me.”
“The young man pities his elders, fearing the day he, too, will join their ranks. The elderly man pities the younger generation, well-knowing the trials and tribulations that lie ahead of them.”
– Lynda I Fisher.
“Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents. Later on in life, when we are oppressed by sickness and become old, we are again dependent on the kindness of others. Since we are dependent on the kindness of others at the beginning and end of our lives, then how can we neglect projecting kindness towards others in the middle of our lives, when it is our best time to share it?”
– Suzy Kassem.