Alex O'Brien


18 great quotes about ageing

18 great quotes about ageing

We all have those moments where we look in the mirror and wonder where time has gone – some of us flat-out refuse to even reveal our age! But here at Over60, we think age (and all of the adventures it brings) is something to celebrate. Bookmark these quotes so the next time you’re feeling “old”, you can remind yourself that age is just a state of mind.

  1. “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” – Woody Allen
  2. “I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.” – Simone de Beauvoir
  3. “...inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.” – Terry Pratchett
  4. “Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.” – Gabriel García Márquez
  5. “You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” – Michael Pritchard
  6. “I spit into the face of time that has transfigured me.” – W. B. Yeats
  7. “And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” – Audrey Hepburn
  8. “The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.” – Dante Alighieri
  9. “Ageing's alright, better than the alternative, which is not being here.” – George H. W. Bush
  10. “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.” – Plato
  11. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
  12. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Bettie Friedan
  13. “The great secret that all old people share is that you haven’t really changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.” – Doris Lessing
  14. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” – Mark Twain
  15. “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  16. “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  17. “Old age is no place for sissies.” – Bette Davis
  18. “Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.” – Irish proverb
What quote do you live your life by? Let us know in the comments below.

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