Inspiring Thru Quotes

Age / Growing Older Quotes

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” Walt Disney

“Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As I started getting older, I realized, ‘I’m so happy!’ I didn’t expect this! I wasn’t happy when I was young.” Jane Fonda

“Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many.” Unknown

“At age 20 we worry what others think of us. At 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” Ann Landers

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” Mark Twain

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Henry Ford

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” Sophia Loren

“Aging may be inevitable, but maturing is totally optional.” Russ E. Hallmark

“As you get older, you will understand more and more that it’s not about what you look like or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become.” Unknown

“Getting older is like being on a roller coaster. There are highs and lows, laughter and tears, and sometimes you just may pee your pants a little.” Unknown

“I love getting older! I really believe that a woman doesn’t reach her peak until her 40s.” Evangeline Lilly

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

“I have figured so much more out about life and feel the older women get the more beautiful they get. We become ourselves, which is something you can’t teach anyone at 18.” Jennifer Garner

“The older I got, the more aware I became of time and how I was wasting mine.” Julie Murphy

“The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” Andrew Carnegie

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

“The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.” Maeve Binchy

“I don’t ever remember being afraid of ‘oldness.’ There are things I miss about being younger but I’m happier than I’ve been at any time in my life these days. I wish the time hadn’t gone so fast, though. And sometimes I wish I’d enjoyed it more on the way, and worried about it less.” Neil Gaiman

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” Madeleine L’Engle

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20. It’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.” Coco Chanel

“Just ’cause there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s not a fire inside.” Bonnie Hunt

“I don’t feel bad or scared about getting older in terms of my looks or anything like that. I’m not afraid of my face changing. I enjoy seeing my face change. I think it’s really interesting. I wouldn’t want to have same face for my whole life. It would be boring to look at the same face in the mirror for 80 years.” Juliana Hatfield

“The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you.” Mike Love

“One of the pluses of getting older is you set some limits.” Nicolas Cage/

“I never thought getting older would be so great. But when it comes to depression, I have experienced less the older I’ve gotten.” Amy Grant

“My skin may have wrinkles but it’s because I’m smiling so much. That might sound like some terrible American greetings card, but I feel it’s immoral for me to castigate my body for getting older, when it does everything I ask of it.” Olivia Williams

“The good thing about getting older is that, as you become less attractive, so you have less desire to go out and conquer everyone you see.” Julian Clary

“Part of getting older is realizing that you can integrate all these different areas of your life, rather than the adolescent mindset, which for me lasted a long time, which says, ‘It’s all or nothing.” Chris Robinson

“Believe me, I’ve totally blown any kind of so-called reputation I may have had. I really don’t care. I think that’s one of the joys of getting older; you just stop caring about things like that.” Jane Wiedlin

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Jean-Paul Sartre

“The 40s onwards are when we can really begin to enjoy ourselves. For many women, this is when everything comes together, and they look better than ever. The great thing about getting older is you don’t have to do/wear/say anything you don’t want to. It wasn’t until my very late 30s that I stopped worrying about what other people thought.” >Twiggy

“I’m good with getting older because I feel like, one day, I know I will love myself.” Amanda Seyfried

“When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I’m getting warmer, and that I’m more mystified by human interactions.” Jon Brion

“Certainly, for time out of mind, an obsessive dwelling on happier former days has been synonymous with getting older, while it was the juvenescent who rushed with open arms to embrace the future.” Will Self

“To be half a century plus is wonderfully exciting, because I haven’t lost any of my past, and I am free to stand on the rock of all that the past has taught me as I look to the future.” Madeleine L’Engle

“I don’t understand people getting depressed about getting older. There is nothing you can do about it, so you might as well embrace it.” Twiggy

“Youth is but the painted shell within which, continually growing, lives that wondrous thing the spirit of a man, biding its moment of apparition, earlier in some than in others.” Lew Wallace

“Muoth was right. On growing old, one becomes more contented than in one’s youth, which I will not therefore revile, for in all my dreams I hear my youth like a wonderful song which now sounds more harmonious than it did in reality, and even sweeter” Hermann Hesse

“I don’t want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I’m really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.” Rosemarie DeWitt

“I feel lucky to be getting older. The fact that I made it to 30 and then 40 was big enough. So I can’t get too down on getting older; otherwise, it kind of undoes everything I’ve fought for.” Sam Taylor-Wood

“I don’t know if it’s that the scripts are evolving or just that I’m getting older, but the characters become more interesting as you get older because you’ve lived more life at different stages. You’ve loved; you’ve lost; you have more of that journey.” Matt Barr

“Getting older has been a bonus for me. I feel lucky that parts are being written for someone my age and I am around to play them.” Siobhan Finneran

“Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!” Anna Kournikova

“I’m a person who gets better with practice. Getting older is awesome – because you get more practice.” Zoey Deschanel

“The fun thing about getting older is finding younger people to mentor.” Mike May

“I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.” Jamie Lee Curtis

“I highly recommend getting older! There’s less tendency to people-please.” Alanis Morissette

“I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.” George Clooney

“A twenty-three-year-long study in Ohio determined that people who saw growing older as something positive lived a whopping seven and a half years longer than those who didn’t.” Victoria Moran

“For me, getting older doesn’t mean throwing away a favorite-colored lipstick or a fabulous pair of boots; instead, it’s about harnessing all the great things I have learnt over the years about what does and doesn’t suit me, and enjoying the way in which cleverly selected outfits can enhance the nice bits.” Twiggy

“Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus.” John Byrne

“I’m just getting older and better.” Neal Schon

“If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it’s going to happen anyhow.” Mitch Albom

“If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” Tom Petty

“You can’t help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm, in mind as well as body.” Joan Collins

“That’s one of the things about getting older isn’t it? You suddenly realize that you are what you set out to be. And there are no role models any more.” Stephen Bayley

“The adult were once young. The young have not yet attained adulthood.The young must learn to appreciate the wisdom of elderly people and learn from their life experiences.” Lailah Gifty

“Pretty much every weekend, my wife and I have the shall-we-live-in-the-country conversation. I suppose it’s something to do with getting older and feeling I want to shed some of the things I’ve been doing for the last 20 years and go back to my roots.” Andrew Motion

“As you get older, you will start to understand more and more that in life, it’s not about what you look like or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become.” Unknown

“Getting old is better than being young. You can do what you want to do.” Karl Pilkington.

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan

“After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.” Bette Midler

“No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.” Katharine Graham

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford

“After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.” Helen Gurley Brown

“Age considers; youth ventures.” Rabindranath Tagore

“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.” Jim Fiebig

“Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” Tom Stoppard

“Age is how we determine how valuable you are.” Jane Elliot

“Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.” Don Marquis

“Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.” Albert Camus

“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.” Agatha Christie

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” Andrew Carnegie

“As men get older, the toys get more expensive.” Marvin Davis

“As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.” Frances Conroy

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” Victor Hugo

“Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.” Andre Maurois

“I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.” T. S. Eliot

“I don’t want to fight aging; I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that…I’m not interested.” Christine Lahti

“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” Lauren Bacall

“I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.” Sting

“I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” Francis Bacon

“I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.” James Broughton

“I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.” Henri Frederic Amiel

“In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.” Knut Hamsun

“In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day’s long.” Pope Paul VI

“In youth we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.” Beverly Sills

“Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” Sam Ewing

“It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.” Brigitte Bardot

“Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.” Bill Cosby

“Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.” Harold Coffin

“Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.” Don Marquis

“Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.” Bob Hope

“No man is ever old enough to know better.” Holbrook Jackson

“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” Samuel Ullman

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” Henry David Thoreau

“Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.” Emily Dickinson

“Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” Louis Kronenberger

“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Old age is no place for sissies.” Bette Davis

“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” Dwight L. Moody

“The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” Doug Larson

“The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.” Leon Edel

“The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.” Logan P. Smith

“The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.” Doris Lessing

“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” Doris Day

“The trick is growing up without growing old.” Casey Stengel

“The whole business of marshaling one’s energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.” Hume Cronyn

“There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.” Mignon McLaughlin

“There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.” Susan Anton

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.” Amos Bronson Alcott

“To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.” Alan Bleasdale

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” Kurt Vonnegut

“We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.” Frank Howard Clark

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.” Victor Hugo

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Mark Twain

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” George Burns

“You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.” Judith Viorst

“You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.” Harrison Ford

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Stanislaw Lec

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” Bill Baughan


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