Quotations on Age

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Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old)

Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin Pierce Adams
(Keywords: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old, Years)

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Age, Stars, Sun, Years, Youth)

It would be difficult, in this day and age, to fund art that made racial slurs.
- Jane Alexander
(Keywords: Art, Age, Day)

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: History, Time, Age, Comedy, First, Jokes, Living, Machine)

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Age, Men, Middle age, Nurses, Old, Wives)

Judges don't age; time decorates them.
- Enid Bagnold
(Keywords: Time, Age, Judges)

Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Technology, Age, Being, Revolution)

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Religion, Age, Gender)

Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
- Robert Benton
(Keywords: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Age, Middle age, Self)

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
(Keywords: Love, Age, Heart, Body, Exercise, Frigidity, Mind, Old, Study)

I've dated men my age, younger than me and older. The only difference is the young ones are quicker at taking out the garbage.
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Keywords: Men, Age, Difference)

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
- Anne Bradstreet
(Keywords: Age, Time, Middle age, Old, Youth)

There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Art, Time, Age, Architecture, Civilization, First)

I reluctantly left the series because a) my age. I'm 68 tomorrow and time is very precious for me to spend time at home with my family and especially with the grandchildren. They're aged 7 and 5. After three years I became homesick for my home.
- Richard Briers
(Keywords: Family, Home, Time, Age, Tomorrow, Years)

I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Technology, Age, Hate, Television)

It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age, she looks like a female impersonator. Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators, in our time.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Time, Age, Mind, Tragedy, Woman)

At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time, and I've got too much unfinished work to do to spend even a minute talking about myself.
- Benny Carter
(Keywords: Work, Age, Time, Possession, Talking)

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Keywords: Age, Middle age, Romantic)

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you.
- Bennett Cerf
(Keywords: Age, Middle age, Old)

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social Security and Medicare to provide for old age. They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Faith, Medical, Age, Ability, Old, Public, Security)

I don't think at my age... you can start ruling people out in politics.
- Kenneth Clarke
(Keywords: Politics, Age, People)

I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
- George Clooney
(Keywords: Life, Age, Friends)

And almost every one, when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him.
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Keywords: God, Age, Disease)

Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Age, Middle age, Opera)

Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Age, Middle age, Mourning, Youth)

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman
(Keywords: Age, Change, Middle age, Mind)

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Dreams, Age, Being, Past, Pretty)

I became very successful at a young age... I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it.
- Claire Danes
(Keywords: Power, Age, Idea, Successful, Focus)

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day
(Keywords: Age, Middle age, Youth)

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Men, Age, Genius, Events, Present)

I consider the 70s to be the youth of old age. So all you women out there who are afraid of getting older, just keep your orgasms in place, eat a lot of vegetables, take exercise, and you'll be fine.
- Betty Dodson
(Keywords: Women, Age, Exercise, Old, Youth)

I didn't come east of the Mississippi for the first time in my life until I was 26 years of age, but I knew. I read magazines, I listened to radio, I watched television. I knew there was something out there, and I wanted a part of it.
- Sam Donaldson
(Keywords: Life, Time, Age, First, Television, Years)

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
- John Donne
(Keywords: God, Age, War, Justice, Sickness)

It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open.
- Trevor Dunn
(Keywords: Music, Age, Learning, Listening, Open)

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Age, Women, Fear, Living, Middle age, Reason, Worth, Years, Youth)

I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age.
- James Ellroy
(Keywords: Age, Focus, Hurt, Middle age, Stress, Want)

I get a lot from all young people. I make movies for young people. If I made pictures for people my age, no one would see them. I hang with young people all the time.
- Robert Evans
(Keywords: Movies, Time, Age, People)

I think God just died of old age. And, when I realized that he wasn't any more, it didn't shock me. It seemed natural and right!
- Frances Farmer
(Keywords: God, Age, Old)

On the other hand, I think it is wonderful for everyone to take ballet classes, at any age. It gives you a discipline, it gives you a place to go. It gives you some control in your life.
- Suzanne Farrell
(Keywords: Life, Age, Control, Discipline, Ballet)

Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.
- William Feather
(Keywords: Men, Women, Lie, Age, Income)

It's completely different to work with a woman that is my age, maybe younger.
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Keywords: Work, Age, Woman)

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Keywords: Love, Age, May, Old)

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Dad, Work, Age, Man, Office, Want)

Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining,... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: Car, People, Age, Complaining, Old, Talk)

My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.
- Tom Glazer
(Keywords: Dad, Music, Age, Listening, Old, Years)

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Wisdom, Age, Morality, Curiosity, Sense)

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, "Why not?" and the other, "Why bother?"
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Age, Life, Time, Middle age, Saying)

People are naming it the Third Wave, the Information Age, etc. but I would say those are basically technological descriptions, and this next shift is not about technology - although obviously it will be influenced and in some cases expressed by technologies.
- Paul Hawken
(Keywords: Technology, Age, People, Information, Will)



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