Quotations on Old

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As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Fact, Man, Old, Preparation)

When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.
- Chinua Achebe
(Keywords: People, Old, Sweetness, Words)

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: People, Old, Walking, Windows, Years)

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Keywords: Heart, Columbus, Fire, Old, World)

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)

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Exercise, Horses, Old, Order)

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Comfort, Day, Honor, May, Old, Years)

Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118 years old.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Now, Old, Will, Years)

Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Son, Hair, Old, Question, Years)

But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town. They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Court, Old, Tennis, Years)

I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Father, First, Longing, Old, Song, Years)

It's not like my old self - I'm not in character anymore, I'm me. I'm not hiding behind that anymore.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Character, Old, Self)

'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old.
- Alcaeus
(Keywords: Man, Old, Wrath)

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Company, May, Old, Years)

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Keywords: Medical, Knowledge, Disease, Old, Physicians, Sense, State)

If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.
- Steve Allen
(Keywords: People, Old, Punishment, states, Tomorrow, United)

My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house, but I really like contemporary spaces too, so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you can do contemporary things.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Chicago, Fun, Old, Space)

Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Guitar, Old, Play, Song, Songs)

I'm an old-timer in the business from the sense that when you do something that you feel good about there might be another person out there who feels the same way, or a hundred or a couple million.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Business, Old, Sense)

The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Importance, Old, Scientists)

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Dying, Moon, Old, Will)

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Age, People, Old, Silly)

I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.
- Elena Anaya
(Keywords: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)

Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Opportunity, Actor, Old, Training, Years)

I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: First, Old, Years)

I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it's in the public arena, but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Home, Work, Old, Public)

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Women, God, Maxim, Obedience, Old, Tyranny)

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Age, Old, Youth)

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Comfort, Deeds, Friends, Old, Poverty, Weakness)

Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid. I want to do things that my daughter can see soon - when she is old enough to know what a movie is.
- David Arquette
(Keywords: Daughter, Kids, Old, Want)

We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Love, Men, Power, Women, Education, Laws, Old, Respect)

I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
- Fred Astaire
(Keywords: Dancing, Man, Old, Want)

When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too.
- Mackenzie Astin
(Keywords: Mother, Brother, Fun, Old, Visit, Years)

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Athenaeus
(Keywords: Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: History, Fact, Old, Opinion, Opinions)

I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
- Clement Attlee
(Keywords: Being, Nations, Old, Wine)

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
- Ausonius
(Keywords: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs.
- Frankie Avalon
(Keywords: Kids, Old, Songs)

What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Nothing, Old, Will, World)

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Adversity, Old, Prosperity)

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)

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Age, Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Age, Man, Old, Will, Years)

People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: People, Old, Wrong)

It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Man, Old, Sin)

Oh, I was completely hooked on movies and plays and theater from the time I was a day old - I was very, very early on in love with movies and I loved plays.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Love, Movies, Time, Day, Old, Theater)

I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Work, Thought, People, Church, Help, Mind, Old, Years)

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Age, Old, Youth)



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