Quotations on Age

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I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Time, End, English, Language, Prose)

The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Age, Education, Argument, Children, Democracy, First, School)

Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?
- King Abdullah II
(Keywords: Age, People, Humanity, Today)

The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Age, Balance, Individuality, Morals, Nothing, Welfare)

The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Age, Poetry, Reason)

The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Age, Society, Ballads, Nothing, State)

Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.
- Edmond About
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Battle)

Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Actor, English, Language, Man, Now, Talk, Trying)

It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Age, Country, Shakespeare)

You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.
- Victoria Abril
(Keywords: Age, Passion)

It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early.
- Marcel Achard
(Keywords: Home, Marriage, Man, Risk)

And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.
- Kathy Acker
(Keywords: Expectation, Language, Trying)

A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
- Diane Ackerman
(Keywords: Lie, Emotions, Language, Moods)

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)

There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: Age, Life, Day, Man)

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)

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Marriage, Accident, Companionship)

Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Age, Thought, Discipline, Value)

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)

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 is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Age, Censure, Folly, Man, Persecution, Weakness, World)

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Age, Men, Forget, Old)

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Hunger, Language, Poor, Words)

In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Age, Individuality, Question)

By Time and Age full many things are taught.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Age, Time)

Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Gay)

I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Age, Career, Now, Profession)

At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Age, Work, Israel, Land)

Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Camping, Language, Russia, School)

It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Actions, Language, Wrong)

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Time, Language, Rules, Will)

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Fear, Courage, Understanding)

In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Age, Heart, Old)

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)

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Keywords: Age, Heart, Old)

Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Keywords: Age, Books, Day, Now, Praise)

I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language. I was very isolated.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Time, Being, EnglEnglish, First, Friends, Language, Moon)

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

I don't know how one actually would define obscenity. I'm sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in.
- Jane Alexander
(Keywords: Age, Living)

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
- William Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Earth, Forget, Resignation, Snow, Spring)

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Age, Life, Old)

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Age, Old)

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

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)



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