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)

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Life, Gold, Man)

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)

I am not close to retirement. I still have a lot more that I can achieve. There are younger guys coming into F1, but I am not old and I'm not finished.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Old, Retirement)

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)

I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Old, Songs, Years)

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)

I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Old, Vietnam)

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)

You do not boo an Olympic Gold Medalist. I'm the best in the world. I came here for you. You dont' boo me.
- Kurt Angle
(Keywords: Gold, World)

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)

A gold book, fastened together in the shape of a book by wires of the same metal, had been dug up in the northern part of the state of New York, and along with the book an enormous pair of gold spectacles!
- Charles Anthon
(Keywords: Gold, State)

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)

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: American, Fighting, Games, Gold, July, Kids, Will)

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

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Power, Gold, Sense)

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)

Well, in the sense that we do not tour or record together anymore - then I suppose not. But if our old recordings get heard more we shall be delighted.
- Peter Asher
(Keywords: Old, Sense)

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)



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