I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up


We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
      ~ Emily Dickinson

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.
      ~ Lynn Hall, Where Have All the Tigers Gone?, 1989

To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
      ~ Bernard M. Baruch, 1940

I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.
      ~ Chief Justice Earl Warren

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
      ~ Zachary Scott


The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
      ~ Virginia Woolf

As I grow older and older, / And totter toward the tomb, / I find that I care less and less / Who goes to bed with whom.
      ~ Dorothy Sayers

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

There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
      ~ Montaigne

When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
      ~ W. Somerset Maugham

"The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
      ~ Author Unknown

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
      ~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
      ~ Ogden Nash

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
      ~ George Sand

Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
      ~ Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye, 1988

I never feel age...If you have creative work, you don't have age or time.
      ~ Louise Nevelson, 1980

To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.
      ~ Karl von Bonstetten

In youth we learn; in age we understand.
      ~ Ebner-Eschenbach

Added February 19, 2002



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