Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
– Charles M. Schulz
Old age and aging is a time of great gathering, a time of sifting and a time of reaping the rewards of forgotten and neglected experience. Contemporary society worships youth: it worships strength; it worships image. It has a whole ideology of externality and it has no refined sense of the subtlety of the soul, the secrecy of the heart. Especially, it has no sensitivity of these interim regions where the great gatherings happen in human life.
– John O’Donohue
There’s to be a film about my life. I can give this as an exclusive now. Meryl Streep was offered the part but, no, I wanted Kate Winslet. Kylie Minogue is playing me in middle age. In old age, I’m not sure who’s going to play me. I haven’t got there yet. Perhaps Cate Blanchett. Or Jacki Weaver.
– Barry Humphries