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All diseases run into one, old age.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
– Regina Brett
To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude… the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary.
– Ronald Blythe
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
– Roger Zelazny
I’m a very rigorous person. I like to take exercise. People get mired in old age, they get bent and twisted, but I can stop that.
– Ruth Rendell
The fear of old age is something that one feels when they’re younger. Once you get to being old, you’re already there, so you don’t even think about it anymore.
– Paolo Sorrentino
My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people who at last really reach something in their old age, which they absolutely couldn’t ever have done in their youth.
– Robert Wyatt
Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom.
– Wilfred Owen
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
– Theodore Roosevelt
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
– Victor Hugo
The exhaustion of old age is something people who are younger don’t fully appreciate.
– Tony Benn
A woman tells her doctor, ‘I’ve got a bad back.’ The doctor says, ‘It’s old age.’ The woman says, ‘I want a second opinion.’ The doctor says: ‘Okay – you’re ugly as well.’
– Tommy Cooper
I tend not to think about living to some grand old age. Then again, I don’t think about dying, either.
– Stella Young
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
– Thomas Szasz
No lie ever reaches old age.
Over time, Europeans have come to rely on governments to protect them from the rougher facets of private enterprise and to look after them in old age.
– Sri Mulyani Indrawati
I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I’m not old yet!
– Tina Turner
Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
– Sinclair Lewis
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.
– W. Somerset Maugham
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
Most ‘Monty Python’ fans are, of course, baby boomers, who have long been a nostalgic lot and are growing more so as they totter toward old age.
– Terry Teachout
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they’re jokes that don’t make people laugh.
– Simon Le Bon
Just as the blurring between childhood and adulthood has produced the kidult, so the stretching of middle into old age has fostered another peculiar chimera: septuagenarians with apoptosis sporting the depeche mode.
– Will Self
How young can you die of old age?
– Steven Wright
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
Eighteenth-century doctors prescribed sugar pills for nearly everything: heart problems, headache, consumption, labor pains, insanity, old age, and blindness. Hence, the French expression ‘like an apothecary without sugar’ meant someone in an utterly hopeless situation.
– Tom Reiss