Category Age / Aging

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When we fall in love with someone there’s a moment when we take a picture of that person, an emotional snapshot, that we carry with us forever. If we are lucky, very lucky, the person we fall in love with will always resemble that snapshot. ~ Jim Geoghan

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Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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I finally got my head together, and my body fell apart.

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God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway… The good fortune to run into the ones I do… And the eyesight to tell the difference!

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You know you are getting old if you can remember when Crayola Crayons came in only 8 colors….

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Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end the faster it goes.

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His toupee makes him look twenty years sillier.

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You know you are getting old when you realize that a stamp today costs more than a picture show did when you were a kid.

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You know you’re getting older when you buy trousers with the waist size larger than the length.

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We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. ~ John Updike

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Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.

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How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? – Satchel Paige

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When I was young, I just wanted a BMW. Now that I’m older, I don’t need the W.

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Computer games don’t affect kids. I mean, if PacMan affected us as kids, we’d be running around in darkened rooms munching on pills and listening to repetitive music.

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Oh yeah, life goes on Long after the thrill Of living is gone. ~ John Cougar Mellencamp

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You know you’re getting older when a $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer “pretty good stuff.” You know you’re getting older when all your favorite music is in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart. You know you’re getting older when happy hour is a nap. You know you’re getting older when people call at 9 […]

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First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down. ~ George Burns

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My wild oats have turned to shredded wheat!

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Age is to women like Kryptonite is to Superman. ~ Kathy Lette

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I fear vastly more a futile, incompetent old age than I do any form of death.  ~ William Allen White

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I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.

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I like Florida. Everything is in the 80′s. The temperatures, the ages and the IQ’s. ~ George Carlin

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The idea is to die young as late as possible.

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The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence. ~ Lyman Bryson

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When you win, you’re an old pro; when you lose, you’re an old man.

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The day that you die will be like any other day… only shorter. ~ Samuel Beckett

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Maturity comes  not with age but with the acceptance of responsibility. ~ Edwin Louis Cole

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Maturity is when you quit blaming other people for your problems. ~ Craig Burton

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The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see. ~ Douglas Adams

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I’m not going to make any age-related jokes because I genuinely feel bad about how old you are.

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Getting old is when a narrow waist and a broad mind change places! ~ Alfred E. Neuman

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The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. ~ T. S. Eliot

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I used to think I could pass gas silently until I got my hearing aid.

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Old skiers never die–they just go down hill.

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Now-a-days, the gleam in my eye is from the sun hitting my bifocals.

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My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her right breast. It turned out to be a trick knee. ~ Phyllis Diller

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The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost  

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We experience life as a continuity, and only after it falls away, after it becomes the past, do we see its discontinuities.  The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. ~ Teju Cole  

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Today is the last day of your life, so far.

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You know you’re getting old when people start telling you how young you look.    

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Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever  encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~ Steve Jobs  

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You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger. ~ Robert Paul  

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At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment. ~ Benjamin Franklin  

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Spiritual sloth, or acedia, was known as The Sin of the Middle Ages.  It’s the sin of my middle age, too. ~ Mignon McLaughlin  

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As you get older, don’t let society tell you what you can and can’t do. That’s what arthritis is for.  

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Sometimes I feel old enough to be my own father.  

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You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions.  Refrain therefore a while from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters. ~ Plato  

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Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin. ~ Robert A. Heinlein  

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There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~ Nelson Mandela