1001 Inspiring Quotes about Age

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about age? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 1001 most beautiful age quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Age quotes

Never let your tiny age misguide you to think the time is not yet up. Get up and do it at any age.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.

— Patrick J. Kennedy

I’ve found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age you take care of every day – let the calendar take care of the years.

— Ed Wynn

You say that you don’t care about age and that you’re ready to push the wheelchair and hose down my bum, but how can you be sure?

— Edmund White, Our Young Man

In this metallic age of barbarians, only a relentless cultivation of our ability to dream, to analyse and to captivate can prevent our personality from degenerating into nothing or else into a personality like all the rest.

— Fernando Pessoa

It must be remembered that the forty hour work week until age sixty five was designed by governments and corporations and not the medical profession.

— Steven Magee

Although I’m not an orphan and I can’t lift a horse. I was, however, briefly famous for my feats of strength: at about age 11, I could competitively arm-wrestle a full-grown man.

— Lisa Lutz

No one can turn back the clock. Lie about your age if you want, but we’re all going in the same direction.

— Emma Woolf, The Ministry of Thin

Old age has its compensations. More than ever I see each day as a gift from God. It is also a time to reflect back on God’s goodness over the years and an opportunity to assure others that God truly is faithful to His promises.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.

— Jonathan Swift

Of village: it is not called so because its inhabitants are of higher age on average; in fact, there is no connection between the words “village” and “age” whatsoever.

— Jakub Marian, Improve your English pronunciation and learn over 500 commonly mispronounced words

Growing age can kill the beauty, not the style.

— Amit Kalantri

When our son’s autism was diagnosed at the age of 2, there was no clear prognosis. We didn’t even know if he’d ever learn to talk. But we found talented people to work with him and he improved, slowly at first and then more rapidly.

— Claire Scovell LaZebnik

Anyone who sang the praises of undying love in this day and age belonged to the first rank of hypocrites in Daisuke’s estimate.

— Sōseki Natsume, And Then

Later, Xander said, “It’s not about you, you know. What Mimi hates is how her life has turned out. It isn’t how she thought it would be back when she was your age and on the top of the world.

— Julia Claiborne Johnson, Be Frank With Me

I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.

— Alexander McQueen

Studies conducted in a city in Zimbabwe found that half of reported rape cases involve girls less than 15 years of age and that girls are most vulnerable to sexual abuse by male relatives, neighbors and school teachers.

— Njovana Watts

Talent on its own sat gracefully only on the very young. After a certain age it was what you did with it that counted.

— Liza Cody

My love for ice cream emerged at an early age – and has never left!

— Ginger Rogers

At the age of 46, forgetfulness & confusion had become a daily aspect of life.

— Steven Magee

For an age we stood there like that, me holding him by the collar of his jacket and kissing him for all I was worth, him standing there, hands up like I was frisking him with no idea what to do about it.It. Was. Awesome.

— Rosemary Clement-Moore, Spirit and Dust

Memory haunts me from age to age, and passion leads me by the hand–evil have I done, and with sorrow have I made acquaintance from age to age, and from age to age evil shall I do, and sorrow shall I know till my redemption comes.

— H. Rider Haggard, She

The signature of our eyes, in other words, the way we look never changes even at the age of hundred!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Technology teaches passivity. Absorbed in our devices – at any age – we are absorbed in someone else’s perspective.

— Julia Cameron

Today’s new age parenting guarantees you’ll hear children screaming, whining, and begging for items and attention in an airplane, store or any other public place.

— GloZell

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of polities’. All issues are political issues.

— George Orwell

But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance.

— David Deida, Intimate Communion

Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better. I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn’t trade. Women who lie about their age – ‘why?’

— Demi Moore

I also find it interesting that a lot of people in their 30s are not married and don’t have kids. There are a lot of people in this age bracket that are out there dating and trying to find love. And I never thought that at my age I would be.

— John Stamos

They’re a different generation, those kids; kids that are under the age of twelve. They’re not that impressed by rock music, you know what I mean? They’re like, it’s cool and everything, but whatever. They’re just as impressed by YouTube.

— Frank Black

I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.

— Henri-Frédéric Amiel

The vast majority of incest begins years before the earliest conceivable age of consent. p4

— Judith Lewis Herman, Father-Daughter Incest: With a New Afterword

We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.

— Aldous Huxley

I told Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson, then age 105, that she was the only person over 80 who I’d ever met who never referred to her physical infirmities or health problems. To which she replied, “I have my difficulties; I do not rejoice in them.

— Patricia Mulcahy, It Is Well with My Soul: The Extraordinary Life of a 106-Year-Old Woman

When men age they’re called sophisticated. When women age they ain’t called at all.

— Lois Greiman, Unmanned

In an age of hope men looked up at the night sky and saw “the heavens.” In an age of hopelessness they call it simply “space.

— Peter Kreeft

We’re living in an age in which everything is allowed, and democracy is being devoured and destroyed by that limitless freedom.

— Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.

— Milan Kundera

The human heart at whatever age opens only to the heart that opens in return.

— Maria Edgeworth

My mother sent me to psychiatrists since the age of four because she didn’t think little boys should be sad. When my brother was born, I stared out the window for days. Can you imagine that?

— Andy Kaufman

Guitars have been the obsession of my life. I first picked one up at the age of four and I’ve been a guitar junkie ever since.

— Johnny Marr

Science has given us a great lie. It is this lie that ends the current age of faith in God.

— Compton Gage

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.

— Lillian Gordy Carter

I’m just at the age when time speeds up in an odd way. Do you know what I mean? The winters come closer together and you learn to accept that you’re not special anymore.

— Ann Druyan, A Famous Broken Heart: A Fantasy Novel

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

— Benjamin Franklin

It seemed unreasonable, unfair, that a woman so young and beautiful should be so exhausted. Of course, it was neither unreasonable nor unfair. Exhaustion pays no mind to age and beauty. Like rain and earthquakes and hail and floods.

— Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.

— Cameron Diaz

I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.

— Noam Chomsky

By the age of thirteen, any blossoming girl knows the power she possesses over boys. By the time she’s thirty she’s come to realize men would stoop to fucking chickens under the right circumstances.

— Jack Dancer, Detour Allure

Most straight people, and many gay people, especially those who came of age more recently, don’t understand how momentous and difficult coming out was to men and women of this generation. It seems so obvious now, so banal.

— Christopher Bram, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America

Now is the age of anxiety.

— W. H. Auden

(Answers to life) – You don’t have to have it all figured out by a certain age or time in your life. It will come in bits and pieces along the way.

— Lindsey Rietzsch, Successful Failures: Recognizing the Divine Role That Opposition Plays in Life’s Quest for Success

My theory is that, as with our children, as with every surface of that geodesic dome inside the 8-Ball, every age we’ve ever been is who we are.

— Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

Raped at age nine by a relative and pregnant at 14 Oprah Winfrey, like many others have experienced the wickedness and brutality ofour society. Sadly, it’s an environment where blood lines no longerhold.

— Oche Otorkpa, The Unseen Terrorist

People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar.

— Rick Kaplan

There was never an age in which useless knowledge was more important than in our own.

— Cyril Joad

For life in general there is but one decree: youth is a blunder manhood a struggle old age a regret.

— Benjamin Disraeli

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.

— Mary Wollstonecraft

To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.

— Bernard Baruch

I started working at the age of 2, doing commercials and modeling in New York.

— Nancy McKeon

Try not to be in a hurry to get older because youth happens once in your life. Thereafter, old age stays with you forever.

— Chris Jirika

Gray hair is a sign of age not of wisdom.

— Greek proverb

My age and the ages of my children are imaginary numbers.

— Carol L. Covin

So she learned at the age of almost twenty-six how to kiss a lover. Such kisses involved tongues, lips, taste, feel, and soft, needy noises that had her pressing up into his body and wanting to consume him with her hands and her mouth.

— Grace Burrowes, The Captive

Then there was the war, and I married it because there was nothing else when I reached the age of falling in love.

— Guy Sajer, The Forgotten Soldier

He was not of an age but for all time.

— Ben Jonson

In every age there comes a time when a leader must come forward to meet the needs of the hour. Therefore, there is no potential leader who does not have the opportunity to make a positive difference in society.

— Winston S. Churchill

No book is really worth reading at the age of 10 which is not equally worth reading at the age of 50.

— Gladys M. Hunt, Honey for a Child’s Heart

We live in an age of great jitteriness in the financial markets. And there’s no doubt at all, I think, that the volume of computer-traded stocks has helped contribute to that.

— Robert Harris

With age comes a greater wisdom, an ease and comfort with oneself.

— Cherie Lunghi

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don’t have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison.

— Claude Vorilhon

The modern spirit is a hesitant one. Spontaneity has given way to cautious legalisms, and the age of heroes has been superseded by a cult of specialization. We have no more giants; only obedient ants.

— Roger Lowenstein, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

The great paradox of the 21st century is that, in this age of powerful technology, the biggest problems we face internationally are problems of the human soul.

— Ralph Peters

She did, she really told her. She was pretty scary, actually, ” “The best women always are, love; you don’t get to my age without realizing that.

— Gil McNeil, Needles and Pearls

Every age has its darkness….

— Liz Braswell, As Old as Time

Wisdom is not guaranteed with age but is realized through one’s sensitivity to humanity and the universe

— I. Alan Appt, The Strength in Knowing

Ours must be the first age whose great goal on a nonmaterial plane is not fulfillment but adjustment.

— Louis Kronenberger

No empty words and gestures, but hands filled with hands, hands pointing the way, hands tracing new lines as age slowly creases its course from the corners of my eyes.

— Nolan Liebert, An Alphabet of Embers

Poetry is the guardian of love – constructed from truth it is a bridge that can be crossed from either side and it is oblivious of age or gender

— Rodney Compton

We live in a country where our young ladies who have recently attained the age of puberty cannot afford sanitary pads, but our men and women in public offices have ipads which they do not even know how to use.

— Patrick L.O. Lumumba

I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

— T. S. Eliot

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.

— Malcolm Muggeridge

When kids are young, before the age of ten, there is a critical window of opportunity when their habits and motivations can be influenced.

— Richard Attias

Sometimes I wish I could just be like everyone else my age and not think at all.

— Julia Karr, XVI

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.

— Peace Pilgrim

I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me, dying off very gradually one by one. And here was a plague that cut them off so early.

— Thom Gunn

Mary, it must be remembered, was very nearly of the same age as Frank; but, as I and others have so often said before, ‘Women grow on the sunny side of the wall.

— Anthony Trollope, Dr. Thorne

In his late forties, an age when men settle to comforts and seek a firm base, Paul began his roughest travels.

— John Charles Pollock, The Apostle: The Life of Paul

It was from a very young age that I fell in love with this wonderful artifact–the turn of the first page is almost like a sacred ritual to me. Whenever I walk into a library, it is never without some degree of reverence.

— Lang Leav, Lullabies

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.

— Miguel de Unamuno

Old age is Satan’s last chance to blow us off course.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

In an age that valued prolonged and detailed exposition, complexity, and repetition it was astonishing that Luther should have instinctively discerned the value of brevity.

— Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation

We live through evolution ourselves, each of us, progressing through different apprehensions of the world, at each age forgetting the last age, every previous mind erased. We no longer see the same world at all.

— David Vann, Aquarium

I experience the age I am now as an age at which I must ensure that I already am what I insist or believe I am going to be.

— Justin Smith

I feel like old age in America is a very sad thing. I have been many different places around the world where getting older is something you look forward to.

— Alice Waters

I think the only time I show my emotions and anger is on the cricket field; otherwise, I’ve mellowed down. And with age, I think, with age you always end up mellowing down.

— Gautam Gambhir

Life was less of a mystery for every digit that age handed over to him. Time, however, became more cryptic and dealt in destructive consequences.

— Gayendra Abeywardane, Crocodile Chamber

Here’s my question: What age are you when you’re in Heaven?

— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Every time I see something terrible, it’s like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.

— Ralph Nader

Doesn’t seem quite real. It’s not meaningful. I can’t quite imagine myself being 73. That’s the age my father was! [Laughter.] How can I be his age? It’s weird.

— Don DeLillo

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

— Brigitte Bardot

You would think, ‘ Aedan said, ‘that I’d feel good about this-I’ve grown while he, my old enemy, has shrunk. Yet all I feel is a terrible ache. I pity him, that he has been called by age to surrender his strength.

— Jonathan Renshaw, Dawn of Wonder

The age of recalcitrance is over. The best solution is no longer just to regurgitate a 19th-century design.

— Thom Mayne

All religions must be made child-proof. Our teachers’ unions have done good work in this field, K through 12. Delaying first communions and bar mitzvahs until age 21 would be another positive step.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Here comes 40. I’m feeling my age and I’ve ordered the Ferrari. I’m going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.

— Keanu Reeves

I think the institute of marriage is a noble thing. The idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.

— Debra Messing

No age or time of life no position or circumstance has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!

— Anonymous

Middle age is when anything new in the way you feel is most likely a symptom.

— Laurence J. Peter

By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.

— Janet Jackson

William Shakespeare: You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

— Marc Norman, Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay

You may never live long enough to discover who you are, but by the time you reach middle age you will hopefully realize who you are not.

— James Rozoff

The teacher’s life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

— William Osler

The materialistic view of happiness of our age starkly revealed in our understanding of the word “luxury.

— Alain de Botton

Digital is the age of innovation because creativity is about connecting the dots in the wider scope.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

My age makes him nervous and shamey, cause his eyes keep heading southwards and then back up, guilty. I can tell I can make his eyes swirl and that’s just about all I want to do.

— Andrea Portes, Hick

I was far from being a child prodigy, and yet I learnt relativity at the age of 15!

— Ray d’Inverno

Supporting myself at an early age was the best training for life I could have possibly received.

— Lea Thompson

I was named after my Jewish grandfather who left Poland early in the 20th century. What I knew from an early age was that he had lived most of his life in England, his Jewish wife had died, and he married a non-Jewish woman who was my grandmother.

— Morris Gleitzman

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

— Josh Billings

The editorial job has become unlike the ancient age when one judged what one read a job of making judgements on outlines ideas reputations previous books scenarios treatments talk and promises.

— Sam Vaughan

After supper they saw Kaluka to the boardwalk, and then strolled back along the beach to Asbury. The evening sea was a new sensation, for all its color and mellow age was gone, and it seemed the bleak waste that made the Norse sagas sad.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Old age is no place for sissies.

— Bette Davis

Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty?

— Patrick Henry

Old age is catching up with me, or am I catching up with it?

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

At a certain age almost all the questions a person asks him or herself are really just about one thing: how should you live your life?

— Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie var här

We are in the first age since the dawn of civilization in which people have dared to think it practicable to make the benefits of civilization available to the whole human race.

— Arnold Toynbee

No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12.

— Rowan Atkinson

One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic.

— Robert Musil

Grief is exhausting. When you learn – maybe through my age or experience – trying to harness the energy, whatever it is, muted energy or a concentration to find yourself in a place? You try to use it for when it’s really necessary and can arrive.

— Ciaran Hinds

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.

— Karl Marx

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

— Matthew Arnold

I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.

— Elizabeth Taylor

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

— Oprah Winfrey

Zeb was kindergarten teacher–a good one. I always thought it was because he was the same emotional age as his students.

— Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

— Plato

The love story for me was the nature of the love and not the age of the lovers.

— Kate Capshaw

Communication is now often experienced as a superhuman phenomenon that towers above individuals. A new generation has come of age with a reduced expectation of what a person can be, and of who each person might become.

— Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

It seems this is an age of clever critics who keep bewailing the fact that there are no works worthy of criticism.

— Sylvia Plath

Idiocy in the modern age isn’t an all-encompassing, twenty-four-hour situation for most people. It’s a condition that everybody slips into many times a day. Life is just too complicated to be smart all the time.

— Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle’s-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions

…How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?””In my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a maiden’s mouth around my cock, at the age of eighty, ” he replied.

— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

If people respect your age and not your personality, then it’s time for you to do some urgent introspection.

— Amit Kalantri

When men grow virtuous in their old age they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil’s leavings.

— Jonathan Swift

The age of the Earth is a hotly debated issue among evangelicals. Old Earthers believe, like most scientists, that the universe is billions of years old. Young Earthers measure the age of the universe in terms of thousands of years.

— Norman Geisler

The poetical language of an age should be the current language heightened.

— Gerard Manley Hopkins

Tiger Woods was a month away from 34 years of age when his debutantes began turning up in the news. He was a grown man with a wife and two children. Well, we supposed he had a wife, but that was before we learned she was only an ornament.

— Dan Jenkins

Nothing can age a dragon, but you just might be the exception.

— Erin Kellison, Awakened by Fire

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

— Charles Dickens

We live in an age of mediocrity.

— Lauren Bacall

It was the age of confidence. Arrogance was epidemic.

— David Laskin, The Children’s Blizzard

At my age flowers scare me.

— George Burns

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

— Simone de Beauvoir

We were really grown up for our age and it was an incredible special band.

— Joan Jett

Being your age is hard enough without having to act it.

— P.K. Shaw

I fear that we live in an ahistorical age in which we believe that we are so wise that we no longer need the lessons of the past, perhaps most disturbingly of all that technology has put us beyond the lessons of the past.

— J. Rufus Fears, Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise.

— Margaret Atwood

I just meant maybe you could set here and drink one of em with me.He squinted at her. You ever notice how women have trouble takin no for a answer? I think itstarts about age three.What about men?They get used to it. They better.

— Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.

— Frederick Jackson Turner

We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45…

— Frances McDormand

Your age is measured by your dreams not by the years.

— Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

The best life you can have as you get into old age is good food, good teeth to eat it with, and few worries when you go to bed at night.

— Amy Tan, The Valley of Amazement

I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.

— Anne Burrell

My father was sleepless most of his life. So by the age of five, I was awake with him all night long, watching bad television or we’d lie in the same bed, and I’d read my comic books while he read his latest spy or mystery novel.

— Sherman Alexie

A lot of movie stars are not great actors; they’re just very good-looking. And when they start to age and they don’t have the looks any more, then it’s over.

— Michael Caine

Ideas either age like fine wine or rot like potatoes over time.

— Pawan Mishra

This is the first convention of the space age – where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

— David Brinkley

I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself.

— Johnny Winter

From a pretty early age, my mother realized that I was a little bit more gifted and talented than my own age group. So, she moved me over to play with the boys’ travel soccer team when I was about 11 years old.

— Abby Wambach

– Boys my age are boring. They have nothing to say and half of them seem like complete idiots.I was going to say that they didn’t improve with age but didn’t want to spoil her illusions.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I hadn’t been able to trust since the age of four. I was torn between wanting to be cradled and telling the world to go fuck itself, and those were opposite sides of the same coin.

— Betsy Lerner, Food and Loathing: A Life Measured Out in Calories

I dated a guy for over a year who lied about his age the entire time. I found out after the fact and couldn’t believe it! I even threw him a birthday party for the wrong age… I couldn’t get over how hard he had tried to keep it a secret!

— Kirsten Prout

You do know, I hope, that no man under the age of forty can even approach fascinating.

— Tasha Alexander, A Fatal Waltz

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

— Tom Stoppard

People who boast about age are actually forgetting something special. Age is not barrier to or elevator to success that’s the job of vision.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

This age is interested in success, not suffering . . . Our Lord was ridiculed, insulted, persecuted, and eventually killed. In the face of opposition, He went about “doing good.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Those who succeed in an outstanding way seldom do so before the age of 40. More often, they do not strike their real pace until they are well beyond the age of 50.

— Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age. Men and women garner these kisses, offer them to others and then die in turn.

— Guy de Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One

Your youth is certainly finished and old age has definitely arrived if you feel that you are losing enthusiasm, excitement and energy towards your dreams and goals.

— Amit Kalantri

I knew what I wanted to do in sport from the age of nine.

— Magdalena Neuner

Old age isn’t a battle

— old age is a massacre.

In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of ‘Who do you think you are?’

— Lady Gaga

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver’s license age than at voting age.

— Marshall McLuhan

All young people worry about things, it’s a natural and inevitable part of growing up, and at the age of sixteen my greatest anxiety in life was that I’d never again achieve anything as good, or pure, or noble, or true, as my O-level results.

— David Nicholls, Starter for Ten

Currently, the average age of exposure to hardcore pornography is 9 years old. None of this can be good for anyone… except the sex industry.

— Guy Noland

I had just turned thirty. That was enough in itself to be depressed about. I never thought I would be this age and feel this worthless. I was supposed to be “somebody.” I guess you could say I was slightly disappointed at the outcome.

— Brenda Perlin, Shattered Reality

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

— Walter Scott

The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.

— Gail Sheehy

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

— Salvador Dalí

I believe in the possibility of positive change at every age and every stage of life. Your whole life is ahead of you.

— Eleanor Brownn

Wherefore the present age is given up as a reproach to the heathen, and for what cause the people whom thou hast loved is given over unto ungodly nations?!

— Compton Gage

I was famous from the age of 13, and after a while you become immune to it – in a good way. You look at positives and what you can do with it.

— A. R. Rahman

I just fell into the job as a fashion editor at a teen magazine. I was there for two years, and I left there as a senior fashion editor at the age of 25.

— Rachel Zoe

In an age of rust, she comes up stainless steel

— M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts

This late age of the world’s experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears.

— Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Up until age 40, most men are just not as mature as women. So, it makes sense that a lot of women date up in age a bit.

— Patti Stanger

Each moment of the happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

— Aphra Behn, The Younger Brother; Or, the Amorous Jilt

It is quite wrong to think of old age as a downward slope. On the contrary one climbs higher and higher with the advancing years and that too with surprising strides.

— George Sand

Old age is not a limitation or that your time have expired. Retirement is not that you are tired.You have more experience

— Ikechukwu Joseph, Discovering Yourself

Old age is a time of humiliations the most disagreeable of which for me is that I cannot work long at sustained high pressure with no leaks in concentration.

— Igor Stravinsky

Far too many times over the next 12 to 15 years, it was brought to my attention that people who followed my exercise guidelines exactly but ignored their diet, their weight and their cigarette smoking had heart attacks at age 55.

— Kenneth H. Cooper

It has been suggested at various times that I should start an operation in the United Kingdom but – bearing in mind my age and medical history – I think this would be not a very sensible way to go forward.

— Martin Fleischmann

In a general sense, I admit to valuing the worldviews of men under the age of 40 and women over the age of 30.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

It is often the case with finer natures that when the fire of the spirit dies out with increasing age the power of the intellect is unaltered or increased.

— Margaret Gatty

If old age is good for anything it’s good for being generous.

— William Kuhn, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we’re all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.

— Peter Ustinov

One of the first steps to successful leadership is to forget your age and remember your dream.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder: Leadership Ideas from Successful Global Leaders

Chana knows, I wondered sometimes how I raised that child without strangling her. By age six, [Jasnah] was pointing out my logical fallacies as I tried to get her to go to bed on time.

— Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

At the age of my play this country gave me a stone on my head.

— Tanmaya Guru

I was a surf bum wannabe. I left home at age 17 and moved to Southern California to try to take up surfing as a vocation, but this was in 1964, and there was this nasty little thing called the Vietnam War. As a result, I got drafted.

— Craig Venter

It is not age but experience that brings wisdom.

— Jeffrey Fry

At the age of nineteen, on my own initiative and at my own expense, I raised an army by means of which I restored liberty4 to the republic, which had been oppressed by the tyranny of a faction.

— Augustus, Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Folks double my age and older often run down a conversation tracking a vanishing world that will, with the passing of their memory, vanish entirely.

— Charles D’Ambrosio

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of things that are to be.

— Adlai Stevenson

The secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

All my early school reports from the age of 5 were ‘Daniel must learn not to distract others.’

— Dan Stevens

Apart from being dead its going to be necessary to die. And I’m dealing at the moment with the realization that at my age there is absoutely no way in which I can skirt the matter and come out on the other side.

— Nathaniel Tarn

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Old age is an island surrounded by death.

— Juan Montalvo

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.

— Johan Huizinga

Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

— Aphra Behn

Abigail Adams is willing to risk her son’s exposure to danger in Europe so that he can be at his fathers side, at an age where he can “most benefit from his father’s example and precepts.

— Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

At an age when most children are playing hopscotch or with their dolls, you, poor child, who had no friends or toys, you toyed with dreams of murder, because that is a game to play alone.

— Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit and Three Other Plays

Old age is a shipwreck.

— Charles de Gaulle

What do you fear, lady?” [Aragorn] asked. “A cage, ” [Éowyn] said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Youth and age touch only the surface of our lives.

— C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.

— Bo Bennett

In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn’t know.

— Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

— Phyllis Diller

It really doesn’t bother me, ” she said. “I’ve always thought it stupid to try to hide your age, or to pretend to be younger than you are. Denying your age is like denying your life.

— Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Fencing Master

Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate.

— Seneca

When you are young, do not get involved in steady dating. When you reach an age where you think of marriage, then is the time to become so involved.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

I’ve always looked like this—in between. Is there ever an age when a person looks exactly like themselves?

— Christopher Bollen, Orient

Adults always teased me about having boyfriends, but there was an age where it was no longer a joke, the idea that boys might actually want you.

— Emma Cline, The Girls

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face the friends the health and the children you have earned.

— Fay Weldon

With age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes age. I guess I too am growing older.

— Amanda L. Moritz, Called to Midnight

I didn’t know then that young girls were a sort of poison, infectious to the man of age; and that men of age justly take woman of age to cure themselves of the diseases of youth.

— Roman Payne

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.

— Helen Hayes

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.

— George Burns

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Shaga: How would you like to die, little man?Tyrion: In my bed, at the age of eighty with a belly full of wine and a woman’s mouth around my cock.

— George R.R. Martin

During my completely soul-shredding midlife crisis at the age of twenty-eight, I felt sure I had peaked too soon.

— Jennifer Harrison, Write like no one is reading

When I started go-karting at the age of six, I always dreamt of becoming a Formula One driver.

— Heikki Kovalainen

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

— Margaret Atwood

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues….

— George Orwell, Why I Write

She was born in the year of our Lord only knows. The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They are added to other women’s.

— Diane de Poitiers

The vaunted experience of age was perhaps only a matter of wounds and scarring — that young minds to old minds might be as young bodies to old bodies: stronger, more vital, less twisted by damage.

— Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars

Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment

— Thomas Jefferson

When I was in my teens, I made an appraisal of how comfortable my life could turn out when I became the age I am now. Because of a mechanical failure, the prediction was inexact.

— Arthur Nersesian, The Fuck-Up

We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings… Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.

— John Updike

Hearts know nothing of time-not age or length of acquaintance. They know only what they need.

— Jayne Rylon, Driven

Umm, how old are you?” Alexis asked, a little hesitant to answer before making sure he wasn’t a minor.“Twenty-one, but age is just a number, ” the guy responded.

— Lindsay Chamberlin, The Shoreline

Every age has found some alternative to American values appealing. The number of Western intellectuals enamored of fascism and all the various expressions of Marxism was legion.

— Dennis Prager

I was already, I think, at the age of 18, showing signs of being incompetent in the lab.

— Peter Higgs

After 12 years, the old butterflies came back. Well, I guess at my age you call them moths.

— Franco Harris

Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.

— Epicurus

I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time.

— Greer Garson

The new age of terrorism isn’t on the battlefield: it’s in your own backyard. Whether it’s at a concert in France or a restaurant in the United States, terrorism doesn’t have to happen in a military installation by any stretch of the imagination.

— Bill Goldberg

Old age breeds the miracle of recall. You have no short-term memory atall; you can’t remember what you did minutes ago, but you can recall with exquisite clarity what you did on your fifth birthday and how it all felt.

— Vicki Covington, Bird of Paradise

In an age of immediacy the idea of waiting sounds hopelessly outdated. But that said, there is something to be said about anticipation…

— Maxwell Rivera

When we age we shed many skins: ego, arrognace, dominance, self-opionated, unreliable, pessimism, rudeness, selfish, uncaring … Wow, it’s good to be old!

— Stephen Richards

Eight: the age of exploration, of ghosts and secret forays; the age at which a mystery lurks behind every curtain and every armoire opens into a magical world, which you may enter at any time, but who knows when you will return.

— Carmen Posadas, Little Indiscretions

People gossip. People are insecure, so they talk about other people so that they won’t be talked about. They point out flaws in other people to make them feel good about themselves. I think at any age or any social class, that’s present.

— Blake Lively

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.

— Tom Lehrer

For a little while, hope made a show of reviving-not with any reason to back it, but only because it is its nature to revive when the spring has not been taken out of it by age and familiarity with failure.

— Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.

— Robert Jordan

From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.

— Adam Clayton

I wish I had thrown out the bathroom scale at age 16. Weighing yourself every morning is like waking up and asking Dick Cheney to validate your sense of inner worth.

— Anne Lamott

Everyone should be forcibly transplanted to another continent from their family at the age of three.

— Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

Every age fraught with discord and danger seems to spawn a leader meant only for that age, a political giant whose absence, in retrospect, seems inconceivable when the history of that age is written.

— Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

It’s a fallacy to believe that age in itself brings wisdom, but one thing it infallibly brings is experience.

— Gillian Linscott, Holmes for the Holidays

It would be so great to have someone my own age to talk to, even if it was just about books.

— Alex Flinn, Beastly

I absolutely don’t relate to being beaten down my whole life – I had amazing opportunities at a young age – but there is still in many, many people’s minds the notion that I’ll never be able to escape Harry Potter.

— Daniel Radcliffe

There is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime. That is not an exaggeration.

— John Baker

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.

— J. B. Priestley

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

She shook her head, and we parted, kissing, as the first beams from the sun burst forth behind us. When I returned to my bedroom, the scent of her hair remained on my pillow. For the first time in my life, at the age of twenty-five, I was in love.

— James Russell Lingerfelt, The Mason Jar

The pride of the digital age is not just in the possession of innovative tools but the ability to skillfully connect with humans behind them

— Bernard Kelvin Clive

Study until twenty-five investigation until forty profession until sixty at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

— William Osier

Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.

— Bob Ehrlich

Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Yes, our old age is not going to be sunny orchard drowse. By shutting down the fire curtain, though, I find I can live in the moment; which is good; why yield a moment to regret or envy or worry? Why indeed? (24 December 1940)

— Virginia Woolf, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Five: 1936-1941

We stand at the onset of a great age of adventure—and always shall, so long as we keep doing science.

— Timothy Ferris

One question that often comes up is why, in this age of blogs and tweets and instant digital communication of all kinds, it still takes so long to publish a book.

— Erik Larson

Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.

— Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher

I reflected how easy it is for a man to reduce women of a certain age to imbecility. All he has to do is give an impersonation of desire, or better still, of secret knowledge, for a woman to feel herself a source of power.

— Anita Brookner, Dolly

For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.

— Demi Moore

Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in ‘Black Mask’ magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world.

— Charles Frazier

Raising a child is a time of RAPID CHANGE! From the ages of 0 to 19, a PARENT can age over 30 years!

— Tanya Masse

It’s getting better generally, daily, especially in TV, for women in acting; and age and looks count less. As more women come into the business. Change of any sort takes a long time to happen.

— Julie Walters

Empathy is key in the design process, especially when you start expanding outside of your comfort zone to new languages, cultures, and age groups. If you try to assume what those people want, you’re likely to get it wrong.

— Mike Krieger

One’s age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.

— Thomas Arnold

This is how early age people heard music, not through their ears above the cacophony of modern life but directly from the universe into their souls.

— Bryan Islip, Like an Angel Sings

It is better to die honorably and render yourself immortal than live to old age and fade to dust.

— Livia Blackburne, Daughter of Dusk

Each age selects its own geniuses from the past to suit its own needs. It’s always been that way.

— Seb Kirby, Take No More

This is peculiarly an age in which each of us may, if he do but search diligently, find the literature suited to his mental powers.

— P.G. Wodehouse, Something New

The age of some women is like the speedometer on a used car – you know it’s set back but you don’t know how far.

— Anonymous

I was used, fucked, broken, toyed with and violated from the age of six.

— James Rhodes, Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication, and Music

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age. But to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.

— Plato, The Republic

I think we’re moving toward a world where all the consumers under a certain age will probably tend to identify more with their consumer status or with the products they consume then they would with … any sort of antiquated notion of nationality.

— Gibson, William

The information age is so psychotic – without the cell phone and Internet, I would be drama free right now.

— Lauren Barnholdt, Two-Way Street

It’s trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it’s wrong to think this means there is some kind of uniform world culture.

— Norman Spinrad

At the age of 16, my father’s father dropped dead of a heart attack. And I think it changed the course of his life, and he became fascinated with death. He then became a medical doctor and obviously fought death tooth and nail for his patients.

— Sally Mann

We are always the same age inside.

— Gertrude Stein

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young…

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Old age is when you know all the answers but nobody asks you the questions.

— Laurence J. Peter

The devil doesn’t care about your age when he wants to destroy you, neither does God when He is about to save you.

— Alin Sav

Every age can be enchanting provided you live within it.

— Brigitte Bardot

Little James Herondale, age two, was in fact holding a dagger quite well. He stabbed it into a sofa cushion, sending out a burst of feathers. “Ducks, ” he said, pointing at the feathers.

— Cassandra Clare, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

I started to travel like this at the age of 15 so for me, it’s normal. Some days you get tired and you feel, ‘I want to stay at home a little bit more, ‘ but it’s only the moment.

— Rafael Nadal

Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character.

— James Joyce, Ulysses

it does not count a day if you do not learn something new from it , its not nice to become old in years while your true age is only a few days

— alaa zabaneh

We live, I regret to say, in an age of surfaces

— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age ask them how they would like to life in a stationary one and do without change.

— George Bernard Shaw

In this age where people can become famous without doing anything, we are now encouraging a literary and publishing atmosphere where you must become famous before you can do anything.

— Daniel R. Thorne

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.

— Anne Bradstreet

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone’s neurosis, and we’d have mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a happy bunch of chuckleheads.

— William Styron

Even though the world hails Joan of Arc as some sort of hero, which she undoubtedly was, what pains me the most is that her pathological condition ultimately led to her demise at the age of only nineteen.

— Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

I will age for you, if it pleases you. I will match you, wrinkle for wrinkle, grey hair for grey hair, crease for crease, wrinkle for wrinkle. You will be so beautiful when you are old.

— Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

Zsa Zsa Gabor when asked which of the Gabor women was the oldest said “She’ll never admit it but I believe it is Mama.” When men grow virtuous in their old age they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil’s leavings.

— Jonathan Swift

I knew from the age of 16 that I wanted to be a writer because I just didn’t think I could do anything else. So I read and read and wrote short stories and dreamed of escape.

— Paul Auster

I am not a big technology person. I don’t go on the Internet really much at all. Drawing is like a zen thing; it’s private, which in this day and age is harder to come by.

— Tim Burton

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

— Albert Camus

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

— John Lennon

Old age is the new childhood.

— Hanif Kureishi, The Nothing

The age of the skyscraper is gone. This is the age of the housing project. Which is always a prelude to the age of the cave.

— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Ironically your greatest spiritual asset is what appears to be your greatest obstacle: your obsession with yourself. Today we live in the age of individualism. – Richard Harvey

— Richard Harvey

I think we live in an age of increasing mediocrity.

— Dick Cavett

We are in the age of achievements provided we are adequately informed. we are not too young to make a difference nor too old to chart a new course

— Sesan Kareem

I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.

— John Henrik Clarke

I miss being the age when I thought I’d have my shit together by the time I was the age I am now..

— k.j. force

Once you find love, you find it. There isn’t an age on love.

— Candace Cameron Bure

you have to come of age when it’s your time. If you try to rush it or put it off, it only gets you into trouble.

— Donna Clayton, Mountain Laurel

I hope I look as good as my mother does when I reach the age she says she isn’t.

— Anonymous

I’m at an age where my back goes out more than I do.

— Phyllis Diller

I am involved in a lot of nonprofits. And when I reached the ripe old age of 60, I wanted to provide leadership to some I had been involved in.

— David Rubenstein

In an age of specialization people are proud to be able to do one thing well, but if that is all they know about, they are missing out on much else life has to offer.

— Dennis Flanagan

With age comes common sense and wisdom.

— Nas

China is the same age as I am, and even I have to admit that she wears it better!” He laughed, then stopped and peered at her. “Because I’m a skeleton” he explained.

— Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

Boys my age with whom, in spite of everything, I was obliged to mix occasionally, mocked me.

— Samuel Beckett, First Love and Other Novellas

As in the case of wines that improve with age the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.

— Cicero

In this age of humanism, man is seduced by society with the lie that he can become his own god . . . the New Age movement is polluted with self and it will never bow before God—at least not until Christ returns.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

— Princess Diana

Imagine the message that sent to my sister and me. A cousin violates us, confesses, and walks away with barely a slap on the wrist. I learned at a young age that if I was ever going to see justice for the wrongs done to me, I had to find it myself.

— Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

Cleanliness is a freedom movement for an aspiring Nation. Culture of cleanliness will influence the heygine, health, asthetics and natural setting of the nation, which is a new age currency of a country.

— Vishwas Chavan

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.

— Paul Cezanne

When you are busy with living your life, age can never find you to make her mark.

— Debasish Mridha

Those of little understanding say the world will soon end. It is the current age that is coming to an end. The end of this age is the beginning of the next.

— Compton Gage

She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age.

— C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

I’m a ’70s mom, and my daughter is a ’90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.

— Florence Henderson

It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera.

— Luciano Pavarotti

Middle age is when you have met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else and usually is.

— Ogden Nash

From the age of six I wanted to be an artist. At that point I meant a painter, but it turned out what I really meant was I was someone who was very interested in watching the world and making copies of it.

— Reynolds Price

I have always loved fairy tales, even now at the age when I am supposed to be too grown up and cynical for them.

— Claire Wong, The Runaway

. . . the mysteries, on belief in which theology would hang the destinies of mankind, are cunningly devised fables whose origin and growth are traceable to the age of Ignorance, the mother of credulity.

— Edward Clodd

It’s amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.

— M.H. Abrams

In this day and age we care more about our pride than our lives.

— Jonathan Anthony Burkett

Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom.

— Wilfred Owen

I really think we should pass a law in every state, I don’t care whether it takes the independence away from an old person or not. You shouldn’t be driving a car if you’re over the age of 80. Maybe even less than that.

— Evel Knievel

We live in an age when the traditional great subjects – the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism – are daily devalued by commercial art.

— Andy Warhol

Since the age of five I had been one of those people who was an indefatigable reader, more inclined to go off by myself with a book than do any of the dozens of things that children usually do to amuse themselves. I never aged out of it.

— Anna Quindlen, Imagined London: A Tour of the World’s Greatest Fictional City

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

— Andre Maurois

The quicker we get rid of the lobby system the better for all of us. I don’t think in this day and age it is tenable to have these nods and winks, and on-the-record and off-the-record briefings.

— Charles Kennedy

Looking for Truth is not some kind of spazzy free-for-all, not even during this, the great age of the spazzy free-for-all.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

For the unlearned old age is winter for the learned it is the season of the harvest.

— Hasidic saying

There’s something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.

— Michael Hutchence

Perhaps it wasn’t age but what you were capable of, the lengths to which you were willing to go to get what you wanted, that mattered most.

— Anna Jarzab, Tether

Each moment of a happy love’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

— Aphra Behn

Most poetry in the modern age has retreated to the private sphere, turning its back on the political realm.

— Terry Eagleton

Life is most transfixing when you are awake to diversity, not only of ethnicity, ability, gender, belief, and sexuality but also of age and experience. The worst mistake anyone can make is to perceive anyone else as lesser.

— Andrew Solomon

At the age of eight, I discovered that I could write songs. My dad used to take them to the notary and register them so that nobody could steal them from me.

— Shakira

I look at other people my age in this industry, other famous people my age, and they’ve just got famous friends. Which is cool, but I love being normal and just chilling at mine.

— Maisie Williams

The heads of strong old age are beautiful / Beyond all grace of youth

— Robinson Jeffers

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

— J. K. Rowling

Youth is the most suitable age to enjoy the life completely or to work diligently for the life, what you decide makes your rest of the life ordinary or legendary respectively.

— Amit Kalantri

A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience.

— Diane Keaton

This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it’s related primarily to the obesity problem.

— Judy Davis

Not all the ravages caused by our merciless age are tangible ones. The subtler forms of destruction, those involving only the human spirit, are the most to be dreaded.

— Paul Bowles, The Spider’s House

Not even old age knows how to love death.

— Sophocles

Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate – A thousand years of Middle Life.

— Carolyn Wells

Some places will, however, be left behind. Not every city will succeed, because not every city has been adept at adapting to the age of information, in which ideas are the ultimate creator of wealth.

— Edward Glaeser, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

— Bill Vaughn

People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.

— Emily Blunt

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.

— Harold Coffin

What the collective age wants allows and approves is the perpetual holiday from the self.

— Thomas Mann

The new disease of our age is being OK doing everything at exactly the same time.

— Nigel Cumberland, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living

I believe that investing in our children’s development from the earliest age is the single most important contribution we can make to the health and wellbeing of our citizens, their capacity and the future prosperity of our state.

— Jay Weatherill

Death reduces all men to the same rank. It strips the rich of his millions and the poor man of his rags . . .Death knows no age limits, no partiality. It is a thing that all men fear.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

It happened to some people, that obsession with throwing their clothes off at an age when it would be best to keep them on.

— Philip Hensher, King of the Badgers

The Ideal age for marriage in men is 35. The Ideal age for marriage in women is 18

— Aristotle

I could not at any age be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never for whatever reason turn his back on life.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

And yet, anything real, anything strong, was never easy. She’d been taught from an early age that the things that mattered most were the hardest to obtain.

— Nora Roberts

Far too many young people coming of age today have no spiritual or emotional roots. They have been deprived of values by an agnostic and contemporary culture.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

— H.L. Mencken

I would never bet against Peyton Manning. You know about the age and the neck and the strength. But I had George Blanda, and as he got older, he got smarter, and he just got rid of the ball quicker. I watch Peyton, and I see George Blanda.

— John Madden

Sages tell us that the Torah tells us that until the age of thirteen, all of boy’s sins are ascribed to his father.

— Shalom Auslander, Foreskin’s Lament

Think, speak, and act. With age comes self-reproach: I might have done more. Therefore now do!

— Théophile Thoré

How much does a man’s effort depend upon the age in which his work is cast? Pope Clement VII

— Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

He was not of an age but for all time!

— Ben Jonson

There is no way to deter old age from its grim duty, but a life of accomplishments makes up in quality for what it cannot add in quantity.

— Dr. Sherwin Nuland

When asking about ones age the question asked is how old are you.I would hereby like to advocate rephrasing this as – how young are you?

— Amit Abraham

I congratulate myself on not having arrived into the world until the present time. This age suits my taste.

— Anne Rice, Pandora

The selfishness of an age that has devoted itself to the mere cult of pleasure has tainted the whole human race with an error that makes all our acts more or less lies against God.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

It feels like there’s something for everyone in video games. It’s not just a toy for a certain age group. It’s steeped in the culture now.

— Rich Moore

In this age of ‘whatever, ‘ Americans are becoming slaves to the new tyranny of nonchalance. ” James Morris

— George F. Will, The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America’s Fabric

We live in an age that cannibalises its past because it has lost faith in its future.

— Paul McAuley, Evening’s Empires

Even at age 10, I already knew that I was different from most people. My anxiety disorder was still years from being diagnosed, but it affected me quite deeply. I was too afraid to speak out in class, too nervous to make real friends.

— Jenny Lawson

A lot of people who start work at a very young age never grow up because they never got that opportunity to be a child, so they hold on to that and still do a lot of childish, silly things.

— Janet Jackson

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.

— Raymond Chandler

When at a young age you learn to face your fears, that makes the difference between people being champions and people not being champions.

— Evander Holyfield

Oh my God. Party punch. He’d brought a woman with the social age of twelve to the Citadel. He deserved everything he got.

— Annabel Joseph, Cirque de Minuit

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

— John F. Kennedy

Children who reach the age of eighteen with their entire skills set composed on Nintendo and eating Doritos have been neglected. Their parents neglected to give them the character traits necessary to live successfully.

— Dave Ramsey

The heresy of an age of reason. I see what is right and approve, but I do what is wrong.

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

I hope to find the roles that are age appropriate but not yearning to be younger, or parenting ad nauseam.

— Debra Winger

She announced her age right away, for children consider their ages every bit as important as their names.

— Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

…that in former ages they had been as wise as they are in this present, nay, wiser; for, said they, many in this age do think their forefathers have been fools, by which they prove themselves to be such.

— Margaret Cavendish, The Blazing World and Other Writings

God’s given me a fierce passion for teaching girl’s my age and younger, maybe even older, about purity, and the fact that it is not a physical thing but in fact that of the heart.

— Abigail Ford, Riches and Glory: A Christian Romance Story

You see, I don’t think age matters so much as people think. Parts of me are still 12 and I think other parts were already 50 when I was 12….

— C.S. Lewis, Letters to Children

Kelly was not going to remove her glasses. No matter what the television said about it being safe to do during the ‘totality’. The television also told her she wouldn’t age if she bought expensive creams and pills.

— Guillermo del Toro, The Strain

I love coming of age stories that have struggle.

— Aaron Paul

All historical writing, even the most honest, is unconsciously subjective, since every age is bound, in spite of itself, to make the dead perform whatever tricks it finds necessary for its own peace of mind.

— Carl Lotus Becker, The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers

Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor.

— Claude Vorilhon

The age can be impressed. Anything will be accepted by men if you will but preach it with tremendous enthusiasm, emotion, persuasionnergy and living earnestness.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students

I wanted to do my part to help preserve that golden age of travel… I step aboard The Patron Tequila Express railcar, and I go back in time to the days when a long journey was something fun and very special.

— John Paul DeJoria

Perhaps middle age is or should be a period of shedding shells the shell of ambition the shell of material accumulations and possessions the shell of the ego.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

And I don’t care what age you are, kissing in the rain is the best.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

In the world a man lives in his own age in solitude in all ages.

— W. Matthews

At school, up to the age of sixteen, I found history boring, for we were studying the Industrial Revolution, which was all about Acts, Trade Unions and the factory system, and I wanted to know about people, because it is people who make history.

— Alison Weir

A plastic surgeon should never tell anybody to age gracefully. Rather his motto should be to make people age youthfully.

— Jas Kohli

I’m not convinced that the world is in any worse shape than it ever was. It’s just that in this age of almost instantaneous communication we bear the weight of problems our forefathers only read about after they were solved.

— Burton Hillis

Why did they go away, do you think? If there ever were such things.””Who knows? Times change. Would you call this age a good one for unicorns?””No, but I wonder if any man before us ever thought his time a good time for unicorns.

— Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Poverty, like obesity, has the tendency to add at least ten years to the appearance of its victims, especially those who are over the age of twenty.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A pair of starfighters. Jedi starfighters. Only two.Two is enough.Two is enough because the adults are wrong, and their younglings are right.Though this is the end of the age of heroes, it has saved its best for last.

— Matthew Woodring Stover, Revenge of the Sith

It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.

— Charles de Montesquieu

Sickness is a sort of early old age it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state.

— Alexander Pope

Past age fifty-five, I experienced the advancement of exquisite fabric choices, paint distinctions that were celestial in scope, yet so many other man-made objects, such as people, became drab, redundant and boring.

— Carol A. Elliott

When faced with first time fatherhood at the age of 49, I didn’t know whether to celebrate with champagne… or hemlock.

— Len Filppu, PRIME TIME DADS: 45 Reasons to Embrace Midlife Fatherhood

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

At age 11 in 1960, I moved to an academic state secondary school, Harrow County Grammar School for Boys.

— Paul Nurse

I do not think either virginity or old age contemptible, and some of the shrewdest minds I have met inhabited the bodies of old maids.

— C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

This late age of the world’s experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears. Tears and sorrows; courage and endurance; a perfectly upright and stoical bearing.

— Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

— Emily Dickinson

I’d learned myself by the age of sixteen that just as girls guarded their virginity, boys guarded something less tangible which they called Themselves.

— Joyce Johnson, Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.

— Adlai E. Stevenson

I stay away from natural foods. At my age I need all the preservatives I can get.

— George Burns

There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.

— Lillian Eichler Watson

Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.

— Joseph Conrad

Sachin’s pedal sweep confirmed that physical conditions and age cannot stop you from hitting boundaries.

— Amit Kalantri, 5 Feet 5 Inch Run Machine – Sachin Tendulkar

I came of age believing that, no matter what happened, I would always be able to support myself.

— William J. Clinton

So lively brisk old fellow don’t let age get you down. White hairs or not you can still be a lover.

— Goethe

Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same.

— Hayao Miyazaki

I never thought I would die at the age of seventeen, so when I received the death message, I was a little freaked out.

— Rebekkah Ford, Beyond the Eyes

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.

— Knut Hamsun

I, at the age of 17 or 18 as a medical student, suddenly came up against a problem: ‘What am I? What is the meaning of my existence as I experience it?’

— John Eccles

Noronha’s Laws1. No man works harder than he must.2. The joy of living, lies in making little things big.3. Try never to do what you do not want to do. The secret of a happy old age is in never doing what you do not want to do.

— R.P. Noronha

One of the delights known to age and beyond the grasp of youth is that of ‘not going’!

— J. B. Priestley

When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.

— Billy Graham

He was good looking, “sort of distinguished when he wants to be”, had a line, and was properly inconstant. In fact, he summed up all the romance that her age and environment led her to desire

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Your chronological age makes you older, grownNess is a state of mind!

— Sheila Tiller-Tooks

One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: “This too shall pass.

— Alain de Botton

I get recognized in the street really frequently, which is really shocking. I’m excruciatingly wary of any female under the age of 19. Even when some of them come up to me, they’re usually very cordial, nice and polite.

— Ian Harding

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it!

— Doris Day

He did not want to feel old. He did not want to feel the weight of his age hovering above him, mocking him out of the core of a man’s pride, waiting to descend upon his mind and body.

— William Sarabande, Walkers of the Wind

Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person’s broad mind and narrow waist change places.

— A.C. Grayling, The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century

As we age we begin to grasp at youthful bliss like a life raft in a sea of harsh reality.

— Brad Herzog, Turn Left At The Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero’s American Odyssey

On the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.

— Audrey Hepburn

It’s easier to learn things for life by the age of 12 and not the age of 18. This is just my guess.

— Luc Montagnier

Even when you don’t see old age coming, you can wave it goodbye

— Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical Uplifting Quotes and Poems

The last thing I wanted was to be with someone who’s the same age as me and wanted the limelight, wanted the attention. There’s lots of girls out there who do.

— Gareth Gates

It is the age of ambition that proves the mettle of men

— José de Alencar

g*d wept, but that mattered little to an unbelieving age … for there began to rise in America in 1876 a new capitalism & a new enslavement of labor” –w.e.b. dubois

— Debois

The battle for hearts and minds begins in the field of memory. And in that field, age has no limit.

— Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere.

— George Burns

Old age is like everything else to make a success of it you got to start young.

— Fred Astaire

There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.

— Bram Stoker

Our age has built itself vast reservoirs of power / formless as the straining energy that it wrests from the earth.

— Rainer Maria Rilke, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

— Regina Brett

One of the few blessings of living in an age of anxiety is that we are forced to become aware of ourselves.

— Rollo May, Man’s Search for Himself

The democratic age mourns the value of human beings.

— Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.

— Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays

Now that I’ve reached the ripe old age of retirement, I feel it my duty to teach you everything I’ve learnt about love, so listen closely. Love is like… That’s as far as I’ve gotten I’m afraid.

— Ben Mitchell

The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.

— Grace Abbott

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.

— Pindar

His parents called him Youngster. They did this in the subconcious hope that he might take the hint. Wensleydale gave the impression of having been born with a mental age of 47.

— Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Ours was the age of enlightenment, he said, when the battle cry was, ‘We must know, we shall know!’, and reason would depose superstition and we be liberated by it.

— Claire Robertson, The Spiral House

A woman stood in front of her with the peculiar poise that comes before the discovery of age and after the loss of innocence.

— Donald Kingsbury, Courtship Rite

I played rugby from the age of 10 until my late twenties; an unlikely player – small, quiet, long-haired and ‘wiry.’

— Anthony Browne

Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.

— Eric Bentley

We live in an age of miracles so commonplace that it can be difficult to see them as anything other than part of the daily texture of living

— Tom Chatfield, How to Thrive in the Digital Age

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music and of aviation.

— Tom Stoppard

You get to a certain age and you can’t judge yourself on your dad or your parents.

— Ellie Goulding

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

— Oprah Winfrey

In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.

— Marshall McLuhan

You’d be surprised how many people in the modern age no longer fear zombies as much as teletubies.

— Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dream Warrior

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.

— Andre Maurois

For a guy who used to steal watches on the streets of Chandni Chowk for kicks, I surely think my success at the age of 22 was pretty early!

— Akshay Kumar

I didn’t have any concept of age or authority. I remember realising, Oh, the world has rules and we don’t.

— Moon Unit Zappa

We are now living in an age which doubts both fact and value. It is the life of this age that we wish to see and judge.

— Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

With pop music, the format dictates the form to a big degree. Just think of the pop single. It has endured as a form even in the download age because bands conform to a strict format, and work, often very productively, within the parameters.

— David Byrne

Young age can be experience just once, but immaturity never leaves even we grown up??

— bheng927

Five million people die unnecessarily each year because of illness related to lack of potable water. Half of them are children under the age of five. To bring it home, think about this: one child dies from lack of clean water every twelve seconds.

— Thomas M. Kostigen, You Are Here: Exposing the Vital Link Between What We Do and What That Does to Our Planet

He was my age and in my imagination he was a fireman, not the kind that actually fights fires but the kind who travels the country shirtless posing for calendars.

— Marika Christian, Phone Kitten

If you really want to stay the same age you are now forever and ever, she’d be thinking, try jumping off the roof: death’s a sure-fire method for stopping time.

— Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.

— Muhammad Ali

Old age is that night of life as night is the old age of day. Still night is full of magnificence and for many it is more brilliant than the day.

— Anne-Sophie Swetchine

You look extremely young, ” said Miss Nightingale….”Age isn’t really a matter of years, I find, ” returned Phemie. “I know people twice my age who will never be as old as I am now.

— Frances Murray, The Burning Lamp

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

— Annie Dillard

In our age it is not sex that raises its ugly head, but love.

— John Fowles, The Magus

Does anyone else day dream about what it would be like if specific age groups just dropped dead all across the world?

— Christy Leigh Stewart

You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.

— John Mayer

My mum is great for keeping hold of old classics – pieces of clothing that never age and never go out of fashion. She also says, ‘Make sure you always smile – it makes everything look better!’

— Amber Le Bon

I decided to design and build my own stereo amplifier system at age 13.

— Jim Cantrell

Even to your old age and grey hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have loved you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you[.]

— Tarryn Fisher, Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

— Mark Twain

At age four I was a camera. I took pictures with my eyes. I framed my photo within my vision and blinked my eyes to snap the shutter of my memory. Since that time, I’ve been impersonating inanimate objects at every opportunity.

— Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS

…if only the comfortable prosperity of the Victorian age hadn’t lulled us into a false conviction of individual security and made us believe that what was going on outside our homes didn’t matter to us, the Great War might never have happened.

— Vera Brittain

We are in an age of technology where we sit in our little cubicles and we IM each other and Skype each other and never connect as human beings.

— Sarah McLachlan

It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged.

— Jane Fonda

I suppose because I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and missed the great age of passenger liners, I have always been subject to a romantic longing for ocean travel.

— Bill Bryson

No, but way before that, I’ve been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual.

— Christopher Walken

It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.

— Vaclav Havel

Man was not born to be monogamous. What has changed in the 21st century – at 21 the world surely has come of age – is the understanding that woman is not meant to be monogamous either. Just as love hurts, new love heals.

— Chloe Thurlow, Girl Trade

Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

— Pearl S. Buck

I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.

— Oprah Winfrey

Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.

— David Mamet

Every stage of life is unique.At any age and every stage of life there are obstacles and opportunities, trials and triumphs. Never allow the negative bring to you to sudden halt.Make the most of the positive opportunities and stay positive.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Old age especially an honoured old age has so great authority that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

— Cicero

By the time I had reached the age of 16, in the 10th grade, my parents, after 22 years of marriage, one day decided to get a divorce.

— Frank Abagnale

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.

— William Wordsworth

I think, at the end of the day, age is just a number. It’s like, in real life, I’ve got friends who are dating someone their age or dating someone who’s twice their age, and they’re equally in love.

— Margot Robbie

Perhaps this was one of the tragedies life plots for us: it is our destiny to become in old age what in youth we would have most despised.

— Julian Barnes, The Noise of Time

Like many others, I grew up in an age that preached liberty and built slave camps.

— Charles Simic, The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.

— Victoria Abril

If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate.

— Cate Blanchett

I’m not busy… a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn’t think my schedule looked so busy.

— Garrison Keillor

I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu’ran easily at the age of five.

— Akhmad Kadyrov

Too many U.S. adults have a heart age years older than their real age, increasing their risk of heart disease and stroke. Everybody deserves to be young – or at least not old – at heart.

— Tom Frieden

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

— Lydia M. Child

My attitude is that if anybody of any age wants to read a book, let them, but I do think that no child would want to read ‘Boneland.’

— Alan Garner

We’ve reached an age that when construction workers stare at us it’s because they figure we might be considering a remodeling job.

— Susan McClellan

Middle age is when your age starts to show through your middle… and trust me, MIss, your age doesn’t show in the slightest.#dean

— Shayla Orick

One age ends, and another begins. It is the way of things. But, it doesn’t happen all at once.

— Derek Donais, MetalMagic: Talisman

I’d got to that age when I was out on a date with a guy and I would be thinking: Don’t mention your age, don’t mention that you want a child – because they would just run out the door.

— Denise Van Outen

The golden age has not passed it lies in the future.

— Paul Signac

Historians will probably call our era “the age of anxiety.” Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

People of a certain age look back on the Mayberry of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and become almost as homesick for that simple fictional hamlet as they do for their own home towns.

— Tom Shales

At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.

— Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

I was there when the quote-unquote golden age of musical theater was flourishing. I met everybody who worked in theater or was famous in theater from the ’40s on.

— Harold Prince

And a young prince must be prudent like that, giving freely while his father livesso that afterwards, in age when fighting startssteadfast companions will stand by himand hold the line.

— Seamus Heaney, Beowulf

There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience.

— Jon Bon Jovi

We are always the same age inside.

— Gertrude Stein

I was taught from a very early age that I had to work twice as hard to get half as much. That was the world I grew up in – a very strong work ethic.

— Larry Wilmore

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

— Ausonius

I was brought up Catholic. I’m lapsed. From the age of three I was with the nuns. Now I’m an atheist.

— Paul Bettany

A life is no less valuable or beloved if one lives in an age of decline, than in an age of progress.

— Mathew Barrett Gross, The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us about America

I’m not interested in the reviews by critics over the age of 15.

— Mark A. Cooper

The nineteenth century and our own have been rather the age of multiplication: a dispersion of sexualities, a strengthening of their disparate forms, a multiple implantation of “perversions.” Our epoch has initiated sexual heterogeneities.

— Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction

There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.

— Marvin Hamlisch

In life you’ll face difficulties that postpone some of your dreams. Regardless, life goes fast by reminding us youth is finite and old age is stable. So you mustn’t stop dreaming and running while your strength is yet tough.

— Darmie O-Lujon

Our age has need of violence, ” he writes. And he is violence.

— Anaïs Nin, Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love”–The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

— Tom Wilson

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.

— Jeff Marder

‘Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.

— Naomi Wolf

You have to find what’s good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Almost any age is better than twenty-two.

— David Rakoff, Fraud: Essays

I never really felt like my age stopped people from wanting to work with me. I was speaking at conferences and lecturing at universities at 18, and I think that was mainly because web developing and management was a really young industry.

— Matt Mickiewicz

I might not have been so young, but age alone doesn’t necessarily make you less foolish.

— Ross Turner, Jenson

My client who has only three alter personalities besides the ANP was unaware of her multiplicity until she encountered a work-related trauma at age sixty. She became symptomatic as the hidden parts emerged to deal with the recent trauma.

— Alison Miller, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

— Doris Day

Are we always to be wantingwhat isn’t:the greenest grassaccord and principlemotherhood and career?Yet our age lies to uslike an asp, whispering. “Both.

— Barbara Crooker

In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day’s long.

— Nikita Ivanovich Panin

It looks good when you see someone kicking at the age of 51 with no double. It’s kinda cool for people to know that past 50 we can keep flexible.

— Jean-Claude Van Damme

It’s just that in the Deep South, women learn at a young age that when the world is falling apart around you, it’s time to take down the drapes and make a new dress.

— Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.

— George Orwell

In an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. And in an age of distraction, nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still.

— Pico Iyer

I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.

— Noel Coward

Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.

— Naomi Wolf

A writer’s age at the time of a work’s composition is never irrelevant.

— Margaret Atwood, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination

You can only be twice someone’s age once.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.

— Diablo Cody

In the age of television image becomes more important than substance.

— S. J. Hayakawa

Dirac found that the ratio of the electric force to the gravitational force of an electron-proton pair is roughly equal to the ratio of the age of the universe to the time it takes light to traverse an atom.

— Michael Flynn, Eifelheim

What shall I do to be for ever known, And make the age to come my own?

— Abraham Cowley

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

— Ogden Nash

If you are fortunate in life, age and knowledge breed compassion.

— Ronnie Musgrove

In every age “the good old days” were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.

— Brooks Atkinson

I wasn’t always overweight. I was a skinny little punk of a kid with severe asthma. When I got married at the age of 22, I wore a cut-down size eight wedding gown.

— Mary Kay Andrews

During the first millennium BCE, even the beer-loving Mesopotamians turned their backs on beer, which was dethroned as the most cultured and civilized of drinks, and the age of wine began.

— Tom Standage, A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Well, she asked him questions about his age and his attainments. The fact that he was a Catholic gave her pause, but when I explained to her that the present Pope was a well-meaning sort of chap, she said she was prepared to meet him halfway.

— Elizabeth Cadell, The Fox From His Lair

I think no matter what age you are, you know when you love something in your heart.

— Cindy Busby

It’s the age of information and we need to just get as informed as we can about what other things might help us live healthy lives.

— Linda Hamilton

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We who are old know that age is more than a disability. It is an intense and varied experience almost beyond our capacity at times but something to be carried high.

— Florida Scott-Maxwell

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.

— Johnny Ball

See all the women seated, youth in their face lifts, old age in their hands.

— J.P. Donleavy, The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms: The Chronicle Of One Of The Strangest Stories Ever To Be Rumoured About Around New York

I never wanted anything new; from the age of ten, I was convinced that you couldn’t replace what was lost. I insisted on things on having to be found.

— Cecelia Ahern

I’m thirty-four.””You don’t look thirty-four.””That’s because I’m not married.” Mae’s smile felt as if it were set in concrete. “Marriage tends to age a woman.

— Jennifer Crusie, What the Lady Wants

It’s not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it’s been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible.

— Cate Blanchett

The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.

— George Foreman

All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.

— Adam Smith

If you would understand your own age read the works of fiction produced in it. People in disguise speak freely.

— Arthur Helps

No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.

— Barbara De Angelis

In every age the vilest specimens of human nature are to be found among demagogues.

— Macaulay

A glory gilds the sacred page Majestic like the sun It gives a light to every age It gives but borrows none.

— William Cowper

How age enamels us, she would say. It builds up in layers and locks us inside our own skin, stopping us from breaking out, preventing the outside from burrowing in.

— Rosie Thomas

Our age not only does not have a very sharp eye for the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace, it no longer has much feeling for the nature of the violences which precede and follow them.

— Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

I discovered at an early age that all I’ve ever wanted to do is design.

— Jonathan Ive

We live in an age that is driven by information. Technological breakthroughs… are changing the face of war and how we prepare for war.

— William J. Perry

Though most expect young men to be fools, I’ve noticed that just a little bit of age can make a man far more foolish than he was as a child.

— Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.

— Wim Wenders

Live a life that will make you look back in old age at your life and grin in satisfaction.

— Sunday Adelaja

We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill… it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.

— Li Ka-shing

our triumphant age of plenty is riddled with darker feelings of doubt, cynicism, distrust, boredom and a strange kind of emptiness

— Samuel Johnson

That’s quite gallant of you. After you’ve ignored me for the better part of a week, like a boy half your age with twice your charm.

— Renee Ahdieh, The Rose & the Dagger

Not that happiness is dull. Only that it doesn’t tell well. And of our consuming diversions as we age is to recite, not only to others but to ourselves, our own story.

— Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

I played guitar from the age of four or five. Every year there would be a slightly larger triangular box under the Christmas tree, until finally I got one that was big enough to make a proper sound.

— Johnny Marr

We must all rise to the challenge to demonstrate that security and prosperity in the Internet age are not only compatible with liberty, they ultimately depend on it.

— Rebecca MacKinnon

The tragedy of this age is that many are hungry for the wrong reasons

— Bernard Kelvin Clive

I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.

— Jason Mraz

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

— Bernard Baruch

It is a great shock at the age of 5 or 6 to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.

— James Baldwin

Heaven be thanked, we live in such an age when no man dies for love except upon the stage.

— John Osborne

The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.

— Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

No matter what age you are or what your circumstances might be you are special and you still have something unique to offer. Your life because of who you are has meaning.

— Barbara De Angelis

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.

— Doris Day

Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age.

— Victor Hugo

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

— Aldous Huxley

Old age robs you of every last illusion, even the belief in your own goodness.

— Jill Ciment, Heroic Measures

In an age of constant live connections, the central question of self-examination is drifting from ‘Who are you?’ towards ‘What are you doing?

— Tom Chatfield, How to Thrive in the Digital Age

It had never fully occurred to Jean Louise that she was a girl: her life had been one of reckless, pummeling activity; fighting, football, climbing, keeping up with Jem, and besting anyone her own age in any contest requiring physical prowess.

— Harper Lee

Rather I think that a man who … is willing … to value learning as long as he lives, not supposing that old age brings him wisdom of itself, will necessarily pay more attention to the rest of his life.

— Plato, Laches

This is an exciting time. I believe we stand at the edge of a new age – a Golden Age – of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing.

— Joe Lieberman

We were still at the age when girls are years older than guy, and the guys grow up by doing their best when the girls need them to.

— Tana French, Faithful Place

You were at the age where you could fall in love with a girl over an expression, over a gesture. That’s what happened with your girlfriend, Paloma- she stooped to pick up her purse and your heart flew out of you.

— Junot Díaz

Careful old-timer, your age is showing.”“Hey, I’m only thirty-two. I’m in my prime, woman!”She harrumphed. “Well, I’m a mere twenty-five and you’re way too old for me.”Jay’s eyes smoldered as he whispered, “My experience is your gain.

— Anne Rainey, Haley’s Cabin

(T)here are worse things than falling on your face right out of college…Like instant, unearned success. Like getting your first novel accepted by the first publisher you send it to. Like getting your first rejection slip at the age of thirty-five.

— Jincy Willett, The Writing Class

To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

— Bernard Baruch

With age comes acumen. With experience comes insight.

— Chris Bohjalian, Secrets of Eden

I started balding at age 17 and after first being sad, I really embraced it.

— Jason Alexander

If I die tomorrow, you aren’t allowed to say my life was cut short at age 25. I did more in those years than most people will ever do.

— Alisa Mullen, Unrequited

It’s really amazing that in the age of unbelief, as a smart man called it, there isn’t even more fraud. After all, with no God, there’s no one to ever call you to account, and no accounting at all if you can get away with it.

— Ben Stein

The name ‘Wiz’ comes from me being the youngest dude in my age group of people that I hung out with. I was pretty good at anything I tried to do, so they would call me a young wiz.

— Wiz Khalifa

There are three ages of man: youth middle age and “Gee you look good.”

— Red Skelton

A lot of the girls my age were impressed by silly stuff like money and fame. I wanted to be able to have intellectual and spiritual conversations with someone who was on the same page as me.

— Nick Cannon

The age of the pulp magazine was the last in which youngsters, to get their primitive material, were forced to be literate.

— Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov

Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.

— Reinhold Niebuhr

The beauty of age is we grow, we learn. We have more wisdom. And as much as the youth-glorifying Hollywood would like us to believe, it’s nothing. They’re wrong.

— Sherilyn Fenn

We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.

— Ariel Dorfman

Young men soon give and soon forget affronts Old age is slow in both.

— Joseph Addison

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

— Oscar Wilde

I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.

— Sienna Miller

The most audacious thing I could possibly state in this day and age is that life is worth living. It’s worth being bashed against. It’s worth getting scarred by. It’s worth pouring yourself over every one of its coals.

— Jeff Buckley

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue don’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

— Horace Walpole

Some books must be sipped slowly like a strong bourbon. Most books must be devoured more than once because as you age you distill more.

— Brandi L. Bates

They had nothing to say to each other. A five-year age gap between siblings is like a garden that needs constant attention. Even three months apart allows the weeds to grow up between you.

— Zadie Smith, On Beauty

At some point in every person’s life, you will need an assisted medical device – whether it’s your glasses, your contacts, or as you age and you have a hip replacement or a knee replacement or a pacemaker. The prosthetic generation is all around us.

— Aimee Mullins

Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce.

— Michael Oxley

Around age 40 I put on twenty pounds. I had always had a perfect metabolism. But, my metabolism betrayed me as it does most people, except a very rare few who will always be thin.

— Suzanne Somers

A new age is approaching, and its advent might make us pray to go back to the days of the trenches. Once the Worldwaker goes off, we will never be able to sleep again.

— Dean F. Wilson, Worldwaker

In an age of complexity, it is not easy to live a simple life or to practice simplicity.

— Debasish Mridha

As for dying, he didn’t believe that he was frightened of it: the manner of it, perhaps, but not the fact of it. After all, he had reached an age where dying had started to become an objective reality instead of an abstract concept.

— John Connolly, The Reapers

I think it’s less common in France that a man at the age of 50 buys a Porsche and gets a young girlfriend.

— Carine Roitfeld

To be told that one can be dependent on one’s parents until age 26 should strike a young person who wants to grow up as demeaning, not as something to celebrate.

— Dennis Prager

Whin a man gets to be my age he ducks political meetin’s an’ reads th’ papers an’ weighs th’ ividence an’ th’ argymints – pro-argymints an’ con-argymints an’ makes up his mind ca’mly an’ votes th’ Dimmycratic Ticket.

— Finley Peter Dunne

People will laugh at your age over your Mind and Essence

— Goitsemang Mvula

When you suspect old age is catching up with you, live faster!

— Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical Uplifting Quotes volume 2

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.

— Charlotte Bronte

I’ve lost a lot of teeth and square yards of hide. But I’ve never lost my self-respect, and I’ve kept what I find in few men of my age – my enthusiasm.

— Rabbit Maranville

The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.

— Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

If your age is on the clock, get read for my cock.

— Will Carroll

Robots will harvest, cook, and serve our food. They will work in our factories, drive our cars, and walk our dogs. Like it or not, the age of work is coming to an end.

— Gray Scott

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.

— Ogden Nash

We live in such an age of chatter and distraction. Everything is a challenge for the ears and eyes.

— Rebecca Pidgeon

Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I’m 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn’t changed; it’s the same fervour that drives me.

— Ahmed Ben Bella

What the tech industry often forgets is that with age comes wisdom. Older workers are usually better at following direction, mentoring, and leading.

— Vivek Wadhwa

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

— Thomas Carlyle

While the Census Bureau already has a legal obligation to keep people’s information confidential, we all know that in an age of cyber attacks and computer hacking that ensuring people’s privacy can be difficult.

— Jeff Duncan

The way it works in our family is, it’s the family business. Much like in the Mafia. Every child is given the opportunity to act at a young age and to learn what it’s like to be in the business.

— Jordan Bridges

I still have my teeth. I don’t want to lose them at age 61 in some hockey game.

— Jim Flaherty

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

— George Orwell

I was born in the age of “alas”.

— Pat Conroy, South of Broad

It’s tough to have an authentic relationship with awe in the age of awesome, a word that has become so overused as to be drained of its meaning.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

That wasn’t Josh Hartnett; that kid was eighteen years old, ” Kate said.I told you, they age slower out here. It’s all the fresh California air, ” Val re

— Julie James, Just the Sexiest Man Alive

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

— Sigmund Z. Engel

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.

— Erma Bombeck

Older age has taught one crucial lesson about life. It has taught me that regardless of where I’ve been I still have much to see and despite every fall I still haven’t experienced it all.

— Sinister Publications

The glory of age is beauty of gray hair.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I really don’t get nervous when I perform -it’s more of an exciting feeling than anything else. But put me in a classroom with kids my age and have me take a test and yeah, I’ll be nervous!

— Alexa Vega

Because of Mozart, it’s all over after the age of seven.

— Wendy Wasserstein

Youth is the time of getting middle age of improving and old age of spending.

— Anne Bradstreet

Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

I was just a ham since about the age of five. If I was performing at Medieval Times or something, I’d be the court jester. That was always my defense mechanism. I was never all that funny; I was just obnoxious and loud.

— Emma Stone

I’ve always been short and stocky. So when I got into repertory theatre after graduation, I found myself doing character roles: because of my deep voice, shape and height, I was playing 40-year-old, 50-year-old roles at the age of 23.

— David Suchet

Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.

— Bill Gates

Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.

— Soren Kierkegaard

Even though I’m not a competitive athlete, I have to still maintain things and try to keep myself fit because I am at that age where I need to make sure to get those regular checkups and make sure everything is in tact.

— Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

— Leon Trotsky

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

— Helen Keller

Our terminal decline into old age and death stems from the fine print of the contract that we signed with our mitochondria two billion years ago.

— Nick Lane

When I was young, my dad, a veteran who attended college on the GI Bill, lost his job at age 55 when the company he worked for was sold. My entire family pitched in – my mom took in sewing, and I got a minimum wage job after school.

— Tammy Duckworth

Every year on my birthday, I start a new playlist titled after my current age so I can keep track of my favorite songs of the year as a sort of musical diary because I am a teenage girl.

— Chris Hardwick

I had it drummed into me from an early age that personalizing everything was not a good thing. Besides, I don’t think that kind of commodity-driven system makes for the most productive architecture.

— James Polshek

Authentic architecture is not the incarnation of the spirit of the age but of the spirit, full stop.

— Leon Krier, The Architecture of Community

Every stage of life is unique.At any age and stage of life there are obstacles and opportunities, trials and triumphs. Never allow the negative bring to you to sudden halt.Make the most of the positive opportunities and stay positive.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.

— Estelle Getty

Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13.

— Larry Elder

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.

— Isak Dinesen

Young man, the secret of my success is that at early age I discovered that I was not God.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

… Play the age as comedy if you want to get away with murder.

— James Agee, Agee on Film, Vol. 1: Essays and Reviews

It behooves me to remember as I advance in age that death is an inevitable part of the life cycle rather than a medical failure.

— Lisa J. Shultz, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

Sometimes my age is inappropriate for my behavior.

— Tanya Masse, Stairway to Awesomeness!: 30 Fundamental Steps to Living a Life of Awesomeness!

I wonder what the retirement age is in the novel business.The day you die.

— Yasunari Kawabata, Beauty and Sadness

Old age is not just for grown up’s

— Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical Uplifting Quotes and Poems

On the death of his brothers, my dad lied about his age and joined the army in 1918. He was in the trenches long enough to be gassed and contract the early stages of tuberculosis from which he would eventually die just before my birth.

— Michael Foreman

He knew even at an early age of seven, how dangerous it was for someone like him to have hope. He knows how to have no expectations. He can completely control not just what he wants, but what he needs

— Alice Hoffman, Turtle Moon

I’m at that age where I watch such things with two minds, one that cackles at these capers and another that never gets much beyond a rather jaded and self-conscious smile, like the Mona Lisa.

— Alan Bradley, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag

One’s child is always one’s child no matter what age they might be. You worry when your child makes a noise, when he doesn’t. It’s a terrible kind of love. Terrible.

— Chris Womersley, Bereft

His age was indeterminate. But in cynicism and general world weariness, which is a sort of carbon dating of the personality, he was about seven thousand years old.

— Terry Pratchett

Clinicians have told me that our emotional is arrested at the age that an eating disorder takes control of our lives. After we recover, we pick up emotionally where we left off at that age.

— Jenni Schaefer, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

When you bat, you need to have a lot of patience. I started training for it from the age of eight or nine. So, I knew what I needed when I stepped on the field to bat.

— Mohammad Azharuddin

In an age of rampant chronic disease, reconnecting with the Earth’s energy beneath our very feet may provide a way back to better health and keeping our bodies in top condition throughout our lives.

— Jed Diamond

If youth knew if age could.

— Sigmund Freud

Like language, I think any who have not acquired spirituality by a certain age are doomed to be never fluent and you are likely to mimic the one that surrounds you.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Pagan Standard Times: Essays on the Craft

What’s my age again?

— Blink-182

But some mistakes can never be righted and the guilt eats away at the soul. Of all the emotions we have, I have learnt that guilt is the most corrosive. Anger passes quickly, and hatred mellows with age and learning, but guilt endures.

— Danny Scheinmann, Random Acts Of Heroic Love

She kept talking and she kept talking. I thought she would never stop. Standing there, I felt the sun pour through the windows, setting and rising on my back. The sunroom had become a sundial measuring the geological age of my psychological toture.

— Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.

— Baltasar Gracian

I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.

— Rodney Dangerfield

At age 64 I started working at a preschool. I figured the kids would have a lot to teach me.

— Jerry Snider, Buddy Bloom Wildflower: A Tale of Struggle and Celebration

The adult age begins with the blessed single strand of a grey hair.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

The tragedy of our age is that a greater percentage of people living today are only living in the dream world.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

The eyes are the true reflection of a man’s age and sensibilities.

— Vipin Behari Goyal

It is unjust to claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings of childhood.

— Samuel Johnson

At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family.

— Milla Jovovich

State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21.

— Charles Bass

He was thirteen that year, the age when children splinter off and abandon the old loves.

— Mark Costello

A good vocabulary is not acquired by reading books written according to some notion of the vocabulary of one’s age group. It comes from reading books above one.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

It is never late to earn a degree, masters or doctorate. Learning has no age limit. All age groups are welcome to the act of learning.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The heresy of an age of reason, ‘ or some such slovos [words]. ‘I see what is right and approve, but I do what is wrong.

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

I’m asked all the time in interviews about who I am, and I know a few people my age who have a strong sense of self, but I couldn’t say I know myself and sum it up and give it to you in a little package. I don’t know myself at all yet.

— Kristen Stewart

I’ve reached the age of self-knowledge, so I don’t know anything. People who claim that they know something are responsible for most of the fuss in the world.

— Wislawa Szymborska

We men of this age are rotten with book-lore and with a yearning for the past.

— James Elroy Flecker, The Last Generation A Story of the Future

I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.

— Len Wein

At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.

— P.G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.

— Bob Wells

In an age of infinite digital documentation, paper was the last safe place for secrets.

— Evan Angler, Swipe

I am grieved for my children—and boy’s in particular—that this modern age is emasculating men under the guise of “the best interest of the children”.

— H. Kirk Rainer

We who are born into this age of freedom and independence and the self must undergo this loneliness. It is the price we pay for these times of ours.

— Sōseki Natsume

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.

— George Burns

The industrial age was not about craftspeople trading peer to peer. It was about stopping that. You weren’t supposed to be a craftsperson, you were supposed to be an employee.

— Douglas Rushkoff

If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I’m a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation.

— Katherine Jenkins

When she told me her age I believed her – why not? she hasn’t changed her story for five years.

— Anonymous

Old age is the Outpatient’s Dept of purgatory.

— Lord Cecil

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden deaths do.

— Richard Hughes

I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.

— Patty Duke

If you prepare for old age old age comes sooner.

— Anonymous

In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.”, June 16, 1918)

— Eugene V. Debs, Voices of a People’s History of the United States

Rich old people are more attractive than poor old people, so by all means, try to get rich before age sets in. Otherwise, you’ll just be playing catch-up for the rest of your life and that will just wear you out, let me tell you.

— Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Cookbook

Is there a magical age when children become parents to their parents?

— Ralph Webster

I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me.

— Alan Kay

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.

— Sinclair Lewis

When I was your age I knew nothing about the world or my place in it. I figured I’d be someone’s wife, then someone’s mother. It never occurred to me to be someone myself.

— Wendy Mass, Every Soul a Star

The rivers fight with each other with the only currency that they know water. We humans fight with the only currency that we know in this age violence.

— Amish Tripathi

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.

— Maurice Chevalier

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier.

— Dan Bennett

As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’

— Marshall McLuhan

From the beginning, from the age of Adam to the time of kingship: from the powerful, pardon: from the poor, sins.

— Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t rule out finding the love of my life simply because he’s twenty four years older than me. I’m only sorry you had to wait so long for me to reach the right age to come looking for you.

— Dawn Sister, See You Smile

My mom taught me from a young age to give back and volunteer any chance you get. It was something that I knew, if I made the NFL, I would financially have the ability to do.

— J. J. Watt

Middle age is youth without its levity And age without decay.

— Daniel Defoe

Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind.

— Alex Shakar, The Savage Girl

Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally short-sighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations…

— C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self

The finest lesson I’ve learned with age is that all I need is a small team of comrades who inspire me, try not to judge me, and remind me when I’m judging myself.

— Lake Bell

In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world – in America first but also in Europe – has become something that caters for the movie industry instead of being a counterbalance.

— Wim Wenders

There really is no correlation between age and one’s bank balance. I’ve met wealthy boys and broke men.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Old age is a special problem for me because I’ve never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself – a lad of about 19.

— E. B. White

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

— Felix Frankfurter

I am older than your age and younger than your body.

— Santosh Kalwar

It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.

— Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

It is imperative to change the way we look at education. We should invest in the foundation of school readiness from birth to age 5.

— James Heckman

Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22. It’s all work and no play.

— Usher

I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.

— Billy Joel

I mean, my age is just a number. So what if you were born in the era when they still used rotary phones and cassette tapes? I think it’s cute.

— T.S. Krupa, Safe & Sound

Eternity is to us as time, the age to come, the continuation, the manifestation, and perfection of our present and true existence.

— Adolph Saphir, The Hidden Life, Thoughts on Communion With God

Prose is architecture and the Baroque age is over.

— Ernest Hemingway

The glory of the age is beauty of grayhair.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Why do some people stop growing at age 30, just going from work to the couch and television, when others stay vibrant, curious, almost childlike into their nineties?

— Jacqueline Novogratz, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.

— Paul Cezanne

I was playing in bands and doing gigs from the age of 14 on. I stopped at the age of 28. Technology replaced me. As soon as I saw what computers can do, I didn’t think there would be a point for a live drummer.

— Mitchell Joachim

They rarely look at Baba — the teenagers — and then only with cold indifference, or even subtle disdain, as if my father should have known better than to allow old age and decay to happen to him.

— Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

I was eleven, the idea of two identical digits in my age still new and spectacular and heartbreaking. The girls must have felt this. They must have known. Where had ten, nine, eight, and seven gone?

— Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn

(backpacker having conversation with Lizzie the Australian main character)Backpacker: ‘What’s the drinking age in Australia?”eighteen”is that enforced’Lizzie thought for a second before answering seriously, ‘yes, they make us drink

— Catherine Deveny, The Happiness Show

In the age of facebookerism and tweeterism, people have been manipulated to behave foolishly. ” Look at me, i am here” culture has thrived.

— kamil Toume

I declareThat later on, Even in an age unlike our own, Someone will remember who we are.

— Sappho van Lesbos

In all the commotion, no one noticed that Minubar was missing or that Tanner, cynical and thrill- seeking, quick to crack and joke or start a fight, who had befriended Sevara at an early age and protected her until the last, was dead.

— Damian Wampler, Sevara: Dawn of Hope

The assumption that we are infallible can we justify the suppression of opinions we think false. Ages are as fallible as individuals, every age having held many opinions which subsequent ages have deemed not only false but absurd.

— John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

By 20, you should be smart. By 30, you should be strong. By 40, you should be rich. By 50, you should be wise. But if you are smart, strong, rich and wise, you don’t need any age limits.

— Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.

— Oprah Winfrey

I read somewhere that a man should tell the story of his life at the age of forty, and this deadline is fast approaching as I write these lines, only a few short weeks remain before this ominous birthday arrives.

— Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

If you read one book a week, starting at the age of 5, and live to be 80, you will have read a grand total of 3, 900 books, a little over one-tenth of 1 percent of the books currently in print.

— Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are free from the grasp, not of one mad master only, but of many.

— Plato, The Republic

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.

— Willa Cather

At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.

— Jung Chang

Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two.

— J.K. Rowling

I was born free, yet today I am in chains. Invisible, they were loosely draped and passed unnoticed until the age of understanding reduced my life to a narrow segment of fear. – Sultana

— Jean Sasson, Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

In every age of transition men are never so firmly bound to one way of life as when they are about to abandon it.

— Bernard Levin

We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.

— J. J. Abrams

People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.

— Daniel Goleman

We of this age have discovered a shorter, and more prudent method to become scholars and wits, without the fatigue of reading or of thinking.

— Jonathan Swift

Save your money. You’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.

— Michael Caine

As a Texan, I say ma’m and sir to my age contemporaries and open doors for anyone that I can. This goes for men, too, though it is appreciated when they beat me to it and disappointing when they don’t.

— Tiffany Madison

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

— Maurice Chevalier

I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.

— Nicki Minaj

I was given a stethoscope in a child’s ‘doctor’s bag’ at about age six and I loved it! One could hear the heart beating through that plastic toy.

— Jessye Norman

Confidence is something you’re born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.

— Hedy Lamarr

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

The last person to be hanged in Glasgow at the age of 31 was a beast by the name of Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel, he swung from the gallows in Barlinnie Prison on 11 July 1958.

— Stephen Richards, Scottish Hard Bastards

Fortunately for Alan’s sake, Frank preferred beauty over age so I had no need to defend my territory.

— Nicole Castle, Les Recidivists

I am from the age of magazines, so the Internet is terrifying to me. But I am learning.

— Carine Roitfeld

With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.

— Oscar Wilde

One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.

— Walter Scott

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.

— William Wordsworth

Get someone-anyone-to read books to you. Having books read to you at any age is the supremo ultimato of living.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

A paedophile is someone whose sexual attraction towards children their own age did not grow with them.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

I’ve watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me.

— Bonnie Raitt

Leon had attached himself to me in Chicago like a fat, brat-and-beer-filled tick; I was amazed that someone whose blood was clearly half pork grease had made it to age seventy-five.

— John Scalzi, Old Man’s War

I started elocution lessons because I was being teased, and I had a brilliant drama teacher. At the age of 14, I appeared at the National Theatre in ‘The Crucible.’

— Gina Bellman

Woman must come of age by herself — she must find her true center alone.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend.

— Marcel Achard

Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked.

— Lawrence Durrell

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

— Simon the Zealot

Everyone is the sum total of past experiences. A character doesn’t just spring to life at age thirty.

— Kelley Armstrong

I kept my age quiet for a good few years. I didn’t see it as a positive. I worked remotely, so I just didn’t tell people.

— Pete Cashmore

This is the age of the specialist, and years ago Rollo had settled on his career. Even as a boy, hardly capable of connected thought, he had been convinced that his speciality, the one thing he could do really well, was to inherit money.

— P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

I think it is absolutely crazy in this day and age that I have to go through a trial and error method to see if my child is allergic to an antibiotic or peanuts. I should just know.

— Anne Wojcicki

No, by God, he had no intention of going on like a blind man, plodding down a path of brainless, fruitless existence until old age or accident took him. Either he found the answer or he ditched the whole mess, life included.

— Richard Matheson, I Am Legend and Other Stories

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.

— Judith Viorst

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

— Francis Bacon

You had to learn at a certain age what sarcasm is, you know?

— Penny Marshall

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

— Thomas Hardy

Old age isn’t a battle old age is a massacre.

— Philip Roth

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.

— E. Joseph Cossman

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.

— Eric Hoffer

Any fool can write, we start learning it at school at the age of three….

— Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.

— Maggie Kuhn

It was mind boggling to know that I would experience such betrayal at such a young age while others live their whole life without knowing what betrayal is

— Veronika Gasparyan, Mother at Seven

Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.

— Voltaire

Horses and jockeys mature earlier than people – which is why horses are admitted to race tracks at the age of two and jockeys before they are old enough to shave.

— Dick Beddoes

I was never really sure what I wanted to do – I’m in awe of these people who knew at age 10 or 12 they wanted to be a brain surgeon, and they did it, and they still are.

— Jerry Doyle

His only real financial failure came at the age of thirteen, when in an uncharacteristic error of judgement he invested £200, 000 of his own savings in wooden socks, an invention that never caught on as he had hoped.

— Mark Jackman, Shadow of the Badger

It’s always better to accomplish something than nothing, but coming of age is about more than learning who you are inside: it’s as much about who you are in relation to others – and who you want to be

— Alexia Casale, House of Windows

Maybe someone who dies at the age of a hundred doesn’t feel anything more than the fear that grips us when we’re six and it’s nighttime and our mother comes in to turn out the light.

— Kamel Daoud, The Meursault Investigation

I’m 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I’m playing right where I’m supposed to be. I’m comfortable with that, but in the same breath I’d do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I’d do it.

— Eddie Murphy

You are young, and rich, and have friends, and at such an age I know it is hard to die!

— James Fenimore Cooper, Last of the Mohicans

I am not writing this book for people below the age of 18, but I see no harm in telling young people to prepare for failure rather than success, since failure is the main thing that is going to happen to them.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Hocus Pocus

Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air.

— Daphne du Maurier, The “Rebecca” Notebook: And Other Memories

In every age ‘the good old days’ were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.

— Brooks Atkinson

You behold him at the age of four-and-twenty stuffed with learning enough to produce an intellectual indigestion in an ordinary mind.

— Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

When I was young I used to have successes with women because I was young. Now I have successes with women because I am old. Middle age was the hardest part.

— Artur Rubinstein

My first recognition of age setting in was exactly on my 36th birthday. I have no idea why, on this day of all days, I looked in the mirror and realized my face no longer looked young.

— Paulina Porizkova

The power of a boy’s dream is one of life’s little miracles, the way it wraps itself around the heart and remains through old age to the last breath.

— Tom Verducci, The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.

— Louis Kronenberger

Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can’t construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.

— John Polkinghorne

best practices are useful reference points, but they must come with a warning label : The more you rely on external intelligence, the less you will value an internal idea. And this is the age of the idea

— Gyan Nagpal, Talent Economics: The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent

I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often, cynicism is confused with wisdom, and my scorn is confused with a knowing, which I don’t have.

— Laura Marling

We are at that age that balances between independence and conferring with your friends about every miniscule decision you make. I’ve never liked that part of adolescence.

— Tarryn Fisher, F*ck Love

At the age of four, you were an artist. And at seven, you were a poet.

— Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.

— Arsene Wenger

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?

— Casey Stengel

To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now an imperative to learn a new competency — how to accurately anticipate the future.

— Dan Burrus

What I believe about the young age of the earth comes out of taking the Bible as written. And I’ve said numerous times over the years that the age of the earth, for example, is not a salvation issue but an authority issue.

— Ken Ham

What kills a person at twenty-five? Leukemia. An accident. But George knows the better odds are that someone who passes at that age dies of unhappiness. Drug overdose. Suicide. Reckless behavior.

— Scott Turow, Limitations

The 1960s was a heroic age in the history of the art of communication – the audacious movers and shakers of those times bear no resemblance to the cast of characters in ‘Mad Men.’

— George Lois

Today, with tears in my eyes, I telephoned the mother of one of our children (aged thirteen) who had spoken for the first time since the age of three…

— Michael Braccia, Could it be That Way: Living with Autism

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.

— Franklin Pierce Adams

You see, at young age I had known how bitter taste like and it all started with a cup of brewed coffee.

— Ymatruz, The Coffee Cries Foul

I don’t care about age very much.

— Chinua Achebe

So age after age — will it be soon, O Lord? —Beneath the scalpel of nature and art, Our spirit screams, our flesh depletes itself, Giving birth to an organ for the sixth sense.(“The Sixth Sense”)

— Nikolay S. Gumilev, The Silver Age of Russian Culture: An Anthology

At seventy-one you can’t expect to hear a story, any story, and take it as it is. At my age a story stirs up a vortex that sucks into its eye more stories, and spits out still more. I must remember what I must.

— Miroslav Penkov, East of the West: A Country in Stories

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do.

— Golda Meir

Digital age of business and world shall move up from apathy, to sympathy, to empathy.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital Master

Probably no one alive hasn’t at one time or another brooded over the possibility of going back to an earlier ideal age in his existence and living a different kind of life.

— Hal Boyle

Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it.

— David Gemmell, Fall of Kings

I would have dearly liked to close the French doors between us for a bit of peace, but Mam wouldn’t allow it; she said that solitude would give me ideas and the last thing a boy of my age needed was ideas.

— John Boyne

Leadership isn’t about age but rather, leadership is about influence, impact & inspiration.

— Onyi Anyado

Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.

— Gerald Brenan

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

— Jean Paul Richter

My age has so little to do with my image of myself because at a certain point, the number just didn’t fit how I felt. It has become irrelevant to me. I just don’t feel like that number is representative of my spirit, of my energy or my anything!

— Christie Brinkley

Don’t worry, darling. I’ll look out for myself. And I’ve reached an age when I have no problem telling someone to fuck off.

— Sherry Thomas, The One In My Heart

I was tired of seeing the Graces always depicted as beautiful young things. I think wisdom comes with age and life and pain. And knowing what matters.

— Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace

Time was a dazzling lie, a magician worth a bird in his hat. The truth, I felt certain, was that everything happened at once. How old was I? I was every age at the same time. All the days of our lives were today.

— Ramona Ausubel, No One is Here Except All of Us

I kind of just write what I like to write. I’m thankful that readers of different ages seem to connect to my stories. I don’t consciously think about age demographics when I’m working on my comics.

— Gene Luen Yang

The luxury of age was the giving up of vanity.

— Colum McCann, TransAtlantic

No matter what your age is, you only have now. So it’s always about living in the moment and being in the moment… I refuse to let those numbers define me, and I just try to face each day positively.

— Christie Brinkley

Knowing how to age and not being afraid of aging is very healthy.

— Evelyn Lauder

Simply put, the relative age of a philosophical perspective has nothing to do with its veracity. It is pure illusion to imagine that just because a view of life was held and put to words long ago, that it is more valid.

— Thomas Daniel Nehrer, Essence of Reality: A Clear Awareness of How Life Works

Shiva and Saleem, victor and victim; understand our rivalry, and you will gain understanding of the age in which you live. (The reverse of this statement is also true.)

— Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children

The real luxury travel of the modern age is not through space it’s through time.

— Nancy Gibbs

It’s amazing how many cheaters and liars believe they won’t be caught. News Flash: In today’s age of technology, there won’t just be a paper trail. There will be multiple electronic and digital trails, as well.

— Cathy Burnham Martin, The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts

I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.

— Brandon Boyd

People sometimes announce that we have entered ‘the information age’ as if information did not exist in other times. I think that every age was an age of information, each in its own way and according to the available media.

— Robert Darnton

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding.

— Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

The age we live in is a busy age in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.

— Jeremy Bentham

For inside all the weakness of old age the spirit God knows is as mercurial as it ever was.

— May Sarton

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.

— Ira Gershwin

Over the last few years, my comfort level with how I look has improved. My age has helped. You get used to yourself and accept yourself.

— Lynn Redgrave

Think back to yourself at age 18. I know I was mighty different than the Patti I am today. As we grow up, we grow out of our haircuts, our apartments and – often times – our romantic decisions.

— Patti Stanger

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.

— James A. Michener

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

— Mahatma Gandhi

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

— Edmund Burke

Old age believe me is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

— Jane Harrison

Was the dementia of old age a blessing in disguise? No more thoughts. No more damage inflicted. No more memories of damage survived.

— Janet Turpin Myers, the last year of confusion

Because the Bible is God’s Word, it has eternal relevance; it speaks to all humankind, in every age and in every culture.

— Gordon D. Fee, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Children must be taught mathematics well in anywhere under every condition at every age and so we can have more rational, more logical societies!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

To stand in true relations with men in a false age is worth a fit of insanity, is it not?

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.

— Satyajit Ray

When you get to a certain age you find that other people’s opinions don’t really matter anymore, and you get kind of uncomfortable with your place in modern life.

— Noel Gallagher

From birth to age eighteen a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on she needs good cash.

— Sophie Tucker

This was how Dinocrates, recommended only by his good looks and dignified carriage, came to be so famous. But as for me, Emperor, nature has not given me stature, age has marred my face, and my strength is impaired by ill health.

— Vitruvius Pollio, The Ten Books on Architecture

I learned from the age of two or three that any room in our house, at any time of day, was there to read in, or be read to.

— Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings

Accepting the facts is always tough, so we search for forgiveness to this universe everyday to break the shackles, hurt is a prison and I from a very young young age refused to be held prisoner or even conform.

— Aidan McNally, Two Sons Too Many

in our age there is no such thing as ” keeping out of politics ” all issues are political issues , and politics itself is a mass of lies , evasions , folly , hatred and .

— George Orwell

Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.

— Mary McCarthy

An age builds up cities: an hour destroys them.

— Seneca

This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

— Arthur C. Clarke

We are living in a new age of energy supply anxiety.

— Daniel Yergin

In an age of sophistic over-complexity, simplicity can be useful.

— William Krystol

I accepted the role of spokesman for Lipitor because I am dedicated to the battle against heart disease, which killed my father at age 62 and motivated me to become a medical doctor.

— Robert Jarvik

When I turned two I was really anxious, because I’d doubled my age in a year.I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I’m six I’ll be ninety.

— Steven Wright

I was a writer first, and knew I’d be a storyteller at age seven. But since my parents are very practical, they urged me to go into a profession that would be far more secure, so I went to medical school.

— Tess Gerritsen

It is not against the law to drink in public places, and you will see people drinking in parks or by the lake. The Swiss have a more relaxed attitude to alcohol consumption. From the age of 16, young people can be served beer or wine in a bar.

— Clare O’Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

Ultimately, the only people who are in any way edified by hanging with famous people are you at the age of 11 and your mom.

— Adam McKay

I’d date someone younger or older; age doesn’t matter to me. Or looks, really – it’s all about maturity.

— Leona Lewis

Marriage is not about age it’s about finding the right person.

— Sophia Bush

I grew up in Florida, so you start swimming at the age of 1, really. By 10, I was competitive swimming, and by 12, I had aspirations to be the best in the world.

— Diana Nyad

It is by no haphazard chance that in every age men have risen early to pray. The first thing that marks decline in spiritual life is our relationship to the early morning.

— Oswald Chambers

What to say if I was wise and on your age I will take the chances and take Reddit Collection #1 and #2… But if you are hungry… go and buy one sandwich!

— Deyth Banger

For as long I can remember I have wanted to die. So that started around age 6. I think. My earliest clear memories start at age 140.

— John Kennebrew, Restless nights and Zombies

You don’t have to be age 20 and size zero to be sexually viable or viable as a woman.

— Belinda Carlisle

He was one of those who are not born handsome, but develop charming features with age by continuously engaging their brains with intelligent thoughts.

— Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

He couldn’t be the type of guy she probably deserved—someone her own age without baggage or complications. But he could be the man she needed.

— Shelly Bell

Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.

— Debra Winger

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

— Voltaire

Many a man that couldn’t direct ye to th’ drug store on th’ corner when he was thirty will get a respectful hearin’ when age has further impaired his mind.

— Finley Peter Dunne

There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they’re all American and blonde and blue-eyed and smiley. I’m totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion.

— Samantha Mumba

…one of the roles of man is to shut his eyes and keep them shut to see if he can continue into the night of his old age the dream curtailed in the night of his youth.

— Machado de Assis, Dom Casmurro

I became married at a young age and had two daughters and divorced at 26. I had to go on welfare to make ends meet. I had no way to support myself.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

David Bowie was my creative northstar, a muse, an inspiration to me from the age of 8. He was a special soul on a mission, and the mission is now complete. I know he is truly home now among the stars.

— Eileen Anglin

Another remarkable thing about the dead is that they are all ages, preserved at every age you ever knew them, and at no age at all.

— Dara Horn

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

— W. Somerset Maugham

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

— Edmund Burke

I’m of the age and immaturity level that I cannot give you my respect solely because you are older or ranked higher on an imaginary totem pole. I give you my respect because of your actions.

— Erica Goros

Sum of life; Birth, childhood, youth, adulthood, parenthood, old age and death.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

A new age dawns, Uttara. The Wheel of Time has turned. Not too long from now – hopefully in our lifetime – Aryavarta will be a janapada, a realm ruled by its people, the largest such in the world!– Abhimanyu Karshni

— Krishna Udayasankar, Kurukshetra

It’s a sobering thought: When Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.

— Tom Lehrer

In this age of the electronic media and the mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way.

— Ezra Taft Benson

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

— William Osler

I want to be a dad. That’s floating to the top of my list. I think it’s such an important thing. I’m at the age where everyone has kids, and I ask them, ‘Is it like a puppy?’ And they go, ‘It’s 10 times a puppy.’

— Jimmy Fallon

I knew from the age of five what I wanted to do. The one thing I could do was draw. I couldn’t draw that much better than some of the other kids, but I cared more and I wanted it badly.

— Chuck Close

Forty is the old age of youth fifty is the youth of old age.

— Victor Hugo

Let’s take a minute to talk about spellbooks, since, in this day and age when magic is no longer taught in schools (or is, at best, an elective like Home Economics), very few people have the experience with spellbooks that they used to.

— Ursula Vernon, Castle Hangnail

According to Tobias, women hang around longer because they’re less capable of indignation and better at being humiliated, for what is old age but one long string of indignities? What person of integrity would put up with it?

— Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.

— Thomas Dekker

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Old age begins when reflection overcomes planning.

— L. Michael Hager

He was rather clumsy and shy and looked as if he’d spent the last ten years of his life locked up in a library – hardly the kind of man any girl your age dreams of …

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Midnight Palace

The fate of the Right in the late modern age is to destroy what remains of the past in a vain attempt to recover it.

— John Gray, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.

— Jawaharlal Nehru

We’re in the age of the series, trilogy, boxed sets.

— Glen Duncan

I can’t tell you his age but when he was born the wonder drug was Mercurochrome.

— Milton Berle

I am happy being able to play roles with people my age because once you do something really mature there is no turning back.

— Lindsay Lohan

When you’re put in a position to really affect young people who are going to run the world one day, if you’re able to be in their life at a young age and make a positive impact, I think that’s a beautiful thing.

— Zendaya

I hope to have one more boxing match at the age of 55. Given that demographic at the age of 55 to 65, you’ve got to make a statement with your life. Otherwise, you are just existing.

— George Foreman

For me, your real age is not the age on your ID. That’s just a date when you were born.

— Jose Mourinho

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.

— Xavier Becerra

Whatever China I’d been born into, I would probably still have become a painter – I loved sketching portraits as a child, and began art classes at the age 7. But if China hadn’t been under Maoist rule, I might never have become a writer.

— Ma Jian

My experience with age it instills a degree of patience in some, leaves the virtuous spiritually unchanged, feeds the character defects in others, and brings little wisdom to any of us.

— James Lee Burke, Crusader’s Cross

She’s fifteen, above the age of consent, and he’s seventeen, but he’s still “the boy” in every conversation. She’s “the young woman”.Words are not small things.

— Fredrik Backman, Beartown

The age of reason may have had its golden age, but the age of emotion endures forever.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

I have nothing against younger women and older men on screen. What is sad is that so many women over 40 who have so much to give aren’t being considered to play opposite men their own age or younger.

— Rene Russo

In an age of bombsguzzling blood, skylarks merge peacewith thought and action.

— Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Wearing glasses for reading meant surrendering to old age without the least bit of a fight.

— Andrea Camilleri, La pista di sabbia

The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

He doesn’t have anything like wisdom of age or hindsight. He’s a biased historian of self, an emotional revisionist. We all are, for the most part.

— Marc Maron, Attempting Normal

Old age is having the name of a chiropractor in your wallet. It’s cutting out coupons for the zeal of discounted small items and the practice of fine motor skills.

— Dominic Smith, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

I like to keep the median age in my lab low because they will indulge me in my dreams. They don’t yet think things are impossible.

— George M. Church

Some people survived the neolithic age by being brave, others by being cowardly and smart.

— Phil Lord

Le Marais?’‘It’s a little district in the centre of Paris. It is full of cobbled streets and teetering apartment blocks and gay men and orthodox Jews and women of a certain age who once looked like Brigitte Bardot. It’s the only place to stay.

— Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Feeling its power, one Civil War paper trumpeted that Milton and Homer were for another age but for this one was the New York Herald.

— Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

Do not restrain yourself from fellowshipping with people, regardless of their age or status

— Sunday Adelaja

was coming to that troubled twilight time, a time of regrets that resemble hopes, of hopes that resemble regrets, when youth is past but old age has not yet come.

— Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

A young body, a young heart, and endless courage. That last part is the most important. Don’t let anyone tell you any differently. Why do you think we used to send so many kids your age off to war?

— Karina Halle, Veiled

If I could write the beauty of your eyesAnd in fresh numbers number all your graces, The age to come would say ‘this poet lies! Such heaven never touched earthly faces

— William Shakespeare

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.

— Mark Twain

Whatever you’ve been doing with the girls or women your age won’t cut it.

— Auliq Ice