Sunday, November 27, 2011

“Grow old along with me …

…the best is yet to be”. So says Robert Browning and maybe he’s right; but here are some other thoughts on the subject!

“Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.” … Bob Hope

“In a man's middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.” … E.B. White

“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” … Oliver Wendell Holmes

“We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.” … Frank A. Clark

“The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn't have when you were young you no longer want.” … L.S. McCandless

“I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.’ … Robert Frost

“If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.” … Mickey Mantle

"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." … Jack Benny

“What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.” … Dave Berry

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high-school class is running the country.” … Kurt Vonnegut

“Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.” … Leon Trotsky


Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Those are all great and have to agree with most but Trotsky gets my vote. It seems to come suddenly out of left field.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Shreya said...

No man is really old until his mother stops worrying about him.
-William Ryan

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, then its a sure sign you are getting old. - Mark Twain

I just remember these 2 quotes on "old".

Nice quotes :)

4:44 AM  
Anonymous Big John said...

"And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."
... William Shakespeare

6:58 AM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins, said...

Even more terrifying:
To wake up one morning and discover your grandchildren's graduation class is running the country.

Lots of good ones here, thanks Ginnie.


7:16 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I'll hang onto Browning, and Oliver Wendell Holmes too.

9:16 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Great collection of quotes.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ginnie, my vote goes to the one from Mickey Mantle followed by Bob Hope's comment.

7:44 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

All good quotes; IO agree with Mickey Mantle!!

7:57 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

I like Dave Barry's quote! I don't want to be so mature that I cease to have fun.

11:49 AM  
Blogger ellen said...

All good ones, that's for sure. I certainly have been wondering where the years have gone.

11:45 AM  

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