Age Quotes

It takes a long time to become young.

In youth we are plagued by desire; in later years, by the desire to feel desire.

«Age 60» I’m sixty years of age. That’s 16 Celsius.

After reaching the age of thirty, Honda had begun to forget people’s names, just as paint flakes away bit by bit…. as a man grows older the memory of his youth begins to act as nothing less than an immunization against further experience. And he was thirty-eight. It was an age when one felt strangely unready to say that one had lived and yet reluctant to acknowledge the death of youth.

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

In youth study; in maturity compose; in old age correct.

«Age 55» [T]he very prime of life; that is, about fifty-five years of age,—the flowering time of existence, when real enjoyment of life begins.

«Age 30» I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade…. Thirty — the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair. But there was Jordan beside me, who, unlike Daisy, was too wise ever to carry well-forgotten dreams from age to age.

The years pile up and hide under a new exterior, as completely as if emerging into another state of being.

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