“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” Maya Angelou
“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.” Gloria Steinem
“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” George Bernard Shaw
“Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.” John Glenn
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Coco Chanel
“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” Albert Einstein
“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan
“The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you’re wrinkled.” Maya Angelou
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”
“I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.”
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”
“The older I get, the more I see there are these crevices in life where things fall in and you just can’t reach them to pull them back out. So you can sit next to them and weep or you can get up and move forward. You have to stop worrying about who’s not here and start worrying about who is.”
“It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined, a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there.” John O’Donohue
“I grow old … I grow old … I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.” T.S. Eliot
“To all, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love.” Gabriel García Márquez
“I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet.” Amy Neftzger