I didn’t get old on purpose, it just happened. If you’re lucky, it could happen to you.
1919 — 2011
Those of you in your twenties have the feeling that time is something of which you have an endless supply. Again, take it from someone who has been on this planet a good deal longer than most of you have, that is not the case.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist
1924 — 2005
By the time you know what to do, you’re too old to do it.
1918 — 2002
There are three stages in an actor’s career: Who is John Amos? Get me John Amos. Get me a young John Amos.
I have lived in the world just long enough to look carefully the second time into those things that I am most certain of the first time.
1818 — 1885
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
1888 — 1972
When asked how it felt to turn eighty:
Pretty good, considering the alternative.
1888 — 1972
Old age is no place for sissies.
1908 — 1989
I ain’t what I used to be, but who the hell is?
1910 — 1974
Be nice to your children, for they will choose your rest home.
1917 — 2012
You know you are getting old when all the names in your black book have MD after them.
’Tis late ere an old man comes to know he is old.
1654 — 1734
Upon signing a long-term contract with Warner Brothers at age 85:
At 85 you can only think ahead for the next fifty years or so.
1912 — 2002
In growing old, one grows more foolish and more wise.
Duke François de La Rochefoucauld
1613 — 1680
Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I’m not sure that old age isn’t the best part of life.
C. S. Lewis
1898 — 1963
I don’t want to retire. I’m not that good at crossword puzzles.
1923 — 2007
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
1885 — 1967
Girls used to come up to me and say, “My sister loves you.” Now girls come up to me and say, “My mother loves you.”
When I was young, the old regarded me as an outrageous young fellow, and now that I’m old, the young regard me as an outrageous old fellow.
Sir Fred Hoyle
1915 — 2001
Senesence begins and middle age ends the day your descendants outnumber your friends.
1902 — 1971