July 20, 2024

Age Quotes

 Age Quotes


Aging is a universal experience that evokes a wide range of emotions and insights. Throughout history, many notable figures have shared their perspectives on growing older, reflecting on the wisdom, challenges, and beauty that come with the passage of time. Here are 20 famous quotes about age, along with brief bios of their authors.

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American writer and humorist known for his classic novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” His wit and satire made him one of the most celebrated authors of American literature.

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan (1921-2006) was an American feminist writer and activist, best known for her book “The Feminine Mystique,” which sparked the second-wave feminism movement in the United States.

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (1909-1966) was a Polish poet and aphorist known for his thought-provoking and often humorous philosophical writings.

“Age is an issue of mind. If you have the mind, you can age like fine wine.” – Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a Canadian singer known for her powerful voice and international success in pop and adult contemporary music. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide.

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” – Unknown

This quote reflects a sentiment often attributed to various sources, reminding us to appreciate the gift of aging and the experiences it brings.

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He played a prominent role in World War II and the Korean War.

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century.

“It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old.” – Jules Renard

Jules Renard (1864-1910) was a French author and member of the Académie Goncourt. He is best known for his journals and satirical novels.

“Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include “Paul Revere’s Ride” and “The Song of Hiawatha.”

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British writer and theologian known for his works of fiction, including “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, and his Christian apologetics.

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” – Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau (1928-2017) was a French actress, singer, and director who starred in numerous French and international films, becoming an icon of French New Wave cinema.

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

Bill Vaughan (1915-1977) was an American columnist and author known for his humorous observations on life and society.

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is an American former track and field athlete who won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. She is considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of women’s sports.

“Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had.” – Matt Maldre

Matt Maldre is an artist and writer known for his blog “Spudart” and his creative projects exploring design, humor, and culture.

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” – Joan Collins

Joan Collins is a British actress, author, and columnist known for her roles in film and television, including the iconic role of Alexis Carrington on the TV series “Dynasty.”

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was an English poet and playwright known for his dramatic monologues and romantic verse.

“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” – Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige (1906-1982) was an American baseball pitcher who played in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

“Age is an opportunity to do good things more than before.” – Olivier Martinez

Olivier Martinez is a French actor known for his roles in films such as “Unfaithful” and “The Horseman on the Roof.”

“Age is an issue of the mind. You’re only as old as you feel.” – Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, and peace activist known for her work in avant-garde art and her marriage to John Lennon of the Beatles.

“Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.” – Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961) was an American journalist and radio broadcaster who was the first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany in 1934 for her critical reporting on Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.

These quotes about age reflect perspectives from various walks of life, capturing wisdom, humor, and reflection on the passage of time and the experiences it brings.

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