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Funny Quotations about Old Age

quotations about old age

Old age, often seen as the final chapter of life's journey, is a period of profound wisdom, reflection, and unique beauty. It's a time when the noise of life starts to quieten, allowing for introspection, appreciation, and a deeper understanding of one's life story. Old age, with its wrinkles and gray hair, bears the marks of a life well-lived, filled with experiences that have shaped us into who we are. The following collection of funny quotations about old age offers insights into the richness and complexities of this stage of life. They touch on themes of wisdom, resilience, legacy, and the often overlooked beauty of aging. These quotations are a tribute to the splendor of growing older, a celebration of the wisdom that comes with years, and a reflection on the graceful art of aging. Whether you're embarking on this golden phase, or seeking to understand and appreciate it, these words will offer a nuanced and heartening perspective on old age.

"Anyone can get old. All you have to do is to live long enough." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln (American statesman, 1809-65)

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start *bragging about it.*telling the truth.*avoiding the question.* Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." Eleanor Roosevelt (American humanitarian and diplomat, 1884-1962)

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there." George Burns (American comedian, 1896-1996)

The older we get, the fewer things seem *worth waiting in line for.*colorful.*interesting.* Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." Lucille Ball (American actress, 1911-89)

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is *optional.*awful.*too.* Chili Davis (Jamaican-American baseball player, 1960-)

"You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy *beautician.*teacher.*dog sitter.* Dorothy Parker (American critic and humorist, 1893-1967)

"Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine." Joan Collins (British actress, 1933-)

"We are always the same age inside." Gertrude Stein (American writer, 1874-1946)

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" Satchel Paige (American baseball player, 1906-1982)

"My children are doing me in history now." David Trimble (Northern Irish politician, 1944-)

"To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am." Bernard Baruch (American financier and presidential adviser, 1870-1965)

"The only thing for old age is a brave face, a good tailor, and *comfortable shoes.*a pint of Guinness.*a long walk.* Alan Ayckbourn (English dramatist, 1939-)

"If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Eubie Blake (American ragtime pianist, 1883-1983) on reaching 100

"Old age is the outpatients' department of Purgatory." Lord Hugh Cecil (British Conservative politician and educationist, 1869-1956)

To what do I attribute my longevity? Bad *luck.*hair.*friends.* Quentin Crisp (English writer, 1908-99)

"While there's snow on the roof, it doesn't mean the fire has gone out in the furnace." John G. Diefenbaker (Canadian Progressive Conservative statesman, 1895-1979)

"After the age of 80, you seem to be *having breakfast*on the toilet*making tea* every five minutes." Christopher Fry (English dramatist, 1907-2005)

"It's amazing how much 'mature wisdom' resembles being too tired." Robert Heinlein (American science fiction writer, 1907-88)

"I still go up my 44 stairs two at a time, but that is in hopes of dropping dead at the top." A. E. Housman (English poet, 1859-1936)

"In one old people's home they changed the words of the song to 'When I'm 84' as they considered 64 to be young. I might do that." Paul McCartney (English pop singer and songwriter, 1942-)

"Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed." Anthony Powell (English novelist, 1905-2000)

"One should never make one's debut with a scandal. One should reserve that to give an interest to one's old age." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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