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The Quotable Books Series ...

Senior Moments

On Growing
Older and Wiser

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(sample quotations from the book)

I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things. — Douglas Adams, science fiction novelist, The Salmon of Doubt

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. — Anouk Aimee, actress

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. — Elizabeth Arden, designer

Muhammad Ali on Life

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. — Muhammad Ali, boxer

Dreams are powerful. Dreams are what make you say, “When I’m 64, I want to start a new business.” — Ameriprise Enterprises TV commercial

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. — Fred Astaire, dancer and actor

I refuse to admit that I'm more than fifty-two even if that does make my sons illegitimate. — Nancy Astor, politician

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. — Tallulah Bankhead, actress

I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows. — Janette Barber, comedienne

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. — Dave Barry, humorist

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh on yourself. — Ethel Barrymore, actress

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. — John Barrymore, actor

The older one gets, the weirder one gets. — Candice Bergen, actress

When is the right age to retire? When you dread going to work. — Mary Bright

As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things. — Po Bronson, author

To my eye, women get sexier around 35. They know a thing or two, and knowledge is always alluring. — Pierce Brosnan, actor

Susan Sarandon on Being Older

I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point. — Susan Sarandon, actress

If you live to the age of a hundred, you have it made, because very few people die past the age of a hundred. — George Burns, comedian and actor

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty—they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. — Martin Buxbaum

I am an old man, but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life. — Pablo Casals, cellist and composer

Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives. — Maurice Chevalier, singer and actor

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued. — Bill Dana, comedian

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on old fiddles. — Sigmund Engel

When you’re old, you are more certain of who you are, and that may be a good thing or a bad thing. Because you’ve lived your life, you’re independent, you’re not looking for anyone to complete you. — Sally Fields, actress

If I had my life to live over again, I'd live over a saloon. — W. C. Fields, comedian

Here are the other three books in the Quotable Life Book series. Click on the titles to see sample quotations:

Children: A Quotable Guide for Parents

Life & Death: It’s Really a Simple Matter

The War Between Men and Women: On Men, Women, Sex, Love, Relationships, Dating, Marriage, Divorce, and Much, Much More …

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