Quotes about Age
"We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man."
Lyndon B. Johnson
"Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it."
"I got to experience soccer at the highest level at a young age; I decided I wanted to be part of that for as long as possible."
"My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head."
"I would like to see more airplay for all artists, no matter what age. I think there's a lot of money being spent toward the young guys, but a lot of the older guys are the ones who blazed the trail for those young guys."
"My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life."
"I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age - which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday."
"When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory."
A. C. Benson
"At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence."
"Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death."
"Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason."
"What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew."
"I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age."
"As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days."
"This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it."
"Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime."
"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking."
"The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers."
"One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave."
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
"If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost."
"What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop."
"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
"Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?"
"By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man."
John Kenneth Galbraith
"Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining,... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives."
"Well, I'm in my 60s now. I finally look it, I think. People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve."
"From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35 she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash."
"I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female."
"If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch."
"Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?"
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