Quotation Explorer - 'Older'

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. - H. L. Mencken
I'm of the age and immaturity level that I cannot give you my respect solely because you are older or ranked higher on an imaginary totem pole. I give you my respect because of your actions. - Erica Goros
If you're not getting happier as you get older, then you're fuckin' up - Ani DiFranco
Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well. - Margaret Atwood
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. Thereverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides. - George Sand
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. - Madeleine L'Engle
When you're young, try to be realistic; as you get older, become idealistic. You'll live longer.
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. - Virginia Woolf
The older I get, the more I feel almost beautiful... - Sharon Olds
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. - George Burns
Everyone will grow older, but few will grow wiser. - Syed Ahmad Fathi
Stripped of its arrogance, its desire to make off with half of the patrimony and never be seen again, history belongs at the family table. If theology, the older brother, pretends not to need or notice him it will be a sign that he has forgotten, after all, who his father is. - N.T. Wright
The older you get, the more you realize you need a handful of good, close, tight friends. - Nicole Richie
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are aftermath of war. - Herbert Hoover
Call home at least once a week. It's a proven fact that we call home less the older we get. And that's wrong. It should be the other way around. As we get older, our parents get older. - Randy Pausch
There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older. - Criss Jami
Don't care about *new* mistakes you are going to make, take care that you don't just repeat older ones. - Prerak Trivedi
As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe. It's not that we don't want to, but too much has happened and we can't. - Now and Then
The older we get, the more we become ourselves. - Alan Andrews
As you grow older, it becomes harder to feel 100 percent happy; you learn all the things that can go wrong, you become superstitious about tempting fate, about bringing disaster upon your life by accidentally feeling too good one day. - Douglas Coupland
You are not getting older; you are getting wiser. - Debasish Mridha
As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable. - Doris Lessing
If your parents are getting older, you must treat them as your own child - Pawan Prakash Tirkey
We are getting older fatter and balder. Each day brings us one step closer to death. Other than that, life's a ding-a-derry. - M. Kushner
I've grown more OK with mystery as I've gotten older. - Matt Chandler
Time is a curious thing. When you have it before you, it's something you take for granted and it moves slowly. Then, as you get older, it accelerates. When I look back, it seems such a long distance travelled, so long ago, so dream-like. - Bernard Sumner
Learn everything you can learn now while you are young. If you think you are old now, well let me remind you that NOTHING IS TOO LATE. If you will start it now, you are never too old to do it! Don't wait for another year older for you to learn something new. JUST DO IT. (You listen to Nike!) - Diana Rose Morcilla
Today is older than tomorrow,that is the power of the present - ABC
See him now, so boyish a body and an older head. (Bhutta) - M.K. Bhutta
Matty just rolled his eyes and walked over to his older brother. "Why is it when everyone thinks they're on their death bed, they suddenly find Jesus?"Jayne shrugged and replied, "Because that's where he likes to hang out? - Nonjon
Old age is always fifteen years older than I am. - Bernard M. Baruch
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. - Herbert Hoover
The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath. - Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart
We turn not older with years, but newer every day. - Emily Dickinson
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. - Logan Pearsall Smith
You do realize as you grow older that almost nobody knows what they are talking about. - John Cleese
I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point."(As quoted in Put Your Big Girl Panties on and Deal with it, Roz Van Meter, 2007) - Susan Sarandon
I'm not perfect and the older I get the more I realise that. - Graham Speechley
Remember, breasts don't sag as we get older, they relax. - Marty Klein
I've known rivers:I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.My soul has grown deep like the rivers. - Langston Hughes
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. - Henry Ward Beecher
As I grow older , I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me. - H. Rider Haggard
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. - Mario Andretti
You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute. - Ambrose Bierce
The less respect an older person deserves the more certain he is to demand it from anyone younger. - Robert A. Heinlein
Life is funny, when you are young you want to be older and those that are older wish to be younger. - Karon Waddell
Women always think in the catastrophic, and when there is a calamity to rectify that might require a unmarried granddaughter, there older women will always act. Their powers of foresight and vigilance might make any disheveled or nubile young haggage ready for the altar in five minutes. - Michelle Franklin
When you're young your reality is accepted by most. When you're older, your reality changes and that seems to upset most people. - Solange nicole
George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life. - Elisabeth Elliot
The older I get, the less I know. It's wonderful--it makes the world so spacious. - Swami Chetanananda
Ah, but I was so much older thenI’m younger than that now - Bob Dylan
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood. - Logan Pearsall Smith
The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women. - Booker T. Washington
That's the whole point of being 20. You could be a lot of things. I am much older than you are. I AM things. - Frasier
Nothing ever happens to me, " she reflected..... An older person at such an hour and in such a place might think that sufficient was happening to him, and rest content. Lucy desired more. - E.M. Forster
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
I've been playing the game of life for over 52 years now and I don't feel one day younger or older than I am. Maybe its I just don't feel - Stanley Victor Paskavich
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. - Bernard M. Baruch
Another year older, but am I wiser? Wisdom comes from learning and changing for the better. Sometimes we just go through life living the same day over and over and never gaining true wisdom. Let that never be me. - Richie Norton
The young have little use for the concept of rebirth, yet the older they get the more appealing the concept becomes. - Charles Spencer King
Early morning: set off at dawn. Travel round in front of the sun, steal a day's march on him. Keep it up for ever never grow a day older technically. - James Joyce
If your gonna screw up, do it while you're young. Older you get, the harder it is to bounce back. - Winston Groom
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides. - George Sand
I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older I find that I don't want to do them. - Nancy Astor
Don't tell people to act their age. It's like telling a baby to move out, and if they're older you're telling them to "die in a hole." - Devin J. Monroe
She wore her sexuality with an older woman's ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down. - Zadie Smith
I've developed into quite a swan. I'm one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older - until I drop dead of beauty. - Rufus Wainwright
It is a sign of immaturity to believe that being older than someone (automatically) makes you more (mentally) mature than them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Older men declare war, but it is the youth that must fight and die. - Herbert Hoover
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her. - Agatha Christie
You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I'm sure I would have played his mother. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older. - Lillian Gish
when you are a child you unconsciously adopt certain beliefs. Yet, there comesthe necessity to upgrade these beliefs as you grow older. - Derric Yuh Ndim
I doubt I'm any wiser than I was five hundred years back. I'm older. I've been up, and been down, and been up again. Have I learned aught? I've learned from my mistakes, but I've had more time to commit more mistakes. - Gaiman, Neil
I was born at a very early age. As I grew up, I got older... So far though, this is the oldest I've ever been. - Rebecca Hurley
It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better. - John Steinbeck
Tying the little folks with the older folks is a great and powerful tool to preserve and to protect the family and the individual. - Alex Haley
The older you get, the easier it is for you to distinguish between your friends and people you are not seeing for the first time. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things. - Po Bronson
You can't really expect a 22-year-old girl to react the same way as a man 24 years older than her. - Rachel Hunter
There is a very great difference between older and old, the former being desirable and the latter being inevitable. - Michelle Franklin
Someday when we're older, we'll learn who to trust. But heroes and saviors, can't save folks like us. - Kevin Dalton
And the most extraordinary thing is that, in the end, as you grow older, you continue to go poop once a day if you are in good health, while it is not easy to make love every day. So finally, the pleasure is longer-lasting and more frequent than the other. - Guy Fournier
The older I get the more I realize how simple life is and how complicated we make it... - James A. Murphy
The wonderful wizard of Oz - when was a child I loved the movie and I read the book when I got older and made me amazing - L. Frank Baum, W.W. Denslow
Growing up doesn't mean that you are older than someone, it means that you are no longer an amateur. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The beauty of collaboration between older and younger generations is that we combine strength with wisdom—a surefire way to accomplish more for the glory of God. - Brett Harris
As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer. - Robert Quillen
To have had fame, even very minor fame, and to have lost it, got older and maybe put on a little weight is a kind of living death. - David Nicholls
Bodies get older. Spirits never die! - Cass van Krah
A young man is embarrassed to question an older one. - Homer
Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser. - Ann Landers
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. - Andrew Carnegie
Indeed," Fowler answered. He turned and looked at Tony critically. "I say, old man, but you're not much older than that German kid."Yeah," Tony grinned. "But I'm from Texas and meaner than a junkyard bulldog. Makes a difference, you know. - Robert L. Wise
Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.
The older he got, the less he believed and then the less he believed the more capable he was of believing. "Such a cool paradox." He said. - Jill McCorkle
His older self had taught his younger self a language which the older self knew because the younger self, after being taught, grew up to be the older self and was, therefore, capable of teaching. - Robert A. Heinlein
You know how it is -- you get older, you get wiser, you start to ask yourself 'is it any use being able to summon creatures of the nether deeps when I could be watching BBC 4? - Kate Griffin
When you're young, faith is often a matter of rules. What you should do and shouldn't do, that kind of thing. But as you get older, you realize that faith is really a matter of relationship - with God, with the people around you, with the members of your community. - Rhoda Janzen
Try not to be in a hurry to get older because youth happens once in your life. Thereafter, old age stays with you forever. - Chris Jirika
You may not stop getting older, but you can paint your world with the vibrant colors of love to keep feeling younger. - Debasish Mridha
Cyber attacks are not what makes the cool war 'cool.' As a strategic matter, they do not differ fundamentally from older tools of espionage and sabotage - Noah Feldman
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. - Thomas Szasz
It is a sadness of growing older that we lose our ardent appreciation of what is new and different and difficult. - Elizabeth Aston
It may not make sense to you, now, but when you get older you'll understand that sometimes things have to be done. Hard things. But everyone will hate the person who finally does them. But if they do them anyway, that's the mark of true honor. - Rhiannon Held Silver
I am older than your age and younger than your body. - Santosh Kalwar
...And eventually, he (Charles Manson) testified to an empty court, as Bugliosi had convinced the presiding judge Older, that Manson's hypnotic powers might convince the jury he was innocent. - Nikolas Schreck
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable. - Henry Ward Beecher
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde
Growing older is a precious commodity. Only a few can endure to achieve that distinguished distinction and quality. - Debasish Mridha
Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two. - J.K. Rowling
There is new research showing that our creative potential increases with age. Our creativity is a product of our inner and outer experience, and as we get older, we have all kinds of experience to draw on. Also, research tells us that creativity brings energy, vitality and good health. - Sandra A. Cusack
I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now.From the back pages - Bob Dylan
As I get older I find it more and more easy to watch a pot until it boils. - Clifford Cohen
Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough. - Groucho Marx
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. - Bruce Lee
But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose. - G. K. Chesterton
It’s amazing how when we were young we wanted to know what it felt like to be older and when we are older we want the feeling of being younger again. - DeWayne Owens
The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. - H.L. Mencken
We can never skip growing old. As we grow older, we understand old things and things of old times better! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
No one dreamed them up. No one needed to. The vampire clawing at the window, the werewolf prowling the moor, the hags at the crossroads they lurked here already. Some nightmares are ancient, as old as civilization. Some are older still. - Robert Dunbar VORTEX
To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. - Unknown
As I grow older and older, And totter toward the tomb, I find that I care less and less Who goes to bed with whom.
Let us grow together, not to become older, to love each other better. - Debasish Mridha
Your [...] is a really warm older Hispanic lady who has a beautiful laugh and loves to hug. If you are even a little bit nice to her she will make you feel great and maybe cook you delicious food. - Amy Poehler
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. - Bernard M. Baruch
Our children were allowed to help when they were little, urged to help when they grew a little older, and sometimes ordered to help when they were teenagers. - Boyd K. Packer
As I get older, I just prefer to knit. - Tracey Ullman
Your chronological age makes you older, grownNess is a state of mind! - Sheila Tiller-Tooks
It's not true that we lose our creative genius when we grow older, but we grow older because we forget to use our creative genius. - Debasish Mridha
Since we aim for a healthy life for all, we should teach young girls that their worth can't be validated by dating older rich men, because that is risky for their health. Until we change certain perceptions in society, we will keep fighting the same battles. - Gugu Mona
The older lady smiled a friendly welcome that rivaled her preserves for sweet appeal. She could have been someone’s grandmother complete with close-cropped white hair if she wasn’t wearing a worn Grateful Dead T-shirt over a long-sleeved thermal. The 1987 Summer Tour. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.' - Earl Warren
Brothers? Oh, I hate brothers. My older brother just doesn't know when to die, and my younger brothers seem to do nothing but. - Oscar Wilde
A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier, and hoarser than his wife. - E.W. Howe
I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam. - George Carlin
When i was a child, i liked tasting any candy i happened to see, but as i grew older, i realized those are a great meal to the worms in my innards. Will you shun old habits or nay? That's the question. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The older I get the less I care what other people think of me. Therefore the older I get the more I enjoy life. - Auliq Ice
Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated. - Paulette Bates Alden
...Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream mother-goose, Alice-and- Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life? - Sylvia Plath
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled, the more I gain. - Susan B. Anthony
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. - Sam Levenson
Want to forget that you’re growing older? Walk across green grass with bare feet. - Toni Sorenson
My mother always used to say, "The older you get, the better you get. Unless you're a banana. - Betty White
Nonsense. Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older, and then before you know it, they're grown. - J.M. Barrie
We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. - Lynn Hall
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. - Anouk Aimee
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
By now I have come to feel that the fact of being a ‘child’, of being wholly subservient and dependent, of being seen by older people as a mixture of expensive nuisance, slave and super-pet, does most young people more harm than good - John Holt
Growing older is certain; growing wiser is harder and optional. - Debasish Mridha
Anyone who is forgetting to love is growing older. Anyone who is learning to fly with the wings of love are growing younger. - Debasish Mridha
Never underestimate the value of advice from anyone, whether they are younger or older than you. Wisdom is not categorised under age - Unarine Ramaru
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