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65 Getting Older Quotes

Getting Older Quotes

As golf legend Lee Trevino once said, “The older I get, the better I used to be.” Let’s take a look at some of the best quotes about getting older.

Quotes About Getting Older

1. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns

2. “I don’t mind getting older. I’m enjoying not having that raging ambition I’ve had all my life.” – Jeremy Irons

3. “I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

4. “I like getting older. When you’re in your twenties you’re really forgoing for your future. Things take shape later on.” – Crispin Glover

5. “One of the pulses of getting older is you set some limits.” – Nicolas Cage

6. “As I started getting older, I realized ‘I’m so happy!’ I didn’t expect this! I wasn’t happy when I was young.” – Jane Fonda

7. “The dreadful thing about getting older is you cry at the drop of a hat.” – Eric Idle

8. “I’m getting older. That’s realistic. I can’t reverse time. I can slow it down a little bit.” – Jordan Burroughs

9. “If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it’s going to happen anyhow.” – Mitch Albom

10. “One of the positives of getting older is that you forget your age. Then you find out that you’re younger than you thought you were.” – Michael McIntyre

11. “As I’m getting older, I’m enjoying my vices so much more because I feel like I’ve deserved them.” – Brooke Shields

12. “You can’t do an awful lot about getting older but you shouldn’t let it stop you from doing what you want to do.” – Vera Lynn

13. “I don’t want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I’m really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.” – Rosemarie DeWitt

14. “I’m just getting older and better.” – Neal Schon

15. “I highly recommend getting older! There’s less tendency to people-please.” – Alanis Morissette

16. “I’m getting older but better too. And the roles are getting better.” – John Lithgow

17. “Getting older is a fact of life.” – Goldie Hawn

18. “Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus.” – John Byrne

19. “If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” – Tom Petty

20. “That’s another great thing about getting older. Your life is written on your face.” – Frances McDormand

21. “We don’t like to acknowledge that we’re getting older. None of us do.” – Bob McNair

22. “I don’t really have a choice. I’m getting older.” – Annette Bening

23. “As I’m getting older, I’m really learning unconditional love and loyalty are extremely important.” – Bindi Irwin

24. “The biggest lie about getting older is that excitement and growth end with youth.” – MO

25. “Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.” – Groucho Marx

26. “You can’t stop getting older; you just have to keep going and laugh a lot.” -Anita Dobson

27. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” – Madeleine L’Engle

28. “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope

29. “A birth date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri

30. “After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” – Bette Midler


31. “Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.” – Anna Magnani

32. “Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.” – Ogden Nash

33. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

34. “As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” – Norman Wisdom

35. “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard, there is nothing you can do about it.” – Golda Meir

36. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Luis Bunuel

37. “I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere.” – George Burns

38. “The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.” – Doris Day

39. “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.” – Bob Hope

40. “I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” – Albert Einstein

41. “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” – Kitty O’Neill Collins

42. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.” – Robert Browning

43. “I keep trying to find my answer to life – and it gets more elusive the older I get.” – Kim Gruenenfelder

44. “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” – Louis Kronenberger

45. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw

46. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

47. “I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.” – Rita Rudner

48. “Every year should teach you something valuable; whether you get the lesson is up to you.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

50. “My face carries all of my memories. Why would I erase them?” – Diane Von Furstenberg

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

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

53. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

54. “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

55. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

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

57. “Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier

58. “Life’s tragedy is that we get too old soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin

59. “I don’t let my age define me but the side-effects are getting harder to ignore.” – Unknown

60. “No one is as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Henry David Thoreau

61. “There is still no cure for the common birthday.” – John Glenn

62. “By the time you’re 80 years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” – George Burns

63. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” – Theodore Roosevelt

64. “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” – Ogden Nash

65. “Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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