last updated January 1, 2021
Some of the Best Quotes about growing old:
“Youth is the gift of nature,
is a work of art.”
—Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Sometime getting great quotes from old people who came before us can be so refreshing.
Because sometime we forget. We forget how magnificent we are. And, too often, we seniors don’t realize what a magical place we have reached. So, we need a bit of inspiration to get us back into a proper frame of mind. Right? I know I do.
Getting old can be Great! if we take the time to remember just how far we've come. And, how much there is left to enjoy.
Before we even get to the quotes about growing old:
Here is a great list of "Ten Awesome Benefits to Growing Older" from SmartLiving365. This is quite an eye opener! And, super refreshing.
Yes. This is our time. This is our time to enjoy everything we can. It is not time to suffer in front of a TV.
There are so many great quotes about getting old because this is a very wonderful and magical place.
We are Special.
We are almost magical.
Never forget this. No matter how much of a challenge today may be.
Only us seniors have such a vast library of experience. And, life knowledge.
It doesn’t matter how smart some young person may be. It doesn’t matter if they got 800 on both their SATs. It doesn’t matter if they are 18 and MicroSoft and the US Army are buying computer programs from the.
ONLY age brings wisdom. The hard won kind. From experience. Failure and success. Love and heartbreak.
So, let’s take just half a minute here and there during our week to enjoy at least one or two great quotes about growing old. And, remember just how lucky we are NOW. And, let's be proud of who we have become.
We are Magnificent! Maybe we walk a little more slowly now. Or, even with a walker. Maybe we don’t quite remember everything. For that, we should sometimes be thankful. Am I right?
Maybe we’re not fast any more. OK. We definitely are not fast anymore.
BUT, we seniors know life better than anyone else. Yes, we do.
Because we are smarter? No, because we have more experience.
And, the multitude of experiences each of us has is why we can sit quietly, undisturbed, knowingly enjoying life’s progress as the younger ones go flailing around trying to conquer the world and everything in it.
We seniors already know a lot about the world that the young only dream of knowing. We know how it works better than any other age group.
We know why relationships and dreams fail. And, why they work. Just from our vast life experiences.
Never ever forget how amazing we have become. No matter how frail our bodies may be.
EXPERIENCE. We have more than any other generation alive. Right? We have already taken the paths the young only still dream of.
Now, we don’t really care how fast the young people run. Although, it is Beautiful to see.
And, we don’t really care how “Hot” they are. We’ve long since past the point of procreation.
But, they want to know WHO we are. They want to know what they can expect to find in the years that come.
We already know who we are.
We have succeeded. AND, we have failed. Sometimes magnificently. Sometimes miserably. And, we are still here.
We breathe. We wake up each morning. AND, we have more appreciation for each new sunrise than anyone else on this Earth. Maybe because we are very aware that there are not so many left as before.
Maybe because we have learned how precious each one is.
And, sometimes it just nice to sit back and hear what others like us have to say about getting this far in life. Especially when we see that the famous have the same thoughts as you and me. It's refreshing! It reminds us of how blessed we are.
Yes we are!
I know, it may not feel like it when we’re rubbing on the Ben-Gay and trying to find our glasses.
Yes, I walk slower now. Maybe too slow for some.
Yes, I don’t remember everything. But, at the end of the day, who really cares? Really?
Yes, I depend on you. Thank you for being here.
AND, Yes, we are the lucky ones.
Let’s talk a bit. Let’s indulge ourselves.
We deserve it!
“The trick to aging gracefully is to enjoy it.”
– Unknown Author
“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But, beautiful old people are works of art.” __Eleanor Roosevelt, quotes about growing old
“Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.” __Louise Hay (quotes about growing old)
“Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” __Ingrid Bergman
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” __ Satchel Paige
“Old is when people tell you that you are old, and, you believe them." __ Carew Papritz (quotes about growing old)
“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” __George Bernard Shaw (quotes about growing old)
“Some guy said to me: Don't you think you're too old to sing rock n' roll? I said: You'd better check with Mick Jagger.” ― Cher
“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” __Frank Lloyd Wright
“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” __Franz Kafka
“And like most people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money.” __James Lee Burke
“Old is old at any age. Old is when you quit asking questions about this, that, and everything. Old is when you forget how to love-or worse, don't care. Old is when you don't want to dance anymore. Old is when you don't want to learn anything new except how to be old. Old is when people tell you that you are old-and you believe them.” ― Carew Papritz
“To be half a century plus is wonderfully exciting, because I haven't lost any of my past, and I am free to stand on the rock of all that the past has taught me as I look to the future.” __Madeleine L'Engle
“If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.” __James A. Garfield
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln (quotes about growing old)
“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” – Unknown
One of our very favorites: “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C.S. Lewis
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” __Audrey Hepburn
“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideas. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” __Samuel Ullman
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” __Sophia Loren
“For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.” __Hasidic saying
“Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f*@king awesome!” __Helen Mirren (quotes about growing old)
“Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived.” __Martin Luther King Jr.
“I believe the second half of one’s life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.” __Frances Lear
“The trouble is, when a number—your age—becomes your identity, you’ve given away your power to choose your future.” __Richard J. Leider
“The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts and we grow happier as we grow older.” __William Lyon Phelps
“Elderly people are like plants. Whereas some go to seed, or to pot, others blossom in the most wonderful ways. I believe beauty competitions should be held only for people over seventy years of age. When we are young, we have the face and figure God gave us. We did nothing to earn our good looks. But as we get older, character becomes etched on our face. Beautiful old people are works of art. Like a white candle in a holy place, so it the beauty of an aged face.” __James Simpson
“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” __George Burns (quotes about growing old)
“Relish love in our old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating.” __Leo Buscaglia
“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” __Edith Wharton
“We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” __Pablo Picasso
“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.”__Robert Frost
“Just 'cause there's snow on the roof doesn't mean there's not a fire inside.” __ Unknown
“I'm not a grownup, just a kid who has been around for a while.” __Millie Florence
“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been. David Bowie
As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.” __Margaret Deland
“My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them?” __Diane Von Furstenberg
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” __C.S. Lewis
“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And, dreams are forever.” __Walt Disney
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” __Mark Twain
“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”__Ausonius, poet
“I have reached an age where if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” __Albert Einstein (quotes about growing old)
“I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” __Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
“Sometimes people describe my hair as grey. But, I prefer the term Silver. For i will never grow grey. Grey is a mindset. A metaphor for growing old. But Silver is Vibrant! And, Alive! A celebration of life!” __Marty Norman
“Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.” __W. Somerset Maugham
“Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” __Louis Kronenberger
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” __Robert Browning (quotes about growing old)
“Age is a case of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind,
it don’t matter."
We hope you enjoyed our quotes about growing old. And, anytime someone says, “You’re too old....” You can just smile!
Have a Happy Day! ~ William