44 Quotes About Growing Old That Are Anything But Scary

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44 Quotes About Growing Old That Remind Us to Live Everyday Fully

Because we're perfect at any age it feels silly to even have to say that growing old is one of life's greatest gifts!

For whatever reason, there is usually a stigma attached to aging but we disagree. And it's apparent that getting older is fantastic thanks in part to these amazing quotes about growing old. Our relationships might be more stable, we care less about unimportant things, and perspective changes for the best. As we get older the arbitrary details of life sort itself out and we learn to enjoy everything as much as humanly possible.

Enjoy these quotes about getting older, send the to a friend or read them privately. It's your life, live it!


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Quotes About Growing Old

  • "Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

  • "There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless." - Milan Jundera

  • "Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new state of opportunity and strength." - Betty Friedan

  • "It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams." - Gabriel García Márquez

  • "A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age." - Robert Frost

  • "It does not take much to make us realize what fools we are, but the little it takes is long in coming." - Flannery O'Connor

  • "When you get to my age, you'll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you." - Warren Buffet

  • "If there is one thing I've learned in my years on this planet, it's that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest."

  • "Don't try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won't live long enough to find out about, but I'm still curious about them." - Betty White

  • "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.

Quotes About Growing Old Together

  • "We don’t grow older, we grow riper." - Pablo Picasso

  • "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." - Walt Disney

  • "As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary."

  • "We are always the same age inside." - Gertrude Stein

  • "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." - Robert Browning

  • "Growing old with someone else is beautiful, but growing old while being true to yourself is divine." - Dodinsky

  • "The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." - Max Lerner

  • "None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again." Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves." - May Lamberton Becker

  • "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

Funny 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

  • "An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her." - Agatha Christie

  • "Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." - Coco Chanel

  • "The older I got, the more aware I became of time and how I was wasting mine." - Julie Murphy

  • "Never become an adult! They're stressed-out, miserable creatures." - Stewart Stafford

  • "Funny how at twenty-five you worry about not being taken seriously and take being a sex object for granted. Later you take being taken seriously for granted, and worry about not being a sex object." - Helen Fielding

  • "Give life long enough and it will solve all your problems, including the one of being alive." - Colum McCann

  • "When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day." - Marty Buccella

  • "Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed." - George Bernard Shaw

  • "A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it." - R.C. Ferguson

  • "My mother always used to say, 'the older you get, the better you get, unless you're a banana'." - Betty White

Quotes About Growing Old and Aging

  • "My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them?" - Diane Von Furstenberg

  • "Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been." - David Bowie

  • "Age has taught me that what other people think of me is none of my business." - Jane Tara

  • "I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity." - Albert Einstein

  • "The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it." - Jean- Paul Sartre

  • "The important part of growing older was the growing part. Resisting change meant forever standing still, which was a sad way to live." - Barbara Delinsky

  • "Growing older is certain; growing wiser is harder and optional." - Debasish Mridha

  • "At 55 I think I'm almost ready to grow up a bit - stay young at heart, be open to possibilities and play when you can." - Alan B. Jones

  • "If you don’t know how to grow old, don’t start learning how to grow old." - Carew Papritz

  • "As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it." - Margaret Deland

  • "There are six myths about old age. 1. That it's a disease, a disaster. 2. That we are mindless. 3. That we are sexless. 4. That we are useless. 5. That we are powerless. 6. That we are all alike." - Maggie Kuhn

  • "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." - Frank Lloyd Wright

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