Quotes about aging and growing older.


Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.  Eleanor Roosevelt

There are plenty of things to be anti about: anti-discrimination, anti-drug, anti-oppression, anti-poverty and anti-sickness.  Aging isn’t one of them.  We need to become pro-aging and embrace the opportunities that aging provides.– Jamie Lee Curtis

We live in a youth-obsessed culture that is constantly trying to tell us that if we are not young, and we're not glowing, and we're not hot, that we don't matter. I refuse to let a system or a culture or a distorted view of reality tell me that I don't matter. I know that only by owning who and what you are can you start to step into the fullness of life. Every year should be teaching us all something valuable. Whether you get the lesson is really up to you. –  Oprah


Of course I want to look my best. I want to feel strong and vibrant. But I know for sure that the pathway to your best life isn't the route of denial. It's owning every moment. Staking a claim in right now. And, with gratitude, embracing the age you are.  –  Oprah

What I've learnt in this first 50 is that if you can allow yourself to breathe into the depth, wonder, beauty, craziness, and strife - everything that represents the fullness of your life - you can live fearlessly. Because you come to realize that if you just keep breathing, you cannot be conquered. –  Oprah

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.  Arthur Wing Pinero


You have to embrace getting older.  Life is precious and when you’ve lost a lot of people you realize that each day is a gift.   Meryl Streep

And the beauty of a woman, with passing years, only grows. – Audrey Hepburn

If you take care of yourself, 60 is nothing for women these days. In today's world you can be the kind of woman you want to be ... Of course, I've aged a bit in the face, but not enough to worry about it. I've common sense enough to know that if I'm nearly 70 something has to give.  Tina Turner

I take comfort that aging happens to everybody. It's part of life. Yes, it bothers me when I have lines or puffiness or droops. But it connects me with the human race. Just like the weather is the great equalizer, so is aging. –Diane Lane


People can get crazier as they get older. I can just be weird whenever I want, and there's the freedom of not caring what people think. –Candice Bergen

Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer.  William Holden

The best thing of getting older is that we learn to ignore the lies of the ego to enjoy more the reality of our heart.  Roxana Jones

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. – George
Bernard Shaw

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. –Mark Twain



Don't regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.– unknown

Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional. – unknown

I will never regret getting old. I know too many people who have never had that privilege.– unknown

I'm not getting older, I'm just becoming a classic.– unknown

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been. –Jimmy Buffett

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.  –Lauren Bacall



Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. –Samuel Ullman

We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be. –Lauren Hutton

Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling. –Carlos Santana

Ninety-five percent of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer because we believe all these lies." One of these lies that we believe and practice and reinforce is that getting older is getting uglier. We then judge ourselves and others, trying to hold on to the way we were. –Don Miguel


You don't stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing. –Maurice Chevalier

Age is not important unless you're a cheese. –Helen Hayes

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

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. –George Burns

I have had wrinkles on my forehead and my smile line since I was a kid. I see them in my own kids. I know what they're going to look like. So it's kind of like that's my personality. I feel the older you get, too, the more confident you become just in your own skin. –Faith Hill


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

Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine. –Joan Collins

You can't help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm, in mind as well as body. –Joan Collins

If you feel well and happy, your face will reflect this, but if you are down in the dumps and having a miserable time, your face will soon show this, too. In fact, you get the face you deserve by the time you're forty, and one of the keys to looking and feeling younger is being active. –Joan Collins

I don't look my age, I don't feel my age and I don't act my age. To me age is just a number. –Joan Collins

One of the main secrets to staying young is staying healthy.  –Joan Collins

I think aging is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person that you always should have been. – David Bowie.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.  –Confucius

I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.  –Sting

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.  –Henry Ford

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. –Anais Nin

In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long. –Pope Paul VI

Getting older is inevitable, but aging is optional. Dr. Christiane Northrup

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age. –Thomas Bailey Aldrich



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