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Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart...no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn't matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.

Art    Life    Old    Wisdom    Youth

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

Age    Humor    Old    Wisdom

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old

Ideas    Innovation    New    Old    Project    Work

Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Gabriel García Márquez

Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Age    Old

We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front
Children    Forlorn    Lost    Old    Soldiers    Sorrow    War

Don't you know that love isn't just going to bed? Love isn't an act, it's a whole life. It's staying with her now because she needs you; it's knowing you and she will still care about each other when sex and daydreams, fights and futures -- when all that's on the shelf and done with. Love -- why, I'll tell you what love is: it's you at seventy-five and her at seventy-one, each of you listening for the other's step in the next room, each afraid that a sudden silence, a sudden cry, could mean a lifetime's talk is over.

Life    Love    Old

Aemon’s blind white eyes came open. Egg? he said, as the rain streamed down his cheeks. Egg, I dreamed that I was old.

I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.

Autumn    Old    Spring

My God,' he gasped, 'you're fun to kiss.

Tender Is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender Is the Night
Love    Old    Quote    Quotes

At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.

Believe    Bell    Christmas    Old    Young

Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.

Age    Born    Fashion designer    Life    Lifestyle    Live    Old    Time    Young    Youth

Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything.
Yes, murmured Lord Henry, settling his button-hole in his coat; and when they grow older they know it.

Humor    Imagine    Know    Money    Old    Sarcasm    Young

I smile to myself knowing that they may be dead.

It is a splendid thing to think that the woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the mask of years, if you really love her, you will always see the face you loved and won. And a woman who really loves a man does not see that he grows old; he is not decrepit to her; he does not tremble; he is not old; she always sees the same gallant gentleman who won her hand and heart. I like to think of it in that way; I like to think that love is eternal. And to love in that way and then go down the hill of life together, and as you go down, hear, perhaps, the laughter of grandchildren, while the birds of joy and love sing once more in the leafless branches of the tree of age.

Age    Children    Eternal    Joy    Laughter    Love    Marriage    Old

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

Age    Ageing    Laugh    Laughing    Laughter    Old

A Second Childhood.
When all my days are ending
And I have no song to sing,
I think that I shall not be too old
To stare at everything;
As I stared once at a nursery door
Or a tall tree and a swing.
Wherein God’s ponderous mercy hangs
On all my sins and me,
Because He does not take away
The terror from the tree
And stones still shine along the road
That are and cannot be.
Men grow too old for love, my love,
Men grow too old for wine,
But I shall not grow too old to see
Unearthly daylight shine,
Changing my chamber’s dust to snow
Till I doubt if it be mine.
Behold, the crowning mercies melt,
The first surprises stay;
And in my dross is dropped a gift
For which I dare not pray:
That a man grow used to grief and joy
But not to night and day.
Men grow too old for love, my love,
Men grow too old for lies;
But I shall not grow too old to see
Enormous night arise,
A cloud that is larger than the world
And a monster made of eyes.
Nor am I worthy to unloose
The latchet of my shoe;
Or shake the dust from off my feet
Or the staff that bears me through
On ground that is too good to last,
Too solid to be true.
Men grow too old to woo, my love,
Men grow too old to wed;
But I shall not grow too old to see
Hung crazily overhead
Incredible rafters when I wake
And I find that I am not dead.
A thrill of thunder in my hair:
Though blackening clouds be plain,
Still I am stung and startled
By the first drop of the rain:
Romance and pride and passion pass
And these are what remain.
Strange crawling carpets of the grass,
Wide windows of the sky;
So in this perilous grace of God
With all my sins go I:
And things grow new though I grow old,
Though I grow old and die.

Childhood    Death    Joy    Life    Love    Old    Wonder

A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old.

I am too young to be called wise and I am too old to be called young.

Quote Me Everyday

Santosh Kalwar

Quote Me Everyday
Old    Wise    Young

The great miraculous bell of translucent ice is suspended in mid-air.
It rings to announce endings and beginnings. And it rings because there is fresh promise and wonder in the skies.
Its clear tones resound in the placid silence of the winter day, and echo long into the silver-blue serenity of night.
The bell can only be seen at the turning of the year, when the days wind down into nothing, and get ready to march out again.
When you hear the bell, you feel a tug at your heart.
It is your immortal inspiration.

Begin    Beginnings    Bell    End    Endings    Fresh start    Happy new year    Inspirartion    New    New year    Old    Ring    Ringing    Toll    Tolling    Transition    Transitions    Year

I read the title from the cover. ' 'The joy of... crap.' ' I read the rest of the full title of the thick, nondescript volume to myself and felt myself redden.
Noah turned over on to his side and said with mock seriousness, 'I have never read 'The Joy Of Crap'. Sounds disgusting.' I blushed deeper. 'I have, however, read 'The Joy Of Sex.' ' He continued, a smile transforming his face. 'Not in a while, but I think it's one of those classics you can come back to again... and again.

Awkward    Blushing    Book    Classic    Cringe    Cute    Embarrassing    Funny    Humerous    Joy    Mara dyer    Noah shaw    Old    Romance    Sex    The joy of sex

When you're young, you say what you feel.
When you're adult, you speak what you think.
When you grow old, you listen to what nature says.

Adult    Feel    Listen    Old    Think    Young

Remember the days when you let your child have some chocolate if he finished his cereal? Now, chocolate is one of the cereals.

Breakfast    Cereal    Chocolate    Funny    Humor    Old    Times

He has made me wary of chronological snobbery. That is, he showed me that newness is no virtue and oldness is no vice. Truth and beauty and goodness are not determined by when they exist. Nothing is inferior for being old, and nothing is valuable for being modern. This has freed me from the tyranny of novelty and opened for me the wisdom of the ages.

New    Old    Value

When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much. A calender that showed the wrong month. I could have cried over it. I did. Where the smoke from the chimney ended. How an overturned bottle rested at the edge of a table. I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

Details    Feelings    Happiness    Life    Old    Sadness

Have a look around, my pretty, we are surrounded by Death in all forms – just the two of us are still alive –

Alive    Beautiful    Black    Cemetery    Dark    Darkness    Dead    Death    Divination    Female    Fortune telling    Girl    Goth    Gothic    Gothic romance    Grave    Graveyard    Hide    Horrifying    Horror    Life    Live    Living    Look    Lurk    Mysterious    Mystery    Mystify    Mystifying    Occult    Occultism    Old    Old witch    Ominous    Pretty    Scare    Scared    Scary    Sinister    Still alive    Still dead    Suspense    Witch    Woman    Young adult    Young adult book    Young adult suspense

She knew that when she got old it would be more fun to look back on a life of romance and adventure than a life of quiet habits. But looking back was easy. It was the doing that was painful. There were plenty of things she would like to look back on but wasn't willing to risk ...

Adventure    Life    Life and living    Old    Painful    Quiet

The problem with aging is not that it's one damn thing after another—it's every damn thing, all at once, all the time.

Old Man's War

John Scalzi

Old Man's War
Aging    Elderly    Old    Seniors

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.

Age    Aging    Christian    God    Inspirational    Jesus    Old    Stages    Youth

I'm getting old, that's the thing! What's in me now won't be there anymore.

I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,
Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,
Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man,
Stuffed with the stuff that is course, and stuffed with the stuff that is fine, one of the nation, of many nations, the smallest the same and the the largest

Song of Myself

Walt Whitman

Song of Myself
Maternal    Nation    Nationality    Naturalism    Nature    Old    Paternal    Poetry    Self    Wisdom    Youth    Youthful

There's a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing against each other to see who shall emerge as the great 21st century European metropolis. Will it be London? Paris? Berlin? Zurich? Maybe Brussels, center of the young union? They all strive to outdo one another culturally, architecturally, politically, fiscally. But Rome, it should be said, has not bothered to join the race for status. Rome doesn't compete. Rome just watches all the fussing and striving, completely unfazed. I am inspired by the regal self-assurance of this city, so grounded and rounded, so amused and monumental, knowing she is held securely in the palm of history. I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady.

Europe    Life    Old    Rome

Astride of a grave and a difficult birth.
Down in the hole, lingeringly, the grave digger puts on the forceps.
We have time to grow old.
The air is full of our cries.
But habit is a great deadener.
At me too someone is looking, of me too someone is saying, He is sleeping, he knows nothing.
Let him sleep on.

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot
Confusion    Dead    Difficult    Grave    Grow    Habit    Hole    Hope    Knowledge    Nothing    Old    Sleeping    Waiting    Wisdom

أنا لا أريد أن أعبر دون أن أعرفَ كل ما يمكنني أن أعرفه

Knowledge    Need    Old

I don't know.  I don't really like old movies.  The acting is so, 'Hey buddy, ol' pal.  Let's go wear our hats and have a big misunderstanding

Anna and the French Kiss

Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss

O: Hey youngman, you should respect me!
Y: Hey oldman, you should understand me!

Different    Interest    Old    Perspective    Young

You see yourself as if old and wise.
I see you really miss your childhood.

Child    Old

I wondered if that's what aging felt like. That desire and reality were dueling until the day you die, that nobody every got to a place of peace. I had always wanted to get old so I didn't have to care anymore, but I began to think that it would be best just to skip the getting older part and just die.

A man doesn't grow old because he has lived a certain number of years. A man grows old when he deserts his ideal. The years may wrinkle his skin, but deserting his ideal wrinkles his soul.

Age    Ideal    Ideals    Old    Old age    Soul

For a moment it seemed as if he was going to lose his temper too. His strange, pale eyes all but glared at Sophie. But he controlled himself and said, "Now trot along indoors, you overactive old thing, and find something else to play with before I get angry. I hate getting angry.

Howl's Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle
Angry    Humour    Old

تخيلات الشباب عن الشيخوخة ضلال، تخيلات الشيخوخة عن الشباب حسرات.

Sugar Street

نجيب محفوظ

Sugar Street
Elders    Life    Old    Youth

I will age for you, if it pleases you. I will match you, wrinkle for wrinkle, grey hair for grey hair, crease for crease, wrinkle for wrinkle. You will be so beautiful when you are old.

Age    Old

The good thing about being old is not being young.

Witchcraft had once been widely used before cursed by the society.
I see today the society presumes technology will have a different treatment.

Cursed    Cycle    Demand    Life    New    Old    Presume    Presumption    Science    Society    Technology    Treatment    Trend    Used    Witchcraft

Old folks live on memory, young folk live on hope.

Aging    Hope    Life    Life experience    Memories    Old    Youth

Also, though not over-elderly, he was not over-young.

Gogol    Nikolai    Old    Time    Young

Respect the young and chastise your elders. It's about time the world was set aright.

Age    Authority    Chastise    Elders    Generations    Old    Respect    Young

A young child is a leader to an elderly person once his purpose has a faithful, sincere and trustworthy influence on people. Leadership is not restricted to position and age; it is self-made and influencial. Everyone has this self-leadership quality.

A child    A young child    Age    Appoint    Appointed    Appointment    Child    Children    Commander    Elder    Elderly    Elderly person    Elect    Elected    Election    Enthrone    Examplary    Example    Faithful    Faithfully    Father    Followers    Function    Grey hair    Honest    Honesty    Human being    Human face    Influence    Influencial    Inspire    Integrity    Israelmore ayivor    Lead    Lead people    Leader    Leaders    Leadership    Leadership qualities    Manager    Officer    Old    Old man    Opinion    Ordain    Pastor    Popular opinion    Position    Positive    Potential    Purpose    Qualities    Self leaders    Self leadership    Self made    Servant    Sincere    Sincerity    Teacher    True leader    True leaders    True leadership    Truthful    Truthfulness    Universal    Youth

Our challenge is to join forces of the old and the new- experience and experiment, history and destiny, the world of man and the new world of science- but always in accordance with the never-changing word of God.

Challenges    New    Old

Decker went to Greece a few summers ago and showed me pictures from his trip.
"Aren't these awesome?" he had said, pointing out photographs of the ancient ruins.
"Awesome" I agreed, but I felt dizzy. The ruins were just a reminder that what had been was no longer. That everything we are will be gone someday. That I will be forgotten.

People forget that old women were young once, but d'you think we old women forget? In my heart, I'm still thirty.

Age    Old    Women    Youth

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