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Famous Aging Gracefully Quotes

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymor

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows. Audrey Hepburn

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

You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. George Bernard Shaw

It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old. Jules Renard

Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It’s beautiful. Lynsay Sands

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

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. Robert Browning

We already are old, she said with a sigh. What happens is that you don’t feel it on the inside, but from the outside everybody can see it. Gabriel García Márquez

Just because you’re grown up and then some doesn’t mean settling into the doldrums of predictability. Surprise people. Surprise yourself. Victoria Moran

No, that is the great fallacy the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise.They grow careful. Ernest Hemingway

It has been my face. It’s got older still, or course, but less, comparatively, than it would otherwise have done. It’s scored with deep, dry wrinkles, the skin is cracked. But my face hasn’t collapsed, as some with fine feature have done. It’s kept the same contours, but its substance has been laid waste. I have a face laid waste. Marguerite Duras

And yet the wiser mind Mourns less for what age takes away Than what it leaves behind. William Wordsworth

I’m not opposed to aging  even though society is kinder on men than women when it comes to getting old. How can I look at aging as the enemy? It happens whether I like it or not and no one is set apart from growing old; it comes to us all. Youth passes from everyone, so why deny it? I’m proud of my age. I’m proud that I’ve survived this planet for as long as I have, and should I end up withered, wrinkled and with a lifetime of great wisdom, I’ll trade the few years of youth for the sophistication of a great mind for however long it lasts. Donna Lynn Hope

Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better! Ingrid Bergman

As our body journeys through life, and life journeys on our body life will leave marks on us too. From the creases of our wrinkles to the birthmarks on our bodies to the tattoos we decide to place. lauren klarfeld

The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends. Logan Pearsall Smith

The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts. Núria Añó

I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward. May Sarton

When you’re seventy five, you are still going to be you. Linda Gray

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Satchel Paige

No age of life is inglorious. Youth has its merits, but living to a ripe old age is the true statement of value. Aging is the road that we take to discern our character. Fame and fortune can elude us, but character is immortal. We must encounter a sufficient variety of experiences including both failures and accomplishments in order to gain nobility of character. Kilroy J. Oldster

It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone. Andy Rooney

I like the woman you became better than the girl you were. I like the story you’ve written on your face. Joanna Bourne

I like getting older. When you’re in your twenties you’re really forging for your future. Things take shape later on. Crispin Glover

Maturity is not about aging, it’s a development of getting wiser; to be independent and make own decision in life. H.Preet

You know people who are already saying, I’m going to be 30  oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all! Betty White

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Max Ehrmann

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka

Rhoda was not in the least envious of her sister’s fuller life, for now that they were both in their fifties there seemed to be very little difference between them. Barbara Pym

I am so happy with the riches of my advanced peak age that, contrary to Faust, I would not wish to return to youth. Robert Muller

So what happens when proovs get old? he asks, as if the subject is close to his heart. They age gracefully, Lanaya says with a smile. That’s the best we can do. Rodman Philbrick

For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest. Hasidic saying

We look like a couple of gutshot iguanas! Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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

Even while you paid attention to what you must do today and tomorrow, you heard the receding sound of what you had relinquished. Wallace Stegner

To all, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love. Gabriel García Márquez

Aging is not the process of making you old and ugly, aging is the process of making you bold and beautiful.  Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Of all the self fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. Marilyn Ferguson

The years have touched her only to enrich her; the flower of her youth had not faded; it only hung more quietly on its stem. Henry James

As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty two. Mitch Albom

The silvered glamour of the Woman of the Winter Moon may be woman in her greatest power, woman in her guise as Elemental, as Force of Nature. This is woman to be revered. She is a concentration of feminine wisdom gathered and concentrated over the years, blended with the astral knowledge of the soul star, and blessed by the traditions of the Sacred Feminine that she has made herself, or resurrected from Time,and passed living and intact to her daughters. Elizabeth S. Eiler Ph.D.

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. Frank Lloyd Wright

You are the only man I ever respected, she said. But you haven’t aged well. You have stayed young. Men who stay young don’t age well. Romain Gary

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain

Aging is the knowledge and maturity is the wisdom. J. Tisa

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. Woody Allen

Aging is the divine and maturity is the blessing. J. Nedumaan

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

I am old and all I have left is time. I don’t mean time to live; I mean free time. Time to fill. Time to kill until time kills me. I walk and walk and think and think. Kathleen Rooney

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

My unkempt style was starting to resemble more that of an eccentric shut in than a carefree hell raiser. There is an art to aging gracefully which I had yet to master. I had never expected to live past thirty. Tod A

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

I was thirty one at this point. I was deep in the grips of Hollywood conditioning. The thing is, I was always playing roles that were younger, at least five years younger, which amplified my twisted perception of aging. You have done something wrong! You have lived! You start feeling crazier with each birthday that passes. Rose McGowan

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

Not until now, from the height of our years, have we been sure that one always reaps in the end what he has sown in the beginning. Gemma d’Auria

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

Two things to celebrate, the first is your aging and the second is your maturity. J. Lepika

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

Aging is inevitable, but getting old is entirely optional! Lisa Levine

Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating! Leo Buscaglia

Your age is measured by your dreams not by the years. Amit Ray

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

It behooves me to remember as I advance in age that death is an inevitable part of the life cycle rather than a medical failure. Lisa J. Shultz

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

We don’t ask when people age out of singing, or eating ice cream; why would we stop making love? Ashton Applewhite

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

The older I get, the less I know. It’s wonderful it makes the world so spacious. Swami Chetanananda

There’s ageism in everything. I don’t give a hoot. It isn’t what other people think; it’s what you think. But it’s hard to come to terms with getting older. I admire people like Vivienne Westwood. Cyndi Lauper

When Dr. Jung said we must be able to look forward in old age to the next day and to look forward to the great adventure that is ahead, he was making life’s imperative to grow personal. As long as we are alive, we must be able to dream of the future, of a better world or better ways of life. We are also invited by our greater Self to dream new dreams of creativity and fresh ways of expressing ourselves, as many great artists have into their nineties. Bud Harris

Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me! Anna Kournikova

Growing old is humbling and it takes effort to accomplish this stage of life with dignity. Kilroy J. Oldster

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

Charlotte didn’t care. She was floating away in a sea of happiness, wrapped up in the beauty of second love. Lindsay Detwiler