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100+ Age Quotes That Will Make You Feel Like the Best Is Yet to Come

Age Quotes

Aging is a natural and inevitable part of life’s journey, and throughout the ages, it has been a subject of reflection, inspiration, and humor for individuals from all walks of life. In this collection of age quotes, we delve into the profound wisdom and varied perspectives on growing older.

From the beauty of aging gracefully to the power of experience, from the humorous take on the passing years to the philosophical pondering of life’s meaning, these quotes encapsulate the many facets of aging.

Join us as we explore inspirational, funny, poignant, and thought-provoking quotes about embracing the passage of time, finding joy and purpose in old age, and the profound journey of self-discovery that is aging.

Discover how historical figures, literary giants, philosophers, and spiritual leaders have contemplated the art of growing older and the secrets to a life well-lived. Whether you are seeking encouragement, laughter, or profound insights, these age quotes are sure to offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of wisdom that accompanies the silvering of the years.

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Quotes About Aging Gracefully

Quotes About Aging Gracefully

1. “Football was always my dream. I started playing at the age of five, and I’m still playing now.”Sadio Mane

2. “Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.”Lillian Gordy Carter

3. “We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.”Elton John

4. “Iraq was home of the Abbasid Caliphate, a golden age when the Muslim world was at the forefront of math, science and medicine.”Richard Engel

5. “I’ve never been particularly aware of my age. It’s like being on a bicycle – I just put my foot down and keep going.”Angela Lansbury

6. “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”H. L. Mencken

7. “I was thrust into an adult world very quickly, and that can make anyone somewhat socially maladjusted to dealing with people your own age. But I wouldn’t trade any of it.”Joe Bonamassa

8. “Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”Margaret Atwood

9. “I am not interested in being a Barbie doll and turning myself into a sausage for the next 20 years. I want to follow actresses like Helen Mirren and Judi Dench who have lines on their faces and aren’t afraid of playing their age.”Kim Cattrall

10. “Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, ‘Just wait.’”Gloria Steinem

Inspirational Quotes About Growing Older

Inspirational Quotes About Growing Older

11. “My feet are like something from another age – prehistoric and troll-like. I keep expecting them to talk, they have that much character.”Sally Hawkins

12. “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.”Doug Larson

13. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”Mark Twain

14. “We have to change the way we coach kids in the long-term so that by the time they hit 16, they are better than the Spanish, French, and German players. That is the big challenge, but the No. 1 criteria for me has always been how you are technically judged, from the age of eight, not size or power.”Glenn Hoddle

15. “Once you find love, you find it. There isn’t an age on love.”Candace Cameron Bure

16. “The idea that things can be serious minded but must be somehow balkanized in the art-house ghetto is very upsetting because I think it limits not just the audience who was already going to see it, but those who might have had their tastes developed at a younger age.”Edward Zwick

17. “Lee May’s about the same age as me; he’s got about the same stats. So how come he’s making about one-eighty, two hundred thousand, and I’m the best damn paid player in the game? I’ll tell you why: Because I put the meat in the seats!”Reggie Jackson

18. “I was born in Iran, left at a very young age – less than a year old – and grew up and was educated in the West.”Hooman Majd

19. “42 is a really boring age, isn’t it?”Cillian Murphy

20. “I was born in Seoul, South Korea; then I moved to New York City at the age of seventeen. In New York, I studied art and photography. I thought I would be a painter; then I saw Walker Evans when I was in college, and that had a great impact on me. Being in the darkroom making B&W prints was such a magical experience.”Sung Jin Park

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Funny Quotes About Getting Older

Funny Quotes About Getting Older

21. “I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.”Salma Hayek

22. “I appreciate and enjoy my age.”Nikki Giovanni

23. “Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.”Margaret Mead

24. “You are the age of your spine. You are as flexible as your spine. That transfers to other areas of your life.”Diane Lane

25. “You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.”Maurice Chevalier

26. “Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.”Donald G. Mitchell

27. “I suppose sequels are inevitable for a writer of a certain age.”John Updike

28. “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”Benjamin Franklin

29. “We pay when old for the excesses of youth.”J. B. Priestley

30. “Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.”George Sand

Quotes About The Wisdom Of Age

Quotes About The Wisdom Of Age

31. “Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you’re not on a statin and baby aspirin if you’re over the age of forty.”David Agus

32. “If I could have gone on describing to you the beauties of this region, who knows but I might have made a fine addition to the literature of our age?”Robert Gould Shaw

33. “I’m awful at karaoke, but if I did have to sing, I’d go for my favourite Frank Sinatra song ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin.’ The fact I love Frank is my grandfather’s doing: he drummed it into me from a very early age that Frank Sinatra is God.”Matt Smith

34. “Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce.”Michael Oxley

35. “Surrounding myself with beautiful women keeps me young.”Hugh Hefner

36. “Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”H. L. Mencken

37. “My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.”Toby Keith

38. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.”Rick Bass

39. “Adults are obsolete children.”Dr. Seuss

40. “I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.”Jason Mraz

Quotes About Embracing The Beauty Of Aging

Quotes About Embracing The Beauty Of Aging

41. “Maybe something that amuses the Americans is that they are so worried about age, and I’m not at all.”Agnes Varda

42. “If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.”Luciano Pavarotti

43. “When you grumble about a taxi being dirty, people your own age will absolutely agree with you, whereas younger people say, ‘You should be so lucky to have a taxi – I walk to work!’ So I have lots of young friends, who fortunately don’t treat me as a guru, a person that knows all the answers.”Ian Mckellen

44. “Everyone must accept that we will age and age is not always flattering.”Amitabh Bachchan

45. “One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.”Joshua Foer

46. “Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.”Brigham Young

47. “Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.”Phyllis Diller

48. “’Step Brothers 2′ would have been fun, there’s no doubt about it. Maybe someday. Does that idea age? I don’t know. It all depends on how the movie ages.”Adam McKay

49. “You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.”Harrison Ford

50. “The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.”William Osler

Famous Quotes About The Passage Of Time

Famous Quotes About The Passage Of Time

51. “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

52. “The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.”Edmond de Goncourt

53. “America has been the country of my fond election from the age of thirteen, when I first saw it. I had the honour to hoist with my own hands the flag of freedom, the first time it was displayed, on the Delaware; and I have attended it with veneration ever since on the ocean.”John Paul Jones

54. “The experience of reading a printed comic book will never change, but now, thanks to the digital age, there are many different ways to enjoy the same story. Digital comic books, of course, can be interactive in many different ways, allowing the reader to feel like a participant in the story.”Stan Lee

55. “I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.”Birch Bayh

56. “For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

57. “Popularizing – much less venturing beyond one’s secure turf – was frowned upon for many years. I think I probably internalized the prohibition, even though I was – and knew I was – among the best speakers and writers of my age cohort. I don’t mean I was the best historian – a quite different measure.”Tony Judt

58. “Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”Colin Powell

59. “A woman has the age she deserves.”Coco Chanel

60. “The goal of my diet-style is eating for optimal health and longevity. What greater benefit could there be than living healthfully and actively into old age with no dependence on medications and almost no risk of heart disease, diabetes or dementia?”Joel Fuhrman

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Quotes About Making The Most Of Your Later Years

Quotes About Making The Most Of Your Later Years

61. “I’d say music runs in my blood. My parents are exceptionally talented singers, so even before I was born, it was a known fact to them that I’d become a singer. Thanks to my genes, I started off at the age of three and since then, music has meant everything to me.”Sonu Nigam

62. “Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.”Tom Stoppard

63. “When I was born, my parents and my mother’s parents planted a dogwood tree in the side yard of the large white house in which we lived throughout my boyhood. This tree I learned quite early, was exactly my age – was, in a sense, me.”John Updike

64. “Painting was always something I thought I’d do once I retired. But then, about five or six years ago, a good mate passed away suddenly at the age of 50 and it made me realise that if I put off doing stuff until I retire, I might not ever get there.”Anh Do

65. “I played Rugby League at school but once I got to the age of 14, I had to make a choice and decided to stick with boxing.”Luke Campbell

66. “Robert Crumb is an influence on how I draw, but not on the subject matter I take or my approach. One thing I do like about Crumb is that he’s chronicled his age, his times, and I think that is what artists should do.”Joe Sacco

67. “In the first weeks after Hiroshima, extravagant statements by President Truman and other official spokesmen for the U.S. government transformed the inception of the atomic age into the most mythologized event in American history.”Stewart Udall

68. “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”Kurt Vonnegut

69. “There are so many great YouTubers who might have a hit, but they come and they go. Maintaining and being here, just being able to relate to what’s going on and putting my spin on the world, I bring not my age, but my my wisdom, and that’s something some of the younger ones can’t contribute.”GloZell

70. “Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.”Charles Kingsley

Quotes About Finding Joy And Purpose In Old Age

Quotes About Finding Joy And Purpose In Old Age

71. “Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.”Ira Gershwin

72. “I’ve never been willing to lie about my age. Why on earth would I want to tell people I’m 35, which I’m not, and have them say, ‘Oh that’s nice,’ when I could tell them I’m 47, which I am, and have them look at me and go, ‘Whoa!’. I’m not afraid of aging. I stopped being afraid of life a long time ago.”Sharon Stone

73. “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion; a ‘little black frock’ is essential to a woman’s wardrobe.”Christian Dior

74. “I was born three weeks early, and I kept being ill. From the age of zero to four, I was always in hospital having tests done, but they couldn’t find out what was wrong. They discovered that one of my kidneys wasn’t working properly, and it had scarred. I had to have 32 injections in my arm in the morning and evening to try and make me better.”Liam Payne

75. “Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.”Hesiod

76. “At a young age, when I was fascinated with China, I read ‘The Travels of Marco Polo’ and learned about this exciting, dramatic world he captured and reported on. He’s so little known, but yet this mythology has survived that’s so misrepresentative of his story.”John Fusco

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

78. “Our movements and feelings are constantly monitored, because surveillance is the business model of the digital age.”Katharine Viner

79. “Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control. And it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realized that you either became a power or you were crushed.”Joe Strummer

80. “Chinese people age overnight.”Karl Pilkington

Poignant Quotes About Reflecting On A Life Well-Lived

Poignant Quotes About Reflecting On A Life Well-Lived

81. “To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”Bernard Baruch

82. “The age factor means nothing to me. I’m old enough to know my limitations and I’m young enough to exceed them.”Marv Levy

83. “We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one’s life completely.”Frank Abagnale

84. “Just because a woman is over 50 does not mean she no longer has anything to offer. If anything, we have so much more to offer! We have lived life, we get better with age. I do my best work now in my 60s. Sure, I could retire; but what would I do? Play Bingo? I think not!”Dawn Wells

85. “I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.”Rodney Dangerfield

86. “What use could the humanities be in a digital age? University students focusing on the humanities may end up, at least in their parents’ nightmares, as dog-walkers for those majoring in computer science. But, for me, the humanities are not only relevant but also give us a toolbox to think seriously about ourselves and the world.”Nicholas Kristof

87. “The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.”Orson Welles

88. “In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.”James Mattis

89. “The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.”Steve Irwin

90. “Who would want a face that hasn’t seen or lived properly, hasn’t got any wrinkles that come with age, experience and laughter? Not me, anyway.”Cate Blanchett

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Uplifting Quotes About The Power Of Experience

Uplifting Quotes About The Power Of Experience

91. “For many people, the age of 20 is when they first reach adulthood, and it’s a time full of ideals and dreams. But when I was 20, a lot of misfortune came along. I spent a year in the hospital and couldn’t move, and I was forced to think a lot.”Lee Min-ho

92. “The fondest dream of the information age is to create an archive of all knowledge. You might call it the Alexandrian fantasy, after the great library founded by Ptolemy I in 286 BC.”Gary Wolf

93. “It looks good when you see someone kicking at the age of 51 with no double. It’s kinda cool for people to know that past 50 we can keep flexible.”Jean-Claude Van Damme

94. “Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.”Gore Vidal

95. “There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.”Oswald Mosley

96. “When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.”Muriel Spark

97. “I find age such a foreign concept. I have to be reminded. I still have the extraordinary feeling of adventure, striking out into unknown fields.”William Shatner

98. “Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5, mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.”Nicholas D. Kristof

99. “One of the positives of getting older is that you forget your age. Then you find out that you’re younger than you thought you were.”Michael McIntyre

100. “I had just discovered jazz, and I started singing in a kind of blues cover band at the age of 15. We called ourselves – it was a terrible name – the Blue Zoots. We couldn’t actually get our hands on zoot suits, nor did we dress in blue. We did covers of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and kind of Blues Brothers repertoire stuff.”Hozier

Quotes About Aging As A Journey Of Self-Discovery

Quotes About Aging As A Journey Of Self-Discovery

101. “No matter what your age is, you only have now. So it’s always about living in the moment and being in the moment… I refuse to let those numbers define me, and I just try to face each day positively.”Christie Brinkley

102. “I truly believe that one of the reasons why I look and feel so well is because I’ve very few inhibitions. I don’t care about age. Life is too short to worry about what other people think.”Mamie Van Doren

103. “Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.”Walter Scott

104. “O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.”Jean-Jacques Rousseau

105. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”Oscar Wilde

106. “At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged.”Patch Adams

107. “People of same age group bond easily at various levels, as they have same concerns.”Aditi Rao Hydari

108. “Old age is a woman’s hell.”Ninon de L’Enclos

109. “From a very young age, I suspected there was more to my world than I could see: somewhere in the streets of Istanbul, in a house resembling ours, there lived another Orhan so much like me he could pass for my twin, even my double.”Orhan Pamuk

110. “Especially in the digital age, people want everything now, now, now.”Mark Waid

Literary Quotes About The Beauty Of The Aging Process

Literary Quotes About The Beauty Of The Aging Process

111. “My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.”Tommy Hilfiger

112. “Age is relative. Experience is relative. And I think often intensity is confused with maturity.”Laura Marling

113. “The whole business of marshaling one’s energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.”Hume Cronyn

114. “I have a theory that there are still parts of our mental worlds that are still based around the age of between five and eight, and we just kind of pretend to be grown-up.”Kate Bush

115. “I’m asked all the time in interviews about who I am, and I know a few people my age who have a strong sense of self, but I couldn’t say I know myself and sum it up and give it to you in a little package. I don’t know myself at all yet.”Kristen Stewart

116. “The age I’m at now, you go from being a young girl to suddenly you blossom into a woman. You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot.”Liv Tyler

117. “Can you imagine he went to rest at the age of 36, and 30 years after he’s still coming out with music for your listening pleasure? Not only for your dancing pleasure, but for learning at the same time. Because Bob Marley music teaches.”Rita Marley

118. “We should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age.”Curtis LeMay

119. “A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.”Pindar

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Conclusion

In conclusion, the quotes about aging presented here serve as a testament to the diverse and timeless nature of the human experience. From the humorous to the profound, they remind us that growing older is not just about the passing of time but also about the accumulation of wisdom, the discovery of purpose, and the beauty that can be found in every stage of life.

These words of wisdom encourage us to embrace the inevitability of aging with grace, to find joy and meaning in our later years, and to reflect on the profound journey of self-discovery that accompanies the passage of time.

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of life, may these age quotes inspire us to approach each day with gratitude, humor, and a sense of purpose, knowing that the journey of aging is a remarkable and enriching part of our existence.

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