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Ten Great Quotes About Aging

Here we share some inspiring words about growing older from some of the planet’s most brilliant minds.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“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

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” ~Maggie Kuhn

“Here’s what I know: I’m a better person at fifty than I was at forty-eight … and better at fifty-two than I was at fifty. I’m calmer, easier to live with. All this stuff is in my soul forever. Just don’t get lazy. Work at your relationships all the time. Take care of friendships, hold people you love close to you, take advantage of birthdays to celebrate fiercely. It’s the worrying — not the years themselves — that will make you less of a woman.” ~Patti LaBelle

“I have made a rule about such things, which I commend to you, young man: As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, DO IT.” Margaret Deland, American author. From “The Awakening of Helena Richie.”

“If you are pining for youth I think it produces a stereotypical old man because you only live in memory, you live in a place that doesn’t exist. Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” ~David Bowie

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.”   ~Albert Einstein

“We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” ~Pablo Picasso

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