45 Quotes About Growing Old Gracefully

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There are many keys to successfully aging. For some, capturing grace during these later years of life communicate a life well lived. Here are some great quotes about growing old gracefully that are inspiring.

“A man growing old becomes a child again.”

“A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”

“But time growing old teaches all things.”

“Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.”

“Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.”

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”

“Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.”

“Growing old is not growing up.”

“Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.”

“I am growing old, and my future, so to speak, is already behind me.”

“I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me, dying off very gradually one by one. And here was a plague that cut them off so early.”

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

“I look forward to growing old and wise and audacious.”

“I never thought I’d reach 21. I used to feel that was old, but growing old doesn’t scare me anymore. I just want to have done something super special and have had someone to do it with.”

“I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible. There’s something very front and center about being young.”

“I think I may have to grow up without growing old. I think we’re going to have to define differently what I’m going to be. We’re going to have to define my growing up differently.”

“I wouldn’t be young again even if it were possible, but I am not going to pretend that growing old is all sweetness and light.”

“If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him, too, from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious; and the more he is wearied by life the dearer are those calls to him.”

“I’m growing old, I delight in the past.”

“I’m just growing old, darling. I don’t know about gracefully.”

“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?”

“I’m not scared of growing old, I’m just scared of not achieving everything that I want to do.”

“It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.”

“I’ve been writing about growing old for some time, really from the beginning of my career. It’s something I’m apparently hung up about and now that I am old, hopefully I speak about it with some authority.”

“I’ve looked forward to being older because you will have that many more miles covered. We mustn’t be led into thinking getting old is bad. Growing old is good.”

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

“My idea of growing old gracefully is probably different to other people’s!”

“No country’s policies are eternal; they do vary. People are growing old, and a new generation is coming to power. In a year’s time, a government can look different. You can’t influence them if you don’t talk to them.”

“No one longs to live more than someone growing old.”

“Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It’s tough on the ego.”

“Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can’t do, fear or even disgust at growing old.”

“The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late.”

“The fact is I am growing old too fast, alas! I feel it, and yet work I will, and may God grant me life to see the last plate of my mammoth work finished.”

“The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.”

“The main fear about growing old as an actor is not losing the looks. I never had any to speak of, and what I had I’ve still got, but losing the memory is another matter.”

“The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends.”

“The older I get, the less I know. It’s wonderful–it makes the world so spacious.”

“The thing about growing old is you have to accept it – if you don’t, you’ll be as miserable as sin. You’ve got to try and find the few good things about it.”

“The trick is growing up without growing old.”

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.”

“To me, growing old is great. It’s the very best thing – considering the alternative.”

“Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.”

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”

“Your age is measured by your dreams not by the years.”

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

Following some of these creative ways to grow old gracefully and get an early start today.