Top Old Age Quotes
It is the privilege of old people to seem to know everything. But it’s an act and a mask, like every other act and mask. Between ourselves, we old ones wink at each other and smile, saying, ‘How do yo...
It wasn't right that you could only understand your parents' pain once you'd experienced the things they had, and by then they were gone.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Left alone, Miss Verney felt so old, lonely and helpless that she began to cry. No builder would tackle that shed, not for any price she could afford. But crying relieved her and she soon felt quite c...
Oh, once you’ve been initiated into the Elderly, the world doesn’t want you back. Veronica settled herself in a rattan chair and adjusted her hat just so. We—by whom I mean anyone over sixty—commit tw...
People don't love each other at our age, Marthe—they please each other, that's all. Later on, when you're old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That's all it is.
Perhaps this was one of the tragedies life plots for us: it is our destiny to become in old age what in youth we would have most despised.
Seven Ages: first puking and mewlingThen very pissed-off with your schoolingThen fucks, and then fights
She is here. And she comes to you, and she does not speak, and the others do not notice her, and she takes your hand, and you ready yourself to die, eyes open, aware this is all an illusion, a last ar...
The Little Boy and the Old ManSaid the little boy, Sometimes I drop my spoon.Said the old man, I do that too.The little boy whispered, I wet my pants.I do that too, laughed the little old man.Said the...
The best life you can have as you get into old age is good food, good teeth to eat it with, and few worries when you go to bed at night.
The day before the Queen's Ball, Father had a visitor--a very young girl with literary aspirations, someone Lord Lytton had recommended visit Father and sent over–and while Father was explaining to he...
The hands were ivory-coloured, the skin finely wrinkled everywhere, like the crust on a pool of wax, and under it appreared livid bruises, arthritic nodes, irregular tea-brown stains. ...The flesh und...