Thoughts on youth and ageing

Published: May 16, 2016
Thoughts on youth and ageing
Image: Sameer Pawar

Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Groucho Marx

I’ve always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

A man has every season while a woman has only the right to spring. That disgusts me.
Jane Fonda

The older one becomes, the quicker the present fades into sepia and the past looms up in glorious technicolour.
Beryl Bainbridge

Oh, to be 70 again!
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.
Doris Day

If I’d known I was gonna live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.
Eubie Blake

They have found that the fountain of youth is a mixture of gin and vermouth.
Cole Porter

Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
— 1 Timothy 4:12

I recently turned 60. Practically a third of my life is over.
Woody Allen

No man is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Cicero

People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you.
Mick Jagger

Young people ought not to be idle. It is very bad for them.
Margaret Thatcher

“A contented man is either over the hill or doesn’t know there is one.”
Malcolm Forbes

(This story appears in the 27 May, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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