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.
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. To visit our Archives, click here.)