Quotes about Aging
You`re smart too late and old too soon.
Death is nothing. I`m not afraid of nothing. But time passing is something different. I`m terrified of time passing. I tremble at the thought of my little girl growing up. I can`t face my son growing stronger than me and helping me up the stairs. I quake at the prospect of looking at my adult children`s faces with eyesight worse than I have now.
Maturity (...) is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
Old age is not in itself matter for sorrow; it is matter for thanks, if we have left our work done behind us.
Everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
The mathematical life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then, little will ever be accomplished.
One very fine consolation of old age is you don`t need to be understood anymore.
Life seems to speed up as we get older because life gets less memorable as we get older.
Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man`s gift and that man`s scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things.
The whole point of growing up is learning to stay on the laughing side.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
You see, now fear often fingers your heart,
and at times the world seems only distant news;
the old trees guard your childhood for you
as an ever more ancient memory.
Solitude [...] is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.