Age Quotes

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
dark water

“Voldemort will not have cared about the weight, but about the amount of magical power that crossed his lake. I rather think an enchantment will have been placed upon this boat so that only one wizard at a time will be able to…”

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I’ll stay up late with a few bandits of my choice and resist good advice

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
burning temple

I’ll invent a secret scroll lost by Egyptians
and reveal its content: the directions
to your house, recipes for forgiveness.
History says my ventricles are stone alleys…

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Five years is nothing in a man’s life except when he is very young and very old

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
old and young hands

Now Wang Lung’s uncle and his wife had long since smoked all the flesh off their bones and they lay day in and day out on their bed like two dry old sticks, and there was no warmth in them. And Wang Lung heard his uncle…

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My dirt is my legacy

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Peaches are as old as China,

reserved for the first emperors

This one will be gone in a day

the pit a prize fit only for compost…

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The thing about makeup is that the more you need it, the less it can do for you

Monday, August 10th, 2009
old and open door

The earrings were a gift from Rolfe, the odd fellow who turned out to be the great love of my life. Having been a fool for love more than once, how lucky am I that Rolfe didn’t enter the picture to appreciate that Sam Keen was right: we come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to…

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The heart asks for fragrance, even when it is no longer young

Thursday, July 16th, 2009
white dahlia

…the butterfly turned to the mint on the ground. You know, this plant has no blossom; but it is sweetness all over, —full of fragrance from head to foot, with the scent of a flower in every leaf.

“I will take her,” said the butterfly; and he made her an offer. But the mint stood silent and stiff, as she listened to him. At last she…

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Nothing, it seems to me, is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life

Monday, July 13th, 2009
old weathered tree trunks

The blossom that flowers in the heart of the young, as in those days when first you met him, so handsome, so kind, you remember?—that too, is beautiful, the love of the young, for the young. It is the beginning of life. But the love of the—forgive me—of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer.

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Feisty I am then, and proud, but I’ll try to keep farting silently.

Friday, May 29th, 2009
Wanda McCollar

I’ll drag bitch and old bat
along with me for texture.
In time one will bow to the other,
but for now – I’ll keep
them laughing together…

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If I were to die today, it would be wrong to say I lost my life, for I have lived one.

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Now I know. I am as young as I will ever be. I am never going to be any younger than I am this minute. This second. Oops. There goes another second. And there’s no way to stop that. I can go on whining. Or I can enjoy the…

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Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Saturday, January 31st, 2009
Eleanor Roosevelt childhood photo

Eleanor Roosevelt’s grandson David Roosevelt says, “Although erroneously attributed to Grandmère, it offers what might well have been her insight on friendship and her unique…”

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