quote by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Most Powerful 40th Birthday quotations

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.

John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.

The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love.

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.

Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind,And count each birthday with a grateful mind.

I was looking for something within Judaism that had a spiritual nature and not just a religious nature. So my trainer at the time was the one who took me to the Kabbalah center on my 40th birthday. I was like, "Oh, this is so cool." I was just ready for it. I was ready for something different.

One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.

A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.

Just because you're 40, you don't have to decide whether God exists.

..when you're already worrying that the National Security Agency is reading your emails, it's better not to know whether yet another entity is watching you.

By your 40s, you don't want to be with the cool people; you want to be with your people.

This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age.

When I passed forty I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense.

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.

Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents.

There is so much more than that little space from 14 to 40.

And if you cut that off and begin to believe that you are not good past a certain age, then you end up scared and insecure and afraid. That is definitely NOT beautiful.

My mental hands were empty, and I felt I must do something as a counterirritant or antibody to my hysterical alarm at getting married at the age of 43.

Thirty, thirty-five, forty, all had come to visit her like admonitory relatives, and all had slipped away without a trace, without a sound, and now, once again, she was waiting.

Now Ben Folds is my photography older brother.

He was kind enough to give me a photo of his for my 40th birthday.

In Hollywood, there is another name for a woman's 40th birthday party, it's a retirement party.

Just short of my 40th birthday, I told my wife, Beth, I was going to build us a little weekend place in...well, in the uh, Southern Hemisphere. The deep Southern Hemisphere, actually. New Zealand, maybe. Or Argentina. Possibly Chile. She suggested medication.

My husband and I were born three weeks apart, and our plan had always been to throw a joint party for our 40th birthdays.

I've died so many times. I'm 65. On my 40th birthday, my girlfriend gave me a reel with ways I had died, whether it was by knife, or electrocution or drowning or being thrown off a building or whatever it might have been. I've died a lot of times!

To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity.

Disney World is celebrating its 40th birthday! You can tell the characters are getting old. In addition to Snow White's seven dwarfs, she now has 25 cats.

Throw all caution to the wind, today, on your 40th No need to have wisdom and sage But tomorrow, as you start your 5th decade Do try to act more your age

As it's your 40th birthday This, we'd like to say May you be bathed in goodness, happiness and sunshineness On this, your special day.

Be pleased to look forward, And pleased to look behind, Count today, your 40th, and each birthday With a grateful mind.

So OK, it's your special big Four-O birthday But don't expect me to be obsequious and fawning You, being you, can't possibly be a good example So do try, at least, to serve as a warning

I'm 60 years of age. That's 16 Celsius.

A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know.

I would say a magical thing happened on when the big 40th birthday came.

I felt like a light kind of just went off, and maybe that's because I felt like at 40 I had the right to say and be who I wanted to be, say what I wanted to say, and accept what I didn't want to accept.

If you are an actress in L.A., on your 40th birthday they should just hand you the keys to the lunatic asylum.