Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life's work.— Karl Jaspers
Mouth-watering Fortieth quotations
My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth.
On my fortieth birthday, rather than merely bore my friends by having anything as mundane as a midlife crisis I decided it might be more interesting to actually terrify them by going completely mad and declaring myself to be a magician.
Well, I started conducting kind of by accident.
I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.
On the fortieth day after his death, we held the ceremony, and I performed for the very first time.
The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis.
I think time just goes faster and faster.
I'm saying this a few months away from my fortieth birthday. I don't know when and if one's identity ever does catch up with one's actual age. Personally I feel like I just got the hang of thirty-five.
...if a man comes to his fortieth year, and has any understanding at all, he has virtually seen - thanks to their similarity - all possible happenings, both past and to come.
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.
I'm the fortieth ugliest man in this bar.
But so what! So what!... Isn't this how people used to fall in love?
The name of the game is to talk to people.
If you don't talk to people, you can't get started...You knock on twenty doors or so, and twenty guys tell you to go to hell, or that they haven't got time. But maybe at the fortieth or sixtieth house you find the one guy who is all you need. You're not going to organize everything; you're just going to get it started.
To Ronald Wilson Regan, The Fortieth President of The United States: The Man Who Won The War.