I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all.— Sojourner Truth
Bumbling Forty Years Old quotations
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
I now realize that the small hills you see on ski slopes are formed around the bodies of forty-seven-year-olds who tried to learn snowboarding.
I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong.
I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself - in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself.
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
You make your own kinds of mistakes, and I’m sure you’ll have your share of regrets in life. But commitment was never your problem, sweetie. You have a better chance of making this work than most forty-year-olds I know. My little middle-aged child. Luckily, you seem to have found another old soul.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
An actress without talent, forty years old, ate a partridge for dinner, and I felt sorry for the partridge, for it occurred to me that in its life it had been more talented, more sensible, and more honest than the actress.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Old men are always advising young men to save money.
That is bad advice. Don't save every nickel. Invest in yourself. I never saved a dollar until I was forty years old.
We really feel the fact of our mortality after we turn forty years old.
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties.
One of the reasons I am happy now is that I did the work I had always dreamed of doing. But I didn't start doing it seriously and professionally until I was forty years old.
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.
On a trip to Germany, Lange and his entourage were climbing the tower of an ancient castle when they stopped to catch their breath. "How old is this ruin?" someone asked a guide. "Forty-two years," said Lange.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
I'm still afflicted with the malady of research.
I don't like what I do, and I paint it out, and paint it out again. I hope this mania will come to an end... I'm like a child at school. The white page must always be evenly written and slap! bang! and there's a blot! I'm still blotting and I'm forty years old.
This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age.
There was a point where if you had told me I was going to be a national morning anchor, I would probably have been terrified. But now, I feel prepared. I've been in the business for almost 20 years now. I'm almost forty years old and I've been doing this for a long time, so I felt like, "Okay, I'm ready to do this."
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life
I know some good old gals in their 50s and 60s.
All these women tell me, 'Forty to 50. Those are the hot times.' So far, you couldn't prove it by me. But hell, I'm only two years in.
To be seventy years young is sometimes for more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
I feel great. I feel younger. And I don't feel anything at all. I don't know who knows, but right now I'm, how, how many years have I, fifty five, something like that. Forty three years old. And I feel like seventeen, like twenty five years ago.
Old days won't open new doors.
To me, at forty-four years old, my book was a search for truth and identity.
A boy gets to be a man when a man is needed.
Remember this thing. I have known boys forty years old because there was no need for a man.
I'm very pleased with each advancing year.
It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege'.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
My older son who is, I think, here tonight, is forty-one years old. Which is odd because so am I.
Forty-years-old these days is the beginning of people's lives.
I've found myself, I'm confident, I'm mature, I've been through some stuff, I'm ready to write my book.
We were looking for someone who could get the film [Filth] made at that kind of level, with the finance we wanted, and we spoke to a lot of people. When I met James [McAvoy] in the Soho Hotel with Jon Baird, the director, he looked about ten years old. I thought there's no way he's going to be a forty-year-old divorced alcoholic cop. I thought, really lovely guy, I'll let him and John talk and see if they get on.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
My oldest brother was stabbed thirty to forty times and strangled to death with his own belt when I was eight years old. Much of my life has been pockmarked with violence. So I had a natural interest in the topic, along with a strong home-field advantage.
When it comes to breaking old habits and starting new ones, remember to be patient with yourself. If you've spent twenty, thirty, or forty years or more repeating the behaviors you're now trying to change, you've got to expect it's going to take time and effort before you see lasting results.
I think the gift of my mother's death, if anything so terrible can be said to have an upside to it, is that I was always keenly aware that life was fleeting, and that you'd better live while you have the chance. As I say in the book, since I was 19 years old I felt like I was living for two, and when I out-lived my mother, when I got into my forties, it felt like a miracle to me.
Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.
I was, like, forty at birth. When I wasn't even a year old, I spoke, I was potty trained, I walked and talked. That was it. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had popped out as an adult. I had adult questions and wanted adult answers.
Face the facts, all these environmental organizations are thirty, forty, fifty years old. They have big buildings, big obligations, big staffs. They may trade on their youthful dreams, but the truth is, they're now part of the establishment. And the establishment works to preserve the status quo. It just does.
Sometimes everything you need to know to be an actor in your mid-forties, you learn before you were 15 years old.
My music is how I feel, and that's changed from being twenty years old to being forty-three years old.
What a new face courage puts on everything.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.