Keep recognizing that reality is changing and that your ideas have to change. Don’t get stuck in old ideas.— Grace Lee Boggs
Delighting Getting Old quotations
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
You'll get my assault weapon when you pry it out of my curious six-year-old's cold dead hands.
I used to hate old-timers who didn't praise the younger wrestlers, but you've got to pass the torch sometime. If you're old, that torch gets too heavy for you and you can't carry it, so it won't do you any good.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
It's the same old story you've heard a thousand times. Somebody's trust gets broken. Somebody's left behind.
The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open.
The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.
We turn not older with years but newer every day.
Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.
People still stereotype all day long.
But if you forget your own age, you'll get so focused on the business that you become ultra-confident and people will forget to question how old you are.
Getting old is not for sissies.
You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.
At age 20, we worry about what others think of us.
At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all.
Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.
There's an old expression about falling off a horse.
You get back on and you ride that bad boy into town.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
To observe and watch one's own mind is something really interesting.
The untrained mind will run and follow its old habit patterns. Because it has not been trained and taught, it will get lost in all kinds of stories and issues. Therefore we have to train our mind. The meditation practice in Buddhism is all about training one's own mind.
I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don't get nailed to a cross or any other place.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
Again and again I tell God I need help, and God says, 'Well, isn't that fabulous? Because I need help too. So you go get that old woman over there some water, and I'll figure out what we're going to do about your stuff.
I gotta be honest with you. Im kind of jealous of the way my dad gets to talk to my mom sometimes. Where are all those old-school women you can just take your day out on? When did they stop making those angels?
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.
There are many in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter.
You see, you don't get old from age, you get old from inactivity, from not believing in something.
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
You must tell yourself "No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I'm going to make it".
You kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge.
That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. In the end, it does nothing. Nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.
Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty.
But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
Do not complain about growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.
Some people feel the rain. Other just get wet.
Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.
I came in with my idea of what a cowboy would wear, but then I met some real cowboys and they said that I rode the horses well, shoed the horses, but no good cowboy would be wearing a pair of Levi's. I had to get a good old pair of Wranglers.
Fred Davis, the doyen of snooker, now 67 years of age and too old to get his leg over, prefers to use his left hand.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.
Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age. It's about work ethic. Winning never gets old.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
I don't worry about getting old. I'm old already. Only young people worry about getting old. When I was 65, I had Cupid's eczema. I don't believe in dying. It's been done. I'm working on a new exit. Besides, I can't die now - I'm booked.
I am the granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner who was determined that his kids get out of the mines. My dad got his first job when he was six years old, in a little village in Wales called Nantyffyllon, cleaning bottles at the Colliers Arms.
In most states you can get a driver's license when you're sixteen years old, which made a lot of sense to me when I was sixteen years old but now seems insane.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.