quote by Washington Irving

A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

— Washington Irving

Revolutionary Mellower quotations

I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound.


Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.

I'm not melancholy; I'm a happy-go-lucky person, kind of silly. I like funny things. I have a lot of energy. I tend to like music that's mellow, though.

The dying sun will glow on you without burning, as it has done today.

The wind will be soft and mellow and your hilltop will tremble. As you reach the end of your dance you will look at the sun, for you will never see it again in waking or in dreaming, and then your death will point to the south. To the vastness.

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening.

After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.


You know, I'm a pretty mellow guy. I'm pretty easy-going. I see everyone's perspective.

I never understood the idea that you're supposed to mellow as you get older.

Slowing down isn't something I relate to at all. The goal is to continue in good and bad, all of it.

I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is 'anti'.

Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging .... We are ALL going to age and soften and mellow and transition.

In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee.

With years a richer life begins, the spirit mellow: ripe age gives tones to violins, wine, and good fellows.


We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around... when yellow will be mellow... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right.

This is perhaps the greatest moral challenge Jesus left us: We all do pretty well in love when the persons we are loving are warm and gracious, but can we be gracious and mellow in the face of bitterness, jealousy, hatred, withdrawal? That's the litmus test of love.

Turn your melodrama into a mellow drama.

I like to listen to mellow stuff on the road like Travis, as we are constantly surrounded by rock music on tour and so its nice listening to mellow stuff. Obviously back at home I listen to a lot more rock music.

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.


Yeah, I've mellowed, but not in the sense of liking Radiohead or Coldplay .

I don't hate them, I don't wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and don't look like they're having a good time.

You have to block everything out and be extremely focused and be relaxed and mellow too.

Autumn's the mellow time.

As far as other instrumentalists, I used to love mellow sax players like Paul Desmond. I love piano.

Music is given of God to further his purposes.

Sweet melodies mellow the souls of men and help prepare them for the gospel. After men receive the truth, songs of praise to Deity help to sanctify and cleanse their souls.


I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to.

.. if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.

All rock musicians are deaf... Or insensitive to mellow sounds.

I'm the most mellow person offstage. I think it's just, going onstage lets me get out some frustration that I'm too shy to do in real life. Instead of doing it in private, I'd rather do it in front of 1,000 people who've paid $25 to see me lose my mind.

Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude, And with forced fingers rude Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.

Mellow doesn't describe me. I'm hungry every day.


There is no living with thee, nor without thee.

Lo! sweeten'd with the summer light, The full-juiced apple, waxing over-mellow, Drops in a silent autumn night. All its allotted length of days The flower ripens in its place, Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil, Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil.

You mellow too much you ripen and rot.

Generally, I'm a pretty mellow guy.

I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last.


You need not attempt to shake off or to banter off Romance.

It is an evil you will never get rid of to the end of your days. It is a part of yourself ... of your soul. Age will only mellow it a little, and give it a holier tone.

"Rock on, my mellow!" "B-boys, b-girls, are you ready?" "This is the joint!" "To the beat, y'all!" "You don't stop!"

You either mellow at 30, or your head explodes - take your choice.

Tobey's a mellow, cool guy. He's just a good guy. I know that's not the answer you want, and I don't mean that as the political thing to say, but he's a nice guy.