quote by George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

— George Bernard Shaw

Most Powerful Oldness quotations

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Oldness quote Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the old
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.

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

Oldness quote Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a
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.

Play it cool, that's the old school rule man.

The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Oldness quote If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old.

IF it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.

Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation.

Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent.

The value of three things is justly appreciated by all classes of men: youth, by the old; health, by the diseased; and wealth, by the needy.

Oldness quote Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

When I was 17, my father was so stupid, I didn't want to be seen with him in public. When I was 24, I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in just 7 years.

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

Jimmy Page is an excellent producer. Led Zeppelin I and II are classics. As a player he's very good in the studio, but I've never seen him play well live. He's sloppy. He plays like he's got a broken hand and he's two years old. If you put out a good album and play like a two year old, what's the purpose?

Oldness quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l
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

God does not patch up the old life, or make certain repairs on the old life;

He gives a new life, through the new birth.

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Oldness quote Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.
Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.
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You can't use an old map to explore a new world.

The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters

Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.

Oldness quote Old days won't open new doors.
Old days won't open new doors.
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I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.

New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets.

Don't forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems.

Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.

Oldness quote Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

Act your age, not your shoe size.

Oldness quote It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga.

My girlfriend has the greatest story as to why she isn't religious anymore.

When she was a kid, like 12 years old, her parents nailed a 25 pound crucifix to the wall right above her bed. About two weeks later, in the middle of the night, the crucifix falls off the wall and leaves a two inch gash in the back of her dad's head.

Oldness quote Old ways won't open new doors.
Old ways won't open new doors.
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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.

I see and hear daily that you of the Clergy preach one against another, teach one contrary to another, inveigh one against another without charity or discretion. Some be too stiff in their old mumpsimus, others be too busy and curious in their new sumpsimus. Thus all men almost be in variety and discord.

When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.

Oldness quote Old ways won't open new doors.
Old ways won't open new doors.
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If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Life and love go on, let the music play.

You'll get my assault weapon when you pry it out of my curious six-year-old's cold dead hands.

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.

It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.