Envy and wrath shorten the life. Ecclesiasticus
— Bible

To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.
Charles Buxton shortens quote

If you wouldn't live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
— Benjamin Franklin

I have often been asked, Do not people bore you? I do not understand quite what that means. I suppose the calls of the stupid and curious, especially of newspaper reporters, are always inopportune. I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.
— Helen Keller

I'm not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf.
— Kate Moss