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.— Ann Landers
Mouth-watering Turning 40 quotations
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
I'm not sad at all about turning 40.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.
When you're younger, you think of your age in fractions.
4 1/2, 5 1/2. You don't hear 36 1/2. You become 2, you turn 40, you reach 50, you make it to 60. By now you're going so fast you hit 70!
When I turned 36 I realised - the likelihood is that in four years time I'll be 40.
I recommend that everyone in their youth be as out of shape as possible so that when you turn 40, people can go, "Wow, you look much better now."
I have literally played the most interesting parts since I turned 40.
In the Top 40, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques.
I am just turning 40 and taking my time about it.
I've realized, you know, having turned 40, that rest is just as important as work. In fact, it's equally as important.
It turns out that the 'Cry It Out' method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit of being spoiled and cuddled to sleep, does more harm - way more - than good.
To me, the hope lies in adults forgetting about their retirement and turning toward the adolescents and helping pull the adolescents over that mysterious line drawn on the ground into adulthood. If we don't do that, the adolescents are going to stay exactly where they are for the next 30 or 40 years.
It's kind of like a midlife crisis kind of thing.
When you turn 40, you have to run the marathon, while all the parts still work properly.
You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, age, and you are looking wonderful.
I'm excited about turning 40. I've been an adult for a long time, but there is a difference between being an adult and being a grown-up. I'm someone's mummy now and I'm enjoying that. I feel as if I'm about to hit my peak.
But here's what I would tell people of my generation.
I turn 40 this year. There isn't going to be a Social Security. There isn't going to be a Medicare when you retire. Forget about what your benefit is going to look like. There isn't going to be one if we don't make some reforms to save that program now.
There's this idea that when you turn 40, you automatically go to adult contemporary heaven, but I want to try and challenge that.
I was so nervous to turn 40, but the last year and a half has been the most fun I have ever had.
But I was ready for it and I knew I could do it.
I've just turned 40, I have a son and I feel more settled and driven than ever. I think my 40s will be my most prolific time. It's a very rare life you get to lead as a sitcom guy.
Turning 40 didn't, as a number, scare me or throw me off at all.
People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
I wanted to be involved with literature.
I certainly wasn't going to be able to write for a living, and I didn't have enough confidence in my talent to think that I should be just doing that. Publishing seemed like fun to me - to be involved with writers. And it did turn out to be. I thought I'd try it, and I'm still trying it, 40 years later.
In fact, I am so happy to be turning 40 and finally having a reason to take responsibility for my own behavior. It's also worked for me in terms of my physical appearance and emotional make-up and people entrusting me to bring the things a role deserves. I don't know whether that's depth or being a curmudgeon or what.
In the beginning, to be honest I was super-scared.
I turned up and took a step back and said, 'I am here to learn,' and I feel the same today. I've got only to learn from these people because they have been doing couture for 30 or 40 years, so I keep learning every season.
When you see your 40-page essay turned into a "hot tip" in one paragraph in Newsweek, you get anxious about the way your writing has been used.
When you turn on the news, they don't say, "Hey, 2 Million kids went to school safely today...40,000 flights took place without incident." They don't say that.
I think, being an actress, you know that you're getting old.
I'm 44. I mean, an agent said when I turned 40, "It won't get better."
I have friends who hide in their bedroom for three days every time they have another birthday. That's what brings the wrinkles! I didn't care when I turned 30 or 40 or 50.
I slept for four days when I turned 40.
At that time there was, but they didn't have the guitar I wanted.
There are only about 2000 people there and the next town was Dodge City 40 or 50 miles away and I didn't have a car. So it was easier to order it through the mail - which you shouldn't do. But it turned out okay. It was one of those Ovations - there's not much danger in ordering one of those.
It is easy to turn a scooter, but not a train with 40 bogeys.
This is such a big country, changes are constant and widespread.
It changed my whole outlook. I lost a decade to self-pity, and the next thing I knew I was turning 40.
Noah's wife, who said to him after 40 days and 40 nights, It's your turn to spread the papers on the floor! Never got a dinner!