Thursday, April 26, 2012

Five for Five: Age (in Quotes)

I seem to have misplaced my inspiration somewhere, so I did what I usually do on such an occasion – looked for it in books. 

In no particular order, here are some of my favourite quotes about age:

“I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.”
– Virginia Woolf

“There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.”
– Milan Kundera

“Age isn’t how old you are but how old you feel.”
– Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Mark Twain

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”
– Henry David Thoreau

I agree with these. You? 


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  1. I agree with Mark Twain! :)

    Thank you for sharing these quotes. They made me smile.


    1. You're welcome, I'm glad they mad you smile!

  2. I love the idea of your changing aspect to the sun!

  3. Love these all. Thank you! xox

  4. This list of quotes says so much about how you see aging. What an intriguing way to show us!

    1. Actually, I am trying to see it this way. Those are inspiring quotes.


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