"A lady of a 'certain age,' which means
George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron
"Ah well, perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked."
Pearl S. Buck, American novelist
China, Past and Present
"And youth is cruel, and has no remorse
And smiles at siutations which I cannot see.
I smile of course,
And go on drinking tea."
"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don't care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all."
"Happiness in old age is, more than anything else, preserving the privileges of privacy."
"Life has confirmed for me the thoughts and impressions I had when I was 18, as if it was all intuition."
"Welcome thy neighbor into thy fallout shelter. He'll come in handy if you run out of food."
"Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."
George Chapman, English dramatist and poet
"Youth is a malady of which one becomes cured a little every day."
"Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it."
Gabrielle ('Coco') Chanel