Well, new to me. Some of them are old.
Since last Friday I've been under the weather with some strain of virus involving the usual symptoms. I've been mending since then but without the mental energy yet to put in the time necessary to write anything much more complicated than this.
So here are a few quotations about growing old which is my habit to collect as I find ones that interest me. Whether we agree with them or not, good ones leave us a lot to ponder and it's been a long while since I've published any. So I will share these few with you today. It seems proper to begin with the Bard. See what you think.
“With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.”
- William Shakespeare
“What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.”
- Brigitte Bardot
“To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.”
- Henri Frederic Amiel
“The older I get the more I distrust the doctrine that age brings wisdom.”
- H.L. Mencken
“Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.”
- Benjamin Franklin
“I've reached the age where my brain has gone from 'You probably shouldn't say that' to 'What the hell, let's see what happens.'”
From Peter Tibbles who writes the Sunday TGB Elder Music column and says this from a recent movie (February 2016):
“The difference between young and old is that it takes courage to be old.”
And one last quotation that is not exactly about age but is important to the political time in which we find ourselves now. It is something most of us at this website are old enough to know but that too many who mold public opinion were ignorant of during the past inglorious 18 months.:
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them; the first time.”
- Maya Angelou