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Growing Old Quotes

12 of the best book quotes about growing old
  1. #1
    Yet it remained unsatisfied, and would exclaim, “Oh, if I could but keep on growing tall and old! There is nothing else worth caring for in the world!”
  2. #2
    “If there’s one thing certain, it’s that we all have to get old someday. So get used to the idea as quickly as you can.”
  3. #3
    “At my age, I should not be afraid of anything—certainly not my own past.”
  4. #4
    “No one should be alone in their old age, he thought.”
  5. #5
    “Old people are not unhappy. They don’t long for the things we want.”
  6. #6
    “I am too old and sad to play.”
  7. #7
    ″‘Come, Boy,’ she whispered, ‘come and play.‘”
  8. #8
    ″‘Nonsense,’ said Mama. ‘Old age isn’t such a tragedy. If he was the only old man in the world -- yes. But he has other old men to keep him company.‘”
  1. #9
    “He don’t want to die. He wants to keep on living even though he’s so old and there’s nothing to be happy about anymore.”
  2. #10
    “Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne’er be younger.”
  3. #11
    Akela said nothing. He was thinking of the time that comes to every leader of every pack when his strength goes from him and he gets feebler and feebler, till at last he is killed by the wolves and a new leader comes up—to be killed in his turn.
  4. #12
    “No, that is the great fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”
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