— Arundhati Roy, livre Le Dieu des Petits Riens
The God of Small Things (1997)
„I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you. “
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„I love thee, I love but thee,
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars are old“
— Bayard Taylor, The Poems of Bayard Taylor
Context: I love thee, I love but thee, With a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold, And the stars are old, And the leaves of the Judgment Book unfold! Context: From the Desert I come to thee On a stallion shod with fire; And the winds are left behind In the speed of my desire. Under thy window I stand, And the midnight hears my cry: I love thee, I love but thee, With a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold, And the stars are old, And the leaves of the Judgment Book unfold! "Bedouin Song" (1853), in The Poetical Works of Bayard Taylor (1907), p. 69.
„Childhood may be defined as the age of play; therefore some children are never young, and some adults are never old.“
— Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
Fallen Leaves (2014), Ch. 1 : Our life begins
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, livre The Wedding Knell
"The Wedding Knell" (1837) from Twice-Told Tales (1837, 1851)
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Playboy Interview (February 1966)
„p>Eye hath not seen, tongue hath not told,
And ear hath not heard it sung,
How buoyant and bold, though it seem to grow old,
Is the heart, forever young; — Forever young, — though life's old age
Hath every nerve unstrung:
The heart, the heart, is a heritage
That keeps the old man young!</p“
— Martin Farquhar Tupper English writer and poet 1810 - 1889
A Thousand Lines (1846), The Song of Seventy.
— Frederick William Faber British hymn writer and theologian 1814 - 1863
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Paradise.
„Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.“
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
The Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910), A Drinking Song http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1399/
„Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.“
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891, pp. 11–12.
„It's true that old actors don't die, their parts get smaller. You're less likely to get the part, many parts, if you're playing people your age as opposed to people who are younger. There are fewer parts around.“
— Albert Finney English actor 1936 - 2019
Interview with Paul Fischer at Dark Horizons (2 December 2003).