Quotes about age

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„I've aged, but I don't think I've grown up.“

—  Helena Bonham Carter British actress 1966

Guardian interview 3 Nov 2006 http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2006/nov/03/1

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„The age of personal statues is gone.“

—  Le Corbusier architect, designer, urbanist, and writer 1887 - 1965

"The Edict of Chandigarh," 1959
Context: The age of personal statues is gone. No personal statues shall be erected in the city or parks of Chandigarh. The city is planned to breathe the new sublimated spirit of art. Commemoration of persons shall be confined to suitably placed bronze plaques.

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„The human heart to youth is a fairy-land of adventure, to old age it is a sitting room where one knows his way in the dark.“

—  Frank Crane American Presbyterian minister 1861 - 1928

Four Minute Essays Vol. 5 (1919), The Human Heart

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„Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least.“

—  J. M. Barrie, book The Little White Bird

Source: The Little White Bird (1902), Ch. 14
Context: If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did." Then if you ask your grandmother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a girl, she also says, "Why, of course, I did, child," but if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she says she never heard of his having a goat. Perhaps she has forgotten, just as she sometimes forgets your name and calls you Mildred, which is your mother's name. Still, she could hardly forget such an important thing as the goat. Therefore there was no goat when your grandmother was a little girl. This shows that, in telling the story of Peter Pan, to begin with the goat (as most people do) is as silly as to put on your jacket before your vest.
Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least.

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„Old age, after all, is merely the punishment for having lived.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

Drawn and Quartered (1983)

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„Age is not a problem. It's only a number. “

—  Leonard Nimoy American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer 1931 - 2015

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„Dissents speak to a future age.“

—  Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1933

Interview with Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio (May 2, 2002)
Context: Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.

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