I'm not to blame
for an old body, but I would be to blame for an old
soul. An old soul is a shameful thing.
(Margaret Deland, Doctor Lavender's People, 1903)
Is it not possible
that middle age can be looked upon as a period of second
flowering, second growth, even a kind of second adolescence?
(Anne Murrow Lindberg, Gift From the Sea, 1995)
Middle age is when
you find out where the action is so you can go someplace
(Patricia Penton Leimbach, All My Meadows, 1977)
Time and trouble
will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old
woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
(Dorothy Sayers, Clouds of Witness, 1926)
I knew I was getting
older, certainly not by how I felt, but because young
men in Italy were no longer trying to pinch my bum.
(Evelyn Hannon, Journeywoman creator, 2001)