Being Older Quotes


Most men experience getting older with regret, apprehension. But most women experience it even more painfully: with shame. Aging is a man's destiny, something that must happen because he is a human being. For a woman, aging is not only her destiny . . . it is also her vulnerability. Susan Sontag

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. Larry Mcmurtry

I'm not interested in being perfect when im older. Im interested in having a narrative. It's the narrative that's really the most beautiful thing about women. Jodie Foster

But I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older. George Clooney

My older sister achieved her dream of being an artist. She's an illustrator living in Manhattan. Jeannette Walls

Older actresses apparently have no sense of humor about being older actresses. Ti West

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. Zachary Scott

So scared of getting older, I'm only good at being young. John Mayer

I guess getting older has its benefits, one of them being perspective. Ann Dowd

I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that. Charlize Theron

I like getting older and being the person who people ask for help. Miuccia Prada

The air is like being wanted, we say, and they nod approvingly. The air is like getting older, they say, and they touch our arms gently. Dave Eggers

I grew up with an older brother, so I'm pretty good at being bashed around. Carey Mulligan

Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is. Kenny Rogers

It's nice, though, getting older and being able to do different roles. Luke Wilson

There's no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege. Cary Grant

I didn't want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful. Annie Leibovitz

Your kids need your love and attention, and being able to devote myself to them is very fulfilling. As I get older, spending time with my daughters makes things much easier. You learn to put your ego aside. Bruce Willis

I am really looking forward as I get older and older, to being less and less nice. Annette Bening

As one gets older being sad and miserable can become a bit of a habit. To counteract this, she suggests making a point of savoring such things as the tastiness of a piece of fruit, or other small things we might have been prone to overlook during our younger, busier days. Rumer Godden



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