(This week I am running a Giveaway. The rules are simple. Drop a comment on any of this week's postings (Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th inclusive) and I'll put the names of all those who have commented in a hat (assuming I can find one – it may have to be a saucepan or some other substitute) and draw out the winner on Sunday 11th. The winner will receive one of the books shown in my Giveaway post on Sunday. I look forward to all your comments.)
I recently had my annual 'Enthusiasm for Life' examination and discovered I'm only forty two. My doctor reckons my body is about seventy two. I feel about twenty two and my birth certificate says I'm sixty two. Life is very confusing. My only consolation is that I'm not alone as some of these quotations show.
"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." ~ Doug Larson
"Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone." ~ Jim Fiebig
"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children." ~ George Bernard Shaw
"There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward." ~ John Mortimer
"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative." ~ Maurice Chevalier
"Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life." ~ Charles Dickens
"The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left." ~ Jerry M. Wright
"The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion." ~ Doris Lessing
"There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I'm sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt." ~ Author Unknown
Do you have a favourite quotation about ageing?