The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.

Leon Edel
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The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.

Logan P. Smith
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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
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The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.

Doris Day
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The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.

Bob Wells
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The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel
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The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.

Hume Cronyn
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There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.

Mignon McLaughlin
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There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.

Susan Anton
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There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Fay Weldon
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