Quick Quotes 30: On getting old

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
-- Mark Twain

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old.
-- Rowan Williams

Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining,... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives.
-- Martha Gellhorn