120 Getting Older Quotes About Ageing Gracefully

Looking for some inspirational quotes about getting older? We have rounded up the best collection of getting older quotes, sayings, and captions, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to enjoy life while aging.

With time we all age and get older. Losing your youth years and embracing changes in appearance, energy and mental levels can be sad at times. With old age comes loss of memory, eyesight, health issues, and also loneliness at times.

But age also brings wisdom, experience, and confidence to live life with more enthusiasm. With age people tend to fulfil their responsibilities and have more free time to do things that they always want to enjoy.

From playing with grand children, to spending time with friends and family, reading, gardening, cooking, brings a lot of emotional well-being. In the youth we all are mostly busy to earn a living and make both ends meets. Thus the hobbies and things we love to do often take a back seat.

But in old age after retirement we can do everything we wanted to do in our younger days. Traveling the world, and exploring areas of life which are untouched gives happiness and fulfilment to our wishes. Lots of seniors have started to enjoy the freedom that comes with turning their passions into lucrative careers post retirement.

Also See: Growing Old Together Quotes

With ageing and growing old comes emotional and financial stability that gives you a sense of accomplishment and your attitude to life changes.

So with a positive atttiude you can enjoy your older years and live life to the fullest with your childrens, grand kids, family and loved ones.

Best Getting Older Quotes

  1. “Live your life and forget your age.”

  2. “Getting older doesn’t mean going out of style.”

  3. “We’re not getting old. We’re getting awesome.”

  4. “I’m just getting older and better.”- Neal Schon

  5. “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”-Unknown

  6. “I’m not getting older, I’m just becoming a classic.” – Unknown
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    getting older quotes

  7. “If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.”- Tom Petty

  8. “After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” – Bette Midler

  9. “Getting old is an adventure, not a problem.” – Betty Friedan

  10. “It matters not how long we live but how.” – Philip James Bailey

  11. “Age is a relative term. All my relatives keep reminding me how old I am.”

  12. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”- Frank Lloyd Wright
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    aging gracefully quotes

  13. “The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles!”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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    getting old quotes

  15. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”- John Barrymore

  16. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”— George Burns

  17. “As I grow older and wiser, I’ve begun to understand how little I understand.”

  18. “I always knew I’d get old. How fast it happened was a bit of a surprise though.”

  19. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.”— Luis Bunuel

  20. “Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.”— George Sand

  21. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin
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    quotes about getting older

  22. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

  23. “Why would I worry about getting older—what’s to mon about?”— Dawn French

  24. “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope

  25. “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”- Betty Friedan

  26. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”— Mark Twain
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    quote about getting older

  27. “As a white candle In a holy place, So is the beauty Of an aged face.”- Joseph Campbell

  28. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”- Mark Twain

  29. “A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri

  30. “Getting older and having kids, you learn how to become less serious about it all.”— Lena Headey

  31. “I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere.”- George Burns

  32. “For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.”- Hasidic saying
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    quotes about getting old

  33. “I keep trying to find my answer to life – and it gets more elusive the older I get.” – Kim Gruenenfelder

  34. “The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.”- William Wordsworth

  35. “That’s another great thing about getting older. Your life is written on your face.”— Frances McDormand

  36. “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard Bach

  37. “I love getting older! I really believe that a woman doesn’t reach her peak until her 40s.”— Evangeline Lilly

  38. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”- George Bernard Shaw

  39. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”- George Bernard Shaw

  40. “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”— Ausonius

  41. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”— Madeleine L’Engle

  42. “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred.”- Woody Allen

Famous Ageing Gracefull Quotes

  1. “Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it, so you might as well stay on the bus.”— John Byrne

  2. “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” – Ingrid Bergman
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    age gracefully quotes

  3. “Of course I know how old I am! Well, I know when I was born, I don’t like doing the math, so I usually just ballpark it.”

  4. “As I started getting older, I realized, ‘I’m so happy!’ I didn’t expect this! I wasn’t happy when I was young.”—Jane Fonda

  5. “I can honestly say I love getting older. Then again, I never put my glasses on before looking in the mirror.”—Cherie Lunghi

  6. “Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It’s beautiful.” – Lynsay Sands

  7. “Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.” – Ogden Nash

  8. “I like getting older. When you’re in your 20s you’re really forging for your future. Things take shape later on.”— Crispin Glover

  9. “Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.” – Lauren Hutton

  10. “The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you.”— Mike Love

  11. “I wish I was 100 percent confident in my own skin. It’s always a process, but getting older, I’ve become more confident.”— Brittany Snow

  12. “As you get older you will understand more and more that it’s not about what you look like or what you own, it’s all about the person you’ve become.”

  13. “The good thing about getting older is that, as you become less attractive, you have less desire to go out and conquer everyone you see.”— Julian Clary

  14. “Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning.”- George Sand

  15. “I have a great curiosity to see new things but not to own them. It’s very peaceful this way and one of the nice things about getting older.”— Lee Radziwill

  16. “’We already are old,’ she said with a sigh. What happens is that you don’t feel it on the inside, but from the outside everybody can see it.” – Gabriel García Márquez

  17. “Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating!” – Leo Buscaglia

  18. “Getting older is the best thing that ever happened to me. I wake up every morning rejoicing that I’m still here with an opportunity to begin again and be better.” – Oprah Winfrey

  19. “As you get older, you become quieter. Because you realize how much nonsense you’ve wasted your time on. And now you know hat peace is more important than anything else.”

  20. “Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!”— Anna Kournikova

  21. “… one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” – Edith Wharton

  22. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”- Sophia Loren

  23. “I think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.”— Olivia Munn

  24. “My physical body may be less efficient and less beautiful in old age. But God has given me an enormous compensation: my mind is richer my Soul is broader and my wisdom is at a peak. I am so happy with the riches of my advanced peak age that, contrary to Faust, I would not wish to return to youth.”- Robert Muller

  25. “As you get older you find out that true happiness is not in how much you make or how many degrees you have or how big your house is or how fancy your car is. It’s finding peace and joy and a calmness in your life that will soon become the most important thing to you. Your family are what matters to you. Things that are of quality not quantity.” – Merle Rose

Funny Quotes About Getting Older

Here are some witty and funny quotes about getting old. Some words of encouragement with humor will inspire you to live your live to the fullest and make the most of your life.

  1. “Time may be a great healer, but it is a lousy beautician.”

  2. “There is nothing more aging than misery.”- Michelle Pfeiffer

  3. “Old age isn’t so bad if you consider the alternative.”- Maurice Chevalier

  4. “Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  5. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?”- Satchel Paige

  6. “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.”- Ogden Nash

  7. “Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.”

  8. “If I had known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”

  9. “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.”- Kitty O’Neill Collins

  10. “Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.” – Anna Magnani

  11. “My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them?”- Diane Von Furstenberg

  12. “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.”- Bob Hope

  13. “I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.”- Rita Rudner

  14. “The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.”- Doris Day

  15. “I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” – Albert Einstein

  16. “By the time you’re 80 years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.”- George Burns

  17. “Every year should teach you something valuable; whether you get the lesson is up to you.” – Oprah Winfrey

  18. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”- Coco Chanel

  19. “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”- Larry Lorenzoni

  20. “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.” – Golda Meir

  21. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”- Henry Ford

  22. “People ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit.”- George Burns

  23. “Some guy said to me: ‘Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock n’ roll?’ I said: ‘You’d better check with Mick Jagger.’” – Cher

  24. “As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” – Norman Wisdom

  25. “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”- Andy Rooney

  26. “You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.”- George Burns

  27. “You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!” – Betty White

  28. “Something pretty… that’s just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.”- Jeanne Moreau

  29. “At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.”- Ann Landers

  30. “Aging gracefully is about no heavy makeup, and not too much powder because it gets into the wrinkles, and, you know, to not get turtle eyelids and to not try to look young.”- Iris Apfel

Famous Growing Old Quotes

Growing old is mandatory, but never let your inner child to age. Ageing can be fun if we know how to live life.

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Getting old should always seen as an opportunity to enjoy life and see it from a positive perspective. Elderly people may be physically feeble or dependent on others to live, so these inspiring quotes about ageing will inspire all to respect and support elders and help them live a happy life.

  1. “It’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.”

  2. “We don’t grow older, we grow riper.”- Pablo Picasso

  3. “We are always the same age inside.” – Gertrude Stein

  4. “Ageing is just another word for living.” – Cindy Joseph

  5. “It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old.” – Jules Renard

  6. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”- Robert Browning

  7. “As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.”- Margaret Deland

  8. “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.” – Jimmy Buffet

  9. “Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you!”

  10. “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!” – Walt Disney
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    famous quotes about getting old

  11. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

  12. “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

  13. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

  14. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”- Franz Kafka

  15. “And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” – Audrey Hepburn

  16. “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

  17. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”- John Lennon

  18. “I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.”- Mary Sarton

  19. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

  20. “One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

  21. “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”- Ben Franklin

  22. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

  23. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.”- Theodore Roosevelt

  24. “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.”- David Bowie

  25. “When we were small children, we all played dress-up and everybody had a good time. So why stop?” – Iris Apfel

  26. “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” – Woody Allen

  27. “No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.” – Ernest Hemingway

  28. “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.”- Maggie Kuhn

  29. “As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two.” – Mitch Albom

  30. “The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

  31. “The trouble is, when a number—your age—becomes your identity, you’ve given away your power to choose your future.”- Richard J. Leider

  32. “Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.”- Albert Einstein

  33. “He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, you and age are equally a burden.”- Plato

  34. “To all, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love.” – Gabriel García Márquez

  35. “There are six myths about old age: 1) that it’s a disease, a disaster. 2) That we are mindless. 3) That we are sexless. 4) That we are useless. 5) That we are powerless. 6) That we are all alike.”- Maggie Kuhn


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