Yes, it is true. We are getting older, For some the passage of time is a blessing, to others a curse, but for all of us aging is a reality we can't escape. Here are a few tit bits from the above book, by people over 60 years of age. They've painted pictures, changed nappies, climbed mountains, watched and played rugby and football, written plays acted in them, built businesses, lived life. I hope you enjoy them.
WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE I HAVE HAD! I ONLY WISH I' HAD REALIZED IT SOONER (Writer Colette)
A MAN NINETY YEARS OLD WAS ASKED TO WHAT HE ATTRIBUTED HIS LONGEVITY. "I RECKON" HE SAID WITH A TWINKLE IN HIS EYE "IT IS BECAUSE MOST NIGHTS I WENT TO BED AND SLEPT WHEN I SHOULD HAVE SAT UP AND WORRIED. (Writer Dorothea Kent)
THE SECRET OF STAYING YOUNG IS TO LIVE HONESTLY, EAT SLOWLY, AND LIE ABOUT YOUR AGE
(Comedian Lucille Ball)
I CANNOT GIVE YOU A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS, BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE FORMULA FOR FAILURE, WHICH IS; TRY TO PLEASE EVERYBODY (Editor Herbert Bayard Swope)
OLD AGE AIN'T FOR SISSIES (Actress Bette Davis)
NOTHING EXCEPT POSSIBLY LOVE AND DEATH ARE OF IMPORTANCE, AND EVEN THE IMPORTANCE OF DEATH IS SOMEWHAT EPHEMERAL, AS NO ONE HAS YET FAXED BACK A RELIABLE REPORT
(Naturalitst/Writer Gerald Durrell)
SHOW ME A GOOD LOSER AND I'll SHOW YOU AN IDIOT.
(Baseball Manager Leo Durocher)
NEVER REGRET. IF ITS IS GOOD, IT IS WONDERFUL. IF IT IS BAD IT IS EXPERIENCE.
(Writer Victoria Holt)
AS LONG AS YOU CAN ADMIRE AND LOVE, THEN ONE IS YOUNG FOREVER.
(Musician Pablo Casals)
I AM READY TO MEET MY MAKER. WHETHER MY MAKER IS READY FOR THE ORDEAL OF MEETING ME IS ANOTHER MATTER.