Book : Age Happens by Bruce Lansky

This book contains humorous quotes, jokes, rhymes and cartoons about growing older. The words of wit and wisdom are about

  • why youth is wasted on the young,
  • the value of expeerience,
  • the meaning of life and
  • why death is really not all that bad.

Some of these are:

  • On Youth – Life would be infiinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18. (Mark Twain);
  • On Middle Age – Middle age is when you know all the answers and nobody asks you the questions. (Bob Phillips);
  • On Romance – A diplomat is a man who always remembers his wife’s birthday but never remembers her age. ( Robert Frost);
  • On Children – Children are a great comfort in your old age, and they help you to reach it faster, too. (Lionel Kaufman);
  • On Life – Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans. (John Lennon);
  • On Experience – Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. (Oscar Wilde);
  • On Staying Young – The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ( Lucille Bell);
  • On Aging – Getting old has its advantages. I can no longer read the bathroom scale. (Brad Schreiber);
  • On Looks – Women are not forgiven for aging. Robert Redford’s lines of distinction are my old-age wrinkles. (Jane Fonda);
  • On Old Age – If you live to be one humdreed, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.(George Burns);
  • On Health – The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. ( Mark Twain);
  • On Death – If you survive long enough, you’re revered – rather like an old building. (Kathering Hepburn)

There are more than a hundred pages of these, some of which are downright funny. Among those quoted are Woody Allen, Susan Anderson, Warren Beatty, Kate Beckinsale, Irving Berlin, Mel Brooks, George Bush, Winston Churchill, Bill Crosby, Billy Crystal, Doris Day, Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Hope, Aldous Huxley, Bette Midler, Jack Nicholson, Arnold Palmer, Ronald Regan, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Charles Schulz and Jerry Seinfield.


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