„Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.“

Interview in the Sunday Times, 1988

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britischer Schriftsteller 1912 - 1990

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„I tried to like it. For me, it was like being smacked around the head by a piece of IKEA furniture: it hurts, but you've got to admire the workmanship.“

—  Bill Bailey English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author 1965

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„Middle school is for being like everyone else; middle age is for being like yourself. (430)“

—  Victoria Moran American writer 1950

Quelle: Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

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„Old age isn't a battle; old age is a massacre.“

—  Philip Roth, buch Everyman

Quelle: Everyman (2006)

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„Old age is like learning a new profession. And not one of your own choosing.“

—  Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012

"Age of Reason" https://archive.is/20130630002019/www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/10/22/071022fa_fact_krystal?currentPage=all by Arthur Krystal, The New Yorker (2007-10-22), p. 103

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„Colleges are like old-age homes; except for the fact that more people die in colleges.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

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„It was like beginning life anew without the vigor and enthusiasm of youth, like learning to become left-handed in old age.“

—  Chinua Achebe, buch Things Fall Apart

Quelle: Things Fall Apart (1958), Chapter 14 (pp. 120–121)

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„Old age is not an accomplishment; it is just something that happens to you despite yourself, like falling downstairs.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, buch Podkayne of Mars

Quelle: Podkayne of Mars (1963), Chapter 5 (p. 50)

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„In this day and age, we need to revise the old saying to read, "Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."“

—  Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006

"Bureaucracy Scorned" in Newsweek (29 December 1975), later published in Bright Promises, Dismal Performance : An Economist's Protest (1983)

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„Respect old age!“

—  Adolph Freiherr Knigge, buch Über den Umgang mit Menschen

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„In old age… we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.“

—  Knut Hamsun Norwegian novelist and Nobel Prize recipient 1859 - 1952

Wanderers (1909)

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„Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891

Quelle: Moby-Dick: or, the Whale (1851), Ch. 29 : Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb

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„Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe,
Old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.“

—  Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer 1862 - 1937

Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road" http://www.bartleby.com/142/82., 12, Leaves of Grass (1855)

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