To grow up is to wonder about things; to be grown up is to slowly forget the things you wondered about as a child.
—Henning Mankell in When the Snow Fell
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
The first years of man must make provision for the last.
—Samuel Johnson in The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
Can you imagine being forced to stay young forever, watching everyone you know die? How pointless would life seem if you saw that?
—Avery Williams in The Impossibility of Tomorrow
There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
—P. G. Wodehouse