aging

A Quote by Betty Friedan on aging, youth, opportunity, and strength

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Betty Friedan

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on self-improvement, aging, experience, presence, awareness, and wonder

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 247

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Erica Jong on women, bodies, aging, agelessness, thinness, wrinkle creams, and cosmetics

the belly may be kept firm through numerous pregnancies
by means of sit-ups     jogging     dancing     (think of Russian ballerinas)
    & the cunt
as far as I know is ageless     possibly immortal     becoming simply
more open     more quick to understand     more dry-eyed     than at 22

which

after all     is what you were dying for     (as you ravaged
islands of turtles     beehives     oysterbeds     the udders of cows)
desperate to censor changes which you simply might     have let play
over you         lying back     listening         opening yourself
    letting the years make love the only way
        (poor blunderers)
            they know

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 37 (from Aging (balm...))

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Erica Jong on women, aging, wrinkle creams, and cosmetics

Hooked for two years now on wrinkle creams     creams for
crowsfeet     ugly lines (if only there were one!)
any perfumed grease     which promises     youth     beauty
not truth     but all I need on earth     I've been studying
     how women age

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 35 (from Aging (balm...))

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on anxiety, aging, older, and journey

To each of man's ages the Lord gives its own anxieties.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Joseph Campbell on synchronicity, serendipity, and aging

Schopenhauer's wonderful piece on 'An Apparent Intention in the Fate of the Individual': how the continuities of a lifetime seem, in the end, to have been plotted out by a novelist - all the accidents, apparently uncoordinated as they first occur, concurring finally toward the shaping of an order.

'In Guatemala our bus got stuck in the mud - it was aways getting stuck! The driver said, "I need five strong men to move the bus." (There were plenty of guys on the trip.) Joe, in his seventies, was the first one out of the bus.' (Lynne Kaufman)

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

Source: A Fire in the Mind

Contributed by: sean

A Quote by Emily Brontë on life, dreams, and aging

I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind."

Emily Brontë

Contributed by: Eve

A Quote by Brigitte Bardot on growing old, aging, and perspective

It is sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.

Brigitte Bardot (1934 -)

Source: Quotable Women - A Celebration

Contributed by: Terrill

A Quote by May Lamberton Becker on growing old, aging, and perspective

We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.

May Becker

Source: Quotable Women - A Celebration

Contributed by: Terrill

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