A Quote by Natalie Clifford Barney on womenswisdom and youth

Youth is not a question of years..

Natalie Clifford Barney

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by Sol Luckman on youth, emptiness, innocence, and nostalgia

Later, it would occur to me it's the emptiness we mistakenly call Innocence.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 94

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Jonathan Swift,satirist (1667-1745) on opinion, youth, old age, incionsistence, and contradiction

If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last!

Jonathan Swift,satirist (1667-1745)

Source: My diary

Contributed by: jagadish

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on paulo coehlo, youth, and destiny

Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is.

Paulo Coelho

Source: Life

Contributed by: Aart Hilal

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on paulo coehlo, wisdom, inspiration, life, warrior of light, love, youth, and aging

Perhaps love makes us grow old before our time and makes us young again when youth has passed.

Paulo Coelho

Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Contributed by: Aart Hilal

A Quote by David Berlinski on dream, discovery, youth, and age

"Young men wish always to dream of what they have lost."
"And old men?"
"Of what they have not found."

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 43

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on youth, learning, education, dreams, and books

Youth is a beautiful dream, on whose brightness books shed a blinding dust. Will ever the day come when the wise link the joy of knowledge to youth's dream? Will ever the day come when Nature becomes the teacher of man, humanity his book and life his school? Youth's joyous purpose cannot be fulfilled until that day comes. Too slow is our march toward spiritual elevation, because we make so little use of youth's ardor.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Contributed by: lyonesseofgod

A Quote by Richard Rodriguez on optimism, youth, and life

Though I am alive now, I do not believe an old man's pessimism is nessessarily truer than a young man's optimism simply because it comes after. There are things a young man knows that are true and are not yet in the old man's power to recollect. Spring has its sappy wisdom.

Richard Rodriguez

Source: "Late Victorians"

Contributed by: Alina

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on dream, words, reading, page, meaning, and youth

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 17

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on young, youth, old, and elder

It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Contributed by: Andi

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