Quotes: middle-aged

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  • Hervey Allen
    Hervey Allen
    American author 1889-1949
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    The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin Hubbard
    American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
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    Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
  • Jonathan Katz
    Jonathan Katz
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    I'm officially middle-aged. I don't need drugs anymore, thank God. I can get the same effect just by standing up real fast.
  • Anthony Holden
    Anthony Holden
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    I've always said, since I got to know him and wrote about him, that he's the generation he least appeals to is his own and I think in many ways he was born middle-aged and that's become apparent in recent years.
  • Bryan Greenberg
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    If a fan comes up and it is a middle-aged lady, it is probably from 'Prime'; if it is a younger girl, it is probably from when I guest-starred on 'One Tree Hill.' And if it is, like, a skateboard kid or a hipster kid, I can tell they are 'How to Make It' fans.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    American teacher, poet, writer 1916-1986
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    Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
  • Hervey Allen
    Hervey Allen
    American author 1889-1949
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    Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
  • Brad Bird
    Brad Bird
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    Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
    Source: A Year with C. S. Lewis
  • Booth Tarkington
    Booth Tarkington
    American novelist and dramatist 1869-1946
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    The middle-aged stranger whom I met by chance upon the lower rocks at Mary's Neck, that salt-washed promontory of the New England coast, was at first taciturn but became voluble when a little conversation developed the fact that we were both from the Midland country.
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