Quotes of Eleven

“ One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty. ”

- Maxim Gorky

“ At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ The beginning of wisdom, as they say. When you're seventeen you know everything. When you're twenty-seven if you still know everything you're still seventeen. ”

- Ray Bradbury

“ Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. ”

- Coco Chanel

“ I'll never make the mistake of turning seventy again. ”

- Casey Stengel

“ No it's wrong, I had different youth, in my position as gymnastics, or so I saw all the world before I was sixteen, seventeen years old. ”

- Olga Korbut

“ When I was a boy, we all learned the story of George Washington and the cherry tree and accepted it as gospel truth. The present, more enlightened younger generation, however, is well aware that this incident never happened, but that it was the invention of Washington's most famous biographer, the Rev… ”

- Grant Wood

“ I realized that I wanted to be a writer. But I wasn't sure I would be until I was fifteen or so. At that time I had immodestly started sending stories to magazines and literary quarterlies. Of course no writer ever forgets his first acceptance; but one fine day when I was seventeen, I had my first, second, and third, all in the same morning's mail… ”

- Truman Capote

“ The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions. ”

- Henry Kissinger

“ Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty, nothing at all. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ Thirteen is embarrassed by the beginnings of a new colthood; the child becomes a youth. But twelve is the very top of boyhood. ”

- Booth Tarkington

“ If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near fourty. ”

- Chris Rock

“ There are sixteen cans of coffee here; together they hold a total of thirteen and a half pounds of coffee. Doesn't that seem like cheating? ”

- Andy Rooney

“ I'm sixty-five, but if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be forty-eight. ”

- James Thurber

“ The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always asked to do things, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. ”

- T.S. Eliot

“ The central fact of North American history is that there were fifteen British Colonies before 1776. Thirteen rebelled and two did not. ”

- June Callwood

“ A man of fifty looks as old as Santa Claus to a girl of twenty. ”

- William Feather

“ Will you still need me,will you still feed me..When I'm sixty-four? ”

- Paul McCartney

“ Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty. ”

- Ellen Glasgow

“ When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ”

- Mark Twain

“ From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured. ”

- Samuel Richardson

“ The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ These are the fifties, you know. The disgusting, posturing fifties. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ Men come of age at sixty,women at fifteen. ”

- James Stephens

“ A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters. ”

- Bible

“ Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty. ”

- Edgar Degas
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