Among my findings were stacks of quotes about random subjects, including a few about getting older. I figure by using them now, I can throw them away.
"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." -- John Barrymore
"Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips." -- attributed to John Wagner
"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician." -- unknown
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." -- Samuel Ullman
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." -- George Bernard Shaw
"Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you." -- Ogden Nash
"There's no such thing as too late. That's why they invented death." -- from the movie "Out to Sea"
"Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it starts avoiding you." -- unknown
"It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen." -- Brigitte Bardot
"I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990." -- Dave Barry
But my favorite came from Mom:
"Birthdays are God's way of telling us to eat more cake."
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