But I’m too old to be written about as a young poet.
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
Everybody says love is about finding the person who is right for me and then everything will be fine. But it’s not like that. It involves work. An old man tells you this!
I was what? – twelve years old – and I was thrown in the cells with these people, so I learned fast.
Education is the best provision for old age.
As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.
I’ve got no problem with anybody’s religion. But if you go claiming the Earth is only 10,000 years old, that’s just wrong.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.