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60+ Funny and Inspirational Quotes About Aging

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By Modern60, Editorial Team

Last Updated on April 8th, 2024


60+ Funny and Inspirational Quotes About Aging

There is more to life than just worrying about your age, and these quotes are an exemplification of that! Whether you’ve been thinking about aging or falling in love with those beautiful lines of experience on your face, here are 60+ short, inspirational quotes about growing old that are sure to bring a smile to your face! These quotes for seniors encapsulate the very essence of aging and experiencing life to the fullest.

Funny Quotes About Aging 2024

There’s a lot more to aging than meets the eye, and here are some of the best quotes for seniors that highlight the process of growing old.

  1. “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney
  2. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese!” – Luis Bunuel
  3. “Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you!” – Nishan Panwar
  4. “Aging is not an option, not for anyone. It is how gracefully we handle the process and how lucky we are, as the process handles us.” – Cindy McDonald
  5. “Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many.” – Mark Twain
  6. “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan
  7. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  8. “Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had.” – Matt Maldre
  9. “Aging is just another word for living.” – Cindy Joseph
  10. “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie
  11. “The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make it look great so that everyone looks forward to it.” – Emma Thompson
  12. “Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” – Tom Stoppard
  13. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter!” – Satchel Paige
  14. “Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus.” – John Byrne
  15. “Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.” – Louise Hay
  16. “First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful.” – Lady Diana Cooper
  17. “Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “The older I get the less I want to listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie
  19. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw
  20. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  21. “The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Growing old Quotes on wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, which should be embraced. Here are some inspirational quotes for seniors that sum up how they add to your life and personality.

  1. “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.” – Jimmy Buffett
  2. “How can I look at aging as the enemy? It happens whether I like it or not and no one is set apart from growing old; it comes to us all. Youth passes from everyone, so why deny it? I’m proud of my age. I’m proud that I’ve survived this planet for as long as I have, and should I end up withered, wrinkled and with a lifetime of great wisdom, I’ll trade the few years of youth for the sophistication of a great mind…for however long it lasts.” – Donna Lynn Hope
  3. “As our body journeys through life, and life journeys on our body…life will leave marks on us too. From the creases of our wrinkles to the birthmarks on our bodies to the tattoos we decide to please.” – Lauren Klarfeld
  4. “Once you have turned eighty, it’s important to have the right sort of wrinkles. Even more important, though, is to start laughing early enough to spend more time laughing than frowning. If your wrinkles point upward, you will look happy instead of merely old.” – Margareta Magnusson
  5. “If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.” – James A. Garfield
  6. “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideas. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” – Samuel Ullman
  7. “Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It’s beautiful.” – Lynsay Sands

Inspirational Aging Quotes

One of the biggest joys of aging is having the opportunity to experience everything that life has to offer. Here are some inspirational quotes for senior citizens about experiencing all that and more.

  1. “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley
  2. “I have a great curiosity to see new things, but not to own them. It’s very peaceful this way, and one of the nice things about getting older.” – Lee Radziwill
  3. “As we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping our minds open and active.” – Clint Eastwood
  4. “I don’t believe one grows older. I think what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.” – T. S. Eliot
  5. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka
  6. “Just because you’re grown up and then some doesn’t mean settling into the doldrums of predictability. Surprise people. Surprise yourself.” – Victoria Moran
  7. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren
  8. “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better.” – Ingrid Bergman
  9. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
  10. “I want to be so distracted loving life that I never realize I am getting older.” – Angel Laney Sutton
  11. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
  12. “I like getting older. When you’re in your 20s you’re really forging for your future. Things take shape later on.” – Crispin Glover
  13. “I’m just getting older and better.” – Neal Schon
  14. “If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” – Tom Petty
  15. “Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” – George Sand
  16. “As we grow old, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.” – Robert Quillen
  17. “You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” – Douglas MacArthur
  18. “One day you will look back and see that all along that you were blooming.” – Morgan Harper Nichols
  19. “Cherish all your happy moments. They make a fine cushion for old age.” – Booth Tarkington

Quotes on aging perspectives

Aging, whether you think of it as positive or negative, is all about your perspective. These short quotes for the elderly summarize these experiences.

  1. “A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.” – R.C. Ferguson
  2. “Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!” – Anna Kournikova
  3. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  4. “Funny thing about getting older. Your eyesight gets weaker but your ability to see through people gets much better.” – Unknown
  5. “As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  6. “Everything changes as you get older – your mind, your body, the way you view the world.” – Antonio Banderas
  7. “Growing old with someone else is beautiful, but growing old while being true to yourself is divine.” – Dodinsky
  8. “Some folks as they grow older grow wise but most folks simply grow stubborner.” – Josh Billings
  9. “If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.” – Mitch Albom
  10. “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

Funny quotes on growing older

Life’s too short to be taken so seriously all the time! Let’s smile, laugh, and spread cheer with these funny quotes and sayings for senior citizens.

  1. “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternatives.” – Maurice Chevalier
  2. “I’m not old. I’ve just been young for a very long time.” – Karen Salmansohn
  3. “Youth is a disease from which we all recover.” – Dorothy Fulheim
  4. “After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.” – Bette Midler
  5. “Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends. – Robert Brault
  6. “I was always taught to respect my elders, and now I’ve reached the age when I don’t have anybody to respect.” – George F. Burns
  7. “To me, old age is always ten years older than I am.” – John Burroughs
  8. “I can honestly say that I love getting older. Then again I never put my glasses on before looking in the mirror.” – Cherie Lunghi
  9. “As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and the I can’t remember the other two.” – Sir Norman Wisdom
  10. “My mother always used to say, ‘the older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.’” – Betty White
  11. “The older you get, the stronger the wind gets. And it’s always in your face.” – Jack Nicklaus
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