JACOB BLACK, New Moon (2009)
Cold are the hands of time that creep along relentlessly. Alone our memories resist the disintegration...that's hard to say with false teeth!
TOM JEFFERS, The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Do you know what I think when I see a pretty girl? Oh, to be eighty again!
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, The Magnificent Yankee (1950)
An old man is somebody who can't take "yes" for an answer!
JOE E. LEWIS, The Joker is Wild (1957)
Why is life going by so fast? First I was "pretty". Now I'm "interesting with character". Soon I'll be "handsome", followed by "stately"; and then, worst of all, finally, "remarkable for her age".
FAYE MEDWICK, Chapter Two (1979)
You know, it's funny. When I was young I was called a "rugged individualist", when I was in my fifties, I was considered "eccentric". Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled "senile".
BILL, Just You and Me, Kid (1979)
I'm too young to be old and I'm too old to be young!
EVELYN COUCH, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Self-reflection happens when you hit forty, along with all sorts of other unpleasant surprises.
ANGELA PETRELLI, Heroes, "Chapter 1 'Orientation'" (2009)
There, an article on aging next to an ad for vodka. Problem...solution.
NINA VAN HORN, Just Shoot Me!, "Lemon Wacky Hello" (1997)