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57 Becoming Older Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Certain elements of teen life that, 10 years ago, were very important to me still, are becoming less so as I get older. I mean, I've kinda gotten over, I guess I'm saying, the fact that I had trouble getting a date for the prom.Matthew Tobin Anderson Becoming Older Sayings By Matthew Tobin Anderson: Certain elements of teen life that, 10 years ago, were very important to me still,
Part of becoming a little bit older and having the opportunities that I have, you want to start giving back to people who have been influential and helped you along the way.Grant Achatz Becoming Older Sayings By Grant Achatz: Part of becoming a little bit older and having the opportunities that I have, you
From early childhood he had experienced the wish to die, to commit suicide, as they say, but never was totally concentrated. He could never come to terms with being born into a world that basically repulsed him in every detail from the very beginning. He grew older and thought that his wish to die would suddenly no longer be there, but this wish grew more intense from year to year, without ever becoming totally intense and concentrated. My constant curiosity got in the way of my suicide, so he said, I thought. We never forgive our fathers for having sired us, nor our mothers for having brought us into the world, he said, nor our sisters for continuing to be witnesses to our unhappiness. To exist means nothing other than we despair, he said.Thomas Bernhard Becoming Older Sayings By Thomas Bernhard: From early childhood he had experienced the wish to die, to commit suicide, as they
Thinking in pictures is, therefore, only a very incomplete form of becoming conscious. In some way, too, it stands nearer to unconscious processes than does thinking in words, and it is unquestionably older than the latter both ontogenetically and phylogenetically.Sigmund Freud Becoming Older Sayings By Sigmund Freud: Thinking in pictures is, therefore, only a very incomplete form of becoming conscious. In some
Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.Paulette Alden Becoming Older Sayings By Paulette Alden: Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.
Finally, I began to write about becoming an older woman and the trepidation it stirred. The small, telling "betrayals" of my body. The stalled, eerie stillness in my writing, accompanied by an ache for some unlived destiny. I wrote about the raw, unsettled feelings coursing through me, the need to divest and relocate, the urge to radically simplify and distill life into a new, unknown meaning.Sue Monk Kidd Becoming Older Sayings By Sue Monk Kidd: Finally, I began to write about becoming an older woman and the trepidation it stirred.
I mean, I don't know how the world broke. And I don't know if there's a God who can help us fix it. But the fact that the world is broken - I absolutely believe that. Just look around us. Every minute - every single second - there are a million things you could be thinking about. A million things you could be worrying about. Our world - don't you just feel we're becoming more fragmented? I used to think that when I got older, the world would make so much more sense. But you know what? The older I get, the more confusing it is to me. The more complicated it is. Harder. You'd think we'd be getting better at it. But there's just more and more chaos. The pieces - they're everywhere. And nobody knows what to do about it. I find myself grasping, Nick. You know that feeling? That feeling when you just want the right thing to fall into the right place, not only because it's right, but because it would mean that such a thing is still possible? I want to believe that.Rachel Cohn Becoming Older Sayings By Rachel Cohn: I mean, I don't know how the world broke. And I don't know if there's
If you're going to do a memoir, then it's sort of at this age - in your late sixties or seventies - that you do it. I don't understand people who do memoirs when they're 20. I think most people need a little more time than 20 years to become the person they are. In fact, that process of becoming who you are is still ongoing when you get older, where you go, "Let's see where my next 10 years is going to take me." SGrace Coddington Becoming Older Sayings By Grace Coddington: If you're going to do a memoir, then it's sort of at this age -
I'm looking forward to becoming older and quieter.Gwyneth Paltrow Becoming Older Sayings By Gwyneth Paltrow: I'm looking forward to becoming older and quieter.
I've got a feeling I'm leaving stardom behind, you know. I'm gradually becoming more of a filmmaker, acquiring a different kind of dignity from that which you achieve in acting. After all, I'm no matinee idol, and I'm getting older. I don't think I can be doing my kind of thing in the seventies; I want to be on more of the creative side of business.Steve McQueen Becoming Older Sayings By Steve McQueen: I've got a feeling I'm leaving stardom behind, you know. I'm gradually becoming more of
True, I used to see a lot of hope. I saw men tear down the veils behind which the truth had been hidden. But then the same men, when they have power in their hands at last, began to find the veils useful. They made many more. Life has not changed. Only some people have been growing, becoming different, that is all. After a youth spent fighting the white man, why should not the president discover as he grows older that his real desire has been to be like the white governor himself, to live above all the blackness in the big old slave castle?Ayi Kwei Armah Becoming Older Sayings By Ayi Kwei Armah: True, I used to see a lot of hope. I saw men tear down the
In time we grow older, we grow wiser, we grow smarter, and we're better. And I feel like I'm becoming more seasoned, although I don't have my salt-and-pepper hair.Usher Becoming Older Sayings By Usher: In time we grow older, we grow wiser, we grow smarter, and we're better. And
-just on the verge of
becoming a woman, and in these three years and almost five months, I'd
reached maturity. I was older than the mountains outside. The wisdom
of the attic was in my bones, etched on my brain, part of my flesh.
V.C. Andrews Becoming Older Sayings By V.C. Andrews: -just on the verge ofbecoming a woman, and in these three years and almost five
As I get older, I don't think the world is becoming that funny. Comedy is changing a bit.Bobby Lee Becoming Older Sayings By Bobby Lee: As I get older, I don't think the world is becoming that funny. Comedy is
I love being middle-aged in general. I'm more at peace with myself now. I still have tormented times, but they are few and far between. You don't feel you have to be the centre of your world when you get older. Becoming a mother had been a turning point which stopped me from being the centre of my world.Alison Moyet Becoming Older Sayings By Alison Moyet: I love being middle-aged in general. I'm more at peace with myself now. I still
As I am becoming older, the only thing that speeds up is time.Alan Alda Becoming Older Sayings By Alan Alda: As I am becoming older, the only thing that speeds up is time.
I'm becoming more indulgent and less giving as an actor as I get older. I'm immersing myself more in roles emotionally.Rhys Ifans Becoming Older Sayings By Rhys Ifans: I'm becoming more indulgent and less giving as an actor as I get older. I'm
It was hard at school because, growing up, some people wanted to be friends with me just because they wanted to get to my dad and say that they had met him and had gone to our house. I didn't understand it at the time, but the older I got and the more aware of it I became, it started becoming hard.Francia Raisa Becoming Older Sayings By Francia Raisa: It was hard at school because, growing up, some people wanted to be friends with
What it means: The world focuses on what people look like on the outside. God focuses on what people look like on the inside. Do you put more time and effort into being pretty on the outside or the inside? As you get older, you will meet Christian girls who spend more time trying to find the perfect outfit, get the perfect tan, find the perfect lip gloss, and have the perfect body. While there's nothing wrong with wanting to look pretty, we need to make sure it's in balance. God would rather see us work on becoming drop-dead gorgeous on the inside. You know, the kind of girl who talks to Him on a regular basis (prayer) and reads her Bible.Vicki Courtney Becoming Older Sayings By Vicki Courtney: What it means: The world focuses on what people look like on the outside. God
As America becomes an older nation, it is also, by some measures, becoming sicker.Charles Duhigg Becoming Older Sayings By Charles Duhigg: As America becomes an older nation, it is also, by some measures, becoming sicker.
The older I get, the more fun it is to write young people. It's just a holiday from what is becoming old age, really.Andrew Davies Becoming Older Sayings By Andrew Davies: The older I get, the more fun it is to write young people. It's just
The older I get, the more I feel those kinds of ghosts - especially the women in my life - moving out of the shadows a bit more and becoming more present in my life.Nick Cave Becoming Older Sayings By Nick Cave: The older I get, the more I feel those kinds of ghosts - especially the
In the Christic tradition, this is the meaning of 'becoming as a little child.' Little children don't think they know what things mean, in fact, they know they don't know. They ask someone older and wiser to explain things to them. We're like children who don't know but think we do. We're meant to shine. Look at small children. They're all so unique before they start trying to be, because they demonstrate the power of genuine humility. This is also the explanation of 'beginner's luck.' When we go into a situation not knowing the rules, we don't pretend to know how to figure anything out, and we don't know yet what there is to be afraid of. This releases the mind to create from its own higher power.Marianne Williamson Becoming Older Sayings By Marianne Williamson: In the Christic tradition, this is the meaning of 'becoming as a little child.' Little
If readers, young and old, would take even a moment to reflect on our rapidly shifting culture and ideology, I would be happy. Many leaders of the older generation dismiss emerging culture. Those leaders are at risk of becoming a feeble voice-piece without followers. Most of the younger generation is going deaf to the truth.Ted Dekker Becoming Older Sayings By Ted Dekker: If readers, young and old, would take even a moment to reflect on our rapidly
He observed how his feet chose each wrong turning, working against his navigational instincts, circling and repeating, and bringing on a feverish detachment. Someone older than himself paced inside his body, someone stronger too, cut loose from the common bonds of sex, of responsibility. Looking back he would remember a brief moment when time felt mute and motionless. This hour of solitary wandering seemed a gift, and part of the gift was an old greedy grammar flapping in his ears: lost, more lost, utterly lost. He felt the fourteen days of his marriage collapsing backward and becoming an invented artifact, a curved space he must learn to fit into. Love was not protected. No, it wasn't. It sat out in the open like anything else.Carol Shields Becoming Older Sayings By Carol Shields: He observed how his feet chose each wrong turning, working against his navigational instincts, circling
As you get older, the physical abilities decrease, which is particularly frustrating because your brain gets so good! So as you are becoming less technically or physically able, younger dancers are emerging who need the space to perform.Deborah Bull Becoming Older Sayings By Deborah Bull: As you get older, the physical abilities decrease, which is particularly frustrating because your brain
Rhythm becoming thought, thought becoming memory; memory, which tends to shuck itself, to peel away. You get older, look back through a child's tunnel vision, and realize you never knew the whole that tied the details together. You were just along for the ride, moving from experience to experience, a flat spectacle, some kind of guideless tour. You remember--or think you remember--what happened, but not where, or why. What you did, but not with who. Details fade. People's names get lost in the white noise.Gemma Files Becoming Older Sayings By Gemma Files: Rhythm becoming thought, thought becoming memory; memory, which tends to shuck itself, to peel away.
She was sitting there in her little housedress. He knew she'd done what she could to avoid becoming luminous and unattainable. Timidly and with respect, he was looking at her. He'd grown older, weary, curious. But he didn't have a single word to say. From the open doorway he saw his wife on the sofa without leaning back, once again alert and tranquil, as if on a train. That had already departed.Clarice Lispector Becoming Older Sayings By Clarice Lispector: She was sitting there in her little housedress. He knew she'd done what she could
Look it - you start out as an artist, I started out when I was nineteen, and you're full of defenses. You have all of this stuff to prove. You have all of these shields in front of you. All your weapons are out. It's like you're going into battle. You can accomplish a certain amount that way. But then you get to a point where you say, "But there's this whole other territory I'm leaving out." And that territory becomes more important as you grow older. You begin to see that you leave out so much when you go to battle with the shield and all the rest of it. You have to start including that other side or die a horrible death as an artist with your shield stuck on the front of your face forever. You can't grow that way. And I don't think you can grow as a person that way, either. There just comes a point when you have to relinquish some of that and risk becoming more open to the vulnerable side, which I think is the female side. It's much more courageous than the male side.Sam Shepard Becoming Older Sayings By Sam Shepard: Look it - you start out as an artist, I started out when I was
Everyone was becoming someone else. Sometimes, when you were older, you became someone younger. And me, I felt old.Benjamin Alire Saenz Becoming Older Sayings By Benjamin Alire Saenz: Everyone was becoming someone else. Sometimes, when you were older, you became someone younger. And
Doug moved over to the table and sat next to Corey. "Are you all right?..
I think I know what's wrong with you."
Corey perked up. "What? What's wrong with me?"
Doug leaned in, grinning. "You're becoming human."
"Fuck off!"
Doug leaned back in his chair. "It was bound to happen eventually."
"I don't like it. I used to be bulletproof."
"Even superheroes get older.
Darien Cox Becoming Older Sayings By Darien Cox: Doug moved over to the table and sat next to Corey. "Are you all right?..I
In getting older, I find myself becoming progressively more ineffectual in a lot of different ways, and part of that is down to no longer having the youthful feeling that what you're doing has any true impact.Nick Cave Becoming Older Sayings By Nick Cave: In getting older, I find myself becoming progressively more ineffectual in a lot of different
I think this movie, 'Moneyball,' symbolizes becoming a man for me, and I think my character becomes a man. It's important to me: I'm becoming a man. I'm taking my life seriously. I'm taking my acting really seriously, and it's important for me to play adults. It's important for me to change and develop as I get older.Jonah Hill Becoming Older Sayings By Jonah Hill: I think this movie, 'Moneyball,' symbolizes becoming a man for me, and I think my
I feel like I've matured more musically than I have personally. But I totally embrace what becoming older has to offer. I find the wisdom that comes with each passing year is a trip.Kirk Hammett Becoming Older Sayings By Kirk Hammett: I feel like I've matured more musically than I have personally. But I totally embrace
God, I was just six years older than you are now. That's terrifying." She raised her shoulder, nudging my head. "Please don't make me a grandmother in six years, okay?"
I scoffed. "Trust me, after the Boy Issues I've had, I'm becoming a nun."
"Well, that's good to know."
We stayed there, dangling our feet over the creek, talking, until the sun was high overhead. By the time we made our way back to the compound, I was feeling a little better. Sure, my life was still intensely screwed up, but at least I had some answers.
Rachel Hawkins Becoming Older Sayings By Rachel Hawkins: God, I was just six years older than you are now. That's terrifying." She raised
I have lived to see that being seventeen is no protection against becoming seventy, but to know this needs the experience of a lifetime, for no imagination copes with it.Lord Dunsany Becoming Older Sayings By Lord Dunsany: I have lived to see that being seventeen is no protection against becoming seventy, but
Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.Hans Selye Becoming Older Sayings By Hans Selye: Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a
But I don't want to read faster or older or any way else that might make the story disappear too quickly from where it's settling inside my brain, slowly becoming a part of me. A story I will remember long after I've read it for the second, third, tenth, hundredth time.Jacqueline Woodson Becoming Older Sayings By Jacqueline Woodson: But I don't want to read faster or older or any way else that might
From the time they hit middle school, they start moving away from home. They are not doing anything wrong; it's just the way they are made. They are becoming independent, and they begin redefining themselves through the eyes other people who are not in their immediate family. The older they get, the more important it is to have other voices in their lies saying the same things but in a different way.Reggie Joiner Becoming Older Sayings By Reggie Joiner: From the time they hit middle school, they start moving away from home. They are
One thing in our favor: some of this "becoming kinder" happens naturally, with age. It might be a simple matter of attrition: as we get older, we come to see how useless it is to be selfish - how illogical, really. We come to love other people and are thereby counter-instructed in our own centrality. We get our butts kicked by real life, and people come to our defense, and help us, and we learn that we're not separate, and don't want to be. We see people near and dear to us dropping away, and are gradually convinced that maybe we too will drop away (someday, a long time from now). Most people, as they age, become less selfish and more loving. I think this is true. The great Syracuse poet, Hayden Carruth, said, in a poem written near the end of his life, that he was "mostly Love, now.George Saunders Becoming Older Sayings By George Saunders: One thing in our favor: some of this "becoming kinder" happens naturally, with age. It
No, you look like the beauty you are, and you know it. You have that gift, which our mother had, of growing older and becoming more lovely. Your features have changed from being merely those of a pretty girl to being those of a beautiful woman with a face like a carving. When you are laughing and dancing with Edward, you could pass for twenty, but when you are still and thoughtful, you are as lovely as the statues they are carving in Italy. No wonder women loathe you.Philippa Gregory Becoming Older Sayings By Philippa Gregory: No, you look like the beauty you are, and you know it. You have that
Our truth-allergic, experience-addicted populace wants transformation but doesn't want the loss of freedom and control associated with submitting to authority within a committed community. Many "converts" seem to make decisions for Christ but soon lose their enthusiasm because they are offered quick programs for follow-up and small group fellowship rather than a lifelong, embodied experience of community. Many churches do not even have a process for becoming a member. As a result, converts' lives are often not visibly different from those in the culture around them. The older, more communal processes of traditional churches are better at bringing about a more thorough transformation of life.Timothy Keller Becoming Older Sayings By Timothy Keller: Our truth-allergic, experience-addicted populace wants transformation but doesn't want the loss of freedom and control
Quentin did not answer, staring at the window; then he could not tell if it was the actual window or the window's pale rectangle upon his eyelids, though after a moment it began to emerge. It began to take shape in its same curious, light, gravity-defying attitude
the once-folded sheet out of the wistaria Mississippi summer, the cigar smell, the random blowing of the fireflies. "The South," Shreve said. "The South. Jesus. No wonder you folks all outlive yourselves by years and years and years." It was becoming quite distinct. He would be able to decipher the words soon, in a moment; even almost now, now, now.
"I am older at twenty than a lot of people who have died," Quentin said.
William Faulkner Becoming Older Sayings By William Faulkner: Quentin did not answer, staring at the window; then he could not tell if it
Life doesn't have to be about finding Osama bin Laden or becoming the president of the United States. Life is about the little things, which is one of the things you learn when you get older.Jack Nicholson Becoming Older Sayings By Jack Nicholson: Life doesn't have to be about finding Osama bin Laden or becoming the president of
I should do the things that make me feel cool and smart. As I get older, I'm realizing more and more that it doesn't really matter if I'm good at it, it just matters that I try. My own effort, my own willingness, are becoming what's appealing to me.Lena Dunham Becoming Older Sayings By Lena Dunham: I should do the things that make me feel cool and smart. As I get
That was always the dream, wasn't it? 'I wish I'd known then what I know now'? But when you got older you found out that you NOW wasn't YOU then. You then was a twerp. You then was what you had to be to start out on the rocky road of becoming you now, and one of the rocky patches on that road was being a twerp.Terry Pratchett Becoming Older Sayings By Terry Pratchett: That was always the dream, wasn't it? 'I wish I'd known then what I know
Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.Cormac McCarthy Becoming Older Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them
De Grey describes his goal as "engineered negligible senescence" - stopping the body and brain from becoming more frail and disease-prone as it grows older.18 As he explains, "All the core knowledge needed to develop engineered negligible senescence is already in our possession - it mainly just needs to be pieced together."19 De Grey believes we'll demonstrate "robustly rejuvenated" mice - mice that are functionally younger than before being treated and with the life extension to prove it - within ten years, and he points out that this achievement will have a dramatic effect on public opinion. Demonstrating that we can reverse the aging process in an animal that shares 99 percent of our genes will profoundly challenge the common wisdom that aging and death are inevitable. Once robust rejuvenation is confirmed in an animal, there will be enormous competitive pressure to translate these results into human therapies, which should appear five to ten years later.Ray Kurzweil Becoming Older Sayings By Ray Kurzweil: De Grey describes his goal as "engineered negligible senescence" - stopping the body and brain
When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I've found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I'm getting warmer, and that I'm more mystified by human interactions.Jon Brion Becoming Older Sayings By Jon Brion: When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less
The nineteenth-century wave of feminism was started by older women who had been through the radicalizing experience of getting married and becoming the legal chattel of their husbands (or the equally radicalizing experience of not getting married and being treated as spinsters).Gloria Steinem Becoming Older Sayings By Gloria Steinem: The nineteenth-century wave of feminism was started by older women who had been through the
As I get older, I am becoming more selective of who I consider a friend. I find that I would rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.Steve Maraboli Becoming Older Sayings By Steve Maraboli: As I get older, I am becoming more selective of who I consider a friend.
How old is Old? It is interesting how, as we advance in years, we push the boundaries of what we consider "old age."
"I am so depressed." my friend Irma told me the other day.
When I asked why, she put her hands up in despair and answered, "I am turning thirty next week. I never thought I would get there."
No, none of us ever thinks that we will get "there."
What? Becoming thirty or forty or fifty? Or even older? No way! That happens to others - not me! But as the years pile up, you'll find yourself kicking the idea of "old" farther and farther down the road.
Brigitte Nioche Becoming Older Sayings By Brigitte Nioche: How old is Old? It is interesting how, as we advance in years, we push
From early childhood I had always dreamed of becoming an explorer. Somehow I had acquired the impression that an explorer was someone who lived in the jungle with natives and lots of wild animals, and I couldn't imagine anything better than that! Unlike other little boys, most of whom changed their minds about what they want to be several times as they grew older, I never wavered from this ambition.John Goddard Becoming Older Sayings By John Goddard: From early childhood I had always dreamed of becoming an explorer. Somehow I had acquired
I used to be scared of the Candyman. You'd say his name three times in the mirror and then he'd come get you. I was terrified of that stuff becoming true. My older cousins used to say things to make us believe crazy stories like that, so I was scared of the Candymanuntil I knew better.Tony Harrison Becoming Older Sayings By Tony Harrison: I used to be scared of the Candyman. You'd say his name three times in
You can't help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm, in mind as well as body.Joan Collins Becoming Older Sayings By Joan Collins: You can't help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm,
The older I get, the more I realize I'm becoming people's role models and that's freaky to me. That's not what you intend to do when you set out to be a musician, to be a little 14-year-old's role model.Ingrid Michaelson Becoming Older Sayings By Ingrid Michaelson: The older I get, the more I realize I'm becoming people's role models and that's
If just once you were depressed for no reason, you have been so all your life without knowing it.
Becoming: an agony without an ending.The older I grow, the less I enjoy performing my little Hamlet. The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death. If History had a goal, how lamentable would be the fate of those of us who have accomplished nothing!
On the frontiers of the self: 'What I have suffered, what I am suffering, no one will ever know, not even I'. Events - tumours of time.
Man secretes disaster.
The secret of my adaptation to life? - I've changed despairs the way I've changed shirts. Each day is a Rubicon in which I aspire to be drowned.
Emil M. Cioran Becoming Older Sayings By Emil M. Cioran: If just once you were depressed for no reason, you have been so all your