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100 Fifty Years Old Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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A majority of young people seem to develop mental arteriosclerosis forty years before they get the physical kind. Another question: why do some people remain open and elastic into extreme old age, whereas others become rigid and unproductive before they're fifty?Aldous Huxley Fifty Years Old Sayings By Aldous Huxley: A majority of young people seem to develop mental arteriosclerosis forty years before they get
Is something wrong, Lieutenant North?" "Beware of Carrington," he said. "Mr. Carrington was very kind," she said. "He made no untoward remarks." "He's already got you lined up in his mind as his next wife. He's buried one already." Her breath came fast, and spots of color lodged in her cheeks. "What happened to his other wife?" Surely she wasn't interested! "She died in childbirth." "Recently?" He dropped his gaze. "No," he muttered, struggling to maintain his temper. "About ten years ago." "The poor man," she murmured. She removed her hand from John's arm. "But I'm not interested in becoming wife number two." "I'm relieved to hear it," he said. She tipped her head. "Are you? Why would that concern you?" "He's much too old for you," he said. She smiled, and her dimple appeared. "Surely he's not more than fifty." "As I said. An old man.Colleen Coble Fifty Years Old Sayings By Colleen Coble: Is something wrong, Lieutenant North?" "Beware of Carrington," he said. "Mr. Carrington was very kind,"
And I thought to myself, What am I doing? Am I reaching them at all? They are acting exactly as the old men did earlier. They are fifty years younger, maybe more, but doing the same thing those old men did who never attended school a day in their lives. Is it just a vicious circle? Am I doing anything?Ernest Gaines Fifty Years Old Sayings By Ernest Gaines: And I thought to myself, What am I doing? Am I reaching them at all?
What we need to wake people up to now is the crisis in imagination and concern for the greater good. We have no idea what the next ten years, much less the next fifty years, will demand of the coming generation. What we do know is that unless we have a people prepared and eager to meet those crises creatively and compassionately, there is not much hope for this poor old planet of ours.Katherine Paterson Fifty Years Old Sayings By Katherine Paterson: What we need to wake people up to now is the crisis in imagination and
It says: "Baltic Amber, fifty million years old and full of fire; warm, and enduring like love". Wonderfully romantic, don't you think? Only I don't know how to differntiate thestuff from plain old yellow stones.Meg Rosoff Fifty Years Old Sayings By Meg Rosoff: It says: "Baltic Amber, fifty million years old and full of fire; warm, and enduring
My body, now close to fifty years of age, has become an old tree that bears bitter peaches, a snail which has lost its shell, a bagworm separated from its bag; it drifts with the winds and clouds that know no destination. Morning and night I have eaten traveler's fare, and have held out for alms a pilgrim's wallet.Matsuo Basho Fifty Years Old Sayings By Matsuo Basho: My body, now close to fifty years of age, has become an old tree that
For a hundred and fifty years, in the pasture of dead horses,
roots of pine trees pushed through the pale curves of your ribs,
yellow blossoms flourished above you in autumn, and in winter
frost heaved your bones in the ground
old toilers, soil makers:
O Roger, Mackerel, Riley, Ned, Nellie, Chester, Lady Ghost.
Donald Hall Fifty Years Old Sayings By Donald Hall: For a hundred and fifty years, in the pasture of dead horses,roots of pine trees
I feel great. I feel younger. And I don't feel anything at all. I don't know who knows, but right now I'm, how, how many years have I, fifty five, something like that. Forty three years old. And I feel like seventeen, like twenty five years ago.Olga Korbut Fifty Years Old Sayings By Olga Korbut: I feel great. I feel younger. And I don't feel anything at all. I don't
Dialogue in the works of autobiography is quite naturally viewed with some suspicion. How on earth can the writer remember verbatim conversations that happened fifteen, twenty, fifty years ago? But 'Are you playing, Bob?' is one of only four sentences I have ever uttered to any Arsenal player (for the record the others are 'How's the leg, Bob?' to Bob Wilson, recovering from injury the following season; 'Can I have your autograph, please?' to Charlie George, Pat Rice, Alan Ball and Bertie Mee; and, well, 'How's the leg, Brian?' to Brian Marwood outside the Arsenal club shop when I was old enough to know better) and I can therefore vouch for its absolute authenticity.Nick Hornby Fifty Years Old Sayings By Nick Hornby: Dialogue in the works of autobiography is quite naturally viewed with some suspicion. How on
If I open this envelope fifty years from now, I will be again as I am now and there will be no being old for me. There's a long, long time yet before fifty years ... millions of hours of time. But one hour has gone already since I sat here ... one hour less to live ... one hour gone away from all the hours of my life.Betty Smith Fifty Years Old Sayings By Betty Smith: If I open this envelope fifty years from now, I will be again as I
the front doors. Flashbulbs flashed. A roar rose up from the crowd at the sign of fresh activity. Then Rainie caught a new sound - the faint beating of helicopters bearing down upon them. The medevac choppers had finally arrived to carry the wounded away. And Rainie couldn't help thinking that it would be much later before the ME's office came for the bodies. Officer Luke Hayes was thirty-six years old, balding, and shorter than most women. His trim build, however, was a compact one hundred fifty pounds that turned many ladies' heads and became useful in a fight. In Rainie's opinion, however, Luke's biggest asset was his steely blue eyes. SheLisa Gardner Fifty Years Old Sayings By Lisa Gardner: the front doors. Flashbulbs flashed. A roar rose up from the crowd at the sign
After the last shovel of dirt was patted in place, I sat down and let my mind drift back through the years. I thought of the old K. C. Baking Powder can, and the first time I saw my pups in the box at the depot. I thought of the fifty dollars, the nickels and dimes, and the fishermen and blackberry patches.
I looked at his grave and, with tears in my eyes, I voiced these words: You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over.
Wilson Rawls Fifty Years Old Sayings By Wilson Rawls: After the last shovel of dirt was patted in place, I sat down and let
Sweetheart, even when you're fifty years old and I'm pushing ninety, I'll still worry about you. You're my daughter and I love you.Lolita Lopez Fifty Years Old Sayings By Lolita Lopez: Sweetheart, even when you're fifty years old and I'm pushing ninety, I'll still worry about
The old junky has found a vein ... blood blossoms in the dropper like a Chinese flower ... he push home the heroin and the boy who jacked off fifty years ago shine immaculate through the ravaged flesh, fill the outhouse with the sweet nutty smell of young male lust.William S. Burroughs Fifty Years Old Sayings By William S. Burroughs: The old junky has found a vein ... blood blossoms in the dropper like a
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.Mark Twain Fifty Years Old Sayings By Mark Twain: Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more
I want to try with someone who loves me enough to try with me. I want to grow old looking at the same face every morning. I want to grow old looking at the same face every night at the dinner table. I want to be one of those old couples you see still holding hands and laughing after fifty years of marriage. That's what I want. I want to be someone's forever.Rachel Gibson Fifty Years Old Sayings By Rachel Gibson: I want to try with someone who loves me enough to try with me. I
"It's an old habit of mine, Wal'r," said the Captain, "any time these fifty year. When you see Ned Cuttle bite his nails, Wal'r, then you may know that Ned Cuttle's aground."Charles Dickens Fifty Years Old Sayings By Charles Dickens: "It's an old habit of mine, Wal'r," said the Captain, "any time these fifty year.
Just because you're old that doesn't mean you're more forgetful. The same people whose names I can't remember now I couldn't remember fifty years ago ...George Burns Fifty Years Old Sayings By George Burns: Just because you're old that doesn't mean you're more forgetful. The same people whose names
Old Madame du Deffand and her friends talked for fifty years without stopping. And of it all, what remains? Perhaps three witty sayings. So that we are at liberty to suppose either that nothing was said, or that nothing witty was said, or that the fraction of three witty sayings lasted eighteen thousand two hundred and fifty nights, which does not leave a liberal allowance of wit for any one of them.Virginia Woolf Fifty Years Old Sayings By Virginia Woolf: Old Madame du Deffand and her friends talked for fifty years without stopping. And of
So I telled her my 'maginin's o' places from old books'n'pics in the school'ry. Lands where the Fall'd never falled, towns bigger'n all o' Big I. an' towers o' stars'n'suns blazin' higher'n Mauna Kea, bays of not jus' one Prescient Ship but a mil'yun, Smart boxes what make delish grinds more'n anyun can eat, Smart Pipes what gush more brew'n anyun can drink, places where it's always spring an' no sick, no knucklyin' an' no slavin'. Places where ev'ryun's a beautsome purebirth who lives to be one hun'erd'n'fifty years.David Mitchell Fifty Years Old Sayings By David Mitchell: So I telled her my 'maginin's o' places from old books'n'pics in the school'ry. Lands
I'm fifty-six years old - I'm as old as rock 'n roll.Don Letts Fifty Years Old Sayings By Don Letts: I'm fifty-six years old - I'm as old as rock 'n roll.
It always has been and always will be the same. The old folk of our grandfathers' young days sang a song bearing exactly the same burden; and the young folk of to-day will drone out precisely similar nonsense for the aggravation of the next generation. "Oh, give me back the good old days of fifty years ago," has been the cry ever since Adam's fifty-first birthday. Take up the literature of 1835, and you will find the poets and novelists asking for the same impossible gift as did the German Minnesingers long before them and the old Norse Saga writers long before that. And for the same thing sighed the early prophets and the philosophers of ancient Greece. From all accounts, the world has been getting worse and worse ever since it was created. All I can say is that it must have been a remarkably delightful place when it was first opened to the public, for it is very pleasant even now if you only keep as much as possible in the sunshine and take the rain good-temperedly.Jerome K. Jerome Fifty Years Old Sayings By Jerome K. Jerome: It always has been and always will be the same. The old folk of our
And even as this old guide-book boasts of the, to us, insignificant Liverpool of fifty years ago, the New York guidebooks are now vaunting of the magnitude of a town, whose future inhabitants, multitudinous as the pebbles on the beach, and girdled in with high walls and towers, flanking endless avenues of opulence and taste, will regard all our Broadways and Bowerys as but the paltry nucleus to their Nineveh. From far up the Hudson, beyond Harlem River where the young saplings are now growing, that will overarch their lordly mansions with broad boughs, centuries old; they may send forth explorers to penetrate into the then obscure and smoky alleys of the Fifth Avenue and Fourteenth Street; and going still farther south, may exhume the present Doric Custom-house, and quote it as a proof that their high and mighty metropolis enjoyed a Hellenic antiquity.Herman Melville Fifty Years Old Sayings By Herman Melville: And even as this old guide-book boasts of the, to us, insignificant Liverpool of fifty
Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers and, as George Orwell said, 'Old maids bicycling to holy communion through the morning mist' and, if we get our way, Shakespeare will still be read even in school.John Major Fifty Years Old Sayings By John Major: Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on
Old age doth in sharp pains abound; We are belabored by the gout, Our blindness is a dark profound, Our deafness each one laughs about. Then reason's light with falling ray Doth but a trembling flicker cast. Honor to age, ye children pay! Alas! my fifty years are past!Pierre-Jean De Beranger Fifty Years Old Sayings By Pierre-Jean De Beranger: Old age doth in sharp pains abound; We are belabored by the gout, Our blindness
He was already fifty years old, the age at which an intelligent and worldly man of means always becomes more respectful of himself, sometimes even against his own will.Fyodor Dostoyevsky Fifty Years Old Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: He was already fifty years old, the age at which an intelligent and worldly man
Oh, give me back the good old days of fifty years ago, has been the cry ever since Adam's fifty-first birthday.Jerome K. Jerome Fifty Years Old Sayings By Jerome K. Jerome: Oh, give me back the good old days of fifty years ago, has been the
He looked down at a tired face that was only fifty-one years old. He looked down and thought dad I feel lots older than you. I was sorry for you dad. Things weren't going well and they never would have gone well for you and it's just as good you're dead. People've got to be quicker and harder these days than you were dad. Goodnight and good-dreams. I won't forget you and I'm not as sorry for you today as I was yesterday. I loved you dad goodnight.Dalton Trumbo Fifty Years Old Sayings By Dalton Trumbo: He looked down at a tired face that was only fifty-one years old. He looked
Barney's Dad was really bad so Barney hatched a plan
when his dad said "Eat your peas."
Barney shouted no and ran
Barney tricked his mean old dad and locked him in the cellar
Barney's Mom never found out where he'd gone,
Cause Barney didn't tell her.
There his dad spent his life eating mice and gruel
With every bite for fifty years
he was sorry he'd been cruel
Bill Watterson Fifty Years Old Sayings By Bill Watterson: Barney's Dad was really bad so Barney hatched a planwhen his dad said "Eat your
Full House was a show that was done for ten-year-olds. The critics hated it. They said terrible, terrible things about it. But it should have been reviewed by ten-year-olds. That's who it was made for. They loved it. And if they loved it, great. Why the hell does a fifty-year-old guy working at a big newspaper have to tell me I'm a piece of crap?Bob Saget Fifty Years Old Sayings By Bob Saget: Full House was a show that was done for ten-year-olds. The critics hated it. They
Change excites me. I am fifty years old. It's when the mind catches up with the body.Raquel Welch Fifty Years Old Sayings By Raquel Welch: Change excites me. I am fifty years old. It's when the mind catches up with
You made quite an impression on the old man, by the way."
"You mean Uncle Yuri?"
"He said he'd marry you. If you weren't related. And if he were fifty years younger. Et cetera. Et cetera."
"That a lot of very important 'ifs', Jacks.
Gabrielle Zevin Fifty Years Old Sayings By Gabrielle Zevin: You made quite an impression on the old man, by the way.""You mean Uncle Yuri?""He
I think about the people I know with the absolutely largest hearts, people with a stunning capacity for endurance and grace and kindness against the most screaming terrors and pains. My Mom and Dad, for example, enduring the death of their first child at six months old, the boy the brother I never met, dying quietly in his stroller on the porch in the moment that my mother stepped back inside to get a pair of gloves because the crisp brilliant April wind was filled with a whistling cutting wind....

Fifty years later after five more children and two miscarriages she is standing in the kitchen with her usual eternal endless cup of tea and I ask her: How do you get over the death of your child?

And she says, in her blunt honest direct terse kind way,
You don't.
Her face harrowed like a hawk for a moment in the swirling steam of the tea.
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Brian Doyle Fifty Years Old Sayings By Brian Doyle: I think about the people I know with the absolutely largest hearts, people with a
There is a difference between saying goodbye and letting go. Goodbye is not permanent. You can meet years later as old friends and share what happened in your life. You can smile and laugh about all the nonsense that you both went through. However, letting go is being okay with never seeing this person ever again ... being okay with never knowing how their life turned out ... being okay with fifty or more years of silence ... being okay with running into that person at a grocery store and having them not acknowledge your presence. This is the part of life that doesn't sit well with me and never will. It tears my heart in pieces, robs me of gratitude, drains me of anything positive and eats at the faith that holds on. It goes against kindness.Shannon L. Alder Fifty Years Old Sayings By Shannon L. Alder: There is a difference between saying goodbye and letting go. Goodbye is not permanent. You
Sonny had a quintuple bypass in 2003, when he was fifty-six years old - the last thing he remembered before falling unconscious under the anesthesia was a doctor standing over him saying his mother's cells were one of the most important things that had ever happened to medicine. Sonny woke up more than $125,000 in debt because he didn't have health insurance to cover the surgery.Rebecca Skloot Fifty Years Old Sayings By Rebecca Skloot: Sonny had a quintuple bypass in 2003, when he was fifty-six years old - the
The greatest thing is nobody cares that I'm fifty years old. They only care what I sound like.Rob Paulsen Fifty Years Old Sayings By Rob Paulsen: The greatest thing is nobody cares that I'm fifty years old. They only care what
It's always precisely the sort of smug old wanker you would never ever want to end up like. We don't live the way you tell us to because we're afraid that if we do we'll grow up to be like you, and the thought of that is unbearable. It's alright for you because you'll be dead soon anyway, but we've still got another fifty or sixty years to live in this stinking country.Ryu Murakami Fifty Years Old Sayings By Ryu Murakami: It's always precisely the sort of smug old wanker you would never ever want to
The whole world," he said, "is going Radical again. Fundamentally. In religion. In politics. In law. The Common Man has been trying to get his Radicalism said and done plainly and clearly for a hundred and fifty years. Now we take it on. Our movement. The new wave of attack."

"And fill a ditch in our turn," said Irwell.

"Maybe we're over the last ditch," said Rud. "There must be a last ditch somewhere...

"All other revolutionary movements have been experiments so far, Christianity, the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and more or less failures. They were experiments in liberation and they did not liberate. The old things wriggled back. But ours may be the experiment that succeeds. We may get to the Common-sense World State. Yes -- we -- in this room...Why not? It has to come somehow, somewhen... If it doesn't come pretty soon, there won't be much of humanity left to liberate.
H.G.Wells Fifty Years Old Sayings By H.G.Wells: The whole world," he said, "is going Radical again. Fundamentally. In religion. In politics. In
At the time of our hike, the
Appalachian Trail was fifty-nine years old. That is, by American standards, incredibly venerable. The Oregon and Santa Fe trails didn't last as long. Route 66 didn't last as long.
The old coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway, a road that brought transforming wealth and life to hundreds of little towns, so important and familiar that it became known as "America's Main Street," didn't last as long. Nothing in America does. If a product or enterprise doesn't constantly reinvent itself, it is superseded, cast aside, abandoned without sentiment in favor of something bigger, newer, and, alas, nearly always uglier. And then there is the good old AT, still quietly ticking along after six decades, unassuming, splendid, faithful to its founding principles, sweetly unaware that the world has quite moved on. It's a miracle really.
Bill Bryson Fifty Years Old Sayings By Bill Bryson: At the time of our hike, theAppalachian Trail was fifty-nine years old. That is, by
The boy who was taken," she said. "Is he your son?"
"How old do you think I am, Dweller?"
"I'm a little shaky on the fossil record, but I'd say fifty to sixty thousand years."
"Eighteen. And no. He's not my son.
Veronica Rossi Fifty Years Old Sayings By Veronica Rossi: The boy who was taken," she said. "Is he your son?""How old do you think
Pretty mountains, pretty river, bumpy but pleasant tar road ... old buildings, old people on a front porch ... strange how old, obsolete buildings and plants and mills, the technology of fifty and a hundred years ago, always seem to look so much better than the new stuff.Robert M. Pirsig Fifty Years Old Sayings By Robert M. Pirsig: Pretty mountains, pretty river, bumpy but pleasant tar road ... old buildings, old people on
The mediocre mind has no capacity for understanding. It is stuck somewhere near thirteen years in its mental age, or even below it. The person may be forty, fifty, seventy years old - that does not matter, that is the physical age. He has been growing old, but he has not been growing up. You should note the distinction. Growing old, every animal does. Growing up, only a few human beings manage.Rajneesh Fifty Years Old Sayings By Rajneesh: The mediocre mind has no capacity for understanding. It is stuck somewhere near thirteen years
Face the facts, all these environmental organizations are thirty, forty, fifty years old. They have big buildings, big obligations, big staffs. They may trade on their youthful dreams, but the truth is, they're now part of the establishment. And the establishment works to preserve the status quo. It just does.Michael Crichton Fifty Years Old Sayings By Michael Crichton: Face the facts, all these environmental organizations are thirty, forty, fifty years old. They have
Looking over the grave of the Garcias I did not tell him that 1908 was also when they found the caves at La Chapelle, when they found an apelike man, a Neanderthal fifty thousand years old, who had been carefully buried in a sepulcher, a haunch of meat and several flint knives left to protect him in the afterlife. That is how long we have been hoping for a next world. Since before we were truly men.Philipp Meyer Fifty Years Old Sayings By Philipp Meyer: Looking over the grave of the Garcias I did not tell him that 1908 was
My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old.Jimmy Chamberlin Fifty Years Old Sayings By Jimmy Chamberlin: My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid
My dear Mrs. Ali, I would hardly refer to you as old," he said. "You are in what I would call the very prime flowering of mature womanhood." It was a little grandiose but he hoped to surprise a blush. Instead she laughed out loud at him. "I have never heard anyone try to trowel such a thick layer of flattery on the wrinkles and fat deposits of advanced middle age, Major," she said. "I am fifty-eight years old and I think I have slipped beyond flowering. I can only hope now to dry out into one of those everlasting bouquets.Helen Simonson Fifty Years Old Sayings By Helen Simonson: My dear Mrs. Ali, I would hardly refer to you as old," he said. "You
Gvarab was old enough that she often wandered and maundered. Attendance at her lectures was small and uneven. She soon picked out the thin boy with big ears as her one constant auditor. She began to lecture for him. The light, steady, intelligent eyes met hers, steadied her, woke her, she flashed to brilliance, regained the vision lost. She soared, and the other students in the room looked up confused or startled, even scared if they had the wits to be scared. Gvarab saw a much larger universe than most people were capable of seeing, and it made them blink. The light-eyed boy watched her steadily. In his face she saw her joy. What she offered, what she had offered for a whole lifetime, what no one had ever shared with her, he shared. He was her brother, across the gulf of fifty years, and her redemption.Ursula K. Le Guin Fifty Years Old Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: Gvarab was old enough that she often wandered and maundered. Attendance at her lectures was
Miss Sedley was almost as flurried at the act of defiance as Miss Jemima had been; for, consider, it was but one minute that she had left school, and the impressions of six years are not got over in that space of time. Nay, with some persons those awes and terrors of youth last for ever and ever. I know, for instance, an old gentleman of sixty-eight, who said to me one morning at breakfast, with a very agitated countenance, 'I dreamed last night that I was flogged by Dr Raine.' Fancy had carried him back five-and-fifty years in the course of that evening. Dr Raine and his rod were just as awful to him in his heart then, at sixty-eight, as they had been at thirteen. If the Doctor, with a large birch, had appeared bodily to him, even at the age of threescore and eight, and had said in awful voice, 'Boy, take down your pants ... ' Well, well ...William Makepeace Thackeray Fifty Years Old Sayings By William Makepeace Thackeray: Miss Sedley was almost as flurried at the act of defiance as Miss Jemima had
At fifty years old and many years into her second career, she reinvented herself as a computer programmer.Margot Lee Shetterly Fifty Years Old Sayings By Margot Lee Shetterly: At fifty years old and many years into her second career, she reinvented herself as
Fifty years old, 212 fights, and I'm still pretty.Muhammad Ali Fifty Years Old Sayings By Muhammad Ali: Fifty years old, 212 fights, and I'm still pretty.
So I'm beginning to think that when I'm fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety years old I still won't be any closer to being wise and knowledgeable. Perhaps people on their deathbeds, who have had long, long lives, seen it all, travelled the world, have had kids, been through their own personal traumas, beaten their demons and learned the harsh lessons of life will be thinking : God, people in heaven must really know it all.Cecelia Ahern Fifty Years Old Sayings By Cecelia Ahern: So I'm beginning to think that when I'm fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety years old
By exiling human judgment in the last few decades, modern law changed role from useful tool to brainless tyrant. This legal regime will never be up to the job, any more than the Soviet system of central planning was, because ti can't think. The comedy of law's sterile logic
large POISON signs warning against common sand, spending twenty-two years on pesticide review and deciding next to nothing, allowing fifty-year-old white men to sue for discrimination
is all too reminiscent of the old jokes we used to hear about life in the Eastern bloc.
Judgement is to law as water is to crops. It should not be surprising that law has become brittle, and society along with it.
Philip K. Howard Fifty Years Old Sayings By Philip K. Howard: By exiling human judgment in the last few decades, modern law changed role from useful
I could almost picture how when God was reaching down and closing the door of the ark, Noah might have been in there standing on tiptoe trying to see out for as long as he could. The Bible says Noah was six hundred years old when he went into the ark. I bet he noticed things in that last minute that he hadn't paid any attention at all to for the last five hundred fifty years. IDouglas Kaine McKelvey Fifty Years Old Sayings By Douglas Kaine McKelvey: I could almost picture how when God was reaching down and closing the door of
I would rather have a young fellow too much than too little dressed; the excess on that side will wear off, with a little age and reflection; but if he is negligent at twenty, he will be a sloven at forty, and stink at fifty years old. Dress yourself fine where others are fine, and plain where others are plain; but take care always that your clothes are well made and fit you, for otherwise they will give you a very awkward air.Lord Chesterfield Fifty Years Old Sayings By Lord Chesterfield: I would rather have a young fellow too much than too little dressed; the excess
It was on the dark side of twilight when we got to Bistritz, which is a very interesting old place. Being practically on the frontier--for the Borgo Pass leads from it into Bukovina--it has had a very stormy existence, and it certainly shows marks of it. Fifty years ago a series of great fires took place, which made terrible havoc on five separate occasions. At the very beginning of the seventeenth century it underwent a siege of three weeks and lost 13,000 people, the casualties of war proper being assisted by famine and disease.Bram Stoker Fifty Years Old Sayings By Bram Stoker: It was on the dark side of twilight when we got to Bistritz, which is
I looked around for that welcoming light I'd heard about, but I didn't see it. Instead, everything around me seemed to glow and shimmer in the sunlight. I heard beautiful sounds-not the voices of dead loved ones, but the laughter and singing of my children when they were tiny. I saw James, young and shirtless, chasing them through Mama's garden. Off in the distance I saw Barbara Jean and Clarice, and even myself when we were kids, dancing to music pouring out of my old pink and violet portable record player. Here I was with my fingers brushing up against the frame of the picture I'd been painting for the last fifty-five years, and my beautiful, scarred husband, my happy children, and my laughing friends were right there with me.Edward Kelsey Moore Fifty Years Old Sayings By Edward Kelsey Moore: I looked around for that welcoming light I'd heard about, but I didn't see it.
The chance never arrived, until Bilbo Baggins was grown up, being about fifty years old or so,J.R.R. Tolkien Fifty Years Old Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: The chance never arrived, until Bilbo Baggins was grown up, being about fifty years old
This was a memory I wanted to keep, whole, and recall again and again. When I was fifty years old I wanted to remember this moment on the porch, holding hands with Cameron while he shared himself with me. I didn't want it to be something on the fringes of my memory like so many other things about Cameron and myself.Sara Zarr Fifty Years Old Sayings By Sara Zarr: This was a memory I wanted to keep, whole, and recall again and again. When
I brought a picture with me that I had at home, of a girl in a swing with a castle and pretty blue bubbles in the background, to hang in my room, but that nurse here said the girl was naked from the waist up and not appropriate. You know, I've had that picture for fifty years and I never knew she was naked. If you ask me, I don't think the old men they've got here can see well enough to notice that she's bare-breasted. But, this is a Methodist home, so she's in the closet with my gallstones.Fannie Flagg Fifty Years Old Sayings By Fannie Flagg: I brought a picture with me that I had at home, of a girl in
Lance rolled his eyes. "I'm already sorrier than you could possibly imagine. Now you promise me you won't interfere, or mention it to anyone, or poke your nose in, or follow Mr. Traynor along the street when he comes into town, ... "
Lily snorted. "As if I would tell anyone! You think I want it spread around that my son's into puppy play?"
Lance felt his temper supernova. Yes, that was really quite an interesting sensation, the way the cells inside his chest spontaneously burst into flame. "I AM NOT INTO PUPPY PLAY! AND HOW DO YOU EVEN KNOW THAT TERM?"
Lily waved her hand as if he was being silly. "Please. Like I was born fifty years old."
"I want to be stricken dead. Right now," Lance groaned and hid his face.
"Oh, all right. Fine! You're doing some reconnaissance in your dog form, and that's all it is, and it's none of my business, and I've always been a virgin. You and your brothers and sister were all conceived by supernatural means. Happy?
Eli Easton Fifty Years Old Sayings By Eli Easton: Lance rolled his eyes. "I'm already sorrier than you could possibly imagine. Now you promise
June 28, 1983 Mianus River Bridge Greenwich, Connecticut George Tesla was drunk. This wasn't new for him, but the reason was. He was going to be a father. Fifty years old, and he'd knocked up a thirty-year-old carnie. Someone careful enough to live through a trapeze act ought to be careful enough to not get pregnant. But she hadn't been. Tatiana flat-out refused to talk about abortion or adoption or any sensible solution to the problem. She was perfectly willing to talk about leaving him to raise the baby alone, but nothing else. Her mind was set. He leaned against the cold side of the bridge and took a long sip of Jack Daniel's from his silver hip flask. He'd bought the flask when he was first made professor of mathematics at New York University. Another thing that would have to change, since Tatiana had told him she had no intention of giving up performing to move to New YorkRebecca Cantrell Fifty Years Old Sayings By Rebecca Cantrell: June 28, 1983 Mianus River Bridge Greenwich, Connecticut George Tesla was drunk. This wasn't new
Why does anyone fall in love with anyone? I don't believe we each have some single special person waiting for us out there, if that's what you're getting at. I've been in love too many times over the years to buy into that old canard. It's more a question of timing you know? As if we all have these elaborate locks inside our hearts that are constantly changing shape, and every once in a while, someone happens along with the perfect key. Love is nothing more than a fortuitous collision of circumstances. And then you discover you've ended up spending fifty years with someone.Tommy Wallach Fifty Years Old Sayings By Tommy Wallach: Why does anyone fall in love with anyone? I don't believe we each have some
The old frame house down near the waterfront had never held so many people since the day it was put up. It must have been a pleasant place fifty years before: trees overhanging the limpid water, cows grazing in the meadows on both sides of the river, little frame houses like this one dotting the banks here and there.
It wasn't a pleasant place any more: garbage scows, coal yards, the river a greasy gray soup. Dead-end blocks of decrepit tenements on one side of it, lumberyards and ice-plants and tall stacks on the other.
The house was set far back from the street, hemmed in by the blank walls that rose around it.
("I Wouldn't Be In Your Shoes")
Cornell Woolrich Fifty Years Old Sayings By Cornell Woolrich: The old frame house down near the waterfront had never held so many people since
I was in no mood to argue. I was in the mood to go to sleep for fifty years, wake up an old maid and live out my life in a nursing home with my only excitement being Friday Night Bingo.Kristen Ashley Fifty Years Old Sayings By Kristen Ashley: I was in no mood to argue. I was in the mood to go to
A Conference Board survey released in January of 2010 found that only 45 percent of workers surveyed were happy at their jobs, the lowest in 22 years of polling.2 Depression rates today are ten times higher than they were in 1960.3 Every year the age threshold of unhappiness sinks lower, not just at universities but across the nation. Fifty years ago, the mean onset age of depression was 29.5 years old. Today, it is almost exactly half that: 14.5 years old.Shawn Achor Fifty Years Old Sayings By Shawn Achor: A Conference Board survey released in January of 2010 found that only 45 percent of
I found something" Simon said as he walked in. He whipped out an old-fashioned key from his pocket and grinned at me. "It was taped to the back of my dresser drawer. What do you think? Buried treasure? Secret passageway? Locked room where they keep crazy old Aunt Edna?"
"It probaly unlocks another dresser," Tori said. "One they threw out fifty years ago."
"Its tragic, being born without an imagination. Do they hold telethons for that?
Kelley Armstrong Fifty Years Old Sayings By Kelley Armstrong: I found something" Simon said as he walked in. He whipped out an old-fashioned key
Now, some guys' five minutes are worth other guys' fifty years, and while burning out in one brilliant supernova will send record sales through the roof, leave you living fast, dying young, leaving a beautiful corpse, there is something to be said for living. Personally, I like my gods old, grizzled and here.Bruce Springsteen Fifty Years Old Sayings By Bruce Springsteen: Now, some guys' five minutes are worth other guys' fifty years, and while burning out
You may consider me presumptuous, gentlemen, but I claim to be a citizen of the United States, with all the qualifications of a voter. I can read the Constitution, I am possessed of two hundred and fifty dollars, and the last time I looked in the old family Bible I found I was over twenty-one years of age.Elizabeth Cady Stanton Fifty Years Old Sayings By Elizabeth Cady Stanton: You may consider me presumptuous, gentlemen, but I claim to be a citizen of the
I'm getting old," I said again, and that was true. I had lived more than fifty years and most men were lucky to see forty. Yet all old age was bringing was the death of dreams.Bernard Cornwell Fifty Years Old Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: I'm getting old," I said again, and that was true. I had lived more than
She's thirty-four years old. In fifty, sixty years, she'll be dead, and everything reminds her of this fact but him. With Arnie, she imagines she might live forever.David James Poissant Fifty Years Old Sayings By David James Poissant: She's thirty-four years old. In fifty, sixty years, she'll be dead, and everything reminds her
I find I need less sleep as I grow older, and I am grown very old. I often spend half the night with ghosts, remembering times fifty years past as if they were yesterday.George R R Martin Fifty Years Old Sayings By George R R Martin: I find I need less sleep as I grow older, and I am grown very
Grief is not just a series of events, stages, or timelines. Our society places enormous pressure on us to get over loss, to get through grief. But how long do you grieve for a husband of fifty years, a teenager killed in a car accident, a four-year-old child: a year? Five years? Forever? The loss happens in time, in fact in a moment, but its aftermath lasts a lifetime.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Fifty Years Old Sayings By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Grief is not just a series of events, stages, or timelines. Our society places enormous
Dude," Austin said as we exited the freeway, "in fifty years, all of the old folks' homes are going to be filled with seniors listening to Justin Bieber on the oldies station and talking about how movies used to be in two-D.Robyn Schneider Fifty Years Old Sayings By Robyn Schneider: Dude," Austin said as we exited the freeway, "in fifty years, all of the old
That time we separated was my idea. I thought, well, I'm fifty years old and there might be someone else out there. People waste their happiness - that's what makes me sad. Everyone's so scared to be happy.Wally Lamb Fifty Years Old Sayings By Wally Lamb: That time we separated was my idea. I thought, well, I'm fifty years old and
Philip remembered the story of the Eastern King who, desiring to know the history of man, was brought by a sage five hundred volumes; busy with affairs of state, he bade him go and condense it; in twenty years the sage returned and his history now was in no more than fifty volumes, but the King, too old then to read so many ponderous tomes, bade him go and shorten it once more; twenty years passed again and the sage, old and gray, brought a single book in which was the knowledge the King had sought; but the King lay on his death-bed, and he had no time to read even that; and then the sage gave him the history of man in a single line; it was this: he was born, he suffered, and he died.W. Somerset Maugham Fifty Years Old Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: Philip remembered the story of the Eastern King who, desiring to know the history of
Then she revived him with an ardor and skill he could not have imagined in the meager pleasures of his solitary lovemaking, and without glory deprived him of his virginity. He was fifty-two years old and she was twenty-three, but age was the least pernicious of the differences between them. They continued to make hurried, heartless siesta love in the evangelical shade of the orange trees. The madwomen encouraged them from the terraces with indecent songs, and celebrated their triumphs with stadium ovations. Before the Marquis was aware of the dangers that pursued him, Bernarda woke him from his stupor with the news that she was in the second month of pregnancy.Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fifty Years Old Sayings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Then she revived him with an ardor and skill he could not have imagined in
In the case of a single nineteen year old infantry soldier mangled in the devastating blast of a carefully laid roadside bomb, some fifty or even sixty years of exigent torment - some 500,000 hours of constant, inescapable misery - has been created out of virtually nothing, far exceeding the total output of brutal (albeit dazzling) terror felt by another less fortunate soldier in the seconds before his body is irreparably torn apart by shrapnel and his life is extinguished on a poorly defined battlefield, his account closed forever.John Zande Fifty Years Old Sayings By John Zande: In the case of a single nineteen year old infantry soldier mangled in the devastating
I like walking round London at night, I do it all the time. Not for no reason, just cos ... it's home, innit? It's brilliant, you can't ever get bored of London cos even if you live here for like a hundred and fifty years you still won't ever know everything about it. There's always something new. Like, you're walking round somewhere you've known since you was born and you look up and there's an old clock on the side of a building you never seen before, or there's a little gargoyley face over a window or something. Don't you think it's cool?Richard Rider Fifty Years Old Sayings By Richard Rider: I like walking round London at night, I do it all the time. Not for
I always said marriage should be a fifty-fifty proposition. He should be at least fifty years old, and have at least fifty-million dollars.Zsa Zsa Gabor Fifty Years Old Sayings By Zsa Zsa Gabor: I always said marriage should be a fifty-fifty proposition. He should be at least fifty
Words and form! We have a totally clear view of the world when we're fourteen years old, maybe sooner. But then we need another fifty years in order to create a language that can express those impressions. And in the mean time, of course, they've faded away.Hakan Nesser Fifty Years Old Sayings By Hakan Nesser: Words and form! We have a totally clear view of the world when we're fourteen
It is a very wonderful experience indeed, when, at fifty years old, you suddenly discover that for the first time in your life, you are really free to be yourself.Monica Baldwin Fifty Years Old Sayings By Monica Baldwin: It is a very wonderful experience indeed, when, at fifty years old, you suddenly discover
In years since he has rarely gone back to those old memories. As he does now, in the tavern near Harvard College, he's startled to find that the muddy whirl has been swept away. The mental pan has been churning for fifty years, sorting the dirt and sand to the periphery and throwing it off. Most of the memories are simply gone. All that remain are a few wee nuggets. It's not plain to Daniel why these impressions have stayed, while others, which seemed as or more important to him at the time they happened, have gone away. But if the gold-panning similitude is faithful, it means that these memories matter more than the ones that have flown. For gold stays in the pan's center because of its density; it has more matter (whatever that means) in a given extent than anything else.Neal Stephenson Fifty Years Old Sayings By Neal Stephenson: In years since he has rarely gone back to those old memories. As he does
I think a great deal of those dogs," she said proudly. "They are over a hundred years old, and they have sat on either side of this fireplace ever since my brother Aaron brought them from London fifty years ago. Spofford Avenue was called after my brother Aaron." "AL.M. Montgomery Fifty Years Old Sayings By L.M. Montgomery: I think a great deal of those dogs," she said proudly. "They are over a
Our 20th Century has proved to be more cruel than preceding centuries, and the first fifty years have not erased all its horrors; our world is rent asunder by those same old cave-age emotions of greed, envy, lack of control, mutual hostility which have picked up in passing respectable pseudonyms like class struggle, radical conflict, struggle of the masses, trade-union disputes.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Fifty Years Old Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Our 20th Century has proved to be more cruel than preceding centuries, and the first
In any age, there is no shortage of people willing to embark on a hazardous adventure. Columbus and Magellan filled eight ships between them for voyages into the void. One hundred and fifty years ago, the possibilities offered by missionary service were limitless and first-rate. Later, Scott and Shackleton turned away droves after filling their crews for their desperate Antarctic voyages. In 1959 ... sailor H.W. Tilman, looking for a crew for a voyage in an old wooden yacht to the Southern Ocean, ran this ad in the London Times: "Hand [man] wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure." Tilman received more replies than he could investigate, one from as far away as Saigon.Peter Nichols Fifty Years Old Sayings By Peter Nichols: In any age, there is no shortage of people willing to embark on a hazardous
He saw the girl watching him and he smiled at her. It was an old smile that he had been using for fifty years, ever since he first smiled ...Ernest Hemingway, Fifty Years Old Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: He saw the girl watching him and he smiled at her. It was an old
Stop being the shy boy that wants to do everything right and responsibly. I'm sick of your honorable intentions Eli. In fifty years, when I'm old in my bed I want to wake up when the sun shines in my window and know that the person lying beside me was the right choice. I don't want to look at someone else and always wish it was you." ~ Maggie Parsons from Epitaphs from the AfterlifeAutumn Rosen Fifty Years Old Sayings By Autumn Rosen: Stop being the shy boy that wants to do everything right and responsibly. I'm sick
And do you know a funny thing? I'm almost fifty years old and I've never understood anything in my whole life.Richard Yates Fifty Years Old Sayings By Richard Yates: And do you know a funny thing? I'm almost fifty years old and I've never
Vimes, listening with his mouth open, wondered why the hell it was that dwarfs believed that they had no religion and no priests. Being a dwarf was a religion. People went into the dark for the good of the clan, and heard things, and were changed, and came back to tell ...
And then, fifty years ago, a dwarf tinkering in Ankh-Morpork had found that if you put a simple fine mesh over your lantern flame it'd burn blue in the presence of the gas but wouldn't explode. It was a discovery of immense value to the good of dwarfkind and, as so often happens with such discoveries, almost immediately led to a war.
"And afterwards there were two kinds of dwarf," said Cheery sadly. "There's the Copperheads, who all use the lamp and the patent gas exploder, and the Schmaltzbergers, who stick to the old ways. Of course we're all dwarfs," she said, "but relations are strained.
Terry Pratchett Fifty Years Old Sayings By Terry Pratchett: Vimes, listening with his mouth open, wondered why the hell it was that dwarfs believed
I was six years old. I was seven hundred and fifty. I was being hunted.Claire North Fifty Years Old Sayings By Claire North: I was six years old. I was seven hundred and fifty. I was being hunted.
We didn't, after all, sing "Another One Bites The Dust" as the coffin was carried out; Hazel and the vicar had settled instead on the more traditional "How Great Thou Art". And Aunty Rose's old adversary the mayor was pressed into service as a coffin bearer to replace Matt.
Rose Adele Thornton, born in Bath, England, died in Waimanu, New Zealand, a mere fifty-three years later. Adept and compassionate nurse, fervent advocate of animal welfare, champion of correct diction and tireless crusader against the misuse of apostrophes. Experimental chef, peerless aunt, brave sufferer and true friend. She had the grace and courage to thoroughly enjoy a life which denied her everything she most wanted. The bravest woman I ever knew.
Danielle Hawkins Fifty Years Old Sayings By Danielle Hawkins: We didn't, after all, sing "Another One Bites The Dust" as the coffin was carried
Exactly,' I said. 'You think people see you as a Casanova. You know what? I don't care what other people think of you, but, if you want to know, they think you're a jerk. And they're right, Gene. You're fifty-six years old with a wife and two kids, though for how much longer I don't know. Time you grew up. I'm telling you that as a friend.Graeme Simsion Fifty Years Old Sayings By Graeme Simsion: Exactly,' I said. 'You think people see you as a Casanova. You know what? I
I'll tell you what kind of red hair he had. I started playing golf when I was only ten years old. I remember once, the summer I was around twelve, teeing off and all, and having a hunch that if I turned around all of a sudden, I'd see Allie. So I did, and sure enough, he was sitting on his bike outside the fence
there was this fence that went all around the course
and he was sitting there, about a hundred and fifty yards behind me, watching me tee off. That's the kind of red hair he had.
J.D. Salinger Fifty Years Old Sayings By J.D. Salinger: I'll tell you what kind of red hair he had. I started playing golf when
Marriage is a pretty amazing thing when you think about it. For two people to live together for so long under the same roof is a big accomplishment. Fifty-year anniversaries are becoming extinct, yet again proving that long marriages deserve awards and praise. Sometimes I see old people in restaurants sitting together eating their meals and I watch them. Sometimes it makes me sad. They don't even talk. Is it because they have nothing else to say, or can they simply read each other's mind by now?Jenny McCarthy Fifty Years Old Sayings By Jenny McCarthy: Marriage is a pretty amazing thing when you think about it. For two people to
When F. W. Woolworth opened his first store, a merchant on the
same street tried to fight the new competition. He hung out a big
sign: "Doing business in this same spot for over fifty years." The
next day Woolworth also put out a sign. It read: "Established a
week ago: no old stock.
Peter Hay Fifty Years Old Sayings By Peter Hay: When F. W. Woolworth opened his first store, a merchant on thesame street tried to
When Sleeping Beauty wakes up, she is almost fifty years oldMaxine Kumin Fifty Years Old Sayings By Maxine Kumin: When Sleeping Beauty wakes up, she is almost fifty years old
LONDON. TRINITY TERM one week old. Implacable June weather. Fiona Maye, a High Court judge, at home on Sunday evening, supine on a chaise longue, staring past her stockinged feet toward the end of the room, toward a partial view of recessed bookshelves by the fireplace and, to one side, by a tall window, a tiny Renoir lithograph of a bather, bought by her thirty years ago for fifty pounds. Probably a fake. Below it, centered on a round walnut table, a blue vase. No memory of how she came by it. Nor when she last put flowers in it. The fireplace not lit in a year. Blackened raindrops falling irregularly into the grate with a ticking sound against balled-up yellowing newsprint. A Bokhara rug spread on wide polished floorboards. Looming at the edge of vision, a baby grand piano bearing silver-framed family photos on its deep black shine. On the floor by the chaise longue, within her reach, the draft of a judgment.Ian McEwan Fifty Years Old Sayings By Ian McEwan: LONDON. TRINITY TERM one week old. Implacable June weather. Fiona Maye, a High Court judge,
She cried because she'd had such high, high hopes about the Wheelers tonight and now she was terribly, terribly, terribly disappointed. She cried because she was fifty six years old and her feet were ugly and swollen and horrible; she cried because none of the girls had liked her at school and none of the boys had liked her later; she cried because Howard Givings was the only man who'd ever asked her to marry him, and because she'd done it, and because her only child was insane.Richard Yates Fifty Years Old Sayings By Richard Yates: She cried because she'd had such high, high hopes about the Wheelers tonight and now
I'm not really sure what makes a book a 'classic' to begin with, but I think it has to be at least fifty years old and some person or animal has to die at the end.Jeff Kinney Fifty Years Old Sayings By Jeff Kinney: I'm not really sure what makes a book a 'classic' to begin with, but I
New Englanders began the Revolution not to institute reforms and changes in the order of things, but to save the institutions and customs that already had become old and venerable with them; and were new only to a few stupid Englishmen a hundred and fifty years behind the times.Edward Pearson Pressey Fifty Years Old Sayings By Edward Pearson Pressey: New Englanders began the Revolution not to institute reforms and changes in the order of