In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elderly person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren’t scraping by like the majority of us.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

The good thing about being old, is you don’t have to worry about dying young.

Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

‘Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.’ I read that in a book somewhere and it’s stuck in my head. Maybe it’s true. Maybe it’s not true. More likely, the young and the old are lonely in different ways, in their own ways.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

‘Baby?’ I am over 1,000 years old.

Eric Northman, True Blood

A person’s never too old for stories. Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.

Stephen King, The Wind Through The Keyhole

We should not be afraid of change, we should return to the old ideas.

Alex Turner

I’d like to be remembered as the only man who lived to be 250 years old!

Al Pacino

The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.

Ann Strong

One great thing about getting old is that you can get out of all sorts of social obligations just by saying you’re tired.

George Carlin

Jess [to Schmidt]: You’re like aging ballerina, child chess prodigy, old magician crazy.

Jess, New Girl

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