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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

We’re young. We’re supposed to drink too much. We’re supposed to have bad attitudes and shag each other’s brains out. We are designed to party. This is it. Yeah, so a few of us will overdose or go mental. But Charles Darwin said you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. And that’s what it’s all about – breaking eggs! And by eggs, I do mean, getting twatted on a cocktail of Class A’s. If you could just see yourselves! It breaks my heart. You’re wearing cardigans! We had it all. We fucked up bigger and better than any generation that came before us. We were so beautiful! We’re screw-ups. I’m a screw-up and I plan to be a screw-up until my late 20s, maybe even my early 30s. And I will shag my own mother before I let her… or anyone else, take that away from me!

Nathan, Misfits

We were young, good looking and in the best band in the world.

Damon Albarn

We’re dancing like we’re dumb, our bodies going numb, we’ll be forever young, you know we’re superstars, We R Who We R!

Ke$ha, We R Who We R

We’ll never be as young as we are tonight.

Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

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