Zoomers is a magazine published by CARP - Canadian Association of Retired People. It comes to me each month as part of my membership.
I always look forward to the quotations that are scattered throughout. Some make me smile, and other are thought provoking.
My grandmother started walking fives miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now, and we don't know where the hell she is - Ellen DeGeneres
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art - Eleanor Roosevelt
Age is the acceptance of a term of years, but maturity is the glory of the years - Martha Graham
The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools - Doug Larson
Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either - Marshall McLuhan
When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again - Hugo L. Black
Old age ain't no place for sissies - Bette Davis
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age - Victor Hugo
The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. 'Why', I answered without a thought, 'now'. - David Grayson
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been - Madeleine L'Engle
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success - Henry Ford
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read - Sir Francis Bacon
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on - Eleanor Roosevelt