Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm turning 50!

50 years: here's a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren't doing what you love, then what's the point? < Jim Carrey

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you. < Agatha Christie

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

HAPPY 1/2 WAY TO 100!!!!! 50 YEARS OLD OR 18,250 DAYS YOUNG

You are the oldest you have ever been, but you are the youngest you will ever be again.

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
- Plautus

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.
- Robert Browning

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
- Mark Twain

Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hope its own desires.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Things That Took Me Over 50 Years To Learn

A person, who is nice to you, but rude to a waiter, is not a nice person.

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

Never lick a steak knife.

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

You should not confuse your career with your life.

You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

Your friends love you anyway.

It takes a long time to grow young. - Pablo Picasso

It is better to wear out than to rust out. - Bishop Richard Cumberland

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own brightened the world as if a second sun has risen. - Robert Lynd

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. - Coco Chanel

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler-quieter, warmer. - Dag Hammarskjold

The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know. - James Russell Lowell

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. - Brigitte Bardot

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. - George Sand

To see a young couple loving each other is no wonder, but to see an old couple loving each other is the best sight of all. - William Makepeace Thackeray

Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change. - Molly Keane

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain

At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage. - John Andrew Holmes

It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. - Brigitte Bardot

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. - Susan B. Anthony

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.
- Joel Hildebrand

Sunday, February 14, 2010