„I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.“

—  Billy Joel

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Anne Lamott photo

„I am all the ages I've ever been.“

—  Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954

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Bernard Baruch photo

„To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.“

—  Bernard Baruch American businessman 1870 - 1965
On his 85th birthday, as quoted in The Observer [London] (21 August 1955)

Helena Bonham Carter photo

„I've aged, but I don't think I've grown up.“

—  Helena Bonham Carter British actress 1966
Guardian interview 3 Nov 2006 http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2006/nov/03/1

Claude Monet photo

„I am absolutely sickened with and demoralized by this life, I've been leading for so long. When you get to my age, there is nothing more to look forward to.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
1870 - 1890, Context: I am absolutely sickened with and demoralized by this life, I've been leading for so long. When you get to my age, there is nothing more to look forward to. Unhappy we are, unhappy we'll stay. Each day brings its tribulations and each day difficulties arise... So I'm giving up the struggle once and for all, abandoning all hope of success... I hear my friends are preparing another exhibition this year [the Impressionists, in Paris, 1880] but I'm ruling out the possibility of participating in it, as I just don't have anything worth showing. Quote in a letter to , September 1879; as cited in The Private Lives of the Impressionists Sue Roe; Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2006, pp. 202-203; also partly cited in: Jane Kinsman, Michael Pantazzi, National Gallery of Australia. Degas: the uncontested master, National Gallery of Australia, 7 apr. 2009. p. 25

Meher Baba photo

„I am the Avatar of this Age!“

—  Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
Lord Meher (1986), p. 6018.

Adrienne Rich photo
Novalis photo

„I found myself, a mere suggestion sensed in past and future ages.“

—  Novalis German poet and writer 1772 - 1801
Context: I was still blind, but twinkling stars did dance Throughout my being's limitless expanse, Nothing had yet drawn close, only at distant stages I found myself, a mere suggestion sensed in past and future ages. As quoted in Romantic Vision, Ethical Context: Novalis and Artistic Autonomy (1987) by Géza von Molnár, p. 2

Harry Chapin photo
Ronald Reagan photo

„I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
1980s, First term of office (1981–1985), Debate with Walter Mondale http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1984/102184b.htm (21 October 1984)

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon photo

„It is sometimes said that this is a pleasure-seeking age. Whether it be a pleasure-seeking age or not, I doubt whether it is a pleasure-finding age.“

—  Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon British Liberal statesman 1862 - 1933
Recreation (1919), Context: It is sometimes said that this is a pleasure-seeking age. Whether it be a pleasure-seeking age or not, I doubt whether it is a pleasure-finding age. We are supposed to have great advantages in many ways over our predecessors. There is, on the whole, less poverty and more wealth. There are supposed to be more opportunities for enjoyment: there are moving pictures, motor-cars, and many other things which are now considered means of enjoyment and which our ancestors did not possess, but I do not judge from what I read in the newspapers that there is more content. Indeed, we seem to be living in an age of discontent. It seems to be rather on the increase than otherwise and is a subject of general complaint. If so it is worth while considering what it is that makes people happy, what they can do to make themselves happy, and it is from that point of view that I wish to speak on recreation.

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Bei Dao photo

„I am no hero
In an age without heroes
I just want to be a man“

—  Bei Dao contemporary Chinese (PRC) avant garde poet 1949
The August Sleepwalker (1990), "Declaration", p. 62

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