— Julia Child American chef 1912 - 2004
„I was seven years old. What do you know when you’re seven years old? All my life, or so I thought, we’d been in the city of Alexandria, in the Street of the Carpenters, with the other Galileans, and sooner or later we were going home.“
„"How does it feel to be seven thousand years old?"
"On how I want to feel."“
— Greg Egan Australian science fiction writer and former computer programmer 1961
„When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Not found in Twain's works, this was attributed to him in Reader's Digest (September 1939): no prior attribution known.
„My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, "You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don't make no difference to me, I'll make another one look just like you."“
— Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937
„[Asked who inspired him to be a vegetarian] I used to sell books, when I was about 18 …. We were selling books, and right next to us was an old man. I mean, he had to be about 80 years old, and he was a nutritionist, but he was a holistic nutritionist, and he was talking to us about how you shouldn’t really eat animals and things of that nature … and he pulled up his shirt and the man had the abs of a 15-year-old. He says to us, “Touch ’em. Punch me,”—whatever—and he’s like, “How old do you think I am?” And we thought he was about 50 years old, and he’s like, “I’m 86 years old.” … We looked at each other, me and my friends, and we were, like, when we’re 86, we want to be like that …. So that’s what started it.“
— Jeru the Damaja American Hip Hop artist 1972
" Jeru the Damaja http://www.peta2.com/heroes/jeru-the-damaja/", interview by Peta2, having just released his album Divine Design (2003).
„I just think if you're 44 years old and you're not smarter than you were when you were 35 years old or 25 years old, just stay in your room.“
— Keith Olbermann American sports and political commentator 1959
" Making up hard to do for Olbermann http://www.jsonline.com/sports/gen/feb03/118189.asp" by Bob Wolfley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2003-02-16)
„I met my old lover on the street last night,
She seemed so glad to see me, I just smiled,
And we talked about some old times, and we drank ourselves some beers,
Still crazy after all these years,
Oh, still crazy after all these years.“
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
Still Crazy After All These Years
„I was three and a half years old when my father brought home a toy fiddle," playing "with which I am very happy fancies himself a street musician... I thought not and could not be happier than go from house to house with a violin ".“
— David Oistrakh Soviet violinist 1908 - 1974
oistrakh.ru Biography of David Oistrakh http://www.oistrakh.ru/en/david_oistrakh/biography/.
„I learned more in the six or seven hours of this experience than I had learned in all my years as a psychologist.“
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931
(quoting Timothy Leary's description of the Psilocybin experience).
„Grown old in love from seven till seven times seven,
I oft have wished for Hell for ease from Heaven.“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Grown Old in Love
„I don't know why a 57-year-old man would loan an 18-year-old cashier at Whole Foods $250. I don't know why a man would do that. But I can tell you one thing: my husband's not going to Whole Foods anymore.“
— Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942
„Blass, if you pitch me inside, I will hit forty-three home runs a year, thirty-seven of them off you!“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Circa 1970, '71 or '72, responding to the novel approach facetiously suggested by teammate Steve Blass, were he ever to be traded from the Pirates; as quoted in "A Teammate Remembers Roberto Clemente” by Steve Blass, as told to Phil Musick, in Sport (April 1973); reproduced in Clemente! https://books.google.com/books?id=n-4qAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT60 (1973) by Kal Wagenheim, p. 158