„Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.“

—  Philip Roth, livro The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography

Opening letter to Nathan Zuckerman
The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (1988)

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„Those who know the joys and miseries of celebrity when they have passed the age of forty know how to defend themselves.“

—  Sarah Bernhardt French actress 1844 - 1923

Fonte: My Double Life (1907), Ch. 28 <!-- p. 324 -->
Contexto: Those who know the joys and miseries of celebrity when they have passed the age of forty know how to defend themselves. They are at the beginning of a series of small worries, thunderbolts hidden under flowers, but they know how to hold in check that monster advertisement. It is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat, to spit out again at the public when it is vomiting its black gall. But those who are caught in the clutches of celebrity at the age of twenty two know nothing.

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„Age is a slowing down of everything except fear.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified

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„The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.“

—  Oscar Wilde, livro Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young (1894)

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„The new disease of our age is being OK doing everything at exactly the same time.“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (2016) https://books.google.ae/books?idnu0lCwAAQBAJ&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIMjAE

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„Old age is the harbor of all ills.“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

Bion, 47.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 4: The Academy

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„Old age is the harbor of all ills.“

—  Bion of Borysthenes ancient greek philosopher -325 - -246 a.C.

As quoted by Diogenes Laërtius, iv. 48.

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„The time had come for one of those Divine manifestations which from age to age are made for the helping of humanity, when a new impulse is needed to quicken the spiritual evolution of mankind, when a new civilisation is about to dawn.“

—  Annie Besant British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator 1847 - 1933

Fonte: Esoteric Christianity: Or, The Lesser Mysteries (1914), Chapter IV. The Historical Christ

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„For each age is a dream that is dying,
Or one that is coming to birth.“

—  Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

Music and Moonlight (1874), Ode
Contexto: We, in the ages lying
In the buried past of the earth,
Built Nineveh with our sighing,
And Babel itself with our mirth;
And o'erthrew them with prophesying
To the old of the new world's worth;
For each age is a dream that is dying,
Or one that is coming to birth.

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„We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population“

—  José Ángel Gutiérrez American academic 1944

from videotape referenced in 16 April 2008 Washington Post article Mexican aliens seek to retake ‘stolen’ land https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/apr/16/20060416-122222-1672r/

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„Begin the age of love you know about!“

—  Becky Stark American singer 1976

You Broke My Heart, One Day Like Rain video (2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbuzXRGXCpY - live performance Siren Festival (2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpgz-roS08w
Cavalry of Light (2005)
Contexto: Why do I hear what I can't see?
Why do I fear what I can be?
I feel the field of battle within my life! I hear the calvalry of light!
I see the sound of endless sight!
I feel the field of battle within my life! It was a life that had no end
A time of love with you, my friend
Begin the age of love you know about!

„Yes, well I had all my serious illnesses in late middle age. And now I'm just stuck, I'm afraid.“

—  V.S. Pritchett British writer and critic 1900 - 1997

As quoted in "V.S. Pritchett's Century" (1990) by Martin Amis; later included in Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions (1993) by Martin Amis, p. 265

„No one ever wanted to see it as anything other than a boring play about a middle-aged man having a mid-life crisis. I think it’s about rather more than that - or maybe it’s not. Maybe that’s exactly what it is about.“

—  Patrick Marber English comedian, actor and screenwriter 1964

Of his play Howard Katz.
Interview in Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 2007 http://thejc.com/home.aspx?AId55759&ATypeId1&searchtrue2&srchstrpatrick%20marber&srchtxt1&srchhead1&srchauthor1&srchsandp1&scsrch0

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„Colleges are like old-age homes; except for the fact that more people die in colleges.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Playboy Interview (February 1966)

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„Translation: Art does not ask about the age, just expects a lot.“

—  Łukasz Pawlikowski Polish cellist 1997

Sztuka nie pyta o wiek, tylko oczekuje wiele.
A little cellist from Krakow conquers the world, warszawa.naszemiasto.pl, 2008-04-02, Polish http://warszawa.naszemiasto.pl/archiwum/1664386,maly-wiolonczelista-z-krakowa-podbija-swiat,id,t.html,

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“