„Everything has to be at once for six-month-old puppies, six-year-old children, and reformers of any age.“
A Slave is a Slave (1962)
Contexto: Oh, he won't think of it in those terms. He'll be preventing me from sabotaging the Emancipation. He doesn't want to wait three generations; he wants to free them at once. Everything has to be at once for six-month-old puppies, six-year-old children, and reformers of any age.
„Childhood may be defined as the age of play; therefore some children are never young, and some adults are never old.“
— Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
Fonte: Fallen Leaves (2014), Ch. 1 : Our life begins
„The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
— Gene Fowler American journalist 1890 - 1960
Attributed without citation in Judy Valon (2009) In Your 60s.
„Childhood, after all, has to be an age of discovery. These are days you'll remember vividly all your life, even when you're old and forget why you came into a room. It must never be allowed to become the age of anxiety.
The anxiety has been greatly increased by this government's multiplication of exams and emphasis on starting training as a middle manager in a computer company from the age of six. Parents have made things worse by worrying unduly about exam results and seeing that their children work a great deal harder than most middle managers in computer companies.“
— John Mortimer English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author 1923 - 2009
Fonte: Where There's a Will: Thoughts on the Good Life (2003), Ch. 14 : Living with Children
„A fantasy of mine is to have an orgy with about six young college guys ranging from 18 to 22 in age.“
— Ted Haggard American minister 1956
Reported by Mike Jones, " Haggard Admits Buying Meth: Evangelical Leader Denies Accusation of Paying Former Gay Prostitute for Sex http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2626067&page=2", ABC News, accessed November 6, 2006.
„Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.“
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
„Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer died last year at the age of 84 years old. For the last 60 years of this man's life, he drank to excess every day. Uh, he was married six times. He smoked pot. He stabbed his second wife. And I've never read one of his books, but I gotta tell you I'm a huge fan.“
— Ron White American comedian 1956
„Oh, God, children are children, old women are old women, and nothing in between. They can’t imagine a change they can’t see.“
— Ray Bradbury, livro Dandelion Wine
Fonte: Dandelion Wine (1957), p. 74
„Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe,
Old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.“
— Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer 1862 - 1937
Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road" http://www.bartleby.com/142/82., 12, Leaves of Grass (1855)
„To make good use of life, one should have in youth the experience of advanced years, and in old age the vigor of youth.“
— Stanisław Leszczyński king of Poland 1677 - 1766
Maxims and Moral Sentences
— Elagabalus Roman Emperor 203 - 222
Referring to the Emperor Macrinus and his declaration of his son Diadumenianus to be '"Caesar". The head of Diadumenianus was presented to Elagabalus as a trophy. As quoted in Dio's Roman History (1955), as translated by Earnest Cary, p. 439
„Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.“
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
Fonte: A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891, pp. 11–12.
„Whoever avoids marriage and the sorrows that women cause, and will not wed, reaches deadly old age without anyone to tend his years.“
— Hesiod Greek poet
Original: (el) Ὅς κε γάμον φεύγων καὶ μέρμερα ἔργα γυναικῶν
μὴ γῆμαι ἐθέλῃ, ὀλοὸν δ᾽ ἐπὶ γῆρας ἵκοιτο
Fonte: The Theogony (c. 700 BC), line 603.