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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.

A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.

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Christopher Walken

I hope I live a long time and that I’m acting until I finish.

I’m a better actor now than I ever was, I wish I could have hurried that up, but there’s no way. Anyway, I always wanted to be around for a long time. Like a European actor, I hope I live a long time and that I’m acting until I finish.

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George Burns

Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.

When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.

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Megamind

I was 8 days old and still living with my parents. How sad is that? Clearly, it was time to move on.

Megamind: I was 8 days old and still living with my parents. How sad is that? Clearly, it was time to move on.

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Samuel Lover

For hearts when they ’re young should make the vow / For when they are old they don’t know how

For hearts when they ’re young should make the vow,
For when they are old they don’t know how

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Robert Browning

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.

What Youth deemed crystal,
Age finds out was dew.

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Jerome K. Jerome

the love that has weathered the storms of life

Nothing—so it seems to me…is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. … The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of—of things longer.

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Dara Torres

Never put an age limit on your dreams.

Never put an age limit on your dreams.

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Game of Thrones

He won’t be a boy forever.

Catelyn Stark: He won’t be a boy forever. And, winter is coming.

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Breaking Bad

Oh, hey, nerdiest old dude I know, you wanna come cook crystal?

Jesse: Ah, like I came to you, begging to cook meth. Oh, hey, nerdiest old dude I know, you wanna come cook crystal? Please. I’d ask my diaper-wearing granny, but her wheelchair wouldn’t fit in the RV.

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Clueless

Isn’t my house classic? The columns date all the way back to 1972.

Cher: Isn’t my house classic? The columns date all the way back to 1972.

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Notting Hill

I will become some sad middle aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for awhile.

Anna: One day, not long from now, my looks will go, they will discover I can’t act, and I will become some sad middle aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for awhile.

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A.A. Milne

I think I’ll stay six now for ever and ever

When I was one I’d just begun,
When I was two I was nearly new,
When I was three I was hardly me,
When I was four I was not much more,
When I was five I was barely alive,
But now I am six! As clever as clever!
And I think I’ll stay six now for ever and ever!

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

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George Burns

At my age, flowers scare me.

At my age, flowers scare me.

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That 70's Show

Don’t you remember when you were in high school?

Eric: Look, Dad, I need my car. Don’t you remember when you were in high school? I bet you had some good times, driving around senior year with your friends.
Red: My senior year, I was driving a gun boat around Okinawa. And, if you count the Japanese snipers as my friends, then yes, I had some good times.

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art.

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Sex and the City

Men in their forties are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle

Carrie: Men in their forties are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle: tricky, complicated, and you’re never really sure you got the right answer.

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The Catcher in the Rye

She inhaled and all, but she didn’t wolf the smoke down, the way most women around her age do.

She looked nice, smoking. She inhaled and all, but she didn’t wolf the smoke down, the way most women around her age do. She had a lot of charm. She had quite a lot of sex appeal, too, if you really want to know.

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Anne Lamott

After a while the middle-aged person who lives in her head begins to talk to her soul, the kid.

After a while the middle-aged person who lives in her head begins to talk to her soul, the kid.