"The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Florida Scott-Maxwell on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Florida Scott-Maxwell on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Florida Scott-Maxwell on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Florida Scott-Maxwell on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Florida Scott-Maxwell on Robert Frost
"Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age."