"People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Helen Hayes 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."Helen Hayes on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Helen Hayes on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Helen Hayes on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Helen Hayes on Robert Frost
"Age is not important unless you're a cheese."
"I cry out for order and find it only in art."
"Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it."
"The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre."
"Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity."