"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."J. B. Priestley 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."J. B. Priestley on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."J. B. Priestley on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."J. B. Priestley on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."J. B. Priestley on Robert Frost
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence."
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."
"If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear."