"The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Leon Edel 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."Leon Edel on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Leon Edel on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Leon Edel on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Leon Edel on Robert Frost