"When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Muriel Spark 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."Muriel Spark on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Muriel Spark on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Muriel Spark on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Muriel Spark on Robert Frost
"To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion."
"It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles."