"I've gotten crankier in my old age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Shirley MacLaine 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."Shirley MacLaine on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Shirley MacLaine on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Shirley MacLaine on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Shirley MacLaine on Robert Frost
"I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him."
"I wasn't afraid of getting old, because I was never a great beauty."
"I mean, no one asks beauty secrets of me, or 'What size do you wear?' or 'Who's your couturier?' They ask me about really deep things and I love that."
"Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself."
"Women love working together. That's my experience anyway."