"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."W. Somerset Maugham 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."W. Somerset Maugham on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."W. Somerset Maugham on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."W. Somerset Maugham on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."W. Somerset Maugham on Robert Frost
"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
"What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories."
"The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."
"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."