15 of the greatest quotes on getting older

Let’s face it, getting older isn’t always easy, but you’ve got to embrace it and look for the positives each day. So today if you are having a tough time, or maybe you just want some inspiration, we have found 15 of the most beautiful, poetic, funny or inspiring quotes about ageing and getting older.

What is your favourite mantra now that you’re in your 60s?


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – CS Lewis

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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“I may be a senior but so what? I’m still hot” – Betty White

“Some guy said to me: Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock n’ roll? I said: You’d better check with Mick Jagger” – Cher

“I’m very f*cking grateful to be alive. I have so many friends who are sick or gone, and I’m here. Are you kidding? No complaints!” – Meryl Streep


“Here is my biggest takeaway after 60 years on the planet: There is great value in being fearless. For too much of my life, I was too afraid, too frightened by it all. That fear is one of my biggest regrets” – Diane Keaton

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“When you’re 16, you think 28 is so old! And then you get to 28 and it’s fabulous. You think, then, what about 42? Ugh! And then 42 is great. As you reach each age, you gain the understanding you need to deal with it and enjoy it” – Helen Mirren

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” – Audrey Hepburn

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be” – Robert Browning

“I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older” – George Clooney

“I wouldn’t want to be 20 now. I know so much more, and I’m much more comfortable in my skin, saggy as it is … When I hear young girls complaining about superficial things … You’re at the peak of your physical beauty right now! Just enjoy it and stop worrying about your thighs being too big … If you’re upset with how you look at 25, life’s going to be tough” – Susan Sarandon

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“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age” – Lucille Ball

“I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows” – Janette Barber

“Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional” – Bob Monkhouse

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter” – Mark Twain