“What was I supposed to do, retire? I was only seventy.” –Diana Vreeland (When asked why she took the job at the Metropolitan Museum.)

“Women always try to tame themselves as they get older but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder”. -Miuccia Prada

“I would rather be a very old woman than a young one. It is true that I have lost my physical resilience, but new friends and interests outweigh my losses. Yes, I’d rather be over seventy than under fifty.” –Rebecca Latimer (You’re Not Old Until You’re Ninety)

“If I can challenge old ideas about aging, I will feel more and more invigorated. I want to represent this new way. I want to be a new version of the 70-year-old woman. Vital, strong, very physical, very agile. I think that the older I get, the more yoga I’m going to do.” –Jamie Lee Curtis (at age 58)

“Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life; it gave me, me. It provided the time and the experience and failures and triumphs and friends who helped me step into the shape that had been waiting for me all my life…I not only get along with me most of the time now, I am militantly and maternally on my own side.” –Anne Lamott

“Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly sere, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.”
–Florida Scott-Maxwell

Oh to be seventy again. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Upon seeing an attractive woman on his ninetieth birthday)

“I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four, and the leaf is singing still.”
–Mary Oliver