I’m looking forward to eighty. -Oliver Sacks

Fifty was a shock, because it was the end of the center period of my life. But once I got over that, 60 was great. Seventy was great. And I loved, I seriously loved aging. I found myself thinking things like, “I don’t want anything I don’t have. How great is that?” -Gloria Steinem

If you’re eighty-five and you’re still working, you become interesting. -Betty Halbreich

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

You’re only old Once! -Dr. Seuss (the title of the book he published on his eighty-second birthday)

It’s not enough to accept your age. You must surrender to your age. Aging beautifully requires that we embrace it, cherish it, and stand in awe of its influence. -Ilene Cummings (The Lavender Lace Bra)

Old age, as the harvest of life, is a time when your times and their fragments gather. In this way, you unify yourself and  achieve a new strength, poise, and belonging that was never available to you when you were distractedly rushing through your days. Old age is a time of coming home to yourself. -John O’Donohue

The end of life has its own nature, also worth our attention. I don’t say this without reckoning in the sorrow, the worry, the many diminshments. But surely it is then that a person’s character shines or glooms. -Mary Oliver

I’m still learning. -Michelangelo (at age 82)