“One day I woke up and there was a seventy year old woman in my bed.” – Gloria Steinem  (Doing Seventy)

“It’s great to let go. I should have started sooner.” -Isabel Allende (at age 71)

“Your 40’s are good. Your 50’s are great. Your 60’s are fab. and you 70 is fucking awesome.”  -Helen Mirren

I wish I’d taken stock this way at a younger age. sort of a metaphysical version of cleaning for company, then wishing you’d done it before.” -Gloria Steinem

“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 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