Maturity and Aging
"That's just one of the few advantages of age. Disappointments become a normal part of life."
“I’m old enough to know what to do with my young feelings.”
“There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five.”
“He exhibits the most extraordinary capacity for middle age that I've ever encountered in a young man of twenty-four.”
“Even melon grown in shade will ripen in the end.”
“I guess one gets the face one deserves.”
“Aren't grown up people just little children at heart?”
"Age is a limit we impose on ourselves."
“Just because I’ve stopped working doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped being helpful.”
“I’ve got to make a new life for myself, I’m out to learn how to enjoy my leisure now that I’m retired. I’ve been doing things people expected of me always. I want to feel free. I want to sit under a linden tree with nothing more important to worry about than the temperature of the beer, if there is anything more important.”