You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.' Jerry Seinfeld. Here are 48 Getting Old Quotes.

Getting Old Quotes

1. You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. - George Burns

2. You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them. -Harrison Ford

3. Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. - Eugene O'Neill

5. I always say I should do more yoga. Or do yoga - more would mean I do some. I've done none. But I always want to do yoga because I'm getting old. Nerves are getting pinched every other day, and I really just gotta get more limber. - Chris Evans

6. It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone. - Andy Rooney

7. You can't be afraid of getting old. Old is good, if you're gathering in life. Our band is good at understanding that equation. - Bruce Springsteen

8. This war is like an actress who is getting old. It is less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous. - Robert Capa

9. I'm 33 years old; I'm getting old. Every year is different, and as an athlete, you've got to be honest with yourself. - Mo Farah

10. You know you're getting old when you go to more funerals than you do weddings. - Jimmy Dean

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11. Now there is this whole terror about getting old. Today, that fascination with youth is overrated. What's so special about being young? I just say that because I'm old. - Peter Lindbergh

12. You know you're getting old when a four-letter word for something pleasurable to do in bed is r-e-a-d. - Denis Norden

13. The only person who can say they're happy getting old is someone who isn't actually old yet. Every day, I get less and less happy about that idea. - Nick Cave

14. I'm not one of those people who is not looking forward to getting old. I'm happy with my life. - David Beckham

15. I've looked forward to being older because you will have that many more miles covered. We mustn't be led into thinking getting old is bad. Growing old is good. -  Joanna Lumley

16. I have an African gray parrot; her name is Eli. We thought she was a boy. And a blue-streaked lory named Marco. He's 10. And a yellow and green parakeet, Petey. He's very cute, but he's getting old. - Roz Chast

17. Obviously, we live in a society where ageing is feared. But, to me, the alternative to getting old isn't that great. I've got friends much older than me and much younger, and I love that. It means you get to teach as well as learn. - Stella McCartney

18. The only time I ever think about getting old is when I look in the mirror. I feel pretty good about it, actually. - John Prine

19. You'll find people who rib you about their age are petrified about getting old. It doesn't bother me. - Noel Gallagher

20. When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old. - Mark Twain

Getting Old Quotes

21. Turns out I'm getting old. - Jeffrey Dean Morgan

22. At one point in my life, I thought getting old was a bad thing. Then I realized that the prestige, the respect, and the honor that people hold you at for being able to do anything for 20 years is well worth it. - Mark Henry

23. It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. - Josh Billings

24. Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens. - Elvis Presley

25. John Travolta is getting old, despite what his hair is trying to tell us. - Faith Salie

26. You think about getting old, but when you get there, it's not what you thought it would be. - Jerry Lewis

27. I wasn't afraid of getting old, because I was never a great beauty. - Shirley MacLaine

28. Maybe I've lost a little, but I think everyone does over time. People have been writing that I'm getting old every year, and eventually they're going to be right. There's nobody in this game that's doing the same things they once did in the peak years of their career. - Randy Johnson

29. When I'm done with something, I'm done. I don't go back and listen to and pine for my old albums, or the Lollapalooza days, or 'Psalm 69' selling millions of records. Maybe I'm really just getting old and mellow. - Al Jourgensen

30. I'm not bothered by the idea of getting old, or I guess you could say by having arrived at old. I was 10 when my mom turned 55. For 1955, she was a very old mom. - Penn Jillette

Getting Old Quotes

31. Oh, I'm just too chicken to experiment with my face and have it go wrong. I'm not saying I never will. But it's like, what scares you more? Getting old or looking weird? - Diane Lane

32. I actually get a lot of messages with people saying, 'What's a Marvin Gaye?' and, I mean... Oh, wow. I must be getting old, because someone who was born in 2004 just asked me what a Marvin Gaye was. - Charlie Puth

33. It sucks getting old. - John Daly

34. I've listened to a lot of outside stuff and just haven't really heard anything that moves me. I don't know if I'm getting old and crotchety or what. - Josh Turner

35. Talking about the body getting old, there's a sadness to it in a way. - Chick Corea

36. It's an achievement I can be happy about - if you call getting old and still being in a job an achievement. - Roy Hodgson

37. I'm not really sure if I will go back to school. I'm getting old! So I'm not really sure if I have time to go back to school to be a dentist. But hopefully I'll be an Olympic gold medalist. - Tori Bowie

38. Didn't Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time... and God bless him - I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old. - Guy Oseary

39. One time, I was young. I was skinny. I was elegant. Getting old is terrible. - Sirio Maccioni

40. Getting old is better than being young. You can do what you want to do. - Karl Pilkington

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41. Someone once said that you can make the choice between getting old and getting creepy, and I think getting old is the way to go. - Kate Beckinsale

42. When you're getting old, obviously you try to put on the best cream, you have massages, you try to stay beautiful, but I think wrinkles can sometimes be more beautiful than having none. - Carine Roitfeld

43. I'm kind of a complainer, but not about getting old. I complain about, you know, something that can be fixed. - Martha Stewart

44. You don't see me in Los Angeles a lot. I go back home. Because I can't play the game. I can't - my tolerance - I know I'm getting old; I'll be 50 this year. And you know how I know I'm getting old? 'Cause my tolerance level is low. - Bernie Mac

45. The idea of getting old is horrific, but I don't want to make it worse by becoming a grotesque caricature. A lot of people have made that mistake of trying so hard to hang on to their looks that they make themselves look really scary. - Jerry Hall

46. I am getting old, but it works in this job. I'm so slow now that I can't get out of the way of the puck. - Jacques Plante

47. It's like, say, if you were a dog. You notice that you're getting old, and you look at your human and you think, 'Why isn't this human getting old?'... But now we're the human looking out and imagining a different human. - Cynthia Kenyon

48. I've gotten to the age where I'm comfortable with just about everything - except getting old! - Patty Duke

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When you're getting old, obviously you try to put on the best cream, you have massages, you try to stay beautiful, but I think wrinkles can sometimes be more beautiful than having none. Carine Roitfeld
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I thoroughly object to getting old. If you could let me be 16 again, I'd give you everything I've got and everything I'll ever have. Felix Dennis
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Talking about the body getting old, there's a sadness to it in a way. Chick Corea

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