This week Schott’s Vocab is soliciting definitions of age.
Lord Cecil suggested: “Old age is the out-patients’ department of purgatory.”
Mark Twain is said to have stated: “Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Bernard Baruch claimed: “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”
Billie Burke argued: “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.”
Here are two of my own:
Age never surprises; it just sneaks up on you.
Age is what’s left when you’ve lost everything else.