57 Baby Boomer Quotes On Success In Life

These baby boomer quotes will inspire you. “Baby-boomer” is a term used to describe a person who was born between 1946 and 1964.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging baby boomer quotes, baby boomer sayings, and baby boomer proverbs.

Best Baby Boomer Quotes

  1. “At fifty you realize that you are no longer a kid. I ignored forty. It was like I was almost at middle age. Maybe it’s the baby boomer thing. But undeniably, I am a man. I have to accept [mortality].” ~ John Travolta
  2. “Today there are about 40 million retirees receiving benefits; by the time all the baby boomers have retired, there will be more than 72 million retirees drawing Social Security benefits.” ~ Tony Snow
  3. “For the baby boomer generation, a home is now seen not as the cornerstone of advancement but a ball and chain, restricting their ability and their mobility to move and seek out a job at another location.” ~ Mortimer Zuckerman
  4. “And you know, the baby boomers are getting older, and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer, and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.” ~ Amy Irving
  5. “We wanted a supporting cast that would appeal to Baby Boomers who grew up in the fifties.” ~ Randal Kleiser

  6. “Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008.” ~ Lindsey Graham
  7. “Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.” ~ Kay Bailey Hutchison
  8. “Today, Medicare provides health insurance to about 40 million seniors and disabled individuals each year. The number is only expected to grow as the baby boomers begin retiring.” ~ Jim Bunning
  9. “Everyone matures. When I was Newt’s age, I thought I had the right answer to things. The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on trial by the American people.” ~ Pete du Pont
  10. “The Baby Boomers: whiny, narcissistic, self-indulgent people with a simple philosophy: “Gimme that! It’s mine!”” ~ George Carlin

  11. “My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they’re not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.” ~ Helen Reddy
  12. “As the baby boomers like me are retiring and getting ready to retire, they will spend whatever it takes – and theyre the wealthiest generation in our country – to make themselves live an enjoyable life in their retirement years.” ~ David Rubenstein
  13. “The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents – who we haven’t given enough credit to anyway – for giving us another generation.” ~ Steven Spielberg
  14. “I think that retiring the baby boomers is going to be one of the great challenges in America, that you cannot make fiscal sense out of the future of our children without taking on entitlements.” ~ Richard Lamm
  15. “Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  16. “The language of freedom-fighting was so co-opted by the baby boomers in order to express their now-hopelessly compromised ideologies that no other generation could emulate it without a smirk. This has created an apathetic generation in the West, with young people no longer distinguishing between the old order and the new.” ~ Romola Garai
  17. “The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?” ~ Terry Pratchett
  18. “Like lots of baby boomers, I was brought up on archaic anthropomorphism. Upstanding Christian dogs. Rabbits with family values. Because the ancient texts and pictures were sacred – Potter, Milne and the rest. Even concerned parents who knew Freud and Jung never saw the contradictions in feeding us on them.” ~ Peter York
  19. “There were all us baby boomers who had a grammar school education, started to learn, then went on the pill, the whole thing, and so there are today a lot more women writers, editors, producers, and so a lot more women’s stories. God, the BBC’s practically run by women.” ~ Julie Walters
  20. “We’re just not ready for the retirement of the Baby Boomers. And we’d better prepare for that.” ~ Paul Ryan

  21. “And as for baby-boomer parents cluck-clucking about illegal substances, ah, gimme a break. Still, I think I’ll pass on the rave. But more power to ’em, I say.” ~ Ken Wilber
  22. “On this side of the Atlantic, the arrival of a new Woody Allen movie is always greeted with tremors of bliss by filmgoers past the age of 60, with mild curiosity by those in their 50s, with trepidation by those in their 40s, with fear and loathing by those in their 30s, and with complete indifference by anyone younger. An icon to baby boomers, who will never concede that when something is over, it is really over (Clapton, McCartney, Santana, the 1960s), Allen has not made a truly memorable film since Bullets On Broadway back in 1994.” ~ Joe Queenan
  23. “A masterwork. A particularly American magic realism that touches the heart of race and childhood in our country; it’s 100 Years of Solitude for an entire generation of American Baby Boomers, and deserves the widest possible audience.” ~ Ellen Kushner
  24. “And I apologize to all of you who are the same age as my grandchildren. And many of you reading this are the same age as my grandchildren. They, like you, are being royally shafted and lied to by our Baby Boomer corporations and government.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  25. “Baby Boomers becoming Republicans while Dems become outdated.” ~ Newt Gingrich

  26. “Do you think we enjoy hearing about your brand-new million-dollar home when we can barely afford to eat Kraft Dinner sandwiches in our own grimy little shoe boxes and we’re pushing thirty? A home you won in a genetic lottery, I might add, sheerly by dint of your having been born at the right time in history? You’d last about ten minutes if you were my age these days.” ~ Douglas Coupland
  27. “The show has brought a lot of pleasure and entertainment to an entire generation of Baby Boomers and now their own teens who watch the show on cable.” ~ Dwayne Hickman
  28. “Tabloid discussion of bad children always blames baby-boomer liberals, careerist mothers and fashion-crazed Nathan Barley types who think it’s all enormously funny. But the centre-leftish psycho-thinker Oliver James says it’s all down to the Thatcher-and-after culture of turbo-capitalism, making people acquisitive and unsatisfied.” ~ Peter York
  29. “The reality is that baby boomers are turning senior citizens and not only is it inhumane, but the system will go broke. There needs to be wholesale change.” ~ Thomas Suozzi
  30. “Either the Baby Boomers are not going to have the retirement life that they expect or taxpayers are going to be hit with a tremendously huge bill. Or both.” ~ John C. Goodman

  31. “We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  32. “Guitar makes even have a word for these baby-boomers-who-alwyas-wanted-to-be-great-guitarists-and-now-have-the-money-to-indulge-those-dreams: dentists” ~ Tim Brookes
  33. “The major break in the understanding of manliness is not between, say, the nineteenth century and any particular preceding era but between my generation of Baby Boomers and the entire proceeding complex of teachings. In some ways, TR and Churchill have more in common with Homer and Shakespeare than they do with us.” ~ Waller R Newell
  34. “I was relatively isolated from people of color. My parents are too old to be Baby Boomers; they had me later in life. So we didn’t listen to any black music at all in the house, not even Ben E. King.” ~ Jess Row
  35. “In America … the seven ages of man have become preschooler, Pepsi generation, baby boomer, mid-lifer, empty-nester, senior citizen, and organ donor.” ~ Bill Cosby

  36. “Young Baby Boomers were forced to play duck-and-cover in school, in hopes that a desk would protect them from an atomic explosion. It was all bullshit, and they knew it. They were questioning the entire adult establishment, and that was the root cause of juvenile delinquency. It was also the root cause of EC’s success; kids were looking for ways to numb themselves to this horror that they felt.” ~ Al Feldstein
  37. “Baby Boomers are now living longer and want to stay vibrant and gorgeous for as long as possible. I’ve identified a need for women to learn the basics of a healthy, holistic, daily regimen, which will bring a healthy glow to their skin. It’s all about allowing our true self to shine, both literally through our skin and metaphorically through our soul.” ~ Sophie Heyman Uliano
  38. “The retirement financial crisis will affect far more people than baby boomers, and certainly it will affect their children. Most of the retirees and near-retirees with whom we talked, said that they were extremely reluctant to have to depend on their children financially, or to think of moving in with their children. But the mere fact that they were discussing those issues indicates that some of them have already figured out that that is what lies ahead for them.” ~ Hedrick Smith
  39. “I think there was a long period of time when we got real invested in a youth culture, and not coincidentally it was when the baby boomers, who let’s face it, take up a lot of space on the planet, were young.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  40. “The first of America’s 79 million baby boomers turned 60 this month. Time flies when you’re growing old.” ~ Craig Wilson

  41. “Now the baby boomers, i.e., us, are getting older, and were suddenly discovering that there are great things about getting older. You have time for your friendships and you appreciate them in ways that you didn’t before.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  42. “The baby boomers are out there, they’ve had a lot of good years of earnings, they’ve inherited wealth. They are buying trophy homes and will be for years. We are one of those places people dream of. They come here to buy a piece of that dream.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  43. “Social Security is the foundation stone of that kind of retirement security. It not only needs to be strengthened in order to make sure it’s there for younger baby boomers and Generations X and Y, but it probably needs to be strengthened and expanded because the retirement benefits now being offered by most employers are not sufficient to support middle-income Americans in their long years of retirement.” ~ Hedrick Smith
  44. “The children of baby boomers should take very seriously the consequences for them of the inadequate funding for them of the baby boomer generation. This is a huge economic problem for the nation, not just for individuals or individual families. Think about it for a minute – if retirees become 20% of our population and their purchasing power falls below what has been normal for retirees in the past, one important engine driving our economy will be diminished.” ~ Hedrick Smith
  45. “Baby boomers selling your rumors of their history, forcein’ youth away from the truth of what’s real today” ~ Mike Watt

  46. “Jews took it very seriously to marry other Jews and repopulate the Jewish bloodline, and my father’s generation gets very serious in my household when they’re like, “You have to marry another Jew,” because that’s still kind of the mentality coming from the baby boomers. So I know that type of pressure.” ~ Logan Lerman
  47. “We’re the end of the baby boomers, and we participated in many social changes. Who would of thought, for example, when the AIDS epidemic came along that so many would die, because it was gay people dying. And what emerged was a grassroots movement that developed, and succeeded in getting things done. The pinpointing of that movement evolved into the changes that we have today.” ~ Todd Haynes
  48. “There’s a big difference, as I’m sure you know, it’s a slightly manneristic one, between people of the ’60s and people of ’68. Being a soixante-huitard – it’s so nice to have a French word for it – is very different from just having happened to been a baby boomer in the ’60s.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  49. “Tai chi is the one exercise that can universally help solve our growing health crisis. It has stood the test of thousands of years. We have a generation of baby boomers with increasing health problems; old people who are sick, in pain, fearful, and cranky; a middle class that is increasingly incapable of affording most of the drugs that are prescribed for their ailments; children that are flaccid, diabetic and asthmatic. People of all ages are addicted to drugs, alcohol, sugar, cigarettes, and caffeine. Stress follows almost everyone like a shadow.” ~ Bruce Frantzis
  50. “I was born in March 1949, a post war baby boomer.” ~ Jon English

  51. “Packed with fascinating personal perspective and testimony, Michael Takiffs A Complicated Man wholly justifies its title. The book is far more than a kaleidoscopic oral biography of President Bill Clinton. Aspect by aspect, it guides us through the struggles of postmodern America, as the most ambitious baby boomer of his generation seeks to modernize the Democratic Party-and, as in a Greek drama, is fated to be destroyed. Veritably, an all-American saga, with a cast of thousands-favorable and unfavorable.” ~ Nigel Hamilton
  52. “Baby boomers helped me a great deal in my career. They launched me. They were there for me to sing my song to. And I’m not saying I’m better than anyone, but I think they turned that anti-authority baby boom mentality into their own enemy. Now I identify very closely with their children.” ~ George Carlin
  53. “I don’t know if the idea of a career in show business or in the arts in general was looked down upon as much as by baby boomers as it was by their parents.” ~ Jason Sudeikis
  54. “We have the means right now to live long enough to live forever. Existing knowledge can be aggressively applied to dramatically slow down aging processes so we can still be in vital health when the more radical life-extending therapies from biotechnology and nanotechnology become available. But most baby boomers won’t make it because they are unaware of the accelerating aging process in their bodies and the opportunity to intervene.” ~ Ray Kurzweil
  55. “A lot of baby boomers are baby bongers.” ~ Kevin Nealon

  56. “In the consumer culture of marriage, commitments last as long as the other person is meeting our needs. We still believe in commitment, because we know that committed relationships are good for us, but powerful voices coming from inside and outside tell us that we are suckers if we settle for less than we think we need and deserve in our marriage. Most baby boomers and their offspring carry in our heads the internalized voice of the consumer culture-to encourage us to stop working so hard or to get out of a marriage that is not meeting our current emotional needs.” ~ William J Doherty
  57. “There is this idea that appealing to youth is the only way forward. But that is no longer the case. Youth is not everything. Now we have all the baby-boomers in their 60s, like me, who are actively engaged in life – we’re not retiring, we’re not just being put out to grass once we hit 60.” ~ Julie Walters

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