65 Old Lady Quotes On Success In Life

These old lady quotes will inspire you.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging old lady quotes, old lady sayings, and old lady proverbs.

Best Old Lady Quotes

  1. “A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.” ~ Louis Nizer
  2. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  3. “What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.” ~ Brigitte Bardot
  4. “Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.” ~ Brigitte Bardot

  5. “You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ~ Samuel Ullman
  6. “Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.” ~ Mark Twain
  7. “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” ~ Bob Hope
  8. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle

  9. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ~ Sophia Loren
  10. “Hold the door for an old man. Old ladies can take care of themselves; they’ve been doing it long enough.” ~ Perry Brass
  11. “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” ~ Larry McMurtry
  12. “Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination.” ~ Andre Tchelistcheff

  13. “The line between angry young woman and grumpy old lady is very fine.” ~ Judy Horacek
  14. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~ Satchel Paige
  15. “You’re not supposed to cuss when you’re an old lady, and just when there’s so much more to cuss about.” ~ Peg Bracken
  16. “To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.” ~ Herman Melville

  17. “When my daughter looks at me, she sees a small old lady. That is because she sees only with her outside eyes. She has no chuming, no inside knowing of things. If she had chuming she would see a tiger lady. And she would have careful fear.” ~ Amy Tan
  18. “One old lady who wants her head lifted wouldn’t be so bad, but you multiply her two hundred and fifty thousand times and what you get is a book club.” ~ Flannery O’Connor
  19. “Remember that the old lady who’s taking forever in line is someone’s grandma” ~ Eric Stonestreet
  20. “What a dignity it gives an old lady, that balance at the bankers! How tenderly we look at her faults if she is a relative; what a kind, good-natured old creature we find her!” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

  21. “Besides, old ladies are always right. That’s how they get to be so old. It’s one of those things.” ~ Ian Kelsey
  22. “If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.” ~ Tina Fey
  23. “You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear.” ~ Paul H. Dunn
  24. “My daughter was asked by a little old lady in a London hotel restaurant what her daddy did. She answered, “He’s a pirate” – I was very proud of that answer.” ~ Johnny Depp

  25. “… to say that the CIA and the KGB engage in similar practices is the equivalent of saying that the man who pushes an old lady into the path of a hurtling bus is not to be distinguished from the man who pushes an old lady out of the path of a hurtling bus: on the grounds that, after all, in both cases someone is pushing old ladies around.” ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.
  26. “My dad was a particularly polite kind of guy, very courteous. So when we got on a bus, he would always encourage me and my younger brother to get up and offer our seat to an old lady. I grew up kind of liking that, thinking, y’know, that’s a nice thing, that’s a courtesy.” ~ Paul McCartney
  27. “Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time tells the story of a cosmologist whose speech is interrupted by a little old lady who informs him that the universe rests on the back of a turtle. Ah, yes, madame, the scientist replies, but what does the turtle rest on? The old lady shoots back: You can’t trick me, young man. It’s nothing but turtles, turtles, turtles, all the way down.” ~ George Will
  28. “I’m interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one. And I want to become a very good one!” ~ Tyne Daly

  29. “Downstairs in the lounge, by the third pillar from the left, there sits an old lady with a sweet, placid, spinsterish face and a mind that has plumbed the depths of human iniquity and taken it all as in the day’s work….where crime is concerned, she’s the goods.” ~ Agatha Christie
  30. “I wish that she had had a black loon because I don’t think that Nina [Simone] did. I have always had – I’ve been very fortunate – a group of little old ladies that I love and who love me, and who turned and to whom I turn at different times.” ~ Nikki Giovanni
  31. “When I was growing up skateboarding, a bunch of friends and I went to this thrift store and as we were leaving I jumped up and passed gas in my friend’s face. I turned around and it wasn’t my friend, it was this nice old lady who was just walking out of the store. That was probably one of the more awkward apologies I’ve had to make in my life.” ~ Mark Hoppus
  32. “That’s my dream to be old enough and mature enough that I won’t be considered an “old lady” if I have a house with a barn. Because I already do needlepoint.” ~ Emmy Rossum

  33. “What gets me back to church, I think, is thinking maybe this time that question “Is it true?” will be answered, not just in terms of somebody saying, “Yes, it’s true,” but something will happen in a sermon or maybe shuffling up to the Eucharist, or in the old lady who’s sitting beside me with a Bible – maybe something will happen which will show me that it’s true. So I go back thinking, maybe this time I’ll be lucky.” ~ Frederick Buechner
  34. “I’ve always been a bit repelled by “Sunset Boulevard”, which is wrong about almost everything it touches, whether it’s fame, Hollywood, screenwriters, or old ladies. Sunset Boulevard would only make sense to me if it was about John Gilbert and the pool boy.” ~ William Monahan
  35. “If you see a biker chick hanging out with a group of bikers and associated with them, stay away. You’ll know right away if a biker chick is free; if she’s with someone, she’s right by his side. Getting with somebody’s old lady is a big no-no. That’s more serious than anything in that world.” ~ Theo Rossi
  36. “I was so desperate to get a job on TV (with no money), that I dressed as an old lady, went to the TV channel and said to security that I was the producer’s grandma and had brought him lunch.” ~ Omar Chaparro

  37. “Lucky me, the producer was arriving, and when he saw me [dressed as an old lady], he didn’t know what to think. I told him, ‘I’m your grandma here’s your lunch, honey,’ and I got my first TV show in Mexico.” ~ Omar Chaparro
  38. “I am for an art that tells you the time of day, or where such and such a street is. I am for an art that helps old ladies across the street.” ~ Claes Oldenburg
  39. “Despite being what would now be called a deprived child in a one parent family, I did not grow up with an urge to smash windows or to bash old ladies over the head in order to steal handbags.” ~ Eva Hart
  40. “If you want to be a dear old lady at seventy you have to begin early, say about seventeen.” ~ Maude Royden

  41. “To marry a woman with any success a man must have a total experience of her, he must come to see her and accept her in time as well as in space. Besides coming to love what she is now, he must also come to realize and love equally the baby and the child she once was, and the middle-aged woman and the old lady she will eventually become.” ~ James W Keyes
  42. “Never tell. Not if you love your wife…In fact, if your old lady walks in on you deny it. Yeah. Just flat out and she’ll believe it: “I’m tellin’ ya. This chick came downstairs with a sign around her neck ‘Lay On Top Of Me Or I’ll Die.’ ” I didn’t know what I was goin’ to do.” ~ Lenny Bruce
  43. “If upon this earth we ever have a glimpse of heaven,it is when we pass a home in winter, at night,and through the windows, the curtains drawn aside,we see the family about the pleasant hearth; the old lady knitting; the cat playing with the yarn;the children wishing they had as many dolls or dollars or knivesor somethings, as there are sparks going out to join the roaring blast;the father reading and smoking, and the clouds rising like incense from the altar of domestic joy.I never passed such a house without feeling thatI had received a benediction.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  44. “I like people-watching and getting inspiration from the unique people who dont follow any fashion tides. From 12-year-olds who have full freedom, to 86-year-old ladies with a ton of class.” ~ Rila Fukushima

  45. “I’m going to die very soon. Before my 21st birthday. I won’t live to be 21. I’m never going to be old. I don’t ever want to be ugly and old. I’m an old lady now anyhow. I’m 80. There’s nothing left. I’ve already lived a whole lifetime. I’m going out. In a blaze of glory.” ~ Nancy Spungen
  46. “I am equal to a baby and to a hundred year old lady. I am equal to an airline pilot and a car mechanic. I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It’s that universal.
    Except that it’s not.” ~ A.S. King
  47. “I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don’t get nailed to a cross or any other place.” ~ Che Guevara
  48. “The Big L was cold crazy, A top-notch crook snatchin pocket books from old ladies” ~ Big L

  49. “I think I grew up a bit quickly. I wish I was younger than I am in my head. I feel like an old lady for various reasons. I have a yearning to live out my childhood and teenage years and have a bit more fun than I actually did.” ~ Elena Tonra
  50. “And the cool kids always had a stop sign in their bedroom. Which means: “I don’t care if people die. I want my stop sign.” At least the assumption was that they took it down from somewhere and now there are old ladies hitting each other head-on somewhere.” ~ Josh Smith
  51. “The Big L was cold crazy, A top-notch crook snatchin’ pocket books from old ladies I told him, “Give up the dough, before you get smoked! Oh you broke? ( *shots* ) Now you’re dead broke” My name is L and I’m from a part of town where clowns, Get beat down and all you hear is gunshot sounds ‘Cause at nighttime niggas try to tax, they’re sneakier than alley cats, that’s why I carry gats” ~ Big L
  52. “That’s my opportunity to hide behind that old lady and say what I want to say.” ~ Vicki Lawrence

  53. “Whether it is the old lady’s fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.” ~ Bram Stoker
  54. “I’ve always said that next to Imperial China, the South is the best place in the world to be an old lady.” ~ Florence King
  55. “It was an old, old, old, old lady,
    And a boy who was half-past three;
    And the way they played together
    Was beautiful to see.” ~ Henry Cuyler Bunner
  56. “No contact with savage Indian tribes has ever daunted me more than the morning I spent with an old lady swathed in woolies who compared herself to a rotten herring encased in a block of ice.” ~ Claude Levi-Strauss

  57. “Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was. I’ve heard educated white people say, ‘slavery was 400 years ago.’ No it very wasn’t. It was 140 years ago…that’s two 70-year-old ladies living and dying back to back. That’s how recently you could buy a guy.” ~ Louis C. K.
  58. “The batsman’s technique was like an old lady poking her umbrella at a wasp’s nest.” ~ John Arlott
  59. “I do disguises for different reasons. I like to study people – be like the fly on the wall. Even if it’s two old ladies sitting on a bench or some kids on a swing. Because I don’t know what it’s like to fit in an everyday life situation.” ~ Michael Jackson
  60. “The old lady who said there must be a devil, else how could they make pictures that looked exactly like him, reasoned like a trained theologian – like a doctor of divinity.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

  61. “I feel sorry for high school teams still named the Cougars. Now what does the coach say? Get out there and play like horny old ladies!” ~ Dana Gould
  62. “The weird thing about old Playboys is knowing that the naked woman is now an old lady. I said weird. I didn’t say bad.” ~ Dana Gould
  63. “I would still have old ladies come up to me after the show and pat me on the cheek after I had said all this vulgar stuff. They would be like, ‘Oh you’re a silly boy – we know you’re just playing.” ~ Dane Cook

  64. “Sometimes [playing free] doesn’t happen, because maybe a guy’s wife’ll come in, you know, and his ego will catch him. If everybody’s completely just straight-without any old ladies over here, a fourth of whisky over there; if it’s balanced right, it’ll come off. It has to be. But when you get egos involved with playing free, you can’t do it.” ~ Miles Davis
  65. “Voting for New Labour is like helping an old lady across the road while screaming ‘Get a move on!’ Even the Tories, who you could once rely on to be completely heartless are pretending to care.” ~ Boy George

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