"Old age is no place for sissies." --Bette Davis
From thought-provoking wisdom to laugh-out-loud funny, these 150+ quotes look at what it means to grow older.
As they say, getting old is better than the alternative--especially when you can draw on the wit and wisdom of the ages to gain perspective. Age Is Just a Number gathers more than 150 quotations from writers, actors, athletes, humorists, politicians, and other great minds from throughout history. The quotations range from the irreverent ("The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."--Lucille Ball) to the whimsical ("Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional."--Walt Disney), to the sage ("Do not grow old no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born."--Albert Einstein). This delightfully illustrated collection makes a timeless gift for anyone who loves to be amused and inspired.
Phil Marden studied animal behavior, then moved to New York City where he worked as a layout artist and graphic designer while honing his skills as an illustrator for publishing, advertising, commercials, TV shows, and movies. He has illustrated regular columns in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Spy Magazine, Self, and other publications. He lives in Portland, OR.