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The older woman's love is not love of herself, nor of herself mirrored in a lover's eyes, nor is it corrupted by need. It is a feeling of tenderness so still and deep and warm that it gilds every grass blade and blesses every fly. It includes the ones who have a claim on it, and a great deal else besides. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

The misery of the middle-aged woman is a gray and hopeless thing, born of having nothing to live for, of disappointment and resentment at having been gypped by consumer society, and surviving merely to be the butt of its unthinking scorn.

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.

Author: John Greier


It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.

Author: Gene Hackman (1930)

Profession: American Actor

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

Author: Corra May Harris (1869-1935)

Profession: American Author

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ''Why not?'' and the other, ''Why bother?''

Author: Sidney J. Harris (1917)

Profession: American Journalist

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

Author: Jane Harrison (1850-1928)

Profession: British Classical Scholar, Writer

There are only three ages for women in Hollywood--Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.

Author: Goldie Hawn (1945)

Profession: American Actress

Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.

Author: Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846)

Profession: British Artist

Age is not important unless you're a cheese.

Author: Helen Hayes (1900-1993)

Profession: American Actress

To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

The worst old age is that of the mind.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer