16 Profound Literary Quotes About Getting Older

Age ain’t nothin’ but a page number.

1. Virginia Woolf

From Woolf’s diary.

ID: 2130494

2. C.S. Lewis

From the dedication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

ID: 2121077

3. Oscar Wilde

From Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young.

ID: 2122692

4. Haruki Murakami

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From “A Walk to Kobe.”

ID: 2122623

5. Ernest Hemingway

From A Farewell to Arms.

ID: 2128993

6. J.M. Barrie

From The Admirable Crichton.

ID: 2122959

7. Joan Didion

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From Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

ID: 2127912

8. Gertrude Stein


From The American Treasury, 1455-1955 (1955), edited by Clifton Fadiman.

ID: 2127217

9. Maya Angelou

From Letter to My Daughter.

ID: 2127076

10. J.D. Salinger

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From The Catcher in the Rye.

ID: 2129752

11. Ray Bradbury

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From Fahrenheit 451.

ID: 2127513

12. Charles M. Schulz

From Once You’re Over the Hill (You Begin to Pick Up Speed).

ID: 2130120

13. Milan Kundera

From Immortality.

ID: 2131052

14. Margaret Atwood

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From Cat’s Eye.

ID: 2040669

15. Louisa May Alcott

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From Little Women.

ID: 2131509

16. John Irving


From Until I Find You.

ID: 2131207

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