16 Profound Literary Quotes About Getting Older

Age ain’t nothin’ but a page number.

1. Virginia Woolf

From Woolf’s diary.

2. C.S. Lewis

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

3. Oscar Wilde

From Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young.

4. Haruki Murakami

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From “A Walk to Kobe.”

5. Ernest Hemingway

From A Farewell to Arms.

6. J.M. Barrie

From The Admirable Crichton.

7. Joan Didion

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From Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

8. Gertrude Stein


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

9. Maya Angelou

From Letter to My Daughter.

10. J.D. Salinger

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From The Catcher in the Rye.

11. Ray Bradbury

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From Fahrenheit 451.

12. Charles M. Schulz

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

13. Milan Kundera

From Immortality.

14. Margaret Atwood

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From Cat’s Eye.

15. Louisa May Alcott

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From Little Women.

16. John Irving


From Until I Find You.

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