Quotes From Rock Stars of Aging

Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life. I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often. I think I will die laughing” Jeanne Calment, 122, the oldest living human of all time.

“Centenarians disprove the perception that the older you get, the sicker you get. They teach us that the older you get, the healthier you’ve been.” –Thomas Perls, Director of the New England Centenarian Study

“I always keep going. I don’t stop. You know, like some of these ladies, they get old, and then they sit down, and then that’s it.  Well not me.  No, not me.” –Frances Shevenaugh, 108

“There are always a couple of parties or luncheons to attend each week, or community or charity event. I have lots of friends; we play bridge weekly to keep our minds sharp, and I played golf regularly until just a couple of years ago – now I play only occasionally, when there is a benefit or something special at the club.”– Elsa Hoffman, 102

“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 have truly defeated age.“ –Sophia Loren, Actress

“Look for the positive in every situation. Don’t waste energy on things you can’t change and avoid bearing grudges.”Freyda Siega, 100

“I have a number of Facebook friends — all my family, grandchildren, great grandchildren. They send me messages about what they’re doing, and to which parties they go.” Lillian Lowe, 103 – World’s Oldest Facebook Member

“I’m interested in everything. All the new things are wonderful. In fact, I have a new phone I’m using right now.” –Marianne Crowder, 102

“Curiosity is one of the best qualities a person can have. Flowers, if you don’t water them, they wilt.  And a person, if you don’t fill their mind, you’re a goner.  I want to see who the next president’s going to be, and what’s going on in schools. Even when I wash dishes, I look at the bottom of the plate, and I see where it came from, and I think, ‘Oh, how wonderful. Where is that place?” –Ruth Hamilton, 109

“Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.” -Irving Berlin, 101

Sometimes you can best take care of yourself by taking care of others.” –Kamada Nakasato, 102

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” –Buddha

“How can I die? I’m booked.” George Burn, 100