Welcome to my page of quotations about being 100 years young at heart.
May you live to be a hundred years
With one extra year to repent.
I have known a man who drank one drink of whiskey every day, and yet lived to be one hundred years old; but do not believe, therefore, that by taking two drinks a day you will live to be two hundred years old. ~Artemus Ward, as quoted in Edward Hooker Dewey, The No-Breakfast Plan and The Fasting-Cure, 1900
She was one hundred years old. Nobody could remember a time when she’d been younger. ~Joyce Carol Oates, “Face,” in Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, edited by Ellen Datlow, 2007
Have you ever looked at your hands that God gave you, or a child’s hands, or your grandparents? They go through a lot in a lifetime, from wiping tears away, to holding a baby, and holding hands with your loved one. Do you think God will care if they are smooth are rough? I don’t think so, for someday God will come for us. His hands will reach out and take yours and lead you to heaven, whether you are one year old or one hundred years old. ~Grampa Ed, Does Your Flame Flicker?, 2009 [a little altered
“Pooh, promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.”
Pooh thought for a little. “How old shall I be then?”
Pooh nodded. “I promise,” he said.
~A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner, 1928