Welcome to my page of quotations about being 75 years old, or more accurately, three-quarters of a century young!
My diseases are an asthma and a dropsy, and, what is less curable, seventy-five. ~Samuel Johnson, letter to William Gerard Hamilton, 1784 October 20th, Lichfield
I despair of teaching anyone anything, least of all myself. I have not had a new idea since I was twenty-seven…. At seventy-five… I am an empty flagon. Tap me and you will hear an awful hollow sound…. I incline now to Crates and the early Cynics, less to Plato and the rest. I am not in the least convinced that there is a Divine Oneness at the center of the universe, nor am I susceptible to magic… ~Gore Vidal, Julian, 1964 [Flavius Claudius Julianus, a.k.a. Julian the Apostate