Welcome to my page of quotations about being 99 years old, just shy of one hundred years young.
She drank good ale, strong punch and wine,
And lived to the age of ninety-nine.
~Epitaph in the churchyard of Edwalton, on Mrs. Freland, quoted in Edmund Goldsmid, A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions Interesting Either From Historical Associations or Quaintness of Wording, Volume II, 1886
“My dear child! Do you expect to live longer?”
“I don’t know.”
“Ninety-nine seems long enough to most people. Ninety-nine years is practically for ever. Isn’t it?”
Ford possesses a most inflammatory note-book. Outside it is labelled “Private,” inside it is headed “Practically a book.” I saw him make an entry in it now, “Eternity: practically ninety-nine years.”
~E. M. Forster, “Other Kingdom,” 1909 [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