What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.
It's so hard to be a mother and to also want to practice your art.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
I have an almost religious zeal... not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.
Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal - a small newspaper.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.
It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.
Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors. You don't need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor.
But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.