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- It's nerve and brass, audace and disrespect, and leaping-before-you-look and what-the-hellism, that must be developed.
- First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful.
- Age wins and one must learn to grow old. I must learn to walk this long unlovely wintry way, looking for spectacles, shunning the cruel looking-glass, laughing at my clumsiness before others mistakenly condole, not expecting gallantry yet disappointed to receive none, apprehending every ache of shaft of pain, alive to blinding flashes of mortality, unarmed, totally vulnerable.