Talk:Jeanne Calment

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  • I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit.
  • Death doesn't frighten me; now I can think peacefully of ending a long life.
  • Always keep your smile. That is how I explain my long life.
  • Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life, but my parents wove from tight thread.
  • I have been forgotten by our Good Lord.
  • There are so many good authors; there's no shortage of them.
  • In life, people sometimes make rotten deals.
    • Ms. Calment had, at age 90, sold her home to a 47 year old neighbor, retaining the right to live in the home until her death. The deal included an obligation for the neighbor to make monthly payments for the duration of Ms. Calment's life. The neighbor died at the age of 77, when Ms. Calment was 110. At that point the neighbor had paid twice the value of the home. The neighbor's widow continued the payments until Ms. Calment's death twelve years later. Leverson, Mme. Calment's Life Estate and Other Tales of Sales.
  • I'm interested in everything but passionate about nothing.
  • I think I will die laughing.
  • Not having children is one less worry. Children are a worry!