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What are some old age humor quotes?

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Many quotes about old age focus on the body's tendency to slow down and stop functioning as well as it used to, such as John Wagner's quote, "Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips." Wagner also said, "Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back up."

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Most older people don't see themselves as being old. Jennifer Yane said, "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." Chili Davis once said, "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." Some people choose to take that option and never grow up. As Ogden Nash said, "You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely." "Age is a high price to pay for maturity," said Tom Stoppard.

For some, old age is relative. "Old age is always 15 years older than I am," said Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Many funny jabs at old age revolve around memory. Sir Norman Wisdom told the joke, "As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two."

On staying up late, Bill Vaughan said, "Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to."

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