Monday, October 17, 2011

Older, Wiser, Women’s words

I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

I’m not sixty, I’m sexty.

Dolly Parton

Sex appeal is 50 percent what you’ve got and 50 per cent what people think you’ve got.

Sophia Loren

It’s true some wines improve with age, but only if the grapes were good in the first place.

Abigail Van Buren

Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives.

Julia Child

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

Virginia Woolf

When Sears comes out with a riding vacuum cleaner, than I’ll clean the house.

Roseanne Barr

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you survive long enough, you’re revered- rather like an old building

Katherine Hepburn

After thirty, a body has a mind if its own.

Bette Midler

I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.

Erma Bombeck

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

Katherine Hepburn

The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty –five –year –old men more.

Colleen McCullough

You can’t turn back the clock but you can wind it up again.

Bonnie Prudden

Fitness – if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.

Cher

19 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art."

I love this quote, and it's oh so true!

AndrewM said...

You may be wiser, but you need beer...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2049191/Older-women-guard-osteoporosis-drinking-beer.html

Scarlet Blue said...

I want a ride on vacuum!!
Sx

john.g. said...

Scarlet, is that legal?

Scarlet Blue said...

Apologies, John, it does sound like a rather dubious activity doesn't it?!
Sx

Pat said...

LL Cool Joe: art was never my best subject.

AndrewM: who knew? The Duchess of Cornwall should know - her mother had osteoporosis. But think of the extra weight! Next time I'm in the pub with yo0u I promise I'll give it a try.

Scarlet: better than a broomstick:)

John G. behave!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, the beer manufacturers / marketing people are out in full force again.

I like this quote best: It’s true some wines improve with age, but only if the grapes were good in the first place.

Pat said...

GG: just when I'm really shedding the odd pound - another temptation. Not that I like beer particularly - its the health factor I take seriously. Do you think it is just hype?

R. Sherman said...

Um, re: Sophia Loren. Whatever it is, she's got a lot of it.

Cheers.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

amen, sista's!

Kim Ayres said...

The older a woman gets, the more I want to photograph her :)

Pat said...

Randall: oomph?

Gypsywoman: :)

Kim: warts and all:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I think my very favorite is Eleanor Roosevelt's Quote....!
But, I love all of them...!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I think it's marketing hype. There are lots of ways to give our bodies the essential vitamins and minerals. I'm not keen on alcohol for lots of reasons...one is the link to cancer. And you're right, beer does make people gain weight.

Judy (kenju) said...

All of these are very good!! I do like the Julia Child quote about wine. I'm all for foods/drinks with no preservatives!

Pat said...

\naomi: Eleanor was a very wise lady.

GG: right - I'll lay off the beer but stick to my one glass of wine daily.
Incidentally I'm sure that too much wine can encourage osteoporosis

Judy: I loved the village wine in Greece which had positively no preservatives and you never got a hangover - in the days when one drank more.

nursemyra said...

Erma Bombeck is wrong wrong wrong

Pat said...

Nursemyra: I can JUST remember:)

Mary Witzl said...

I love Eleanor Roosevelt's quote. The first time I read Rose Kennedy's quote, I missed out the verb be ('m) -- and thus completely misinterpreted her meaning.

So much good wisdom here. We owe a lot to the women who've come up with all these clever sayings -- positive proof that getting older has its compensations.