110 Hilarious Quotes About Aging And Getting Older


This post is all about short funny quotes about aging.

short funny quotes about aging.

I have a few wrinkles now that I’m 30 🙂 And while I haven’t tried Botox (yet?) I do think about it, and aging in general, very often. Maybe that’s society’s fault (it’s always easy to blame things on society, lol) or maybe I’m just having a weird time coming to terms with the fact that I’m no longer a little kid… even though I still totally feel like one.

However, I’ve been trying to think of things a little differently as of late. Instead of being frustrated that I’m getting older, I’m simply just grateful.

The older I get, the more I truly realize just how precious life is, and that not everyone gets to age. Not everyone gets to be 30 and have wrinkles. But I do. And that’s something to be thankful for, not something to be ashamed of.

But enough of the seriousness around aging 😉 The point of this post is that while aging can be talked about in a serious manner, that’s NO fun. You know what is fun? Joking around about aging because honestly, everyone goes through it at the end of the day. And laughing about aging is better than crying about it hahaha.

Here are the more hilarious quotes about aging and getting older!


Short Funny Quotes About Aging


Funny Sayings About Aging Gracefully

1. “Aging gracefully is like a fine wine – it takes time and a sense of humor.” – Unknown

2. “I’m not getting older; I’m becoming a classic.” – Unknown

3. “Aging gracefully is just pretending you’re not as sore as you actually are.” – Unknown

4. “You know you’re aging gracefully when the candles on your cake cost more than the cake itself.” – Unknown

5. “Aging gracefully is realizing that the ‘Fountain of Youth’ is actually a water cooler.” – Unknown

6. “Aging gracefully is just a polite way of saying you’re slowly falling apart with dignity.” – Unknown

7. “I’m not aging; I’m just becoming a vintage model.” – Unknown

8. “Aging gracefully is when your back goes out more than you do.” – Unknown

9. “Aging gracefully is having a ‘senior moment’ and blaming it on the elevator music.” – Unknown

10. “Aging gracefully is like a fine cheese – you might be a bit moldy on the outside, but you’re still delicious.” – Unknown

11. “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” – Maya Angelou

12. “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.” – Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes


I'm not getting older. I'm becoming a classic.


Short Quotes About Getting Older

Here are some really great short quotes about getting older.


13. “Getting old is a privilege denied to many.” – Unknown

14. “Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.” – Unknown

15. “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

16. “Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had.” – Unknown

17. “As you get older, the years start flying by.” – Unknown

18. “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” – Unknown

19. “Aging is the road that takes you to wisdom.” – Unknown

20. “Age is an opportunity to travel through time.” – Unknown

21. “With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” – Oscar Wilde


Age is an opportunity to travel through time.


Funny Quotes About Aging and Wrinkles

While no one really likes to get older, some humor can help to take the edge off a bit!


22. “Aging gracefully is just a fancy phrase for ‘I’m too tired to fight gravity, so I’m giving in.'” – Unknown

23. “You’re not old until you can’t remember where your dentures are.” – Unknown

24. “Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. So, cheers to being a year older!” – Unknown

25. “When you’re over the hill, that’s when you pick up speed.” – Quincy Jones

26. “Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.” – Bob Hope

27. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter!” – Satchel Paige

28. “At my age, ‘getting lucky’ means finding my car in the parking lot.” – Unknown

29. “Wrinkles are nature’s way of saying, ‘I’ve earned this!'” – Unknown

30. “I don’t have wrinkles; I have ‘wisdom highlights.'” – Unknown

31. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

32. “I’m not old; I’m just well-crinkled.” – Unknown

33. “Wrinkles are like life’s doodles on your face.” – Unknown

34. “I’ve got so many wrinkles; I should be sponsored by a prune company!” – Unknown

35. “Wrinkles: the road map of a life well-lived.” – Unknown

36. “You know you’re getting old when your wrinkles are not from aging but from laughter.” – Unknown

37. “I thought I had a lot of wrinkles, but then I realized I was just well-folded.” – Unknown

38. “Wrinkles are like hieroglyphics of your life’s journey, deciphered only by those who truly know you.” – Unknown


Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.


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Quotes About Aging Gracefully

Aging gracefully is kind of a funny thing. What does it even mean to age gracefully? According to DrBresnick.com, board-certified plastic surgeon, to “age gracefully” doesn’t mean you have to wear your wrinkles with pride – instead, you need to do whatever is necessary to stride into your older years with confidence. 

Here are some quotes about aging gracefully.


39. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan

40. “Aging gracefully means being flexible, being open, allowing change, enjoying change, and loving yourself.” – Wendy Whelan

41. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

42. “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent — that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

43. “Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur

44. “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles R. Swindoll

45. “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” – Unknown

46. “Age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

47. “Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings, and you hope it isn’t for you.” – George Burns

48. “In middle age, the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.” – John Andrew Holmes

49. “Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.” – Don Marquis

50. “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” – Doris Day

51. “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” – George Bernard Shaw

52. “Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.” – Harold Coffin

53. “Middle age is the time when a man is still young but feels old.” – Anonymous

54. “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” – Mark Twain

55. “Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.” – Ogden Nash

56. “Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.” – E. Joseph Cossman

57. “Middle age is the time when you finally know where your car keys were in the first place.” – Anonymous

58. “Middle age is when you’re faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by 9 o’clock.” – Ronald Reagan

59. “Aging is the great thing. It’s the best thing that ever happened to you. You can’t help it. It’s going to happen, so you might as well enjoy it.” – Bob Hope

60. “Aging is the ‘Fountain of Youth’ running in reverse.” – Kitty O’Neill Collins

61. “Aging is the process of getting to know yourself all over again.” – Unknown

62. “Aging is the process of becoming the person you were meant to be.” – David Bowie


Aging is the process of becoming the person you were meant to be.


Great Quotes About Aging

Here are even more great quotes about aging.


63. “Age is not measured by the years you have lived, but by the good times you’ve had.” – Abraham Lincoln

64. “Getting older is a natural process, but growing wiser is a choice.” – Unknown

65. “A good laugh is the best medicine for the aches and pains of getting older.” – George Carlin

66. “As we grow older, our bodies may change, but the youth of old age is a state of mind.” – Unknown

67. “The years may add up, but the best moments of life are not measured by the number of years we’ve lived.” – Unknown

68. “Growing older is a chance to embrace the wisdom of a lifetime and share it with others.” – Unknown

69. “Getting older is a journey, and the best part is discovering new things along the way.” – Unknown

70. “Aging is not an outrageous thing; it’s a natural progression, a collection of experiences that enrich our souls.” – Unknown

71. “To age gracefully is to nurture your inner child, embracing the happy nature that resides within.” – Unknown

72. “Old age is not the end; it’s the ripe old age where wisdom and contentment meet.” – Cherie Lunghi

73. “Aging is like a fine wine; the wrinkles are the marks of a life well-lived.” – Unknown

74. “In the golden years of life, we find that our wrinkles are a collection of funny quotes written by time.” – Unknown

75. “The oldest fiddles still play the sweetest tunes, and so do the seasoned souls.” – Unknown

76. “Aging is the process of discovering new things about ourselves as we shed the old layers of youth.” – Larry Lorenzoni

77. “Happy birthday to the golden girls and boys who have lived long enough to be called ‘golden.'” – Unknown

78. “Age is not measured in years alone; it’s the happy nature within that truly counts.” – Bill Vaughan

79. “In the old age of youth, we hurry to grow up, but in the youth of old age, we embrace the wisdom of time.” – San Banducci

80. “Aging is not about losing your youth; it’s about gaining wisdom and perspective.” – Unknown

81. “Growing older is like becoming a fine wine. The older you get, the more valuable you become.” – Unknown

82. “In the book of life, each year is a new chapter, and aging is the beautiful story of our existence.” – Unknown

83. “Aging is the art of gracefully carrying the weight of years on your shoulders while still standing tall.” – Unknown

84. “As we age, our outer beauty may fade, but our inner light can shine even brighter.” – Unknown

85. “Old age is not a destination; it’s a journey of self-discovery and inner growth.” – Unknown

86. “Aging is the process of refining the raw material of youth into the masterpiece of wisdom.” – Unknown

87. “With age comes the realization that the most precious things in life are not things but moments.” – Unknown

88. “Aging is the opportunity to trade the sprint of youth for the marathon of wisdom.” – Unknown

89. “The older you get, the more you understand that true happiness is found in the simple joys of life.” – Unknown

90. “Aging is the process of turning the pages of your life story, savoring each chapter along the way.” – Unknown

91. “In the tapestry of life, aging is the intricate stitching that adds depth and richness to the pattern.” – Unknown

92. “Growing older is a privilege denied to many; it’s a reminder to cherish every moment and appreciate the journey.”


Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.


Even more funny quotes about aging

While aging isn’t always the funniest thing, sometimes you can’t help but to laugh at the natural progression of things. Here are more funny quotes.


93. “Aging gracefully is like a fine wine; it gets you drunk if you’re not careful.” – Unknown 

94. “You’re not old until you can’t read this without squinting.” – Unknown

95. “Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.” – Jennifer Yane

96. “You’re only as old as the last time you changed your mind.” – Timothy Leary

97. “Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art. And by ‘work,’ I mean ‘abstract painting.'” – Unknown

98. “I don’t mind getting older; it’s the side effects that are a bit annoying.” – Unknown

99. “Youth is wasted on the young, but wrinkles are earned by all.” – Unknown

100. “A midlife crisis is when you reach the top of the ladder and find it’s against the wrong wall.” – Joseph Campbell

101. “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier

102. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin

103. “A sense of humor is the best thing to have in this world when you’re really old.” – George Sand

104. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. And the opportunity to complain about everything.” – Doris Day

105. “Getting older is like a record player, the music may slow down, but it can still be groovy.” – Unknown

106. “You’re only as old as your last midlife crisis.” – Unknown

107. “Old age is when you swap your rollerblades for a walker.” – Ogden Nash

108. “Aging is when you wake up in the morning and everything hurts, and what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work.” – Unknown

109. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” – Fred Astaire

110. “Getting older is a high price to pay for wisdom and experience, but at least you can laugh about it!” – Unknown


You're not old until you can't read this without squinting.


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