Old Woman Quotes

Old Woman Quotes by Craig Kilborn, Brendan Behan, Ruth Rendell, Diana Wynne Jones, Emo Philips, Ashley Greene and many others.

Here in California, one candidate for governor is a 100

Here in California, one candidate for governor is a 100-year-old woman. She’s going door-to-door and asking one simple question – ‘Do I live here?’
Craig Kilborn
I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
Brendan Behan
Growing old is not all sweetness and light. Old women especially are invisible.
Ruth Rendell
Yes, you are nosy. You’re a dreadfully nosy, horribly bossy, appallingly clean old woman. Control yourself. You’re victimizing us all.
Diana Wynne Jones
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for old women digging through garbage bins. They saved my life so many times as a baby.
Emo Philips
I want to play a role of a 24-year-old woman, not 17-year-old girls. So I have picked a couple of films like ‘Butter’ to show that. And it’s perfectly fine not to do anything for a year if I don’t find the right thing.
Ashley Greene
WITCH, n. (1) Any ugly and repulsive old woman, in a wicked league with the devil. (2) A beautiful and attractive young woman, in wickedness a league beyond the devil.
Ambrose Bierce
Shipping magnate of the 20th century If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Yeah I’m thirty-six, but on the show I’m thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow.
Ellen DeGeneres
There are things that outweigh comfort, unless one is an old woman or a cat.
Ursula K. Le Guin
You know, Emily was a selfish old woman in her way. She was very generous, but she always wanted a return. She never let people forget what she had done for them – and, that way she missed love.
Agatha Christie
To see the human condition in the old woman, in the child, in the model on the stand, in that particular human being, and to let the hand trace it, this act of adoration is called, ‘drawing from life.
Frederick Franck
I learned a woman is never an old woman.
Joni Mitchell
It was about a girl who helps an ugly old woman who turns out to be a good fairy in disguise. Inner values versus shallow appearances.
Connie Willis
Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn’t change.
Molly Keane
My dream is to be Endora in Bewitched. That’s the part I want to do. I want to do a fabulous old woman. I want to be Maggie Smith someday. Not exactly like her, but that genre. I like that kind of humor – sophisticated, vain stuff.
Jackee Harry
I’m 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I’m not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen.
Patti LaBelle
Look at me, he said to her. His arms and legs jerked. Look at me. You got your wish. I have learned how to love. And it’s a terrible thing. I’m broken. My heart is broken. Help me. The old woman turned and hobbled away. Come back, thought Edward. Fix me
Kate DiCamillo
How beautiful an old woman’s skin is! All those wrinkles!
Thomas Eakins
The career I chose was a drama major in college, at Yale, when I played a 90-year-old woman. One of my most celebrated roles. Then I played a really fat person. I played a lot of different things. That’s how I thought I loved to wrangle my talent, my need to express myself. I like to do it that way.
Meryl Streep
I realize what a strange in-between place I am in. The Young Woman inside has turned to go, but the Old Woman has not shown up.
Sue Monk Kidd
Old women can see through walls.
Federico Garcia Lorca
An alcoholic 47-year-old woman with teenagers who thinks a guy in his mid-20s is a good prospect as a partner definitely has some judgment and character flaws.
Emily Yoffe
If someone’s intimidated by me, that’s something they have to deal with. When I walk down the streets of New York and an old woman grabs her purse when I pass by, I’m not going to give it a whole lot of energy because I’m not in the wrong. I’m a millionaire, and I’m not thinking about grabbing an old woman’s purse.
Ving Rhames
I love the confidence! I am who I am, and I know who I am. I respect what you have to say, but I’m not listening to you, and your opinion is not affecting me. I am a 49-year-old woman. Don’t tell me! That’s what I love!
Wendy Williams
If there’s anything the world disdains more than uppity young women, it’s uppity old women. Dying young has always been a woman’s best career move.
Erica Jong
Pretended to see nothing in the old woman’s taunts. Very hard to imagine nothingness.
Georg Ebers
What work you do! It’s strange work for a Christian girl to hang old women!
Arthur Miller
When I was younger, I enjoyed being strong, and I loved it when my heart was very strong, but I think it was also about submitting to the cultural idea that if you’re a 22-year-old woman, you have to look a certain way. I’m not into that anymore. But I do appreciate it when my clothes fit.
Jennifer Beals
There will be all these fifty-year-old women wearing hot pants and squeezing themselves into pretzel shapes and then there will be me. Just reaching for my toes like they’re China. ‘Hello there! You’re so far away, I can’t get to you! Can you even hear me?
E. Lockhart
In the midterm elections, a 102-year-old woman voted for the first time in a U.S. election. Unfortunately, she voted for Woodrow Wilson.
Conan O’Brien
He whipped out his sheet, then pulled it over himself and wrapped it tightly around his face like an old woman in a shawl. ‘How do I look?’ ‘Like the ugliest shanky girl I’ve ever seen,’ Minho responded. ‘You better thank the gods above you were born a dude.’ ‘Thanks.
James Dashner
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Asked by reporters about his upcoming marriage to a forty-two-year-old
woman, director Roman Polanski told reporters, `The way I look at it,
she’s the equivalent of three fourteen-year-olds.’
David Letterman
Irony: While we increasingly hold people more responsible if they drink and drive, we hold women less responsible if they drink and have sex.
Warren Farrell
When she looked in the mirror these days, she saw someone she didn’t recognize…She saw an old woman trying to be beautiful, her skin dry and her wrinkles like cracks. She looked like a very well-dressed winter apple.
Sarah Addison Allen
The screech-owl, with ill-boding cry, Portends strange things, old women say; Stops every fool that passes by, And frights the school-boy from his play.
Mary Wortley Montagu
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Aristotle Onassis
an old woman … is a person who has no sense of decency; if once she takes to living, the devil himself can’t get rid of her.
Fanny Burney
Womens currency is their looks. Like it or not, the most powerful woman is an 18-year-old woman.
Susan Cheever
Femenizm for me is equal opportunities for everyone on the planet. If women are going to prostitute themselves, men should as well. There should be more male hookers. And eighteen-year-old women should demand satisfaction from their men.
Radha Mitchell
Interpreting the dance: young women in white dancing in a ring can only be virgins; old women in black dancing in a ring can only be witches; but middle-aged women in colors, square dancing…?
Mason Cooley
Time comes when every man’s got to feel something new–when he’s got to feel young again, just because he’s growing old. Women are just the same. But when we get that way we change our hairdress. Or get a new cook.
Clare Boothe Luce
Er,” Oliver said. “He talks even less than the one Lily married,” the crone remarked to Walter. “Though when the mood strikes him, he asks just as many questions as Galem.” “I’m sorry,” Oliver said weakly. The old woman nodded. “You are forgiven,” she pronounced in a queenly tones.
Jessica Day George
It is a terrible thing for an old woman to outlive her dogs.
Tennessee Williams
Once ye made up yer mind to do somethin’, ’tis better t’stumble o’er the small hillock of jump-ahead than t’bash yer head on the jagged rocks of did-nothing. Old Woman Nora of Loch Lomand to her three wee granddaughtersone cold evening
Karen Hawkins
There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil — improper influence! What old woman’s cackle is that?” “Are you a young lady?” “I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.
Charlotte Bronte
People forget that old women were young once, but d’you think we old women forget? In my heart, I’m still thirty.
Megan Chance
I wouldn’t have known when I was a teenager that when I was coming up to being a sixty-year-old woman that I’d be making music, I’d be recording music, talking about music, and incorporating my views on the world into the music-making. So it’s a very rarefied place to be, and I’m very grateful for that.
Annie Lennox
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
Maurice Chevalier
Most people are interested in seeing 27-year-old women who are in movies somehow connected to sex. It’s interesting to everyone. Especially little movies that are having trouble getting made, there’s always sex.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
I love to see old women. I love wrinkles. I love gray hair.
Alber Elbaz
Old women with mobile phones look wrong.
Peter Kay
It’s still acceptable for male presenters to appear elderly but not their female counterparts. You will never find an old woman and a young man presenting combo.
Mary Nightingale
It’s incredibly unfair. You don’t see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.
George Clooney
Maybe I would get the chance to be financed for a small romantic comedy, but a war movie by a 28-year-old woman about Japanese soldiers? No one was going to go for that. It’s easy to just steal an idea because it’s very safe.
Julie Delpy
I make a rich woman beg, I’ll make a good woman steal. I’ll make an old woman blush, and make a young woman squeal.
George Thorogood
You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself.
Mitch Albom
It’s been hard in entertainment as a 45-year-old woman to find jobs. They get fewer and far between if you’re older, unless you’re one of the few lucky ones who work constantly, like Meryl Streep.
Janeane Garofalo
What I think of sometimes, as I read the new books – do kids really need to see such a seamy side of life? I’m in the minority, such an old woman, perhaps. I love the books that have given kids joy, that give them hope at the end. Sometimes it seems to me the books right now are very depressive.
Patricia Reilly Giff
The best way to write a song is to think of something else and then the song kind of creeps in. The beginning makes no sense whatsoever. It just, like, rhymes. And then all of a sudden I’ll go into, I am an old woman named after my mother.
John Prine
And I’ve been hurt hurt bad. I might be just twenty-six, but I’m an old woman in disguise twenty-six goin’on sixty-five.
Aretha Franklin
A miniskirt shows just enough to cause some mystery. What these young women lack is mystery so the old women have to have it.
Tyler Perry
We have a problem with women in leadership across the board. This leadership gap – this problem of not enough women in leadership – is running really deep and it’s in every industry. My answer is we have to understand the stereotype assumptions that hold women back.
Sheryl Sandberg
Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Mahatma Gandhi
Old women even forget how to love their sons. The heart gets worn out, Monsieur.
Albert Camus
The old woman was not only ugly with the ugliness age brings us all but showed signs of formidable ugliness by birth – pickle-jar chin, mainsail ears and a nose like a trigonometry problem. What’s more, she had the deep frown and snit wrinkles that come from a lifetime of bad character.
P. J. O’Rourke
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple,
With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me,
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves,
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
Jenny Joseph
The reason old man use Viagra is not that they are impotent. It’s that old women are so very ugly.
Jimmy Carr
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
I’m turning into an old woman. Might as well start knitting and bitching about soap operas, gas prices, and rude drivers.” – Sundown
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I played a lesbian reporter in 1964, who was incarcerated, and ended the series as a 75-year-old woman. And then, I was a witch blinded by acid who became the Supreme, and took my mother’s energy and life, so that I could live and she would die. And then, I was conjoined twins. And then, I played a heroin addict.
Sarah Paulson
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
Dorothy L. Sayers
If ever you get to be my age,” said the old woman, “you will know all there is to know about regrets, and you will know that one more, here or there, will make no difference in the long run.
Neil Gaiman
I think an awful lot of the reasons people put forward for not liking Hillary Clinton play into deep-seated, negative female stereotypes: ambition, secrecy, calculating. I mean, that is Lady Macbeth, a kind of cold woman. I don’t think that’s Hillary. And I don’t think people would judge a man in the same way.
Anne-Marie Slaughter
That’s because I’ve learned how to use it [smile], Woserit said. I don’t pass it out like an old woman giving free milk to the village cats. It’s something that must be controlled, and for you especially. You use it on anyone. You must learn to be more judicious.
Michelle Moran
Once an old woman at my church said the secret is that God loves us exactly the way we are and that he loves us too much to let us stay like this, and I’m just trying to trust that.
Anne Lamott
One difference between ants and humans is that while ants send their old women off to war, humans send their young men.
E. O. Wilson
President Obama has called for economic and political empowerment of women globally. The Equal Futures Partnership promotes removal of policy, legal, and regulatory barriers that hold women back at local, state and national levels.
Lael Brainard
It’s just because I love the past that I want this house to look back on its glamourous moment of youth and beauty, and I want its stairs to creak as if to the footsteps of women with hoop skirts and men in boots and spurs. But they’ve made it into a blondined, rouged-up old woman of sixty.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I have heard of some good old woman in a cottage, who had nothing but a piece of bread and a little water, and lifting up her hands, she said, as a blessing, What! all this, and Christ too?
Charles Spurgeon
I’m trying to find a man to share my life with, but it’s not been easy. I’m a 35-year-old woman with two small children.
Nicole Kidman
The old woman was the kind who would not cut down a large old tree because it was a large old tree.
Flannery O’Connor
I don’t go to parties even when I’m invited. I’ve always been an 80-year-old woman inside. I remember going to my first school dance petrified. I just wanted to leave. Like, This is cool, but I’m ready to go home now.
I’d rather be a silly old fool than a lonely old woman.
Candy Darling
An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb
Chinua Achebe
My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance.
Abraham Lincoln
Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’t.
Gertrude B. Elion
The things that hold women back, hold them back from sitting at the boardroom table and they hold women back from speaking at the PTA meeting.
Sheryl Sandberg
If you can’t get up for an old woman on the bus, you can’t be an officer in the IDF.
Moshe Ya’alon
I hadn’t published a book of poetry in over a decade because I’ve been very ill. As I got better and started to write, I said, ‘Wow, even as an old woman, I could have a selected book of poems.’
Ntozake Shange
We are free to say that in respect to political rights, we hold women to be justly entitled to all we claim for men.
Frederick Douglass
My children love my mother, and I tell my children, that is not the same woman I grew up with…That is an old woman trying to get into heaven now.
Bill Cosby
You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it’s upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don’t like old women. We don’t honor age in our society, and we certainly don’t honor it in Hollywood.
Tyne Daly
One of the candidates running for governor is a 100-year-old woman. Yeah, the 100-year-old says she’d like to recall Governor Gray Davis, but more importantly, she’d like to recall where she left her teeth.
Conan O’Brien
This is what I miss, Cordelia: not something that’s gone, but something that will never happen. Two old women giggling over their tea.
Margaret Atwood
Just keep moving! we’re almost there.” “almost where?” Juno chuckled. “all roads lead there child. you should know that” “detention?” Percy asked. “Rome, child, the old woman said. “Rome
Rick Riordan
I’ve always said that at the end of the day, on a legal issue, I think a wise old woman and a wise old man are going to reach the same conclusion.
Sandra Day O’Connor
While cats can be infuriating, little old women in fur coats, they make me laugh. Of course, dogs, horses and my highly social chickens are dear to me, too.
Rita Mae Brown
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
Josh Billings
I don’t have a child, so Women for Women is like my child. But I always said I would step down after 20 years. I didn’t want to be a 60-year-old woman holding on to something I created when I was 23.
Zainab Salbi
And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?
Mervyn Peake
The old woman dies, the burden is lifted.
Arthur Schopenhauer
In the sheltered heart of the clumps last year’s foliage still clings to the lower branches, tatters of orange that mutter with the passage of the wind, the talk of old women warning the green generation of what they, too, must come to when the sap runs back.
Jacquetta Hawkes
This week, a 95-year-old woman married a 98-year-old man to become the world’s oldest newlyweds. They’re registered at Bed, Sponge Bath and Beyond.
Jimmy Fallon
Even a foolish old woman like me knows that lazy people don’t think for themselves; they only think about themselves.
Terry Goodkind
All I can say is that we are mistaken to gouge such a deep rift in history that the things old men and old women know have become so useless as to be not worth passing on to grandchildren.
Charles Frazier
As a kid it’s adorable to have a gap in your teeth. But then, because of the shifting in my mouth, I started whistling through it, and as a 32-year-old woman, whistling while you speak in sort of annoying.
Mindy Kaling
When I see myself as an old woman, I just think about being happy. And hopefully, I’ll still be fly.
Have you not often met poor old women who are most faithful to the pious recitation of the Rosary? You also must do all that you can to recite it with fervour. Get right down, at the feet of Jesus: it is a good thing to make oneself small in the presence of so great a God.
Columba Marmion
Confucius would give his seat to an old woman. Communist cadres, on the other hand, took the best seats and called it a cultural revolution.
Gerald Vizenor
Don’t tell me anymore. You should have your dream, as the old woman told you to. I understand how you feel, but if you put those feelings into words they will turn into lies. (from Thailand)
Haruki Murakami
Why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
But then, shall I never get any older than I am now? That’ll be a comfort, one way — never to be an old woman — but then — always to have lessons to learn!
Lewis Carroll
I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave like a woman and not like an old woman.
Chavela Vargas
If I were a 40-year-old woman, 40-to-50, I’d want to be getting my mammograms. They catch cancers, and cancer is very curable if you catch it early.
Ann Romney
There was not one straight floor from the foundation to the roof; the ceilings were so fantastically clouded by smoke and dust, that old women might have told fortunes in them better than in grouts of tea.
Charles Dickens
I like women to be attracted to me. See, when you get 60 years old, and they know you’re 60, the only women you can get are 55-year-old women, and I like younger women.
George Burns
The mature, forty-five-year-old woman, quite experienced in matters of life and death, knows that it was ‘for the best,’ but Daddy’s girl, who hung onto his belt and danced fox trots on the tops of his shoes, cannot accept that Daddy is not here anymore.
Mary-Lou Weisman
When you ask single men in their 20s, “Do you want children?” they want children more than women do. Again, economics drive this. If you’re a 29-year-old woman, having a baby is going to seriously blow up your career. If you’re a 29-year-old man, it isn’t.
Stephen Marche
All your female friends are either old or ugly; nay, more ugly than old women usually are. These you lead about in your train, and drag with you to feasts, porticos and theaters. Thus, Fabulla, you seem handsome, thus you seem young.
Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest!
John Buchanan Robinson
A guy says, I’m so old that I forgot how old I am. An old woman says, I’ll tell you how old you are. Take off your clothes and bend over. The man does this. The woman says, You’re seventy four. The man says, How can you tell? The woman says, You told me yesterday.
Henny Youngman
I think if she lived in A little shoe-house That little old woman was Surely a mouse!
Beatrix Potter
First of all, you’re improvising through a puppet, so you’re not always yourself: you’re a cow or you’re a pig or you’re an old woman, you know, whatever puppet you pick, or you’re a demon, you know, whatever you pick up, that’s what you get to be in the scene.
Brian Henson
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
Joseph Conrad