Quotes and Sayings about Elderly



"If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city. I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Elderly)

"Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - and their families - who rely on the state for their care."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Care, Choice, Elderly, State, Want)

"This administration is cutting the programs that our Nation and its citizens need most, while dissolving the safety nets created to protect the elderly and less fortunate in this wealthy Nation."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Elderly, Nation, Safety)

"Sure I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself someday."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Elderly, Old)

"And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Family, Friend, Courage, Admiration, Elderly, Military)

"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Elderly, Right, states, Wrong)

"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Elderly, Right, Wrong)

"I remember once having to stop performing when I thought an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually going to die because he was laughing so hard."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Thought, Elderly, Man)

"Traditionally, Medicare's assurance has been that for the elderly and persons with disabilities that they will not be alone when confronted with the full burden of their health care costs."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Health, Burden, Care, Elderly, Will)

"Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Government, People, American, Elderly, Future, Poverty, Security)

"I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people, but not for me. I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly Navajos sitting on a bench. I felt right at home."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: Home, People, Elderly, Old, Post, Right)

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Government, Life, Children, Dawn, Elderly, Shadows, Twilight)

"I believe that if you are elderly, physically or mentally handicapped we have an obligation too you, but if you are able-bodied, you should be working."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Elderly, Obligation)

"I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe. They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished. When I asked them why they asked that, they replied, Because you white men always do!"
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Men, Conversation, Elderly, Forget)

"Why can't we build orphanages next to homes for the elderly? If someone were sitting in a rocker, it wouldn't be long before a kid will be in his lap."
- Cloris Leachman
(Related: Elderly, Will)

"Some writing and production projects will be a great way to spend my elderly rock years."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Elderly, Production, Projects, Will, Writing, Years)

"The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it - they're the ones falling down the most."
- Jay Leno
(Related: People, Beer, Elderly, University, Wine)

"Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Food, Americans, Children, Elderly, Needs, Population)

"So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston. He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine, who gave him the name of Mitchell. He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Mother, Father, Boston, Elderly, Name)

"Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled, forget about it. No, I'll never work again."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Work, People, Elderly, Forget, Gentleman, Hollywood)

"Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Life, Experience, Death, Fear, Elderly, Nothing)

"It has to have a payroll tax that's dedicated to Social Security. The Social Security tax has been very successful over the years in raising almost all of our elderly citizens out of poverty."
- James Roosevelt
(Related: Successful, Elderly, Tax, Poverty, Security, Years)

"Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Elderly)

"Germany, I think, was first to substitute a Social Security program for its elderly based on this premise, that is, that we would tax workers to pay retirement benefits for those retired."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Benefits, Elderly, First, Tax, Germany, Retirement, Security, Workers)

"It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies."
- Maggie Smith
(Related: Elderly, Fools, Ladies)

"We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Family, Arrogance, Elderly, Exercise, Fraud, Presidency, President, Republican)

"As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security, pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and infirm to 'free up' more money for the 'fit' and those who contribute more than they take from society."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Money, Society, Financial, Burden, Elderly, Pressure, Security, Will)

"A lot of kids do look up to us. But there are just as many elderly people to put us down."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: People, Elderly, Kids)

"In fact, Social Security is the only source of income nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Elderly, Fact, Income, Security)