Quotes containing word "old"

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Sell also: enough, former, older, onetime, previous, sometime

Definitions and meanings of word "old"

• Noun: past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')

• Adj: (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; examples: "an old man's eagle mind"--William Butler Yeat", "his mother is very old", "a ripe old age", "how old are you?"

• Adj: of long duration; not new; examples: "old tradition", "old house", "old wine", "old country", "old friendships", "old money"

• Adj: (used for emphasis) very familiar; examples: "good old boy", "same old story"

• Adj: just preceding something else in time or order; examples: "the previous owner", "my old house was larger"

• Adj: of a very early stage in development; examples: "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon", "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"

• Adj: old in experience; examples: "an old offender", "the older soldiers"

• Adj: belonging to some prior time; examples: "erstwhile friend", "our former glory", "the once capital of the state", "her quondam lover"

• Adj: (used informally especially for emphasis); examples: "a real honest-to-god live cowboy", "had us a high old time", "went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "old"

Oliver Wendell Holmes
9 quotes about old
American Writer
Tuesday 29 August 1809 - Monday 8 October 1894
Marcus Tullius Cicero
6 quotes about old
Roman Statesman
106 B.C. - 43 B.C.
Henry David Thoreau
6 quotes about old
American Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Historian, Author
Saturday 12 July 1817 - Tuesday 6 May 1862
Victor Hugo
7 quotes about old
French Writer, Novelist, Poet, Author, Dramatist
Friday 26 February 1802 - Friday 22 May 1885
Francis Bacon
4 quotes about old
English Statesman, Philosopher, Author, Scientist
Saturday 21 January 1561 - Thursday 9 April 1626
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
7 quotes about old
French Writer
Sunday 15 September 1613 - Sunday 17 March 1680
Gustav Stresemann
6 quotes about old
German Statesman, Politician
Friday 10 May 1878 - Thursday 3 October 1929
Benjamin Franklin
4 quotes about old
American Author, Politician, Scientist
Sunday 17 January 1706 - Saturday 17 April 1790
Elizabeth Moon
2 quotes about old
American Author
Born Wednesday 7 March 1945
Douglas MacArthur
4 quotes about old
American Soldier
Monday 26 January 1880 - Sunday 5 April 1964
Oliver Goldsmith
one quote about old
Irish Writer, Poet
Friday 10 November 1730 - Monday 4 April 1774
Sophocles
6 quotes about old
Greek Poet
496 B.C. - 406 B.C.

I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

Oliver Goldsmith

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Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.

Elizabeth Moon

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I've got two old Volvos, two old Subarus, and an old Ford Ranger. If you've got an old car, you've gotta have at least several old cars, 'cause one's always gonna be in the garage.

Rip Torn

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Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Francis Bacon

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The early Church had nothing but the Old Testament. The New Testament lies hidden in the Old; the Old Testament lies open in the New.

Randall Terry

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That old black magic has me in its spell, That old black magic that you weave so well; Icy fingers up and down my spine, The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine.

Johnny Mercer

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What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.

Henry David Thoreau

Words: old, people, say, try, find, deeds, new
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As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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They changed the floor back to old school. They changed the uniform back to old school. Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.

Karl Malone

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I think there is a feeling of old Hitchcock in there. There are parts that are tributes to some of the old great horror movies and the old great filmmakers.

Gina Philips

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Bruce Sutter has been around for a while and he's pretty old. He's thirty-five years old, that will give you some idea of how old he is.

Ron Fairly

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Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.

Stanley Kunitz

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My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old, he's been on the drums. He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk.

Dick Dale

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Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining,... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives.

Martha Gellhorn

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Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

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The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.

Steve Garvey

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Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer.

Jerome K. Jerome

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As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants.

Gustav Stresemann

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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

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At noon, on the Fourth of July, 1826, while the Liberty Bell was again sounding its old message to the people of Philadelphia, the soul of Thomas Jefferson passed on; and a few hours later John Adams entered into rest, with the name of his old friend upon his lips.

Allen Johnson

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