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Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
by Harold Coffin

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

Related topics: Age

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from
ten years of contentment.
- Harold Coffin

In the business world an executive knows something about everything,
a technician knows everything about something and the
switchboard operator knows everything.
- Harold Coffin

When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.
- Harold Coffin

 

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
- Harold Coffin

The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.
- Harold Coffin

A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
- Harold Coffin

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The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially
annoying to those of us who do.
- Harold Coffin

Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated,
for they have no souls.
- Harold Coffin

Behind every successful man you'll find a woman who has nothing to wear.
- Harold Coffin

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Don't worry about that chair with a hole in the middle.
It's merely waiting to be reupholstered.
- the movie Casino Royale (1966)

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

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

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

Because of the need to remove all modernism,
we stayed in the middle of nowhere all day long,
living out of tents.
It was cold.
It definitely set the scene.
- Skeet Ulrich

We dance round in a ring and suppose,
but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost

When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends
found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas.
They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.
- Jensen Ackles

Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.
- Irvin S. Cobb

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't
huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness
as much as there used to be.
I tend to walk a middle ground.
- Paula Cole

I'm not always in that good with middle-aged heterosexual men.
- Kathy Griffin

Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody,
especially in the middle of a recession.
- Mitch McConnell

I hate most of what constitutes rock music,
which is basically middle-aged crap.
- Sting

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong,
but the middle is always evil.
- Ayn Rand

We are in the middle of an education recession.
- Rod Paige

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged
children for signs of improvement.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

My childhood is completely...
when I look back, it was '50s in New York,
upper-middle class, it was completely idyllic and golden and wonderful -
sweet in every way.
- Peter Jurasik

When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead,
he is telling the literal truth.
- Elmer Davis

In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician,
the earthquake hit Hollywood.
Not the real earthquake.
Just the talkies.
- Conrad Veidt

Increasingly, staying in the middle class -
let alone aspiring to become middle class -
is becoming a game of chance.
- Arianna Huffington

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness
on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle.
- Harold Wilson

We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers.
When you have a strong middle class,
they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
- James Sinegal

Real socialism is inside man.
It wasn't born with Marx.
It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages.
You can't say it is finished.
- Dario Fo

I think the state has some serious problems.
Just look at the layoffs going on across the state,
not just in Chicago.
It affects the middle class.
It pushes people down.
- Richard M. Daley

Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.
- Elliot Paul

I don't think any movie or any book or any work of
art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today.
But it's certainly worth a try.
- Steven Spielberg

In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger
ones can recognize one another as the bread.
Those in the middle are, for a time,
the meat.
- Anna Quindlen

I think Christine and Chad are on the opposite extremes of the spectrum.
Christine is a model victim, and Chad is a model perpetrator,
and Howard is closer to the middle.
- Neil LaBute

The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East,
show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong.
We must be prepared.
And right now the Army is not.
- Ike Skelton

Our civilization is still in a middle stage,
scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct;
scarcely human,
in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
- Theodore Dreiser

I strongly support tax relief for the middle class.
- Rick Larsen

I'm convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class
America a lot of what they need to know.
- Redd Foxx

Morally, the world is both better and worse than it was.
We are worse off than in the middle ages,
or the 17th and 18th centuries, in that we have the atomic menace.
- Pierre Schaeffer

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we
hear two voices calling us,
one saying, "Why not?" and the other,
"Why bother?"
- Sydney J. Harris

We need to make sure middle-class people are able to pay the bills.
We need to make sure that poor people don't starve.
Those are values, too.
- Charles Schumer

Middle-aged women have greater stability,
they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady
work is greater than that of younger women.
- Kate Smith

When you're in the middle of a pennant race,
you can't go up there thinking about home runs.
- Sammy Sosa

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs,
and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.
- Newt Gingrich

Al-Jazeera should not go unanswered in the Middle East.
- Kenneth Tomlinson

There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East
and in the wider Muslim world for democratization.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I grew up in Danville, Illinois, right in the middle of the state.
- Dick Van Dyke

In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black,
English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids.
- Bill Condon

I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my
fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the
night I'll just record it there and then.
- Barry Gibb

I was born in Montreal and came from a lower-middle-class family.
- Maureen Forrester

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders
have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle
East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
- Alcee Hastings

I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region
because I believe that every society on earth can be
free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East,
there can be peace.
- Natan Sharansky

You still can't find Israel on a map of the Middle
East in a Palestinian schoolbook.
- Suzanne Fields

Several experts on the Middle East concur that the
Middle East cannot be democratized.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan


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