Classic One-Liners About Aging That Never Get Old
Getting older is a fact of life, but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Fortunately, there are countless comedians who've given the world classic one-liners about aging, thereby helping take the sting out of all the challenges growing old entails. If one laughs about old age, haven't they already won half the battle?
From stand-up comedy legends to up-and-coming jokesters, old age has long been a source of humor. The best jokes about aging skewer the aspects of growing older that are tough for everyone to accept; the slowing down of the body, the rapid advancement of a world that feels like it's moving forward without you, and of course, looking older.
When a person can find the comedy in a difficult reality, it's safe to say they've reached a mature age.
It’s good to be here… but at 98, it’s good to be anywhere.
I Told My Doctor I Wanna Stop Aging; He Gave Me A Gun.
As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people sure don't.
You know you’re getting old when you buy a sexy sheer nightgown and don’t know anyone who can see through it.
Joan Rivers, as quoted in Snippets of Joan Rivers
You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
George Burns, as quoted in Prepare to Defend Yourself: How to Age Gracefully and Escape with Your Dignity
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller, as quoted in The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America's Future