"I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old"
- Laurence Housman
About this Quote
This quote by Laurence Housman is a reflection on the inevitability of death. Housman is acknowledging that he is currently in his seventies which death is a natural part of life. He is not afraid of death, but rather accepting of it. He is confident that he will not pass away young, as he is currently near seventy. He is likewise accepting of the reality that he may die old, as death is an inevitable part of life.
Housman's quote is a suggestion that death belongs of life and that it must not be feared. He is accepting of the truth that he may pass away old, and is not scared of the inevitability of death. He is likewise advising us that life is valuable and ought to be taken pleasure in while we can. We need to not hesitate of death, but rather accept it as a natural part of life.
"People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there"
"We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity"
"And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home"
"I don't feel like a star; I never have. I don't feel like a star; I never have. I always feel like I'm the young one, I'm the small one. I always have someone to look up to, and I think it helps me with motivating myself"
"I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren't going to go there. We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead"
"Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped"
"I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer"