Hello, 30

“The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then, when he is 30, concludes to build a woodshed.” – Henry David Thoreau

“After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.” – Bette Midler

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

“The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and staying alive without, so far as the child can see, having anything to live for. Only child life is real life.” – George Orwell

“I’m thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four year old level.” – Dana Carvey

“The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five; the mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine.” – Aristotle

“All that I know I learned after I was thirty.” – Georges Clemenceau

“Don’t trust anyone over thirty.” – Jack Weinberg

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3 thoughts on “Hello, 30

  1. llawhsoj April 6, 2009 / 6:38 pm

    awesome. Simply awesome, I may have to read this again in about 6 months.

  2. Dawn April 7, 2009 / 11:58 am

    Great quotes – happy birthday! I think the 30s are awesome. I’ve been here for a few years now.

  3. Elliot's Mom April 13, 2009 / 11:01 am

    Hey there, E! How did you find all those remarks about being 30? I was 30 when you were born, by the way. I also finished and defended my Master’s thesis a month or so before you were born, and took you to my graduation when you were 2 months old, so you were at a university (Kent State) during times of important development. I remember being 30 as an eventful, but satisfying year. You were such a dear little kid, now a dear TALL one. Have fun being 30. Love, Mom

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