"From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash."
- Sophie Tucker
"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down."
- T. S. Eliot
"After a man is 50, you can fool him by saying he is smart, but you can't fool him by saying he's pretty."
- E.W. House
"At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves."
- George Orwell
"Looking fifty is great--if you're sixty."
- Joan Rivers
"The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."
- Muhammad Ali
"On my 50th birthday my wife gave me a superb birthday present. She let me win an argument."
- Author Unknown
"If you cannot do great things at the age of 50, do small things in a great way."
- Napoleon Hill
"Everyone over 50 should be issued every week with a wet fish in a plastic bag by the Post Office so that, whenever you see someone young and happy, you can hit them as hard as you can across the face."
- Richard Griffiths
"Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty."
- Edward Hoagland
"I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent."
- Wendy Cope
"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."
- Coco Chanel
"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you."
- Agatha Christie
"The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves."
- Marie Dressler