Quote by Johann von Goethe
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
This quote suggests that growing older does not necessarily mean becoming more mature or serious. Instead, it argues that as we age, we tap into our true essence, which is characterized by childlike qualities such as curiosity, wonder, and authenticity. The quote challenges the notion that adulthood is the state of being serious and sensible, highlighting that aging can actually allow us to embrace and express our innocence, joy, and playfulness.
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by someone I do not know. I admire lolling on a lawn by a water-lilied pond to eat white currants and see goldfish: and go to the fair in the evening if I'm good. There is not hope for that --one is sure to get into some mess before evening.