Age doesn't matter unless you're a cheese: wisdom from our elders

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Workman, Mar 8, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 409 pages
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It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how

bad she wants it. But occasionally we do. -Lena Horne

"I take a simple view of living. It is: Keep your eyes

open and get on with it." -Laurence Olivier

"The only sin is mediocrity." -Martha Graham

"When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends

up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks." -Albert Einstein

"Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is."-Jimmy Carter

Full of surprise, insight, humor, perspective, celebration, inspiration, and a kind of offhand, poignant poetry, AGE DOESN'T MATTER UNLESS YOU'RE A CHEESE-title courtesy of Billie Burke-shares hundreds of the best things men and women over sixty have said about how to love, work, laugh, and live. Collected by authors with a perfect ear for quotes, Kathryn and Ross Petras, AGE DOESN'T MATTER brings together Albert Einstein's equation for happiness, Colette on the virtues of astonishment, and Julia Child's secret of longevity: "Red meat and gin."

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About the author (2002)

Ross and Kathryn Petras grew up in Egypt and Greece and traveled allover the globe. They both continued their travels into adulthood, Ross havinglived, worked and traveled in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. He isfluent in Arabic and had studied Mandarin Chinese and various African dialects.Kathy has traveled widely and is interested in the folklore and religion ofother cultures. She has worked as a television producer and in advertising. Currently, both Kathryn and Ross live in the New York City metropolitan area.

Ross and Kathryn Petras, brother and sister, are the authors of Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese (with 160,000 copies in print); The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said and The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said calendar (over 3 million copies in print); and the Fabulous Broads calendar. Ross Petras lives with his family in New Jersey, Kathryn Petras with her husband in Manhattan.