The Great Secret that Old People Share

alex atkins bookshelf quotationsThe great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.

Doris Lessing (1919-2013), British novelist, short story writer, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. She is best known for the five novels collectively titled Children of Violence published between 1952 and 1969. The quotation appears in a 2005 calendar titled “Challenging Older People in Manchester” published by the Manchester City Council, Manchester, England.

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