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Ageism Quotes

We’ve collected the best Ageism Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Claude Pepper, Erika Jayne, Cyndi Lauper, Larry Mullen, Jr., Miriam Shor. Use them as an inspiration.

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
Claude Pepper
I think as more women see that there are women out there building vibrant and creative and powerful lives and careers in their 40s, 50s, etc., then these older views of ageism will fall away.
There’s ageism in everything. I don’t give a hoot. It isn’t what other people think; it’s what you think. But it’s hard to come to terms with getting older. I admire people like Vivienne Westwood.
In the music world, ageism is a big issue. It’s about youth and youth culture. There’s no other art form that I know that requires you to be a certain age.
Larry Mullen, Jr.
Ageism is interesting for me because I’ve been playing someone in my 40s since I was 20 or so, but I have experienced it. I’ve been lucky in that I haven‘t had to play the ingenue and feel that slip away.
Ageism is something that does exist.
I think the BBC likes to have Mary Berry and me around to rebut the charge of ageism.
Too old at 72? Careful. Ageism is out. We’ll have the law on you!
I do feel that the trend is away from ageism and toward a recognition that older people have a unique voice.
Daniel Petrie
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
The beautiful thing is that ageism just doesn’t exist on ‘EastEnders.’ The show saved me.
Barbara Windsor
Now that I’ve experienced ageism, I don’t regard it as a bad thing. It’s been a transition to something more exciting and maybe edgier.
Brexit and Trump are a generational revenge. This may partly be against millennial certainty and superiority, and, indeed, ageism; and it may be a natural part of population dynamics – not only are more people getting far older than ever before, but they are older for longer than they are young.
I am concerned about ageism and the loss of beauty – the perception that as you grow older, you ‘lose your looks,’ which I think is diabolical.
Ageism is a variation of racism or sexism, all the other isms.
Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time‘ has been targeted by censors for promoting New Ageism, and Mark Twain‘s ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ for promoting racism. Gee, where does that leave the kids?
This phenomenon with Betty White is so wonderfully amazing. In a world where ageism runs rampant, out of left field, all of a sudden, the country decides to celebrate Betty White, and she becomes cool at 90. That’s remarkable.
It is important for the film industry to rise above ageism.
French culture takes ageing very seriously. There’s much less ageism than in Anglo-Saxon countries.
All my life, I faced sexism and racism and then, when I hit 40, ageism.