Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Paul Newman is quoted as saying that Bette Davis originated this phrase:” Getting old is not for sissies.” We do have a tendency to get startled when we see a movie star of the past make an appearance! They look so old!... why should we be surprised? Old age is a process very difficult to accept. We dye our hair, work-out our buns to keep the body going...but eventually we get old and “ buy the big casino“ . It’s the life process. Ms Davis was right...”getting old is not for sissies”.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Estou lhe escrevendo aqui do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Achei interessante o seu costume de olhar a idade das pessoas mortas na coluna dos obituarios, porquê pensava que so eu que tinha essa mania ...

Mas eu sei que tem muita gente que faz isso !

Acredito que so aqueles que passaram dos 50 anos que adquirem essa mania, não ?

Clecia Heijsteeg

6:35 AM

Blogger Ron Southern said...

Bravo, Bette! My favorite quote, even before I began to get old. Bette Davis was harsh, but heroic, I think. Not a gal to be messed with.

12:39 PM


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