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There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.
H. L. Mencken
The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses.
Susan B. Anthony
In books, you can just wallow in dialogue, and you can just wallow in written words. In screenplays, every line has to serve the purpose of the line that's implied before it and the line that's implied after it. Maybe five lines have to do the work of fifty lines.
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
H. G. Wells
In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week.
At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.
If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.
One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
You may be sick of what you did the first half of your life, but you don't have to just walk around and play golf or doing nothing. It's not like fifty is the new thirty. It's like fifty is the new chapter.
Do I need fifty finger-painted pictures by my toddler, or is one enough to capture this time of life? Mementos work best when they're carefully chosen - and when they don't take up much room!
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack.
I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.
If the movie is good then great, but if it's not then God, I feel so bad for that person with their face fifty feet tall, all blown up. Some people would be happy with that, that as long as their face was out there they're stoked about it. I'm not like that.
Even if you live forty or fifty years in this world, and then die, you cannot take all your goods with you.
The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
Well, I've been reading a lot about the fifty years since the Second World War, about Western foreign policy and all that. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I just think that there's no hope.
There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
Fifty percent of life in the N.B.A. is sex. The other fifty percent is money.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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