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A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank, and one of her jobs, the last four years, was the farewell interview.
Donald E. Westlake
On a personal note, I think it won't be until after I've retired that I'm fully aware of what I've done or what I've gone on to achieve in my career.
I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team - not just on me.
When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.
The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
The creation of George Smiley, the retired spy recalled to hunt for just such a high-ranking mole in 'Tinker, Tailor,' was extremely personal. I borrowed elements of people I admired and invested them in this mythical character. I'm such a fluent, specious person now, but I was an extremely awkward fellow in those days.
John le Carre
I am the first one to go to university in my family. I am the first writer as well. My dad is a retired policeman, and my mom works for a glass-processing company. She is health-and-safety manager, and my stepfather is a plumber. I have four half siblings, one from my mom's marriage and three from my dad's marriage, so we are kind of scattered.
I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I've done? No.
The New Testament says nothing of Apostles who retired and took it easy.
There are certain age limits on police officers. They'd have retired me out at 65.
Literally thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the NFL by retired players, many of whom say that information on brain injury in football was withheld from them.
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
People do not retire. They are retired by others.
For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it.
My own mentality is that I've retired. They send me these scripts and if I absolutely have to do it, then I go to work.
Paris is mostly retired people - I love it, and it's a beautiful city, but it's quite slow.
I see all these old people who don't have anything to do but eat, drink and sleep. I will never say 'retired' because that's such a finality that I don't want to be part of my life. I'll work until they throw me in a box.
The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime.
I characterize myself as a retired hacker. I'm applying what I know to improve security at companies.
I don't know what I'll be like when I'm 60. I already have the traits of a retired gentleman.
Am I still in uniform? Then I ain't retired.
Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not.
Unless you are completely retired, earning money is the best form of wealth preservation.
John F. Kennedy
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