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I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business.
Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired.
Technically, I've been retired for some time now. All I ever do is occasionally write songs for friends, such as one, for a friend who had just turned 80. I wrote a song for him called, The First 80 Years are The Hardest.
Something happened when I was in elementary school. A Disney artist named Bruce McIntyre retired, and he had done drawings for 'Pinocchio' and 'Snow White' that was just classic stuff. He moved to the town I grew up in, Carlsbad, and he became a part-time art teacher at our elementary school.
I probably would have retired years ago if I hadn't found interesting things to do.
Now that I look back on it, having retired from being a reporter, it was kind of romantic. It was a wonderful way to live one's life, just as I imagined it would be when I was 6 or 7.
With the whole supermodel thing, even when you're not really modeling anymore, people still call me that. And I'm like '... retired.'
I regard myself as someone who is retired but who occasionally goes out to work.
I regard myself as someone who is retired but who occasionally goes out to work. In fact, I'm offered so much good stuff that it's not so occasional.
I'm Irish. That means I'm Catholic. But, truth is, now I'm a retired Christian.
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions.
Omar N. Bradley
Remember Judy Garland? She retired 40 times.
We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation.
I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.
When I retired out of the military, I registered myself as a Republican because my views and perspectives were more in line with that party.
I've retired so many times now it's getting to be a habit.
Dick Van Dyke
Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.
I'm always announcing my retirement. I'm still not retired.
Dick Van Dyke
If I had quietly retired as governor in 2007 and went into banking or something of that nature, I would have been, at most, a footnote in the story and probably never mentioned.
When I thought I was retired, I wanted to travel around the world and watch soccer games.
I retired from rugby because I was old and getting really slow.
'm so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
Live performance really terrifies me. I haven't done it, really, in years. I think that's why I retired from my brief career in stand-up.
This year, when I turn 65, I thought, 'So weird;' when I was a kid, people who were 65 either retired or died. I'm so nowhere near that.
Donna Summer would be remembered as a ground-breaking artist today even if she'd retired the day after she recorded 'I Feel Love' in 1977.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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