What are your dreams? Have you given them up because you think you’re too old to accomplish anything of worth?
Well, here’s a little reality check for you:
- Sarah Bernhardt was 78 when she acted in her last stage performance
- Sophocles was 89 when he wrote Oedipus at Colonus, one of his dramatic masterpieces.
- On the day of his death, at the age of 78, Galileo was said to be planning a new kind of clock that would tell time—in minutes and seconds, not just hours—using a pendulum swing instead of movement of water or sand.
- Robert Frost was 88 when his last volume of poems, In the Clearing, was published.
- Winston Churchill was 79 when he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Igor Stravinski was 84 when he completed his last work, “Requiem Canticles.”
- Charles DeGaulle was 75 when he was reelected president of France.
- Pablo Picasso produced 347 engravings in his 87th year.
And last, but certainly not least:
- Grandma Moses received her last commission as an artist when she was 99.
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