Best Retirement Quotations EverRetirement is a rite of passage which myriad writers, commentators, and comedians have explored. In so doing, they have offered us a multitude of both profound and funny (or, profoundly funny) perspectives on this time in our lives.
Here are some of the best retirement quotations:
- "Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say, "Hi, Honey, I'm home - forever." —Gene Perret
- “Don’t you stay at home on evenings? Don’t you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?" —Oliver Wendell Homes, Sr.
- “In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.” —Terri Guillemets
- “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” —John Lubbock
- “There’s one thing I always wanted to do before I quit….retire!” —Groucho Marx
- “The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.” —Susan Miller
- “My retirement plan is to find a shopping cart with good snow tires.” —Patty Doyle
- "Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too." —Charles Baxter in The Feast of Love
- "The joy of retirement is one of rediscovery — new found time, new found freedom, a new routine, and renewed appreciation of what life is really about." —Ann Major
- "Retirement gives people the opportunity to think about and reconnect with themselves and their neglected dreams or the forgotten pleasure of activities that bring joy." —Mona Gallagher
- “The best time to start thinking about retirement is before your boss does.” —Author Unknown
- “Yes, I am thoroughly enjoying retirement! The best part is observing my neighbors drive off to work in the morning knowing that that their day will be filled with jerks, brainless and endless meetings, jerks, vendor lunches where you hold your breath just waiting for the sales pitch until you regurgitate your pasta, more jerks and the eventual company reorganization of the section that was just reorganized last month!” —Bill Kalmar
- “Do not simple retire from something; have something to retire to.” —Harry Emerson Fosdick
- “Planning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do.” —Catherine Pulsifer
- "Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out." —Alan Cohen
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