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“[At age 85:] Sure, I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself someday.”
“If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of you would dare to do the things and reach for goals in your own lives that have meaning for you as individuals, doing as much as you can for everybody, but not worrying if you don't please everyone.”
“Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.”
“Wherever there's trouble — that's where Billy is! Sometimes ... I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin.'”
“I don't think about risks much. I just do what I want to do. If you gotta go, you gotta go.”
Lillian Carter, U.S. nurse, civil rights worker, social service worker
(1898 - 1893)
Full name: Bessie Lillian Gordon Carter.