Antique Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old antique quotes, antique sayings, and antique proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I may be an antique like the Stones, but antiques are valuable.     

Billy Joel

An antique is anything old with class.     

John Bartlett

Antique things have an appreciation and worth. Something can be old, but it can be timeless; therefore, it becomes an antique. If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it could be passed down as a family heirloom.     

CeeLo Green

Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.     

Oscar Wilde

Japanese would never 'restore' an antique. The signs of age and wear are to them its most beautiful qualiities.     

Thomas Hoover

Too much perfection and wonderfulness takes away the antique.     

Faizu

Men’s brains are only attics stuffed with disused antiques.     

Benjamin de Casseres

Far from the truth lay the antique assumption that man had fathered the weapon. The weapon, instead, had fathered man.     

Robert Ardrey

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted.     

Hope Mirrlees

On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out.     

Arne Jacobsen

I don't get attached to anything. I'm like a good antique dealer. I'm prepared to sell my most valuable table.     

Ridley Scott

It is not architectural achievement that makes the structures of earlier times seem to us so full of significance but the circumstance that antique temples, Roman basilicas, and even the cathedrals of the Middle Ages are not the works of single personalities but creations of entire epochs.     

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future world.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

More strange than true I never may believe these antique fables, nor these fairy toys.     

William Shakespeare

The woods of Arcady are dead, And over is their antique joy; Of old the world on dreaming fed Gray Truth is now her painted toy.     

Oscar Wilde

Forget about wrinkles, they are just antique smiles.     

L. Chatterjee

What makes my language special is it is Antique, it is unique, its simplicity attracts everyone all over the world.     

Mohammed Tariq

When we're young, everyone over the age of thirty looks middle-aged, everyone over fifty antique. And time, as it goes by, confirms that we weren't that wrong. Those little age differentials, so crucial and so gross when we are young erode. We end up all belonging to the same category, that of the non-young. I've never much minded this myself.     

Julian Barnes

Be a person with character. Because you will find followers everywhere. But rulers are not extinct. Be the first one to rule by creating the trend. Beacuse Antique pieces are not made again.     

Padmaja Kar

In youth, love and art. In age, investments and antiques.     

Mason Coley

Wheresoe'er I turn my view, All is strange, yet nothing new: Endless labor all along, Endless labor to be wrong: Phrase that Time has flung away; Uncouth words in disarray, Trick'd in antique ruff and bonnet, Ode, and elegy, and sonnet.     

Samuel Johnson

Antique things are not only seen in Museums, but there should be an antique mind which can find unique things to its surroundings.     

Simran Narola