In a dream you are never eighty.
This is a particular interesting quote to me because I cannot recall the last time I had a dream in which I did not appear younger then present. While I'm not eighty it's a peculiar occurrence that in many of my dreams I will appear much younger then I am... sometimes going back to school years but I almost always conduct myself in the dreams as an adult. Others around me often appear as adult age but not myself. Sometimes my wife is in them too and we both are much younger but function as adults. Strange phenomena but when seeing this quote by Sexton it called this to mind.