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15 Stories Which Show that Dreams Have No Age Limit

  1. How many times do we think that we have ‘crossed the age’ to do something? “Oh, I am too old to learn music now.” “Well, not now. I can’t act at this age.” “I so much wanted to learn piano, but I guess I have just missed it now…should have started when I was young.” – We say it to ourselves or hear it quite often.

    But passion knows no age. If your dreams are really big, age is just a number. Here are fascinating stories of some of the great artists who never cared for age and saw great success only in later stages of life….Read on and get inspired

    1. Remember Spider Man? Well, Stan Lee, the creator of Spider Man, was 43 when he began drawing the superheroes. Jack Kirby, his partner, was 44 when he created The Fantastic Four.
    2. The world famous cook, Julia Child didn’t know cooking till the age of 40. She launched her popular show only when she was 50.
    3. Robert Frost spent nearly a decade working on a farm left to him by his grandfather. He published a collection of his works when he was 39 years old.
    4. Rickman was 42 when he was casted as one of the leads in the stage version of the book Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The play went on to become a hit and was adapted by Hollywood as Dangerous Liaisons.
    5. Vincent van Gogh, of the most well-known artists of all time, started painting in his late 20s, but many of his famous pieces were created in his last two years. During his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only one painting.
    6. French impressionist, Claude Monet became famous at the age of 33 with his iconic work “Impressions, Sunrise”. But it was only in his early 40s, after his wife’s death, that he started creating his most known work.
    7. When Rocky was released, Sylvester Stallone was 30 years.
    8. After giving up embroidery because of arthritis, Grandma Moses began painting at 76. She continued painting until 101.
    9. Wallace Stevens was an insurance salesman before he went on to become poet in his 50s.
    10. Laura Ingalls Wilder, the famous author of “Little House in the Big Woods” did not publish her first book until she was 64! She continued writing about herself and her family, ending with “These Happy Golden Years” in 1943, at the age of 76.
    11. The famous Japanese dancer and choreographer Kazuo Ohno performed his first recital at the age of 43. After around 10 years, he and colleague achieved worldwide acclaim as the nucleus of the Butoh dance movement
    12. Singing sensation Susan Boyle achieved recognition at the age of 48.
    13. Mark Twain published Tom Sawyer at the age of 41 and published Huckleberry Finn at the age of 49.
    14. J.K Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers before first Harry Potter book was published when she was 32
    15. Raymond Chandler used to work in oil industry. It was only at the age of 44 that he decided to become a writer.