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Jeanne Calment

French supercentenarian, oldest human
Calment at age 22 in 1897

Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875–4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She lived in Arles, France, for her entire life.

QuotesEdit

  • I had to wait 110 years to become famous... I intend to enjoy it as long as possible.
  • I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine.
  • I took pleasure when I could... I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky.
    • in: Time, March 6, 1995, p. 85
  • I wait for death... and journalists.
    • Attributed in: Charlotte A. Spencer. Genes, Aging and Immortality. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. p. 6; In response to growing interest by media
  • I have got only one wrinkle, and I am sitting on it.
    • Attributed in: Charlotte A. Spencer. Genes, Aging and Immortality. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. p. 6

Jeanne Calment: From Van Gogh's Time to Ours : 122 Extraordinary Years, 1998Edit

Allard, Michel; Lebre, Victor; Robine, Jean-Marie; Calment, Jeanne (1998). Jeanne Calment: From Van Gogh's Time to Ours : 122 Extraordinary Years. New York: W.H. Freeman

  • I had a hell of a lot of will power! A hell of a will power, you understand? And it was very useful to me.
    • p. 29
  • Every age has its happiness and troubles.
    • p. 48: response to the question whether the birth of her daughter was the happiest time of her life
  • I have a rather masculine nature. I'm not afraid of anything.
    • p. 67

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