“Unfortunately, her years had taught her that no measure of planning or determination could make life turn out as you wanted. That didn’t stop her from being annoyed when it didn’t. [..] The older she grew, the less inclined she was to wait, for she knew she didn’t have many years left.
Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.”
— The Gathering Storm (Brandon Sanderson/Robert Jordan)