Posted by Bob on November 17, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Love and youth posted by James Briggs on November 16, 2002
: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "Love, like youth, is wasted on the young."
: It's alyric from a Sammy Cahn song. See the link below
Sammy was, in turn, quoting George Bernard Shaw who originally said "youth is wasted on the young." If you do a Google search on "wasted on the young" you'll turn up an astonishing number of headlines with "____, like youth, is wasted on the young." Sex, advice, pot, you name it. Since it seems so easy to parody the original, I think we have to give Shaw much more credit than Sammy.