Growing Up Quotes

Most popular growing up quotes

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.

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You're never too old to grow up.


When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
The trick is growing up without growing old.


A real person is one who can grow up and still remain a child.
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh—at yourself.


There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

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Growing up is usually so painful that people make comedies out of it to soften the memory.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.


Life begins as a quest of the child for the man and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child.

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The command to grow up at once was more bearable than the faceless horror of wavering purpose, which was youth.


A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.

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When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.

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We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice—that is, until we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say, "I lost it."

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