Growing Up Quotes

The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self. Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow, and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be. Such experience is not just play... it is work he must do in order to grow up.

- Maria Montessori

30

You score goals as a kid. Then you grow up stupid and become a goalkeeper.

- Gianluigi Buffon

7

One of these days we're gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today.

- Kenny Chesney

5

Growing up too fast and I do recall, Wishin' time would stop right in it's tracks.

- Kenny Chesney

3

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

- Robert Frost

3

That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.

- Walt Disney

2

Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.

- Roger Moore

2

We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.

- Lauren Hutton

4

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?

- James Hillman

5

God said this is our land, land in which we flourish as people... we want our cattle to get fat on our land so that our children grow up in prosperity; and we do not want the fat removed to feed others.

- Jomo Kenyatta

6

Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose.

- Mike Johanns

2

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

3

A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.

- Jack Nicklaus

2

Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents.

- Rudolph A. Marcus

2

Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun.

- Nina Dobrev

1

Many people never grow up. They stay all their lives with a passionate need for external authority and guidance, pretending not to trust their own judgment.

- Alan Watts

4

May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young.

- Bob Dylan

6

Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up.

- Mick Jagger

1

Some problems we share as women, some we do not. You [white women] fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you; we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs on the reasons they are dying.

- Audre Lorde

8

Same sex marriage is a disgrace to the nation and to God. When I was growing up, ‘ungqingili’ [homosexuals in isiZulu] could not stand in front of me, I would knock him out.

- Jacob Zuma

5

Growing up, I was a nerd. With actual taped eyeglasses.

- Taye Diggs

1

So much of growing up is an unbearable waiting. A constant longing for another time. Another season.

- Sonia Sanchez

2

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

- Margaret Atwood

2

Growing up in Denver, I'm sure it started with loving the Colorado mountains.

- Gale Norton

2

The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story is about hope. You, like the little caterpillar, will grow up, unfold your wings and fly off into the future

- Eric Carle

3

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

- Benjamin Franklin

2

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

- Oscar Wilde

2

To describe our growing up in the lowcountry of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees in mud, open an oyster with a pocketknife and feed it to you from the shell and say, 'There. That taste. That's the taste of my childhood.'

- Pat Conroy

10

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

- Max Planck

5

When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.

- Keith Richards

4

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

2

Rock and roll doesn't allow you to grow up - especially if you're not trying very hard to.

- Scott Weiland

2

When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

- C. S. Lewis

2

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.

- Heather Locklear

2

None of us really grow up. All we ever do is learn how to behave in public.

- Keith Johnstone

1

Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.

- Jack Ma

4

Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional.

- Bob Monkhouse

1

You grow up in a Sicilian household, becoming an actor is not a big leap.

- Vincent Schiavelli

1

Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.

- Mario Lemieux

4

Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you're growing up, you're walking down the street, you've got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can't pass one person.

- Usain Bolt

3

As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers.

- Simon Beaufoy

7

When I was growing up, all the women in my house were using needles. I've always had a fascination with the needle, the magic power of the needle. The needle is used to repair damage. It's a claim to forgiveness. It is never aggressive, it's not a pin.

- Louise Bourgeois

5

Nothing can be more demoralizing than a clinging and abject dependence upon another human being. This often amounts to the demand for a degree of protection and love that no one could possibly satisfy. So our hoped for protectors finally flee, and once more we are left alone - either to grow up or to disintegrate.

- Bill W.

7

My parents were pretty lenient with me. But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong.

- Mark Hoppus

3

My basic idea is that programming is the most powerful medium of developing the sophisticated and rigorous thinking needed for mathematics, for grammar, for physics, for statistics, for all the "hard" subjects.... In short, I believe more than ever that programming should be a key part of the intellectual development of people growing up.

- Seymour Papert

7

Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it's part of growing up.

- Natalie Wood

1

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

- John C. Maxwell

2

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.

- Nicholas Sparks

4

Growing up I wasn't the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope.

- Serena Williams

4

People ask me from time to time what it was like growing up with Henry Fonda as my father. I say, Ever see Fort Apache? He was like Colonel Thursday.

- Peter Fonda

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