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Adulthood Quotes

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Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
- Louise J. Kaplan

Related topics: Teen

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with
warm memories of times together.
Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull
out on the tough days of adulthood.
- Charlotte Davis Kasl

I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child.
What happens to these children, you wonder,
when they reach adulthood?
- Fran Lebowitz

 

The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.
- Germaine Greer

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies
to reduce this period to a minimum.
- Thomas Szasz

I think you should be a child for as long as you can.
I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that.
Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.
- Bob Newhart

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Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth,
the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
- Walter Savage Landor

Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged
Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people
are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood.
- Ruben Hinojosa

There is a point in every young person's life when
you realize that the youth that you've progressed through
and graduate to some sort of adulthood is equally as
messed up as where you're going.
- Jena Malone

When I reached adulthood, even now, I could afford
to belong to a country club.
But I could never belong to a private club because
of my experience as a child,
because it would isolate me from the whole of humanity.
- Martin Sheen

But however the forms of family life have changed and the number expanded,
the role of the family has remained constant and it
continues to be the major institution through which
children pass en route to adulthood.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Public schools were designed as the great equalizers of our society -
the place where all children could have access to educational
opportunities to make something of themselves in adulthood.
- Janet Napolitano

Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown
to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973,
which held that the right to choose an abortion was
a privacy right protected by our Constitution.
- Robert Casey

You don't have to suffer to be a poet;
adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
- Jules Feiffer

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more
completely human traits are now born.
- G. Stanley Hall

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy.
But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
- Jena Malone

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than
ever for us to watch over them.
Adolescence is not about letting go.
It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
- Ron Taffel

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.
- Martha Beck

The conflict between the need to belong to a group
and the need to be seen as unique and individual is
the dominant struggle of adolescence.
- Jeanne Elium

Hemingway never grew out of adolescence.
His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
- Rex Stout

Criticism starts - it has to start -
with a real passion for reading.
It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties,
but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear
if you ignore them long enough.
- Earl Wilson

Premature burial works just fine as a cure for adolescence.
- George Alec Effinger

I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first,
except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds
that I might live for a while,
that I can sleep it off.
- Harold Brodkey

Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining
physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
- Terri Apter

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood,
adolescence, and obsolescence.
- Art Linkletter

My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence,
was not spent in London.
- Peter Shaffer

I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very,
very involved and interested in art,
and particularly in animated movies.
- Stanislav Grof

Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven,
writing poetry.
I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great
refuge through adolescence.
- Harry Mathews

I had very few friends.
We always ate dinner with our parents.
We didn't want to go out.
American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would
have felt comfortable with.
- Maya Lin

Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from
high school and less likely to need special education,
repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.
- Joe Baca

Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates'
the savage stage of the race's past.
- Granville Stanley Hall

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just
escaped from adolescence,
but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
- Coco Chanel

Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval,
a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling
to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.
- Louise J. Kaplan

Beginning with adolescence, my political formation
was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism.
It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced
by an atmosphere of active critical resistance.
That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship
and up to the Revolution of 1974.
- Jose Saramago

Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives,
through adolescence, and while they are trying to work
out who they are as people,
never mind as a dancer.
So train the whole person, not just the dancer.
- Deborah Bull

I'm quite comfortable looking at myself in movies,
probably because I've been doing it for so long,
since I was a kid.
So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence,
like, basically on camera.
- Winona Ryder

With any child entering adolescence,
one hunts for signs of health,
is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's
problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
- Nora Ephron

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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