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Adults Quotes

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I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

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Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.
- Mitch Hedberg

 

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

For children to take morality seriously they must be
in the presence of adults who take morality seriously.
And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
- William Bennett

Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults;
and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.
- Thomas Szasz

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I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that
a harmless perversion on my part,
and discuss it only with consenting adults.
- Molly Ivins

The distinction between children and adults,
while probably useful for some purposes,
is at bottom a specious one, I feel.
There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Happiness is an imaginary condition,
formerly often attributed by the living to the dead,
now usually attributed by adults to children,
and by children to adults.
- Thomas Szasz

I just really longed to do music that reflected me
as an adult and music that I thought was for other adults.
- Rick Derringer

I think school is so much harder than real life.
People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
- Natalie Portman

Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education
I do not believe that either children or adults in
my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.
- Douglas Hurd

The lesson adults can learn here is that the world
is filled with things for our enjoyment.
- Allen Klein

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children
but that children produce adults.
- Peter De Vries

In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults.
In movies, they are given imaginary power.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Until the rise of American advertising,
it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that
the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
- Gore Vidal

It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults
one's children will become than for the children one's
"mature" critics often are.
- Alice Walker

As adults feign disinterest in science -
children can grab hold of it to distinguish themselves.
- Norman Macleod

You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults,
only better.
- Maxim Gorky

But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention
on something for 45 minutes,
whether they like it or not.
But above that requires training.
- Robert Fripp

Kids don't have ruts yet that adults have carved into their minds.
They're born logical.
Crooked thinking has to be taught.
- James P. Hogan

Black America knows better than anyone else the high
price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults.
- Maggie Gallagher

A good book written for children can be read by adults.
- Norton Juster

You're dead if you aim only for kids.
Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.
- Walt Disney

Look, just go sit at the card table with the rest of
the kids and let the adults run the country.
- James Woods

I've always been fascinated by the way that children
and animals suffer stoically in a way that I don't think adults do.
- Rebecca Miller

Today's population of adolescents and young adults
is the largest in our nation's history.
- Ruben Hinojosa

Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults,
in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards,
and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
- George Orwell

We should be dreaming.
We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults,
as a nation.
We stopped dreaming.
We should always have dreams.
- Herb Brooks

I'm blessed with eight children - though I'm talking about eight adults now.
- Ned Beatty

Even Tom Sawyer had a girlfriend and to talk about
adults without talking about their sex drives is like
talking about a window without glass.
- Grace Metalious

I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis.
I write for both children and adults.
- Kate DiCamillo

Kids - in a really good way - can talk about their
differences without the baggage that adults have.
- Jim McKay

Designer clothes worn by children are like snowsuits worn by adults.
Few can carry it off successfully.
- Fran Lebowitz

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they
want and adults pay for it.
Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want -
and their kids pay for it.
- Richard Lamm

Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the
offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage
is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
- Peter De Vries

Adults are always asking kids what they want to be
when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.
- Paula Poundstone

There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
- Alexander Chase

Christine and I haven't raised our children.
A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed
to helping them become faithful,
competent adults.
- Clayton Christensen

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect,
he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them,
he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself,
he becomes wise.
- Alden Nowlan

How you define yourself is a major issue for young people and adults alike.
- Jim McKay

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child.
They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it.
The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
- Elias Canetti

I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac.
- Temple Grandin

Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
- Isaiah Berlin

One of the most important things we adults can do for
young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be.
- Carol B. Hillman

When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting
to be more books geared towards young adults.
- Alison Bechdel

I started studying shyness in adults in 1972.
Shyness operates at so many different levels.
Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in 1977.
- Philip Zimbardo

What libertarians assert is simply that differences
among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.
- Tom G. Palmer

Millions of Americans, adults and children,
lack access to dental care.
- Michael K. Simpson

At this stage I am not involved with young adults as
closely as many other writers.
My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young.
- Margaret Mahy

I think innocence is something that adults project
upon children that's not really there.
- Donna Tartt

But there is no obvious reason for holding that some
normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults,
as paternalists of both left and right believe.
- Tom G. Palmer

To talk about adults without talking about their sex
drives is like talking about a window without glass.
- Grace Metalious

Animation is the one type of movie that really does
play for the entire audience.
Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.
- John Lasseter

You seldom get a censorship attempt from a 14-year-old boy.
It's the adults who get upset.
- Robert Cormier

The most dangerous thing about student riots is that
adults take them seriously.
- Georges Pompidou

As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes.
- Xavier Becerra

The adults don't know what's happening on the kids'
universe and the kids don't know what's happening on the adults' universe.
- Alice Hoffman

As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough.
People can be very unthinkingly callous.
- Dennis Potter

Studies indicate that most of young adults struggle
to grasp even the most basic financial principles that
will allow them to manage money and prepare for their future.
- Ron Lewis

I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms
as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go
anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults.
- William Joyce

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
- S. J. Perelman

Part of our responsibility as parents,
as adults, is to set examples for children.
But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults.
- Bobby McFerrin

Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky.
- Doug Coupland

They asked me what I thought about euthanasia.
I said I'm more concerned about the adults.
- Jay London

It is incumbent upon all of us to build communities
with the educational opportunities and support systems
in place to help our youth become successful adults.
- Ruben Hinojosa

I often meet adults in their 30s, 40s,
or 50s who, as soon as they recognize me,
suddenly become six years old again.
- Clayton Moore

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.
- Brian Aldiss

I think the State shouldn't poke its nose into the
sexual relations of consenting adults.
- Rocco Buttiglione

Adults under threat feel like children.
- Martha Beck


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