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Growing Up Quotes

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The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

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If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO

 

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

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Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

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

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

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

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

We're all just trying to fit in and find ourselves,
particularly when we're growing up.
- Geri Halliwell

When I was growing up, I always read horror books,
while my sister read romance novels.
- Dorothy Allison

It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal.
When I was growing up, my family was always moving.
I had to meet new people all the time.
And they'd laugh.
- Calista Flockhart

When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city.
Parents worked all the time.
They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood
so I felt like I just didn't fit in.
Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart,
or whatever.
- Halle Berry

Growing up, my brother and I were begging for attention.
- Jeremy London

When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums,
and we'd talk about life.
Those times helped shape who I became.
- Jill Scott

I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do 'til I find the voice.
Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they
want to say to the world.
- Sasha Alexander

I get very caught up with things.
I used to be dominated by domestic things.
I had a lovely house in LA-and it became this growing,
mad obsession.
- Kyle MacLachlan

I felt like a dork growing up so this is shocking.
- Christina Milian

There are things about growing up in a small town that
you can't necessarily quantify.
- Brandon Routh

When I was growing up there was a product made by Sony
called the Sony Walkman -
a rage,
everyone had to have one.
Well, you don't hear about the Walkman anymore.
- Kevin Rollins

One curious thing about growing up is that you don't
only move forward in time;
you move backwards as well,
as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.
- Philip Pullman

I don't mind snakes.
Growing up in South Africa there were a couple a snakes around...
and I'm not talking just about the government!
- Trevor Rabin

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

Growing up, I was very much interested in jazz music.
- Jan Hammer

But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did -
of course,
television when I was growing up, there was no television.
So I didn't know anything about it.
- Pat Robertson

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

Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all
a part of the first real growing up that we do.
- Judd Nelson

I don't think I ever set my goals that high.
As a kid growing up I just wanted an opportunity to
race and to be able to make a living doing it.
It just came together.
- Larry Dixon

Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden,
digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
- J. B. Priestley

I am still into the people I listened to growing up,
so I completely remember what is like to be a fan,
I haven't changed.
- Lenny Kravitz

Charles Barkley, I used to watch him growing up.
Then I met him.
He was a big teddy bear.
- Shannon Miller

If I had to come up with something that just came to me,
I think growing up in a small town, I want knowledge.
I still think today, knowledge is one of the keys.
- Herschel Walker

I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy.
A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean,
very tidy, very organized.
- Robert Blake

Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want
to be a journalist when I was growing up.
- Carol Burnett

Professionally, I remember Cronkite as a kid growing up,
and more so for me, the importance of Cronkite was
not him sitting there at the anchor desk,
but him out there doing things.
- Ed Bradley

I'm not a person who particularly had heros when growing up.
- Dennis Ritchie

Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes.
- Annette Funicello

I was growing up in the 50's and 60's.
Back then they didn't even know what dyslexia was.
- Bruce Jenner

I didn't know when I was growing up that this was a very special program,
that this wasn't going on in other parts of the country.
Now I realize that I was lucky.
- Benny Green

Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.
- John Cale

Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained,
it needed to shake, it needed to evolve.
- Emeril Lagasse

The thing about being an actor is that you're in the
business of not growing up.
- Luke Wilson

It evolved from my experience in the fifties,
growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot
of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible.
- Warren Farrell

Newlyweds, they have this ideal, this picture of what marriage is like,
something similar of their favorite memories growing up.
If only it were that simple.
- William Taylor

Growing up I didn't watch movies.
- Denzel Washington

Growing up in a particular neighborhood,
growing up in a working-class family,
not having much money, all of those things fire you
and can give you an edge,
can give you an anger.
- Gary Oldman

So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good,
but it's mostly too late: finding a family and a job
or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime.
- Polly Toynbee

Growing up, I thought I was white.
It didn't occur to me I was Asian-American until I
was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice.
- Maya Lin

I have the power of my height.
Growing up, it was a total drawback.
There was nothing good about it at all.
- Allison Janney

Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up.
He had a series of good bands.
I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me.
And he did a couple of times.
- Levon Helm

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

It was a small provincial place with great people and
I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens.
- Fran Drescher

Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid
growing up in this strange,
weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid.
And Patrick's vision was so complete there.
- Neil Jordan


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