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Growing Up Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Growing Up.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

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

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

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

There are two types of Chinese growing up in America.
One is the kind that does really well in school,
with thick, thick glasses.
And the other is involved with the gangs.
- Donnie Yen

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was
growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton

Movies I liked growing up were like Francis Ford Coppolla
movies and Scorsese movies.
- Owen Wilson

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, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

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

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

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

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

As a kid growing up in the little city of Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario, I dreamed of one day playing in the NHL,
but never did I expect it to be as much fun as it turned out to be.
- Ron Francis

As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up.
He liked a lot of early hip hop.
My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it.
- Taryn Manning

When I was growing up, I always knew that if I ever got anything,
I was going to give back as much as I can.
I learned that all you have to be willing to do is give your time.
- Darius Rucker

But the truth is, growing up in California,
we knew nothing about hockey.
- Leigh Steinberg

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up.
Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
- Lenny Kravitz

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

The turning point in the process of growing up is when
you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
- Max Lerner

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

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

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

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

I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up
because I had this horrible psycho father.
Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more.
- Courtney Love

I never listened to country music growing up.
- Deana Carter

When I was growing up, I'd be in the choir.
My mum was the organist in the church,
so I'd sing in the church.
- Enya

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

In the scattered settlements of this Diocese,
schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number,
and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
- John Strachan

Although I was not aware of it at the time,
the experience of growing up during the Great Depression
was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
- Lawrence R. Klein

Being a kid and growing up is such a cool part of life.
- Devon Werkheiser

Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic
experience that can affect every aspect of a child's life,
growth, and development.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

For me, the great problem growing up in England was
that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be,
and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
- John Cleese

As a youngster, I played in Little League,
Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.
- Jim Evans

I didn't know I was a conservative when it didn't matter to me growing up.
- Herman Cain

I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up.
Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.
- Mike Krzyzewski

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

When I was growing up, Green Day had just come out.
- Deryck Whibley

Growing up I felt like my nose was big.
I was always like, 'I'm going to get a nose job one day'.
I'm glad I didn't.
- Ashlee Simpson

I sang in church growing up.
Memphis is the blues capital of the world,
we like to say.
- Justin Timberlake

In some cases I feel like they haven't appreciated
enough that growing up doesn't mean boring and old and not full of life.
I like to talk about that also.
- Jody Watley

When you were growing up in the 30s,
20s,
of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington,
D.C., area were required to live among themselves.
- Ed Smith

I didn't see a ton of movies growing up.
- Kelly Preston

When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up,
some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.
- Henry A. Wallace

I had a lot of growing up to do.
A lot of times, I learned the hard way.
- Allen Iverson

Next? Growing up to be Clint Eastwood,
I hope.
- Steven Bauer


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