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Wise Quotes about Growing Up

May you find great value in these Growing Up quotes and sayings.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

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

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

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

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

I think that's good that I have to watch how I act and what I say.
I think that's a part of growing up.
- Puff Daddy

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
- Tom Stoppard

I always hated my mole growing up.
I even thought about having it removed.
At the time I didn't do it because I thought it would hurt,
and now I'm glad I didn't.
- Niki Taylor

Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

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

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

I never had any hang-ups about sex.
As for being sexually repressed, nothing could be further from the truth.
There are more hang-ups now than ever there were when I was growing up.
- Mary Whitehouse

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

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

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

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

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

My family...
always had the value of the family table and these
cultural influences of growing up.
- Emeril Lagasse

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

I don't think about that.
I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech.
That wasn't on my mind.
So what I do is the best work I can do.
- Adam Sandler

I always felt like I was a freak when I was growing
up and that there was something wrong with me because
I couldn't fit in anywhere.
- Madonna Ciccone

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

You have to remember that when I met Elvis,
you know, it wasn't the fanfare that it is today or
even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up.
- Priscilla Presley

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

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

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

Fashion is in my blood.
Growing up, I was always clacking around the house in my mother's shoes.
- Sophia Bush

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

Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
- Chili Davis

I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father,
but it was rough growing up.
We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works.
- Ira Levin

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

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable,
fine for quick consumption, but they have survived
50 years and are still growing.
- Manuel Puig

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

Growing old is not growing up.
- Douglas Horton

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

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

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

When I was a kid a growing up in Ontario,
Canada, Lake Erie was so polluted, I never thought it would ever,
EVER be turned around where they could start cleaning it out in my lifetime!
- Rick Danko

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

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

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

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

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

I hate that word, mature, but I guess I am growing up.
- Sheryl Crow

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


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