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Growing Up Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Growing Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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 was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

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 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

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

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 did gymnastics when I was growing up and to this
day I can still do the splits.
- Kristin Kreuk

I had a great time with baseball growing up.
I was lucky to grow up with it and to learn.
- Nick Johnson

I guess I'm growing up in the film world.
- Devon Sawa

Growing up is not being so dead-set on making everybody happy.
- Reba McEntire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

I just didn't work that much while the kids were growing up.
- Jill Clayburgh

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

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought.
I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped
my dad print his negatives.
- Kim Weston

I haven't had a lot of celebrities around me growing up.
- Amber Tamblyn

Growing old is not growing up.
- Douglas Horton

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

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

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

It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl,
as opposed to some other, different kind.
And I think that made a great deal of difference to
me growing up and in my life afterward.
- Elena Kagan

I learned how to sign because when I was growing up
in California in order to get into college you needed
two semesters of language to get into a University of California school.
- Camryn Manheim

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

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

Growing up in Denver, I'm sure it started with loving the Colorado mountains.
- Gale Norton

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

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

My interests were in fantasy more than comics growing up.
- Brandon Routh

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

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

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

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

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

Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I'm an actor.
- Lauren Graham

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

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

Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain,
derived a distrust which has grown with the years not
just of Germany but of all continental Europe.
- Douglas Hurd

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Off-Broadway.
You either got your show on or you didn't.
- Stephen Sondheim

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

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

When I was growing up, there were just the three channels,
so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day.
Now there's been this explosion.
- Rory Bremner

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


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