Childhood And Growing Up Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 60 Quotes About Childhood And Growing Up

#1. Summerhill children are allowed to go through their gangster period, and consequentially more furniture is destroyed. - Author: A.S. Neill
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#2. In increments both measurable and not, our childhood is stolen from us
not always in one momentous event but often in a series of small robberies, which add up to the same loss. - Author: John Irving
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#3. They had entered the thorny wilderness, and the golden gates of their childhood had for ever closed behind them. - Author: George Eliot
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#4. I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents. A child needs a mother and a father. I could not imagine my childhood without my mother. I also believe that it is cruel to take a baby away from its mother. - Author: Stefano Gabbana
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#5. There was a time when that kind of thing looked like the kingdom of heaven, but somewhere along the line it had lost its glow. Maybe that was just the cost of growing up. And maybe the cost of growing up was too high. - Author: James P. Blaylock
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#6. Brushing my little teeth every morning of my childhood, I stood on my tippy toes, leaned over the sink and said to myself that when I am a big girl I will see from this high.
Today I did the same thing, but the view from my toes was the same from flat feet.
I'm a big girl now. - Author: Audrey Regan
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#7. The American civil space program is growing to maturity. It has passed through the joys and crises of precocious childhood and now is being called upon to do grown-up things, like earn a living and establish permanent roots in space. - Author: John Noble Wilford
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#8. And if I sit in that room at the top of the house and I think about my life and if I shut my eyes from time to time and imagine being warm in the summer and I hear the bees buzzing and for a moment I truly am Alice in Wonderland, do you have the heart to tell me I am not? - Author: John Logan
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#9. Growing up in Chadds Ford, Pa., I shuttled between studio space in my parents' house and my grandfather's studio just up the hill. It was a solitary childhood, but I loved it. - Author: Jamie Wyeth
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#10. When it came to my childhood - growing up in a single-parent home, often struggling financially - my mother definitely instilled in me and my siblings this strength, this will, to just continue to survive and succeed. - Author: Misty Copeland
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#11. Growing up, music was an important part of my childhood. I see it being just as important in my children and all children's growth and development, and in a parent's connection with their children. - Author: Ziggy Marley
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#12. Growing up in the business you have to grow up very fast - you do have a different type of childhood, that has its benefits and it has its drawbacks. - Author: Jodie Sweetin
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#13. It's essential that a part of you not grow up. Childhood wonder gives us our spark and beauty. - Author: Robin Quivers
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#14. Philosophy is the childhood of the intellect, and a culture that tries to skip it will never grow up. - Author: Thomas Nagel
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#15. The most difficult journey any of us ever take in our adulthood is the return to our parents' house. A home visit makes us recall all of the childhood events that formed us. Returning home reacquaints us with family members and our former self. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#16. My dad worked all sorts of jobs when I was growing up and finally ended up as a surveyor; my mum delivers meals to old folk around where we live. We didn't have much money when I was growing up, but I had a very happy childhood. - Author: Michelle Dockery
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#17. I was a weird little kid. I was very irritable, bored, frustrated. I felt my imagination bubbling inside my head without having any way to express itself. Given a crayon and paper, I would not draw a train or a house. I would draw these monsters, beasts and demons. - Author: Clive Barker
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#18. The beige linoleum floor turned into the ocean, crashed and crashed against Lotto's shins. He sat down. How swiftly things spun. Two minutes ago he'd been a kid, thinking about his nintendo system, worried about asymptotes and signs. Now he was, heavy, adult. - Author: Lauren Groff
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#19. In a way, I had a very good and normal childhood. I had loving and caring parents. But I had a lot of quirks or problems when I was growing up. I had phobias and obsessions. - Author: Elyn Saks
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#20. On some days she was able to see both sun and moon at the same time. Like feuding cousins, they hung in two corners of the vast world-ceiling refusing to look at one another. The moon was always harder to spot and more faded, but it was there if you looked, as many things were. - Author: Carla H. Krueger
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#21. It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens. - Author: Fran Drescher
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#22. Growing up with the childhood that I had, I learned to never let a man make me feel helpless, and it also embedded a deep need in me to always stick up for women. - Author: Christina Aguilera
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#23. It's true that I had a bucolic, truly peaceful childhood, growing up in a house next to our family's orchard. We had a lot of books and art, but no electricity until I was eight years old. Since then, I have seen a lot of inner-city life, though. - Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
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#24. It's amazing the things that the heart and mind can endure. No one ever told me that growing up, so I often spent my childhood thinking something was wrong with me. - Author: Yassin Hall
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#25. She tried so hard to be brave, to be fierce as a wolverine and all, but sometimes she felt like she was just a little girl after all. - Author: George R R Martin
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#26. They have, and bring with them, that upper-body strength. They have apparently developed that in their childhood and growing up, and they've further advanced in that regard. - Author: Daryl Gates
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#27. The realization that my parents, too, felt pain and fear frightened me more than any strangers could. - Author: Sara Novic
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#28. The danger of growing up surrounded by endless sweet and salty industrial concoctions is not that we are innately incapable of resisting them but that the more frequently we eat them, especially in childhood, the more they train us to expect all food to taste this way. - Author: Bee Wilson
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#29. If you grow up ... in the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable, this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the downside of advantage, and relying purely on courage, it's possible. - Author: Russell Crowe
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#30. Being a child sucked. Being a teenager was worse. And being an adult seemed so far away that I had a better chance at swimming the length of the ocean than growing up. - Author: Shannon A. Thompson
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#31. It seems like a cliche, but you do grow up a lot faster when you travel a lot, go through things like this interview, spend time away from home and hang around with other actors. It's inevitable that you're not going to have a so-called normal childhood. - Author: Matt Dillon
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#32. At this early stage in our evolution, now through our infancy and into our childhood and then, with luck, our growing up, what our species needs most of all, right now, is simply a future. - Author: Lewis Thomas
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#33. Stasis is something that has marked my life since I was a boy growing up in Pittsburgh with my mother. It was the natural state that we existed in. For one thing, she suffered from a debilitating depression throughout my childhood, and depression is nothing if not static. - Author: Said Sayrafiezadeh
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#34. Oh hours of childhood,
when behind each shape more than the past appeared
and what streamed out before us was not the future.
We felt our bodies growing and were at times impatient to be grown up, half for the sake
of those with nothing left but their grownupness. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#35. It was too late. Maybe yesterday, while I was still a child, but not now. I knew too much, had seen too much, I was a child no longer now; innocence and childhood were forever lost, forever gone from me. - Author: William Faulkner
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#36. Somewhere slightly before or after the close of our second decade, we reach a momentous milestone
childhood's end. We have left asafe place and can't go home again. We have moved into a world where life isn't fair, where life is rarely what it should be. - Author: Judith Viorst
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#37. He was thirteen that year, the age when children splinter off and abandon the old loves. - Author: Mark Costello
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#38. Eventually, however, the denial turned into emptiness and my childhood ended. - Author: Floyd C. Forsberg
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#39. Resting on the roots of this old oak I lean back against his knotted trunk, shine my granny smith on my sleeve And ponder the days ... - Author: Kellie Elmore
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#40. It doesn't matter. I've moved on from something that was never there to begin with. That's one of the dire things about escaping from childhood. Eventually you grow up and realize the things you wanted when you were young weren't really yours to ask for.
I know that now. - Author: T.J. Klune
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#41. A lot of childhood effort, worry, and whispering goes into cracking the codes of adult life. Children have to be accomplished spies. - Author: Vera B. Williams
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#42. The phrase 'Boys will be boys,' reflects that a male child is expected to be unpredictable and occasionally troublesome. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#43. I wrote about ... my childhood, when dreams were small and attainable for all. When sweets were a penny and god was a rabbit. - Author: Sarah Winman
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#44. Everything was brighter and more colorful in those years, as if my childhood was ending in an explosion of unreal passion that made my life feel sacred and holy. - Author: Roman Payne
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#45. Sometimes, when you were thinking about something, trying to understand it, it opened up in your head without you expecting it to, like it was a soft spongy light unfolding, and you understood, it made sense forever ... - Author: Roddy Doyle
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#46. I think of childhood as an explosion of creativity. For most people, growing up and earning a living means leaving all that behind. But an artist never leaves that behind. Edwin Mullhouse was my way of exploring the child as artist and, under the guise of childhood, something larger. - Author: Steven Millhauser
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#47. When we strive to remove all risk from childhood we also remove the foundations of a rational adulthood, and we eliminate the very experiences that will help kids grow up to be the empowered, creative, brave problem-solvers that they can and must be. - Author: Gever Tulley
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#48. Drop the fear. Fear was taken up by you in your childhood, unconsciously. Now consciously drop it and be mature. Then the life can be a light which goes on deepening as you go on growing. - Author: Rajneesh
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#49. Every child should be given the right to grow up and become a productive citizen. This will not happen unless, at the very least, basic food needs are met. Ending childhood hunger should be a national priority. - Author: Pamela Sue Martin
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#50. I am concerned that my children will grow up sheltered from the public. I am concerned that the children get to experience childhood and youth in their time without constant monitoring. It has been very important for both the Crown Prince and myself. - Author: Mette-Marit, Crown Princess Of Norway
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#51. But maybe that was what it meant to grow up and have the seemingly infinite possibility of childhood vanish in an instant. You had to press on, no matter how dark and narrow the path ahead seemed. - Author: Martha Brockenbrough
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#52. The toughest thing for me was growing up and being stared at and being looked at and being talked about in that particular way. Other than that it was a good childhood. - Author: Wilt Chamberlain
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#53. Growing up sometimes forces us to confront the distance between our childhood hope and the truth. - Author: Sara Shandler
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#54. This was a factory, a sorting house. We were no different from dogs and pigs and cows: all of us were allowed to play when we were small, but then, just before reaching maturity, we were sorted and classified. Being a high school student was the first step toward becoming a domestic animal. - Author: Ryu Murakami
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#55. And though I had misgiving--obvious ones, too--one overwhelming thing drove me on: on the borderlands, my father would need me as much as I'd need him. That's what made me so blindly ready to go off with him. What boy doesn't wait his whole childhood to walk alongside his father on equal terms? - Author: Peter Geye
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#56. To be honest, I've always made films and I never really stopped, starting with little stop-motion experiments using my dad's Super 8 camera. In my mind, it's all one big continuum of filmmaking and I've never changed. - Author: Christopher J. Nolan
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#57. By the time we began to understand enough about what the world to ask the right questions, our visit is over, and someone else is visiting, asking the same questions. - Author: D.K. LeVick
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#58. And he imagines cars
and rides them in his dreams,
so lonely growing up among
the imaginary automobiles
and dead souls of Tarrytown
to create
out of his own imagination
the beauty of his wild
forebears - a mythology
he cannot inherit. - Author: Allen Ginsberg
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#59. No, you become a man when you first decide to put away the things of childhood, the talk of childhood, and the thoughts of childhood. You decide because you cannot be treated as both a man and a boy. Because you are either one or the other, but you are not both ... - Author: Carew Papritz
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#60. All roads seem to have come back to Doctor Who in our life. But, no, it was a huge part of my growing up. I was a massive fan and it certainly inspired me to get into acting and to be ... one of those people that tells stories on TV. That was a huge part of my childhood. - Author: David Tennant
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