Sometimes when you browse through old photo albums or videos, you feel a lump in your throat. Where did those wonder years go? Growing up may not seem so exciting when you are actually in the process. But when you look back, even the biggest crisis seems like a fond memory. So if you are in the growing-up years and do not know how to beat the pimples and the heartaches, don't worry. Here are some growing-up quotes to help you grow up.
- The Wonder Years
Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers; the next day you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.
- Alden Nowlan
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
- May Lamberton Becker
We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
- Walt Disney
Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that.
- Christopher Morley
We've had bad luck with children; they've all grown up.
- Meredith Grey
I've heard that it's possible to grow up -- I've just never met anyone who's actually done it.
- Dr. James C. Dobson
Sometimes, we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.
- Tom Stoppard
Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
- John J. Plomp
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
- P. J. O'Rourke
You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
- Elizabeth Taylor
I think I'm finally growing up -- and about time.
- Elvis Presley
I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it's a natural thing.
- Abraham Lincoln
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- J. M. Barrie
Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples.
- Mary Beth Danielson
If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.
- Ethel Barrymore
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself.
- M. Scott Peck
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
- The Wonder Years
Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn't have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves... for growing up.
- Sylvia Plath
Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up, step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.
- Casey Stengel
The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Woody Harrelson
A grownup is a child with layers on.
- Christopher Atkins
Now I'm growing and I can see my faults. I can look at myself objectively and say I can't blame anyone else; it was my own damn fault.
- Beverly Mitchell
Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart.