Adults quotes

  • The adults were completely wrong.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Adults #Relatable

  • Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Teacher #Children #Adults

  • Young people and adults need equitable relationships-they do not need equal ones.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #People #Adults #Needs

  • The wish to be understood may be our most vengeful demand, may be the way we hang on, as asults, to our grudge against our mothers; the way we never let our mothers off the hook for their not meeting our every need. Wanting to be understood, as adults, can be our most violent form of nostalgia.
    -- Adam Phillips

    #Mother #Wish #Adults

  • A lot of negative words adults call the young, like 'naive,' 'impulsive' and 'way too connected online,' are all things we can turn into strengths to help us.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Adults #Negative #Way

  • The traits the word 'childish' addresses are seen so often in adults that we should abolish this age-discriminatory word when it comes to criticizing behavior associated with irresponsibility and irrational thinking.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Thinking #Age #Adults

  • The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather better adults than you have been.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Kids #Goal #Adults

  • I think modelling was like the university of life, really. You get to travel but you get thrown into this adult world, which is kind of quite scary.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Thinking #Scary #Adults

  • The 2.5 billion adults [around the world] without access to financial services are disproportionately women and young people. There are at least 44 million unbanked or underbanked people in the United States, so clearly financial inclusion is needed in all markets.
    -- Ajaypal Singh Banga

    #People #Around The World #Adults

  • When there's an adult person who's scaring you, you grow up pretty quickly.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Growing Up #Adults #Grows

  • Even if there was such a thing as a half-price sale at the local Ming outlet shop, she would have to work ten lifetimes to make up such a sum. Always supposing that it wasn't one of a kind. Panic was no longer merely rearing. It was thundering through her at full throttle. There was only one thing to be done, she realized. The mature, responsible, adult thing to do. Hide the evidence.
    -- Alexandra Ivy

    #Adults #Done #Half

  • I was raised with adults. I skipped knowing how to interact as a normal teenage person.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Teenage #Knowing #Adults

  • Regression to the stage of early infancy is not a suitable method in and of itself. Such a regression can only be effective if it happens in the natural course of therapy and if the client is able to maintain adult consciousness at the same time.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Adults #Able #Regression

  • When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults.
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Growing Up #Book #Adults

  • Adults often assume that most learning is the result of teaching and that exploratory, spontaneous learning is unusual. But actually, spontaneous learning is more fundamental.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Teaching #Adults #Fundamentals

  • You should stop and listen to yourselves sometimes. 'We're practically adults, let us run wild.' 'We're only kids, leave us alone.'...You can't have it both ways.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Running #Kids #Adults

  • For the first half of my adult life, I was a Democrat.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Adults #Half #Firsts

  • I don't need to prove I'm an adult by being ultra-sexy that's immature
    -- Aly Michalka

    #Sexy #Immature #Adults

  • I think any good literature, whether it's for children or for adults, will appeal to everybody. As far as children's literature goes, adults should be able to read it and enjoy it as much as a child would.
    -- Amber Benson

    #Children #Thinking #Adults

  • According to the most trustworthy statistics the number of adult Dullards in the United States is but little short of thirty millions, including the statisticians.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Numbers #Adults #United States

  • To be honest, I think kids have got a lot more going on than adults. They've got their heads screwed on a lot better.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Kids #Thinking #Adults

  • Everyone says buying your first apartment makes you feel like an adult. What no one mentions is that selling it turns you right back into a child.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Children #Emotional #Adults

  • When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then, I've always gone on my instincts.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Long #Adults #Gone

  • The mind, placed before any kind of difficulty, can find an ideal outlet in the absurd. Accommodation to the absurd readmits adults to the mysterious realm inhabited by children.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Children #Mind #Adults

  • There are fairy stories to be written for adults. Stories that are still in a green state.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Adults #Stories #Green

  • Everyone prefers some foods over others, but some adults take this tendency to an extreme. These people tend to prefer the kinds of bland food they may have enjoyed as children - such as plain or buttered pasta, macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza, French fries and grilled cheese sandwiches - and to restrict their eating to just a few dishes.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Children #People #Adults

  • I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.
    -- Andrew Wiles

    #Dream #Childhood #Adults

  • I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine.
    -- Andrew Wiles

    #Mean #Adults #Privilege

  • On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that brought in big audiences, adults as well as primary and secondary school students. On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #School #Hands #Adults

  • Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Adults #Cinema #Our Society

  • Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it's to raise kids who become great adults.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Kids #Goal #Adults

  • The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Book #Adults #Sophisticated

  • I watched 'My Girl' as an adult pretty recently, and it's a good movie.
    -- Anna Chlumsky

    #Girl #Good Movie #Adults

  • Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they're very bright. But there's a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy.
    -- Anna Chlumsky

    #Cute #Kids #Adults

  • I like to think of myself less like 'an adult' and more like a 'former fetus.'
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Thinking #Adults #Fetus

  • The adult relation to books is one of absorbing rather than being absorbed.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Book #Adults #Relation

  • The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn from limb from limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Children #Alive #Adults

  • Avoidance behavior is a response designed to protect the infant from behavioral disorganization. If we transfer this concept to adult life, we can see that an avoidant infant might very well develop into a person whose principal need was to find some kind of meaning and order in life which was not entirely, or even chiefly, dependent upon interpersonal relationships
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Order #Adults #Needs

  • Children have an unerring instinct for knowing when they are being patronized. They go immediately on the defensive against head-patting adults who treat them like strange beings.
    -- Art Linkletter

    #Children #Knowing #Adults

  • Sometimes I don't feel like a functioning adult
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Adults #Sometimes #Feels

  • The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it will ridicule any departure from it.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Society #Adults #Groups

  • I think when you're an adult you start to like the very things that make you different. If you obsess about some defect, you make it obvious to everyone, and suddenly everyone is staring at just that defect. It's always like that. The more you hide something, the more it shows. But when you accept your defect, suddenly no one on earth sees it anymore.
    -- Audrey Tautou

    #Thinking #Adults #Different

  • Children accept many things adults will not accept, since the world of a child is a constant revelation without any need for knowledge of cause and effect.
    -- August Derleth

    #Children #Adults #Needs

  • Can we not interpret our adult wisdom into the language of boyhood?
    -- Baden Powell de Aquino

    #Wisdom #Adults #Boyhood

  • Was that what it means to be an adult, to live with ugly ambiguities?
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Mean #Adults #Ugly

  • No one can survive childhood without being wounded. Everyone remembers at least one time when their parents rejected them, pushed them away, even though they may have still been in the womb, blind, and unable to speak. That's why, as adults, we all look for someone to become our parents again, and for someone to look after us in times of need. And we search for a person to live with who can provide the companionship we so desperately want.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Childhood #Parent #Adults

  • We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it's not just my way or the highway.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Playing Games #Adults #Want

  • What Washington needs is adult supervision.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Presidential #Political #Adults

  • Will you explain to me why people encourage delusional behaviour in children, and medicate it in adults?
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Children #People #Adults

  • Small children do not belong at an adult party, and especially should not be used like trained midgets to help serve martinis.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Children #Party #Adults

  • If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox.
    -- Barry Lopez

    #Inspirational Life #Responsibility #Adults

  • At a very young age I was allowed to go into the cinema and watch adult films.
    -- Baz Luhrmann

    #Age #Adults #Watches

  • A teacher is frequently the only adult in the pupil's environment who treats him with respect.
    -- Bel Kaufman

    #Teacher #Adults #Environment

  • Popular escapist fiction enchants adult readers without challenging them to be educated for critical consciousness.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Challenges #Adults #Fiction

  • When you're a boy your life can be measured out as a series of uncomfortable conversations reluctantly initiated by adults in an effort to tell you things that you either already know or really don't want to know.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Boys #Effort #Adults

  • As a child, one looks for compliments. As an adult, one looks for evidence of effectiveness.
    -- Ben Bradlee

    #Children #Effectiveness #Adults

  • I have spent the better part of my adult life standing up and fighting for working families.
    -- Bernie Sanders

    #Fighting #Adults #Standing

  • One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself.
    -- Betsy Z. Cohen

    #Sister #Adults #Realization

  • I have spent my tenure in office - and, in fact, my adult lifetime - fighting for things that I care deeply about. And as anyone who knows me will tell you, I do not back down from tough fights.
    -- Bev Perdue

    #Fighting #Office #Adults

  • Our relationships, relationships between adults, how all those pieces fit together - that's the most complicated thing we all face.
    -- Bill Condon

    #Together #Faces #Adults

  • Many of us go from being taken care of as children to taking care of others as adults. Shouldn't there be a time when we learn to take care of ourselves?
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Children #Taken #Adults

  • Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid, to me there's nothing real about it; it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece.
    -- Bill Griffith

    #Real #Kids #Adults

  • A lot of people are doing television now. Great, legendary actors are doing movies on cable and stuff now, and you can't blame them, because they're still doing adult dramas and adult comedies on those stations.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Drama #People #Adults

  • Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
    -- Blake Clark

    #Army #Boys #Adults

  • I have a big family and no one ever treated me like a child. They always treated me like an adult, like an equal.
    -- Blake Lively

    #Children #Big Families #Adults

  • I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults.
    -- Bobby Vinton

    #Teenager #Adults #Records

  • In fact, I want to be a Transformer as an adult. I would transform into a Gulf Stream 500.
    -- Brad Delson

    #Adults #Want #Facts

  • Then I'm going?" Kendra asked. The adults in the room exchanged tacit glances before nodding. Then we only have one more problem left to discuss," Seth said. Everyone turned to him. How do I get invited
    -- Brandon Mull

    #Adults #Nodding #Rooms

  • We are the most in-debt, obese, addicted and medicated adult cohort in U.S. history.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Adults

  • We're a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Children #Stressed #Adults

  • I've found what makes children happy doesn't always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Children #Adults #Courageous

  • Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?
    -- Brené Brown

    #Children #Growing Up #Adults

  • The question isn't so much, Are you parenting the right way? as it is: Are you the adult you want your child to grow up to be?
    -- Brené Brown

    #Children #Growing Up #Adults

  • I actually was rebelling as all young adults tend to do at or around the age of 19, to experiment with their lives and have fun.
    -- Brian Bosworth

    #Fun #Age #Adults

  • Only three percent of adults have written goals, and everyone else works for them.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Goal #Adults #Three

  • Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don't deny anything, I don't advocate anything, I just live with it.
    -- Bruce Springsteen

    #Adults #Answers #Rock N Roll

  • Love between two adults is always conditional. You can fall out of love because you are able to fall in love.
    -- Bryan Cranston

    #Falling In Love #Two #Adults

  • I like to protect children. I mean, there's nothing wrong with having adult programming for mature adults that can selectively decide what they want to watch and what they don't want to watch.
    -- Burt Ward

    #Children #Mean #Adults

  • Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction ; they can be deceived by the stories in the women's magazines.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Children #School #Adults

  • Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Childhood #Adults #Approval

  • What is a child?" he asks her. The diamond gaze does not flinch. "Creatures that are sold on the street by their parents, to get the coin to make more children." She paused. "Adults sell themselves.
    -- C.S. Friedman

    #Children #Parent #Adults

  • Girls are really looking to places that have limits and boundaries: where adults are the adults and there are rules, and where they feel safe.
    -- Caitlin Flanagan

    #Girl #Adults #Safe

  • Anybody who thinks there is any vague chance of adult exchange with a child is up the spout; and would be much less disappointed if they recognized the chasm unbridgeably dividing them.
    -- Caitlin Thomas

    #Children #Thinking #Adults

  • My mom told me, 'don't grow up too quickly; once you're an adult, you're an adult.'
    -- Camilla Belle

    #Mom #Growing Up #Adults

  • I'm looking forward to writing more novels for young adults.
    -- Candace Bushnell

    #Writing #Adults #Looking Forward

  • Once I got my driver's license everybody treated me like I was an adult.
    -- Candace Cameron

    #Adults #Drivers #Treated

  • The purpose of adult education is to help them to learn, not to teach them all you know and thus stop them from learning.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Teaching #Adults #Purpose

  • I love doing serious movies for adults.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Movie #Adults #Serious

  • I wrote eight full-length adult novels in my twenties. None of them were published
    -- Caroline B. Cooney

    #Eight #Twenties #Adults

  • There's so much to think about when you're becoming an adult, and there's so many great poems about that apprehension and excitement.
    -- Caroline Kennedy

    #Thinking #Adults #Becoming An Adult

  • Nine out of ten adult Americans have a checking account. It's the most widely used financial services product in the United States.
    -- Carolyn Maloney

    #Adults #United States #Nine

  • Compassion should be our animating principle when undertaking instruction with children and adults, since they are made in God's image.
    -- Catherine McAuley

    #Children #Compassion #Adults

  • Puppies and kids naturally go together, but it's up to the adults to teach them how to do it the right way.
    -- Cesar Millan

    #Kids #Together #Adults

  • With everyone born human, a poet - an artist - is born, who dies young and who is survived by an adult.
    -- Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

    #Wise #Artist #Adults

  • I was a little shocked at how adult some of the humor was, because I was never that into animation before and when I watched 'Shrek' I really laughed out loud.
    -- Cheryl Hines

    #Adults #Littles #Loud

  • I still collect toys. Toys are a reflection of society. They are the tools that society uses to teach and enculturate children into the adult world. Toys are not innocent.
    -- Chris Burden

    #Children #Reflection #Adults

  • Children should always feel like the adults are living in this world to nurture them, to take care of them, to protect them from any bad thing that might come.
    -- Chris Cornell

    #Children #Adults #World

  • Don`t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don`t want to become
    -- Chris Hadfield

    #Adults #Want #Kicks

  • I've gone from being bullied by jocks as a kid to being bullied by nerds as an adult.
    -- Chris Hardwick

    #Kids #Nerd #Adults

  • As kids, our experiences shape our opinions of ourselves and the world around us, and that's who we become as adults.
    -- Chris Hemsworth

    #Kids #Adults #World