Growing Up quotes

  • Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Mother #Growing Up #House

  • I don't want to analyze myself or anything, but I think, in fact I know this to be true, that I enter the world through what I write. I grew up believing, and continue to believe, that I am a screw-up, that growing up with my family and friends, I had nothing to offer in any conversation. But when I started writing, suddenly there was something that I brought to the party that was at a high-enough level.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Growing Up #Party #Believe

  • I didn't grow up a theatre kid, going to theatre camps. I played sports, and that was my main direction. But luckily, I never had to choose between sports and theatre.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Sports #Growing Up #Kids

  • Growing up on a farm was the best. I remember loving that expanse of space. The sky at night was so clear, I could see every star.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Stars #Growing Up #Night

  • Now it is the blood of Jesus which saves, and it is the same blood which cleanses and sanctifies; and as we had to come lo Jesus to be plunged into the fountain, so we have to abide in Jesus by fellowship, to grow up into Christlikeness.
    -- Abbott Eliot Kittredge

    #Jesus #Growing Up #Blood

  • My dad was so much fun growing up.
    -- Abby Elliott

    #Dad #Growing Up #Fun

  • Growing up in Poland, I didn't have the experience of going to Disneyland as a child, so I don't have any childhood memories connected to it, good or bad.
    -- Abel Korzeniowski

    #Children #Growing Up #Memories

  • Kids grow up awfully fast these days,"she said. "You should try to have a good relationship with your kids, no matter what they do.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Growing Up

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

    #Motivational #Cute #Growing Up

  • Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession. But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal. D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?
    -- Abraham Polonsky

    #Children #Growing Up #Nice

  • You can't have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Growing Up #Coffee #Two

  • The kids that are different and out there and expressive and are bold with those choices, those are the people that grow up to be people we all want to hang out with, that become celebrities or become really successful in what they do because they believe in who they are.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Growing Up #Believe #Kids

  • Growing up as a kid my father was British and a soccer player. His idol was a guy that passed the ball a lot, Stanley Matthews. Our family thought if you could be unselfish your teammates would always like you.
    -- Adam Oates

    #Soccer #Growing Up #Father

  • I'm kind of glad that I was able to properly grow up before becoming a massive movie star.
    -- Adam Rayner

    #Stars #Growing Up #Able

  • I was a big fan of Kurt Russell growing up and I always wanted to be the modern day Kurt Russell.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Growing Up #Fans #Modern

  • I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Growing Up #Hard Work #People

  • This character feels so much like my brother. He has two children. He has a wife. He works with me. He chooses to stay in New Hampshire because he wants his kids to grow up in the school they started with. He doesn't want them to lose friends. He is his family's hero.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Brother #Children #Growing Up

  • No matter your position or place in life, it is imperative to create opportunities for children so that we can grow up to blow you away.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Children #Growing Up #Blow

  • Young people are often asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' and given advice about how to lead meaningful adult lives, but where's the encouragement to lead meaningful lives right now?
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Meaningful #Encouragement #Growing Up

  • I was the kid growing up who would play with G.I. Joes in a pink dress and then run off to play with my Barbies. It doesn't mean that I'm less girly, it just means that I have this other side of me. It's kinda cool to be a little bit of both, I think.
    -- Adrianne Palicki

    #Running #Girly #Growing Up

  • My favorite action movie growing up was 'Supergirl.' It wasn't good by any stretch of the imagination, but it was my favorite because I wanted to be her. I have a Supergirl tattoo.
    -- Adrianne Palicki

    #Tattoo #Growing Up #Imagination

  • At a certain point we need to grow up; we need to look inside ourselves for our inner guidance. There are things most human beings know; they just don't want to know them. They know deep down that certain things in their lives are working or aren't working, that certain parts of their lives are functional and others are dysfunctional. But sometimes, as human beings, we don't want to know what's not convenient. So we pretend not to know.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Growing Up #Needs #Looks

  • For me, I never ever felt the ownership or any identity with any community of disabilities. I didn't grow up being told that I was a disabled child.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Children #Growing Up #Community

  • No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are.
    -- Aimee Teegarden

    #Growing Up #Teenager #Awkward

  • I was never part of that cliquey girl drama. Most of my friends were guys growing up, so I was never part of that whole toxic energy. It seemed like way too much hassle.
    -- Aimee Teegarden

    #Girl #Growing Up #Drama

  • It's easy when you grow up in fear to act out of fear. I don't want to embrace that fear; I prefer to be kind.
    -- Akhil Sharma

    #Growing Up #Want #Be Kind

  • We all learn by imitating, as children, as students, as novices in the world of business. And then we grow up and learn to blend our innate abilities with the rules or principles we have learned.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Children #Growing Up #Learning

  • I felt like the luckiest kid in the world. And I was. I was growing up middle-class in a time when growing up middle-class in America meant there would be jobs for my parents, good schools for me to prepare myself for a career, and, if I worked hard and played by the rules, a chance for me to do anything I wanted.
    -- Al Franken

    #Jobs #Growing Up #School

  • I'd seen 'Interview with A Vampire' and saw Dracula movies growing up, but I never thought, 'I love vampires; I have to do a show about vampires.'
    -- Alan Ball

    #Growing Up #Vampire #Saws

  • And as I stumbled onto Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, it was the first time I had ever read any sort of philosophy that really made a tremendous amount of sense. What I liked that was missing from my experience of Christianity growing up was a sort of acceptance, a sort of being OK with being imperfect and not focusing on the sin.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Growing Up #Philosophy #Buddhism

  • Growing up in a Canadian household that was more British than Big Ben, I dreamed of flying to England myself and visiting the places my family never tired of talking about. I always woke up before the plane landed.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Growing Up #Tired #Talking

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

    #Growing Up #Adults #Grows

  • Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Travel #Growing Up #Reading

  • Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They're really not. They're just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It's that way everywhere.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Softball #Jobs #Growing Up

  • Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Inspirational #Growing Up #Teenage

  • A world grows up around me. Am I shaping it, or do its predetermined contours guide my hand?
    -- Alan Moore

    #Growing Up #Hands #World

  • I didnt really grow up a comic book fanatic. I was a big baseball player, and my passion in life, in third grade, was collecting baseball cards. That was my childhood thing.
    -- Alan Ritchson

    #Baseball #Growing Up #Book

  • I didn't really grow up a comic book fanatic.
    -- Alan Ritchson

    #Growing Up #Book #Comic

  • I wish we could grow up about it, I'm sure we are contributing to global warming, and we must do all we can to reduce that, but our climate has always changed. The Romans had vineyards in Yorkshire. We're all on this bandwagon of 'Ban the 4x4 in Fulham'. Why didn't we have global warming during the Industrial Revolution? In those days you couldn't have seen across the street for all the carbon emissions and the crap coming out of the chimneys.
    -- Alan Titchmarsh

    #Growing Up #Wish #Climate

  • Many people never grow up. They stay all their lives with a passionate need for external authority and guidance, pretending not to trust their own judgment.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Growing Up #People #Needs

  • If you look at our theories of social pathology and then at the dismal conditions in which children grow up in our ghettos, you would predict that all of them would be on drugs or psychological basket cases. Yet if you use criteria like gainful employment, forming partnerships and life without crime, you will find that most of those kids make it.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Children #Growing Up #Kids

  • If it weren't for Jesus, I would not be where I am today and my life would be without purpose. I've heard kids say they want to be just like me when they grow up. They should know I want to be just like Jesus.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Jesus #Growing Up #Kids

  • Growing up is never straight forward. There are moments when everything is fine, and other moments where you realize that there are certain memories that you'll never get back, and certain people that are going to change, and the hardest part is knowing that there's nothing you can do except watch them.
    -- Alden Nowlan

    #Memories #Growing Up #Knowing

  • There is yet no ethic dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it. Land, like Odysseus' slave-girls, is still property. The land-relation is still strictly economic, entailing privileges but not obligations.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Girl #Growing Up #Animal

  • When I call to mind my earliest impressions, I wonder whether the process ordinarily referred to as growing up is not actually a process of growing down; whether experience, so much touted among adults as the thing children lack, is not actually a progressive dilution of the essentials by the trivialities of living.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Children #Growing Up #Mind

  • ...most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Dream #Growing Up #Men

  • The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles, and mysteries. Under a scientific dictatorship, education will really work' with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Dream #Growing Up #Men

  • Yeah, I've played a lot of instruments, and I played in a lot of bands growing up, and I've even had to play music in a lot of films that I've done.
    -- Alessandro Nivola

    #Growing Up #Play #Band

  • A lot of the time with child actors, you get the feeling they're trying to have a kind of poise or presentation that's beyond their years that might be put on, but also might be because they've spent years just hanging out with adults and they don't even have a sense of what it's like to grow up with kids their own age.
    -- Alessandro Nivola

    #Children #Growing Up #Kids

  • Can it be that a generation of school children is growing up heedless of the simple truth that the Pentagon's centrla role for many years has been to buy weapons that don't work, against threats that don't exist?
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Peace #Growing Up #Children

  • Well people often ask me how I felt growing up with a father who was a politician and who was often away. But when I'm asked that question I often reflect on my inability really to be able to answer it in any relative sense because I never grew up with a father doing anything else. So I just have no idea what it would be like otherwise.
    -- Alexander Downer

    #Growing Up #Father #Ideas

  • We think the purpose of a child is to grow up because it does grow up. But its purpose is to play, to enjoy itself, to be a child. If we merely look to the end of the process, the purpose of life is death
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Children #Growing Up #Thinking

  • I never really did sports growing up. Maybe that's why they intrigue me. The technology that goes into that clothing is steps ahead, so it's always been something I look towards.
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Sports #Growing Up #Technology

  • Raphael continued to stare at me, in no hurry to get started. "You know the best way to get rid of a demon, right?" He asked with a serious face. I caught Ivy rolling her eyes as I shook my head. "Exorcise alot!" Ivy caught my expression of dismay. "It's okay, Beth. He's famous for his bad jokes. We're still waiting for him to grow up." "And like Peter Pan, I hope to avoid that at all costs.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Growing Up #Eye #Expression

  • I grew up in that world of power and politics in Washington, but when you grow up around it, you are completely unfazed by it.
    -- Alexandra Wentworth

    #Growing Up #World #Grew Up

  • You have to give them unconditional love. They need to know that even if they screw up, you love them. You don't want them to grow up and resent you or, even worse, parent the way you parented them.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Growing Up #Unconditional Love #Giving

  • Students should not only be trained to live in a democracy when they grow up; they should have the chance to live in one today.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Growing Up #Democracy #Today

  • Growing up, others girls wanted to dance and help their mums with the cooking. I liked to play soccer with the boys. Or I'd be off on my own, tilting mirrors towards the sun in order to burn armies of ants. That was my idea of fun.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Girl #Soccer #Growing Up

  • I was at the tail end of the family. The next brother along was already seven years older than me. I remember growing up by myself, playing games by myself.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Brother #Growing Up #Playing Games

  • The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child.
    -- Alia Shawkat

    #Children #Growing Up #Boredom

  • I grew up on film sets but more around the process of making films. I saw a lot of the editing process and the writing process, which takes years. That really affected me growing up, that side of it.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Growing Up #Writing #Editing

  • I deliberately went to boarding school. It was my choice. My mum was abroad and I wanted to wean myself off being dependent. It was a very important time for me to be able to create my own individual, independent life; just as a way of growing up.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Growing Up #School #Independent

  • Actually, I think I'm part of the last generation to grow up believing in magic and fairies and believing I had powers - you know, lying on the ground and trying to have my spirit leave my body - which never happened; still working on that bit.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Growing Up #Lying #Believe

  • We don't yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Children #Growing Up #Learning

  • For me, heaven would be a lack of alienation. The whole time I was growing up, I felt comfort was inherently evil. I think that, for me, heaven isnt about couches and milk shakes and never having a troubling thought again.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Growing Up #Thinking #Evil

  • People grow up by living.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Growing Up #People #Grows

  • Mother loved the wind. When I was growing up, she would recite this poem to me. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I, But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. So it is with God.
    -- Alice Steinbach

    #Mother #Growing Up #Wind

  • At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Country #Children #Growing Up

  • Growing up I definitely looked up to Dominique Moceanu. She was my favorite gymnast and she was on that '96 Olympic team. She was always so fun to watch. I kind of wanted to model my career after hers.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Growing Up #Fun #Team

  • 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

  • Growing up I used to love bands like Free and ELO and the Rolling Stones. When Robert Plant got in touch it made perfect sense to me.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Growing Up #Perfect #Rolling

  • There are many tired gardeners but I've seldom met old gardeners. I know many elderly gardeners but the majority are young at heart. Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. The one absolute of gardeners is faith. Regardless of how bad past gardens have been, every gardener believes that next year's will be better. It is easy to age when there is nothing to believe in, nothing to hope for, gardeners, however, simply refuse to grow up.
    -- Allan Armitage

    #Death #Dream #Growing Up

  • I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Growing Up #Hard Times #Growing

  • I remember running up to my dad and saying, 'I want to be an actor when I grow up!' And him saying, 'Yeah, well we'll talk about it.
    -- Allen Leech

    #Running #Growing Up #Dad

  • I have the power of my height. Growing up, it was a total drawback. There was nothing good about it at all.
    -- Allison Janney

    #Growing Up #Growing #Height

  • We're seniors." "I know," I said "So aren't you... curious?" "About what?" "About life. Out there. Life!" she said again. "Tell me, Cameron Ann Morgan, what do you want to be when you grow up?" We'd reached another door, and I stopped and looked up at the camera that monitored the entrance, just as I whispered, "Alive.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Senior #Growing Up #Doors

  • Tell me Cameron Ann Morgan, what do you want to be when you grow up?... Alive
    -- Ally Carter

    #Growing Up #Alive #Want

  • Teenage girls read in packs. It's true today, and it was true when I was a teen growing up in a small town in northeast Oklahoma.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Girl #Growing Up #Teenage

  • I want to live 50 more years. I'm 33 years old... and I want to live to at least be 80 and see my kids grow up and see my grandkids. That's important to me.
    -- Alonzo Mourning

    #Growing Up #Kids #Years

  • I've grown up with kids watching me and as they're growing up, I'm growing up.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Growing Up #Kids #Growing

  • I was always depressed growing up. There wasnt a reason for it, I just was. I was sad and morose. I cried a lot, I wrote a lot, and I read a lot; and that was how I dealt with it.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Growing Up #Growing #Reason

  • I enjoyed acting growing up; I did musical theater. I had a secret desire to be a television and movie actress, but it wasn't something I admitted to myself that I wanted to do, I guess.
    -- Amanda Schull

    #Growing Up #Secret #Musical

  • Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It's frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn't. Exploring your sexuality is important when you're growing up.
    -- Amanda Seyfried

    #Growing Up #Important #Wonderful

  • I always said that, when I grow up, I want to be like Joss Whedon : I want to have my own world.
    -- Amber Benson

    #Growing Up #World #Want

  • Reading keeps me sane. Growing up, it was my scape, my alternative; it provided both rebellion and peace.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Growing Up #Reading #Alternatives

  • I think at the end of the day this movie is respecting what we as women go through as we grow up. The experiences, what we deal with, other women, things about images, things that we deal with as women. This movie addresses that in a very appropriate and sincere way.
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Growing Up #Thinking #The End Of The Day

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

    #Growing Up #Growing

  • I wish to you sunshine, my dear one, my dear one. And treetops for you to soar past. I wish to you innocence, my child, my child. I pray you don't grow up too fast. Never know pain, my dear one, my dear one. Nor hunger nor fear nor sorrow. Never know war, my child, my child. Remember your hope for tomorrow.
    -- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    #Growing Up #Pain #Children

  • Another factor is the education and culture in which you grow up. I didn't grow up in the culture of victory, where you are expected to be or have to be, the best. It was not at all like that in my family. Tennis was really a hobby. If it led to something, great. If not, there were other things in life. I think that was something I was missing at some points in my career, because when I see Hingis or the Williamses, you see how they were educated for this: to win, to be the best, a bit the American mentality. Number one. Number one. Number one. I didn't have this.
    -- Amelie Mauresmo

    #Growing Up #Winning #Thinking

  • I struggled with being a Latino growing up in Los Angeles. I felt very American. I still do. I went to 35 bar mitzvahs before I went to a single quinceanera. I could talk all day about my culture and what it means to me.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Growing Up #Mean #Mitzvah

  • When I was little, my ambition was to grow up to be a book. Not a writer. People can be killed like ants. Writers are not hard to kill either. But not books: however systematically you try to destroy them, there is always a chance that a copy will survive and continue to enjoy a shelf-life in some corner on an out-of-the-way library somehwere in Reykjavik, Valladolid or Vancouver.
    -- Amos Oz

    #Growing Up #Book #Ambition

  • If our children were to grow up truthful they much be taught by those who had a regard for truth; and not just a casual regard, a delicate regard. On this point we were adamant.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Children #Growing Up #Parent

  • The most successful hyperpowers are the ones where there was actual intermixing. Tang dynasty China was Chinas golden age, and contrary to what I was told when I was growing up, Tang China was founded by a man who by todays standards was no more than half Chinese. It was a mixed-blood dynasty that pulled in barbarians from the steppe.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Growing Up #Successful #Men

  • The most consistent musical experience I had growing up was church music.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Growing Up #Musical #Church

  • If you want to grow up to be a big, strong pea, you have to eat your candy," Papa Pea would say.
    -- Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    #Strong #Growing Up #Papa

  • Evanescence fans aren't the popular kids in school. They aren't the cheerleaders. It's the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Art #Growing Up #School

  • I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Funny Inspirational #Growing Up #Amy

  • When young girls are encouraged to explore what they find interesting, they grow up to be interesting women.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Girl #Growing Up #Interesting

  • When I was growing up I actually was into Bon Jovi!
    -- Amy Ryan

    #Growing Up #Growing #Bon Jovi

  • I grew up in the Valley, and I didn't know any of our neighbors. I think when you grow up like that, there's always sort of a fantasy of a place where everybody knew each other, and you had that safe sort of feeling.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Growing Up #Thinking #Feelings