Quotes on Children Growing Up

Oh, children, growing up to be Adventurers into sophistry, Forbear, forbear to be of those That read the rood to learn the rose. Edna St Vincent Millay

Buffys very similar to me to me when I was growing up. A child in an adult world, sort of trapped between the two. Does Buffy go to the prom or does she save the world from demons? Sarah Michelle Gellar

Some children have the most disagreeable way of getting grown-up Lewis Carroll

Children will grow up substantially what they are by nature-and only that. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never try to grow up too fast, but don't linger in the child you were Christofer Drew

When people have children, they have to grow up! Kyle

From the time that you are a child, you grow up repressing yourself. Lauryn Hill

I didn't grow up with [Buckminster Fuller]. I never met him. I was once close to meeting him as a child at a ski resort one summer. He died in 1983. Only in 1999 or so, 2000, when I was working as an editor at San Francisco Magazine, did I really come back around to that name because Stanford University had just acquired the archive. Jonathon Keats

Happy children do not seem to grow up to be writers. Piers Anthony

The world my children are growing up in is so much more sophisticated and exposed - emotionally, intellectually, sexually. Amy Grant

As a child growing up, you never thought about being in a videogame, then to have a game of your own and be lucky enough to set the bar with it in the gaming world, it's a dream come true. Tiger Woods

Is there someone who passively watches his children growing up? We constantly and maximally invest ourselves into our children to realize our vision of happiness. But not for us - for those children. It's not enough that we molest ourselves, so we have to molest the children as well... Ruben Papian

The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss

That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up Walt Disney

Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be? Brene Brown

Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson

Growing up I was involved in children's theater, so I was definitely on the path to be an actor and a singer. Victor Garber

Growing up sometimes forces us to confront the distance between our childhood hope and the truth. Sara Shandler

Gospel music was the thing that inspired me as a child growing up on a cotton farm, where work was drudgery and it was so hard that when I was in the field I sang all the time. Usually gospel songs because they lifted me up above that black dirt. Johnny Cash

As an African American child growing up in the segregated South, I was told, one way or another, almost every day of my life, that I wasn't as good as a white child. Coretta Scott King

My first memory as a child growing up is of playing in the gardens, the mosque is really a gigantic garden, probably the biggest in all of East Jerusalem. Our house was about 100 meters from the mosque. Rula Jebreal

Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a child Tom Stoppard

Children are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations. Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up. Ken Robinson

It is rare, I think, for parents to let their children - of any age - grow up and become peers. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days. M C Escher

I have several children who I'm turning into killers. Wait till they grow up. David Berkowitz

Children need parents who will let them grow up to be themselves, but parents often have personal agendas they try to impose on their children. Harold S. Kushner

I've grown up, everyone's got to grow up. But there's something inside me, I'm always going to have that little sort of - how do you say? - child streak. Prince

All people, even one's own children, come with baggage. When they're little, you have to help them carry it. But when they grow up, you have to do that difficult thing of setting their baggage down and taking up your own again. Lucille Clifton

I"ve grown up, everyone's got to grow up. But there's something inside me, I'm always going to have that little sort of - how do you say? - child streak. Prince

No adult can bear a child's burden or grow up in his stead. Maria Montessori

It's not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own, living their entire lives in the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of the parents every single day. Mark Shields

It's funny because growing up, when Ali G first burst off the screen, it was something that I was probably too young to be watching, but I absolutely loved it... Ed Speleers

I've always said that growing up in postwar Japan, I never felt any connection to my work through those experiences. The work I do really comes from inside myself. For me, being born in Japan was an accident. Rei Kawakubo

I never really lived outside of the city growing up, but I'm always looking in between the lines of the city, and I magnetize over to the green spots. Feist

Growing up, I never thought about the thing called money. Patrick Wolf

I never liked opera growing up. I always liked chamber music or solo music even more than orchestral music. Tod Machover

Let's roll for justice, let's roll for truth. Let's not let our children grow up fearful in their youth. Neil Young

Our children will grow up confused, not respecting the Bible or anything else that is sacred. Charles Wesley

I don't want my children to be at a disadvantage, growing up in the limelight, because then they have to live up to an identity already cut out for them, relating all the time to being so-and-so's daughter or so-and-so's son. Chrissie Hynde

As a child growing up in pre-gentrification Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, I went everywhere by bicycle. My bike was in many ways the key to my neighborhood, which, at the time, was Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. This was in the 60s and 70s, before all the white people and restaurants. I really can't underscore boldly enough the fact that I grew up in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, before it was gentrified. You could get mugged! Jonathan Lethem

I worry very much about kids growing up in a society where they think: "I'm not going to talk about this issue, read this book or explore this idea because someone may think I'm a terrorist." That's not the kind of free society I want for our children. Bernie Sanders

If our society were truly to appreciate the significance of children's emotional ties throughout the first years of life, it would no longer tolerate children growing up or parents having to struggle in situations which could not possibly nourish healthy growth. Stanley Greenspan

As a child growing up among artists I learned to think of a picture not as a finished product exposed for the admiration of the virtuosi, but as the visible record, lying about the house, of an attempt to solve a definite problem in painting. Robin G Collingwood

Etymology: from Latin ad-, "to" + visum, past participle of videre, "to see". Advice is what you get from your parents when you are growing up, and from your children when you are growing old. Evan Esar

Growing up is loving what you can afford to. Babs Deal

I don't know. I'd be a lot better off if I would've studied more when I was growing up, you know? Brian Regan

For me when I was growing up, some of the happiest times were when we went to a small island called Nantucket off Massachusetts. Gwyneth Paltrow

I don't see what the point is in growing up. Robert Plant

I sang a lot growing up; I always loved music. Brian d'Arcy James

Here's to Never Growing up Avril Lavigne

I had to learnto sew when I was growing up, because nothing else fitted me. L'Wren Scott

If you do not give your children freedom, when they grow up, they will break away from the family, and then your hearts will be broken. Jiddu Krishnamurti

We provide a secure, stable space for children to grow up in, so children will be able to take risks and have adventures and do things that are unexpected. If there isn't a risk that your children can fail, then you haven't succeeded as a parent. Alison Gopnik

Through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

No child should be permitted to grow up without exercise for imagination. It enriches life for him. It makes things wonderful and beautiful. Mark Twain

A mother! What are we worth really? They all grow up whether you look after them or not. Christina Stead

No adult can bear a child's burden or grow up in his stead. Maria Montessori

No one aspires as a child to grow up and enter into a domestic partnership. But they do aspire as children to grow up and be married. Ted Olson

Children need close friends to help them grow up, to discover things about themselves and about life. They also need close friends to keep them sane Cecelia Ahern

In Baltimore, kids grow up very quickly. You're placed in a lot of situations that a child shouldn't be in and a lot of Baltimore kids lose innocence very soon. Sheldon Candis

To grow up is to wonder about things; to be grown up is to slowly forget the things you wondered about as a child. Henning Mankell

We tell children what they should do when they grow up so we can impress the people next door. Robin S

Every American child should grow up knowing a second language, preferably English. Mignon Mclaughlin

It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it. Frank Warren

Though not all reading children grow up to be writers, I take it that most creative writers must in their day have been reading children. Elizabeth Bowen

You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent. Queen Victoria

Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother. Pope Francis

A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. Edward Snowden

There is often a good deal of the child left in people who have had to grow up too soon. Willa Cather

I was never happy as a child, so it wasn't something I took for granted.i did'nt grow up as an average, american child. An average child grows up with an expectation of being happy. Marilyn Monroe

I just wanted my daughter to grow up, get married, have children and get divorced like everyone else. Cher

And if I ever have any children of my own, no matter how unhappy I may be, I am not going to let them have any cares until they grow up. Jean Webster

The adventures of the boy who doesn't want to grow up has universal appeal. We all want to keep something of the child in us. Tessa Jowell

I have three children, and they have never spent a minute unsupervised in their lives. My generation overcompensated like mad. I'm not even joking, every kid on my street [growing up] was molested. My kids would not have had an opportunity to molested, because they've never been alone, which is going to create a whole set of problems. Brett Morgen

I don't think discovery of a new planet has a huge meaning for children now, but what it means is the world they're growing up in is very different from children of previous generations. We had Star Trek, Star Wars and Futurama - and we still do - but for children today, they will grow up in a world where other stars were known. Sara Seager

I was a very shy child. I didn't like football. I didn't like the usual stuff that was shoved at. Sports were always down you and the Gaelic language, which I've actually disliked as a kid but as I grow up I quite like it. Gavin Friday

I was an only child growing up, and my father passed away when I was twelve, so for most of my life, it was just me and my momma. We were really, really close. Learning to live in the world without her has been incredibly hard. At first, it didn't make any sense - how to do it, to live without her - but you slowly get somewhat used to it. Annie Wersching

Personally, I think that children should be left alone, they should be given an opportunity to grow up, to become aware of themselves and decide themselves who they are: men or women, if they want to have a traditional or homosexual marriage. Vladimir Putin

Children need to grow up and make their own decisions - how they want to pierce their bodies or do whatever they need to. Kim Basinger



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