Growing Up Quotes You Need To Hang On

Posted on February 15, 2020Comments Off on Growing Up Quotes You Need To Hang On

The realities of adulthood are most times contrary to our childhood expectations where we all thought we have it all figured out. But what later pans in life when we’ve grown to maturity is the realization that the majority of what we had learned while being children is a total illusion. Reality is a rude shock and sometimes it manifests like a sucker punch in the nose. Here, we’ve compiled a list of growing up quotes and quotes on attaining maturity that seek to explain the mystery of adulthood and coming of age from renowned personalities across the globe.

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Growing up quotes

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“I don’t think I’d be in a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.” — Bill Watterson

“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” — Max Lerner

“As children, we don’t get to pick the ways in which we’re loved. But then we grow up and if we’re smart and prepared and very determined, every once in a while we actually do get the life we wanted.” — Oprah Winfrey

“My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to try.” — Sara Blakely

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“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 happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” — Kim Harrison

“We never grew up, we only learn how to act in public.” — Bryan White

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

“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

“I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.” —  Allen Iverson

“If you’re gonna screw up, do it while you’re young. The older you get, the harder it is to bounce back.” — Winston Groom

“Most of us won’t see one another after graduation and even if we do, it will be different. We’ll be different. We’ll be adults – cured, tagged and labeled and paired and identified and placed neatly on our life path, perfectly round marbles set to roll down even, well-defined slopes.” — Lauren Oliver

More growing up quotes

“My dad said to me growing up: ‘when all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you’re a lucky man.” — Josh Charles

“Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up” — Tom Stoppard

“You’ll end up very disappointed if you grow up thinking everyone has the same heart as you do.” — Unknown

“That’s the worst of growing up and I’m beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.” — L. M. Montgomery

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“Although I had no regrets, I told myself sadly that growing up was not the painless process one would have thought it to be.” — Maya Angelou

“When I become a man I put away all childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown-up. — C. S. Lewis

“To grow is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” — Henri Bergson

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.” — John Lennon

“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Age is no guarantee of maturity.” — Lawana Blackwell

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