Adulthood Quotes

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

Walt Disney

People repeat in adult life emotions they experience in childhood. Many of the people whom I spent the last 30 or 40 years treating at so much per minute wouldn't have needed any treatment at all if they had had the right care as children

Karl Augustus Menninger

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

Alden Nowlan

The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.

Germaine Greer

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult

Anna Freud

Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.

Dr. Seuss

I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child.

Albert Einstein

To be a healthy person, you have to be sympathetic to the child you once were and maintain the continuity between you as a child and you as an adult

Maurice Sendak

I was happy but happy is an adult world. You don't have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. Much easier to let it blow all over you. This is where I disagree with the philosophers. They talk about passionate things but there is no passion in them. Never talk happiness with a philosopher

Jeanette Winterson

On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth, and bring to perfection everything on earth

I Ching

Psychologically I should say that a person becomes an adult at the point when he produces more than he consumes or earns more than he spends. This may be at the age of eighteen, twenty-five, or thirty-five. Some people remain unproductive and dependent children forever and therefore intellectually and emotionally immature

Henry C. Link

Even before baptism, a child or an adult can have the Holy Ghost testify to their hearts of sacred truth. They must act on that testimony to retain it, but it will guide them toward goodness

Henry B. Eyring

Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life. . . . Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world

Gaston Bachelard

As an artist grows older, he has to fight disillusionment and learn to establish the same relation to nature as an adult as he had when a child

Charles Burchfield

The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence

Bruce Springsteen

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Updated On : October 15, 2009
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