Growing up is a process, not an event.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up, step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.
If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Man is the result of slow growth; that is why he occupies the position he does in animal life. What does a pup amount to that has gained its growth in a few days or weeks, beside a man who only attains it in as many years.
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.
When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not.
We've had bad luck with children; they've all grown up
I've heard that it's possible to grow up - I've just never met anyone who's actually done it.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples.
It's alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me. Who you are is not where you've been. You're still an innocent. It's okay life is a tough crowd, 32 is still growing up now.
Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
As we grow better, we meet better people
I've apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another.
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