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80+ Growing Up Quotes

Growing up refers to grow toward or arrive at full stature or physical or mental maturity : to progress from childhood toward adulthood. Growing up means to stop thinking or behaving in a childish way. It means to develop and reach maturity. This is a collection of 80+ Growing Up quotes and sayings.


1. The trick is growing up without growing old. Casey Stengel
2. Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up. Tom Stoppard
3. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. Chili Davis
4. Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun. Nina Dobrev
5. The trick is growing up without growing old. Casey Stengel
6. Growing up, I never felt like the pretty girl. Jessie Mueller
7. There are things about growing up in a small town that you can't necessarily quantify. Brandon Routh
8. Growing up in the ghetto is pretty hard. It's poverty; it's frustration. Tracy Morgan
9. Growing up, I always dreamed of winning a major championship. Jeev Milkha Singh
10. Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do. Judd Nelson
11. Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I'm an actor. Lauren Graham
12. I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life. Chinua Achebe
13. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller
14. Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying. Nikki Giovanni
15. Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that's broken. Mike Huckabee
16. I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible - but that's what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes. Lindsay Lohan
17. I was a nerd growing up, and I'm a little antisocial and awkward. Louis C. K.
18. I figure if you have one person that loves you, that's enough, growing up. You just need one person in your corner. Mark Bradford
19. Growing up in the streets of Bed-Stuy, it was hard, yo. The Notorious B.I.G.
20. I remember when I was growing up. My great wish was to understand who I was and how I fit in the world. Yo-Yo Ma
21. When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar. Bruce Springsteen
22. Growing up, I was always the small guy. Wayne Gretzky
23. I never tire of the heroes that I knew growing up. Joss Whedon
24. In summers, while growing up in India, we often slept in the courtyard under the stars. Kalpana Chawla
25. Growing up, I saw the world as an inspiring place full of interesting people. Margherita Missoni
26. Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart. Beverley Mitchell
27. I didn't know much about golf growing up. Yogi Berra
28. I've only ever known growing up across different countries - to me it's just fun. Lily Collins
29. Growing old is not growing up. Douglas Horton
30. Being funny wasn't a career choice growing up, it was my way out of situations; a way to survive another day. Tracy Morgan
31. Every child is so different. Their experience growing up and their experience relating to the world has so much to do with their temperament, and their likes and their dislikes. Julianne Moore
32. I think growing up in a big family taught me a lot of problem solving and how to share and compromise, and that's been helpful in my marriage. Sarah Jessica Parker
33. Growing up, it was kind of a struggle being small, since everyone would make fun of you - except for when it came to hide and seek: that's the only advantage I ever had! Simone Biles
34. When I was growing up, the men in my life were abusive; women were the ones I ran to for comfort. Kevyn Aucoin
35. Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star. Liza Minnelli
36. Almost all of us growing up have played baseball on some level. It has an inside track with people. It has a unifying effect. Vin Scully
37. Linking up the things you were with the things you become is what growing up is. James L. Brooks
38. Being pretty was always a very big thing growing up. Nikki Glaser
39. Growing up, I was prone to anxiety. Jane McGonigal
40. Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up. Kathie Lee Gifford
41. Growing up, I could never decide what I wanted to be because I wanted to be so many things. Wes Bentley
42. Being a kid and growing up is such a cool part of life. Devon Werkheiser
43. I had a lot of reading problems growing up. Dav Pilkey
44. Look at pictures of me growing up. It wasn't always the way it is now. It was a bumpy road for me. Chris Evans
45. Track and field was very big when I was growing up. Usain Bolt
46. You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess. Loretta Lynn
47. The truth was I felt ugly growing up. I only really started feeling comfortable in myself when I was 40. Iman
48. That's so important for children when they're growing up, to have a strong male role model. Mary Badham
49. Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. Russell Baker
50. Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional. Chili Davis
51. Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun. Nina Dobrev
52. Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change. Cassandra Clare
53. Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. Virginia Woolf
54. Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience and pimples. J.M. Barrie
55. Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it. Kim Harrison
56. If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again. Mary Beth Danielson
57. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E. E. Cummings
58. Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart. Beverley Mitchell
59. The trick is growing up without growing old. Casey Stengel
60. Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It's about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever. Dylan O'Brien
61. Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up. Daniel Black
62. This is growing up, having to stomp out love, this is how people turn terrible. Michelle Tea
63. The trick is growing up without growing old. Casey Stengel
64. Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. Virginia Woolf
65. Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it. Kim Harrison
66. You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself. Ethel Barrymore
67. Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished. Lois McMaster Bujold
68. This is growing up, having to stomp out love, this is how people turn terrible. Michelle Tea
69. Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. Russell Baker
70. You must pay the penalty of growing-up, Paul. You must leave fairyland behind you. L.M. Montgomery
71. Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience and pimples. J.M. Barrie
72. To grow up is to discover what one is unequal to. Adam Phillips
73. Part of growing up is narrowing your life choices to a manageable size. Amy E. Spiegel
74. It's easy to grow old if you haven't grown up. John Hively
75. Growing up without growing old is a utopian ideal. Marty Rubin
76. It's now that our big brothers are growing up that we wish that we were an only child. Anthony T. Hincks
77. Let us always be cheerful and never make the mistake of growing up. Marty Rubin
78. Growing up is a hard business, and it is a heart business. Rob Reimer
79. Illusions must be put to death. That is the cruelty of growing up. Marguerite Bennett
80. Simply growing ‘up’ is far too limited. Rather, I want to grow in every direction. Craig D. Lounsbrough
81. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. Bryan White
82. Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
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