Growing up Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Growing up quotes and Growing up sayings, and Growing up proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"When I was growing up, I wasn’t an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet."

Clint Eastwood

"Being in the space that I am as a writer, and just as a black dude in America, there’s this push to be cool or be what you’re expected to be. There’s a need for a song that puts that in perspective. I think that’s an important thing for young children to hear growing up. "

Chance The Rapper

"Well, I don’t know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up. "

Carol Burnett

"I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me. "

Carol Burnett

"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

"I wish I had been home more when the children were growing up. I missed a lot."

Billy Graham

"Until you’re grown-up they send you to reform school. After you’re grown-up they send you to the penitentiary."

Ernest Hemingway

"We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves."

May Lamberton Becker

"We had so many dreams as children. Where do they go when we grow? Are they swallowed up by the mundane things of everyday life? Or do we lose them, leave them behind us in the dust, for new children to find and take up?"

Helen Hollick

"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself."

Ethel Barrymore

"You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going."


"One of the oddest things about being grown-up was looking back at something you thought you knew and finding out the truth of it was completely different from what you had always believed."

Patricia Briggs

"Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart."

Beverley Mitchell

"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."


"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

"Part of growing up was learning not to be quite that honest – learning when it was better to lie, rather than to hurt someone with the truth."

Jodi Picoult

"If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

J.M. Barrie

"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."

C.S. Lewis

"If your gonna screw up, do it while you’re young. Older you get, the harder it is to bounce back."

Winston Groom

"Sometimes we’re so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up."

James Dobson

"In this day and age, some turn 18 and think they’re a man or a woman and that’s it, but that’s just not true. You have to establish your manhood or your womanhood with actions."

Orlando McGuire

"Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up."

Daniel Black

"It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on."

Nicholas Sparks

"The trick is growing up without growing old."

Casey Stengel

"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

"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

"Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging."

Maya Angelou

"This is growing up, having to stomp out love, this is how people turn terrible."

Michelle Tea

"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

"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

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