Growing Up Quotes
You’re not ‘baby’ anymore. If I need you I’ll just use your simple name. Only kisses from the cheek from now on. And in a little while we’ll only have to wave.
Love Ridden by Fiona Apple Lyric
Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get—a cold sick feeling, deep down inside—when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don’t want it to, but you can’t stop it. And you know, for the first time, for the very first time, that there will now be a before and an after, a was and a will be. And that you will never again quite be the same person you were.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Growing up is never straightforward. There are moments when everything is fine and other moments when you’re a teenager and 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 realizing that there’s nothing you can do except watch them and realize that everything is going to change.
Why were girls in such a hurry to grow up? She would never understand. Childhood was magical. Leaving it behind was a magnificent loss.
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
I mean, we’re all trying to find out who the hell we are, aren’t we?
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
I know I’ve changed. Nothing gets to me anymore. Well, okay, except for stuff in the past. Back then I was all innocent and trusting and didn’t know anything.
Leftovers by Laura Wiess
That’s what innocence is, you know. A blissful oblivion of what’s coming, of what you’ll lose and what you’ll gain, and what kind of person you’ll grow up to be.
Leftovers by Laura Wiess
Even under the best of circumstances, there’s just something so d*mn tragic about growing up.
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors.
You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.
She always says she doesn’t believe women should get married before the age of thirty-five. She says women change so much in their twenties, they can’t possibly know who they are, and the choices they make before the age of thirty are rarely good ones.
Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green
Sometimes being an adult means doing the right thing, even if it’s not what you want.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Am I the only one who has to get old? I get older every stinking day! d*mn it! What kind of world is this? Where’s the justice?
A hundred years from now, when you’ve gained enough perspective to really appreciate the answer, I will explain it to you.
I may not die now… but I’m going to die sometime. Every minute of the day, I get closer. And I’m going to get old.