Quotation Explorer - 'Adult'

[A young adult novel] ends not with happily ever after, but at a new beginning, with the sense of a lot of life yet to be lived. - Richard Peck
A child sees possibilities; an adult sees through the windows of harsh past realities. - Debasish Mridha
I'm just an innocent racist who likes to flirt with young adult women And I meet emotionally retarded misfits who are kinky about infants' feet, scheming psychopaths, suicidal emos, brain dead skinheads and mestizos posing as white supremacists. - Greg Deane
When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline. - Haim G. Ginott
I thought being an adult meant knowing what you believe, but that has not been my experience.
Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain. - Johanna de Silentio
Take a child & teach him physics his first 7 grades of education, I submit he'd excel to a savant-like level. Imagine adult focus for 7 yrs. - Ace Antonio Hall
Don't put your child at risk. Limit unsupervised one-on-one time between your child & another adult or another child. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
I ask myself every day am I an Adult?What is an Adult? To me an Adult is someone who can see the world for what it really is.And instead of giving up and trying to escape reality at every moment they can, they choose to continue on and use what is around them to help them succeed. - Michael Mano
Parental Alienation is an emotional act of violence that is aimed at an adult, but critically wounds a child. - Steve Maraboli
The clash is born of the fact that the child within me sees with undiluted clarity what the adult within me is incessantly working to deny. And in these most vexing moments, to be the adult is to defer to the child. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Your job as a young adult is to become as valuable to the marketplace as you can. Your job as a human is to do so without working a day in your life. - Chris Matakas
Children do not need half a dozen sports, music, art, or theater activities. Kids actually need more free playtime without adult instruction. - Laura Schlessinger
Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision. - Blake Clark
PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy. - Ambrose Bierce
A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. - Paul Dudley White
I am being adult day by day but the first sorrow of my life is still fresh as warm ash. - Agha Kousar
Netiquette is overdelicate because kids use the internet. Adult content forms are triplicate, ASL. NetworkEtiquette.net - David Chiles
Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: 'You like the jelly doughnut? I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too. My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid. - John Green
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. - H. G. Wells
For a kid in crisis, there is no "make it happen," only "survive today." Who am I to have the cojones to think my "critical questions" are the most important thing in this kid's life? I think of the times I was in crisis and failed to pay attention to the manila folders on my desk as an adult. - Dawn Casey-Rowe
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The fact that at the moment the distinction is being made, a young adult, as opposed to an adult, is the one reading it. In other words, I don’t entirely believe in the distinction. A great book is a great book, and it’s impossible to say what part of a person is going to connect to it. - Kristin Cashore
One of the greatest dangers of great dreams in your youth is waking up to despair as an adult. - Tice Davids aka David T. Parker
If you want to treat your book as a child, the finished book should be an adult, capable to stand on its own legs and able to weather the thunder. Not a baby that still needs to be defended. - Martyn V. Halm
No adult is without problems except a happy imbecile. - Herman Wouk
Stupid girl. You will never win anyone through pity. You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. - Sylvia Plath
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible. - Jean Kerr
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. - Margaret Atwood
Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don't believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it. - John Steinbeck
Children can create fun out of nothing and when this great talent is lost you become a boring creature which is called adult! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I don't like being called Elvis The Pelvis. That's gotta be one of the most childish expressions I've ever heard coming from an adult. - Elvis Presley
The average adult hates being treated like a child, unless it suits them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
She [Bernice] didn’t like anything that had an adult theme, with only one exception, her collection of erotic female memorabilia. They were all antiques, fragments of other women’s sexuality that was somehow easier to deal with than her own. - K. Ford K.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards. - George Orwell
The best way to learn to be an honest, responsible adult is to live with adults who act honestly and responsibly. - Claudia Jewett Jarrett
A Christian telling an atheist they're going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they're not getting any presents from Santa. - Ricky Gervais
When you've been hurt enough as a kid (maybe at any age), it's like you have a trick knee. Most of your life, you can function like an adult, but add in the right portions of sleeplessness and stress and grief, and the hurt, defeated self can bloom into place. - Mary Karr
The dirtiest minds amongst the adult males are perhaps the ones who back-up their support to the women, but back- out seeing when the men are in the same situation. - Anuj Somany
As a teen I was totally that dumpy overweight nerdy girl that nobody wants to be in the stories you’re told. And now I am a dumpy overweight nerdy adult and life is beautiful like a song. I’m not a flower that bloomed in the mud. Just a girl who stayed steady on the path of determination. - Lauren DeStefano
I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. - Fran Lebowitz
As a child, my clothes were always tailored to be oversized, because I quickly outgrew them and then needed bigger ones. As an adult, I still don't cut my coat according to size - Sola Kosoko
Behind every person who’s committed an unimaginable crime is an adult who committed unimaginable violence against them as a child. All of them, as if it was plotted that way. Violence begets violence, and that violence begets even more violence. - Ji-young Gong
As child, when the elders spoke their wise words, it only echoes in my ears. As adult, I have crystal clear insight to the wise aphorisms by the elderly. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life.
Your children need to know they are loved and safe. Everything else is adult business. - Jeannine Lee
Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. - Craig Claiborne
You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. - Sylvia Plath
Sex is the most important sort of adult play. If you can't relax here you never will - Alex Comfort
Personally, I believe Young Adult to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who’s not quite an adult/Isn’t really boring. - Shannon Hale
...a school's worth should be measured not by how its students perform on standardized tests but by how well they function as adult graduates of the school... - Terry Roberts
The adult were once young.The young have not yet attained adulthood. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Nobody truly becomes an adult. The child we have been is always there, deep inside of us. As time passes, we think we're growing, but maturity is only an illusion; a hindrance to our free child soul. - Jirō Taniguchi
I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation. - Chris Dee
As child, when the elders spoke their wise words, it only echoes in my ears. As an adult, I have crystal clear insight to the wise aphorisms by the elderly. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society. - Piaget
Let your heart be an infant of hope not an adult of despair. - Debasish Mridha
I Write books for the little girl in the adult woman who some man told she was not good enough. Let us dismantle the notion that a woman cannot be free with her sexuality or that she needs a man to make her complete. This one is for the little girls with hearts on their sleeves. - Crystal Evans
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. - Thomas Szasz
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. - Sigmund Freud
Life can be full of despair without intimacy from a youth's family members and they need to understand that values of caring can help an individual to overcome his or her struggle as he or she develops to become an adult. - Saaif Alam
The adult within me would be much wiser to learn from the child within me rather than focus on the demand that the child within me grow up. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Youth is to wander! Adult is to act! Age is to assimilate the beauty of thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
To be an adult is to be alone. - Jean Rostand
An adult who ceases after youth to unlearn and relearn his facts and to reconsider his opinions... is a menace to a democratic community. - Edward Thorndike
Your responsibility as an adult is accept your childhood and make your own choice of life. - Kathy Mckeon
A lot of childhood effort, worry, and whispering goes into cracking the codes of adult life. Children have to be accomplished spies. - Vera B. Williams
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. - John Updike
It’s adult swim time and I’m diving in here at the shallow end. - Suzanne Finnamore
Cry your guts out because nothing is sadder than an adult who forgets how to be a child. - Alison Espach
I think reading is a gift. It was a gift that was given to me as a child by many people, and now as an adult and a writer, I'm trying to give a little of it back to others. It's one of the greatest pleasures I know. - Ann M. Martin
Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250 - Harper's Index
By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun. - Katherine Mansfield
It's much more efficient to build on a head-strong teen than to fix a broken-spirited adult. - Ace Antonio HallHall
I was born with an adult head and a tiny body. Like a 'Peanuts' character. - Jon Stewart
Milk for infant as liquor for adult. - Toba Beta
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. - Norman Podhoretz
If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued. - John Holt
The greatest compliment in the world is your adult children telling you they had a wonderful childhood. - Ron Baratono
If it is irrational and hypocritical to hold a minor to the same standard of behaviour control as a mature adult, it is equally unjust to hold a traumatised and neurologically impaired adult to the same standard as one not so afflicted - Marin Teicher
I want to have the eyes of an adult to see the world as it is, but I more desperately want to have the heart of a child to make certain that I never forget what it could be. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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