Quotation Explorer - 'Adults'

children spend their time for they think they have more time; adults cry over their time for they see they have less time - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The children almost broken by the world become the adults most likely to change it. - Frank Warren
A child who grows up too closely aligned with adults assumes knowledge of a life she hasn’t yet experienced. - Suzanne Haynes, Loretta Nyhan
What’s it like being a writer? Mostly it’s like being a child surrounded by adults. My friends have grown-up careers. They balance spreadsheets, analyze data, negotiate deals. They build things, heal patients, teach children. Meanwhile, I’m over here saying Let’s pretend. - Jennifer Froelich
Passing their toilet training is the very last thing that some adults did that has made their parents proud of them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
What we learn in childhood is carved in stone. What we learn as adults is carved in ice. - David Kherdian
As children we are taught, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me!" As adults we teach those same words to our own children while simultaneously we sue one another for defamation. Ah, the naked leading the blind. - Bryan Oftedahl
It is unrealistic to assume that if all goes well in a child's life, he or she will be happy. Happiness is not something one can ask of a child. Children suffer in a way that adults don't always realize under the pressure their parents put on them to be happy. - Adam Phillips
Before the war. Adults must use this phrase a zillion times a day. - Eva Gray
Though we marry as adults, we don't marry adults. We marry children who have grown up and still rejoice in being children, especially if we're creative. - Diane Ackerman
People who concern themselves with the rights of other adults who engage in consensual acts involving sex, love, and/or eating croissants together are damaged and in pain. - Rob Delaney
Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age. - Betsy Cornwell
Marriage is a cooperation between two adults holding God's hands - Farid F. Ibrahim
Think about it: Here you are, two ambitious, opinionated, stressed-out adults, trying to live in the same house together, prosper together, maybe raise kids together, and, with any luck, take pleasure in spending the rest of your natural-born lives together. This is not easy. - Paula Szuchman ; Jenny Anderson
How people started to disappear??It's an interesting question isn't it?I guess on 89% sure that they are killed in the time, we live in the future and they are killed in the past... so far a time teleport used by the adults! - Deyth Banger
Books in the YA genre, in particular, should use proper grammar because they're more of an example to young people than adults books are. - Laura Kreitzer
Too many adults wish to 'protect' teenagers when they should be stimulating them to read of life as it is lived. - Margaret A. Edwards
I remember my own childhood vividly...I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them - Maurice Sendak
The mind, placed before any kind of difficulty, can find an ideal outlet in the absurd. Accommodation to the absurd readmits adults to the mysterious realm inhabited by children. - André Breton
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. - Thomas Szasz
Most of the time, we don’t do therapy with children. We do therapy through children with adults who prefer not to examine themselves. - Taiki Matsuura
All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government. - Ellen Goodman
The best way to learn to be an honest, responsible adult is to live with adults who act honestly and responsibly. - Claudia Jewett Jarrett
Some people discard their childhood like an old hat. They forget about it like a phone number that's no longer valid. They used to be kids, then they became adults - but what are they now?Only those who grow up but continue to be children are humans. - Erick Kästner
I wanted to give you advice. Adults are always doing that; it's one of their occupational hazards. - Maia Wojciechowska
As adults we get so entrapped in illusions and trivia, that we forget the true essence of life; and so often we need to connect with children, to understand that it is the little, priceless joys that make life beautiful and worthy. - Manprit Kaur
I don't really know them, but I know this: they're just like your kids were. Or are. Sweet, trusting, good in ways we adults hardly even remember. We have to look out for them. Not because of the tattoos, or in spite of them, but because they're kids and we're supposed to look out for kids. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
Most people are asleep and need to be confronted, like adults that are still behaving like they're 5 years old, and don't want to assume responsibility for their mistakes. - Robin Sacredfire
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. - Dr. Seuss
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage. - Thomas Szasz
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. - Thomas Szasz
Muslim children should be raised with the understanding that once they hit puberty they are adults and Mukallaf (responsible for their actions). This understanding is crucial to assist them in passing the tests of youth. - Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar
Adults envy the open-hearted and open-minded explorations of children; seeing their joy and curiosity, we pine for our own capacity for wide-eyed wonder. - Gabor Maté
More and more number of youths and adults get addicted to nicotine on daily basis. - Sunday Adelaja
It’s time for the Boy Scouts to open its membership to LGBT adults once and for all. Only then can they claim to have anything to teach our children. - DaShanne Stokes
With large industries throwing out the factory model as counterproductive, it is long past time for schools to do the same. I wonder how many adults would do well at dealing with different job requirements and a different boss every 47 minutes. - Susan Ohanian
If children instead of adults would have contolled the world, then the world would have become a better place. - Abrar Ahmed chowdhury
I am convinced that we as adults must constantly cling to, affirm, and celebrate with our children those things we love, sunsets, laughter, the taste of a good meal, the warmth of a hickory fire shared by real friends, the joy of discovery and accomplishment, the constant surprises of life. - Eliot Wigginton
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them. - Lily Tomlin
War is society's dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up some failure on the part of the adults. - Karl Marlantes
By far the most significant consequence of "selfish capitalism" (Thatch/Blatcherism) has been a startling increase in the incidence of mental illness in both children and adults since the 1970s. - Oliver James
Mature adults gravitate toward new values and understandings, not just rehashing and blind acceptance of past patterns and previous learning. This is an ongoing process and maturity demands lifelong learners. - David W. Earle
Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults. - Mitch Hedberg
There is nothing romantic about childhood. Children can enjoy their childhood only if the adults create the necessary atmosphere. - Sadghuru
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. - Peter De Vries
Abraham Lincoln did not shoot John Wilkes Booth. Titanic did not sink a North Atlantic iceberg. And Fox News is neither fair nor balanced. These are simple historical facts intelligible to all adults, most children, and some of your more discerning domesticated animals. But not... to Bill O - Keith Olbermann
Children are bad enough--children are rude, selfish, greedy, and unthinking individuals who are unable to distinguish between their own selfish wants and needs and the wants and needs of others. And adults are children with money, alcohol, and power. - Ian Sansom
Our legal system does not grant adults a right to liberty, because they already possess that right; it only revokes the right to liberty (for certain offenses) or restores it (if the deprivation did not conform to due process). - Thomas Szasz
Not only should we encourage kids to daydream, but also to jump-in and build those dreams. Dreaming is largely lost among adults drowning in self-imposed realities. - Ryan Lilly
There's a hunger for stories in all of us, adults too. We need stories so much that we're even willing to read bad books to get them, if the good books won't supply them. - Philip Pullman
From what I could see, men or women, children or adults, young or aged, rich or poor, war was making everyone equal. - Alephonsion Deng
Most adults have a vocabulary of around 60,000 words, meaning that children must learn 10 to 20 words a day between the ages of eight months and 18 years. And yet the most frequent 100 words account for 60% of all conversations. The most common 4000 words account for 98% of conversation. - David Miller
Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics. - Stephen King
As young adults, we were wearing the shoes of the new future. Our generation would soon be the ones to determine the political climate of our country, the constitution of a family, and the morality of man. What an awesome burden we carried. - Lynda I Fisher
Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Sometimes it seemed difficult for the adults in Sophie's life to tell between 'carried away' and 'absolutely correct but unbelieved. - Katherine Rundell
I remember my own childhood vividly..I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them. (In conversation with Art Spiegelman, The New Yorker, September 27, 1993) - Maurice Sendak
Children are gentle and heed. Adults are tough and seize. Wise men and women have the strength and flexibility to do what's right. - Stefan Emunds
Even with the Boy Scouts admitting openly gay youths, its exclusion of LGBT adults teaches our children by example what the organization really thinks about them and what they should think about themselves. - DaShanne Stokes
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them. They show us the state of our decay. - Brian W. Aldiss
Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out. - Unknown
Vivien thought how ugly adults could be, how weak. So used to getting what they wanted that they didn't know the first thing about being brave. - Kate Morton
Adults need to teach the children they love about sexual abuse so they know what to do if they encounter it. We need to prepare them so they know who to tell, should a violation occur, so they don't have to live with a painful secret, long into adulthood. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
As children we are taught, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me!" As adults we teach those same words to our own children while simultaneously we sue one another for defamation or verbal assault. Ah, the naked leading the blind. - Bryan Oftedahl
Any child who can spend an hour or two a day, or more if he wants, with adults that he likes, who are interested in the world and like to talk about it, will on most days learn far more from their talk than he would learn in a week of school. - John Holt
has create and develop educational and leadership development programs for our nation's youth and young adults that have provided many opportunities for students to grow and develop. - Chris Salamone
The primary treatment modality for DID is individual outpatient psychotherapy.Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
Children with less opportunities often become adults with more flexibility. - M.Sriteja
Creativity becomes more visible when adults try to be more attentive to the cognitive processes of children than to the results they achieve in various fields of doing and understanding. - Loris Malaguzzi
The adults said the only good food was the bacon, but the kids knew better. They had never had a more fun breakfast in their lives. Although they had to agree the bacon was very good. Then again, it was bacon. It was always good. - Ella Minster
Very young children often accept the paranormal as normal until adults squeeze it out them. - Doug Dillon
Adults tend to repress their pleasure. Sad to say, I think we become adults only through disappointment, grief, and lies. So of course gradually we become tough, less sensitive. - Jean-Louis Gassee
Odd how we focus on studying wars at at school to form our 'education'. No wonder we know so little about making and forging peace as adults. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Why are we surprised when politicians play politics? It's not like they are supposed to be real adults... they are, after all, politicians and don't have real jobs and aren't playing around with their money.
Many people feel like they were born into the wrong family. Nevertheless, adults must take responsiblity for the pain of the past and create a productive life in the present. - James P. Krehbiel
As the adults, we are the ones who set the stage for vitality, love, or disharmony in the home. We set ourselves up for one or the other, and our children take their cues from us. - Gabriel Cousens M.D.
A substantial minority of DID patients report sadistic, exploitive, and coercive abuse at the hands of organized groups. Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
Children accept many things adults will not accept, since the world of a child is a constant revelation without any need for knowledge of cause and effect. ("Miss Esperson") - August Derleth
Think about it for a second:Babies are not born prejudice, they are not racist,they don’t hate, they don’t judge, and are not born believing in christianity, buddhism, sikhism, hinduism, judaism or any other ism.We, as adults, teach them all these things. - Steven Aitchison
For students of every ability and background, it is the simply miraculous act of reading a good book that turns them into readers. The job of adults who care about reading is to move heaven and earth to put that book into a child's hands. - Nancy Atwell
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