Quotation Explorer - 'Boys'

Reckless behavior, particularly in young boys, may be the uncontrolled expression of a legitimate, even Godly, desire to strive after great and noble deeds. And when the desire for adventure follows a God-honoring course, exciting things can happen. - Hal and Melanie Young
Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. - James Thurber
The more boys I meet the more I love my dog. - Carrie Underwood
Not one of the boys like me. I’ve put their noses out of joint.Well, they were never good-looking lads. - Luggs
I couldn’t admit to any of the boys I hung out with that I wanted to fuck ’em, so my erotic life was in my imagination and in the body. - Christos Tsiolkas
When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered yes-- remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education-- make them hunters. - Henry David Thoreau
We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world. - Christina Hoff Sommers
If boys don't learn, men won't know. - Douglas Wilson
Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary. - John Keating
Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands - two equally harmful disciplines. - Simone de Beauvoir
Boys did not go to work on the railroad simply because their fathers did. What fetched them were sights and sounds of moving trains, and above all the whistle of a locomotive. I've heard of the call of the wild, the call of the law, the call of the church. There is also the call of the railroad. - Gary Krist
But after all we are not children, not illiterate juvenile delinquents, not English public school boys who after a night of homosexual romps have to endure the paradox of reading the Ancients in expurgated versions. - Vladimir Nabokov
Wisdom of the Ages: "Brian Williams" This guy gets around more than Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, but this time, I think he's gone too far. Unfortunately, I can't put a cover of my book My Year in Oman with Mr. Williams' picture on the cover. - Matthew Heines
One cannot bring up boys to be eagles and then expect them to be sparrows. - Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt
boys, girls and music . . why do they need gin? - Frank
Amy: Pond and her boys . . . my poncho boys. If we're going to die, let's die looking like a peruvian folk band. - Simon Nye
Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price. - Benjamin Franklin
Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care. - Matty Healy
Boys Shack, MEN build homes - Steve Harvey
Schooling is a manufacturing process whereby the raw material called curious boys is turned into products called obedient men. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Another example of getting flack from the boys is what happened when Jack Black dumped me. That’s right. I fucked Jack Black. Okay, we went out only two or three times, but that’s a relationship in my book. And by the way, this is my book. - Kathy Griffin
Well boys, looks like it's nu'clr combat, toe-to-toe with the Rooskies.
Familiar words for dead black boys portrayed as complicit in their own demise. Michael Donald's body had been hanged on a Mobile street, and the police were doing the same thing to his name. - Ravi Howard
Pigs are horses. Girls are boys. War is peace. - Arundhati Roy
Boys have a rap sheet of breaking women's heart!! - Anita Rajbhar
Success for me hasn't been about individual success. It's about the success of all those young boys and girls who I have the honor of working with. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Lots of teenage girls have taken comfort under the wings of half-closeted gay boys. - Tina Fey
If he aint tellin his boys about you, you aint the one. - Genereux Philip
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport. - William Shakespeare
Boys, be ambitious. Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man can be. - William Clark
... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls. - Lev S. Vygotsky
Little boys run in gangs, grown men organise teams. - Habeeb Akande
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
When boys unite hearts they become gentlemen. - Molly Friedenfeld
Well you know boys, a nuclear reactor is a lot like women. You just have to read the manual and press the right button. - Matt Groening
Boys annoyed her. Girls annoyed her. She should have been a cat. - Katie Neipris
The Grim Reaper isn't grim at all; he's a life-saver. He isn't grim because he isn't anything. . . . he is nothing. And nothing is a hell of a lot better than anything. So long, boys. - Jack Kerouac
I used to arch my back for boys who couldn’t even remember the color of my bedsheets.But you, however, made me turnover the arch on my mouth. - Sade Andria Zabala
Little girls fear being a princess that was never rescued but little boys fear being a prince that was too late. - Tommy Tran
If only one generation takes action in raising their children as humans, rather than raising boys and girls, the future human civilization shall get rid of the sinister phenomenon of misogyny sooner than you can imagine. - Abhijit Naskar
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. - Samuel Jackson
Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory... and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles. - Alfred Adler
The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys. - Sir William Preece
Real Men can commit to 1 person. Only boys are "Players", pimps usually get lock up or die at the end of movies, & dogs catch fleas! - Surgeo Bell
My boys. I don't have them to hold. What do I do with my arms? - Sonali Deraniyagala
I was starting to hate my sixteenth birthday. A poufy white dress and a cake with roses made out of pink icing and awkward dancing with boys in awkward suits was starting to sound like a great alternative. Seriously. Sign my up, I wouldn't even complain. - Alyxandria Harvey
The inspector had interviewed boys before, boys from the poorest parts of town. He had the habit of not specifying "mam" or "dad" or even "parents." They were things he knew not every child possessed and so he was careful. - Sylvia Waugh
Your mind couldn't rest like the other little boys. You looked around and you saw the blanket of fear covered the whole country. - Euginia Herlihy
Nonsense. Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older, and then before you know it, they're grown. - J.M. Barrie
My ex calls the ochre winter 'autumn' as we queue to hear dock boys play jazz fugues in velvet dark.— Broken Verses - Kamila Shamsie
Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don't you? Just tell me so I can get over you.
When boys unite hearts with all souls and creatures they become gentle men.When girls unite hearts with all souls and creatures they become gentle women.When humanity unites with the heart of the ONE, an era of peace and love shall return to earth. - Molly Friedenfeld
Bossy means given to ordering people around, highhanded, domineering, overly authoritative, dictatorial, abrasive. ...Could it be that girls are called bossy when they’re… well, bossy? Could it be that boys are also called bossy for the same reason? - Matt Walsh
Boys don't make passes at female smart asses. - Letty Cottin Pogrebin
You boys going to get somewhere, or just going?" We didn't understand his question, and it was a damned good question. - Jack Kerouac
Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest. - Bion
Respect is more valuable then the amount of times guys flirt with you.It's better to have one trustworthy real man then any amount of boys interested in you. The "cool" guys may not notice or date you but the right one will marry you. - Rachel Hamilton
The other day, a friend of a friend said that everyone started out as girls, but boys evolved… But don’t worry girls, I hit him. - Ben Mitchell
Had he learned nothing from all those years of teaching Hawthorne? Through story after story he’d led his boys to consider the folly of obsession with purity its roots sunk deep in pride, flowering condemnation and violence against others and self. - Tobias Wolff
Girls can do anything boys can do in high heels! - Brooke Sachau
If human beings were really progressive creatures, then all boys would be smarter, healthier, and, wealthier, than their grandfathers. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Boys don't make passes at female smartasses.
I’m a moon junky. Every time I look at the moon I feel less alone and less afraid. I tell my boys that moonlight is a magic blanket and the stars above are campfires set by friendly aliens. - Amy Poehler
I love Mormon boys! - Hailey Larsen
Boys seek attention, men demand respect. - Habeeb Akande
I retreat to my room and lock the door. Lying on my bed, my brain cyclones with thoughts of men and boys and boys and men. All making the wrong choices. - Shannon M. Parker
As the ocean tugged me at my feet, i realized that Early Auden, that strangest of boys, had saved me from being swept away. - Clare Vanderpool
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other. - Thomas Carlyle
Only little boys and old men sneer at love. - Louis Auchincloss
Boys are raw materials that women manufacture into products called men. - Matshona Dhliwayo
There really is no correlation between age and one’s bank balance. I’ve met wealthy boys and broke men. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers and boys used to dress like their fathers. Now girls drink like their fathers and boys dress like their mothers. - Habeeb Akande
Mom lies down next to me and we both stare at the ceiling in complete silence. Boys are like candy, she suddenly says. I grin. Really, Mom? That’s your advice? Boys are like candy. What is that? Forrest Gump on teens? - Rucy Ban
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. - Kin Hubbard
It hapens very often that parents think they are worred about the progress a boy is making. they do not realise that all boys are numskulls with o branes which is not surprising when you look at the parents really the whole thing goes on and on and there is no stoping it it is a vicious circle. - Geoffrey Willans
Twists, turns, virgins and bad boys. I love a good YA read. Do you? - Jennifer Bardsley
I can tell by the look on Hagin's face that he had eaten some of my food. It is amazing those boys aren't fat. - R.A. Smith
You know when 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce, 1 in 42 boys have Autism, and safety complaints from the majority of whistle-blower's are not being upheld, that you are living in a seriously dysfunctional society. - Steven Magee
I tucked the feather into my bra, then glanced up at the sudden heavy silence. What?Blake grinned. What else you got in there? Can I see?Shut up, Blake! said the rest of the boys. - A&E Kirk
Love turns men into boys; heartache turns boys into men. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Most insensible, corrupt, cheap, disrespectful young girls run after bad, rude, cocky, nonsensical boys, but a mature, educated, thoughtful, virtuos lady opts for a wise, well breed, experienced, humble, modest gentleman. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Most of life’s big steps require a certain muddling through, a trusting that no one really knows the magical formula for the big firsts in life [Cram, Cusi, "‘One Life to Live’ and 14 Beautiful Boys to Kiss," Cafe, January 14, 2015]. - Cusi Cram
Boys keep working over your goals these girls ain't going anywhere. - Moosa Rahat
Her hands crept around his neck, tangling in his hair to keep him closer, even though she knew that beautiful boys with expiration dates couldn't be held, only borrowed for a time. - Martina Boone
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