Quotation Explorer - 'Grew'

Some Christians believe the harder that one thinks, the colder faith will grow. Augustine grew more brilliant as he grew more pious, more creative as he became more orthodox. His period of heresy was imitative, but his traditional Christianity took mental risks. - John Mark Reynolds
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. - Eddie Izzard
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
I sailed up to the cold stars but they were cold no longer, and I grew bigger and bigger until I was the stars and they were me, and I was Union, and for a single solitary glittering instant I was the universe. - George R.R. Martin
I Grew Up In A Family With No Prejudices. My Father Always Believed There Were Good And Bad In Every Ethnic Background, And Nationality. - Chris Mentillo
From now on when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I planned to say, Amnesiac. - Sue Monk Kidd
From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. - George Orwell
Rune never said anything about it. But to anyone who had known him a long time, it was as if he grew a few centimetres shorter in the years that followed. As if he sort of crumpled with a deep sigh and never really breathed properly again. - Fredrik Backman
At this the Wart's eyes grew rounder and rounder, until they were about as big as the owl's who was sitting on his shoulder, and his face got redder and redder, and a breath seemed to gather itself beneath his heart. - T.H. White
But then I grew up, experienced some life, and I understood that when you merely switch from being a prisoner to being a guard, no one is freed, not even yourself. - Lisa Crystal Carver
In this abundant earth no doubtIs little room for things worn out:Disdain them, break them, throw them by!And if before the days grew roughWe once were lov'd, us'd -- well enough,I think, we've far'd, my heart and I. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am grateful for all my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.
He was withdrawing. I think it was getting harder for him to accept his fate. Like a bird in a cage, he grew silent. - Alice Hoffman
What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life? - Lynette Mather
Maybe magic wasn’t the magic thing, when you grew up with it - Kami Garcia
Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.
The fields were fruitful and starving men moved on the roads. The granaries were full and the children of the poor grew up rachitic. - John Steinbeck
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot. - Bill Gates
Interviewer (Louise Tucker): What did you want to be when you grew up? Have you always wanted to be a writer?IllumBerg: When I was a child I was busy being a child. [...] - Natasha Illum Berg
When we were together before, the world was small to us, but as you grew bigger to life and the world became desirous to living, we became smaller to each other. - Anthony Liccione
I was going to be a memory when I grew up. - Alejandro Zambra
As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. - John James Audubon
Rock and roll was my favorite, but before long I grew to enjoy Shinamoto's brand of classical music. This was music from another world, which had its appeal, but more than that I loved it because she was a part of that world. - Haruki Murakami
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Maybe, it wasn't stuck in my mind. Maybe,just maybe, it was stuck in my heart for so long that it grew wings and wanted to fly, but didn't know how. - Shannon L. Alder
Why are you perpetuating a childhood you grew up despising? Pg 57 - Mona Rodriguez
I suppose because I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and missed the great age of passenger liners, I have always been subject to a romantic longing for ocean travel. - Bill Bryson
It lies here deep in the heart, the small chest of painSharp words like daggers placed it hereTo fill with hurtIn filling it grew heavy and drug me downFor to not feel is not to liveUntil I rest at last in dirtThe worst of you got the best of me… - Neil Leckman
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older. - Criss Jami
I shook Alan’s hand and the feeling just grew stronger. It was a bit frustrating. Like when you’re looking for what to say and it’s on the tip of your tongue, but no matter how hard you try, it just keeps eluding you. - Pamela Alvarado
When i was a child, i liked tasting any candy i happened to see, but as i grew older, i realized those are a great meal to the worms in my innards. Will you shun old habits or nay? That's the question. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Just because we grew up with the Internet, we think that the Internet is all grown up. - Patrik Svensson
Crying was an acceptable outlet, even if it made you feel raw and empty inside, it was still better than that build up of resentment that grew from not letting your emotions out.- My Bestfriend's Girl - - Dorothy Koomson
Your level of self-confidence is not something you are born with, though it is influenced by the circumstances into which you were born and grew up. - Stephen Richards
Where I grew up, women’s liberation was when you let a chick out of her cage so she could stretch her legs for 15 minutes. - John Rachel
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. - Pablo Neruda
Tereza's death hurt me so much, it was as if I had two heads smashing into each other. One was full of mown love, the other of hate. I wanted the love to grow back. It grew like grass and straw, all mixed up together, and turned into an icy affirmation on my brow. That was my damn stupid plant. - Herta Müller
We were bullied, broken, built up, bronzed and polished. We grew dull, dusty, doubtful, dark, and forgetful.Yet we still know that we can love deeply. - Antonia Perdu
I usually don't like to 'spoon feed' my audience, because I grew up idolizing story tellers who tell stories using symbolism, so it was in my nature to do the same. - The Weeknd
Our children were allowed to help when they were little, urged to help when they grew a little older, and sometimes ordered to help when they were teenagers. - Boyd K. Packer
We're all a little broken, it's how we feed our brokenness that defines us; some you wouldn't believe ever broke and some you will see never grew through the break but one thing certain, everyone is a little broken, it's how we feed our brokenness that defines us. - Nikki Rowe
The town where I grew up has a zip code of E-I-E-I-O. - Martin Mull
These incident acquaintances and the twisted stories that grew out of them, made John thinking that Charles Dickens was not just another pub, but a special place in the Universe, where life itself ties the knots. - Darren H. Pryce
I never really grew up until I had kids. - Stefan Molyneux
If you had told me, though, when I was twenty-four that I would write about Skokie, Illinois, where I grew up, I would have said, ‘You’re out of your mind. Why would I have Skokie in a poem?’ But you become resigned. Your job is to write about the life you actually have. - Edward Hirsch
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. - Michelle Obama
I grew up in an era that was a golden age of the blockbuster, when something we might call a family film could have universal appeal. That's something I want to see again. In terms of the tone of the film, it looks at where we are as a people and has a universality about human experience. - Christopher J. Nolan
I grew up in libraries, and I hope I've learned never to take them for granted. A thriving library is the heart of its community, providing access to information and educational opportunities, bringing people together, leveling the playing field, and archiving our history. - Josie Brown
I wasn’t always a demon.My name is Maggie Frew, and I grew up a simple human girl in suburban Iowa. I don’t carry a pitchfork, or have a forked tail. I’m not a creature from Hell. I’m a political campaign manager. Though, I guess some people might argue those are the same thing. - Patricia Murphy
I grew up to have my father's looks - my fathers speech patterns - my father's posture - my father's walk - my father's opinions and my mother's contempt for my father. - Jules Feiffer
I grew up in a hospital and as a child I played in the dissecting room - Gustave Flaubert
The kiss grew into so much more than anything that had come before, unfettered by a time that strived to contain passion, born from perceived loss and glorious gain. - Susan Catalano
We grew up hearing stories about how he has been cheated - out of money, out of reputation, out of a grander fate. We had lost everything, he'd wail, and that was despite the fact that we had each other. - Alison Singh Gee
As someone who grew up in the Bronx, I certainly learned my share of four-letter words, but none are more powerful than nice. - Linda Kaplan Thaler
The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before. - Thorstein Veblen
She left, never to return. I planted a tree and a seed each time I thought of her. I grew a small forest and a large garden and had no one to give the orchids to. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think interior decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
I grew up missing my mom while she was right in front of me. - Maggie Young
living eulogy.she danced.she sang. she took.she gave.she loved.she created.she dissented. she enlivened.she saw. she grew. she sweated.she changed.she learned. she laughed.she shed her skin.she bled on the pages of her days,she walked through walls,she lived with intention. - Mary Anne Radmacher
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. - John Lennon
I’m not going, he said. He held up the Third key like a weapon. Sensing his mood, it grew longer and sharper, till he was holding a trident as long as he was tall... And anyone who tries to make me is going to suffer. Twice, added the voice under the table. - Garth Nix
[Long hair] is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket. - Marge Piercy
We need new writers to create roles where women are morall central to the story. I grew up indentifying with Marlon Brando. It's time we created new myths.
His older self had taught his younger self a language which the older self knew because the younger self, after being taught, grew up to be the older self and was, therefore, capable of teaching. - Robert A. Heinlein
A child who was born with a silver spoon is likely to not appreciate all he is provided with.And it is likely that a child who grew up from the dust to look down on others once the floods gate of success opens up for him.It is NOT where you come FROM that matters,But where you are GOING. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
I grew up on a mixed diet of mass and class, and I still read that way. I hate it when people apologize for what they read. Some bestsellers aren't exactly literary. So what? They're fun and rip-roaring, Who instituted the book police and why do we have to answer them? Grrrrr! - Jennifer Donnelly
I was born at a very early age. As I grew up, I got older... So far though, this is the oldest I've ever been. - Rebecca Hurley
My mom grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Bronx and gave me an invaluable piece of advice for dealing with people in New York - if someone's bugging you just act crazy. I've modified her approach somewhat. Public displays of religiosity work just as well as feigning psychosis. - Waiter Rant
It doesn't matter how you grew up, or what you've struggled with in life - your mind is unscathed by any circumstance you've yet to live and it's phenomenally powerful. - Bob Proctor
All that grieved me - that I was half one thing and half another and nothing wholly - was the sorrow of my childhood, but the strength and use of my life after I grew up. - Ursula K. Le Guin
When I was a child, I used to wonder why markets in my locality were all situated near the main roads. I grew up a little to get the answer; " that business minded people can meet there easily!" Your dream must be situated where they can meet people! - Israelmore Ayivor
False love, desire, and beauty frail, adieu! Dead is the root whence all these fancies grew. - Walter Raleigh
He ate and drank the precious words,His spirit grew robust;He knew no more that he was poor,Nor that his frame was dust.He danced along the dingy days,And this bequest of wingsWas but a book. What libertyA loosened spirit brings! - Emily Dickinson
Good horror offers a sense of an upended, lawless world and that’s appealing to anyone who grew up feeling like an outsider. - Christopher Rice
You lost your innocence when you grew up, all right, everyone knew that, but did you have to lose your hope, as well? - Stephen King
We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. - Lynn Hall
I liked New York when it was an up-and-down city for me, low streets and high buildings. But then, for me, it grew horizontal---monotonous.
carry your wounds with pride, Believe in yourself; amongst greatest of catastrophe' You grew into the being you are And I think that in itself, is certainly enough. - Nikki Rowe
They weren't people that liked change. They were the kind of people that would have tied change to a chair with dental floss if they could in order to avoid it. They were the type of people who desired to live in their virtual bubbles and grew to resent anyone that challenged that world. - Anna M. Aquino
Though my appetite for food grew frail, my hunger for books was constant. - Diane Setterfield
REPORTER, n. A writer who guesses his way to the truth and dispels it with a tempest of words. "More dear than all my bosom knows, O thou Whose 'lips are sealed' and will not disavow!" So sang the blithe reporter-man as grew Beneath his hand the leg-long "interview." Barson Maith - Ambrose Bierce
Friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them. - David Nicholls
I think people need to recognize that those of us who have been so much influenced by violence in the media- in particular pornographic violence- are not some kinds of inherent monsters. We are your sons, and we are your husbands. And we grew up in regular families. - James C. Dobson
Where I grew up, women’s liberation was when you let a chick out of her cage for 15 minutes so she could stretch her legs. - John Rachel
We grew up learning to cheer on the underdog because we see ourselves in them. - Shane L. Koyczan
At the back of my mind I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up since I didn’t seem to be getting any better at goalkeeping. - Ian Colquhoun
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