Quotation Explorer - 'Growing'

Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser. - Ann Landers
Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares. - Peter Ustinov
At twenty-four she imagined with dread that she was growing old. - Jean Rhys
Average people have a world view that says being comfortable with who and where they are in life is the key to happiness. The great ones have a world view that says happiness is learning, growing and becoming. - Steve Siebold
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing. - Coco Chanel
Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. - William Jordan
In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage. - John Steinbeck
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan
It is a sadness of growing older that we lose our ardent appreciation of what is new and different and difficult. - Elizabeth Aston
the loss is transformative, in good ways and bad, a tangle of change that cannot be threaded into the usual narrative spools...It's not an emergence from the cocoon, but a tree growing around an obstruction. - Meghan O'Rourke
Your obsession with being in control of your mind makes you so stiff all the times; that is why our egos are growing, and our sense of humor is shrinking. - Jasz Gill
Success steps: Think big. Act small. Then scale.Failure steps: Act big. Think small. Then shrink.Consider your next big thing a project. Get one. Get it right. No sense growing a broken system. - Richie Norton
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree......unless that tree's growing on top of a hill. - John DePrey
there's time for laughing and there's time for crying— for hoping for despair for peace for longing —a time for growing and a time for dying: a night for silence and a day for singingbut more than all(as all your more than eyes tell me)there is a time for timelessness - E.E. Cummings
The moment you, as a spiritual person, stop growing, you simply die. Your ministry will grow as a consequence of your dedication, faithfulness and persistent desire to move on - Sunday Adelaja
We don't just grow old. We become old when we stop growing. - Sue Ziang
There's a whole generation growing up thinking...the government exists to care for them. - Dave Ramsey
Growing up is childish. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Whether they will or not, Americans must now begin to look outward. The growing production of the country demands it. - Alfred Thayer Mahan
It's a long slow process for a human to die. We kill a cow, and it is dead as soon as the meat is eaten, but a man's life dies as a commotion in a still pool dies, in little waves, spreading and growing back toward stillness. - John Steinbeck
Democracy is the worst insult to any society that is increasingly secular and growing in incivility for there it is more abused than used. - Newton G Kibiringi
[Scientific humanism is] the only worldview compatible with science's growing knowledge of the real world and the laws of nature. - Edward O. Wilson
Our desire to say more grows bigger and what to say about it, except that saying is not always about saying, growing is not always about growing. - Dejan Stojanovic
A butterfly does not return to a caterpillar after it is mature. We must learn to grow and evolve into a stronger, wiser and better version of ourselves. Life occurs in stages and taking a step at a time is key to learning and growing. - Kemi Sogunle
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day. - Native American Proverb
Growing up I sometimes imagined that for Christ's return perhaps He would appear as 'Black Jesus' to white people and 'White Jesus' to black people just to screw with the racists. - Criss Jami
We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun. - Theodore Roosevelt
Growing up doesn't mean that you are older than someone, it means that you are no longer an amateur. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Is there a force that holds people together? Sure... But you can only tell so when it is growing weaker - Devjeet Chawdhary
With growing disbelief, Jess yet again felt herself slipping into the gap - that gap of perception between what is really happening to a person and what others think is happening. - Helen Oyeyemi
It’s not nice to think of children growing up like mushrooms, in the dark. - Shirley Jackson
Love is growing up. - A.D. Posey
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we live. - Mortimer Adler
The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man. - Gordon W. Allport
As she cried, I could feel growing there, as had once before, a presence between us: the tiny perfect form of Sherry nestled between her parents' bodies. Our bodies were shaped by her absence, by the almost unbearable weight of her loss. - Robert J. Wiersema
A business that is not growing after all, is dying. - Shawn Casemore
most of us, as we undergo the growing up process, do not get what we want or even what we should. We get what we have, and no more, and we find out how to make what we have work for us. - Lilith Saintcrow
There is a growing suspicion that what the world needs now is a religion that will cover the other six days of the week.
Growing up, I loved the tale of Peter Rabbit and also books on Pippi Longstocking. Pippi was a girl who had so much fun and was very daring. My sons loved all the Dr. Seuss books - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Some people grow up with issues because they did not have their parents around growing up, many others have issues because their parents were around growing up - Quetzal
Differing from Newton and Schopenhauer, your ancestor did not think of time as absolute and uniform. He believed it an infinite series of times, in a dizzily growing, ever spreading network of diverging, converging and parallel times. - Jorge Luis Borges
You're growing up. And rain sort of remains on the branches of a tree that will someday rule the Earth. And it's good that there is rain. It clears the month of your sorry rainbow expressions, and it clears the streets of the silent armies... so we can dance. - Jim Carroll
Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples. - J.M. Barrie
I try to be like a forest: revitalizing and constantly growing. - Forest Whitaker
I think everyone should have a Beatles phase in their life. I think it's part of growing up in the Western world. - Jadelr and Cristina Cordova
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing. - Phyllis Diller
Don’t grow old to give up and don’t give up growing up - Bernard Kelvin Clive
This is growing up, having to stomp out love, this is how people turn terrible. - Michelle Tea
Every uncomfortable experience in life gives you the choice of growing bitter or better. - Orrin Woodward
If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone. - John C. Maxwell
I am growing old enough not to care much for the MANNER of doing things. - Abraham Lincoln
I don't need a baby growing inside me for nine months. For one thing, there's morning sickness. If I'm going to feel nauseous and achy when I wake up, I want to achieve that state the old fashioned way: getting good and drunk the night before. - Ellen DeGeneres
I'm unpredictable, I never know where I'm going until I get there, I'm so random, I'm always growing, learning, changing, I'm never the same person twice. But one thing you can be sure of about me; is I will always do exactly what I want to do. - C. JoyBell C.
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting? - Ray Kroc
Everything you hate holds you back from growing. Everything you love helps you to grow. - Debasish Mridha
The world's biggest tree, the redwood tree was once a little nut that just kept growing regardless of weather. - Mark F. LaMoure
If you are still alive when you read this,close your eyes. I amunder their lids, growing black. - Bill Knott
Be careful, you are not in Wonderland. I’ve heard the strange madness long growing in your soul. But you are fortunate in your ignorance, in your isolation. You who have suffered, find where love hides. Give, share, lose—lest we die, unbloomed . - From the film Kill Your Darlings
If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing. - Gail Sheehy
If we are growing holier, we are growing kinder. - Andrew Bonar
Roads to SUCCESS are always under construction. You are work in progress. Keep growing and keep living. - Adedayo Olabamiji
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. - Salvador Dalí
It was one of those days when I was thinking too much, too fast. Only it was more like the thoughts had a mind of their own and going all by themselves at a hundred miles a second, and I was just sitting back, feeling the growing paranoia inside of me. - Sasha Mizaree
When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific. - Lily Tomlin
Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Sometimes the boxes we’re put in fit. Other times, we find ourselves shoved into places too confining for our growing sense of self. - Sarah Hackley
The sum of intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.
Never stop growing in life. The world's tallest redwood trees were once little nuts, that kept on growing, regardless of weather, trials and tribulations. - Mark F. LaMoure
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. - Unknown
Dorian sat quietly for a moment and then said, We all straddle the abyss, Penny. If you never look down, how will you ever know who you are or what you will become? Your dad could never be ashamed of you, because falling in that abyss is part of the process of growing up. - Karen Gammons
Growing older is certain; growing wiser is harder and optional. - Debasish Mridha
The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till out political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich, - a war constantly growing in intensity and bitterness. - Stephen Johnson Field
I have lived my life growing up with emptiness in hope that I would someday find you. That emptiness is now a broken Heart - Duane Henderson
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up. - James Baldwin
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
The best thing I’ve learned, and still believe, is that I don’t have to be perfect to start, I have to start... so I can begin learning and growing. - Farshad Asl
Though people are laughing at the dirt surrounding you, they are missing to see the seeds also planted, growing silently within. - Anthony Liccione
This autumn-why am I growing old?bird disappearing among clouds. - Bashō Matsuo
I'm not irreplaceable ... I'm nothing but grass growing on the ground; when the grass dies, another one replaces it ... - Chico Xavier
In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself. - Henry A. Wallace
The result is that the same generation is in danger of growing up with 170 terabytes of knowledge and information, but not more than a few bits of wisdom. - Sachin Kalbag
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. - Andre Maurois
Guilt and Regret always pulls one down.They have an impact like that of gravity.They heavy you like few tons of concrete,Therefore,Instead of growing, moving on and learning from your mistakes,You will wine and dine with Would Have's and Could Have's. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
The truth is, I can choose to view tough times as growing times, I can choose to see aging as seasoning and I can choose to focus on whatever good there is to be found in living. I choose. After all, it’s my point of view. - Steve Goodier
I don't worry about what other people think of me. It's one of the things I most admired about my dad growing up. He didn't give a hoot what others thought. He was who he was. It's one of the qualities that has kept me most sane. - Chris Kyle
Globally, millions of married men and women engage the servicesof sex workers each year. Despite growing health concerns aboutthe increased risk of STDs and HIV AIDS this trade continues toblossom, leading to the premature termination of several lives andthe dissolution of several marriages. - Oche Otorkpa
I do not dream, I simply maintain an ever growing list of things I will do and things that I won't. - Mark Boyer
If we are not growing together, then we should not stay together. - Nyki Edwinna
Over time, this growing tendency of like marrying like will only reinforce clustering and geographic sorting along class lines, giving the emerging map of social, economic, and cultural segregation even greater permanence. - Richard Florida
At some point, you're no longer growing up, you're aging. But no one can pinpoint that moment exactly. - Richard Linklater
When undesirable and ugly addendum enters a man's life history, it become acceptable as part of the process of growing up. - Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh
If you don't like the Fruits you are growing, then change the Seeds you are sowing. - RVM
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing. - Aristotle
No man loves life like him that's growing old. - Sophocles
The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just turning around as usual. - Finley Peter Dunne
CHILDREN Are Like ANGELS And On Earth, ANGELS Have No Color.... It's The Society To Blame That Teaches Racism, Turning An ANGLE To A Civilized Beast While They Are Growing Up.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
I don't know anymore, whether it's a curse or a blessing to see the beauty in the ugly. Growing up simply and getting old complexly. I now see reason behind sin, and love behind pain. - Hubert Martin
Growing up is the greatest adventure of all. - T.L. Rese
To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now an imperative to learn a new competency how to accurately anticipate the future. - Dan Burrus
A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods. - Robert Henri
That's the downside of growing up. There's a lot of pretending involved. We frequently act like someone other than who we really are because we don't know or aren't comfortable with our true selves. - Connor Franta
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. - Orison Swett Marden
Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU. - Shannon L. Alder
Adapt to your surrounding but remain flexible for growing. - Ashley Porter
No policeman had ever arrested anyone for over-reading; but ignorance prosecutes those who under-read. You begin to stop growing on the day you stop learning, so why not keep learning and keep growing! - Israelmore Ayivor
Want to forget that you’re growing older? Walk across green grass with bare feet. - Toni Sorenson
Growing gray hair is the glory of life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Knowledge is like an endless resource; a well of water that satisfies the innate thirst of the growing human soul. Therefore never stop learning... because the day you do, you will also stop maturing. - Chidi Okonkwo
We all have the best laid plans for our children, and they go and ruin it all by growing up any way they want to. What the hell was it all for, then? (Real Life and Liars) - Kristina Riggle
A visionary company is one which is seen growing in a consistent pattern by being goal oriented driven by a vision and a mission - Henrietta Newton Martin
There are growing buds in universities which will freshen the future. - Ali G.
The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!' - John F. Kennedy
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish Proverb
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.' - Earl Warren
You have to keep plugging away. We are all growing. There is no shortcut. You have to put time into it to build an audience - John Gruber
That's the worst of growing up, and I'm beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them. - L. M. Montgomery
It rained today. You sat with me. We listened to the pit-patter, felt the cold breeze and got drenched in countless emotions. We didn't say a word to each other. Today, 'words' were mute spectators of our growing love. - Saru Singhal
Do your best, and your best will be growing better. - Emma Willard
Growing up, I always wanted to be just like Abe Lincoln. Dead.
When a child studies hard, it seems that he is going to be an industrious and in service; but if a child studies hardly, then wondering why it seems that he is going to be a big industrialist on growing up. - Anuj Somany
Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them - certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go. - Johnny Depp
One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard. - Eric Hoffer
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. - John J. Plomp
Learn from your failures & go on to the next challenge. It's okay to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. - H. Stanley Judd
and he imagines carsand rides them in his dreams,so lonely growing up amongthe imaginary automobilesand dead souls of Tarrytownto createout of his own imaginationthe beauty of his wildforebears - a mythology he cannot inherit. - Allen Ginsberg
I see enormous loves growing immense and finally crushing me. - Anaïs Nin
All these years I've been feeling like I was growing into myself. Finally, I feel grown. - Oprah Winfrey
The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space. - Arthur C. Clarke
The people’s life journey traverses from being child to being wild; the privilege is not in growing old but being able to hold the infant’s nature for as many days and as much as a person can in oneself. - Anuj Somany
When Albert Einstein told you to hide your source, he wasn't giving you a deliberate advice to conceal the root in which you're growing, but was to conceal the root from the eyes of people that will dare to uproot it. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Hong Kong became so materialistic that it must be one of the rarest places in the world where family members need to make an appointment to have dinner together, and people speculate upon their own home where their own children are growing up.’Quote from my 7th book about Hong Kong! - TIM I GURUNG
We should learn from flowers, earthly stars which spend their entire lives shining, shining and growing despite all the difficulties they encounter. They know how to listen and understand the whispers of time, for it is an eternal friend that teaches the importance of friendship and sparkling hope. - Nur Bedeir
Mushrooms, growing in the deep forest. What do you hope to achieve? - Marty Rubin
There are two prerequisites to growing wings: the first is to feel encircled and the second is to believe that you can break the circle. - Fatema Mernissi
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. - Friedrich Nietzsche
By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be growing old. - Benjamin Franklin
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional. - Carroll Bryant
In what areas are you learning and growing? If the answer is none that means you're stagnating or regressing. Learn more, earn more, know more, grow more! - Rob Liano
I live my life in growing orbits which move out over the things of the world. - Rainer Maria Rilke
We often concentrate on the negative side of humanity. However, humanity is growing and maturing everyday and showing signs of a better future. - Debasish Mridha
For growing again, one has to fall apart and fall to bits. - raja shakeel mushtaque
The sun is shining - the sun is shining. That is the Magic. The flower are growing - the roots are stirring. That is the Magic. Being alive is the Magic - being strong is the Magic. The Magic is in me - the Magic is in me. It is in me - it is in me. In every one of us. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb
The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones. - Victor Hugo
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
Growing older is a precious commodity. Only a few can endure to achieve that distinguished distinction and quality. - Debasish Mridha
Government today is growing too strong to be safe. There are no longer any citizens in the world there are only subjects. They work day in and day out for their masters they are bound to die for their masters at call. Out of this working and dying they tend to get less and less. - H.L. Mencken
Growing a culture requires a good storyteller. Changing a culture requires a persuasive editor. - Ryan Lilly
He loved to meditate on a land laid waste, Britain deserted by the legions, the rare pavements riven by frost, Celtic magic still brooding on the wild hills and in the black depths of the forest, the rosy marbles stained with rain, and the walls growing grey. - Arthur Machen
You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. - P.J. O'Rourke
Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, that we neglect to give them what we DID have growing up. - James C. Dobson
The day you subscribe to being loved by everyone is the day you stop growing. - Mr Imbuya
Learn new things and grow every day. Growing is living; live every moment; live all the way. - Debasish Mridha
Focus on keeping faith and growing your roots of light so strong and deep that no one, not even yourself, can make you believe something about yourself that is not good for your soul. - Molly Friedenfeld
If one comes to the sense that they have arrived, they no longer feel the need to submit themselves to the process of learning and growing. This is a dangerous mindset to carry. The day that we stop learning is the day we stop living. - Jenelle Dancel
... I said to myself that growing up really means slowing down.
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser. - Keith Richards
Q: I want to be an author when I grow up. Am I insane?": "Yes. Growing up is highly overrated. Just be an author."[Jumbo.com, 21 August 2012] - Neil Gaiman
Growing up watching friends grow, from friends to lovers. Opens the eyes of many every time. Proving in this lifetime, real love still lives. - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
I love the smell of rain and growing things. - Serina Hernandez
The problem that has no name - which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities - is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease. - Betty Friedan
Jacen reflected bitterly that a large part of growing up seemed to involve watching everything change, and discovering that all changes are permanent. That nothing ever changes back. That you can’t go home again. - Matthew Woodring Stover
Be inquisitive. Open your eyes, open your minds to things you don't necessarily know even exist. I think that's an important part of learning and growing. The more [you]'re willing to ask, the more [you]'re going to get out of it. - Jay Rinaldi
The more severe the dysfunction you experienced growing up, the more difficult boundaries are for you. - David W. Earle
A tree does not stop growing because the wind blew off a few of its leaves. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. - James Baldwin
Life is not about growing old and dying. Life is about growing and trying. - Raven Moore
Be inquisitive. Open your eyes, open your minds to things you don't necessarily know even exist. I think that's an important part of learning and growing. The more [you]'re willing to ask, the more {you}'re going to get out of it. - Jay Rinaldi
The integrity of one's own mind is of infinitely more value than adherence to any creed or system. We must choose between a dead faith belonging to the past and a living, growing ever-advancing science belonging to the future. - Luther Burbank
We are growing day by day as we are continuously striving for excellence in life. - Euginia Herlihy
The process of self-invention is never-ending; writer, like children, are always growing into their gifts. ( in a "Times-Picayune" book review. - Susan Larson
To say, I’ve been converted and that’s that, is to say you have decided to quit growing. If life is about anything, it is about growing. The day I quit changing and learning is the day I die. - Steve Goodier
We can never skip growing old. As we grow older, we understand old things and things of old times better! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Fuck the ones who hurt you Stop thinking about them, Get on with your own lifeThey'll eventually come back with apologies And you'll gladly accept them; as you keep growing with your life. - Nikki Rowe
You are either growing up or going down - Saji Ijiyemi
Growing age can kill the beauty, not the style. - Amit Kalantri
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing. - Aristotle
Even in the darkness, every color can be found. And every day of rain brings water flowing to things growing in the ground.
I remember growing up, saying you’re an artist it sounds pretentious but now it’s one of the only dignified things that you can call yourself. - Marilyn Manson
If you don't like the Fruits you are growing, then change the Seeds you are sowing. - - RVM
Never stop learning. Never stop growing. - Paula Walker Baker
I think there are lots of ways of leading very good lives and growing spiritually. This process of growth goes on whether we believe it or not. - Jim Henson
The lonely tree keeps on searching for its solitude to end.....Why does the tree keep growing even when left alone, does it still want to survive, even when it knows it will remain in solitude 'till the last day...? - Nina LG
Worrying is like a man's beard, if you don't do something about it... it will keep growing. - Samer Chidiac
They have, and bring with them, that upper-body strength. They have apparently developed that in their childhood and growing up, and they've further advanced in that regard.
As a teen, you're constantly trying to figure out who you are... But it's okay not to know right now. Your whole life you're going to be growing and changing.
Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. - Norman Mailer
Life’s richness doesn’t consist of not making mistakes, or never taking the wrong path but of growing stronger from each decision made, good or bad. - Elle Sommer
Growing up is the dumbest thing I ever wanted to rush into. - Tanya Masse
So - people a thousand years from now...This is the way we were: in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying. - Thornton Wilder
Anyone who is forgetting to love is growing older. Anyone who is learning to fly with the wings of love are growing younger. - Debasish Mridha
There are 10,000 books in my library, and it will keep growing until I die. This has exasperated my daughters, amused my friends and baffled my accountant. If I had not picked up this habit in the library long ago, I would have more money in the bank today; I would not be richer. - Pete Hamill
For my own part, having had much trouble in growing old, I am in no hurry to grow young again. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
I believe that God left certain drugs growing naturally upon our planet to help speed up and facilitate our evolution. - Bill Hicks
Growing up, I knew where the world ended. I could see it, at the horizon, where the sky touched the corn. My life was bounded and known. I *knew* the edges of the world. And then I went to college. - J. Michael Adams
Comfortable? Don't be. I believe in those moments where we grow comfortable is where we stop growing, and in order to keep evolving, God slips the rug from beneath our feet and makes us look up. - Christy Aldridge
A radical shift in attitude happens in small steps. It’s a transformation. A butterfly does a lot of walking and eating and growing before it finally forms a chrysalis and emerges with wings. It’s not an instant transformation. - Rohvannyn Shaw
Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. - Virginia Woolf
If we could hear the squirrel's heartbeat, the sound of the grass growing, we should die of that roar. - George Eliot
Sometimes poetry is a way of finding beauty in the chaos; a flower growing in ruins of love's wreckage. - John Mark Green
You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute. - Ambrose Bierce
Never stop growing. The world's tallest redwood trees were all once little nuts, that kept growing regardless of weather, trials or tribulations. - Mark F. LaMoure
George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life. - Elisabeth Elliot
The will to grow is in essence the same phenomenon as love. Love is the will to extend oneself for spiritual growth. Genuinely loving people are, by definition, growing people. - M. Scott Peck
Does the fact that I can no longer remember my own phone number indicate my growing feebleness? No, on the contrary, it unleashes the mind from the petty tyranny of tending to the trivial and allows it to concentrate on the important and the critical. - Don Norman
Tell the story that's been growing in your heart, the characters you can't keep out of your head, the tale story that speaks to you, that pops into your head during your daily commute, that wakes you up in the morning. - Jennifer Weiner
No matter how bad you think this day is going, affirm: "I'm alive, I'm growing, I'm learning, and it is only temporary. - Karen A. Baquiran
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