Quotation Explorer - 'Grown'

Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so. - Mark Twain
You go back. You search for what made you happy when you were smaller. We are all grown up children, really... So one should go back and search for what was loved and found to be real.
The earth has grown a nervous system, and it's us. - Daniel Dennett
There’s still a little girl inside every grown woman who would love to be able to fall into the arms of her mother and cry her eyes out every now and then. - Toni Sorenson
She was like a wound beneath an old bandage, and he had grown more used to the bandage. - Mitch Albom
Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. - Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Roman Church has grown and grown, fueled by immigration but also renewed by two pontiffs who have seemed to understand what Tocqueville knew: People want guidance for their souls once they are convinced they have them. - Hugh Hewitt
In a human development sense, our understanding of leadership has essentially grown up and moved past personal ego and a self-centered view of things. - Linda Fisher Thornton
Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits. - Cindy Ross
Grown ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure. - Lawana Blackwell
I am glad that I can tell the truth, for lies are a form of theft; the liar steals from another person's trust. There are liars all over the world who have grown rich on the trust they have stolen. - Najaf Mazari
Charles, mate, you fret too much. I'm a grown man, I am, and I can blood my handle.""Handle your blood?" Bones offered dryly.Ian grinned. "Exactly. - Jeaniene Frost
When intent is rooted in pure love, you dreams will grown and manifest faster than you could ever imagine. - Dawn Gluskin
Little boys run in gangs, grown men organise teams. - Habeeb Akande
When I was a kid, I used think that my mother has some kind of magic in her hands because the same food eaten by her hands, tasted different.And now when I am grown up.. I am sure.. she has some magic in her hands.. - Himmilicious
We have all grown wiser. - Ana Monnar
There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes. - Doctor Who
Children judge each other harshly, but don't make nice distinctions among the grown. - Bill Holm
Between dainty bites, she told Amie, 'Oh, you simply are as darling a creature as Henry described! I had no idea of your being so grown up! Henry, she is positively frazzleging!' Amie deepened her smile, saying, 'And I had no idea you would be so pretty either, madam. - Jennifer Silverwood
All these years I've been feeling like I was growing into myself. Finally, I feel grown. - Oprah Winfrey
When you are a grown up your brothers become your neighbors and your unconditional brotherhood become your conditional neighborhood. - Amit Kalantri
And maybe that's all a ghost is, in the end. Regret, grown legs, gone walking. - Nicole Kornher-Stace
Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you're young. But I don't think we make any fewer when we're grown up - Jodi Picoult
I've grown more OK with mystery as I've gotten older. - Matt Chandler
As for my next book, I won't write it till it has grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall. - Virginia Woolf
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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
Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting. - Bertrand Russell
All children are heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb tall trees and say shocking things and leap so very high that grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one. - Valente, Catherynne
Faith doesn't always come naturally but as we take those steps of faith, we notice little by little that our faith has grown and it isn't as hard as we first thought. - Jacqueline Winslow
It's easy to grow old if you haven't grown up - John Hively
She is a woman. No matter how hard you think she has grown, she always has her softer parts. Feel her there. - Akif Kichloo
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
It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to. - Franklin P. Jones
When we lose our spiritual child then that is when we have grown old. - Stephen Richards
And lucky indeed is the writer who has grown up in Ireland, for the English spoken there is so amusing and musical. (How to Write with Style. Essay, 1985) - Kurt Vonnegut
‎She was not a little girl heart-broken about him; she was a grown woman smiling at it all, but they were wet smiles. - J.M. Barrie
Grown ups’ could learn a lesson from watching cartoons. - James Jean-Pierre
I'm a man. Men cook outside. That outdoor grilling is a manly pursuit has long been beyond question. If this wasn't understood, you'd never get grown men to put on those aprons with pictures of dancing weenies on the front, and messages like 'Come 'n' Get It! - William Geist
Either I’ve got a wart on my nose they find curious, or I’ve grown a tail, Albie Merani muttered to himself. Just then he thought. I’d better get a move on, got work to do. He hurried across to some stairs, heading down deeper into station, then followed the signs to the pod station. - R.W. Rivers
your morse code interferes with my heart beat. I had a steady heart before you, I replied upon it, it had seen active service and grown strong. Now you alter its pace with your own rhythm you play upon me, drumming me taught. - Jeanette Winterson
Maybe I am getting too grown to want to sleep with Mama. But like a baby, I still have this smallness to my mind. I don't need her hands to convince me the world I can't see from under my blanket is real. I need her hands to do more than her words. Convince me the world I see outside it- ain't. - Connie Rose Porter
I was ecstatic when they re-named "French fries" as "freedom fries." Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots. - Johnny Depp
But I've grown thoughtful now. And you have lost Your early-morning freshness of surprise At being so utterly mine: you've learned to fear The gloomy, stricken places in my soul, And the occasional ghosts that haunt my gaze. - Siegfried Sassoon
When one is grown up, money is lying about at one's service. It is only when one is young that it is rare. Take no thought for money - that always lies to hand.(Women in Love) - D.H. Lawrence
I was, a near grown man, sat in his dank, dark and rickety digs, feverishly hovering about the glare of a computer screen like a disorientated moth, one searching for a flaming light of recognition from someone/anyone! - Tom Conrad
I've known rivers:I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.My soul has grown deep like the rivers. - Langston Hughes
Loneliness is a state when you have not yet grown to love yourself enough. - Robert Black
When you've grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth. - DaShanne Stokes
Learn to adapt like a bird. We can only dream of flying but the bird has already grown her wings. - Debasish Mridha
By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd be grown up. - Eve Babitz
Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance which has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.
I didn't want to tell Mother I worked as a journalist. She thought I was a prostitute. Locking yourself in a room and inventing characters and conversations which do not exit is no way for a grown man to behave. - Sebastian Horsley
Usually when your imagination is bigger then one's comprehension, this normally means you've out grown the small circle. Get with like-mined people and go after your vision.By T-cupp - Takina Cupp
A witch is wise. She has earned her wisdom. She has learned to love her shadows and has grown more beautiful because of it. She has proven she can stand comfortably within her powers. She has become the true embodiment of a witch. - Dacha Avelin
We’ve had bad luck with our kids they’ve all grown up. - Christopher Morley
I lovehow grown childrenwill still nametheir mothersthe mostbeautiful.It isas though,their eyeshave met the cascadingcurvesand goldensilhouettesof every woman.Yettheir soulsstilldrumto the beat of theirmother'swarmth and care. - A Starry Eyed April
Our food is transformed from the moment when its sowed, cultured, grown, until its ready to serve.Our desires are likewise. - JKJaiswal
By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd grown up. - Eve Babitz
We started college having 18 years old young, naive spirit and we left as grown ups, men and women with life long friendships,life partners, it made us who we are whether we like it or not. - Anonymous Young Girl
INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things. "You tiresome man!" cried Indolentio's wife, "You've grown indifferent to all in life." "Indifferent?" he drawled with a slow smile; "I would be, dear, but it is not worth while." Apuleius M. Gokul - Ambrose Bierce
A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered. - C. S. Lewis
Man is smart - If money would have grown on trees, we would have used green leaves as money. - Amit Kalantri
The world is a garden of philosophy. God is its gardener; Man is the visitor.And any tree that does not bear fruits of philosophy either does not belong tothat garden or is yet to be grown. - Kedar Joshi
Disciplining a child is easier than disciplining a grown person, and forgiving a child’s insolence is easier than forgiving a grown person's impudence. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Twice the size of a full grown man, with four muscular arms, it was his worst nightmare on steroids. -The Hyperscape Project - Donald Swan
I do not want to die. . . until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown. - Kathe Kollwitz
There are no hopeless situations; There are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
(I) only write it now because I have grown to believe that there is no dangerous idea, which does not become less dangerous when written out in sincere and careful English. ("The Adoration of The Magi") - W.B. Yeats
My soul is wrapped in harsh repose,Midnight descends in raven-colored clothes,But soft... behold!A sunlight beamButting a swath of glimmering gleam.My heart expands,'tis grown a bulge in it,Inspired by your beauty...Effulgent. - Joss Whedon
Just because we grew up with the Internet, we think that the Internet is all grown up. - Patrik Svensson
Anyone who thinks they're too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner - Ruth Reichl
I may be a little like the grown-ups. I must have grown old. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets. - Roald Dahl
Her heart had grown so familiar to the pain of life without him, that to respond now seemed too large a pleasure she could not endure. If pain was love, then she loved fiercely. Yet knew she could not be near that boy again. - Coco J. Ginger
Loads of children read books about dinosaurs, underwater monsters, dragons, witches, aliens, and robots. Essentially, the people who read SF, fantasy and horror haven't grown out of enjoying the strange and weird. - China Miéville
Be the kind of grown up you needed as a child. - Jill Telford
My kindness is the old version of my life, I have grown up. - M.F. Moonzajer
Young age can be experience just once, but immaturity never leaves even we grown up?? - bheng927
I’ve grown up defined by this desperate, undeniable, ‘can’t breathe’ kind of space inside of myself and I’m afraid that the diagnosis is fatal. - Jennifer Elisabeth
A woman impudent and mannish grown is not more loathed than an effeminate man in time of action. - William Shakespeare
Faith all grown up is trust. - Adam LiVecchi
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions - Frantz Fanon
Rigid traditions capture soulsprisons of spiritual thoughtman’s religion has captured a god grown too small and very weak. - David W. Earle
It seems to me that since I've had children, I've grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from. - Anne Tyler
The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. - Mahatma Gandhi
Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
I am ashamed to say this, but as a child, neither my parents not my teachers pushed me to read. In fact, I did not read an entire book through until I was a grown man and had learned the awesome power of reading on my own. - Daniel Whyte III
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
I have realized that the world and its people will never be perfect; and thus, I have grown wiser. I have learned that every aspect of life owns an injustice. I have seen that every human soul is laudable. Thus, you have the power to be enlightened. - Kylee Carrier
The sad truth is,we are all grown ups and most of us arematured.However, not all of us are old enough toaccept that loving someone doesn'tguarantee you that they will love you inreturn. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. - Sir Winston Churchill
I've grown certain that the root of all fear is that we've been forced to deny who we are. - Frances Moore Lappe
There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them. - Clare Booth Luce
If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt. If doubt is eventually justified, we were believing what clearly was not worth believing. But if doubt is answered, our faith has grown stronger. It knows God more certainly and it can enjoy God more deeply. - Os Guinness
I wrote "David" because it seemed to me that children, who can love a book more passionately than any grown person, got such a lot of harmless entertainment and not enough real, valuable literature. - Anne Holm
There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree - Vita Sackville-West
Happiness must be grown in one's own garden. - Mary Engelbreit
It is distressing how often we repeat ourselves. When we ask questions, we know the answers already. We've grown accustomed to horizontal communication, flatlining banalities and droning insignificance. - Louisa Hall
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