Quotation Explorer - 'Grown-Up'

One of the things about being a grown-up is learning how to act right even when you feel wrong. - Sean Stewart
What a great and happy place the world was! But you had to be big and grown-up before you could do just what you liked. - Neil M Gunn
It was a bitter moment for us. We weren't two mature parents. We were just two kids playing grown-up. We still needed Mommy and Daddy's permission, blessings, and money to survive. - Erma Bombeck
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
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable. - Madeleine L'Engle
Where is the path to Grown-Up Land? How do I get there? Or will I just get old, not understanding that I'm no longer young? - Tish Grier
The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food. - Clifton Fadiman
As a grown-up, you have the widest array of constant struggles and battles you need to win. Yet, the most challenging is making a child know he or she is the noblest and most gratifying cause of all. - Zoran Stojkovski
In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up. - Tom Brokaw
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
One of the hardest and truest things a grown-up learns is that sometimes it's not okay. - Christopher Buehlman
We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
You don't just get over it. And it doesn't make any difference if you're supposedly a grown-up. It never goes away. - Sophie Kinsella
This shows you that even mistakes are sometimes valuable, so do not be hard on grown-up people if they are wrong sometimes. - E. Nesbit
Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love. - Rabindranath Tagore
Is it possible that we never feel grown-up because, as our capabilities increased with age, so increased our responsibilities? - R.C. Sproul Jr.
There is no night porter wandering about in King's. The authorities pay you the compliment, ugly gate-crasher, of treating you as a grown-up. And since we are not grown-up you and I, we will perform our midnight frolics as the inmates burn the midnight oil. - Whipplesnaith
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