A Quote by Margaret Atwood on adulthood, age, and belief

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on adulthood and improvement

If this was adulthood the only improvement she could detect in her situation was that she could now eat dessert without eating her vegetables.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by General Lewis B. Hershey on adulthood and parenthood

A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.

Lewis Hershey

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A Quote by Katharine Hepburn on adulthood, impossibility, love, and people

You don't pick who you fall in love with. There are so few people to love. It's hard for one adult to even like another. Almost impossible.

Katharine Hepburn (1909 -)

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A Quote by Karl Augustus Menninger on adulthood, children, emotion, experience, life, and people

People repeat in adult life emotions they experience in childhood. Many of the people whom I spent the last 30 or 40 years treating at so much per minute wouldn't have needed any treatment at all if they had had the right care as children.

Karl Augustus Menninger (1893 -)

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on adulthood, children, happiness, passion, philosophy, trying, and world

I was happy but happy is an adult world. You don't have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. Much easier to let it blow all over you. This is where I disagree with the philosophers. They talk about passionate things but there is no passion in them. Never talk happiness with a philosopher.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: (The Passion)

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A Quote by Jean Kerr on adulthood, feeling, health, and justice

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.

Jean Kerr

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A Quote by I Ching on adulthood, concern, day, earth, fortune, good, heart, laughter, misfortune, perfection, and thought

On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth, and bring to perfection everything on earth.

I Ching

Source: the I Ching

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A Quote by Henry C. Link on adulthood, age, children, dependence, and people

Psychologically I should say that a person becomes an adult at the point when he produces more than he consumes or earns more than he spends. This may be at the age of eighteen, twenty-five, or thirty-five. Some people remain unproductive and dependent children forever and therefore intellectually and emotionally immature.

Henry C. Link

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A Quote by Henry B. Eyring on adulthood, children, goodness, guidance, sacred, and truth

Even before baptism, a child or an adult can have the Holy Ghost testify to their hearts of sacred truth. They must act on that testimony to retain it, but it will guide them toward goodness.

Henry B. Eyring (1933 -)

Source: Friend June, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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