adulthood

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on adulthood, life, poets, and world

Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life. . . . Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Dr. Fay B. Nash on achievement, adulthood, challenge, conquest, creativity, happiness, health, individuality, joy, leisure, people, skill, success, and work

It takes a highly intellectual individual to enjoy leisure. . . . Most of us had better count on working. What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement. . . . Few people overwork; plenty overeat, overworry, overdrink. . . . Few realize real joy and happiness of conquest. The basis of mental health for the average adult is more work, provided the work is not mere drudgery.

Dr. Fay B. Nash

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A Quote by Craig Claiborne on adulthood, children, cooking, joy, love, and play

Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.

Craig Claiborne (1920 -)

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A Quote by Charles Burchfield on adulthood, art, children, disillusionment, learning, and nature

As an artist grows older, he has to fight disillusionment and learn to establish the same relation to nature as an adult as he had when a child.

Charles Burchfield (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Bruce Springsteen on adulthood, challenge, idealism, and innocence

The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence

Bruce Springsteen

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A Quote by Blake Clark on adulthood and army

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.

Blake Clark

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A Quote by Anita Loos on adulthood, certainty, logic, nations, obsession, and sex

It's true that the French have a certain obsession with sex, but it's a particularly adult obsession. France is the thriftiest of all nations; to a Frenchman sex provides the most economical way to have fun. The French are a logical race.

Anita Loos (1888 - 1981)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on adulthood, inventions, and elightenment

PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on adulthood, nature, and support

LAP, n. One of the most important organs of the female system - an admirable provision of nature for the repose of infancy, but chiefly useful in rural festivities to support plates of cold chicken and heads of adult males.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alden Nowlan on adulthood, children, day, and imperfection

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.

Alden Nowlan

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