growing up

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on growing up, grown-ups, vulnerability, and adults

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

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by John August on growing up, greatness, and film quote

Most times a person grows up gradually, but I found myself in a hurry... Hoping to find an answer, I uncovered an article about the common goldfish. "Kept in a small bowl, the goldfish will remain small. With more space, the fish will double, triple, or quadruple in size." It occurred to me then that I was intended for larger things. After all, a giant man can't have an ordinary-sized life.

John August

Source: The movie "Big Fish" (based on novel by Daniel Wallace)

Contributed by: Jess

A Quote by unknown on growing up

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.


Contributed by: Rock

A Quote by Sol Luckman on intitiation, dentists, shaman, shamanism, death, growing up, and experience

The thought of initiation scared me more than dentists. I pictured shivering naked in dark caves, eating raw meat and insects, stumbling deliriously across miles of scorching desert, hanging from my pierced chest for days on end. “Perhaps it doesn’t have to be so painful,” I mused between drags on a damp Pall Mall while thumbing for a ride in a light mist of rain outside Grosse Tete, Louisiana.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 90..91

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by J.M. Barrie on growing up, peter pan, and pimples

Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples.

J.M. Barrie

Source: Peter Pan (2003)

Contributed by: Neicie

A Quote by Philip Jason on wonder, happiness, growing up, power, and control

as humans, we are rarely anything more than children that have let the changes to the size and shape of our genitals convince us that there are more important things in life than wonder and happiness. we call the acceptence of this change 'growing up' and it makes us feel big and powerful in a world that would be no less mysterious to us than it was before if all of the fantasizing that we once used to explore the "unknown" quality of our reality had not become devoted almost exclusively to the notion that we are in control.

Philip Jason

Contributed by: Phil

A Quote by JoDee Messina on growing up, being, and light

Do you wanna be a poet and write?  Do you wanna be an actor up in lights?  Do you wanna be soldier, and fight for love?  Do you wanna travel the world?  Do you wanna be a diver for pearls?  Or climb the mountain, and touch the clouds above?  Be anyone you want to be.  Bring to life your fantasies.  But I want something in return,  I want you to burn, burn for me, baby.  Like a candle in the night.  Oh burn, burn for me, burn for me.

JoDee Messina

Source: Song, "Burn"

Contributed by: music_therapist_trainee

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