Growing up Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old growing up quotes, growing up sayings, and growing up proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart.

Beverley Mitchell

Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It's about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever.     

Dylan O'Brien

Part of growing up was learning not to be quite that honest - learning when it was better to lie, rather than to hurt someone with the truth.

Jodi Picoult

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

C.S. Lewis

Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.     

James Dobson

Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up.     

Daniel Black

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.

Max Lerner

This is growing up, having to stomp out love, this is how people turn terrible.

Michelle Tea

Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that.     

Walt Disney

Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary.     

Ernest Hemingway

We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.     

May Lamberton Becker

We had so many dreams as children. Where do they go when we grow? Are they swallowed up by the mundane things of everyday life? Or do we lose them, leave them behind us in the dust, for new children to find and take up?     

Helen Hollick

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself.

Ethel Barrymore

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.

P. J. O'Rourke