It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.

Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up, step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.

We’ve had bad luck with children; they’ve all grown up

If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.

Every one should keep a mental waste-paper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it torn up to irrecoverable tatters.

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

I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another.

Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.

Growing up is a process, not an event.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

I’ve heard that it’s possible to grow up – I’ve just never met anyone who’s actually done it.

Man is the result of slow growth; that is why he occupies the position he does in animal life. What does a pup amount to that has gained its growth in a few days or weeks, beside a man who only attains it in as many years.

When you grow up your mother says, ‘Wear rubbers or you’ll catch cold.’ When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not.

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.

The trick is growing up without growing old.

As we grow better, we meet better people

It’s alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me. Who you are is not where you’ve been. You’re still an innocent. It’s okay life is a tough crowd, 32 is still growing up now.

Nafai knew the rule: when a man acts like a child, he’s boyish, and everyone’s delighted; when a boy acts the same way, he’s childish, and everyone tells him to be a man.