Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. And sometimes, after running for a while, you'd find you'd be nowhere near that music. I think we need to do as much as we can to give back to these young kids growing up. The friendship had survived years and distance. “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. — Anthony Minghella, It isn't a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. A hard drinking man from the 70's. How am I going to make a life? — Kevin Spacey, If nothing has helped you decide, go ask a child. Some kids would call me names like "Birbiglebug" and "Birbibliography" and "Faggot". — Dave Matthews, This was middle school, the age of miracles, the time when kids shot up three inches over the summer, when breasts bloomed from nothing, when voices dipped and dove. — Tim Dorsey, There may be something in the fact that when I was a little kid I'd been told growing up that we had some degree of native American blood in us, I always found that a point of pride. “Kids grow really fast, all adults face problem in growing up.”. 2. It was stoopball and stickball - a lot of kids ... the baby boom generation were all in the area. — Tony DiCicco, I'd never had money growing up, and it's never been that important to me, except maybe to take our kids on a nice vacation or something like that. Jan 19, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by April Abeln. I did [grow up on a Christmas Tree farm], so this is a good season for me. "Grown Up" by Danny Brown. — Danny Barker, I used to get made fun of a lot for being a male dancer, especially growing up in Boston. — Ron Currie Jr. Meanwhile, do enjoy reading these quotes about kids growing up! Votes: 0, My kids are growing up and it's hard to accept they are their own person and they're independent. Working 14 hours a day until you're 55 and missing your kids growing up is not what I would consider a recipe for happiness. — Banksy, I was kind of an outsider growing up, and I preferred reading to being with other kids. I was too young to help with the hauling of the trees up the hills and putting them onto cars. Votes: 0, ...we’re just kids growing up on an island, doing bad things in pretty places. — Benjamin Watson, My fellow Wilmington, North Carolina native Meadowlark Lemon is a true national treasure. Votes: 0, Acting for kids is like playing house, you know? ― Ashlee Edens. But growing up in Hollywood, it just made it seem possible. I was very interested in glue, and then I went to lager and speed, and I drifted into heroin because as a kid growing up everybody told me, 'don't smoke marijuana, it will kill you'. — Amanda Bynes, When you're a kid, you think, "Well, I will grow up and I will get a wife and we will have kids and then we will have grandkids." I wanted to be one of the Indians. We actually have no pictures of my dad where he is not holding a beer. Sometimes we miss clues even when their spoken right to us. Kids don't fight in minor hockey anymore. While you are focusing so much on providing the best possible life for your children, they grow up fast. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. I think we've done a pretty decent job so far. — Penelope Douglas, I worry about kids today - because of the sexual revolution, they're going to grow up and never know what "dirty" means. ... Is it possible that all of us, weaned on these stories, end up inevitably disappointed with mundane life as it actually exists? I've always loved comedy, but when it came time to figure out what I was going to go to school for, my parents were like, "Acting?! My whole upbringing was focused on trying to understand what could have made them go wrong. I don't think many kids question their surroundings. And they will all kiss someone someday. Votes: 0, The kids growing up is a separate strand to your life. But also I happened to find my way in life, to find a living, to figure out what I wanted to be when I grow up. Votes: 2, I wonder if kids growing up now are actually going to have that - if they're ever going to be able to unplug and have that ability to concentrate, or if it's just never going to happen for them. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature. If you don't conform, even at the cost of sacrificing your principles and self-respect, you will be an outcast. I always got a lot of attention. It was more about individualism. I definitely think that movies have the possibility to be something positive, and are really becoming teaching tools for a lot of kids growing up. — Kathryn Hahn, [My boys] bloody well will work. Enjoy reading and share 100 famous quotes about Kids Growing Up with everyone. At that time, they grow up, stop feeling loved, become depressed and start thinking-and what they are thinking about worries me. Votes: 2, Growing up, I thought I'd have at least five kids. Votes: 2, Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? Votes: 0, I mostly played 'Pac-Man', but I played 'The Sims' with my kids when they were growing up. Votes: 0, I write about kids growing up, I write a lot about schools and parents, and all of my experiences with those things have been suburban experiences. I think so much of what informs us as performers is what we had to endure as kids growing up. I'm Christian. The only guy that speaks at any sort of depth is, in my mind, Eminem. “How amazing it is that children grow up in the blink of an eye!!!”. Votes: 2, As a shy kid growing up in Sheffield, I fantasized about how it would be great to be famous so I wouldn't actually have to talk to people and feel awkward. That has always fascinated me. The kids growing up is a separate strand to your life. Memories of my sister overwhelm me - I see her impish grin as she leans over me at the orphanage, tugging on my hair until I wake up. The problem with that is if you leave them on there, people bring them into their house. For kids growing up now, there's no difference watching 'Avatar' on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching 'Game of Thrones' on their computer. I had to fight my way up. Just because fewer people die of disease today than in medieval times doesn't mean it's silly to be immunized. Everything seems so permanent and inevitable growing up, even chaos. Watching them grow up, watching them share experiences with me and vice versa. — Paul Tough, There were so many times when we were kids, growing up next door to each other, that I thought Jared was the greatest. Barrie I have a lot of things to do in life. 26. Everything seems so permanent and inevitable growing up, even chaos. Crooked teeth were pulled straight with braces. Copyright © 2020 Famous Quotes & Sayings. BUT EACH NIGHT, I WOULD LOOK AT THE MOON - IT WAS IMPOSSIBLY FAR AWAY, YET IT HELD A SPECIAL ATTRACTION BECAUSE IT ALLOWED ME TO DREAM BEYOND MY VILLAGE AND COUNTRY, AND THINK ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD AND SPACE." And it's the same thing about the Internet and all the current technology. I want my kids to have the things in life that I never had when I was growing up. And Patrick's vision was so complete there. It never extended as a cultural norm outside of the gangsters. And so I always say that I'm literally an African American. However bad a day you've had, that's the most important thing, and you have to remember that. Bernie Sanders. In the real world, there’s no Peter Pan or Neverland to preserve our youth. 2. Noises made by a truck driver from Tupelo, Mississippi, seemed relevant to a middle-class kid growing up on the other side of the world. Jane Ace. I forgot to check one time and they hatched all over these people's house. He was the Dr. Ruth of American foreign policy, and the model statesman. Especially with music, I try to just approach it as an equal. — Lauren Greenfield, When I was a kid growing up in New York, I was pretty unaware of racism. Am I as fast as I used to be? — Taylor Swift, When we were growing up, all of us kids were vegetarians. I wanted to be an actor because it gave me the opportunity to express myself in ways I wasn't comfortable expressing myself, as a kid growing up in St. Louis. Kids grow up in no time, and within a blink of an eye, a child grows from a cry baby to a gentleman. And now I guess I'm still that way. We dreamed of growing up when we rested our young heads on our downy pillows and looked up with wonder at the glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to our ceiling, wondering what the world looked beyond our own home, beyond the world that … Votes: 4 Chili Davis. Our parents teach us that discipline. Votes: 0, I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes. And that's one thing the government schools do very well. You just deal with it better. The culture seems to be integrated into Hollywood. I've been interested in that question since I was a little kid. Quotes about children learning below is by Nelson Mandela. Before you reach that age where your sexuality starts to display itself, kids can look very androgynous, and I guess I leaned more toward the feminine. I mean, like a lot of kids growing up in the early seventies, I was fed Dr. Kissinger with my Fruit Loops. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. When I was a kid, never once in my wildest dream even when I turned pro that was never something that I really thought about, having my own video game. The sounds of men playing would be so clear, but we wouldn't be sure where they were coming from. But the thing was, I felt I looked amazing, so what other people thought never bothered me. ” – Fred Rogers 21. “ The trick is growing up without growing old. That's not the kind of free society I want for our children. and they don't know or care. "I bet I can still name every kid on the block," Red would tell his own children. — Scott Bakula, My life was always different growing up. When I was growing up I never babysat. Votes: 0, I've grown up with kids watching me and as they're growing up, I'm growing up. — Pauline Kael, Gideon and I sit there in the dark, wordless for a while, only our ragged breaths disturbing the silence. Today it's just like a big business. That comes with it though. That's not the kind of free society I want for our children. 25. They went to jail, they took drugs, or they did terrible things to other people. Votes: 0, We always had our own vegetables growing up and now I'm doing it with my kids at our house in the country. It allows us to make a difference in the world, to find out who we are, and to live the life we imagined as children. That's what enables me to still be a dominant player. No. It was like a phenomenon, like the Aurora Borealis maybe. The track record kind of shows that. I think we've done a pretty decent job so far. I refused to take no for an answer. Votes: 4 Votes: 0, I never played a musical instrument growing up but I knew kids who did and took it very seriously. — Victoria Beckham, I always challenged men, in foot races or whatever as a kid growing up, because it was a way of pushing myself and challenging myself against the best - but you have to know and accept that men are born with testosterone. — Melinda Gates, My first book, 'Fast Forward', was about growing up in the shadow of Hollywood and how kids are affected by the culture of materialism and the cult of celebrity, and I've often felt the reason my work has an audience in the U.K. is because it's everything the British love to hate about the Americans. — Sela Ward, When I was growing up, I never understood why other kids never liked to climb trees or explore the woods, — Emigh Cannaday, They were family. Embrace your inner child with the collection of wise and humorous growing up quotes below. Votes: 0, I want my kids to have the things in life that I never had when I was growing up. But it is really beautiful ... Time will just keep on passing ... we'll get old ... and look back on the past. I don't think so. "Except I won't have kids," Dan said. — George Lopez, You dream that you want to be a monster maker when you grow up, and that's what happened. Children know what they need, and more surprisingly, the know what we need. — Tony Kushner, When I read 'Stand By Me,' it was like, 'This is a look back at the same time period when I was growing up, and it was about kids, but it really felt like what it was like to have those powerful feelings of friendship at age 12.' But the still photograph continues to hold a sense of mystery and awe to me. Votes: 2, Working 14 hours a day until you're 55 and missing your kids growing up is not what I would consider a recipe for happiness. — Lexi Blake, When you're a kid, you have no power. It's this way!' I just was a very driven kid, who's now a very driven semi-adult. It's just story. One of the oddest things about being grown-up was looking back at something you thought you knew and finding out the truth of it was completely different from what you had always believed. The track record kind of shows that. That wasn't on my mind. Growing (556 quotes) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. Art Linkletter, Up at the crank of dawn. — Lily Tomlin, Growing up in South London, we went to a school where there were not that many Jewish kids. It tries to make you want to obey. Birthday wishes quotes and messages come easy. — Terry Gross, I think it's very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they're growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual. Chili Davis, Kids do say the darndest things Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you - make you dream. I had different opinions on a lot of different things then them but the way they raised me, in hindsight, they were right. If the government's propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. And of course, as we all know from fairy stories, when you achieve that ambition, you find out you don't want it. So growing up, all these guys are not fighting. But the still photograph continues to hold a sense of mystery and awe to me. She was there after every single night to hold me until the pain went away. — Paul McCartney, Most kids who grow up in Alaska and spend a fair degree of time in the wilderness, grow up being pretty self-reliant. If we don't give kids the opportunity to fail when they're growing up, and to fail productively, to fail creatively, that they're going to get out there into the world and they're going to hit some kind of setback, like everybody does, and they're going to get completely derailed. — Liane Moriarty, There's absolutely no sort of acknowledgment or reward for this - except for the intangible of my kids growing up to be wonderful people. Votes: 0, I was a fat girl growing up and had to change schools because kids were so mean. — Leigh Newman, The hardest obstacle I've ever had to overcome is probably my first steps into adulthood: paying rent, groceries, cooking, taxes. We did our best to bring you only the best ones. — Leonardo DiCaprio, One of my pleasantest memories as a kid growing up in New Orleans was how a bunch of us kids, playing, would suddenly hear sounds. Votes: 0, My kids have a competitive drive I never had growing up. Growing up in Ethiopia, it's half-Christian and half-Muslim. It was more about individualism. You grow up with Muslim kids. — Dominik Garcia-Lorido, I think we need to do as much as we can to give back to these young kids growing up. It was just a really great place. So growing up, all these guys are not fighting. Votes: 2, It was Die Hard in my father's workshop. I was interested in everything. World domination - so we're on our way. But for now, sledding is enough. Pippi was a girl who had so much fun and was very daring. — Karin Slaughter, I've always felt this, from when I was growing up to now with my son Riley. That's not South African music having an effect on me, but just how international music was filtered through South Africa affected me. — Alice Hoffman, When I was a kid, they'd say, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" — Hannah Ware, Red remembered growing up in that house as heaven. Some were more clever than others. That's what I love about New York, too. — Larisa Oleynik, Oh, my other goal was that I wanted to talk about this area and this time in history. Surfing and music kept me out of trouble. Never got sick... that I can remember. Votes: 0, When I was growing up, kids used to talk about snitching. My life has a different shape. Doing jumps and having races. Growing up, I absolutely loved skateboarding and dirt bike riding with my brother and the neighborhood kids. Votes: 2, My father? — Jill Clayburgh, I paid for my name a lot when I was growing up because other kids teased me. However bad a day you've had, that's the most important thing, and you have to remember that. And the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. — Mike Krzyzewski, Since Catherine [Zeta-Jones] and I got together, I've cut back dramatically. — Dillon Lane, It is pretty cool to have my own video game. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. Votes: 4 Am I as fast as I used to be? I think when we're young - before we lose our innocence - we're sort of unaware of the more flawed qualities of each other. I wonder if kids growing up now are actually going to have that - if they're ever going to be able to unplug and have that ability to concentrate, or if it's just never going to happen for them. I want them to be able to fulfill their passions, but I think it's important that the children grow up and have respect for themselves. I love being Jewish in L.A.; it feels really normal. — Mario Lemieux, Helicopter parents. These quotes about kids growing up remind us that being a parent is one of the most fulfilling and yet most challenging jobs we can assume. I feel kind of sorry for those kids who just play one sport growing up. I was so anxious to grow up, and now I'm wishing I was still a kid. My parents did a beautiful job of not making me feel like I was lesser than any other kids. Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. Russell Baker Cute Life Quotes ; Who we are, is what we believe. Acting for kids is like playing house, you know? No. We actually have no pictures of my dad where he is not holding a beer. I wanted to talk about growing up in Oakland, a white kid, from this kind of generation of broken homes and listening to hip-hop. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. Kids respond with their feelings. I can feel the game. There were enough children on Bouton Road to form two baseball teams, when they felt like it, and they spent all their free time playing out of doors - boys and girls together, little ones and big ones. A lot of my songs are inspired by my kids. 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