49 Quotes About Maturity and Growing Up


Different times in our life come that require a certain level of growth or maturity. These quotes about maturing and growing up serve as the perfect example to the type of process we go through in life.

“Being a good psychoanalyst, in short, has the same disadvantage as being a good parent: The children desert one as they grow up.”

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

“Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.”

“Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.”

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

“Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you’re young. But I don’t think we make any fewer when we’re grown up”

“Everything I was afraid of when I was growing up, I’ve become. I’ve taken on my nightmares, like the devil and the end of the world, and I’ve become those things.”

“Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.”

“Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.”

“Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it.”

“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”

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

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”

“I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up.”

“I did not grow up with a spatula in my hand. I didn’t even cook that much in high school. I was busy being a teenager and doing everything that goes along with that.”

“I didn’t grow up in a traditional family, and I never had a family dinner around the table, so whenever I actually had a dinner ‘plan,’ it meant a lot to me; it made me feel excited and safe.”

“I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.”

“I grew up abroad, so I would love to have my child grow up the same way and experience the world.”

“I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.”

“I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up.”

“I know how to read people. When you grow up in a rough environment, you have to have a sixth sense.”

“I was fortunate to grow up in a middle-class home with two hardworking parents who enjoyed both reading and mathematics.”

“I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.”

“I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again because it is just going by too fast.”

“I’m doing my best to raise my son and give him a nurturing, loving, and caring environment so he can grow up and be the best version of himself.”

“I’m never going to grow up. Staying young is what it is all about for me.”

“In reality, I never want to grow up.”

“It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.”

“It is not the question, what am I going to be when I grow up; you should ask the question, who am I going to be when I grow up.”

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”

“Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.”

“No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are.”

“One thing I did was grow up as an ardent naturalist. I never grew out of my bug period.”

“Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.”

“People think about autism as something with kids. Well, those kids grow up.”

“Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.”

“So many people try to grow up too fast, and it’s not fun! You should stay a kid as long as possible!”

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.”

“The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does.”

“The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.”

“Trees, though they are cut and loped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again.”

“We develop the kind of citizens we deserve. If a large number of our children grow up into frustration and poverty, we must expect to pay the price.”

“We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.”

“We often grow up being told that we can do this or that, but if you don’t see anybody that looks like you doing it, you don’t believe you can do it. But I had great teachers, and I wanted to be a great teacher.”

“When you grow up on an island, what matters is how you stand to the sea.”

“When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realizing it now-it changes the world, having children.”

“You can grow up with literally nothing and you don’t suffer if you know you’re loved and valued.”

“You need an attitude of service. You’re not just serving yourself. You help others to grow up and you grow with them.”

Many things define where we grow in life. Whether it is graduating from school, getting married, or becoming a parent, this milestones in our life are signifiers to what comes next.

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