Coming of Age Quotes

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Coming of Age Quotes

The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.


They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.


There is a time for everything – a time for being born and a time for coming of age. There is a time for death, too.

Barbara Bel Geddes

There is a time for everything – a time for being born and a time for coming of age. There is a time for death, too.

Barbara Bel Geddes

And in the last decade what had seemed normal and irreversible aging decline has, in fact, been reversed with changes in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and environment.

Betty Friedan

We seem just now to live in a period of human history when both the rate and/or manifestations of aging are undergoing marked and rapid changes.

Betty Friedan

My coming of age was in the ’70s. A lot of people look back on it as a grim decade, but I look back on it as a liberating time.

Boy George

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Brigitte Bardot

a life can change in a tenth of a second or sometimes it can take 70 years.

Charles Bukowski

It’s a tough world to find yourself in, but an even tougher one to be yourself in.

Chris Colfer

The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like.

Cilla Black

The best way to live your life is to go to the other side of the rainbow young, but at a very old age.

Craig D. Slovak

But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance.

David Deida

Time is a funny thing. You can go through it and meddle with it, but nothing can stay permanent. So even if everything so far had not happened, time would still have managed to find a way to make all this happen.

Erica Sehyun Song

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

Ernest Hemingway

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor.


Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you.


It’s all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.

George Bernard Shaw

We are always the same age inside.

Gertrude Stein

Everyone’s always scared for someone else’s generation.

Holly Bourne

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

J.D. Salinger

People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age.

John Doerr

As the fruit ripens, so does the man mature, after many rains, suns and blows.

Jose de las Luz y Caballero

Adult isn’t a noun; it’s a verb. It’s the act of making correctly those small decisions that fill our day. It is something that you can practice and that can be done in concrete steps.

Kelly Williams Brown

You’re a grown-up, and you get to decide what behaviors affect you for five minutes versus what behaviors change you as a person.

Kelly Williams Brown

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

The convention of the coming-of-age story and the love story were literally abandoned – because they had to be – and a new kind of coming-of-age and love story emerged that required a different kind of telling the story.

Lidia Yuknavitch

We should have taken our chances back then, when we were young and beautiful and didn’t even know it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

In my coming-of-age time, there was no internet, no social networking, nothing. It was just show after show, hoping one day somebody would notice you.

Madonna Ciccone

The coming-of-age story has sort of become a joke. It’s something to capitalize on, and that is painful because when you are coming of age – when you are going through something like that – the genre is so meaningful.

Mae Whitman

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind it, it doesn’t matter.

Mark Twain

With adulthood comes responsibility.

Mary Lydon Simonsen

There’s something unique about coming of age in 2015 with the way the world is.

Max Joseph

Youth was the time for happiness, its only season; young people, leading a lazy, carefree life, partially occupied by scarcely absorbing studies, were able to devote themselves unlimitedly to the liberated exultation of their bodies.

Michel Houellebecq

Planning your own coming-of-age experience may wither you prematurely, but just think of it this way. If you can get through this, childbirth should be a breeze.

Mimi Pond

Planning your own coming-of-age experience may wither you prematurely, but just think of it this way: If you can get through this, childbirth should be a breeze.

Mimi Pond

Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.

Mitch Albom

Embrace aging.

Mitch Albom

The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.

Naomi Wolf

With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.

Oscar Wilde

A young man’s ambition is to get along in the world and make a place for himself–half your life goes that way, till you’re 45 or 50. Then, if you’re lucky, you make terms with life, you get released.

Robert Penn Warren

For some people, the transition to adulthood happens almost overnight.

Sean Dietrich

I would definitely write to the kid that I was before, to embrace the moment. I think that often times when you’re coming of age or growing up you look forward and you work really hard instead of sitting back and relaxing and enjoying the moment.

Sean Mackin

Women were also urged to work on a mysterious quality called ‘fascination.’ Coming of age in the 1920’s was a competitive business.

Susan Cain

These are the pieces of my youth, the small secrets and the not-so-great expectations that defined my coming of age.


A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.

Yogi Berra

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