Boyhood Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Anonymous” float=”none” width=”100%”]Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Art Buchwald” float=”none” width=”100%”]There isn’t a child who hasn’t gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn’t return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ben Aaronovitch” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you’re a boy your life can be measured out as a series of uncomfortable conversations reluctantly initiated by adults in an effort to tell you things that you either already know or really don’t want to know.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Booth Tarkington” float=”none” width=”100%”]Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Booth Tarkington” float=”none” width=”100%”]One of the hardest conditions of boyhood is the almost continuous strain put upon the powers of invention by the constant and harassing necessity for explanations for every natural act.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chris Hadfield” float=”none” width=”100%”]Fatherhood is the unending imperfect task of turning yourself into your dad while secretly maintaining the unbridled elation of your boyhood.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dave Pelzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Diane Setterfield” float=”none” width=”100%”]Boys do not leave their boyhood behind when they leave off their school uniform.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Federico Fellini” float=”none” width=”100%”]No matter what happens, always keep your childhood innocence. It’s the most important thing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Flannery O’Connor” float=”none” width=”100%”]Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Fran Lebowitz” float=”none” width=”100%”]As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gilbert K. Chesterton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry David Thoreau” float=”none” width=”100%”]No human being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Horace” float=”none” width=”100%”]He who sings the praises of his boyhood’s days.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ivan Doig” float=”none” width=”100%”]Childhood is the one story that stands by itself in every soul.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jane Smiley” float=”none” width=”100%”]The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jimmy Cannon” float=”none” width=”100%”]A sportswriter is entombed in a prolonged boyhood.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Amos Comenius” float=”none” width=”100%”]Boyhood is distracted for years with precepts of grammar that are infinitely prolix, perplexed and obscure.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Greenleaf Whittier” float=”none” width=”100%”]Oh, for boyhood’s painless play, sleep that wakes in laughing day, health that mocks the doctor’s rules, knowledge never learned of schools.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Updike” float=”none” width=”100%”]The difference between a childhood and a boyhood must be this: our childhood is what we alone have had; our boyhood is what any boy in our environment would have had.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Karen Savage” float=”none” width=”100%”]Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martha Grimes” float=”none” width=”100%”]An idyllic childhood is probably illusion.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”P. G. Wodehouse” float=”none” width=”100%”]Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pier Paolo Pasolini” float=”none” width=”100%”]For to a boy it can seem that he shall never have what he alone has never had.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Linklater” float=”none” width=”100%”]At some point, you’re no longer growing up, you’re aging. But no one can pinpoint that moment exactly.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Powers” float=”none” width=”100%”]We’d drifted too far to rely on the old boyhood telepathy anymore.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sarah Addison Allen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Adolescence is like having only enough light to see the step directly in front of you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tina Fey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Boyhood proves that there’s still good roles for women over 40, as long as you get hired when you’re under 40.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vincent Van Gogh” float=”none” width=”100%”]If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Virginia Satir” float=”none” width=”100%”]Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Butler Yeats” float=”none” width=”100%”]That toil of growing up; The ignominy of boyhood; the distress Of boyhood changing into man; The unfinished man and his pain.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Faulkner” float=”none” width=”100%”]To the man grown the long crowded mile of his boyhood becomes less than the throw of a stone.[/wpsm_quote]