Coming of Age Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Anonymous” float=”none” width=”100%”]The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anonymous” float=”none” width=”100%”]They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Barbara Bel Geddes” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Barbara Bel Geddes” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Betty Friedan” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Betty Friedan” float=”none” width=”100%”]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. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Boy George” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brigitte Bardot” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles Bukowski” float=”none” width=”100%”]a life can change in a tenth of a second or sometimes it can take 70 years.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chris Colfer” float=”none” width=”100%”]It’s a tough world to find yourself in, but an even tougher one to be yourself in.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Cilla Black” float=”none” width=”100%”]The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Craig D. Slovak” float=”none” width=”100%”]The best way to live your life is to go to the other side of the rainbow young, but at a very old age.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Deida” float=”none” width=”100%”]But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Erica Sehyun Song” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ernest Hemingway” float=”none” width=”100%”]Until you’re grown-up they send you to reform school. After you’re grown-up they send you to the penitentiary.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Euripides” float=”none” width=”100%”]Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frank Lloyd Wright” float=”none” width=”100%”]Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gabriel Garcia Marquez” float=”none” width=”100%”]The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”GAIL CARSON LEVINE” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Bernard Shaw” float=”none” width=”100%”]It’s all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gertrude Stein” float=”none” width=”100%”]We are always the same age inside.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Holly Bourne” float=”none” width=”100%”]Everyone’s always scared for someone else’s generation.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”J.D. Salinger” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Doerr” float=”none” width=”100%”]People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jose de las Luz y Caballero” float=”none” width=”100%”]As the fruit ripens, so does the man mature, after many rains, suns and blows.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kelly Williams Brown” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kelly Williams Brown” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Leroy “Satchel” Paige” float=”none” width=”100%”]Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lidia Yuknavitch” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lois McMaster Bujold” float=”none” width=”100%”]We should have taken our chances back then, when we were young and beautiful and didn’t even know it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Madonna Ciccone” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mae Whitman” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Twain” float=”none” width=”100%”]Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind it, it doesn’t matter.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mary Lydon Simonsen” float=”none” width=”100%”]With adulthood comes responsibility.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Max Joseph” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s something unique about coming of age in 2015 with the way the world is.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michel Houellebecq” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mimi Pond” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mimi Pond” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mitch Albom” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mitch Albom” float=”none” width=”100%”]Embrace aging.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Naomi Wolf” float=”none” width=”100%”]The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oscar Wilde” float=”none” width=”100%”]With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Penn Warren” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sean Dietrich” float=”none” width=”100%”]For some people, the transition to adulthood happens almost overnight.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sean Mackin” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Susan Cain” float=”none” width=”100%”]Women were also urged to work on a mysterious quality called ‘fascination.’ Coming of age in the 1920’s was a competitive business.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tablo” float=”none” width=”100%”]These are the pieces of my youth, the small secrets and the not-so-great expectations that defined my coming of age.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Szasz” float=”none” width=”100%”]A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Victor Hugo” float=”none” width=”100%”]Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Yogi Berra” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.[/wpsm_quote]