[Top 150+] Growing Up Quotes That Will Motivate You

Growing Up Quotes | It is said that we can’t find it when time flies. It is because we humans grow up twice. First, from childhood to old age, we say it is growing up. And the second one when we have to make change, courage, risk, and efforts to grow up to be successful.

It is essential to growth because a stagnant body and a stagnant person soon start spoiling. It doesn’t matter if you are growing slowly and fast. It does matter whether you are growing or not.

In this article, you will read some such quotes related to growing up, which will give you the motivation to grow in your life.

Famous Quotes About Growing Up

“Who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”

– Harold Wilson

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”

– Anatole France

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

– Viktor Frankl

“Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.”

– Shunryu Suzuki

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

– Mary Engelbreit

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”

– W. Edwards Deming

“Those little feet, won’t be little forever.”

– Ashlee Edens

“Kids grow really fast, all adults face problem in growing up.”

– Unknown

“How amazing it is that children grow up in the blink of an eye!!!”

– Unknown

“When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.”

– Seth Godin

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

― Cindy Gerard

“I was the one in charge of the kids growing up.”

― Robert Rodriguez

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.”

― Euripides

“Motherhood: the days are long but the years are short.”

― Gretchen Rubin

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

― Kim Harrison

“There are two gifts we should give our children, one is roots the other is wings.”

– Unknown

Inspirational Quotes About Growing Up

“There are only 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and her leaving for college.”

– Unknown

“No one tells you that the hardest part of motherhood is when your kids grow up.”

– Unknown

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

― Virginia Woolf

“If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.”

― Bette Davis

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

― J.M. Barrie

“I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.”

― Tina Turner

“There is nothing more special than seeing your kids grow up to be the best person they can be.”

– Unknown

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

― Dr. Seuss

“It happens before you know it, the handprints become higher and higher, and then they disappear.”

– Unknown

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

― Pablo Picasso

“You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.”

– Ta-Nehisi Coates

“We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.”

– May Lamberton Becker

“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.”

– Max Lerner

“Age is a necessary but insufficient requirement for growing up. There are immature old people, and there are appropriately mature young people.”

– Henry Cloud

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

– Anne Frank

Quotes About Growing Up – Motivation Quotes

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

– CS Lewis

“When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.”

– Ray Kroc

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

– Nina Dobrev

“I think I’m finally growing up – and about time.”

– Elizabeth Taylor

“The trick is growing up without growing old.”

– Casey Stengel

“Don’t try to make me grow up before my time.”

– Louisa May Alcott

“When will I grow up? How long can I stay a child?”

– Ayumi Hamasaki

“In this day and age, some turn 18 and think they’re a man or a woman and that’s it, but that’s just not true. You have to establish your manhood or your womanhood with actions.”

– Orlando McGuire

“Don’t grow old to give up and don’t give up growing up.”

– Bernard Kelvin Clive

“When I was growing up, my parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters, ‘Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.”

– Thomas Friedman

“My parents would always tell you that I was the crazy princess growing up. I was a drama queen.”

– Mallory Jansen

“My dad said to me growing up: ‘When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you’re a lucky man.”

– Josh Charles

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

– Chili Davis

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

– Nina Dobrev

“Growing up in any big city, you get exposed to so many beautiful cultures. I’ve grown up with a lot of open eyes around me that’s influenced my eyes to open.”

– King Krule

Some More About Growing Up Quotes

“Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.”

– Caitlyn Jenner

“I love my boys. I love watching them growing up. I love seeing them develop, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what they’re going to become and what they’re going to be interested in later in life.”

– Josh Turner

“The older I get, the younger I feel. Growing up, I was always the kid, but I spoke like an adult and was in adult roles. I didn’t feel like a kid. The older I get, I actually feel younger! Which is good. I always thought when you get older, you’ll want to slow down, but I want to do even more.”

– Brooke Shields

“Growing up, my dad was ‘get a real job, don’t go pursuing your dreams, that’s how you become homeless.’ So, do I pick my family or do I pick my own happiness, and how much does my own happiness depend on my family?”

– Jimmy O. Yang

“Growing up, I was a target. Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test, and there were a thousand ways to fail, a thousand ways to betray yourself, to not live up to someone else’s standards of what was accepted, of what was normal.”

– Wentworth Miller

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”

– James Baldwin

Quotes About Growing Up And Changing

“I always hated my mole growing up. I even thought about having it removed. At the time I didn’t do it because I thought it would hurt, and now I’m glad I didn’t.”

– Niki Taylor

“Lunchtime and recess, that was a big part for me growing up. I think it’s important for kids to have that.”

– Zach LaVine

“My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.”

– Sara Blakely

“Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.”

– Nikki Giovanni

“Growing up watching WWE, they used to have bra-and-panties matches or pillow fights, and that’s why my mom didn’t want me to watch wrestling. But when my parents divorced, I was able to watch wrestling again, and that’s when I started to really get into wrestlers like Ivory.”

– Bayley

“When I was a kid growing up, we had a cherry tree in the backyard, 100 years old. I climbed it, and it gave shade in the summertime and excellent cherries in the late summer. Having cherry blossoms around gives the best springtime vibe ever.”

– Andrew Wyatt

“I grew up on the west side of Detroit – 6 mile and Wyoming – so I was really in the ‘hood. And I would go to school at Detroit Waldorf, and that was not the ‘hood. Growing up in Detroit was good. I had a good perspective, a well-rounded one, and not being one-sided.”

– Big Sean

Quotes About Growing Up And Maturing

“I’m Asian-American, and I was the only Chinese girl growing up in a white school in San Diego. So I understood what it was like to be different, to always want to fit in and never feel like you ever could.”

– Tess Gerritsen

“Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver.”

– Diane Ackerman

“I was very different than everybody else growing up. I spoke a different language at home, I ate different food, and I looked different. So I could always relate to Aladdin in that way, being the outcast.”

– Mena Massoud

“Growing up as an Asian American in this society, there were a lot of times where you feel isolated or out of place as an Asian. And growing up in White America, that’s absolutely my experience. And I think that’s why I got into acting because I wanted to be anybody else but Asian.”

– Ming-Na Wen

“Growing up as a young black girl in Potomac, Maryland was easy. I had a Rainbow Coalition of friends of all ethnicities, and we would carelessly skip around our elementary school like the powerless version of Captain Planet’s Planeteers.”

– Issa Rae

“Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that’s broken.”

― Mike Huckabee

“The empty nest comes quickly. Do not squander your most precious privilege of participating in the lives of your children.”

– Unknown

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.”

― Phyllis Diller

“I think the actual moment of growing up happens when you stop wanting to grow up and start wishing you were a kid again.”

– Unknown

Inspirational Quotes About Growing Up

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

― Cassandra Clare

Sometimes the only way to get over the sadness of your kids growing up is to rest in the beauty of the people they are becoming.”

– Unknown

“One of these days we’re gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today.”

― Kenny Chesney

“Must the old joys be evermore withholden?”

– Unknown

“Even their memory keeps me pure and true.”

– Unknown

“And yet, God speaketh, ‘I make all things new.’”

– Sarah Doudney

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

– Jodie Picoult

“Admitting our mistakes is a sign of maturity and wisdom. We learn more from knowing our mistakes.”

– Dr T.P.Chia

“Sometimes, life makes you grow up early. And some people never grow up at all.”

– Matthew Thomas

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

– J.M. Barrie

“Change may come to you in trinkets and I hope it adorns your life gracefully.”

– Dodinsky

“People and their rituals. They cling to things so hard sometimes.”

– Garth Stein

“For either or both ways all minds are always.”

– Unknown

“Morning and noon and night, sleeping and waking”

– Unknown

“Summer and winter, always, always changing…”

– James Henry

“The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.”

Jawaharlal Nehru

“If your life is a blank page, that only means you have room to write your story. You have the power to tell that story the way you want to.”

– Thea Harrison

Quotes About Children Growing Up

“Growing up is, at heart, the process of learning to take responsibility for whatever happens in your life. To choose growth is to embrace a love that heals.”

– Bell Hooks

“It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.”

– M. Scott Peck

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

– Chinese Proverb

“You won’t remember the way I would hold your little feet in my hands, imagining how much bigger than my own feet they will one day grow, and how I will have to let you go.”

– Unknown

“We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.”

― Neil Degrasse Tyson

“Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.”

― The Wonder Years

“I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.”

― Louisa May Alcott

“When raising a child, you never seem to realize that the little person is growing a little more every day. And one day, you see him as a gentleman and be proud of who you have raised.”

– Unknown

“I’ve screwed everything up royally. I remember you saying that growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.”

― Cassandra Clare

“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.”

― Keith Richards

Inspirational Quotes About Growing Up

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