Quotes and Sayings about Growing up



"I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do 'til I find the voice. Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they want to say to the world."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Growing up, Voice, Want, World)

"Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child's life, growth, and development."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Experience, Home, Life, Development, Growth, Growing up)

"When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels."
- Dorothy Allison
(Related: Romance, Sister, Books, Growing up, Horror)

"Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Music, Growing up, Interest, Kids, Literature, Writing)

"I think from here on it's up to me to prove that I'm growing up and that I have other things to say, but in terms of the show it definitely gave me all of the opportunities I've had so far."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Growing up)

"Comic books and The Chronicles of Narnia. My mother used to read those to me and my twin brother growing up."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Mother, Brother, Books, Growing up)

"When I was growing up, the men in my life were abusive; women were the ones I ran to for comfort."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Life, Men, Women, Comfort, Growing up)

"Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Mom, Growing up, Ideals)

"My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Music, Love, Country, Country music, Growing up)

"I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family. I had a very good time as a child, but I was also - I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest, that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things, and a great acceptance of whatever is happening."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Family, Acceptance, Growing up, Theory)

"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 A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, War, Battle, End, Growing up)

"Next? Growing up to be Clint Eastwood, I hope."
- Steven Bauer
(Related: Hope, Growing up)

"When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Books, Growing up)

"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wisdom, Old, Past, Result, Trees)

"Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it."
- William Bell
(Related: Music, First, Growing up, Listening, Song)

"When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Men, Being, Culture, Growing up, Man)

"I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood so I felt like I just didn't fit in. Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart, or whatever."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Growing up)

"I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean, very tidy, very organized."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Growing up, Old, Years)

"I took solace in my relationship with God who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: God, Friend, Growing up)

"Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Sports, Being, Cricket, Growing up, Profession, Soccer, Trials)

"Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Being, Chicago, Growing up, Irish)

"Professionally, I remember Cronkite as a kid growing up, and more so for me, the importance of Cronkite was not him sitting there at the anchor desk, but him out there doing things."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Growing up, Importance)

"That image is a couple different people's homes that I knew growing up."
- Zach Braff
(Related: People, Growing up)

"When I was growing up, there were just the three channels, so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day. Now there's been this explosion."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Day, End, Growing up, Nation, Now)

"For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Dad, Father, Famous, Growing up, Job, Want)

"At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Business, Time, Work, Actor, Growing up)

"Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Imagination, Entertainment, Growing up)

"I remember growing up thinking that astronauts and their job was the coolest thing you could possibly do... But I absolutely couldn't identify with the people who were astronauts. I thought they were movie stars."
- David M. Brown
(Related: Thought, People, Growing up, Job, Stars, Thinking)

"Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town."
- Zola Budd
(Related: Growing up, Nothing, Rest, Running, World)

"Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Growing up, Want)

"I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Mother, Girls, Growing up)

"We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Birthday, Money, Time, Books, Christmas, Growing up, Help, Jobs, Magic, Rest)

"I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Books, Growing up, Learning, Magic, School, Teachers)

"Fashion is in my blood. Growing up, I was always clacking around the house in my mother's shoes."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Mother, Blood, Fashion, Growing up)

"I didn't know I was a conservative when it didn't matter to me growing up."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Conservative, Growing up)

"Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion."
- John Cale
(Related: Experience, Religion, Growing up, Pretty)

"I never listened to country music growing up."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Growing up)

"That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: Dream, Force, Growing up, Right, Singing)

"These things have a life of there own and never existed when I was growing up certainly worrying when one would get made. It's kind of amazing how that one movie kept living through all these years."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Life, Growing up, Living, Years)

"I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Growing up, Listening, Mercury, Queen, Songs)

"I always felt like I was a freak when I was growing up and that there was something wrong with me because I couldn't fit in anywhere."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Growing up, Wrong)

"I can't think of anything specific growing up that pointed me toward NASA at all. I was interested in the Moon landings just about the same as everyone else of my generation. But I never really thought about being an astronaut or working in space myself."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Thought, Being, Growing up, Moon, Space)

"Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Sports, Travel, Family, Wife, Being, Children, Growing up, Job, Kids)

"I just didn't work that much while the kids were growing up."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Work, Growing up, Kids)

"I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Books, Boys, Growing up)

"What interests me is what children go through while growing up."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Growing up)

"The thrill I got discovering Buster Keaton when I was growing up was so exciting. He was one of the greats."
- John Cleese
(Related: Growing up)

"For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard."
- John Cleese
(Related: God, England, Growing up, Man, Old)

"I like health-conscious cooking, but growing up in the South, I do love southern cooking; southern France, southern Italy, southern Spain. I love southern cooking."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Love, Health, Cooking, France, Growing up, Italy, Spain)

"I guess everything having to do with your background has some influence on how you tell stories but it's hard to parse how growing up in a Jewish community in Minnesota really affected it."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Community, Growing up, Influence)

"Everything changes as a mother. Yes, work has changed. The projects that I choose are even more important to me now. The world he's growing up in and the kind of stimulus that is out there; they are so precious and I'd do anything to protect him."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Work, Mother, Growing up, Now, Projects, World)

"Growing up, being watched from the outside... it's kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing. But I can't, it's not in my nature."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Nature, Being, Growing up, Labor)

"Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Men, People, Winning, America, Growing up, Training)

"I remember growing up with television, from the time it was just a test pattern, with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Time, Growing up, Programming, Television)

"I have had strange animals as pets all my life. I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact better with animals than people. Animals are direct, not duplicitous."
- Yvonne Craig
(Related: Life, People, Animals, Growing up, Pets)

"Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair."
- David Crane
(Related: Design, Science, Growing up, Machine, Night)

"I think it would be very scary and very confusing if I didn't understand where people are coming from, but I've felt the exact same way for so many other bands, growing up. It's not really a big deal."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: People, Growing up)

"I hate that word, mature, but I guess I am growing up."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Growing up, Hate, Word)

"I think that's good that I have to watch how I act and what I say. I think that's a part of growing up."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Act, Growing up)

"I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Actor, Drama, Growing up, Intention, School, University)

"Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Growing up)

"When I was a kid a growing up in Ontario, Canada, Lake Erie was so polluted, I never thought it would ever, EVER be turned around where they could start cleaning it out in my lifetime!"
- Rick Danko
(Related: Thought, Canada, Growing up)

"I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Dreams, People, Growing up, Obstacles, Poor, Voice)

"It has to do - I think - with growing up in an apartment, with my aunt and my cousins right next door to me, with the door open, with neighbors walking in and out, with people yelling at each other all the time."
- Larry David
(Related: Time, People, Growing up, Neighbors, Open, Right, Walking)

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
- Chili Davis
(Related: Growing up, Old)

"You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real. Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That's the kind of congressman I'll be."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Government, Mom, Dream, American, First, Growing up, Help, Living, Proof)

"I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Music, Inspiration, Church, Growing up, Singing)

"I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I'm naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Age, Love, Boys, Care, Comedy, Growing up)

"Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Growing up, Hair, Style)

"Growing up, my favorite TV show was Star Trek."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Favorite, Growing up)

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Growing up, Kids)

"I don't think I ever set my goals that high. As a kid growing up I just wanted an opportunity to race and to be able to make a living doing it. It just came together."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Opportunity, Goals, Growing up, Living, Race)

"Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up."
- James C. Dobson
(Related: Children, Giving, Growing up, Neglect)

"It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: People, Childhood, Growing up)

"When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Thought, Growing up, Hair)

"My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer, who has been painting for many years. Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings, paints, easels and art books does have an effect."
- John Dyer
(Related: Art, Work, Father, Artist, Books, Effect, Growing up, Painting, Years)

"Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Father, Growing up, Hunting)

"Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: People, Growing up, Theatre)

"When I was growing up, I'd be in the choir. My mum was the organist in the church, so I'd sing in the church."
- Enya
(Related: Church, Growing up)

"I guess growing up I realized that there is really this huge epidemic in a city like Los Angeles, and many other cities, where they put down thousands upon thousands of animals every day."
- Will Estes
(Related: Animals, Cities, Day, Growing up)

"As a Latino growing up in Spanish harlem, it's not easy trying not to be hot-headed."
- Erik Estrada
(Related: Growing up, Trying)

"As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Baseball, Growing up)

"I always knew I wanted to be a character in the movies. When I was growing up, I had to have a lot of surgery, and I spent a lot of time recovering at home and in the hospital. Watching movies took me away from my own problems and gave me a total escape."
- Josh Ryan Evans
(Related: Home, Movies, Time, Character, Growing up, Problems)

"It evolved from my experience in the fifties, growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Experience, America, Communism, Growing up, Hearing)

"I think that Phish has been a band, we've all had- I've had a great life growing up and everybody in my band's had a really good life, none of us have got anything to complain about at all."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Life, Growing up)

"It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Family, Funny, Time, People, Growing up, Name)

"I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy - not what you want to work at, but what you want to do."
- Scott Foley
(Related: Life, Work, Growing up, Want)

"People ask me from time to time what it was like growing up with Henry Fonda as my father. I say, Ever see Fort Apache? He was like Colonel Thursday."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Time, Father, People, Growing up)

"One of the things I've had the advantage of, growing up and being close to the top management of this company and other companies for most of my life, is seeing how CEOs start to believe in their own infallibility. And that really scares me."
- Bill Ford
(Related: Life, Management, Being, Company, Growing up)

"Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Science, Thought, Being, Growing up, Reading, Writer)

"I'm the biggest nerd - I love comic books and stuff like that! I don't have any friends who are actresses. I only had one girlfriend when I was growing up. Most of my friends were boys. I was such a tomboy. I enjoyed doing guy things."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Love, Girlfriend, Books, Boys, Friends, Growing up)

"I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Acting, Ambition, First, Growing up, Writer)

"As a kid growing up in the little city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, I dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, but never did I expect it to be as much fun as it turned out to be."
- Ron Francis
(Related: Day, Fun, Growing up)

"Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Growing up, Public)

"Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you - make you dream."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Love, Movies, Dream, Being, Growing up, Influence)

"Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Father, Thought, Army, Career, Growing up, Military, Navy)

"I think it's very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they're growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual."
- Melinda Gates
(Related: Growing up, Kids, Name, Nothing)

"Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Life, Growing up)

"While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people, reggae and calypso were big influences early on but Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself."
- Roland Gift
(Related: People, Growing up)

"My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Mother, Lady, Girls, Growing up, Law)

"Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Change, Growing up, Question, Will)

"I had years of therapy to recover from this. A lot of it had to with being a people pleaser, being the ultimate good girl. I wanted everyone to like me. I didn't really have a voice. I was afraid of growing up."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: People, Being, Growing up, Therapy, Voice, Years)

"Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I'm an actor."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Actor, Growing up)

"I didn't know when I was growing up that this was a very special program, that this wasn't going on in other parts of the country. Now I realize that I was lucky."
- Benny Green
(Related: Country, Growing up, Now)

"Ours was not a political household, when I was growing up."
- Judith Guest
(Related: Growing up)

"I often heard about his cases and I often sat in on his trials. In the late 1960s when I was growing up I wanted to be a crusader like him but I didn't want to wear a suit and commute."
- David Guterson
(Related: Growing up, Trials, Want)

"Growing up in the Philippines, I loved all kinds of movies. We had a very healthy film industry there when I was a child. It's now gotten very limited. They only make action movies and hard-core exploitation movies. Women get raped; men get shot."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: Men, Movies, Women, Action, Exploitation, Film, Growing up, Now)

"When I was growing up in East Germay, everyone said there was no God. So I started looking for it myself."
- Nina Hagen
(Related: God, Growing up)

"I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Family, Father, Growing up, Obvious)

"We're all just trying to fit in and find ourselves, particularly when we're growing up."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Growing up, Trying)

"Growing up, I was very much interested in jazz music."
- Jan Hammer
(Related: Music, Growing up, Jazz)

"I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s."
- Lionel Hampton
(Related: Chicago, Growing up, Harmony, Learning, Theory)

"Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland, we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Love, Day, Driving, Growing up, Influence, Moon, Nothing, Respect)

"Like most North Americans, I'd been raised on the notion that milk is the first food, and everybody must like it because it's so good and so important for growing up and for being healthy."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Food, Americans, Being, First, Growing up)

"Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up. He had a series of good bands. I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me. And he did a couple of times."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Growing up)

"A large part of the problem, is that young people are being born into the world and growing up without much hope. And so, they become murderers, they become suicide bombers."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: People, Hope, Being, Growing up, Suicide, World)

"I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work, Development, Autobiography, Growing up, Trying)

"I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Growing up, Kids)

"When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up, that was at it's height and the War cemented that with photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on, by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Family, War, Growing up, Reputation)

"When I was growing up my mother would say, 'Your dad may have to learn about being a father because he lost his own and that would have affected him'."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Dad, Mother, Father, Being, Growing up, May)

"My parents were pretty lenient with me. But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Morality, Difference, Growing up, Parents, Pretty, Right, Wrong)

"Growing old is not growing up."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Growing up, Old)

"Every child growing up will look to their parents, my mother and my father. My grandmother lived with us. I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her, which was interesting."
- John Hume
(Related: Family, History, Mother, Father, Growing up, Parents, Will)

"Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain, derived a distrust which has grown with the years not just of Germany but of all continental Europe."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Distrust, Europe, Germany, Growing up, Years)

"I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way."
- Allen Iverson
(Related: Growing up)

"My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Education, Father, Day, Growing up, Learning)

"Where I grew up - I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights - that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up."
- LeBron James
(Related: Growing up, Kids, Lonely, Night, Police, Projects, Want)

"Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?"
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: Family, Animals, Behavior, Growing up, Question)

"I have the power of my height. Growing up, it was a total drawback. There was nothing good about it at all."
- Allison Janney
(Related: Power, Growing up, Nothing)

"I was growing up in the 50's and 60's. Back then they didn't even know what dyslexia was."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Growing up)

"Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Discipline, Purpose, Commitment, Growing up)

"I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Age, Basketball, Career, Growing up, Now, Play)

"I had a great time with baseball growing up. I was lucky to grow up with it and to learn."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Time, Baseball, Growing up)

"Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid growing up in this strange, weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid. And Patrick's vision was so complete there."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Vision, Environment, Growing up)

"It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl, as opposed to some other, different kind. And I think that made a great deal of difference to me growing up and in my life afterward."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Life, Difference, Growing up)

"As a kid growing up in the back streets of Dublin I used to pretend I was playing in the World Cup with my mates out on the streets, and now I will be doing it for real."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Growing up, Now, Will, World)

"I think everybody's always attracted to both sexes. I mean, I think that women are very attractive. I've kissed girls, but everybody experiments. It's part of growing up."
- Monica Keena
(Related: Women, Girls, Growing up, Sexes)

"Growing up Catholic has been a gift."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Growing up)

"When I was growing up watching Marilyn Monroe, I learned that you can be very beautiful, very glamorous and very vulnerable and not give up your soul just because you were a movie star."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Soul, Growing up)

"Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Experience, Time, Career, Depression, Growing up)

"The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up. Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Artist, Being, Growing up, Pretty)

"I am still into the people I listened to growing up, so I completely remember what is like to be a fan, I haven't changed."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: People, Growing up)

"I did gymnastics when I was growing up and to this day I can still do the splits."
- Kristin Kreuk
(Related: Day, Growing up)

"I've found that in now having experienced what it's like to make records and just through growing up in general that you should be expressive about what's affecting you instead of trying to sing about a subject just for the sake of other people getting something from it."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: People, Growing up, Now, Trying)

"When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city. Parents worked all the time. They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Baseball, Football, Growing up, Kids, Parents, Play)

"I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Positive, Growing up, Temper)

"Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained, it needed to shake, it needed to evolve."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Being, England, Growing up)

"My family... always had the value of the family table and these cultural influences of growing up."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Family, Growing up, Value)

"I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Life, Time, Building, Growing up, Loss, Parents, Sense, states, United)

"I never felt like I belonged in Minnesota when I was growing up there. That's why I was out the door as soon as I turned 18."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Growing up)

"I had to learn how to chop wood actually - I don't think my dad would have let me go chop wood in the backyard growing up."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Dad, Growing up, Wood)

"Growing up, I fantasized about being a rock musician and that somehow it would be really easy. I didn't realize that it's so much work."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Work, Being, Growing up)

"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
(Related: Strength, Growing up, Hurt)

"I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works."
- Ira Levin
(Related: Work, Father, Conflict, Growing up)

"Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn't occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Thought, Denmark, Growing up, Prejudice)

"I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately."
- Sabrina Lloyd
(Related: Love, Music, Film, Growing up, Theatre)

"When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body."
- Heather Locklear
(Related: Baby, Body, Growing up)

"Growing up, my brother and I were begging for attention."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Brother, Attention, Growing up)

"Unlike most other children, - especially unlike those of today - who are eager to become men and women as speedily as possible, I had a terror of growing up, which became more and more accentuated as I grew older."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Growing up, Terror, Today)

"When you're a kid growing up, and you think you're gay, you know that you're different; you're often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Sports, Building, Gay, Growing up, Self)

"I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Men, Women, Father, Growing up, Now, Trying)

"You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Growing up, Mountains, Sadness)

"Growing up in eastern Kentucky like I did, I'm used to having a few guns around to protect me."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Growing up, Kentucky)

"Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Culture, Growing up)

"The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Experience, Values, Children, Environment, Growing up, Want)

"I have got the best of both worlds; growing up in Edinburgh and now living outside Glasgow."
- Magnus Magnusson
(Related: Growing up, Living, Now)

"I learned how to sign because when I was growing up in California in order to get into college you needed two semesters of language to get into a University of California school."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: College, Growing up, Language, Order, School, University)

"As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Dad, Sister, Brother, Growing up, Pretty, Talk)

"Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents."
- Rudolph A. Marcus
(Related: Growing up, Parents)

"I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: People, Chicago, Growing up, Hearing, Speech)

"I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Peace, Fire, Growing up, Open)

"L.A. Woman is amazing, but when I was growing up I was into the Who."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Growing up, Woman)

"Growing up is not being so dead-set on making everybody happy."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Being, Growing up)

"My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Father, Growing up)

"But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Sports, Growing up, Quick)

"I mean, I grew up riding. I can't ever remember not being able to ride or rope and all that stuff. It was part of my life growing up, so it was fun for me."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Life, Being, Fun, Growing up)

"There were a lot of bad feelings when Lindsey first left the band. But there's been a lot of healing going on, growing up, maturing. The bond is a great deal stronger than what we first thought."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Thought, Feelings, First, Growing up, Healing)

"Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in."
- Peter Medawar
(Related: Growing up, Today, World, Youth)

"I spent years growing up being told what my sexuality was."
- George Michael
(Related: Being, Growing up, Sexuality, Years)

"I felt like a dork growing up so this is shocking."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Growing up)

"Charles Barkley, I used to watch him growing up. Then I met him. He was a big teddy bear."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Growing up)

"Well, when I was growing up it was Ozzie and Harriet on TV - nobody's parents were like that."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Growing up, Parents)

"Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Growing up, Hollywood)

"Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star. We had no idea that other people would think we were special, because there was no other lifestyle to compare it to."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: People, Idea, Growing up, Hollywood)

"Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart."
- Beverley Mitchell
(Related: Heart, Growing up)

"My parents were very poor, but we never felt any sense of need or want. It was a very close, loving, tightly-knit family growing up, and I never felt any sense of deprivation or anything like that."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Family, Growing up, Parents, Poor, Sense, Want)

"My best friend growing up really put the bug in my ear about acting. We created this one hour-and-a-half improv play when we were 10 or 11 and performed it at the library. We just played off each other so well and had the best time doing it and the funniest part was, we wound up having packed houses, other people loved it too."
- Katherine Moennig
(Related: Time, People, Friend, Acting, Growing up, Houses, Play)

"You try various things when you're growing up. I was an attache in the Foreign Service for a while and then I drove a bulldozer, but neither of those panned out for me so it had to be stand-up."
- Dylan Moran
(Related: Growing up, Service)

"Home wasn't a pleasant place to live, growing up."
- David Morse
(Related: Home, Growing up)

"I was terribly shy when I was growing up, I really wasn't confident with other people and I think I was always afraid of up or not being this very cool, amazing person that I wanted to be."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: People, Being, Growing up)

"Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Alienation, Disappointment, First, Growing up)

"Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Mother, Growing up)

"If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money, and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him, whilst he is eating out of the quick stock."
- Dudley North
(Related: Money, Eating, Man, Poverty, Quick)

"I was born in 1961. Now I think the 16 years that elapsed between 1961 and the end of the wars is nothing. To a child growing up it felt like an eternity, an entirely different world."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: End, Eternity, Growing up, Nothing, Now, World, Years)

"Growing up in Denver, I'm sure it started with loving the Colorado mountains."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Growing up, Mountains)

"Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Anger, Family, Money, Fire, Growing up)

"You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Children, Growing up)

"Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: God, Sports, Growing up, School, Trouble)

"I've done a lot of growing up since the age of 16 and I really wanted that to be reflected in my music."
- Kelly Osbourne
(Related: Age, Music, Growing up)

"My access to music when I was growing up was through pirate radio, you know, transistor radio under the pillow, listening to one more and then 'just one more' until your favourite track comes on."
- Robert Palmer
(Related: Music, Growing up, Listening)

"My lyrics come from my experiences growing up in life, trying to find out and express who I am. That's basically it. I'm not trying to be a prophet or anything like that. I'm just reflecting on life."
- Sean Paul
(Related: Life, Growing up, Trying)

"I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years."
- William Petersen
(Related: Work, Life, Chicago, Growing up, Now, President, Rest, Want, Years)

"I don't remember any sibling rivalry growing up, because by the time I was really conscious, Tom was going away to college. My relationship with him, which is a very close one, really developed in more recent years."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Time, College, Growing up, Rivalry, Years)

"Growing up, all I did was work and vacation, but I loved it, no one pushed me into anything. The thing was I developed no special skills. I don't have any resentment because I am a performer and I've always felt that, but it did take its toll socially."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Work, Growing up, Resentment, Vacation)

"I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler."
- Amy Poehler
(Related: Growing up)

"I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it's a natural thing."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Life, Mother, Growing up, Right)

"You have to remember that when I met Elvis, you know, it wasn't the fanfare that it is today or even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Germany, Growing up, states, Today)

"I didn't see a ton of movies growing up."
- Kelly Preston
(Related: Movies, Growing up)

"Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Movies, Growing up, Quick, Years)

"One curious thing about growing up is that you don't only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Time, Grandparents, Growing up)

"I don't mind snakes. Growing up in South Africa there were a couple a snakes around... and I'm not talking just about the government!"
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Growing up, Mind, Talking)

"Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines."
- Rihanna
(Related: Culture, Dancing, Growing up)

"I'm not a person who particularly had heros when growing up."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Growing up)

"I always enjoyed art history because, growing up in California, my exposure was limited, and it was a new experience. To learn the history of art opened up certain things to me, made me see. It intrigued me."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Art, History, Experience, Growing up)

"But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did - of course, television when I was growing up, there was no television. So I didn't know anything about it."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Thought, Growing up, Television)

"Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Knowledge, Growing up, Intellect, Schools)

"When I was growing up there was a product made by Sony called the Sony Walkman - a rage, everyone had to have one. Well, you don't hear about the Walkman anymore."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Growing up)

"There are things about growing up in a small town that you can't necessarily quantify."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Growing up)

"My interests were in fantasy more than comics growing up."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Fantasy, Growing up)

"When I was growing up, I always knew that if I ever got anything, I was going to give back as much as I can. I learned that all you have to be willing to do is give your time."
- Darius Rucker
(Related: Time, Growing up)

"I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach. We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape. We were outdoors all the time and we played outside."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Life, Time, Beach, Growing up, Ocean)

"My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life. So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose that's why I've ended up going out with musicians. Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Dad, Music, Life, Friends, Growing up, Musicians, Punk)

"I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Growing up, Sense)

"I'm very comfortable as a singer. In fact, I think it's more - I identified my self-esteem, my self more in those ways when I was growing up. I really - it was kind of my calling card as a kid."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Fact, Growing up, Self)

"Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo."
- Zoe Saldana
(Related: Doctors, Growing up)

"I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Work, People, Growing up, Secrets, Trying)

"I don't think about that. I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech. That wasn't on my mind. So what I do is the best work I can do."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Work, Day, Growing up, Mind, Saying, Speech)

"It is a different world than when I was growing up, and you started to just kind of maintain at thirty-five and just hope you can hope it together. People are a lot more vital than I am and doing all kinds of things and leading really important movements."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: People, Hope, Growing up, Leading, World)

"I guess I'm growing up in the film world."
- Devon Sawa
(Related: Film, Growing up, World)

"I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: Time, People, Balance, Growing up, Right, Violence)

"When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums, and we'd talk about life. Those times helped shape who I became."
- Jill Scott
(Related: Life, Mother, Growing up, Museums, Talk)

"When I was growing up, so many of the important changes for African-Americans were being made in the United States Supreme Court and were being made by lawyers. I followed the court very intensely and wanted to do that for my life."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Life, African, Being, Court, Growing up, Lawyers, states, United)

"David and Dad didn't get along too well growing up. I mean we all got along, but it was harder on David, because David wasn't going to be the son that Dad wanted. But now they're like best friends."
- Amy Sedaris
(Related: Dad, Son, Friends, Growing up, Now)

"Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It's frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn't. Exploring your sexuality is important when you're growing up."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Thought, Growing up, Intimacy, Sexuality, Wrong)

"We have to mainstream everybody. No matter what their circumstances when they were growing up. Part of that is knowing that after they're finished with school, everybody in this country gets up and goes to work."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Work, Circumstances, Country, Growing up, School)

"When I was growing up, it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: War, Bombs, Fight, Growing up, Machine, Now)

"Growing up I felt like my nose was big. I was always like, 'I'm going to get a nose job one day'. I'm glad I didn't."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Day, Growing up, Job)

"When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Growing up, Washington)

"I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever."
- Ed Smith
(Related: Inferiority, Grandparents, Growing up, Sense, Washington)

"So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They're living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Community, Famous, Growing up, Living, Shops)

"When I was growing up, we used to play basketball in a park that was never shoveled when it snowed. The basketball rims were never fixed. And we understood then that there was a relationship between public policy and our quality of life."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Life, Quality, Policy, Basketball, Growing up, Play, Public, Public policy)

"We were growing up in West Virginia. Everybody was poor there in the southern part of the state. It was like growing up in the Great Depression from the stories I hear people tell. Everybody was poor and so we didn't know that we were any different from anybody else."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: People, Depression, Growing up, Poor, State)

"When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Off-Broadway. You either got your show on or you didn't."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Growing up)

"But the truth is, growing up in California, we knew nothing about hockey."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Truth, Growing up, Nothing)

"The trick is growing up without growing old."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Growing up, Old)

"Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Growing up, Maturity)

"In the scattered settlements of this Diocese, schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number, and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance."
- John Strachan
(Related: Churches, Growing up, Ignorance, Necessity, Schools, Sexes, Years)

"I'm a huge fan of Canadian rock-and-roll. When I was growing up, Rush came out with a record called Hemispheres, and I must have listened to that record for two years straight. Even when I was asleep I had it on. So, yeah, whenever I hear a Rush tune, the first thing I think of is Toronto."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: First, Growing up, Years)

"The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Imagination, College, Growing up, Liberal)

"I haven't had a lot of celebrities around me growing up."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Growing up)

"After working for 14 years on Wall Street and growing up in a family with strong roots in small business, I know how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to attaining the American dream."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Family, Business, Dream, American, Growing up, Spirit, Years)

"I think I'm finally growing up - and about time."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Time, Growing up)

"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
(Related: Time, Thought, Growing up, Hurt, Now)

"Newlyweds, they have this ideal, this picture of what marriage is like, something similar of their favorite memories growing up. If only it were that simple."
- William Taylor
(Related: Marriage, Favorite, Growing up, Memories)

"The first thing I think of when I hear the name of Lucille Ball is a Hollywood legend. I have fond memories of growing up at her house, but she was a different person off the set than she was on the set."
- Keith Thibodeaux
(Related: First, Growing up, Hollywood, Memories, Name)

"I sang in church growing up. Memphis is the blues capital of the world, we like to say."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Church, Growing up, World)

"At the same time it offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind. For me, growing up in the 1930s, the two motivations powerfully reinforced each other."
- James Tobin
(Related: Time, Hope, Growing up, Mankind, Understanding)

"When you grow up on film, people sometimes have difficulties accepting the fact that you are growing up. They always imagine you younger."
- Michelle Trachtenberg
(Related: People, Difficulties, Fact, Film, Growing up)

"I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Time, Growing up, Kids, Regret)

"Goth culture, as mired in the past as it is, even it goes through changes, so Goth when I was growing up is not what it is now. When I think of Goth culture as it is at the moment I think of mall culture."
- Jhonen Vasquez
(Related: Culture, Growing up, Now, Past)

"I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic of what is typically deemed goth stuff, but. A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing, and it's just what sinks into a person's brain."
- Jhonen Vasquez
(Related: Experience, Being, Growing up)

"If I had to come up with something that just came to me, I think growing up in a small town, I want knowledge. I still think today, knowledge is one of the keys."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Knowledge, Growing up, Today, Want)

"Growing up, I started developing confidence in what I felt. My parents helped me to believe in myself. I wasn't the best looking guy, I wasn't the best athlete in the world, but they made me feel good about myself."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Confidence, Growing up, Parents, World)

"Because my parents, growing up, they worked hard. Everyone in my family woke up early in the morning. I used to see my mother and my father go off to work, and come back and, no matter what, they had time for the kids."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Family, Time, Work, Mother, Father, Growing up, Kids, Parents)

"In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Sacrifice, Possibility, Democracy, Effort, Growing up)

"Growing up I didn't watch movies."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Movies, Growing up)

"In some cases I feel like they haven't appreciated enough that growing up doesn't mean boring and old and not full of life. I like to talk about that also."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Life, Growing up, Old, Talk)

"The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Truth, Growing up, Nation)

"My kids have a competitive drive I never had growing up."
- Damon Wayans
(Related: Growing up, Kids)

"To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it's unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true."
- David Wells
(Related: History, Dream, Growing up, Yankee)

"Being a kid and growing up is such a cool part of life."
- Devon Werkheiser
(Related: Life, Being, Growing up)

"Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought. I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Dad, Work, Thought, Growing up, Photography)

"When I was growing up, Green Day had just come out."
- Deryck Whibley
(Related: Day, Growing up)

"I never had any hang-ups about sex. As for being sexually repressed, nothing could be further from the truth. There are more hang-ups now than ever there were when I was growing up."
- Mary Whitehouse
(Related: Sex, Truth, Being, Growing up, Nothing, Now)

"That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song."
- Margaret Whiting
(Related: Talent, Thought, Challenge, End, Growing up, Song)

"I was a handful growing up."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Growing up)

"I remember growing up always loving the guitar. I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV. My folks told me that when I was just a toddler, I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick."
- Carl Wilson
(Related: Love, People, Country, Growing up, Guitar, Play)

"Chick Corea was a great influence on me, musically, as I was growing up."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Growing up, Influence)

"The thing about being an actor is that you're in the business of not growing up."
- Luke Wilson
(Related: Business, Actor, Being, Growing up)

"Movies I liked growing up were like Francis Ford Coppolla movies and Scorsese movies."
- Owen Wilson
(Related: Movies, Growing up)

"Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I'm a kid too and am growing up with them. The things they're interested in tend to really influence me."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Growing up, Influence, Kids)

"But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father, it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews, because his relatives were German Jews, and doctors."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Father, Brother, Doctors, Growing up, Opinion, Relatives, Research)

"Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it's part of growing up."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Love, Growing up, Man, Wrong)

"Having loved the Stones all the time I was growing up, I wasn't about to see them go and split up. It got very close to it in the 80s, when Mick thought that Keith hated him and vice versa."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Time, Thought, Growing up, Vice)

"Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Growing up, Irish, Now, Poets, Trade)

"There are two types of Chinese growing up in America. One is the kind that does really well in school, with thick, thick glasses. And the other is involved with the gangs."
- Donnie Yen
(Related: America, Growing up, School)

"We had two rules growing up in my house: If you're going to take a shower, do it with whomever you're dating so you don't waste water; and if you buy one for yourself, buy six, because everybody's going to want one."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Dating, Growing up, Rules, Want, Waste, Water)