Adult Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

J.M. Barrie
“The last thing he ever said to me was, 'Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.”
J.M. Barrie

Christopher Paolini
“Thats the spirit-one part brave,three parts fool.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon

J.M. Barrie
“He was a poet; and they are never exactly grown-up.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Marilyn Manson
“Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?”
Marilyn Manson

Brandon Stanton
“Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you're grown up. Growing up means being patient, holding your temper, cutting out the self-pity, and quitting with the righteous indignation.'

'Why do so many people seem to love righteous indignation?'

'Because if you can prove you're a victim, all rules are off. You can lash out at people. You don't have to be accountable for anything.”
Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York

Emme Rollins
“My panties were still on but he didn’t let that stop him, nosing them out of the way and tonguing my sex, making low, growling noises in his throat like a big cat purring with pleasure while it devoured its prey.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

Hermann Hesse
“I realize that some people will not believe that a child of little more than ten years is capable of having such feelings. My story is not intended for them. I am telling it to those who have a better knowledge of man. The adult who has learned to translate a part of his feelings into thoughts notices the absence of these thoughts in a child, and therefore comes to believe that the child lacks these experiences, too. Yet rarely in my life have I felt and suffered as deeply as at that time.”
Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

Toba Beta
“When you're young, you say what you feel.
When you're adult, you speak what you think.
When you grow old, you listen to what nature says.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Criss Jami
“Question like a child, reason like an adult, and write like a sage.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Katy Evans
“I feel claimed and bonded to him like animals do. I feel like I've already been caught and trapped and he's merely priming me, leaving me to simmer in my juices, anxiously waiting for the moment when he takes his first bite of me.”
Katy Evans, Real

J.D. Stroube
“Her soft trailing fingers would continue to attempt a connection that I refused to allow; that I couldn’t allow if I wanted to survive.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Richard Due
“Some people are just sad when there aren't talking squirrels.” —Lily Winter”
Richard Due, The Moon Coin

Vera Nazarian
“The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland.

The fool will try to plant them in the same flowerbox.

The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides.

The grandparent will move the flowerbox halfway out of the sun.

The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus.

The moral of the story?

Kids are smart.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Emme Rollins
“You think he’s perfect and he’s safe and, in your head, he can do anything... but he can’t save you, Sara... and I can’t save you either.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

“Youth is but the painted shell within which, continually growing, lives that wondrous thing the spirit of a man, biding its moment of apparition, earlier in some than in others.”
Lew Wallace, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Ellen Hopkins
“Spilling a Secret

What its size,
will have varying
consequences. It’s not
possible to predict
what will happen
if you
open the gunnysack,
let the cat escape.
A liberated feline
might purr on your lap,
or it might scratch
your eyes out. You can’t
tell
until you loosen the knot.
Do you chance losing
a friendship, if that
friend’s well-being
will
only be preserved
by betraying sworn-to
silence trust? Once
the seam is ripped, can
it be
mended again?
And if that proves
impossible, will you be
okay
when it all falls to pieces?”
Ellen Hopkins, Triangles

Joely Sue Burkhart
“Conn was a wickedly passionate, fiercely dominant man who loved her too much to ever really hurt her.”
Joely Sue Burkhart, Take Me

Richard Due
“Odd names: Winter, Autumn—they almost sound as if someone just made them up.” —Dubb”
Richard Due, The Moon Coin

Jaye Frances
“All cats are gray in the dark. And besides, her actions have less to do with her, and everything to do with you.”
Jaye Frances, The Kure

Richard Due
“Tavin cupped his hands to his mouth. “Here, dragon-dragon-dragon!” he yelled.
Lily stared in amazement. Well, that was bold, she thought, and stupid.”
Richard Due, The Moon Coin

Eric Bishop-Potter
“Do you ever wear leather?" the guy asks.
"What?"
"Leather. Do you like leather?"
"It doesn't exactly wipe me out."
"I like to see boys in leather."
I look at him cool. "Okay," I say, "what is it you want and how much are you willing to pay for it?"
"I've got a leather jacket upstairs...Would you put it on?"
"Just put it on?"
"I'll go and get it."
He leaves the horror hole and returns a few minutes later holding a leather flying jacket with a lambswool collar. There are tears in the jacket's sleeves, and the lambswool is yellow with age. John Wayne could've worn it in one of those crappy war films he made. "Put it on," the guy says.
I give him a spiky smile and put on the jacket. "Okay, where's the plane, and what time's take-off?"
"Drop your jeans and turn around.”
Eric Bishop-Potter

Meg Jay
“But while the urban tribe helps us survive, it does not help us thrive. The urban tribe may bring us soup when we are sick, but it is the people we hardly know - those who never make it into our tribe - who will swiftly and dramatically change our lives for the better.”
Meg Jay, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - And How to Make the Most of Them Now

Khalia N. Hades
“Ariel: “Eric!”
Eric: “Do not sing me back to shore! Not until you are standing on two feet!”
Khalia N. Hades, Ariel's Demise

Jude Arnold
“Meet Jan! (Quotes from Jan Does Europe)

"I'm having a wonderful life.

"I visualize myself strong, beautiful and good.

"I love with all of me.

"Everyday my mind is filled with thoughts of people I love.

"I am the person I want to be.

"I do all the things I fear I can't.

"I'm where I should be.

"I have much to be happy for.

"Isn't that the point, to enjoy our lives no matter what?”
Jude Arnold, Jan Does Europe

“To lovers there.

Most ladies the reason they are dumped and their relationship doesn't last is they made themselves to become a want than a need in a relationship.”
Kyos Magupe

Jaye Frances
“Oh, I don’t mean to infer that you’re not a great guy. I’m sure you’re the exception to the rule.”
Jaye Frances, The Cruise - All That Glitters

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