Growing Pains Quotes

Quotes tagged as "growing-pains" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Scott Lynch
“The fact Locke didn't die instantly may be taken as proof that a human male can survive having every last warm drop of blood within his body rush instantly to the vicinity of his cheeks.”
Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves

William Goldman
“Buttercup dried her tears and began to smile. She took a deep breath, heaved a sigh. It was all part of growing up. You got these little quick passions, you blinked, and they were gone. You forgave faults, found perfection, fell madly; then the next day the sun came up and it was over. Chalk it up to experience, old girl, and get on with the morning.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

“For the first time in my life, I actually wished that everyone was the same. And I despised myself for my "differentness" or "uniqueness" as an individual. In the world there are lots of social groups people can fit into, and I've spent time roaming in and out of a few and being kicked out of many. Now I stand on the outside and look in. Wondering where is my place. Coming to a conclusion, I have no place.”
Laura Hanna

Susan Sontag
“Alone, alone. I am alone – I ache … Yet for the first time, despite all the anguish and the reality problems, I’m here. I feel tranquil, whole, ADULT.”
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

Jojo Moyes
“Nobody ever feels they're doing well with teenagers, he said. I think that's kind of the point of them.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Carla H. Krueger
“Katie soon learned there was a problem with hope.”
Carla H Krueger, Sleeping with the Sun

AVA.
“you have outgrown this skin.
stop trying to hold it in.
stop trying to hold it together.

let yourself break.”
AVA., you are safe here.

Katie Neipris
“Boys annoyed her. Girls annoyed her. She should have been a cat.”
Katie Neipris

Becky Albertalli
“Middle school is like this endless horror show. Well, maybe not endless, because it ended, but it really burns into your psyche. I don't care who you are.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Ufuoma Apoki
“I fall too easily; it gives me the chance to rise more quickly. When I feel pains in my muscles, it's only a sign that they are growing.”
Ufuoma Apoki

Katie Neipris
“After months of separation her friends still catalyzed her thoughts and challenged her opinions and wrangled with her emotions, and she was relieved to see that they still slid into the familiar patterns, the comfortable ruts of long-established personalities. It was nice but it also worried her. Could there be room for growth? How could you change around the people that knew you best, who knew you backwards and forwards and knew you so well that they defined themselves by you and you by them? How could you possibly evolve, like really evolve and become a whole person all on your own, when your own makeup was inextricably intertwined with someone else’s perception of themselves?”
Katie Neipris, The Inconvenient Process of Falling

“The phrase ‘Boys will be boys,’ reflects that a male child is expected to be unpredictable and occasionally troublesome.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Sometimes the amateur pilot must step into obnoxious levels of confidence, until the stomach adjusts to its new seat in the cockpit.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Sleeping With Enormity: The Art Of Seducing Your Dreams & Living With Passion

Julie   Murphy
“I obviously don’t know the whole story here, but good friendships are durable. They’re meant to survive the gaps and the growing pains.”
Julie Murphy, Dumplin'

Thea Harrison
“Kids these days," Dragos said quietly. "They grow up so fast."
"Supersonic fast," Pia said just as quietly.”
Thea Harrison, Liam Takes Manhattan

Kate McGahan
“You never do fully recover “You.” You will never have another relationship exactly like the one we had. You will become more for the loss of me and you will move forward into a New You. The You I helped you to become. All you can do now is to begin to create the beautiful New You that has been born from your love and from your loss.”
Kate McGahan, Only Gone From Your Sight: Jack McAfghan's Little Guide to Pet Loss and Grief