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Adult Quotes and Sayings
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The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

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As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

 

Love is staying up all night with a sick child -
or a healthy adult.
- David Frost

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.
- Michael Reagan

One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult,
but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
- George Orwell

I was taken by the romanticism of being thought of
as an adult and living in a world that was completely new to me.
I fell in love with acting then.
- Mariel Hemingway

I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult,
but I'm trying to be now, I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade.
- Kevin Mitnick

There is nothing funny about Halloween.
This sarcastic festival reflects, rather,
an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
- Jean Baudrillard

Whereas European films have traditionally been able
to go into adult relationships.
I think there's a huge audience in America for those kinds of films.
- Philip Kaufman

Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms.
We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt.
- Jennifer Dunn

I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really
tackle something in adult life that means that much to you,
then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine.
- Andrew Wiles

Once I got my driver's license everybody treated me like I was an adult.
- Candace Cameron

I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
- Johnny Depp

I am going into the adult market because they don't
care what label you are signed to or who you know.
- Luther Campbell

The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed,
the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
- Denis Diderot

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Because I'm in an adult world and I'm really working,
my age is just a number.
It's not really who I am.
- Mandy Moore

But this is a little different.
This is the adult acting.
This is a different crowd.
It's more work and more good work.
That's it.
People will have their opinion regardless.
- Shia LaBeouf

Writing for children is bloody difficult;
books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts,
and they should therefore be accorded the same respect.
- Mark Haddon

A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does,
and about two years after he thinks he does.
- Lewis B. Hershey

I see Igby as my first movie as an adult,
and it's a big deal for me because I really,
really like the film.
- Kieran Culkin

Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species
is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits
that are subject to natural and sexual selection.
- Peter R. Grant

I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example.
We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer.
The adult camp is a lot of fun.
- Wavy Gravy

They were using the dolls to project their dreams of
their own futures as adult women.
- Ruth Handler

I had never really pictured myself working in children's ministries.
I always figured I would be more comfortable with maybe
teens or adult ministries.
- Willie Aames

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult,
whereas I am merely in disguise.
- Margaret Atwood

The whole rise of new adult contemporary music and
smooth jazz was a nice surprise.
- Kenny G

Otherwise I don't read much adult poetry at all,
because I'm not smart enough and mostly I don't get it.
- Jack Prelutsky

I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility.
I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry
about choruses and hook lines.
- John Mellencamp

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself.
I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend',
and now I am happy being single.
- Penelope Cruz

Most child actors go through that.
Unless you can transition into an adult star,
your career is over.
- Morgan Brittany

I have an adult emotional life and an editing system
inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid.
- Stephen Hopkins

Just because you liked something as a youngster doesn't
mean you have to like it as an adult.
You can change your taste a little bit on the sweets and things like that.
- Mike Ditka

Cleveland is the place I grew up and lived much of my adult life,
so it will always be a part of my soul.
- Mark Edwards

An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion
and the latest novelties.
- Pope Benedict XVI

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and
a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
- John Updike

We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest,
adult way.
Boasting of glory does not make glory,
and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.
- King Hussein

I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to
determine what happens to her life and body.
- Calvin Klein

We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book:
in silence,
but imagining the sound.
- Zoltan Kodaly

Adult stem cells are also problematic,
as they are difficult to identify, purify and grow,
and simply may not exist for certain diseased tissues
that need to be replaced.
- Eliot Engel

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life,
what had been my childhood dream.
- Andrew Wiles

I had one fight in my adult life.
I had the famous '89 fight with Nicole,
which she admits that she initiated the physical part.
- O. J. Simpson

I never was really into comics as a child,
and I think if you miss the boat when you're a kid,
you don't necessarily pick up on it when you're an adult.
- Victoria Pratt

That's what everyone said attracted them to Lantana -
I call it an adult mystery,
because it's not a thriller in the sense of that other way,
but it is a mystery.
- Barbara Hershey

I was born with an adult head and a tiny body.
Like a 'Peanuts' character.
- Jon Stewart

Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being
sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult
telling you when to come home.
- Cameron Diaz

Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid,
to me there's nothing real about it;
it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece.
- Bill Griffith

I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.
- James McGreevey

The creative adult is the child who has survived.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Kerry is an adult - he thinks things through.
He learns from the present as well as the past.
To George Bush, thinking things through is for sissies.
- Richard Dreyfuss

I'm not that girl from Freaky Friday any more!
I'm a real adult.
In fact, I hate children!
I hate them all!
- Lindsay Lohan

I became an adult in an extreme way.
I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.
- Robert Smith

I also found child's play - stuff that was not considered serious,
but goofy - was the stuff I liked to do,
so I still do it as an adult.
- Matt Groening

I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain
as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me.
- Lorna Luft

I'm rather pleased with the new manuals.
I see Inform now as a gauche young adult,
having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.
- Graham Nelson

I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual,
and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy.
It's her choice.
- Jack Kevorkian

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult.
I still have a problem with authority,
I'm trying to listen!
- Nikki Sixx

Research has shown that a barren environment is much
more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals.
It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies.
- Temple Grandin

My wife and I have spent half our lives,
half our adult lives, trying to save special parts of California.
- Pete McCloskey

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health,
slow your mind, make you fat - in other words,
turn you into an adult.
- P. J. O'Rourke

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has
a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
- Thomas Szasz

What Washington needs is adult supervision.
- Barack Obama

I think exercise tests us in so many ways,
our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks.
This is the inner beauty of sports and competition,
and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
- Peggy Fleming

Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is
killing our children entertaining our adults?
- Marilyn Manson

Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young.
- Martha Beck

Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
- Nicholson Baker


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