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"For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 lbs. I say by choice because you see I have never accidentally eaten anything." - Zig Ziglar

"Liquor is such a nice substitute for facing adult life." - Dorothy B. Hughes

"The best things in life don't come in adult sizes." - Matt Bird

"I was really poor for most of my adult life." - Zoe Leonard

"All my adult life people have been helping me." - Stephen Hawking

"I've had the same breasts for my entire adult life." - Sharon Stone

"A pseudo-adult professes to know how life should be. A real adult recognizes how life is." - Alan Robert Neal

"I have lived in the United States for half of my life, my entire adult life." - Sheena Easton

"All my adult life, there was the Troubles. That was the backdrop of my life." - James Nesbitt

"... social environment in childhood affects achieved adult height, life chances, and ultimately mortality rates in adult life. (...) ... social circumstances acting in childhood do have a persisting effect on adult disease rates, in addition to influences acting in adulthood." - Michael Marmot

"I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days during their early adult life. Darkness would make them more appreciative of sight; silence would teach them the joys of sound." - Helen Keller

"So many years of preparation, for what was called adult life: was it for this?" - Hilary Mantel

"I came into adult life equipped with an essentially romantic ethic." - Joan Didion

"An adult friend of Lincoln's: "Life was to him a school." - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Don`t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don`t want to become" - Chris Hadfield

"What's important is the preparation for adult life, and the training you'll receive in your Assignment." - Lois Lowry

"Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers." - Bruce Springsteen

"I consider always the adult life to be the continuous retrieval of childhood." - Umberto Eco

"I spent most of my adult life looking for romantic love." - Daphne Zuniga

"I have never been proud of America my entire adult life." - Michelle Obama

"I feel culturally Jewish because of the way that I have lived my adult life." - Susan Jacoby

"I spent most of my adult life essentially agnostic or an atheist." - Jim Gaffigan

"The sexual life of adult women is a "dark continent" for psychology." - Sigmund Freud

"For the first half of my adult life, I was a Democrat." - Alphonso Jackson

"The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth." - Mortimer Adler

"Most of my adult life I had this towering contempt for America." - Robert Crumb

"In my adult life, people have looked at me as an oddity." - Jimmy Scott

"My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life." - Anita Diament

"The first half of life is learning to be an adult-the second half is learning to be a child." - Pablo Picasso

"The larger office, the corner space, the extra window are the teddy bears and tricycles of adult office life" - Willard Gaylin

"I never really had any friends my age. I've grown up in the adult world all my life." - Leann Rimes

"All my adult life I've been in the practice of giving advice to people who are happier than I am." - Kinky Friedman

"The intermittent depression that had shadowed him throughout his adult life was about to envelop him once again." - Erik Larson

"I've been vegetarian for virtually all of my adult life, and I do adopt a very strict health regime." - Kate Omara

"I have spent the better part of my adult life standing up and fighting for working families." - Bernie Sanders

"Mike Bloomberg may be a Republican these days. But he has been a Democrat for most of his adult life." - Randi Weingarten

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

"I do think kids should be kids. You have the rest of your life to be an adult." - Janet Jackson

"I've been a spy for almost all of my adult life - I don't like being in the spotlight." - Edward Snowden

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

"I have been very lucky for most of my adult life to be working as an actor." - Josh Hopkins

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

"Every child I know who overcame long odds and grew into a responsible adult can point to an adult who stepped into his or her life as a FRIEND, a MENTOR, and a GUIDE." - S Truett Cathy

"I think it's hard for everyone to find their way as an adult and to match up their expectations from their youth to what their adult life looks like." - Liz W. Garcia

"Teenage life - possibly adult life too is all about what you want and can't have. And then about what you receive and misuse." - Jonathan Lethem

"Teenage life - possibly adult life too is all about what you want and ca' have. And then about what you receive and misuse." - Jonathan Lethem

"Therefore, all my adult life, since I began my life as an author, or as a teacher, I always try to listen to the victim." - Elie Wiesel

"You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired." - Robert Breault

"The more intelligent and competent a woman is in her adult life, the less likely she is to have received an adequate amount of romantic attention in adolescence." - Susan Jacoby

"Morrissey was my Mrs. Garrett, the house mother from the Facts of Life, a soothing adult figure giving me words of wisdom." - Rob Sheffield

"Her life was monotonous, but it kept her out of trouble. . . . This, her father would say, was called being an adult." - Sarah Addison Allen

"I had incorrectly, for all of my adult life until 2008, believed the biggest voting myth that exists - that ex-felons cannot vote." - 2 Chainz

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

"I'm a grinder....I've never taken more than a week off in my adult life. I truly believe work is a virtue, it gives you purpose." - Jeb Bush

"In my adult life I've understood that if I put an enormous amount of love and honesty into something, usually that shows in the end." - Tom Ford

"I'm prepared to take advice on leisure from Prince Philip. He's a world expert on leisure. He's been practicing it for most of his adult life." - Neil Kinnock

"Such a bad mistake it would be, to embark on marriage and adult life without a nice supply of duct tape." - Nancy Werlin

"By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun." - Katherine Mansfield

"Remember that, however patient your study, you will never in adult life learn any language perfectly; the best you can hope for is to be a bore." - Evelyn Waugh

"As I said, I spent most of my adult life thinking I didn't have a vote, and therefore that what I thought didn't matter." - 2 Chainz

"All my adult life I have been searching for the right adjective to describe my father's peculiarly aggressive comic style. I recently settled on 'defamatory." - Martin Amis

"There happen to be whole large parts of adult American life that nobody talks about in commencement speeches. One such part involves boredom, routine, and petty frustration." - David Foster Wallace

"I have never gone to a doctor in my adult life, feeling instinctively that doctors meant either cutting or, just as bad, diet." - Carson Mccullers

"Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death." - Stephen Mitchell

"Because time moves more slowly in Kid World ... it goes on for decades ... It is adult life that is over in a twinkling." - Bill Bryson

"[A young adult novel] ends not with happily ever after, but at a new beginning, with the sense of a lot of life yet to be lived." - Richard Peck

"For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." - Michel'le

"Being a shy child, I always longed for a mask. Even in my adult life, I have glasses, they are my mask." - Edwidge Danticat

"I understand that I have become a liability to the very institutions and policies to which I have dedicated my career and, indeed, my entire adult life." - John Kitzhaber

"Your waking adult life is going to be spent in what you do professionally, so you'd better like the journey and not just aim for the destination." - Darren Hardy

"[Hillary Clinton] telling the enemy everything you want to do. No wonder you've been fighting - no wonder you've been fighting ISIS your entire adult life." - Donald Trump

"My wife's French. I mean I speak a bit of French but I've lived amongst French, you know, most of my adult life." - Ewan Mcgregor

"I think I always had joie de vivre. But I had pretty bad self-esteem growing up and much of my adult life." - Geena Davis

"You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired." - Robert Brault

"A man who has spent most of his adult life trying out a series of patent medicines is always an optimist." - P G Wodehouse

"I have never spent a day in my adult life where I didn't learn something, and if there is a born-again quality to me, that's it." - Peter Jennings

"I spent my adult life as a scientist, and science is, essentially, the most successful approach we have to try and understand the vast mysteries around." - David Eagleman

"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

"As I said, I spent most of my adult life thinking I didn't have a vote, and therefore that what I thought didn't matter." - Two Chainz

"I had incorrectly, for all of my adult life until 2008, believed the biggest voting myth that exists - that ex-felons cannot vote." - Two Chainz

"I think modelling was like the university of life, really. You get to travel but you get thrown into this adult world, which is kind of quite scary." - Agyness Deyn

"I was a wrestler. I played football, lacrosse. After high school, I got into jujitsu. I boxed my whole adult life." - Frank Grillo

"All my adult life I have been searching for the right adjective to describe my father's peculiarly aggressive comic style. I recently settled on 'defamatory.'" - Martin Amis

"For the better part of my adult life, I proudly avoided nerd/nimrod/goober status. I was always just cool enough." - Steve Carell

"When I'm on stage, I get real happy there. Maybe that's the only time in my adult life I feel like myself." - Dave Chappelle

"I love music. But I've never owned a TV in my adult life, and I've never lived in a place with a television." - Donna Leon

"I thought of myself as kind of an anarchist all my whole adult life, from the days when I was 15 or 16." - Mark Leyner

"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

"As a standup comedian, I've worked almost every New Year's Eve of my adult life. It's the best-paying night of the year." - Elayne Boosler

"Our adult personality is a mirror image of who we were in the last stage of our life in our previous incarnation." - Frederick Lenz

"If you act like an adult when you're a kid you can afford to act like a kid the rest of your life." - Walt Disney

"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

"All my adult life, if I didn't have several hours a day to sit in a room by myself, I would get antsy and irritable." - Salman Rushdie

"I've had nonstop financial problems my whole adult life. It's always been a constant balance, year to year: 'Where's the time? Where's the money?'" - Lorrie Moore

"Being born and raised as a Californian, I somewhat ignorantly had taken for granted the diversity and liberal mindset that shaped my childhood and adult life." - Carre Otis

"Not one day of my mother's adult life passed without some critical demand on her maternal role, without some urgent response from her." - Rosemary Mahoney

"The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery." - Erik Erikson

"I don't need adult supervision." - Pat Paulsen

"Many of the things that I have written on have focused, at least a big part of the story, on adolescents. I think that in that period of life, so much happens, and it's the period of life where you're forming into an adult. In certain ways, you're already an adult and in certain ways you're still a kid." - Jason Katimis

"Many of the things that I have written on have focused, at least a big part of the story, on adolescents. I think that in that period of life, so much happens, and it's the period of life where you're forming into an adult. In certain ways, you're already an adult and in certain ways you're still a kid." - Jason Katims

"If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox." - Barry Lopez

"In the old days, you became an adult when suddenly your life went from learning to doing the same thing for the rest of your life, but today you can't afford to do that." - Joichi Ito

"I spent most of my adult life as someone's mother and the rest of my life trying to make sure that children are safe. So this to me is - we wrote Hell Is For Children in 1979." - Pat Benatar

"Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life.... Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world." - Gaston Bachelard

"We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult women is a 'dark continent' for psychology." - Sigmund Freud

"I feel like a young adult. In high school I never felt like my professional life and my personal life were at odds, because my job has never been to be a role model for young women or teenagers." - Tavi Gevinson

"We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction: after all, the sexual life of adult women is a 'dark continent' for psychology." - Sigmund Freud

"I've been an exercise maniac most of my adult life, running marathons and triathlons, doing that as a regular way of life. I ran eight miles a day, every day for 29 years." - Wayne Dyer

"I've been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that's the reality of playing in the NFL." - Peyton Manning

"I've had a family my entire adult life; I started raising kids when I was 21. I suspect that being part of a family has probably informed my life as a writer as much as anything else has." - Amy Bloom

"I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death." - Stella Young

"Every adult should be able to make as many effective decisions without fear or favor about as many aspects of her or his life as is compatible with the like freedom of every other adult. That belief is the original and only defensible meaning of liberalism." - Judith N. Shklar

"He wove those three threads into a talk ranging from annually spending a week at Halloween as a child collecting candy to giving candy to hundreds of children at Halloween as an adult; from childhood assistance he received from adults, particularly after his parents divorced, to saying I challenge you to be a caring adult in someone's life ... Great times call forth great leaders." - Thomas Jefferson

"We know that the adult in a certain sense has an attitude toward life exactly opposite to the attitude of commercials. Commercials say, 'Your longing for 3.2 beer is very important. Your longing for skin that doesn't have any wrinkles in it, that's very, very, very important.' The adult says, 'No, I've got wrinkles, so what?'" - Robert Bly

"I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without these, life is endless, hopeless, doomed and damned. Adult. You have become adult." - Harlan Ellison

"In the ambiguity and shifting playing field of adult life, I often wish I could just fill in a dot and have someone say "Yes" and hand me a chicken leg, or "No" and slap me with an old fish." - Rob Delaney

"In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship." - David Foster Wallace

"I've always been interested in people who aren't from anywhere in particular. I think it's all melting. This has been true for as long as I can remember in my adult life." - William Gibson

"From life, from the apple cut by the flaming knife, what grain will be saved? My son, believe me, nothing remains, Only adult toil, the furrow of fate in the palm. Only toil, Nothing more." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Fashions change, and with the new psychoanalytical perspective of the postwar period [WWII], child rearing became enshrined as thespecial responsibility of mothersany shortcoming in adult life was now seen as rooted in the failure of mothering during childhood." - Sylvia Ann Hewlett

"When will we learn that childhood is in a great sense not simply a preparation for adult life but a thing unique and complete in itself-a masterpiece of God." - Carl Schmitt

"I have inquired for most of my adult life about studies that might show that the death penalty is a deterrent. And I have not seen any research that would substantiate that point." - Janet Reno

"My adult life has been a patchwork of projects, most of which were fleeting fancies of overreaching vision. I tend to seize on things, only to abandon them due to a lack of time, talent or inclination." - Susan Wiggs

"Every adult life could be said to be defined by two great love stories: the story of our quest for sexual love and the story of our quest for love from the world." - Alain De Botton

"To be a child means to owe one's existence to another, and even in our adult life we never quite reach the point where we no longer have to give thanks for being the person we are." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"The truly adult view [...] is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it. And we can make it very wonderful indeed." - Richard Dawkins

"The protagonist of folktale is always, and intensely, a young person moving through ordeals into adult life. . . . and this is why there are no wicked stepchildren in the tales." - Jill Paton Walsh

"I always think that I'm still this 13-year old boy that does' really know how to be an adult, pretending to live my life, taking notes for when I"ll really have to do it." - Richard Linklater

"I didn't realize then that so much of being adult is reconciling ourselves with the awkwardness and strangeness of our own feelings. Youth is the time of life lived for some imaginary audience" - Douglas Coupland

"I found a 1992 New York Times article:Bill Clinton playing golf at a club that he played at all of his adult life as governor, that didn't allow black membership! I guarantee most Americans don't know that." - Sean Hannity

"I have spent almost my entire adult life fighting to defend the religious liberty of every American to follow his or her faith and live according to his conscience." - Ted Cruz

"Life has meaning and we grown-ups know what it is is the universal lie that everyone is supposed to believe. Once you become an adult and you realize that's not true, it's too late." - Muriel Barbery

"I have been an atheist my entire adult life. I do not proselytize, however. Nor do I question the faith of others. I just don't want to be obliged to accept someone else's faith as a factor in my government." - Jack Germond

"I have come to believe that in order to thrive, a child must have at least one adult in her life who shows her unconditional love, respect, and confidence." - Sonia Sotomayor

"If you're 29, there has been no global warming for your entire adult life. If you're graduating high school, there has been no global warming since you entered first grade. There has been no global warming this century. None" - Mark Steyn

"Smoking is, if not my life, then at least my hobby. I love to smoke. Smoking is fun. Smoking is cool. Smoking is, as far as I am concerned, the entire point of being an adult." - Fran Lebowitz

"I always think that I'm still this 13-year old boy that doesn't really know how to be an adult, pretending to live my life, taking notes for when I'll really have to do it." - Richard Linklater

"If you never allow your children to exceed what they can do, how are they ever going to manage adult life - where a lot of it is managing more than you thought you could manage?" - Ellen Galinsky

"The sum and substance of education is the right training that effectually leads the soul of the child at play on to the love of the calling in its adult life." - Rebecca Goldstein

"I've spent my entire adult life teaching at colleges of various kinds, all of them very different from Yale, and I have a fairly cynical perspective on what elite institutions - and the privileges they embody - represent in America." - Jess Row

"It's a little bit annoying, because it feels like everybody's taking the power away from you. Everybody's taking your adult life away from you. On one level, I used to resent it." - Mara Wilson

"As a young adult, I began to read widely in history, philosophy, and religion - including the Bible. I began to feel that a purely secular view of life was incomplete and that the universe was a fundamentally spiritual place." - Mike Berenstain

"From life, from the apple cut by the flaming knife, what grain will be saved? My son, believe me, nothing remains, Only adult toil, the furrow of fate in the palm. Only toil, Nothing more." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." - Michelle Obama

"There's no switch inside you that magically flips when you turn a certain age or graduate from some institution. You start being an adult when you decide to take responsibility for your life. You can do that at any age." - Paul Graham

"I've been an athlete all my life. I was a competitive figure skater, and then when I realized skating was not an adult sport I took up tennis and played that quite seriously from the time I was about 18." - Condoleezza Rice

"Diet-related illnesses are causing nearly as many deaths as tobacco-related illnesses, not to mention the impact on quality of life when you start to develop adult-onset diabetes as a child, or all these other diet-related illnesses." - Anna Lappe

"Now, I meant to talk about something else earlier on, and I've forgotten what it was. I've remembered what it is again, but I've also forgotten. And that's really what adult life is like most of the time." - Dylan Moran

"Fashion has always been in my life, thanks to my mother and my aunt growing up. I think as I became an adult, my style evolved, and my love of fashion evolved even more." - Olivia Palermo

"There are very few times in creation in your life. One time is when you become an adult, one time is when your parents die, and the other time is when you are very old." - Christian Boltanski



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