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Growing Close Quotes


"I'm very close to my parents and we built a sailboat together when I was growing up. We're partners." - Rex Smith

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy." - William Wordsworth

"Somehow, we have to get older people back close to growing children if we are to restore a sense of community, acquire knowledge of the past, and provide a sense of the future." - Margaret Mead

"Devotion has its own strange ways. It is not something rational, logical, something that can be explained to you. But it is something, if you go on growing from a student into a disciple, from a disciple into a devotee, and you come so close to the master that there is no distinction at all." - Rajneesh

"Some authority on parenting once said, "Hold them very close and then let them go." This is the hardest truth for a father to learn: that his children are continuously growing up and moving away from him (until, of course, they move back in)." - Bill Cosby

"My mother's people, the people who captured my imagination when I was growing up, were of the Deep South - emotional, changeable, touched with charisma and given to histrionic flourishes. They were courageous under tension and unexpectedly tough beneath their wild eccentricities, for they had and unusually close working agreement with God. They also had an unusually high quota of bullshit." - Willie Morris

"We have a cancer within, close to the presidency, that's growing." - John Dean

"Live close, visit often." - Mae West

"Growing older is mandatory, but growing up is optional." - Heather Brewer

"Everything pays for growing tame." - Maxine Kumin

"Here's to Never Growing up" - Avril Lavigne

"If you are still alive when you read this, close your eyes. I am under their lids, growing black." - Bill Knott

"I had a very close relationship with another kid when I was growing up. I was his imaginary friend." - Emo Philips

"My dad is extremely successful, so I've seen the money and luxury growing up. I'm nowhere close to his stature." - Ram Kapoor

"Being close ain't good enough." - Chris Paul

"Dave! Relax! Close your buttcheeks!" - Dave Chappelle

"The close-up says everything." - Marlon Brando

"Nothing else even comes close." - Richard Branson

"Growing is the result of learning." - Malcolm X

"I keep learning, listening, growing and experimenting." - John Legend

"Nothing can expand without it growing" - Mike Parry

"Anything that is not growing is dead." - Lauryn Hill

"But I'm warning you, we're growing up." - Brandi Carlile

"We are happy when we are growing." - Gretchen Rubin

"That world is growing in this minute." - Buenaventura Durruti

"Growing old beats the alternative - dying young." - Regina Brett

"I was very close with my mother growing up. I have four older sisters who were an important part of my life. And I've been very close to all the women I've dated. I feel most comfortable around women." - Jamie Johnson

"Only ideas keep ideas flowing. When we close our minds to what is new, simply because we decide not to bother with it, we close our minds to our responsibility to ourselves - and to others - to keep on growing." - Joan D. Chittister

"As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country, we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year, close to 5,000 support staff and faculty." - Jon Porter

"I love movin'. I was observant growing up, watching Michael Jackson and John Travolta. I'd close my eyes, see the moves." - Jon Heder

"Holding back is so close to stealing." - Neil Young

"Close your eyes and you will see." - Joseph Joubert

"If timing ain't everything, it's damn close" - Tom Peters

"My life closed twice before its close" - Emily Dickinson

"Keep friends close but keep enemies closer." - Jane Addams

"Slow people are just paying close attention." - Nancy Farmer

"Close your legs to married men!" - Nene Leakes

"Suffering brings me so close to God." - Ram Dass

"Even with the best intentions, growing apart might just be an inevitable part of growing up." - Megan Mccafferty

"As close as you are to God, so close is God to you." - Sathya Sai Baba

"One pleasure attached to growing older is that many things seem to be growing younger; growing fresher and more lively than we once supposed them to be." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"O the green things growing, the green things growing, The faint sweet smell of the green things growing! I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve, Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Never a daisy grows, but a mystery guideth the growing." - Richard Realf

"Thinking is growth; we cannot think without growing." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Top Gun was one of my favorite movies growing up." - Stephen Colletti

"Growing up is loving what you can afford to." - Babs Deal

"I see enormous loves growing immense and finally crushing me." - Anais Nin

"We're not happy unless we feel like we're growing." - Tony Robbins

"Addiction is a symptom of not growing up." - C.C. DeVille

"Sin happens whenever we refuse to keep growing." - Richard Rohr

"I don't see what the point is in growing up." - Robert Plant

"God is growing bitter, He envies man his mortality." - Jacques Rigaut

"You are either green and growing, or ripe and rotting." - Frosty Westering

"Marijuana may not be addictive, but growing it is." - Ed Rosenthal

"The process of growing and learning always involves risk." - Nido R Qubein

"Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it." - Kim Harrison

"Never complain about growing old... Some never have the privilege." - Mark Hart

"You don't grow old. You get old by not growing." - E Stanley Jones

"Growing old is something you do if you're lucky." - Groucho Marx

"A growing nation is the greatest ponzi game ever contrived." - Paul Samuelson

"I sang a lot growing up; I always loved music." - Brian d'Arcy James

"Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing." - John C Maxwell

"Just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Just growing up in general is hard." - Justin Bieber

"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." - Ronnie Wood

"The stuff that I'm saying, they're not really traditional, structured jokes. It's not like I'm talking about growing up in Chicago or anything remotely close to that. It's basically me juggling words and concepts and phrases and being stupid." - Reggie Watts

"For youthful faults ripe virtues shall atone. William Wordsworth, Artegal and Elidure (1815) Fleaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing boy." - William Wordsworth

"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

"I am the youngest of four children - three boys and one girl. I don't think becoming an actor had anything to do with seeking attention, though. My relationship with my siblings when I was growing up was close and playful." - David Harewood

"When I was a little girl, my grandfather, who I was very close to, used to grow yellow roses. He had yellow roses growing all the way up his drive." - Natalie Dormer

"Growing up, I had a very normal relationship with my brother and sister. But, over time, they became my best friends, and now I hang out with them all the time. I'm very close with them." - Logan Lerman

"Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe." - Walt Disney

"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

"It is my goal to learn as much about the people I'm surrounded by. I am slowly widening who I am close with, and at the same time, growing further away from others." - Josh Schwartz

"Growing up in Harlem, I had the chance to practice with a Negro League team. At fifteen, I was over six feet tall and a fair athlete, but my skills didn't come close to some of the players I saw." - Walter Dean Myers

"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

"I wish that every child could have growing space because I think children are a little like plants. If they grow too close together, they become thin and sickly and never obtain maximum growth. We need room to grow." - Peace Pilgrim

"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

"Religion is "so absurd that it comes close to imbecility."" - H L Mencken

"No barber shaves so close but another finds worke." - George Herbert

"Indifference to the fine arts comes close to barbarism." - Karl Friedrich Schinkel

"We cannot close our ears; we have no ear lids!" - R. Murray Schafer

"We know that we are close to making history." - Lionel Messi

"More important than a clean house is a close family." - Ann Voskamp

"The nonsense that charms is close to sense." - Mason Cooley

"When someone is close by, you just know it." - James Dashner

"Close up your head; your brain is getting loose." - Catherynne M Valente

"If you zoom close-if you get really close to someone, if you really get close to yourself-then you lose the other person, you lose yourself entirely. You get so close you can't see anything anymore." - David Levithan

"If you over-plan, you close the door on possibilities." - Patti Smith

"The novelty we want is always close to the familiar." - Mason Cooley

"Close the playand keep the store open nights." - George S Patton

"Plants don't close from poor workmanship, but from poor management." - W Edwards Deming

"Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health." - Ishmael

"Simple life and peaceful mind are very close friends!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Politicians are the close relatives of the Devil." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Suspect too much sweet talk but never close your mind." - Seamus Heaney

"I just close my eyes and think of Placido Domingo." - Birgit Nilsson

"Any time you're near a kangaroo, it's a close call." - Jerry O'Connell

"I leave my circle tight in keep my family close." - Meek Mill

"It's hard to look at things that are too close." - Carrie Underwood

"Pay close attention to any flame of enthusiasm." - Gretchen Rubin

"Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there." - Rumi

"Close both eyes to see with the other eye." - Rumi

"Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism." - Dino Buzzati

"Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day." - John Milton

"Stay close to the young... and a little rubs off." - Alan Jay Lerner

"Close beside my knowledge lies my black ignorance." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When someone close to you dies, move seats." - Jimmy Carr

"Closure isn't closure until someone's ready to close the door." - Jonathan Maberry

"Friends share secrets. That's what keeps us close." - Sara Shepard

"A crisis is a close encounter of the third kind." - Guy Finley

"How did you get here? Close your eyes . . . and surrender!" - Rumi

"Poor Wales. So far from Heaven, so close to England." - Sharon Kay Penman

"Yes, if you're looking for infinity, just close your eyes!" - Milan Kundera

"Close the language-door, and open the love-window" - Rumi

"Close your outer eyes and open your inner eyes." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Sausage making and policy-making shouldn't be seen close-up." - Donald Rumsfeld

"I am interested in the complicated choreography of close relationships." - Torill Kove

"I get very close to people when I'm shooting them." - Abigail Disney

"This is the season for families. Hold yours close." - Celine Dion

"Keep their friends close and their enemies closer." - Sun Tzu

"Close your eyes, they'll never see your vision" - Tyga

"You are so close, and I can't reach you." - David Levithan

"Everything's uglier close up," she said. "Not you," I answered." - John Green

"A crisis is a close encounter of the truthful kind." - Guy Finley

"The death of our close friends and relatives proves that how close the death is to us!" - Javad Alizadeh

"Be close tot he poor, the needy, to touch in their flesh the flesh of Jesus. Be close, please" - Pope Francis

"I close my eyes and I can see a better day. I close my eyes and pray" - Justin Bieber

"When I was growing up, I grew up in church-my father was a pastor-so when I was growing up in Trinidad, I'd close all the windows in the church and go in the church every day after school and get a little microphone and pretend all these people were in the pews, and I would sing to them." - Heather Headley

"I can tell you, Massachusetts, fastest growing sector of our economy is clean energy and energy efficiency companies. And they're growing faster than any other sector." - John F Kerry

"Sexual awareness is american-reunion-jason-biggs-eugene-levy-seann-william-scottpart of growing up. When you're growing up, you can't get away from sex." - Jennifer Coolidge

"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

"Getting old is horrible, but it is interesting . . . one of the things I've realized is that growing old is compulsory, but growing up is optional." - Sebastian Horsley

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." - Jack Welch

"Our growing thought Makes growing revelation." - George Eliot

"Growing old is not growing up." - Douglas Horton

"so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep." - Pablo Neruda

"If I'm a character, it's a biographical movie. My character is as close to me as possible. As close to being myself as possible. So my character, J. Cole, is very close to Jermaine Cole." - J Cole

"Close, close all night the lovers keep. They turn together in their sleep, Close as two pages in a book that read each other in the dark. Each knows all the other knows, learned by heart from head to toes." - Elizabeth Bishop

"I always call my cousin because we're so close. We're almost like sisters, and we're also close because our mom's are sisters." - Britney Spears

"If you don't think you're close-minded for not believing in Zeus, then please don't accuse atheists of being close-minded for not believing in your god." - Greta Christina

"Both of them are close to how I'd envisioned them. In Ico's case the design and in SotC's the visual look were very close to what I'd imagined." - Fumito Ueda

"Children need close friends to help them grow up, to discover things about themselves and about life. They also need close friends to keep them sane" - Cecelia Ahern

"No one does. No one really knows how to be happy. You just get close, sometimes. That's all I want - just to be close." - Robert Jackson Bennett

"Start close in, do' take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you do' want to take." - David Whyte

"Mattia thought that he and Alice were like that, twin primes, alone and lost, close but not close enough to really touch each other." - Paolo Giordano

"Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can't understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?" - Nancy Garden

"Life will be lengthened while growing, for Thought is the measure of life." - Charles Godfrey Leland

"In a moment the ashes are made, but a forest is a long time growing." - Seneca the Younger

"All these years I've been feeling like I was growing into myself. Finally, I feel grown." - Oprah Winfrey

"Growing up, I had an insane crush on Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys." - Erin O'Connor



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