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Kids Growing Up Quotes


"I've grown up with kids watching me and as they're growing up, I'm growing up." - Amanda Bynes

"Growing up, I thought I'd have at least five kids." - Minnie Driver

"...we're just kids growing up on an island, doing bad things in pretty places." - Kaui Hart Hemmings

"...we"re just kids growing up on an island, doing bad things in pretty places." - Kaui Hart Hemmings

"Kids arent growing up with a sense of television as the aspirational place for their ideas." - Kevin Spacey

"I feel kind of sorry for those kids who just play one sport growing up." - Darin Erstad

"These younger kids - I think growing up with social media, they're just savvy." - John Stamos

"I just didn't work that much while the kids were growing up." - Jill Clayburgh

"I don't want my kids growing up believing that there is nothing destructive in the world." - Chuck Connors

"Kids aren't growing up with a sense of television as the aspirational place for their ideas." - Kevin Spacey

"I was the one in charge of the kids growing up." - Robert Rodriguez

"I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up." - Tina Turner

"My kids have a competitive drive I never had growing up." - Damon Wayans

"When we were kids growing up in Liverpool, all we ever wanted to be was Elvis Presley." - Paul Mccartney

"When I was growing up I never babysat. I was considered to 'punk rock' to be trusted with kids." - Angelina Jolie

"I don't think many kids question their surroundings. Everything seems so permanent and inevitable growing up, even chaos." - Leigh Newman

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing." - Phyllis Diller

"I never played a musical instrument growing up but I knew kids who did and took it very seriously." - Kevin James

"I was a fat girl growing up and had to change schools because kids were so mean." - Sara Bareilles

"Acting for kids is like playing house, you know? But growing up in Hollywood, it just made it seem possible." - Jennifer Jason Leigh

"I didn't have a father when I was growing up, and I vowed to be there with my kids." - Kenyon Martin

"I paid for my name a lot when I was growing up because other kids teased me." - Karin Slaughter

"My kids are growing up and it's hard to accept they are their own person and they're independent." - Ray Romano

"When I was growing up, I wanted to adopt, because I was aware there were kids that didn't have parents." - Angelina Jolie

"I mostly played 'Pac-Man', but I played 'The Sims' with my kids when they were growing up." - Lea Thompson

"Growing up, I absolutely loved skateboarding and dirt bike riding with my brother and the neighborhood kids." - Daniella Monet

"I'm totally growing up." - Kim Kardashian

"I'm Christian. Growing up in Ethiopia, it's half-Christian and half-Muslim. You grow up with Muslim kids. I'm very much aware of their religion." - Liya Kebede

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

"I worry about my kids growing up and how the world might hurt them. But at the same time, I absolutely do not worry about them growing up - because they have great values and a great sense of self." - Reese Witherspoon

"There's absolutely no sort of acknowledgment or reward for this - except for the intangible of my kids growing up to be wonderful people." - Jodie Foster

"When I was growing up, kids used to talk about snitching. It never extended as a cultural norm outside of the gangsters," - Geoffrey Canada

"I definitely think that movies have the possibility to be something positive, and are really becoming teaching tools for a lot of kids growing up." - Larisa Oleynik

"Look forward to the wonderment of growing up, raising a family and driving by the gas station where the popular kids now work." - Tim Dorsey

"I talk about role models a lot and wanting to be a role model for kids around me because I didn't have that growing up." - Kristin Armstrong

"Growing up poor, I never missed out on anything. My parents did a beautiful job of not making me feel like I was lesser than any other kids." - Mila Kunis

"Kids don't fight in minor hockey anymore. There's very few fights in junior and college hockey. So growing up, all these guys are not fighting." - Wayne Gretzky

"The kids I knew growing up who worked on bikes all loved the smell of gas. It is the liquid agent for speed." - Rachel Kushner

"If fathers aren't growing up, I would challenge them to want to be a father that is present in the home, so that their kids have that identity." - Benjamin Watson

"When I was growing up, kids used to talk about snitching... It never extended as a cultural norm outside of the gangsters." - Geoffrey Canada

"I was the youngest of six kids, so yeah, feeding myself was important, but it's not like I was obsessed with food growing up." - Jim Gaffigan

"The kids growing up is a separate strand to your life. However bad a day you've had, that's the most important thing, and you have to remember that." - Michael Palin

"I'd never had money growing up, and it's never been that important to me, except maybe to take our kids on a nice vacation or something like that." - Harlan Coben

"The kids growing up in the apartheid era were so restricted and angry - if they spoke out against it, they were thrown in jail." - Malik Bendjelloul

"I write about kids growing up, I write a lot about schools and parents, and all of my experiences with those things have been suburban experiences." - Tom Perrotta

"I don't think that growing up in the entertainment industry is the healthiest place for kids. The track record kind of shows that." - Kirk Cameron

"Working 14 hours a day until you're 55 and missing your kids growing up is not what I would consider a recipe for happiness." - Robert Harris

"We always had our own vegetables growing up and now I'm doing it with my kids at our house in the country." - Stella Mccartney

"I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes." - Alice Hoffman

"I had a lot of coaches growing up that were very hard on the kids in the name of building character, but it could have the opposite effect on kids." - Steve Carell

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

"Growing up with the runs." - Bill Allred

"I spoke Franglais growing up." - Alison Moyet

"The way I survived growing up in Jersey City was by being funny. It wasn't by being tough. Nobody thought of me as a tough kid, except for the kids I beat up." - Michelle Rodriguez

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

"Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional." - Bob Monkhouse

"Stop worrying about growing old. And think about growing up." - Philip Roth

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." - Chili Davis

"The trick is growing up without growing old." - Casey Stengel

"I think we can provide better stories through providing mentors, and certainly part of my story is providing mentors to kids growing up without dads. I think positive male role models go a long way in terms of rescuing kids from a life of trouble.I think positive male role models go a long way in terms of rescuing kids from a life of trouble." - Donald Miller

"You remember when you were a kid growing up, and believed in Santa Claus? There's not much difference between Santa Claus and me today, you know. We're two overweight lovable guys that kids really enjoy." - Bobby Knight

"When we were visiting New York City, I took my kids to the same playground where I went growing up. It was fun to feel that connection of having gone there as a kid and being there as a parent." - Ben Stiller

"I think that, especially as the kids are growing up, they have so much stuff going on in their own lives, they don't really know how much they're looking at their mom as the big problem" - Brie Larson

"I think so much of what informs us as performers is what we had to endure as kids growing up. I was the youngest in my family. I always got a lot of attention." - Sandra Bernhard

"Some of what makes growing up hard for famous kids is that they don't have room to do immature stuff. I was really happy that I could go to school and hang out behind the alley and be somewhat irresponsible." - Tavi Gevinson

"Growing up there are always those kids who are only happy when they are making someone else upset. That is unfortunately just how some people are. Some people are just born with bad wiring." - Patton Oswalt

"I was growing up in the suburbs; I was one of eight kids. So I did have a community when I was younger, but all of my brothers and sisters were older." - Ryan Mcginley

"When we were growing up, we were so poor that our heritage was the only thing we had. Mama would say, 'Kids, pour more water in the soup. Better days are coming.'" - Ashley Judd

"It was a hard name having growing up as a child. Some kids would call me names like "Birbiglebug" and "Birbibliography" and "Faggot". Some were more clever than others." - Mike Birbiglia

"When I was growing up in New York, we were the anomaly. Our family stayed, but back then families didn't stay. Once you had a second kid, you immediately left, so the kids could run around outside." - Mike D

"I think it's very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they're growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual." - Melinda Gates

"Single parent situations drive poverty and often lead to unsupervised kids. Many boys growing up without fathers often feel angry and abandoned. Thus, they seek comfort in all the wrong places." - Bill Oreilly

"Growing up in a multicultural family, I never really felt that I was different - even though I was from most of the kids in my school. Especially with music, I try to just approach it as an equal." - Priscilla Ahn

"Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature." - Michael P Anderson

"I'm used to being around kids. Even when I was growing up in London, I had an older sister, I had a younger sister that I used to look after from time to time." - David Beckham

"You don't need to come from poverty to say growing up is tough. You can have everything in the world going for you and still feel the same loneliness and the same problems that a lot of kids have." - Justin Chatwin

"Brooklyn, when I was growing up, was awesome. It was stoopball and stickball - a lot of kids... the baby boom generation were all in the area. It was just a really great place." - Jerry Doyle

"Growing up in Hollywood meant there were a lot of film stars' kids at my school - but no conspicuous wealth. It wasn't cool to show off that you had money." - Zooey Deschanel

"'The Simpsons' was about children and married parents; 'Futurama' is about people in between; they're growing up and haven't settled down. Every other cartoon show seemed to be, you know, dumb dad, bratty kids." - Matt Groening

"I think we need to do as much as we can to give back to these young kids growing up. I think we've done a pretty decent job so far." - Mario Lemieux

"Mafia guys are all just insecure people who want their money. They're like little seven-year old kids when they don't get their way. I knew guys like that growing up in New Jersey." - Ray Liotta

"The problem with growing up in a cafe was the cafe never closed, my parents worked every day of the year from morning to night. So it was a big menagerie of kids, business and cooking!" - Anthony Minghella

"You know, growing up, I lived in a neighborhood in Long Island where there was basically one black family. And I remember hearing all the parents and the kids in the neighborhood say racist things about this family." - Lorraine Bracco

"Growing up, there are always those kids who are only happy when they are making someone else upset. That is unfortunately just how some people are. And their parents were fine. Some people are just born with bad wiring." - Patton Oswalt

"I think kids growing up, if they were picked on and feeling inferior at 12, they're going to feel that way at 72. You just deal with it better. I'm serious." - Sylvester Stallone

"Growing up, we had 30, 40, 50 people coming through the house some Thanksgivings. Sometimes there was a kids' table; other times, the plate was just sitting on your lap. You get in where you fit in at that house." - Michael Strahan

"I used to get made fun of a lot for being a male dancer, especially growing up in Boston. Kids are terrible, they don't realize how heavy words can be." - Kenny Wormald

"When we were growing up, all of us kids were vegetarians. No one had asked me to stop eating meat - I just noticed everyone else around me had stopped, so I followed the crew." - Janet Jackson

"I mean, like a lot of kids growing up in the early seventies, I was fed Dr. Kissinger with my Fruit Loops. He was the Dr. Ruth of American foreign policy, and the model statesman." - Eugene Jarecki

"For kids growing up now, there's no difference watching 'Avatar' on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching 'Game of Thrones' on their computer. It's all content. It's just story." - Kevin Spacey

"When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city. Parents worked all the time. They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I'm a kid too and am growing up with them. The things they're interested in tend to really influence me." - Reese Witherspoon

"Growing up in Canada, most kids from Canada dream of playing in the NHL, and they also hope one day to be on a Stanley Cup team. That was a big goal." - Bobby Orr

"The kids are really smart. They are sharp and they're not yet bent over by the system. I think there's a wonderful intelligence in today's youth, and it's a part of growing up." - Tobe Hooper

"Our kids are growing up with more privilege than we had; that's true for most of my friends in L.A. I don't know any actor who grew up with any particular privilege, so everyone wrestles with this. And I think, a lot of times, it's about being patient with your kids." - Matt Damon

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

"I'm growing older, but not up." - Jimmy Buffett

"Growing up takes longer than you think." - Lauren Bacall

"Don't waste your youth growing up." - Pablo Picasso

"I felt like a dork growing up." - Christina Milian

"I loved scary movies growing up." - Katie Featherston

"I was a super tomboy growing up." - Britt Robertson

"I was a competitive guy growing up." - Mark Sanchez

"I didn't have any pets growing up." - Ben Barnes

"I took tap classes growing up." - Jon M Chu

"My dad never explained anything growing up." - Tom Douglas

"Growing up Catholic has been a gift." - Moira Kelly

"I had a lovely time growing up." - Michael Kiwanuka

"Growing up, we had folk records." - Alison Krauss

"I loved 'Roger Rabbit' growing up." - Stephanie Leonidas

"Growing up, I always wanted to sing." - Damian Mcginty

"Growing up, I was prone to anxiety." - Jane Mcgonigal

"I was not funny growing up." - Tim Meadows

"I had plenty of vices growing up." - Orlando Bloom

"Growing up in London was the best." - Rita Ora

"Growing up I didn't watch movies." - Denzel Washington

"I was a handful growing up." - Olivia Wilde

"I loved growing up in Tulsa." - Bill Hader

"Growing up, I loved Bill Cosby." - Robin Thicke

"I was a homebody growing up." - Jennifer Hudson

"I loved Lucille Ball growing up." - Graham Norton

"I did little theater things growing up." - Jody Hill

"I don't want my kids growing up with the image of God that I had - Plato's white grandfatherly god - because that god is not a very good father. When it comes down to it, you can't trust him with your kids." - William P Young

"I can't really remember my life without movies... [Growing up in Hollywood] is no different really. I make movies the same way other kids play tennis or go to piano lessons. I'm trying to get better at what I want to do, just like other kids are trying to get better at what they want to do." - Elle Fanning

"I have six kids - four girls and two boys. I'm amazed that growing up in the same house, same parents with the same exposure to the same things that all my six kids can be so different. I see that as their (being) designed by God." - Alex Kendrick

"Sometimes it's frustrating if I'm out with the kids and have to deal with the paparazzi. That comes with it though. But it was fun becoming famous. I mean, I even wanted to one of the kids in FAME when I was growing up." - Victoria Beckham

"And you know when I was growing up, I knew I wanted to have kids, but I knew I didn't want to do it alone. Then once I was 41, 42, I had to accept that I probably wouldn't have kids unless I decided to adopt later on, but even then it would be with a partner." - Rachel Dratch

"When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group." - Adam Hamilton

"I've raised three kids: my wife and I have three kids. I've observed through direct contact the adults they are now is partially the product of where they came from and what we did. With them growing up, but partially how they were wired at birth." - Chris Hadfield

"I love those kids on 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.' I remember when they were little they looked like they were having so much fun just being kids. And that's how I was growing up and how I try to be." - Kellan Lutz

"Growing up isn't simply getting old... Growing up is when you don't believe anymore." - Walt Disney

"Growing up,I came up with this name: I'ma Cablinasian." - Tiger Woods

"I want to be the best role model I can be for my family. I want my husband and I to be the ones our kids look to for guidance, to be the great role models that I had with my parents growing up, so for as hard as we work, I want our kids to see us having fun. I want our kids to know that we have to feel our bodies. And nutrition is a huge part of that." - Kerri Walsh

"Kids are constantly evolving, learning, and growing. They aren't who they were yesterday." - Rachel Vail

"Kids are constantly evolving, learning, and growing. They are' who they were yesterday." - Rachel Vail

"One in 150 kids is autistic these days. The autism spectrum is growing." - Luke Ford

"Kids are constantly evolving, learning, and growing. They aren't who they were yesterday." - Rachel Vail

"Where I grew up - I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights - that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up." - Lebron James

"Adults are only kids grown up" - Walt Disney

"I'm scared of screwing up my kids." - Tori Spelling

"The solution for rising up kids in the income distributionlies is in creating better childhood environments for kids growing up, especially in low income families. And so what means such things like schools, the quality of neighborhoods. If you think about what's gone on in Baltimore, it's a place of tremendous concentrated poverty. People aren't really seeing a path forward and I think revitalizing places like that can have a huge impact, even in the face of globalization and changes in technology." - Raj Chetty

"No one ever told me when I was growing up that make-up and skirts were just for girls. If you're confident and you own it, [the other kids] are fine with it...I've always supported the lifestyle that I will do what I please and deal with it." - Dominic Monaghan

"I remember somebody saying, "I feel really bad for kids growing up around iPads right now. It's just too complicated. Life's too complicated." I think, yeah, but I remember being a kid and holding up a new piece of technology that was made in the '80s and my grandparents going, "Oh, it's too complicated." It didn't seem complicated to me." - Dan Mangan

"I think I've grown up in a mixed environment, and maybe a lot of the time I haven't really belonged anywhere in the way I've dreamt of belonging to, you know, living on the street and playing to all the kids on the street, growing up together. I suppose 'Raw Like Sushi' was a place where all of those things could come together." - Neneh Cherry

"Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up." - Roy Clark

"Because my parents, growing up, they worked hard. Everyone in my family woke up early in the morning. I used to see my mother and my father go off to work, and come back and, no matter what, they had time for the kids." - Herschel Walker

"I talk to our kids now that they are grown up, and I ask them about the experiences that had growing up that really had a powerful influence on the way they view the purpose of life. The experiences that really shaped their values - my wife and I have no memory of those experiences!" - Clayton Christensen

"When I was growing up in Mississippi - it was good Southern food... but I also grew up with a Greek family; when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking." - Cat Cora

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

"Growing up I couldn't always get involved with the activities with all the other kids because if I overworked my body it would trigger my pain. There were definitely times growing up, where other kids wanted to challenge me; they wanted to see if they could push my buttons and see if I could fight or what have you. Taking my kindness for weakness or taking my quietness and laid-back style for weakness. I've been dealing with that for basically all my life." - Prodigy



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