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Growing Up Quotes

Make yourself a great cup of coffee, sit yourself down at the quietest corner of your house and take a trip down your memory lane to when you were child. As memories of your childhood and growing up flood your mental landscape, feeling good about yourself and the life you led as a kid shouldn’t really be much of a problem. Now, this right here is the power of growing up. Sadly however, while some may have great memories of growing up, for the rest, this may not be the case. Read on to come across a host of famous growing up quotations and sayings!

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

Kelly Preston

I didn't see a ton of movies growing up.

Movies
Winona Ryder

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.

Antony Starr

I did martial arts and karate for eight years when I was growing up.

Pete Davidson

I feel bad for kids growing up that, like, their favorite rapper is Lil Yachty.

Helen Rowland

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.

Marcus Rashford

Growing up, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo were the players I looked up to - and Carlos Tevez when he was at the club.

Princess Margaret

When my sister and I were growing up, she was made out to be the goody-goody one.

Salvador Dali

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

Tom Stoppard

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.

Ed Sheeran

Growing up, I was inspired by The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Damian Rice was a huge influence for me musically.

Franklin P. Jones

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.

Jennifer Connelly

Growing up, being watched from the outside... it's kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing. But I can't, it's not in my nature.

Machine Gun Kelly

I was a huge punker growing up.

Catherine Oxenberg

There was definitely a wild side to me that couldn't run free growing up in England.

Henry Cavill

I didn't see a lot of comic books growing up.

Finn Wittrock

I played baseball growing up, second base, and then when I got to high school,it just didn't exist there.

Timothee Chalamet

My dad's French, and I spent my summers in France growing up. So I speak French fluently, and obviously, I speak English because I was raised in New York, and I grew up here.

George Michael

I spent years growing up being told what my sexuality was.

Liam Hemsworth

Growing up, I lived a moderate lifestyle with my family.

Dolly Parton

I had nothing growing up, but I always wanted to be 'sexy,' even before I knew what the word was.

Katherine Ryan

Growing up in Canada, I dated a few ice hockey players.

Kawhi Leonard

When I was growing up, I didn't have a hometown hero.

Timothee Chalamet

I spent a lot of time in a small town in France, growing up.

Wayne Gretzky

Growing up, I was always the small guy.

Lily James

To be honest, when I was growing up - I think it's because of Kate Winslet and 'Titanic' - I always wanted to do period.

Caitlyn Jenner

I was growing up in the 50's and 60's. Back then they didn't even know what dyslexia was.

Ana de Armas

I didn't get to play many video games when I was growing up.

Tom Holland

Peter Parker's storyline hits every key point of growing up.

Liza Minnelli

Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star.

Clint Eastwood

When I was growing up, I wasn't an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet.

Macaulay Culkin

I have a lot of growing up to do, or a lot of growing down. I think that's probably more appropriate.

Alexandra Daddario

I was obsessed with Nancy Drew growing up - I couldn't get enough.

Jamie Dornan

I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.

Timothee Chalamet

I played the piano growing up and then stopped for 10 or 12 years.

Vasyl Lomachenko

While growing up, my dream and my goal was to win an Olympic gold medal. I did that, and both times, they were the proudest moments in my amateur career.

Rob Gronkowski

Growing up together with my brothers and working out - knowing that they bring intensity to the workout and they really, truly believe in it - it's awesome.

Togetherness
Aubrey Plaza

Well, I was obsessed with Judy Garland growing up. Like, obsessed.

Jason Bateman

I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.

Gal Gadot

Growing up, I was a dancer. I wanted to be a choreographer.

Katie Holmes

Growing up, I always had my dreams set on being an actor, so I looked up to Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn.

Dreams
LeBron James

It's always a struggle growing up in Akron.

Rob Gronkowski

I never thought, growing up, I'd be a TV host.

Michael Sheen

I was obsessed with football when I was growing up.

Ariana Grande

Mariah and Whitney Houston were my goddesses growing up.

Donald Trump, Jr.

I don't want my kids growing up to be city kids.

Denzel Washington

Growing up I didn't watch movies.

Movies
Katy Perry

I came from a different mind-set growing up, and my mind has changed.

Chris Hemsworth

Growing up, my parents were my heroes, in the way they conducted their lives.

Gigi Hadid

My thighs were huge; they were like rock! Growing up, I was really athletic, and I had a very athletic body.

Will Smith

When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer.

Jason Statham

When I was growing up, my dad didn't have weights, so he made himself a weight bench. Instead of a hand-me-down jacket, it was a hand-me-down weight bench.

Lily James

I loved fairy tales growing up.

Jennifer Garner

Growing up where I did, the thought of working on a television show or in a movie... that existed on a parallel plane, you know?

Rob Gronkowski

I was always blessed growing up with opportunities and access to facilities, equipment, and playing with my brothers in the backyard to be the best athlete I could be.

LeBron James

I was a Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan fan growing up.

Lawrence Peter Berra

I didn't know much about golf growing up.

Lily James

I don't have an exact moment when I decided I wanted to be an actress - it kind of was just really a part of my growing up.

Sean Penn

When I was growing up and somebody like Robert De Niro had a movie come out, it was a cultural event. Because he had such a confidence and a single mission that was so intimate.

Emma Roberts

Being in the business and growing up in L.A., I think I turned out pretty OK.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn't have anything growing up.

Venus Williams

Growing up, I'd just be at home, playing tennis, spending my allowance on an ice-cream truck.

Mandy Moore

I don't think I had the aspiration to be a star growing up. I loved Madonna and Bette Midler, and I had my karaoke machine and would sing their songs.

Rob Gronkowski

Growing up as a kid, I watched Jeremy Shockey... Tony Gonzalez... Antonio Gates. I looked up to them. I watched what they did to be successful.

Michael Sheen

I have a daughter, and fairies meant a lot to her growing up.

Daughters
John Krasinski

Growing up, I remember the 'Cheers' finale and 'M*A*S*H' and all these amazing finales, and I remember them being very, very important.

Madonna Ciccone

Growing up, I didn't feel cool; I didn't fit into any crowd.

Travis Scott

Growing up in Houston, the music scene is super boring.

Katherine Ryan

Growing up, I loved comedy even before I knew that you could be a stand-up comedian.

Dwayne Johnson

When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood - and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii.

Kim Kardashian

I'm totally growing up.

Sandra Bullock

My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers.

Jill Biden

I knew that it was harder to unite two lives than I had imagined growing up. I knew that relationships could be fragile.

Taylor Swift

When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, auditioning for Broadway was my dream.

Rob Gronkowski

I always wanted to be an athlete growing up.

Rob Gronkowski

I've watched 'Family Guy,' growing up and throughout my whole life.

Emma Watson

I was working on 'Harry Potter' while I was growing up, and the attention it brought me made me feel quite isolated.

Attention
Angelina Jolie

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

Parents Kids
Kevin Spacey

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

Scottie Pippen

When I was growing up, I never thought I would play in the NBA.

Ivanka Trump

The Trump World Tower was home growing up, and it's where my office is.

Orlando Bloom

I had plenty of vices growing up.

Jeff Bridges

Yeah I loved, as a kid growing up, I loved science-fiction.

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often.

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment.

Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.

Believing that no one is better than the other. You know I grew up in the South. My senior year there was a very big racial tension.