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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.

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.

Kristin Kreuk

I did gymnastics when I was growing up and to this day I can still do the splits.

Owen Wilson

Movies I liked growing up were like Francis Ford Coppolla movies and Scorsese movies.

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.

Prince William

As I learned from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother.

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.

Jason Sudeikis

Growing up, my sisters were both into dancing, so I went to a lot of dance recitals, mostly because there were always pretty girls in leotards.

Brenda Song

Growing up, I never saw Asian-Americans on TV at all.

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.

Olivia Wilde

I was a handful growing up.

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.

Evan Rachel Wood

I love the smell of vanilla, but I didn't have perfumes growing up, so I wore vanilla extract.

Gemma Chan

Growing up, I never saw any Asian faces on TV, so it didn't feel like a viable option.

Sam Elliott

I spent a lot of time growing up in Oregon after I left California. Spent a lot of time in the woods.

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.

Katee Sackhoff

I was addicted to the original 'Star Trek' when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helens, Oregon and we weren't allowed to watch a lot of TV.

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.

Matthew Broderick

I spent a lot of time growing up in Ireland in Donegal.

Evan Peters

I was a big fan of all the 'X-Men' films growing up.

David Blaine

Basically, I was a kid growing up with a single mother in Brooklyn.

Tyler Perry

Madea is a cross between my mother and my aunt. She's the type of grandmother that was on every corner when I was growing up.

Emily Ratajkowski

I think everyone has their awkward phases. Growing up isn't easy for everyone. I definitely had my awkward moments.

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.

Zoe Saldana

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo.

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.

Phil Jackson

I played hockey in North Dakota growing up and watch a lot of that.

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.

Elizabeth Taylor

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.

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.

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.

Mackenzie Davis

I wanted to be Beetlejuice. I watched nonstop 'Beetlejuice' and 'The Princess Bride' growing up.

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.

Jordan Peele

New York is about as cosmopolitan as it gets. It's a fairly mixed and woke town, so there weren't a lot of situations growing up where I felt like the outsider or the alien.

Luke Evans

To me, growing up in South Wales, a pair of Diesel jeans were the thing to have - if you could afford them.

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.

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.

Katee Sackhoff

'Star Wars' meant everything to me growing up.

Jonathan Groff

As a kid growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, all I wanted to do was be on Broadway in a musical. 'Spring Awakening' kind of answered all of my questions and fulfilled all of my dreams - beyond my wildest dreams.

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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.

David Beckham

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.

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.

Harry Kane

Beckham was a great inspiration to me growing up.

Noam Chomsky

Growing up in the place I did I never was aware of any other option but to question everything.

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.

Barbra Streisand

I also have intense relationships with furniture... probably because we practically had none when I was growing up.

Jayson Tatum

I used to watch LeBron on TV growing up, and now I'm playing my first game against him.

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.

Harry Kane

When I was growing up, Keane and Sheringham were my idols, and they wore 10. So it was always my dream to wear it.

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.

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.

Dolores O'Riordan

I didn't really know many girls, growing up, because there weren't many other people living around where I lived.

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Travis Scott

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

R. Kelly

I couldn't believe I was working with Michael Jackson. I thought, growing up as a kid, I thought Michael was a cartoon.

Katherine Ryan

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