One fine day, you wake up, and realize that you are not a child anymore. Your childish innocence disappears completely.  However, growing up is not a bad thing. It allows you to make a difference in the world, around us. It helps you to find who you are as a person. The reality of growing up is harsh though. Growing Up quotes will help move in the right direction in your life. EliteColumn brings you melancholic and bizarre Growing Up quotes.

46 Best Growing Up Quotes

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  1. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – CS Lewis

2. “When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.” – Ray Kroc

3. “Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” – Nina Dobrev 

4. “I think I’m finally growing up – and about time.” – Elizabeth Taylor

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5. “For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6. “The trick is growing up without growing old.” – Casey Stengel

7. “Don’t try to make me grow up before my time.” – Louisa May Alcott

8. “When will I grow up? How long can I stay a child?” – Ayumi Hamasaki

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9. “If you didn’t grow up like I did then you don’t know, and if you don’t know it’s probably better you don’t judge.” – Junot Diaz

10. “We’ve had bad luck with children; they’ve all grown up.” – Christopher Morley

11. “Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it.” – Kim Harrison

12. “You can get what you want or you can just get old.” – Billy Joel

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13. “I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list.” – Taylor Swift

14. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings

15. “I think people make their own faces, as they grow.” – Enid Blyton

16. “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.” – Tom Robbins

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17. “You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up.” – JM Barrie

18. “Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.” – Russell Baker

19. “That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.” – Walt Disney

20. “A grown-up is a child with layers on.” – Woody Harrelson

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21. “Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you’re young. But I don’t think we make any fewer when we’re grown up.” – Jodie Picoult

22. “Admitting our mistakes is a sign of maturity and wisdom. We learn more from knowing our mistakes.” – Dr T.P.Chia

23. “Sometimes, life makes you grow up early. And some people never grow up at all.”  Matthew Thomas

24. “Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience. and pimples.” – J.M. Barrie

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25. “Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” – Clary Fray

26. “I guess that’s part of growing up, too – saying goodbye to the things you used to love.” – Jenny Han

27. “The struggle of maturity is to recover the seriousness of a child at play.” – Fredrich Nietzsche

28. “Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.” – Nikki Giovanni

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29. “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” – Maya Angelou

30. “Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up.” – Daniel Black

31. “Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It’s about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever.” – Dylan O’Brien

32. “If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.” – Mary Beth Danielson

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33. “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” – Virginia Woolf

34. “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

35. “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.” – Kurt Vonnegut

36. “Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.” – John MacNaughton

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37. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” – Anne Frank

38. “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without travelling.” – Roman Payne

39. “No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly.” – Tiffany Madison

40. “You are not really grown up until you see and understand your weaknesses.” – Dr T.P.Chia

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41. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condie

42. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso 

43. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw

44. “The process of growing up is to be valued for what we gain, not for what we lose.” – C. S. Lewis

45. “Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished.”  McMaster Bujold

46. “You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.” – P. J. O’Rourke

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