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Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
When you're young, you're always wondering when you're actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it, in a sense, too. There's a danger to feeling like an adult... like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden, one day you kind of feel like an adult and it's really nice.
Election night is the easiest time to act like a grownup.
A child's fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.
Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself, for your children, and - here's the big curve - for your parents.
'In Memoriam' has been my companion for all my grownup life.
A. N. Wilson
A grownup is a child with layers on.
Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
I think I was a bit frightened of having to be a grownup and tried to put that off for as long as I could.
Someday perhaps I'll have to get a grownup job... but for now I'm having too much fun being a reporter.
I think your 20s are the hardest part of life. I mean, everyone goes on about how hard it is to be a teenager, but actually I think it's tougher to be in your 20s because you're expected to be a grownup and expected to earn your own living and be successful and I think you feel like a kid still.
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