"Growing up is a never ending cycle and can not be accomplished in one life-time."
"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
"Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience - and pimples."
"A grownup is a child with layers on."
"We've had bad luck with children; they've all grown up."
"Life is serious enough without having to grow up."
"If your gonna screw up, do it while you're young. Older you get, the harder it is to bounce back."
"Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up, step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.
"Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that."
"Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books."
Ralph Waldo Emerson