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Letter "G" » grownup
«Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.»
«One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.»
«Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself, for your children, and - here's the big curve - for your parents.»
«A grownup is a child with layers on.»
«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»
«Children from the age of five to ten should watch more television. Television depicts adults as rotten SOB's, given to fistfights, gunplay, and other mayhem. Kids who believe this about grownups aren't likely to argue about bedtime.»
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
«Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.»
Author: Eric Hoffer
, Modern Age
, The Modern Age
«Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.»