Quotes about boys

A collection of quotes on the topic of boy, likeness, girl, doing.

Best quotes about boys

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Edgar Allan Poe photo

„And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.“

—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

Marilyn Monroe photo

„If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Charles Bukowski photo

„I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Source: The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship

Timothy Leary photo

„You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.“

—  Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996

As quoted in Office Yoga : Simple Stretches for Busy People (2000) by Darrin Zeer, p. 52

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„It takes a very long time to become young.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

On met très longtemps à devenir jeune.
As quoted by Jean Cocteau The Hand of a Stranger (Journal d'un Inconnu). Horizon Press. 1959 [1953]. http://books.google.com/books?id=HxBJAQAAIAAJ

Leo Tolstoy photo

„Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.“

—  Leo Tolstoy, book War and Peace

Source: War and Peace

Oscar Wilde photo

„I am not young enough to know everything.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

Variant: I am not young enough to know everything.

Terry Pratchett photo

„… inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.“

—  Terry Pratchett, book Moving Pictures

Source: Moving Pictures

Emile Zola photo

„Sin ought to be something exquisite, my dear boy.“

—  Emile Zola French writer (1840-1902) 1840 - 1902

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Robert Baden-Powell photo

„If you have ever seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye.

Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.

I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.

I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.

Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.

But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn come to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy - stick to your Scout promise always - even after you have ceased to be a boy - and God help you do it.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

Niall Horan photo

„I'm the kind of boy that can fall in love with any girl because I love with the heart, not the eyes.“

—  Niall Horan Irish singer and songwriter 1993

Dare to Dream by One Direction, https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422638.Niall_Horan

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„I'd rather be called a boy and play with paper air-planes than be called a man and play with a girl's heart.“

—  Niall Horan Irish singer and songwriter 1993

Dare to Dream by One Direction, https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422638.Niall_Horan

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„I'm not a poster boy for good behavior and recovery in Hollywood, I'm just a guy who knows he has a lot to be grateful for.“

—  Robert Downey Jr. American actor 1965

Quoted in Dotson Rader, "I rose from the ashes" http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2008/edition_04-20-2008/1Robert_Downey_Jr, Parade Magazine (2008-04-20)

Claude Monet photo

„.. but what a pity that I did not come here [in Venice] when I was younger and more adventurous.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926

Quote in Monet's letter to art-ritic and friend Gustave Geffroy, 1907; as cited in: K.E. Sullivan. Monet: Discovering Art, Brockhampton press, London (2004), p. 56
1900 - 1920

Eazy-E photo

„The boy had to pay the piper, so they all stay in fear of the neighborhood sniper“

—  Eazy-E American rapper and producer 1963 - 1995

"Neighborhood Sniper", 5150: Home 4 tha Sick (1992).

Liam Payne photo

„The worst thing a boy can do is ignore a girl when she's loving you with all her heart.“

—  Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993


Marilyn Monroe photo

„A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Variant: A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.

Nina Simone photo

„There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were“

—  Nina Simone American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist 1933 - 2003

George Burns photo

„When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.“

—  George Burns American comedian, actor, and writer 1896 - 1996

Marilyn Monroe photo

„When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Source: My Story

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Isaac Bashevis Singer photo

„When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.“

—  Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991

TIME (18 July 1983)

Isaac Newton photo

„I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.“

—  Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727

Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton (1855) by Sir David Brewster (Volume II. Ch. 27). Compare: "As children gath'ring pebbles on the shore", John Milton, Paradise Regained, Book iv. Line 330

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu photo

„The young man who joins a political party is a traitor to his generation and to his race.“

—  Corneliu Zelea Codreanu Romanian politician 1899 - 1938

For My Legionaries: The Iron Guard (1936), Politics

Diogenes of Sinope photo

„Being asked where in Greece he saw good men, he replied, "'Good men nowhere, but good boys at Sparta."“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 BC

Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 27
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

John Dryden photo

„You,” Damon said somewhat indistinctly through the blood in his mouth, “have been a naughty boy, boy.“

—  L.J. Smith American author 1965

Source: Nightfall

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Nora Roberts photo

„It's hard to resist a bad boy who's a good man.“

—  Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950

Source: Happy Ever After

Dr. Seuss photo

„So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Source: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Tamora Pierce photo

„You'll see. I'm as good as any boy. I'm better. - Kel“

—  Tamora Pierce, book First Test

Source: First Test

Tamora Pierce photo

„Why do boys say someone acts like a girl as if it were an insult?“

—  Tamora Pierce, In the Hand of the Goddess

Source: In the Hand of the Goddess

John Wayne Gacy photo

„The idea that I'm a homosexual thrill killer, that I stroll down the streets and stalk young boys and slaughter them… Hell, if you could see my schedule, my work schedule, you knew damn well that I was never out there.“

—  John Wayne Gacy American serial killer and torturer 1942 - 1994

Biography - John Wayne Gacy: Monster in Disguise. A & E Home Video, 2000. Watched March 1, 2010.

Chris Colfer photo

„I have my big-boy pants on right now. I'm trying not to cry!“

—  Chris Colfer actor, singer, book author 1990

Interview Quotes, 68th Golden Globes Speech (2011)

Avril Lavigne photo
Charles Manson photo
Michael Jackson photo
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Miley Cyrus photo
Aristotle photo

„Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

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Gabriel García Márquez photo

„He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, book Love in the Time of Cholera

Variant: .. the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and [that] thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past
Source: Love in the Time of Cholera

Hayao Miyazaki photo
Kenneth E. Hagin photo
Nick Carter photo
Tim Burton photo
Vincent Van Gogh photo
Markus Zusak photo

„The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.“

—  Markus Zusak, book The Book Thief

Source: The Book Thief

Cassandra Clare photo

„No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Jace to Alec, pg. 311
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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Robert Baden-Powell photo

„The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

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Martin Luther photo

„Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

Earliest record is in a circular letter from Hessian Church minister Karl Lotz on 5 October 1944 and modified from a quote by Johanan ben Zakai according to [Landes, Richard Allen, Heaven on Earth: The varieties of the millennial experience, USA, Oxford University Press, 2011, 978-0-19-975359-8, https://books.google.com/books?id=seS-0JTykgoC&pg=PA48, 48]

Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Martin Luther / Disputed

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Drake photo

„Last name Ever/ First name Greatest/ Like a sprained ankle boy, I aint nothing to play with“

—  Drake Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor 1986

"Forever" featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem

Jonathan Swift photo

„As boys do sparrows, with flinging salt upon their tails.“

—  Jonathan Swift, book A Tale of a Tub

Sect. 7
A Tale of a Tub (1704)

Ransom Riggs photo
Emo Philips photo
Fred Dibnah photo

„Teaching boys to bake cakes? That's no way to maintain an industrial empire.“

—  Fred Dibnah English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering 1938 - 2004


Charles Dickens photo
Waylon Jennings photo

„Just some good ol' boys,
Never meaning no harm.
Beats all you never saw
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day they were born.“

—  Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002

Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys), from Music Man (1979).
Song lyrics

Joe Root photo

„There’s no better feeling than winning when you’re up against it. More than anything I can’t wait to get back in the dressing room and celebrate with the rest of the boys.“

—  Joe Root English cricketer 1990

After England vs. South Africa, quoted on Express.co.uk, "Revealed: What Joe Root said to inspire England to World T20 South Africa win" https://www.express.co.uk/sport/cricket/653851/Joe-Root-Moeen-Ali-World-T20-India-England-South-Africa-cricket-news, March 19, 2016.

Nathan Bedford Forrest photo

„Boys, do you hear that musketry and that artillery? It means that our friends are falling by the hundreds at the hands of the enemy, and here we are guarding a damned creek! Let's go and help them. What do you say?“

—  Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate Army general 1821 - 1877

Said to his men at Shiloh, 1862. As quoted in May I Quote You, General Forrest? by Randall Bedwell.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe photo

„It is the most foolish of all errors for young people of good intelligence to imagine that they will forfeit their originality if they acknowledge truth already acknowledged by others.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

Der thörigste von allen Irrthümern ist, wenn junge gute Köpfe glauben, ihre Originalität zu verlieren, indem sie das Wahre anerkennen, was von andern schon anerkannt worden.
Maxim 254, trans. Stopp
Maxims and Reflections (1833)

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Italo Calvino photo

„And in that moment we all thought of the space that her round arms would occupy moving backward and forward with the rolling pin over the dough, her bosom leaning over the great mound of flour and eggs, […] and we thought of the space the flour would occupy, and the wheat for the flour, and the fields to raise the wheat, and the mountains from which the water would flow to irrigate the fields; […] of the space it would take for the Sun to arrive with its rays, to ripen the wheat; of the space for the Sun to condense from the clouds of stellar gases and burn; of the quantities of stars and galaxies and galactic masses in flight through space which would be needed to hold suspended every galaxy, every nebula, every sun, every planet, and at the same time we thought of it, this space was inevitably being formed, at the same time that Mrs. Ph(i)Nk0 was uttering those words: "… ah, what noodles, boys!" the point that contained her and all of us was expanding in a halo of distance in light-years and light-centuries and billions of light-millennia, and we were being hurled to the four corners of the universe, […] and she, dissolved into I don't know what kind of energy-light-heat, she, Mrs. Ph(i)Nk0, she who in the midst of our closed, petty world had been capable of a generous impulse, "Boys, the noodles I would make for you!," a true outburst of general love, initiating at the same moment the concept of space and, properly speaking, space itself, and time, and universal gravitation, and the gravitating universe, making possible billions and billions of suns, and of planets, and fields of wheat, and Mrs. Ph(i)Nk0s, scattered through the continents of the planets, kneading with floury, oil-shiny, generous arms, and she lost at that very moment, and we, mourning her loss.“

—  Italo Calvino, book Cosmicomics

Pages 46-47, "All at One Point".
Cosmicomics (1965)

Philip Wollen photo

„I discovered when we suffer, we suffer as equals. And in their capacity to suffer, a dog is a pig is a bear..... is a boy“

—  Philip Wollen Australian philanthropist 1950

"Animals Should Be Off the Menu" (2012)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex photo

„There is no way I am going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.“

—  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex a member of the British royal family 1984

Regarding his desire to be deployed in the Iraq War. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4248234.stm (2005).

Sofia Rotaru photo
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Karl Heinrich Ulrichs photo

„The Urning is not by a hair’s breadth any more dangerous to immature boys than the genuine man is to immature girls. For the rest, I gladly leave the child molester to his deserved punishment by the law. Let the integrity of a will-less minor be sacred to every Urning.“

—  Karl Heinrich Ulrichs German jurist, writer and pioneer of LGBT human rights 1825 - 1895

Forschungen über das Rätsel der mannmännlichen Liebe (Investigation of the Enigma of Homosexual Love) (1898); cited in: Citizens Allied for Civic Action (CAFCA), http://www.qrd.org/qrd/religion/anti/annotated.pink.swastika The Annotated Pink Swastika http://www.qrd.org/qrd/religion/anti/annotated.pink.swastika. p. 11

„There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy…“

—  Eden ahbez American songwriter and recording artist 1908 - 1995

"Nature Boy" (1948) - Nat King Cole performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw - Pat Boone and Nat King Cole duet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NaWYZI2Nzo

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Rick Astley photo

„I had my 15 minutes of being the new boy of pop, like lots of people before and after me. Overnight, everyone starts treating you differently, and perceives you differently.“

—  Rick Astley British singer and songwriter 1966

As quoted in "Rick Astley: The pop idol returns" in The Independent (13 October 2005)

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Agnetha Fältskog photo

„That means a lot, it goes from generation to generation, and you can't wonder why, and I think it's because it's such a good energy in it, and I think the girls and boys, they want to dress like us, and they want to sing along.“

—  Agnetha Fältskog Swedish recording artist and entertainer 1950

On other musicians who has 'grown up' listening to ABBA, who wants to work with Agnetha; Interview on 'Loose Women', Interviewer: Carol Vorderman, ITV 16 May 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7USzqiSflss

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