Source: Peter and Wendy (1911), Ch. 1
Context: All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!" This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.
Source: Peter and Wendy (1911), Ch. 1
— Piers Anthony English-American writer in the science fiction and fantasy genres 1934
— Jerry Spinelli American children's writer 1941
„…once she becomes a teenager…well, sometimes there's nothing you can do. With or without you, in the end, children grow up to become the people they were meant to be.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Lexie Darnell, Chapter 16, p. 196-197
2000s, At First Sight (2005)
„That was the way of things, after all. Children had to grow up. They did not always become what others wanted.“
Source: The Kingdom of Gods (2011), Chapter 7 (p. 166)
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„Unless our children have been into nature, it is unlikely they will care about it when they grow up.“
— Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969
4 November 2010
Speaking & Features
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
Appearance on CBS Morning News (18 September 1985) - YouTube video http://youtube.com/watch?v=LD1DI2SntFI
„Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it — but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.“
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
Quoted from article written by Jacqueline Kennedy for Look Magazine (17 November 1964) JFK memorial issue.
„All children are afraid of the night; when they grow up, they are still afraid, but more afraid of admitting it. ("Night Thoughts," May 8, 1939)“
— Whittaker Chambers Defected Communist spy 1901 - 1961
TIME magazine (1939-1948)
„We all learn by imitating, as children, as students, as novices in the world of business. And then we grow up and learn to blend our innate abilities with the rules or principles we have learned.“
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 1999
Source: Made in Japan (1986), p. 161.
„When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and DESERVES - is a parent who is SPARKY!“
Danny, the Champion of the World (1975)
Context: A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.
„When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.“
Source: Peter and Wendy (1911), Ch. 17
Context: As you look at Wendy, you may see her hair becoming white, and her figure little again, for all this happened long ago. Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.
„I would want my children to grow up and do what they wish to in a field that they choose to step in. They should not have to use the shadow of their father’s name. I think that is a bit of a downer for a movie star’s children.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
From interview with Rajeev Masand
„Oh, I’m ambitious that we eradicate child poverty. There should be no place in a wealthy society like ours for children to grow up without their basic needs being met.“
— Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand 1980
Interview with Lisa Owen at Newshub Nation, 21 October 2017
„In the modern world we have invented ways of speeding up invention, and people's lives change so fast that a person is born into one kind of world, grows up in another, and by the time his children are growing up, lives in still a different world.“
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978
Source: 1950s, People and Places (1959), p. 198
„young children are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations… Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up“
— Ken Robinson UK writer 1950
Source: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
„Learning should be a pleasure, and children should grow up to imagine wisdom with a smiling face, not a fierce and terrifying one.“
describing Montaigne’s view, p. 57.
How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in one Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (2010)