Quotes: adults

Quotes 1 till 15 of 33.

1 2 3 Next 
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
    - +
    +1
    Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
    - +
     0
    A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin
    English poet, novelist and librarian 1922-1985
    Philip Larkin
    - +
     0
    Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
  • Dr. Seuss
    Dr. Seuss
    - +
     0
    Adults are obsolete children.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
    Karl Kraus
    - +
     0
    Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    - +
     0
    By including children with different learning abilities in mainstream and specialized schools, we can change attitudes and promote respect. By creating suitable jobs for adults with autism, we integrate them into society.
  • Brene Brown
    Brene Brown
    - +
     0
    First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.
  • Girls are really looking to places that have limits and boundaries: where adults are the adults and there are rules, and where they feel safe.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
    Thomas Szasz
    - +
     0
    Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
    - +
     0
    I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
    Gore Vidal
    - +
     0
    I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
    - +
     0
    In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
  • Bahman Ghobadi
    Bahman Ghobadi
    - +
     0
    In my view, the adults are the burnt generation of Iraq for whom nothing can be done. But for the children, we can worry now, we can talk about them, we can plan for them, we can get our protest heard by others.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
    Alice Walker
    - +
     0
    It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's ''mature'' critics often are.
1 2 3 Next