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Adults quotes by Michelle Alexander
#1. The growing consensus among experts was perhaps best reflected by the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, which issued a recommendation in 1973 that "no new institutions for adults should be built and existing institutions for juveniles should be closed."17 This recommendation was based on their finding that "the prison, the reformatory and the jail have achieved only a shocking record of failure. There is overwhelming evidence that these institutions create crime rather than prevent it. #Quote by Michelle Alexander
Adults quotes by Bobby McFerrin
#2. Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults. #Quote by Bobby McFerrin
Adults quotes by Dav Pilkey
#3. It's been said that adults spend the first two years of their children's lives trying to make them walk and talk, and the next sixteen years trying to get them to sit down and shut up.
It's the same way with potty training: Most adults spend the first few years of a child's life cheerfully discussing pee and poopies, and how important it is to learn to put your pee-pee and poo-poo in the potty like big people do.
But once children have mastered the art of toilet training, they are immeadiately forbidden to ever talk about poop, pee, toilets and other bathroom-related subjects again. Such things are now considered rude and vulgar, and are no longer rewarded with praise and cookies and juice boxes.
One day you're a superstar because you pooped in the toilet like a big boy, and the next day you're sitting in the principal's office because you said the word "poopy" in American History class (which, if you ask me, is the perfect place to say that word). #Quote by Dav Pilkey
Adults quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#4. The happiest adults are those who never buried old toys or abandoned imaginary friends. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Adults quotes by Lois Lowry
#5. I'm not terribly conversant with children's literature in general. I tend to read books for adults, being an adult. #Quote by Lois Lowry
Adults quotes by Keri Russell
#6. I like getting to be in the adult world a little bit and then getting to be in the mom world and cook dinners. And, for me, that balance is what makes it nice. #Quote by Keri Russell
Adults quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#7. Writing for adults, you have to keep reminding them of what is going on. The poor things have given up using their brains when they read. Children you only need to tell things to once. #Quote by Diana Wynne Jones
Adults quotes by Gregory MacGuire
#8. Children's lives are fiendishly hard. Adults, having survived childhood, turn their minds to the future, and if they have a choice, generally retain only the rosiest of childhood memories. #Quote by Gregory MacGuire
Adults quotes by Rich Bimler
#9. Studies show that adults who ask younger people to join them in volunteer ministries become significant mentors and friends to these young servants ... a great way to serve not only those you are serving but young people, too. #Quote by Rich Bimler
Adults quotes by Thomas Armstrong
#10. Children and adolescents, being relatively new to life, are naturally creative because they haven't been brainwashed, so to speak, by the conventional attitudes of society. Consequently, students are always coming up with novel images, words, and actions that my delight, enlighten, or inspire adults....Creativity has not been the subject of intense focus, extensive research, or high levels of funding in American education. #Quote by Thomas Armstrong
Adults quotes by Nina Bawden
#11. Life isn't so complicated for children. They have more time to think about the really important things. That's why I occasionally moralise in my children's books in a way I wouldn't dare when writing for adults. #Quote by Nina Bawden
Adults quotes by Gary Shteyngart
#12. The goal of politics is to make us children. The more heinous the system the more this is true. The Soviet system worked best when its adults - its men, in particular - were welcomed to stay at the emotional level of not-particularly-advanced teenagers. #Quote by Gary Shteyngart
Adults quotes by Garth Nix
#13. There is a very big difference between writing for children and writing for young adults. The first thing I would say is that 'Young Adult' does not mean 'Older Children', it really does mean young but adult, and the category should be seen as a subset of adult literature, not of children's books. #Quote by Garth Nix
Adults quotes by Mr. T
#14. My mother told me, 'Son, nobody else but God knows.' And that's what I'm about - reaching out to the people, crying with them, giving them hope. Visiting the hospital, visiting the kids with cancer, visiting the adults, and stuff like that. That's what I do. #Quote by Mr. T
Adults quotes by Earl Nightingale
#15. How are you coming with your home library? Do you need some good ammunition on why it's so important to read? The last time I checked the statistics...I think they indicated that only four percent of the adults in this country have bought a book within the past year. That's dangerous. It's extremely important that we keep ourselves in the top five or six percent.
In one of the Monthly Letters from the Royal Bank of Canada it was pointed out that reading good books is not something to be indulged in as a luxury. It is a necessity for anyone who intends to give his life and work a touch of quality. The most real wealth is not what we put into our piggy banks but what we develop in our heads. Books instruct us without anger, threats and harsh discipline. They do not sneer at our ignorance or grumble at our mistakes. They ask only that we spend some time in the company of greatness so that we may absorb some of its attributes.

You do not read a book for the book's sake, but for your own.

You may read because in your high-pressure life, studded with problems and emergencies, you need periods of relief and yet recognize that peace of mind does not mean numbness of mind.

You may read because you never had an opportunity to go to college, and books give you a chance to get something you missed. You may read because your job is routine, and books give you a feeling of depth in life.

You may read because you did go to college.

#Quote by Earl Nightingale
Adults quotes by Mark Lawrence
#16. Still, children hope in ways adults find hard to imagine. They carry their dreams before them, fragile, in both arms, waiting for the world to trip them. #Quote by Mark Lawrence
Adults quotes by Rashida Jones
#17. It's very challenging to learn something new as an adult. #Quote by Rashida Jones
Adults quotes by Elise M. Boulding
#18. We must look towards societies that set a high value on nonaggression and noncompetitive ness, and therefore handle conflicts by nonviolent means. We can see how child rearing patterns produce nurturing adult behaviors. #Quote by Elise M. Boulding
Adults quotes by Steven Pinker
#19. Whatever the pedagogical merits may be of feeding children misinformation, it is inappropriate for adults. There is nothing wrong with beginning a sentence with a coordinator. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Adults quotes by Nell Zink
#20. I have known many people who were seduced as children by same-sex partners and then spent their teen years being gay, and then found their way back to heterosexuality as adults. #Quote by Nell Zink
Adults quotes by Richard C. Carrier
#21. ...the naive forms of Christian moral motivation - bare threats of hell and the bribery of heaven - stunt moral growth by ensuring believers remain emotional children, never achieving the cognitive moral development of adults. Psychologists have established that mature adults are moral not because of bare threats and bribes (that stage of moral development typifies children, not adults), but because they care about the effects their behavior has on themselves and others. #Quote by Richard C. Carrier
Adults quotes by Obert Skye
#22. I had learned years ago that despite what so many adults always said, there really was such a thing as a stupid question. I had asked a number of them myself over the course of my life. But, I had also learned that life required asking stupid questions every now and then. #Quote by Obert Skye
Adults quotes by Nile Rodgers
#23. I called all adults by their first names, and my mum was just another adult. I was the firstborn of my generation in the family, but because I was so close to my parents in age, they treated me with a kind of adult respect. They talked to me as an equal. #Quote by Nile Rodgers
Adults quotes by Eudora Welty
#24. It was entirely taken for granted that there wasn't any lying in our family, and I was advanced in adolescence before I realized that in plenty of homes where I played with schoolmates, and went to their parties, children lied to their parents and parents lied to their children and to each other. It took me a long time to realize that these very same everyday lies, and the stratagems and jokes and tricks and dares that went with them, were in fact the basis of the scenes I so well loved to hear about and hoped for and treasured in the conversation of adults. My instinct - the dramatic instinct - was to lead me, eventually, on the right track for a storyteller: the scene was full of hints, pointers, suggestions, and promises of things to find out and know about human beings.I had to grow up and learn to listen for the unspoken as well as the spoken - and to know a truth, I also had to recognize a lie. #Quote by Eudora Welty
Adults quotes by Peter V. Brett
#25. Welcome to adulthood." Cob said. "Every child finds a day when they realize that adults can be weak and wrong just like everyone else. After that day, you are an adult. Like it or not. #Quote by Peter V. Brett
Adults quotes by Jacqueline Woodson
#26. Maybe this is how it happened first for everyone - adults promising us their own failed future. #Quote by Jacqueline Woodson
Adults quotes by Michael Gove
#27. I think the principal purpose of education is to allow each of us, when we become adults, to shape our own future. #Quote by Michael Gove
Adults quotes by Brian Sutton-Smith
#28. I keep trying to understand the phenomenon of why adults are so literal when children are so imaginative. Toys are a caricature of reality. #Quote by Brian Sutton-Smith
Adults quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#29. If you never have sex you never gain a sense of power. You never gain a voice or an identity of your own. Sex is the act that separates us from our parents. Children from adults. It's by having sex that adolescents first rebel.
And if you never have sex, you never grow beyond everything else your parents taught you. If you never break the rule against sex, you won't break any other rule. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Adults quotes by Kate Morton
#30. Adults weren't supposed to understand their children and you were doing something wrong if they did. #Quote by Kate Morton
Adults quotes by Jenny Lundquist
#31. Words are a weapon, and rotten kids like Tyler Jones get a free pass when it comes to using them because the marks they leave are invisible. Why don't more adults realize that? #Quote by Jenny Lundquist
Adults quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#32. Don't feel guilty if you don't immediately love your stepchildren as you do your own, or as much as you think you should. Everyoneneeds time to adjust to the new family, adults included. There is no such thing as an "instant parent."
Actually, no concrete object lies outside of the poetic sphere as long as the poet knows how to use the object properly. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Adults quotes by Paul Goodman
#33. To learn theory by experimenting and doing.
To learn belonging by participating and self-rule.
Permissiveness in all animal behavior and interpersonal expression.
Emphasis on individual differences.
Unblocking and training feeling by plastic arts, eurythmics and dramatics.
Tolerance of races, classes, and cultures.
Group therapy as a means of solidarity, in the staff meeting and community meeting.
Taking youth seriously as an age in itself.
Community of youth and adults, minimizing 'authority.'
Educational use of the actual physical plant (buildings and farms) and the culture of the school community.
Emphasis in the curriculum on real problems and wider society, its geography and history, with actual participation in the neighboring community (village or city).
Trying for functional interrelation of activities. #Quote by Paul Goodman
Adults quotes by Holly Lisle
#34. I had come to discover that "safe" was an illusion, a pretense that adults wrapped around their children- and sometimes themselves- to make the world seem comfortable. I had discovered that under that thin cover of let's-pretend, monsters and nightmares lay, and that not all of them came from places like the moonroads or the nightling cities. Some of the monsters were people we knew. People we thought we could trust. #Quote by Holly Lisle
Adults quotes by Wallace Shawn
#35. Children, I always think, are just putting on a performance of being naive and not understanding anything. I have worked with children in films, and they're treated as adults and they just drop the pretense of being children. #Quote by Wallace Shawn
Adults quotes by Gavin Edwards
#36. Every child starts out loving animals, identifying with them. But early on, adults start sending them contradictory messages. They'll give a kid a stuffed animal to hug and love and sleep with. But at the same time, they're serving them animals for dinner every night. It's crazy, if you think about it. But when you're young, you just accept what grown-ups tell you as the truth. #Quote by Gavin Edwards
Adults quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#37. Absence of that knowledge has rendered us a nation of wary label-readers, oddly uneasy in our obligate relationship with the things we eat ... Our words for unhealthy contamination
"soiled" or "dirty"
suggest that if we really knew the number-one ingredient of a garden, we'd all head straight into therapy. I used to take my children's friends out to the garden to warm them up to the idea of eating vegetables, but this strategy sometimes backfired: they'd back away slowly saying, "Oh man, those things touched dirt!" Adults do the same by pretending it all comes from the clean, well-lighted grocery store. We're like petulant teenagers rejecting our mother. We know we came out of her, but ee-ew. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Adults quotes by Neil Gaiman
#38. In order for stories to work - for kids and for adults - they should scare. And you should triumph. There's no point in triumphing over evil if the evil isn't scary. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Adults quotes by Mitch Albom
#39. We adults can be a wretched lot Chika, yet in every child's face we see the Lord has not given up on us. #Quote by Mitch Albom
Adults quotes by Maxwell Perkins
#40. What we publishers think is that our function is to bring everything out into the open, on the theory that we have an adult population that knows values, or can learn them, and let them decide. #Quote by Maxwell Perkins
Adults quotes by H. G. Bissinger
#41. He saw the irresistible allure of high school sports, but he also saw an inevitable danger in adults' living vicariously through their young. And he knew of no candle that burned out more quickly than that of the high school athlete. #Quote by H. G. Bissinger
Adults quotes by Neil Gaiman
#42. Just go with it. It won't hurt.'
I stared at him. Adults only ever said that when it, whatever it happened to be, was going to hurt so much. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Adults quotes by Luis J Rodriguez
#43. To go against gangs or drugs is meaningless unless this is mostly done by filling in the empties, the vacuums, and stop the neglect and harm we do as detached, mean, irresponsible adults and communities. The answer is in our hands. #Quote by Luis J Rodriguez
Adults quotes by Trish Cook, Brendan Halpin
#44. Gryffindor is the courageous one right? I mean, I'm here because I have the balls to tell adults when they're douche bags, so yeah, Gryffindor. #Quote by Trish Cook, Brendan Halpin
Adults quotes by Harriet Lerner
#45. Kids want nothing more than for all the important adults in their life to get along. #Quote by Harriet Lerner
Adults quotes by John Irving
#46. Among adults – and among orphans – Wilbur Larch noted that delirious happiness was rare. #Quote by John Irving
Adults quotes by Cory Doctorow
#47. If you love freedom, if you think the human condition is dignified by privacy, by the right to be left alone, by the right to explore your weird ideas provided you don't hurt others, then you have common cause with the kids whose web-browsers and cell phones are being used to lock them up and follow them around.
If you believe that the answer to bad speech is more speech - not censorship - then you have a dog in the fight.
If you believe in a society of laws, a land where our rulers have to tell us the rules, and have to follow them too, then you're part of the same struggle that kids fight when they argue for the right to live under the same Bill of Rights that adults have. #Quote by Cory Doctorow
Adults quotes by Lee Unkrich
#48. Kids don't have the same sense of their own mortality as adults. #Quote by Lee Unkrich
Adults quotes by Aldous Huxley
#49. Pilkington, at Mombasa, had produced individuals who were sexually mature at four and full grown at six and a half. A scientific triumph. But socially useless. Six-year-old men and women were too stupid to do even Epsilon work. And the process was an all-or-nothing one; either you failed to modify at all, or else you modified the whole way. They were still trying to find the ideal compromise between adults of twenty and adults of six. So far without success. Mr Foster sighed and shook his head. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Adults quotes by Ruben Hinojosa
#50. Today's population of adolescents and young adults is the largest in our nation's history. #Quote by Ruben Hinojosa
Adults quotes by Nicki Elson
#51. He'd only ever seen her twice, only talked to her once, but as he now gazed upon her, he realized that he'd missed her all day long. #Quote by Nicki Elson
Adults quotes by Chris Hedges
#52. We are the most illusioned society on the planet. We have to become adults. And it's hard; it's painful. I struggle with despair all the time. But I'm not going to let it win. It is incumbent upon all of us that at the same time we recognize how dark the future is, we also recognize the absolute imperative of resistance in every form possible. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Adults quotes by Murray Bookchin
#53. [W]ithout changing the most molecular relationships in society - notably, those between men and women, adults and children, whites and other ethnic groups, heterosexuals and gays (the list, in fact, is considerable) - society will be riddled by domination even in a socialistic 'classless' and 'non-exploitative' form. It would be infused by hierarchy even as it celebrated the dubious virtues of 'people's democracies,' 'socialism' and the 'public ownership' of 'natural resources,' And as long as hierarchy persists, as long as domination organises humanity around a system of elites, the project of dominating nature will continue to exist and inevitably lead our planet to ecological extinction #Quote by Murray Bookchin
Adults quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#54. I do not believe in a child world. It is a fantasy world. I believe the child should be taught from the very first that the whole world is his world, that adult and child share one world, that all generations are needed. #Quote by Pearl S. Buck
Adults quotes by Sally Brampton
#55. There is a saying, 'it's never too late to have a happy childhood'. I'd rephrase that. I'd say, it's never too late to stop a difficult childhood from turning us into unhappy adults. #Quote by Sally Brampton
Adults quotes by Eula Biss
#56. I gave my son a lavishly illustrated edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for his fourth birthday, and it did not take very long for me to realize that this was a gift for me, not for him. As Alice engaged in repartee with a dodo early in the book, my son became bored. Alice's bewilderment and disorientation, which I had anticipated might speak to my son's experience of being a child in an adult's world, spoke instead to my own experience navigating the world of information. Being lost in Wonderland is what it feels like to learn about an unfamiliar subject, and research is inevitably a rabbit hole. I fell down it, in my investigation of immunization, and fell and fell, finding that it was much deeper than I anticipated. Like Alice, I fell past shelves full of books, more than I could ever read. Like Alice, I arrived at locked doors. "Drink me," I was commanded by one source. "Eat me," I was told by another. They had opposite effects - I grew and shrank, I believed and did not believe. I cried and then found myself swimming in my own own tears. #Quote by Eula Biss
Adults quotes by C.J. Box
#57. I love to feature children and young adults as real people - flawed, naive, virtuous, venal - but real. I think it adds nuance and depth to the stories that wouldn't exist without them. #Quote by C.J. Box
Adults quotes by R.J. Palacio
#58. There's a lot of unnecessary meanness that happens while you're trying to sort out who you want to be, who your friends are, who your friends are not. Adults spend a lot of time talking about bullying in schools these days, but the real problem isn't as obvious as one kid throwing a Slurpee in another kid's face. It's about social isolation. It's about cruel jokes. It's about the way kids treat one another. I've seen it with my own eyes, how old friends can turn against each other: it seems, sometimes, that it's not enough for them to go their separate ways - they literally have to "ice" their old buddies out just to prove to the new friends that they're no longer still friends. That's the kind of stuff I don't find acceptable. Fine, don't be friends anymore: but stay kind about it. Be respectful. Is that too much to ask? #Quote by R.J. Palacio
Adults quotes by Karasu Yamazaki
#59. Adults are always like that, They only see what they want to see, As such, I am disapointed in them, but... That's convenient for me. - Fujisawa Ayana #Quote by Karasu Yamazaki
Adults quotes by Dennis Potter
#60. As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough. People can be very unthinkingly callous. #Quote by Dennis Potter
Adults quotes by Kristin Luker
#61. Pro-choice and pro-life activists live in different worlds, and the scope of their lives, as both adults and children, fortifies them in their belief that their own views on abortion are the more correct, the more moral, and more reasonable. When added to this is the fact that should 'the other side' win, one group of women will see the very real devaluation of their lives and life resources, it is not surprising that the abortion debate has generated so much heat and so little light. #Quote by Kristin Luker
Adults quotes by Julie Lythcott-Haims
#62. Young adults come to resent the people who did the thinking for them. #Quote by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Adults quotes by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
#63. After 9/11, there was so much distress in America that it led to an inter-cultural breakdown. Some of our communities were targeted. Many of our adults shut themselves off from other cultures. I tried to bring children of Indian and other cultures together in my literature. #Quote by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Adults quotes by Richard Rodriguez
#64. The popular idea of a role model implies that an adult's influence on a child is primarily occupational, and that all a black child needs is to see a black doctor, and then this child will think, "Oh, I can become a doctor too." #Quote by Richard Rodriguez
Adults quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#65. The problem in society is not kids not knowing science. The problem is adults not knowing science. They outnumber kids 5 to 1, they wield power, they write legislation. When you have scientifically illiterate adults, you have undermined the very fabric of what makes a nation wealthy and strong. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Adults quotes by Becky Albertalli
#66. They mainly seem interested in where I'm applying to college.
I mean, maybe I should start carrying flyers with my list of schools, ranked by preference. Or maybe - maybe - these random adults should reflect on why they give a shit in the first place. #Quote by Becky Albertalli
Adults quotes by Greg Bear
#67. Oh, there will still be deception. The fresh crew will emerge as adults, will have memories of past training and lives. Our stories, our lives, will go on. I refuse to allow that love to die, just because it was never real. #Quote by Greg Bear
Adults quotes by Jeff Schweitzer
#68. That we need help is easy to see every time we walk down the street.
The experts confirm what the obscured view in front of us tells us.
They estimate that 64% of adults in the United States are obese and
that this percentage is growing. Even our children are being affected,
as nearly every one in three American children under the age of 18
is overweight. #Quote by Jeff Schweitzer
Adults quotes by Karin Slaughter
#69. As voters and taxpayers, we must demand that our local governments properly prioritize libraries. As citizens, we must invest in our library down the street so that the generations served by that library grow up to be adults who contribute not just to their local communities but to the world. #Quote by Karin Slaughter
Adults quotes by Neal Cassady
#70. Like here it was that I entered that stage when a child overcomes naivite enough to realize an adult's emotional reaction as somethimes freakish for its inconsistencies, so can, on his own reasoning canvas, paint those early pale colors of judgement, resulting from initial moments of ability to critically examine life's perplexities, in tentative little brain-engine stirrings, before they faded to quickly join that train of remembered experience carrying signals indicating existence which itself far outweighs traction effort by thinking's soon slipping drivers to effectively resist any slack-action advantage, for starting so necessitates continual cuts on the hauler - performed as if governed lifelong by the tagwork of a student-green foreman who, crushed under on rushing time always building against his excessive load of emotional contents, is forever a lost ball in the high weeds of personal developments - until, with ever changing emphasis through a whole series of grades of consciousness (leading up from root-beginnings of obscure childish inconscious soul within a world), early lack - for what child sustains logic? - reaches a point of late fossilization, resultant of repeated wrong moves in endless switching of dark significances crammed inside the cranium, where, through such hindering habits, there no longer is the flexibility for thought transfer and unloading of dead freight that a standard gauge would afford and thus, as Faustian Destiny dictates, is an inept mink, #Quote by Neal Cassady
Adults quotes by Jean Rostand
#71. To be adult is to be alone. #Quote by Jean Rostand
Adults quotes by Temple Grandin
#72. I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac. #Quote by Temple Grandin
Adults quotes by Tony Parsons
#73. I have this theory about divorce. I have a theory that is never a tragedy for adults and always a tragedy for children. Adults can lose weight, find someone nicer, get their life back. Divorce gives grown-ups a get-out-of-jail-free card. It is the children who pay the price, and pay it for the rest of their lives. But we can't admit that, all us scarred veterans of the divorce court, because it would mean admitting that we have inflicted wounds on our children that they will carry for the rest of their lives. #Quote by Tony Parsons
Adults quotes by Sarah Cross
#74. Birthdays were wretched, delicious things when you lived in Beau Rivage. The clock stuck midnight, and presents gave way to magic.
Curses bloomed.
Girls bit into sharp apples instead of birthday cake, chocked on the ruby-and-white slivers, and collapsed into enchanted sleep. Unconscious beneath cobweb canopies, frozen in coffins of glass, they waited for their princes to come. Or they tricked ogres, traded their voices for love, danced until their glass slippers cracked.
A prince would awaken, roused by the promise of true love, and find he had a witch to destroy. A heart to steal. To tear from the rib cage, where it was cushioned by bloody velvet, and deliver it to the queen who demanded the princess's death.
Girls became victims and heroines.
Boys became lovers and murderers.
And sometimes ... they became both. #Quote by Sarah Cross
Adults quotes by Jay London
#75. They asked me what I thought about euthanasia. I said I'm more concerned about the adults. #Quote by Jay London
Adults quotes by Fran Lebowitz
#76. My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. #Quote by Fran Lebowitz
Adults quotes by Margaret Mahy
#77. At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young. #Quote by Margaret Mahy
Adults quotes by Christine Morton-Shaw
#78. Why on earth do adults have to laugh so loudly at everything? Hyena laughs, the women worse than the men - except for the times the men were worse than the women. #Quote by Christine Morton-Shaw
Adults quotes by Walden Bello
#79. The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world's food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock-food for the well off-while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation. #Quote by Walden Bello
Adults quotes by Nina Renata Aron
#80. Thinking about adults putting on a happy face for children, or worse, being unable to put on the happy face, is devastating. That we maintain this dishonesty with them, that we must. I have a longing to protect the kids from coming into some consciousness of the fact that taking care of them is difficult. I always imagined that keeping that fact from them was an essential part of good mothering. #Quote by Nina Renata Aron
Adults quotes by Deepak Chopra
#81. A child raised with spiritual skills will be able to answer the most basic questions about how the universe works; she will understand the source of creativity both within and outside herself; she will be able to practice nonjudgment, acceptance, and truth, which are the most valuable skills anyone can possess for dealing with other people; and she will be free from the crippling fear and anxiety about the meaning of life that is the secret dry rot inside the hearts of most adults, whether they can admit it or not. The deepest nurturing you can give your child is spiritual nurturing. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Adults quotes by Seanan McGuire
#82. Children have always tumbled down rabbit holes, fallen through mirrors, been swept away by unseasonal floods or carried off by tornadoes. Children have always traveled, and because they are young and bright and full of contradictions, they haven't always restricted their travel to the possible. Adulthood brings limitations like gravity and linear space and the idea that bedtime is a real thing, and not an artificially imposed curfew. Adults can still tumble down rabbit holes and into enchanted wardrobes, but it happens less and less with every year they live. Maybe this is a natural consequence of living in a world where being careful is a necessary survival trait, where logic wears away the potential for something bigger and better than the obvious. Childhood melts, and flights of fancy are replaced by rules. Tornados kill people: they don't carry them off to magical worlds. Talking foxes are a sign of fever, not guides sent to start some grand adventure.
But children, ah, children. Children follow the foxes, and open the wardrobes, and peek beneath the bridge. Children climb the walls and fall down the wells and run the razor's edge of possibility until sometimes, just sometimes, the possible surrenders and shows them the way to go home. #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Adults quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#83. The morning Julia found the phone, my parents were over for brunch. Everything was falling apart around Benjy, although I'll never know what he knew at the time, and neither will he. The adults were talking when he reentered the kitchen and said, "The sound of time. What happened to it?"

"What are you talking about?"

"You know," he said, waving his tiny hand about, "the sound of time."

It took time - about five frustrating minutes - to figure out what he was getting at. Our refigerator was being repaired, so the kitchen lacked its omnipresent, nearly imperceptible buzzing sound. He spent virtually all his home life within reach of that sound, and so had come to associate it with life happening.

I loved his misunderstanding, because it wasn't a misunderstanding.
My grandfather heard the cries of his dead brothers. That was the sound of his time.
My father heard attacks.
Julia heard the boys' voices.
I heard silences.
Sam heard betrayals and the sounds of Apple products turning on.
Max heard Argus's whining.
Benjy was the only one still young enough to hear home. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Adults quotes by Anonymous
#84. Narayan Khalsa is a youth program assistant with Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity, a Marin-based organization that serves homeless teens and young adults. The learn more about AHO, call 381-7173. You can also go online at ahoproject.org. #Quote by Anonymous
Adults quotes by Katharine Hepburn
#85. You don't pick who you fall in love with. There are so few people to love. It's hard for one adult to even like another. Almost impossible. #Quote by Katharine Hepburn
Adults quotes by Alejandro Zambra
#86. The novel belongs to our parents, I thought then, I think now. That's what we grew up believing, that the novel belonged to our parents. We cursed them, and also took refuge in their shadows, relieved. While the adults killed or were killed, we drew pictures in a corner. While the country was falling to pieces, we were learning to talk, to walk, to fold napkins in the shapes of boats, of airplanes. While the novel was happening, we played hide-and-seek, we played at disappearing. #Quote by Alejandro Zambra
Adults quotes by Russell L. Ackoff
#87. Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during, and after attending schools is learned without its being taught to us. A child learns such fundamental things as how to walk, talk, eat, dress, and so on without being taught these things. Adults learn most of what they use at work or at leisure while at work or leisure. Most of what is taught in classroom settings is forgotten, and much or what is remembered is irrelevant. #Quote by Russell L. Ackoff
Adults quotes by Henry Johnson Jr
#88. In life, we are constantly growing.There are no true adults because our life experiences and sometimes unfortunate conditions show us that constant growth is part of the human story. #Quote by Henry Johnson Jr
Adults quotes by Dr. Seuss
#89. Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. #Quote by Dr. Seuss
Adults quotes by George Orwell
#90. 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. #Quote by George Orwell
Adults quotes by Alison Lohman
#91. I've always loved acting with adults versus like the whole High School feel. #Quote by Alison Lohman
Adults quotes by Liane Moriarty
#92. Of course, a minute was enough. Never take your eyes off them. Never look away. It happens so fast. It happens without a sound. All those stories in the news. All those parents. All those mistakes she'd read about. ... Children with stupid, foolish, neglectful parents. Children who died while surrounded by so-called responsible adults. And each time she would pretend to be non-judgmental, but really, deep down she was thinking: Not me. That could never really happen to me. #Quote by Liane Moriarty
Adults quotes by Bill Maher
#93. I think that religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies. I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. If you look at it logically, it's something that was drilled into your head when you were a small child. It certainly was drilled into mine at that age. And you really can't be responsible when you are a kid for what adults put into your head. #Quote by Bill Maher
Adults quotes by Dave Ramsey
#94. Gratitude is really, really attractive. A child who is genuinely grateful makes you want to do anything for her, and that is true of adults as well. #Quote by Dave Ramsey
Adults quotes by Kate Egan
#95. In The Hunger Games, there's something for everyone.
A gripping adventure.
A political commentary.
A love story.
A cautionary tale.
Some call it science fiction, some call it potential reality.
Some say it's for teenagers, some say it's for adults.
The book--and now the film--captures themes and concerns that seem timely.
But its real strength, in the end, is that it's timeless. It speaks to us today, and it will speak--even more powerfully--tomorrow. #Quote by Kate Egan
Adults quotes by Andrew Kreisberg
#96. One of the best things about reading comic books, when you're a kid or an adult, is watching the characters cross-over. What happens in one book affects the other, and these shows are so tightly knit that it feels like one giant show. #Quote by Andrew Kreisberg
Adults quotes by Delmore Schwartz
#97. What was the freedom to which the adult human being rose in the morning, if each act was held back or inspired by the overpowering ghost of a little child? #Quote by Delmore Schwartz
Adults quotes by Matt Groening
#98. Where do babies come from? Don't bother asking adults. They lie like pigs. However, diligent independent research and hours of playground consultation have yielded fruitful, if tentative, results. There are several theories. Near as we can figure out, it has something to do with acting ridiculous in the dark. We believe it is similar to dogs when they act peculiar and ride each other. This is called "making love". Careful study of popular song lyrics, advertising catch-lines, TV sitcoms, movies, and T-Shirt inscriptions offers us significant clues as to its nature. Apparently it makes grown-ups insipid and insane. Some graffiti was once observed that said "sex is good". All available evidence, however, points to the contrary. #Quote by Matt Groening
Adults quotes by Dina Lohan
#99. I think Anderson Cooper is an opinionated, hypocritical idiot who should be an adult and keep his opinion to himself. #Quote by Dina Lohan
Adults quotes by Margaret Guenther
#100. It was a happy day when I discovered that in the English of Chaucer's day - which was also the time of the Black Death - the word "silly" meant "blessed." I am not sure when we strayed away from its original meaning, when blessedness took on a churchy aura and silliness became the realm of Monty Python and fourth-grade eschatological humor. As hard-working adults we too often lose the gift for letting go, for delight in simply being. We persuade ourselves that every moment must be lived productively; like the busy little bee, we feel a holy obligation to improve each shining hour. We would do well to take very small children or big silly dogs as our teachers. I have learned much about holy uselessness form Perry, the dog... #Quote by Margaret Guenther
Adults quotes by Steve Martin
#101. Kids like my act because I'm wearing nose glasses. Adults like my act because there's a guy who thinks putting on nose glasses is funny. #Quote by Steve Martin
Adults quotes by Kazuo Ishiguro
#102. None of you will go to America, none of you will be film stars. And none of you will be working in supermarkets as I heard some of you planning the other day.
Your lives are set out for you. You'll become adults, then before you're old, before you're even middle-aged, you'll start to donate your vital organs. #Quote by Kazuo Ishiguro
Adults quotes by Janet Parshall
#103. As the mother of six, Karen Santorum knows the power of stories to shape and mold the nature of our children. In Everyday Graces, Karen has complied a treasure chest of tales that helps us raise the next generation of children into adults of kind compassion. Everyday Graces is a must for families that desire their children to become people of character. #Quote by Janet Parshall
Adults quotes by Andre Gorz
#104. You had no place of your own in the world of adults. It was sink or swim for you - you couldn't help but be strong because your whole world was precarious. I've always felt your underlying fragility. I loved your fragility when you weren't afraid to let it show. #Quote by Andre Gorz
Adults quotes by Alan Moore
#105. He never looks at comics these days, even though they've become fashionable to the point where adults are allowed to read them without fear of ridicule. Ironically, in David's view, this makes them a lot more ridiculous than when they were intended as a perfectly legitimate and often beautifully crafted means of entertaining kids. At age thirteen, David's idea of heaven was somewhere that comics were acclaimed and readily available, perhaps with dozens of big budget movies featuring his favourite obscure costumed characters. Now that he's in his fifties and his paradise is all around him he finds it depressing. Concepts and ideas meant for the children of some forty years ago: is that the best that the twenty-first century has got to offer? When all this extraordinary stuff is happening everywhere, are Stan Lee's post-war fantasies of white neurotic middle-class American empowerment really the most adequate response? #Quote by Alan Moore
Adults quotes by Joe Navarro
#106. If you are a parent, teacher, camp counselor, or school resource officer and you see children severely change or restrain their arm behavior around their parents or other adults, at a minimum it should arouse your interest and promote further observation. Cessation of arm movement is part of the limbic system's freeze response. To the abused child, this adaptive behavior can mean survival. #Quote by Joe Navarro
Adults quotes by Seth
#107. When I started out in the eighties, the idea of creating serious comics for adults was pretty laughable to most folks, and for the longest time it was hard to even explain what alternative comics or graphic novels were. Nobody seemed to understand or care. Not so, any longer. #Quote by Seth
Adults quotes by Crismarie Campbell
#108. Remember, as adults, we don't need to always get our way, but we do need to feel heard and genuinely considered. #Quote by Crismarie Campbell
Adults quotes by Beth Moore
#109. What I thought as a young adult is you act like you have it together whether or not you do because that is what church people do. That is not what God has called us to do. #Quote by Beth Moore
Adults quotes by Tom Rath
#110. An Australian study of more than 12,000 adults estimated that every single hour spent watching television after the age of 25 decreased the viewer's life expectancy by 22 minutes. #Quote by Tom Rath
Adults quotes by Ajaypal Singh Banga
#111. The 2.5 billion adults [around the world] without access to financial services are disproportionately women and young people. There are at least 44 million unbanked or underbanked people in the United States, so clearly financial inclusion is needed in all markets. #Quote by Ajaypal Singh Banga
Adults quotes by Tom Hunter
#112. In 2003 Scotland had 36 new business registrations per 10,000 adults. It's still the same. #Quote by Tom Hunter
Adults quotes by David Rees
#113. Nobody could be a professional cartoonist, because you have to do something you don't like to do in order to be a responsible adult and pay the rent. #Quote by David Rees
Adults quotes by Genevieve Valentine
#114. Silk moths can't fly. It's been bred out of them for five thousand years. The adults are only needed to make more worms. Most aren't meant to live long enough to break the chrysalis; flight's an unnecessary trait. #Quote by Genevieve Valentine
Adults quotes by Dave Chappelle
#115. When I'm on stage, I get real happy there. Maybe that's the only time in my adult life I feel like myself. #Quote by Dave Chappelle
Adults quotes by Kallypso Masters
#116. That a healthy BDSM or kink relationship involves building a deep trust in each other, open and honest communication, using safewords, negotiating and sharing your hard and soft limits, and always involves activities mutually consented upon between adults. #Quote by Kallypso Masters
Adults quotes by Margaret Mahy
#117. I don't think I prefer writing for one age group above another. I am just as pleased with a story which I feel works well for very small children as I do with a story for young adults. #Quote by Margaret Mahy
Adults quotes by Margaret Kennedy
#118. Our kids are not here to comfort us, to entertain us, or to validate us. Those things need to come from ourselves and from other adults. #Quote by Margaret Kennedy
Adults quotes by Jo Walton
#119. Kids are really good at ignoring the heavy-handed message and getting with the fun parts. It's good they are, because adults have devoted a lot of effort writing them message thinly disguised as stories and clubbing children over the head with them. #Quote by Jo Walton
Adults quotes by Nicholas Sparks
#120. You know ... it's a hard age. Kids are in that stage where they're beginning to understand the world of adults, without having the maturity of adults to deal with everything going on around them. #Quote by Nicholas Sparks
Adults quotes by Ben Sasse
#121. If a free people is going to be reproduced, it will require watering and revivifying and owning anew older traditions and awaking the curiosity in the soul of each citizen. National greatness will not be recovered via a mindless expansion of bureaucratized schooling. Seventy years ago, Dorothy Sayers wrote, 'Sure, we demand another grant of money, we postpone the school leaving age and plan to build bigger and better schools. We demand that teachers further slave conscientiously in and out of school hours. But to what end? I believe,' Sayers lamented, 'all this devoted effort is largely frustrated because we have no definable goal for each child to become a fully formed adult. We have lost the tools of learning, sacrificing them to the piecemeal, subject matter approach of bureaucratized schooling that finally compromises to produce passive rather than active emerging adults. But our kids are not commodities, they are plants. They require a protected environment, and care, and feeding, but most basically, an internal yearning to grow toward the sunlight. What we need is the equipping of each child with those lost tools. #Quote by Ben Sasse
Adults quotes by Susan Forward
#122. Once we begin to examine the forces that drive the misogynist, we find that much of his abusive behavior is a cover-up for his tremendous anxiety about women. He is caught in the conflict between his need for the woman's love and his deepseated fears of her. This man needs, as we all do, to feel emotionally taken care of, to be loved, and to feel safe. As adults we fulfill these yearnings through physical intimacy, emotional sharing, and parenting. But the misogynist finds these yearnings terribly frightening. His normal needs to be close to a woman are mixed with fears that she can annihilate him emotionally. He harbors a hidden belief that if he loves a woman, she will then have the power to hurt him, to deprive him, to engulf him, and to abandon him. Once he has invested her with these awesome and mythical powers, she becomes a fearful figure for him. #Quote by Susan Forward
Adults quotes by T.F. Hodge
#123. Apply expectations appropriately. Do not assume [all] adults are as grown up and mature as they should be, or appear to be. #Quote by T.F. Hodge
Adults quotes by Anna Kendrick
#124. People who grew up in major cities may wonder why the hell I would act like it's a big deal to be unaccompanied in New York City at that age. It's populated with both adults and children, it's a functioning metropolis, Kevin McCallister was only ten in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and that kid saved Christmas. Conversely, people from suburban areas act like my parents sent me wandering around the site of the Baby Jessica well, blindfolded and holding a flaming baton. So pick a side and prepare to judge me wither way! #Quote by Anna Kendrick
Adults quotes by Isobelle Carmody
#125. If fantasy is done well, it has both serious content in a literary fashion and is a really good read as well - and children and young adults won't suffer anything else. #Quote by Isobelle Carmody
Adults quotes by Rebecca West
#126. She understood children, and knew that they were adults handicapped by a humiliating disguise and had their adult qualities within them. #Quote by Rebecca West
Adults quotes by Peter David
#127. That was when it was all made painfully clear to me. When you are a child, there is joy. There is laughter. And most of all, there is trust. Trust in your fellows. When you are an adult ... then comes suspicion, hatred, and fear. If children ran the world, it would be a place of eternal bliss and cheer. Adults run the world; and there is war, and enmity, and destruction unending. Adults who take charge of things muck them up, and then produce a new generation of children and say, "The children are the hope of the future." And they are right. Children are the hope of the future. But adults are the damnation of the present, and children become adults as surely as adults become worm food.
Adults are the death of hope. #Quote by Peter David
Adults quotes by Karen Russell
#128. Faith was a power that arose from inside you, I thought, and doubt was exogenous, a speck in your eye. A black mote from the sad world of adults. #Quote by Karen Russell
Adults quotes by Aaron Sorkin
#129. We lead the world in only 3 categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now none of this is the fault of 20 year old college student, but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world I don't know what the f^&k you're talking about. #Quote by Aaron Sorkin
Adults quotes by Dorothy Whipple
#130. It matters to ourselves, of course, but it matters terribly to other people. Moral failure or spiritual failure or whatever you call it, makes such a vicious circle ... It seems as if when we love people and they fall short, we retaliate by falling shorter ourselves. Children are like that. Adults have a fearful responsibility. When they fail to live up to what children expect of them, the children give up themselves. So each generation keeps failing the next. #Quote by Dorothy Whipple
Adults quotes by Adam Gidwitz
#131. There is a wisdom in children, a kind of knowing, a kind of believing, that we, as adults, do not have. There is a time when a kingdom needs its children. #Quote by Adam Gidwitz
Adults quotes by Anne Sweeney
#132. Too many times, adults walk into situations, and people have already put them in a box: 'Oh, you write comedy.' Or, 'You're the development woman.' And it's not just our profession. It's hard to look at someone and say, 'What else is inside?' #Quote by Anne Sweeney
Adults quotes by Steven Biko
#133. The system concedes nothing without demand, for it formulates its very method of operation on the basis that the ignorant will learn to know, the child will grow into an adult and therefore demands will begin to be made. It gears itself to resist demands in whatever way it sees fit. #Quote by Steven Biko
Adults quotes by Sherman Alexie
#134. Teenagers read millions of books every year. They read for entertainment and for education. They read because of school assignments and pop culture fads.
And there are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and enraged. They read because they live in an often-terrible world. They read because they believe despite the callow protestations of certain adults that books-especially the dark and dangerous ones-will save them. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Adults quotes by Kevin Crossley-Holland
#135. Think of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.' It is equally intoxicating for children and adults. All this 'crossover' talk is something publishers are using as a selling device - a kind of post hoc rationalisation of what was happening already. #Quote by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Adults quotes by Eric Bishop-Potter
#136. I catch sight of Janice. Her eyes are so full of excitement that I half expect her to jump up and down. This is something she'll never forget, I tell myself. As an old lady with all the spirit knocked out of her and nobody believe in she'll remember a happy day in July when a horny young guy strutted his stuff and made her heart beat fast. #Quote by Eric Bishop-Potter
Adults quotes by Rory Freedman
#137. Compassion and mercy are important, period. It doesn't matter who's at our receiving end, but we need to be flexing those muscles. It's not mutually exclusive: If you have compassion for children starving in Africa, it doesn't mean you can't have compassion for adults in Africa or animals that are being tortured and abused. #Quote by Rory Freedman
Adults quotes by Jeffrey Kluger
#138. In both children and adults, there can be a hard-to-deny link between a robust sense of hope and either work productivity or academic achievement. #Quote by Jeffrey Kluger
Adults quotes by Bernhard Schlink
#139. When he answered, he went all the way back to beginnings. He instructed me about the individual, about freedom and dignity, about the human being as subject and the fact that one may not turn him into an object. "Don't you remember how furious you would get as a little boy when Mama knew better what was good for you? Even how far one can act like this with children is a real problem. It is a philosophical problem, but philosophy does not concern itself with children. It leaves them to pedagogy, where they're not in very good hands. Philosophy has forgotten about children." He smiled at me. "Forgotten them forever, not just sometimes, the way I forget about you."
"But . . ."
"But with adults I see absolutely no justification for setting other people's views of what is good for them above their own ideas of what is good for themselves."
"Not even if they themselves are happy about it later?"
He shook his head. "We're not talking about happiness, we're talking about dignity and freedom. Even as a little boy, you knew the difference. It was no comfort to you that your mother was always right. #Quote by Bernhard Schlink
Adults quotes by Frank Warren
#140. The children almost broken by the world become the adults most likely to change it. #Quote by Frank Warren
Adults quotes by Renata Adler
#141. So it is to be another Christmas, then, and another New Year's on my own. Well, it is all right. I have grown used to it, have come almost to prefer it. Those days for most adults, it is generally acknowledged, and perhaps for all but the fewest children are so grim. Along with birthdays and of course Thanksgiving, only worse. Why observe them, then, unless one is for the sake of the children, or the office, or someone else's sake, obliged to. Well, no reason. #Quote by Renata Adler
Adults quotes by Dave Grohl
#142. It's not until recently that I could even imagine myself as an adult. But these kids today, they look at me like I'm Neil Young. Nirvana is the band their parents listen to. #Quote by Dave Grohl
Adults quotes by Paul Gitwaza
#143. Spiritual maturity is not measured by the years that you have spent in church, rather by your attitude before people different from you. #Quote by Paul Gitwaza
Adults quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#144. Face flushed, I shook my head and stared at my white-knuckled grip on the bed. Of all my pet peeves, condescending adults were probably at the top of the list. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Adults quotes by Henry Louis Gates
#145. My brother and I had a really privileged relationship with my parents ... They treated us like adults. #Quote by Henry Louis Gates
Adults quotes by Michelle Rhee
#146. We are always going to put the best interests of kids above the rights, privileges and priorities of adults. #Quote by Michelle Rhee
Adults quotes by Lynda Barry
#147. There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in it.
I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities, in the way melody can transform mood.
They can't transform your actual situation, but they can transform your experience of it. We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay. I believe we have always done this, used images to stand and understand what otherwise would be intolerable. #Quote by Lynda Barry
Adults quotes by Michael Jackson
#148. It puts a smile on my face to see all the children, and all the teenagers, and the adults - the demographics - it makes my heart very, very happy. I love them. I love all the fans, very much. #Quote by Michael Jackson
Adults quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#149. (From the Q&A with the author at the end of the book.)
Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?
I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.

The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.

I am also shocked by adults who feel that rape is an inappropriate topic to discuss with teenagers. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 44 percent of rape victims are under the age of 18 and 46 percent of those victims are between the ages of 12-15. It makes adults uncomfortable to acknowledge this, but our inability to speak clearly and openly about sexual issues endangers our children. It is immoral not to discuss this with them. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Adults quotes by John Lasseter
#150. When you set out to really entertain adults as well as kids, your audience is basically anybody who is breathing. #Quote by John Lasseter
Adults quotes by Cate Edwards
#151. Now, as an adult, I appreciate those memories. Mom taught me the importance of compassion for your waitress, your crossing guard, your mailman. #Quote by Cate Edwards
Adults quotes by Manprit Kaur
#152. As adults we get so entrapped in illusions and trivia, that we forget the true essence of life; and so often we need to connect with children, to understand that it is the little, priceless joys that make life beautiful and worthy. #Quote by Manprit Kaur
Adults quotes by Maggie Gallagher
#153. Black America knows better than anyone else the high price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults. #Quote by Maggie Gallagher
Adults quotes by Helen Hunt
#154. I think if my daughter was interested in acting, I would find ways for her to act in theater that has to do with her school or a kids' improvisational thing. There are ways to do it where you're not on a movie set with 60 adults, which I loved at the time, but as a parent, I don't know that I'd be dying to put her in that spot. #Quote by Helen Hunt
Adults quotes by Amy Poehler
#155. I was told I resembled a cartoon chicken, which is still true, especially after a rough weekend. My parents tell stories about my staring at them from the crib at all hours of the night. Sounds pretty creepy, right? A pale, bald and tiny baby bird peering out through the slats of its cage, challenging the adults to an all-night staring contest? #Quote by Amy Poehler
Adults quotes by Jennifer Silverwood
#156. Amie frowned. 'That's what I can't figure out. I mean everyone wants their happy ending, right? No one cares about reading actual literature anymore anyway. All they want is vampires and supernatural mumbo-jumbo. It's sick, really. #Quote by Jennifer Silverwood
Adults quotes by Tom G. Palmer
#157. Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults, because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves. #Quote by Tom G. Palmer
Adults quotes by Gene Weingarten
#158. I do not believe in public shaming. I do believe that young adults go to college to learn things, and that this process will almost inevitably result in their making mistakes and misjudgments and otherwise acting badly. #Quote by Gene Weingarten
Adults quotes by Brooke Fraser
#159. Now that I am an adult, I'm very comfortable in my own skin. I'm a lot more settled down and I learnt to just be comfortable with where I'm at, rather than always wanting to be somewhere ahead of where I am. #Quote by Brooke Fraser
Adults quotes by Patrick Ness
#160. Honestly. Adults. How do they live in the world? (Or maybe that is how they live in the world.) #Quote by Patrick Ness
Adults quotes by Josh Lieb
#161. First off, I call them "children", not "kids". I am a child, and I am not ashamed to be one; time will cure this unfortunate condition. "Kid" is the cutesy name adults call children, because they think "child" sounds too scientific and clinical. I refuse to call myself by their idiotic pet name. Your grandmother might call you "Snugglepants Lovebotton", but that's not how you introduce yourself to strangers.
I also refuse to use terms like "teen", "tween", and etc. I find them patronizing and putrid. They are fake words, used to disguise the truth--that anyone under the age of eighteen is legally (and that's the only thing that matters) a child. #Quote by Josh Lieb
Adults quotes by Ron Suskind
#162. He was confronted at an early age with adult-strength realizations about powerlessness, desperation, and distrust, taking his dose right alongside the overwhelmed adults. This steady stream of shocks and realizations leaves so many boys raised in poor, urban areas stumbling toward manhood with a hardened exterior masking deep insecurities. #Quote by Ron Suskind
Adults quotes by Jill Wagner
#163. 'Wipeout' is a giant obstacle course for adults of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Whoever wins takes home $50,000 and gets to brag to all of their coworkers that they made it out alive! #Quote by Jill Wagner
Adults quotes by Sylvain Neuvel
#164. The moral of the story is…Jeff is a moron. A baby axolotl can't fight a fish! You can't expect babies to do the things adults do. You can't expect anyone to do things they can't do. If you ask me to lift five hundred pounds, I can't. It doesn't matter how much I want to, how much conviction I put into it. It's just not something I can do. Maybe if I'd been training all my life, but not now, not tomorrow. #Quote by Sylvain Neuvel
Adults quotes by Terry Gilliam
#165. It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it, but adults have more trouble. This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits. #Quote by Terry Gilliam
Adults quotes by Rick Riordan
#166. Kids, if anything, are harder to write for because they are a more discerning audience. They will not stay with you if you go off on a tangent or if you give them extraneous information that doesn't serve the story. You really have to tell a tight story. You have to give them humor and suspense and believable characters. All those things that adults want too, but you have to be really on your game when you're writing for kids. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Adults quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#167. When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Adults quotes by Juan Gines De Sepulveda
#168. The Spaniards are perfectly right to govern these barbarians of the New World and adjacent islands; they are in prudence, ingenuity, virtue, and humanity as inferior to the Spaniards as children are to adults and women are to men, there being as much difference between them as that between wild and cruel and very merciful persons, the prodigiously intemperate and the continent and tempered, and I daresay from apes to men #Quote by Juan Gines De Sepulveda
Adults quotes by Marilyn Ferguson
#169. Suddenly creativity is the popular goal. Ironically, a quality dissonant with our conventional education process is greatly in demand in adults - and those who survive the system without losing their creative integrity are richly rewarded. The magic word in a book's title almost ensures sales: Creative Stitchery, Creative Cookery, Creative Gardening ... Perhaps we are trying to develop something that was innately ours. #Quote by Marilyn Ferguson
Adults quotes by Jack Valenti
#170. I don't care if you call it AO for Adults Only, or Chopped Liver or Father Goose. Your movie will still have the stigma of being in a category that's going to be inhabited by the very worst of pictures. #Quote by Jack Valenti
Adults quotes by Kristopher Jansma
#171. the world." Jeffrey just shakes his head. "You don't know what it was like. You weren't there when things got really bad. That Haslett asshole kept on calling, and then Iowa, and whenever I went out, there'd be someone just staring at me. It was like I could see my words there in their heads. Crawling there on the undersides of their foreheads. It was like they thought I knew something. And they always ask me, Is it true? Is it true? Did it really happen? And then . . . What's next? What are you working on now? All of these . . . these . . . these - "" (from "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards: A Novel (Ala Notable Books for Adults)" by Kristopher Jansma) #Quote by Kristopher Jansma
Adults quotes by Billy Corgan
#172. My step-mom would tell me that she would get complaints from adults that I stared too much at them. #Quote by Billy Corgan
Adults quotes by Alice Miller
#173. In my investigations of the connections between morality and the body, I encountered two further aspects that, unlike the problem of forgiveness, were new to me. One question I asked myself concerned the true nature of the feeling that we, as adults, persist in calling love for our parents. The other aspect that struck me was the realization that throughout our lives the body craves the nourishment that it needed so badly in childhood but was never given. I believe that this is a source of suffering and distress for many people. Part #Quote by Alice Miller
Adults quotes by Robert Cormier
#174. Archie became absolutely still, afraid that the rapid beating of his heart might betray his sudden knowledge, the proof of what he'd always suspected, not only of Brother Leon but most grownups, most adults: they were vulnerable, running scared, open to invasion. #Quote by Robert Cormier
Adults quotes by Kristen Stewart
#175. You can make a movie that's more focused on the jokes, but Young Adult was not that kind of movie. #Quote by Kristen Stewart
Adults quotes by Peter Singer
#176. Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs - or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and - as evidenced by YouTube videos - entertaining cats. #Quote by Peter Singer
Adults quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#177. You can't train kids in a world where adults have no concept of what science literacy is. The adults are gonna squash the creativity that would manifest itself, because they're clueless about what it and why it matters. But science can always benefit from the more brains there are that are thinking about it - but that's true for any field. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Adults quotes by Bernie Siegel
#178. If nothing has helped you decide, go ask a child. Children know what they need, and more surprisingly, the know what we need. Adults think. Kids respond with their feelings. They don't think about what you will think of their answer, so they just speak the truth-if you can get to them before junior high school age. At that time, they grow up, stop feeling loved, become depressed and start thinking-and what they are thinking about worries me. #Quote by Bernie Siegel
Adults quotes by Tina J. Richardson
#179. Autistic adults were once autistic kids. We grow up and need acceptance and understanding as well. #Quote by Tina J. Richardson
Adults quotes by Virginia Satir
#180. Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves. #Quote by Virginia Satir
Adults quotes by Kevin Henkes
#181. Sometimes I think as adults we think of them as - because they're small in size that they're small in all ways - and they're not. They have big feelings, and they have big eyes, they see things, they hear things, they're living life just the way an adult does and I think sometimes as adults we forget that. #Quote by Kevin Henkes
Adults quotes by Karen Joy Fowler
#182. But the most fantastical of my imaginary worlds turned out to be the one I'd thought was real. As a child, I believed the world was run by competent, sane and benevolent adults. I believed this for much longer than I believed in Santa Claus.
That belief has since gone down like the Titanic (on which I also spent a lot of time as a child). The world is run by nitwits and psychopaths. #Quote by Karen Joy Fowler
Adults quotes by Cat Winters
#183. We wouldn't even have wars, if adults followed the rules they learned as children. A four-year old would be able to see how foolish grown men are behaving if you explained the war in child's terms. A boy named Germany started causing problems all over the playground that included beating up a girl named Belgium on his way to hurt a kid named France. Then England tried to beat up Germany to help France and Belgium, and when that didn't work, they called over a kid named America, and people started pounding on him, too. #Quote by Cat Winters
Adults quotes by Jamie McKelvie
#184. It's 2014, and adults are still writing articles about whether other adults should read comic books or not. #Quote by Jamie McKelvie
Adults quotes by Hanna Alkaf
#185. Adults rarely like being told that they don't have all the answers, or worse still, that the answers they do have are all the wrong ones. #Quote by Hanna Alkaf
Adults quotes by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
#186. I love letters from little kids. Adults never proclaim themselves 'your #1 fan! #Quote by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Adults quotes by Chris Crutcher
#187. If I have any complaints about my youth ... one is that many well-meaning adults lied to me. Not spiteful lies with malicious intent but lies designed to prevent emotional and psychological pain - lies told by the people who cared about me most: my parents, teachers, relatives. #Quote by Chris Crutcher
Adults quotes by Sally Thorne
#188. We are adults undertaking a team-building activity in a professional capacity, so naturally we spend several minutes horsing around, striking poses with our paintball guns and making sound effects. Joshua and Sergeant Paintball watch us like orderlies at a mental facility. #Quote by Sally Thorne
Adults quotes by Shey Stahl
#189. Have you ever been in love? It's a question you're asked a lot as a kid from your friends, adults, anyone. They're curious. How do you know you're in love? Do we even really know what love means? It's just a word to define a feeling. #Quote by Shey Stahl
Adults quotes by Bruno Bettelheim
#190. The child knows only that he engages in play because it is enjoyable. He isn't aware of his need to play
a need which has its source in the pressure of unsolved problems. Nor does he know that his pleasure in playing comes from a deep sense of well-being that is the direct result of feeling in control of things, in contrast to the rest of his life, which is managed by his parents or other adults. #Quote by Bruno Bettelheim
Adults quotes by Shannon Hale
#191. Personally, I believe "Young Adult" to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who's not quite an adult/Isn't really boring. #Quote by Shannon Hale
Adults quotes by Dave Eggers
#192. Kit, you know the key to relating to your parents now? It's mercy. Children, when they become teenagers and then young adults, grow unforgiving. Anything but perfection is pathos. Children are judgmental on an Old Testament level. All errors are unforgivable, as if a contract of perfection has been broken. But what if one's parents are granted the same mercy, the same empathy as other humans? Children need more Jesus in them. #Quote by Dave Eggers
Adults quotes by Guy Pearce
#193. Growing up, I was a kid pretending to be an adult. #Quote by Guy Pearce
Adults quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#194. I am really very grateful for this Award. It is one of the first given to a woman, and to two women at that. When I first started getting work published, I used to have wistful thoughts at the way all important awards were given to men. Women, I used to think, could be as innovative, imaginative and productive as possible - and women were the ones mostly at work in the field of fantasy for children and young adults - but only let a man enter the field, and people instantly regarded what he had to say and what he did as more Important. He got respectful reviews as well as awards, even if what he was doing - which it often was - was imitating the women. But you have changed all that.
Thank you for being so enlightened.
Women, large-minded, formidable women, have played an almost exclusive part in helping my career. I have hardly ever dealt with a man - at least, when it came to publishing: #Quote by Diana Wynne Jones
Adults quotes by Mona Charen
#195. Liberal hostility to the traditional family helped to undermine centuries of accumulated wisdom and experience about what was best for children and adults. Far from benefiting only men, marriage confers enormous advantages on women and children as well - a fact that has been thrown into sharp relief by its breakdown over the past forty years. #Quote by Mona Charen
Adults quotes by Robert Wyatt
#196. I looked at what adults were doing and how they wanted to earn money, and I really didn't want to do that. I wanted to go away. #Quote by Robert Wyatt
Adults quotes by Sonia Sotomayor
#197. I have come to believe that in order to thrive, a child must have at least one adult in her life who shows her unconditional love, respect, and confidence. #Quote by Sonia Sotomayor
Adults quotes by Shannon Noelle Long
#198. Jesus Hollywood believed in a lot of things. He believed that stars were ghosts of family long since past and that he was more likely to die from an asteroid falling from the sky than another human being getting the better of him. He believed that children could see things when adults had already stopped believing.

Jesus Hollywood believed that you wrote your own story. He believed that anything could happen if you really set your mind to it. He believed that, in the end, everything would be ok; if it wasn't ok, it wasn't the end.

Jesus Hollywood believed that it wasn't really Jesus that raised Lazarus from the dead, but the other way around.

And Jesus Hollywood sure as fuck believed in love. #Quote by Shannon Noelle Long
Adults quotes by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
#199. Self-regulation can be taught to many kids who cycle between frantic activity and immobility. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, all kids need to learn self-awareness, self-regulation, and communication as part of their core curriculum. Just as we teach history and geography, we need to teach children how their brains and bodies work. For adults and children alike, being in control of ourselves requires becoming familiar with our inner world and accurately identifying what scares, upsets, or delights us. #Quote by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
Adults quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#200. PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called trousers by the enlightened and pants by the unworthy. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce

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