Growing Up Quotes

If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.

Ever since I was young I wanted to be a princess, but it wasn’t because of the pretty dresses or because of the beautiful castle I’d live in, all I dreamed of was my prince charming.

You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.

Sometimes I wish I were a kid little kid again. Skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.

What I want… I can’t have. What I have… I don’t need. What I seek… I can’t find. What I found… I can’t deal with. What I have dealt with… I didn’t deserve.

The hardest part about growing up is letting go of what you were used to and moving on with something you’re not.

As I’ve grown up, I’ve learned several things. Life is full of disappointments and people you trusted will sooner or later let you down. I’ve learned that often those you love will love someone else and there’s only one way to fall — fast and hard. I’ve learned that out of thousands of smiles, it takes one to touch your heart. I’ve found that words can be deceiving but the truth always lies in a person’s eyes. I’ve learned that everything can change in the blink of an eye and tears often come without invitation. I’ve learned crying can make us stronger and there’s never too much love to go around. I’ve learned that prejudice helps no one and that weapons don’t hurt people, people hurt people. I’ve learned sticks and stones may leave cuts and bruises but harsh words leave scars. I’ve found that every time you give someone a piece of your heart, it’s a piece that you’ll never get back. I’ve learned the past is meant to be put behind us and we can’t dwell on regrets, for what’s done is done. I’ve learned that trusting yourself is the first step and that forgiving is remembering that helps your own heart more than theirs. I’ve found that family isn’t always blood and everyone is someone’s hero. I’ve learned that life is unexpected and God can do anything. I’ve learned that some things aren’t meant to be understood and that only time heals. I’ve found that imagination is our greatest gift and that we’re meant to dream for a reason. I’ve learned it’s never too late to fall in love and that being beautiful is all on the inside. Mistakes are our best teachers and everything happens for a reason. Only then can you live life to its full and true potential.

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