Coming Of Age Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old coming of age quotes, coming of age sayings, and coming of age proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor. Euripides
They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. Anonymous
It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date. George Bernard Shaw
Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary. Ernest Hemingway
People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age. John Doerr
The best way to live your life is to go to the other side of the rainbow young, but at a very old age. Craig D. Slovak
As the fruit ripens, so does the man mature, after many rains, suns and blows. Jose de las Luz y Caballero
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Leroy "Satchel" Paige
The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. Anonymous
Time is a funny thing. You can go through it and meddle with it, but nothing can stay permanent. So even if everything so far had not happened, time would still have managed to find a way to make all this happen. Erica Sehyun Song
If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else. Yogi Berra
We are always the same age inside. Gertrude Stein
Planning your own coming-of-age experience may wither you prematurely, but just think of it this way. If you can get through this, childbirth should be a breeze. Mimi Pond
Everyone's always scared for someone else's generation. Holly Bourne
Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old. Frank Lloyd Wright
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. Thomas Szasz
A young man's ambition is to get along in the world and make a place for himself–half your life goes that way, till you're 45 or 50. Then, if you're lucky, you make terms with life, you get released. Robert Penn Warren
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. J.D. Salinger
It's a tough world to find yourself in, but an even tougher one to be yourself in. Chris Colfer
Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. Brigitte Bardot
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. Victor Hugo
When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you. GAIL CARSON LEVINE
With adulthood comes responsibility. Mary Lydon Simonsen
You're a grown-up, and you get to decide what behaviors affect you for five minutes versus what behaviors change you as a person. Kelly Williams Brown
For some people, the transition to adulthood happens almost overnight. Sean Dietrich
The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Youth was the time for happiness, its only season; young people, leading a lazy, carefree life, partially occupied by scarcely absorbing studies, were able to devote themselves unlimitedly to the liberated exultation of their bodies. Michel Houellebecq
Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it. Mitch Albom
Embrace aging. Mitch Albom
But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance. David Deida
We should have taken our chances back then, when we were young and beautiful and didn't even know it. Lois McMaster Bujold
The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold. Naomi Wolf
a life can change in a tenth of a second or sometimes it can take 70 years. Charles Bukowski
Adult isn't a noun; it's a verb. It's the act of making correctly those small decisions that fill our day. It is something that you can practice and that can be done in concrete steps. Kelly Williams Brown
And in the last decade what had seemed normal and irreversible aging decline has, in fact, been reversed with changes in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and environment. Betty Friedan
We seem just now to live in a period of human history when both the rate and/or manifestations of aging are undergoing marked and rapid changes. Betty Friedan
My coming of age was in the '70s. A lot of people look back on it as a grim decade, but I look back on it as a liberating time. Boy George
The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like. Cilla Black
There's something unique about coming of age in 2015 with the way the world is. Max Joseph
There is a time for everything - a time for being born and a time for coming of age. There is a time for death, too. Barbara Bel Geddes
There is a time for everything - a time for being born and a time for coming of age. There is a time for death, too. Barbara Bel Geddes
I would definitely write to the kid that I was before, to embrace the moment. I think that often times when you're coming of age or growing up you look forward and you work really hard instead of sitting back and relaxing and enjoying the moment. Sean Mackin
These are the pieces of my youth, the small secrets and the not-so-great expectations that defined my coming of age. Tablo
Women were also urged to work on a mysterious quality called 'fascination.' Coming of age in the 1920's was a competitive business. Susan Cain
The coming-of-age story has sort of become a joke. It's something to capitalize on, and that is painful because when you are coming of age - when you are going through something like that - the genre is so meaningful. Mae Whitman
In my coming-of-age time, there was no internet, no social networking, nothing. It was just show after show, hoping one day somebody would notice you. Madonna Ciccone
Planning your own coming-of-age experience may wither you prematurely, but just think of it this way: If you can get through this, childbirth should be a breeze. Mimi Pond
The convention of the coming-of-age story and the love story were literally abandoned - because they had to be - and a new kind of coming-of-age and love story emerged that required a different kind of telling the story. Lidia Yuknavitch
With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone. Oscar Wilde
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind it, it doesn't matter. Mark Twain