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    adult Quotes

    I did go through this period where girls would be mean and I had a lot of guy friends. But I've found as an adult the importance of having female and male friends.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: friends  adult  girls 
    We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: adult  silence  music  read 
    A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: children  time  adult  child 
    Every time an adult is going to write something for a teenager and you don't have, physically, a person who is that, you are always going to be a little off.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: time  people  adult  teenager  write 
    Sometimes I think that kids who are given junk food then don't crave it as adults in the same way. I don't know. I'm trying to figure out what the psychology is behind it before I have children.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    I was really poor for most of my adult life.
    — Zoe Leonard
    tags: adult  poor 
    When my sister decided that she wanted to act, I was so nervous for her. She's doing great, but I have a lot of friends at every level of success as an actor, and we all go through periods of time where they feel like their worth isn't within their own control. That's a horrible feeling for an adult to have.
    — Zoe Kazan
    Most adults get to a point in their careers where they feel secure, where they have a body of work behind them that will ensure longevity, and for actors, it's just not like that. You're basically always a temp, going from job to job.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: work  adult  body  job  career 
    Although adults have a role to play in teaching social skills to children, it is often best that they play it unobtrusively. In particular, adults must guard against embarrassing unskilled children by correcting them too publicly and against labeling children as shy in ways that may lead the children to see themselves in just that way.
    — Zick Rubin
    Children, then, acquire social skills not so much from adults as from their interactions with one another. They are likely to discover through trial and error which strategies work and which do not, and later to reflect consciously on what they have learned.
    — Zick Rubin
    tags: children  work  adult  child  strategy 
    As a teenager and a young adult, I never felt like my own story was interesting enough to tell, so I always wrote lyrics from someone else's perspective - told someone else's story.
    — Zach Condon
    I never go easy on kids when I play board games. The sooner they learn what the consequence of entering a competition is, the better. If they win, I punch them in the face like any adult.
    — Zach Braff
    In a sense, every human construction, whether mental or material, is a component in a landscape of fear because it exists in constant chaos. Thus children's fairy tales as well as adult's legends, cosmological myths, and indeed philosophical systems are shelters built by the mind in which human beings can rest, at least temporarily, from the siege of inchoate experience and of doubt.
    — Yi-Fu Tuan
    In all teaching there must be a fusion of authority as an adult providing a stable framework for the children in one's care, and humility as another human being ready to educate an equal who may turn out to be a superior.
    — Yehudi Menuhin
    The truth is that we were born to have it all. And part of our handicap as adults is that we no longer understand our potential.
    — Yehuda Berg
    tags: truth  adult  potential 
    I was 17 when it was being filmed and so I was at an age where you are learning a lot about yourself. I came out of school to film it, and I hadn't been having a good time in school before that. I get quite shy around big groups of people. If I meet people, especially my peers and people my own age, I always struggle because I've always worked with adults and they have a tendency to molly coddle you a bit when you're the youngest on-set.
    — Yasmin Paige
    Our children think our world will end. It's a tragic thing. Adults don't think that. They don't see that we are eating the planet. But we are. If you take all the biomass of vertebrates on the planet, 98% are men and their domestic animals. All the wild animals in the world make up only 2%.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    tags: animals  children  men  world  adult  wild  child 
    As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes.
    — Xavier Becerra
    tags: adult 
    It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol.
    — Xavier Becerra
    My father was a teacher, my mama was a community worker, I taught in so many schools. So when you get that experience of how to communicate with younger people, put that hand on them and give them that old-school feeling, the maturity and adult, a lot of our kids just need the feeling of that love, and that's the frame of reference that I teach from and that's the frame of reference that all of our musicians in the Jazz at Lincoln Center.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    You spend your childhood wanting to get out from your house and wanting to get away and out into the real world and then as adults we start to learn that things are not what we thought they were.
    — Wyck Godfrey
    My mother has a very big family in Shanghai, so I have, like, almost 40 cousins, so we stayed together all the time. So by the time I get to Hong Kong, I become the only child and the only one surrounded by adults, you know.
    — Wong Kar-wai
    tags: children  time  adult  child  mother 
    I'm too young to play lawyers. But I've been really lucky because I never got labeled. I never did the John Hughes thing. I did adult movies. I'm not bragging or anything, but I think that I've chosen really good roles. I've played different people and showed that I have a little bit of range.
    — Winona Ryder
    tags: people  young  adult  movie 
    In the US a child born into a poor family will become a poor adult. The american dream is just that - it is not true, because of the level of extreme inequality.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn't in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.
    — Willie Nelson
    I started running away when I was five years old. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized what I really wanted was somebody to come after me when I was running away.
    — Willie Aames
    tags: adult  running  year 
    I had never really pictured myself working in children's ministries. I always figured I would be more comfortable with maybe teens or adult ministries.
    — Willie Aames
    tags: adult  teen 
    He's convinced most human adults do not know how to play anymore and that playing is one of the best ways to think. Franky finds children, by far, much more pleasant and intelligent than most adults, but they are easily ruined by their families, schools, and society. He says one of the ways they are ruined is by being forced to think of all the tasks that need to be done as work, not as play. It takes the joy out of living.
    — William Wharton
    To tell the truth, I don't read children's books. I'm an adult. I just write them.
    — William Steig
    tags: truth  adult  book  write  read 
    At some point as adults we cease to be our parents' children and we become our children's parents instead.
    — William Landay
    tags: children  adult  child  parent 
    I like stirring things up. Im on the side of the kids more than I am on the adults. And occasionally I find some adults that have that same mischievous streak, so I dont get in too much trouble.
    — William Joyce
    tags: adult  kids 
    I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults.
    — William Joyce
    tags: adult  job  kids 
    It's the biggest public health problem in America, the rising rates of obesity among our young people and very heavy statistics among our adult population.
    — William J. Clinton
    When adults first become conscious of something new, they usually either attack or try to escape from it ... Attack includes such mild forms as ridicule, and escape includes merely putting out of mind.
    — William Ian Beardmore Beveridge
    tags: adult  conscious  mind 
    The reason they came up with the ratings board is that there are a lot of movies out there, and parents need some guidance. Not only for the kids, but for adults, as well. If you don't like to see a certain kind of film, there should be some rating, so that you know what you're getting into. But the present system doesn't work.
    — William H. Macy
    tags: work  present  adult  movie  film  parent  kids 
    We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?
    — William Golding
    tags: adult 
    People who feel safer with a gun than with guaranteed medical insurance don't yet have a fully adult concept of scary.
    — William Gibson
    tags: people  adult 
    I've always been interested in people who aren't from anywhere in particular. I think it's all melting. This has been true for as long as I can remember in my adult life.
    — William Gibson
    tags: people  adult  true 
    Though children can accept adults as adults, adults can never accept children as anything but adults too.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: children  adult  child 
    There was no Marshall Plan for Harry Potter, no International Financing Facility for books about underage wizards. It is heartbreaking that global society has evolved a highly efficient way to get entertainment to rich adults and children, while it can't get twelve-cent medicine to dying poor children.
    — William Easterly
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