Use These Grown Up Quotes as your Grow Up Captions for Growing Up Photos

We have collected some of the best grown up quotes that are perfect for growing up captions for Instagram bio and funny grow up pictures.

    Grown Up Instagram Captions for your Growing Child, Baby, Son, Daughter

    1. “Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.” — Tom Stoppard
    2. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.” — C.S. Lewis
    3. “As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.” — Ray Kroc
    4. “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson
    5. “The trick is growing up without growing old.” — Casey Stengel
    6. “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” — Stacia Tauscher
    7. “Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.” — Walt Disney
    8. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” — Angela Schwindt
    9. “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” — Maya Angelou
    10. “You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.” — P. J. O’Rourke
    11. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings
    12. “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.” — Phyllis Diller
    13. “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.” — Tom Robbins
    14. “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” — Chinese Proverb
    15. “’Oh,’ she thought, ‘How horrible it is that people have to grow up and marry and change!’” — L.M. Montgomery
    16. “Motherhood is an early retirement position. Your children do grow up.” — Colleen Parro
    17. “Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.” — Kenny Rogers
    18. “Kids: They dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” — William Stafford
    19. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” — George Bernard Shaw
    20. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.” — Cardinal Mermillod
    21. “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
    22. “I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.” — Louisa May Alcott
    23. “Growing up is losing some illusions in order to acquire others.” — Virginia Woolf
    24. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” — Euripides
    25. “Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.” — The Wonder Years
    26. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” — Dorothy C. Fisher
    27. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” — Allie Condie, Matched 
    28. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” — Unknown
    29. “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” — Jodi Picoult
    30. “The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.” — Sharon Olds
    31. “Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” — Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
    32. “As they get older, our daughters become more and more like us too.” — Amy Newmark
    33. “You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end, she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.” — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
    34. “I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her an intelligent, strong, and responsible woman.” — Isaiah Mustafa
    35. “Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them — certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
    36. “Raising a daughter is like growing a flower. You give it your best. If you’ve done your job well, she blooms. And after that, she leaves.” — Unknown
    37. “Growing up, we are told many things; one being, you can do anything. But somewhere between child and adult, things change.” — Julie Hebert, Why Not You
    38. “The years will rush by, and one day you will be watching your son as a man and feeling incredibly proud that he is caring, safe, making a contribution, and hopefully going far beyond you in the scope of his life.” — Steve Biddulph
    39. “As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.” — Prince William
    40. “That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, ‘Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you.’ She says, ‘Toughen up; this is reality we are living in.’” — Lauryn Hill
    41. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” — Anne Frank
    42. “Yet, now in my arms, I was holding a helpless baby boy who would grow into a man. I cannot imagine that soft little face one day having whiskers.” — Rhonda Stoppe
    43. “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.” — Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
    44. “Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.” — John F. Kennedy


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    Funny Growing Up Quotes for Adults about Changing/Maturing

    "The soul is healed by being with children." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky 

    "Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned." ~ Dorothy Nolte 

    "Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." ~ William Stafford 

    "It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself." ~ Joyce Maynard 

    "If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

    "Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it's to raise kids who become great adults." ~ Andy Andrews 

    "Oh, children, growing up to be Adventurers into sophistry, Forbear, forbear to be of those That read the rood to learn the rose." ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay 

    "Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them." ~ Lady Bird Johnson 

    "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." ~ Patrick Rothfuss 

    "One of these days we're gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today." ~ Kenny Chesney 

    "Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that's broken." ~ Mike Huckabee 

    "Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time." ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib 

    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." ~ Pablo Picasso 

    "That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up." ~ Walt Disney 

    "Initially I started in theatre as a Shakespearean actress before film and television. I've always been an artistic child growing up and I knew I wanted to act for as long as I can remember." ~ Lorraine Toussaint 

    "Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul." ~ Dave Pelzer 

    "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." ~ C. S. Lewis 

    "The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise." ~ Alden Nowlan 

    "Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away." ~ Mitch Albom 

    "The child's personality is a product of slow gradual growth. His nervous system matures by stages and natural sequences. He sits before he stands; he babbles before he talks; he fabricates before he tells the truth; he draws a circle before he draws a square; he is selfish before he is altruistic; he is dependent on others before he achieves dependence on self. All of his abilities, including his morals, are subject to laws of growth. The task of child care is not to force him into a predetermined pattern but to guide his growth." ~ Arnold Gesell 

    "You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was." ~ Abraham Lincoln 

    "It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on." ~ Nicholas Sparks 

    "I was an only child growing up, and my father passed away when I was twelve, so for most of my life, it was just me and my momma. We were really, really close. Learning to live in the world without her has been incredibly hard. At first, it didn't make any sense - how to do it, to live without her - but you slowly get somewhat used to it." ~ Annie Wersching 

    "The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love." ~ Bruce D. Perry 

    "As a child growing up in pre-gentrification Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, I went everywhere by bicycle. My bike was in many ways the key to my neighborhood, which, at the time, was Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. This was in the 60s and 70s, before all the white people and restaurants. I really can't underscore boldly enough the fact that I grew up in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, before it was gentrified. You could get mugged!" ~ Jonathan Lethem 

    "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." ~ Anne Frank 

    "I was a very quiet child growing up. I always knew that I was funny - I just never put it to use." ~ Spoken Reasons 

    "My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." ~ Clarence Budington Kelland 

    "Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging." ~ Maya Angelou 

    "I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn't a house that protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them--it was that promise." ~ Thornton Wilder 

    "At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything." ~ Alice Walker 

    "As a child growing up among artists I learned to think of a picture not as a finished product exposed for the admiration of the virtuosi, but as the visible record, lying about the house, of an attempt to solve a definite problem in painting." ~ Robin G. Collingwood 

    "With the right support, a child growing up in a dysfunctional household, who was destined for a lifetime on benefits could be put on an entirely different track - one which sees them move into fulfilling and sustainable work. In doing so, they will pull themselves out of poverty." ~ Iain Duncan Smith 

    "I've always been interested in space and the idea of exploration in that area since I was a child growing up through the '60s." ~ Sarah Brightman 

    "I was an only child. Growing up, we moved a lot, so I didn't have any close friends. So the animals I was around as a child - dogs, cats, and horses, and stuffed animals - became my family and friends. The only strong bonds I made as a child were with animals." ~ William McNamara 

    "When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you." ~ Keith Richards 

    "We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up." ~ Christopher Morley 

    "The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind." ~ Patrick Rothfuss 

    "My first memory as a child growing up is of playing in the gardens, the mosque is really a gigantic garden, probably the biggest in all of East Jerusalem. Our house was about 100 meters from the mosque." ~ Rula Jebreal 

    "To describe our growing up in the lowcountry of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees in mud, open an oyster with a pocketknife and feed it to you from the shell and say, 'There. That taste. That's the taste of my childhood.'" ~ Pat Conroy 

    "As an African American child growing up in the segregated South, I was told, one way or another, almost every day of my life, that I wasn't as good as a white child." ~ Coretta Scott King 

    "A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY." ~ Roald Dahl 

    "As a child growing up, you never thought about being in a videogame, then to have a game of your own and be lucky enough to set the bar with it in the gaming world, it's a dream come true." ~ Tiger Woods 

    "The smell of coffee cooking was a reason for growing up, because children were never allowed to have it and nothing haunted the nostrils all the way out to the barn as did the aroma of boiling coffee." ~ Edna Lewis 

    "As a child growing up in the precincts of wealth, and later as a college student, newspaper reporter and resident of New York's Upper East Side, I got used to listening to the talk of financial killings and sexual misalliance that animates the conversation of the rich and the familiars of the rich." ~ Lewis H. Lapham 

    "Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom." ~ Tim Allen 

    "I was born in 1961. Now I think the 16 years that elapsed between 1961 and the end of the wars is nothing. To a child growing up it felt like an eternity, an entirely different world." ~ Jeremy Northam 

    "You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going." ~ P. J. O'Rourke 

    "Every child growing up will look to their parents, my mother and my father. My grandmother lived with us. I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her, which was interesting." ~ John Hume 

    "I think the arts are very important for children growing up." ~ Stephen Schwartz 

    "If our society were truly to appreciate the significance of children's emotional ties throughout the first years of life, it would no longer tolerate children growing up or parents having to struggle in situations which could not possibly nourish healthy growth." ~ Stanley Greenspan 

    "After puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious.... Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late." ~ Antonio Gramsci 

    "Gospel music was the thing that inspired me as a child growing up on a cotton farm, where work was drudgery and it was so hard that when I was in the field I sang all the time. Usually gospel songs because they lifted me up above that black dirt." ~ Johnny Cash 

    "Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother's approval, a father's nod - are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives." ~ Mitch Albom 

    "If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa." ~ Noam Chomsky 

    "My children give me a great sense of wonder. Just to see them develop into these extraordinary human beings. And a favorite book as a child? Growing up, it was 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' - I would read the whole C.S. Lewis series out loud to my kids. I was once reading to Zelda, and she said 'don't do any voices. Just read it as yourself.' So I did, I just read it straight, and she said 'that's better.'" ~ Robin Williams 

    "The soul is healed by being with children. --Fyodor Dostoyevsky" ~ William P. Young 

    "One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child." ~ Carl Jung 

    "I grew up falling in love with kind of story, amazing, wonder tale of the East, which if you're a child growing up in India is all around you.And I think one of the gifts it gave me as a writer was this early knowledge that stories are not true." ~ Salman Rushdie


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