One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.
What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) French novelist and essayist.
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.
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.
George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.
To be adult is to be alone.
Jean Rostand (1894-1977) French biologist and philosopher.