In this post, you will find great Growing Quotes from famous people, such as Tom Perez, Taylor Kitsch, Dolly Parton, Charles Lindbergh, Moby. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I was a precocious only child, and then I went through a fat, awkward stage for several years, so I learned to fall back on my humor and personality when I was growing up. It’s how you survive, so I think it was more of a natural progression for me, developing into comedy.
My favorite player growing up was Julius Erving, because I loved the way he played above the rim, all of the tricks with the ball, big hands, and just phenomenal showmanship.
It would be easy for someone to think growing up in a small town would be like ‘Footloose’ or something, that it would be, ‘No dancing allowed!’ all the time, but it was quite the opposite. People always got excited for me and my successes and supported me even though I was a little weirdo goofball.
I’m growing old, I delight in the past.
I’ve heard my father say that the man is to be the priest, the provider, and the protector of his family. He’s the priest because he is the spiritual leader, monitoring and growing the spiritual temperature of his family.
While I appreciate what goes into making high-end Indian dishes, street food has a special place in my heart. Being raised in India, street food played an integral part in my life while growing up.
It is a different world than when I was growing up, and you started to just kind of maintain at thirty-five and just hope you can hope it together. People are a lot more vital than I am and doing all kinds of things and leading really important movements.
The mass audience doesn’t want to see you if you aren’t perfect. If you don’t look a certain way, if you don’t have big pecs and great skin and the perfect eyes. And it’s unfortunate, because kids are growing up with body image dysmorphia because not everyone is represented on the screen.
I’m still growing each and every day. I’m trying to become a better person, a better player and an all-time better QB.
For me, one of the big things I really worried about a lot was nuclear war growing up.
The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends.
When I first joined the team, I was playing with the likes of Mia Hamm, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny Milbrett – all those big-time players. It was very intimidating. I had some of these players’ posters on my wall growing up, and now I was able to play with them.
Growing up, I never expressed myself to nobody. I never told nobody when something was wrong.
Growing up with three older brothers and being the youngest and the only girl, my mom always made me tough. She’s taught me over the years how to be a strong, independent woman, how to carry yourself in a positive way and anything that my brothers can do, I can do.
I was a little rebellious growing up.
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible – but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes.
The intolerance of people against other people is growing and growing. And the thing is, this is not anything that’s changed. This has been going on for years.
I was a hockey player growing up. Being a big guy and being imposing, I had to use my size to protect my teammates.
I found my first dinosaur bone when I was 6, growing up in Montana. Ever since then I’ve been interested in dinosaurs.
Fashion is such a weird thing. Growing up, I just made do with whatever I had access to – a lot of hand-me-downs and thrift store shopping.
I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.
In fact, entitlement spending on programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security make up 54% of federal spending, and spending is projected to double within the next decade. Medicare is growing by 9% annually, and Medicaid by 8% annually.
In an ever changing world, you never learn it all, even if you keep growing into your 90s.
A lot of time, my inspiration comes from pain: growing pains, hunger pains, or money pains.
I often speak about tennis being one of the most important sports when I was growing up, for my hand-eye coordination and quick feet.
I go to church because my parents go to church, and I believe the things they were doing at the time were right because they were the ones growing up in righteousness, and their life was supposed to be an example, seen?
I was a little tomboy, growing up, but we had to go to the library every weekend if we wanted some form of entertainment. And I would gravitate towards the Shirley Temple, Judy Garland section of the library, and I would just pop that in and watch on replay because kids can watch movies over and over again.
I’m perfectly happy to eat organic food, but if I choose to pay more for it, I don’t pat myself on the back ethically. Quite the reverse. I think I’m actually being quite greedy, because what I’m doing is essentially saying, ‘I want more land to be devoted to growing my food.’
Was not a breakup, you know – is just going three different ways and sending the music in three different directions. Was just that my inspiration was growing, and my cup filled and runneth over… One man grow mango, another grow pear.
If you look at the beginning of children’s entertainment in literature, the first books that were written for kids were cautionary tales. They were books that were there to teach kids about growing up and how to live life.
Having loved the Stones all the time I was growing up, I wasn’t about to see them go and split up. It got very close to it in the 80s, when Mick thought that Keith hated him and vice versa.
My father was also a painter – actually, a traditional Chinese painter. His personality is pretty timid and cautious. Like him, I was growing up as a cautious kid.
I don’t care about age very much. I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life.
Yes, my fashion sense is outrageous, but I am a rebel. I am young and still growing up.
I think my parents were immigrants, you know, so I guess I would be first generation. Growing up in California.
For me, personally, I didn’t see many people like me on TV growing up.
Growing up in Ridgeville, South Carolina, pretty much all I saw was people working hard.
I have known plenty of people who, in their later years, had the energy of children and the kind of curiosity and fascination with things like little children. I think we can keep that, and I think it’s important to keep that part of staying young. But I also think it’s great fun growing old.
Growing up, music was an important part of my childhood. I see it being just as important in my children and all children’s growth and development, and in a parent’s connection with their children.
You learn if you mind stay open. And once you can’t learn no more, your mind must be closed. Life goes on and you keep growing, you know?
When I was growing up, I was an ’80s baby, so I remember the Sega Genesis and the first Nintendo. I grew up in a time when we first started playing video games on a computer screen. Now there are headsets and your body‘s the controller.
Once you go from 10 people to 100, you already don’t know who everyone is. So at that stage you might as well keep growing, to get the advantages of scale.
I’ve got some growing up to do.
I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero. Growing up, Alan Turing was certainly mine. I’m also not the greatest mathematician of my generation. We have lots of biographical differences, but nonetheless, I always identified with him so much.
Together, we have the power to inspire, connect, and deliver on new opportunities and rich experiences that can open doors to innovation and progress while growing global economies and increasing well-being.
It’s great to have financial support. But having someone’s emotional support is something that I wish I had more of growing up.
U.A.E.’s continuously growing initiatives in the field of charitable and humanitarian works became a basic component of our foreign activities.
When I was growing up, I didn’t realize that the idiosyncrasies of my mother’s character had something to do with our culture. After growing up and reflecting and making more Asian-American friends, I learned that a lot this is something a lot of people grow up with.
My mom is a nurse; my dad is a pediatrician. They were born in the 1940s, and they were both inspired to fight against injustice, whether it was the injustices of the Vietnam War or Watergate or children in poverty or oppression of African Americans in Philadelphia where I was growing up.
While writing ‘City Boy,’ I relied mainly on my own memories. In particular, I was able to describe the effect of gay liberation on an individual life (mine) as events paralleled my own growing self-acceptance; in this case, the political truly was the personal.
One of the great privileges of my life was growing up in a house without books.
What’s been gratifying is to live long enough to see molecular biology and evolutionary biology growing toward each other and uniting in research efforts.
When you’re a kid growing up, you say you want to make it to the Major Leagues, and when you reach that dream, that’s what it’s all about.
I am still into the people I listened to growing up, so I completely remember what is like to be a fan, I haven‘t changed.
Punjab is inseparable from my personality as I have spent a lot of time in my growing up years here.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.
Far from the stereotype that psychodynamic treatments are appropriate only for the ‘worried well,’ a growing body of evidence points to their efficacy in dealing with the most pressing mental health problems of our time.
I watched World’s Strongest Man growing up on TV and I just loved all of that, so I decided to enter a Strongman contest – just for fun. Really. For no other reason than that I just wanted to compete in something and push myself. I ended up loving it from the get-go and also found that I was very gifted.
We don’t know: some little black boy or girl growing up in the inner city might grow up and cure cancer for all of us – if we let them do it.
Growing up in the ghetto is pretty hard. It’s poverty; it’s frustration.
Growing the mycelium of the Chaga mushroom under laboratory conditions provides an ecologically friendly alternative supply of this unique medicinal mushroom.
I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.
Personally speaking, growing up as a gay man before it was as socially acceptable as it is now, I knew what it was to feel different, to feel alienated and to feel not like everyone else. But the very same thing that made me monstrous to some people also empowered me and made me who I was.
Thank goodness I had a great family growing up, a great foundation. But I will say my faith, my parents, my family, all that stuff is very, very important. And I’ll say that until the day I die.
I was at Elon University in North Carolina for two years pursuing my BFA. And after my sophomore year, I was cast in the Broadway Tour of ‘West Side Story.’ I just kind of – it always was my favorite show growing up.
I didn’t see a ton of movies growing up.
Growing up near Scarsdale, I should have had at least one Jewish girlfriend. Maybe at some point it’ll happen.
I lived in South America when I was growing up. I spent hours sketching. I was good at drawing, and I was obsessed with fashion, but I was also obsessed with magazines.
It’s in the difficult times that we’re growing and you can’t just rebuke everything hard. We’ve got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test.
Money is always the least of the problems. It is finding the right business or growing the right business. You can’t do that without the right people.
Aw man, growing up I just loved sneakers. In my neighborhood, having the freshest shoes was always a key. A major key.
It’s no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.
Growing up in a Jewish matriarchal world inside the patriarchal paradise of Salt Lake City, Utah, gave me increased perspective on gender issues, as it also did my gay brother and my lesbian sister. Our younger sister is the perfect Jewish-American wife and mother, and is fiercely proud of that fact.
Decarbonization has already begun, and the appeal of a fossil-fuel-free world is growing – not only because it would limit climate change, but also because it would be more technologically advanced, democratic, resilient, healthy, and economically dynamic.
If you want to become a professional football player at any level, when you’re growing up, you have to make sacrifices, and it’s very difficult. It’s not easy, but you have to train hard, you have to live right, and you have to rest.
I saw my parents come over. They were immigrants, they had no money. My dad wore the same pair of shoes, I had some ugly clothes growing up, and I never had any privileges. In some ways, I think the person that I am now, I think it’s good that I had that kind of tough upbringing.
When I was growing up, we never had much money. My parents were divorced young, but I was always surrounded by loving individuals. They couldn’t give us riches, but they gave us their stories, their hearts, and their time.
Growing up, my parents were my heroes, in the way they conducted their lives.
For any child growing up, anything is possible. We were poor growing up and you had to work hard and make it happen for yourself.
When I was growing up, I never heard the word ‘racism.’ It was only in Paris I encountered that.
From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.
Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens… so many of my idols growing up were Bongo girls.
Growing up, dating seemed pretty straightforward: If someone was interested in getting to know you on a romantic level, they approached, exchanged info, and proceeded to communicate with you in a consistent fashion between outings of various natures.
I thought it was very important to keep growing with Atletico and to play there for many years.
Music was in the air when I was growing up. My siblings Katy, Dave and Phil were musical; my dad worked in inner-city New York where a musical revolution was taking place – folk music, rock n’ roll, gospel music. My sister taught me to sing. My brothers taught me to play.
I am so passionate about representation because, growing up, I didn’t see myself, and now people can say, ‘I see myself there.’ We’re all trying to find where we are.
Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver.
What’s clear – and exciting – is that communication for social change is growing.
I grew up doing musical theater. I went to a school for musical theater, so that was always what I wanted to do growing up.
When I was a kid growing up, I used to watch ‘DuckTales.’
I always had games on Saturdays as I was growing up.
I’m constantly learning, and that is the greatest gift of life in my opinion – to always be learning and growing.
I would love to write something that people would still read 50 or 100 years from now. That comes with growing older, I think.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
When it came to music growing up, it wasn’t just gospel and R&B. My uncle brought rock n’ roll to me when I was younger, and I loved it. I was open to all music.
I’ve always had an affinity for growing things.
Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
I was like, 18 and it was in West Virginia because I was allowed to get into the clubs in West Virginia, not Pennsylvania where I was growing up. And we went in and there was a drag queen on stage and she was huge and beautiful, but she was lip syncing to a song. I was legitimately stunned.
There are times when what you do will be mysterious to everyone… times when you have to change directions before people are ready. Just because someone does something that critics don’t like or understand doesn’t mean you’re failing as a musician. It probably means you’re growing.
I think probably one of the important things that happened to me was growing up in Idaho in the mountains, in the woods, and having a very strong presence of the wilderness around me. That never felt like emptiness. It always felt like presence.
Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It’s about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever.
Thankfully, there was not a lot of social media around when I was growing up.
ArcGIS is an integrated Web GIS that is supported by services. These are abstracted in a geoinformation model that’s managed by the portal, and then accessible by a number of apps, which are the growing part of this system.
A mustache really defines your face. My dad had a mustache when I was growing up, and I can still remember when he shaved it, he looked like a completely different person.
When I was growing up, I was very lucky. My family was the most important thing to me. They provided me with somewhere safe to grow and learn, and I know I was fortunate not to have been confronted by serious adversity at a young age.
Growing up in Poland, I didn’t have the experience of going to Disneyland as a child, so I don’t have any childhood memories connected to it, good or bad.
Going to another country you’re not in your house, you’re with people you’ve never met before, and I think it’s definitely a good growing experience.
I had very little exposure to business growing up. I also was very focused on the Civil Rights Movement. And I saw law as a vehicle to really bring about substantial change.
I sang in church, but growing up in the neighborhood, music was more of an expression of relief or entertainment.
I didn’t have anything growing up.
Growing up, I knew I was different. But I didn’t know what it meant to be Aboriginal. I just knew that I had a really big, extended family. I was taught nothing about who we were or where we came from.
If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders.
My mom is from Ghana, and my dad is from the States, so even in my family when I was growing up, my mom said I was the American one, and my dad said I was the weird African one.
People always say, ‘Oh, I’d love to work with my sibling,’ or ‘My God, I could never work with my sibling.’ It was just a natural process for us. We started collaborating on our first films and it evolved. We have a passion for film that we shared as we were growing up.
I am committed to growing participation in the political process and doing it the right way.
I feel like, growing up, I haven’t had a lot of room for error – I don’t have room to make mistakes. You need to make mistakes to grow and learn, but I’m just a little different because the world is watching me, every single thing I do.
Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.
It’s just so funny that when I was growing up, I was very much of an Australian. I just thought it was funny that there was this war, like, ‘No, she’s ours, she’s practically a Miss Australia.’ But I am a Miss Philippines.
When I was growing up with Chris, I was the little brother that was kind of annoying: ‘Can I come?’ ‘Get out of here.’ ‘Can I play?’ ‘Get out of here.’ So that’s our relationship. I just do my own thing. I leave him alone.
In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits.
What’s with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Building new roads and bridges creates jobs. Growing our exports creates jobs. Reforming our outdated tax system and our broken immigration system creates jobs.
If you can play at a higher level, it’s great. But Melbourne City, the club’s growing, it’s got everything now with the facilities and the professionalism here is first class so it’s not a bad place to be at all.
With growing economic prowess comes, of course, military power.
Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don’t lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high.
The truth was I felt ugly growing up. I only really started feeling comfortable in myself when I was 40.
Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who and what you are.
I take all of my life lessons, which some people might call ‘mistakes,’ and apply them to my future so that I keep growing.
It is a little disappointing to see that your legs are not as strong. But I like the idea of growing old, and the thought of approaching death is not particularly daunting to me.
We are stronger as a group than an individual. Think in a cooperative and communal way, set up local food hubs and create growing communities.
Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It’s frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn’t. Exploring your sexuality is important when you’re growing up.
Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.
I have very fond memories of growing up in Greece, of my brothers and I causing chaos and climbing up trees, which is really cool. Back then, we didn’t have all the video games and all that stuff. We just had each other, and we played on the street.
Growing up, I never heard my parents curse, never. The first time I ever said a curse word was with my sister Kim.
It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.
Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be a rock star.
The fear that individuality will be crushed out by the growing ‘tyranny‘ of standardization is the sort of myth which cannot withstand the briefest examination.
Growing up as an Asian American in this society, there were a lot of times where you feel isolated or out of place as an Asian. And growing up in White America, that’s absolutely my experience. And I think that’s why I got into acting because I wanted to be anybody else but Asian.
Growing up Catholic has been a gift.
When I was growing up, I played a lot of different sports. There was a time when I was playing field hockey, tennis, and soccer at the same time. I was actually quite good at all of those sports.
I felt like the luckiest kid in the world. And I was. I was growing up middle-class in a time when growing up middle-class in America meant there would be jobs for my parents, good schools for me to prepare myself for a career, and, if I worked hard and played by the rules, a chance for me to do anything I wanted.
If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.
With evolution, things are always changing, so I sort of think: Should we all be growing three heads?
Feeling earthquakes was part of growing up, and also preparing for them: doing earthquake drills, or having earthquake supplies. The looming feeling was part of my life. My experience of earthquakes has always been more the fear of them, or the possibility.
That’s something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.
I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it’s a natural thing.
Bullying has existed forever. Everyone has dealt with it, and teenagers, regardless of where they are, are dealing with the same stuff growing up.
I loved growing up in Canada. It’s a great place to grow up because – well, at least where I grew up – it’s very multicultural. There’s also good health care and a good education system.
Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
When I was growing up, I wasn’t an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet.
My favorite sneakers, growing up, were always the Air Force 1 and the Air Max line. I started collecting when I was 13 or 14 years old.
Bruce Lee was the first star I idolized. Growing up as a Chinese American, there weren’t many people like me on the big screen.
Growing up, my brother and I were begging for attention.
I think the growing disregard for the environment, culture, and heritage is a natural consequence of capitalism.
Running a successful, growing company in Silicon Valley can create an ironic sort of depression and delusion. The better you’re doing, the higher the stakes, and higher expectations for you to win. Maybe that’s why people say it’s so hard. But that doesn’t make it hard. That just makes it distracting.
I’ve always been very insecure and had a lot of self-doubt growing up. That was partially because of how I was raised.
‘Pi’ was one of my favorite films growing up because I thought it employed paranoia and voice-over, and also because it used this unreliable narrator in a very fascinating way.
Growing up and seeing Shawn Johnson, for her to call me on the phone, I think my inner child was freaking out!
Growing up, I wish that I’d had the supplies and laptops and all the new technology that’s out right now.
Newspaper readership is still growing in India.
The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on.
I was a very focused kid. I always had this crazy lifestyle… billions of jobs, two hours of gymnastics every day, handball, anything with a ball, really. I must have had ADHD or something. I was very energetic, and very small. I didn’t start growing until the last year of high school.
When I was growing up, you didn’t know there was a women‘s national team. Now girls grow up dreaming of playing for Canada.
Mental toughness is a lifestyle. It’s something that you live every single day of your life. When I was growing up, I was a lazy kid. I was a lazy kid, and everybody goes, ‘How did you get to where you’re at today? How did you get to where you’re running 200 miles at one time in 39 hours? Being so disciplined?’
Growing up I really loved Mazzy Star, The Cranberries, Fiona Apple, Everything But The Girl. I listened to a lot of really random things too that I would find by myself. I would find Minnie Riperton albums that I would fall in love with, also, a lot of old country records.
Growing up in Canada, none of my family were performers or anything like that, but I was terrible at hockey, so they needed something for me to do on Saturdays for me to get out of the house. I signed up for theater school on Saturdays, and I’d go for four-and-a-half hours every Saturday morning and learn about theater.
I was really heavy growing up, so it was never feeling like the pretty girl, never being popular.
Market research shows that older women like seeing older women in ads, and that younger women do, too – because they see them and are not frightened of growing older.
I’m not sure why I still think of myself as 28 – maybe that’s the point where you start growing up, and then you just feel the same for evermore.
When most people ask about a business growing, what they really mean is growing revenue, not just growing the number of people using a service. Traditional businesses would view people using your service that you don’t make money from as a cost.
It is good to be a young father, a young parent. You have that energy, and you are growing up with them.
Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
I just feel like a Filipina, a Filipino woman, and it just so happens that when I was growing up, I was very much an Australian, and I think you can be both.
Growing up, I saw the world as an inspiring place full of interesting people.
I’m from Canada, so I did a lot of camping and rafting growing up.
But growing as an India cricketer it was about the blue jersey and the pride we all felt wearing that jersey.
My sights have always been on acting, on the creative process, never the lifestyle. Growing up in Northern Ireland when I did, everything was against you if you wanted to do something like that. But I was determined.
Growing up in the icy isolation of Hibbing, Minn., Dylan, who was still Robert Allen Zimmerman then, found comfort in the country, blues, and early rock ‘n’ roll that he heard at night on a Louisiana radio station whose signal came in strong and clear.
I know myself, I’m learning myself. I’m growing, I’m maturing.
Live music is so important. Growing up, it was so important for me to go out and see it, and it inspired me.
There’s been moments where I’ve felt, as an indigenous woman growing up in Australia, there’s been that kind of rivalry of being indigenous… I’ve had that experience of someone saying, ‘I don’t know if she’s going to go that far.’
Growing up on the plantation there in Mississippi, I would work Monday through Saturday noon. I’d go to town on Saturday afternoons, sit on the street corner, and I’d sing and play.
When I was growing up, I always knew I’d be in the top of my class in math, and that gave me a lot of self-confidence.
I guess growing up I realized that there is really this huge epidemic in a city like Los Angeles, and many other cities, where they put down thousands upon thousands of animals every day.
There is growing demand for renewable energy.
I was a smaller kid when I was growing up so I had to learn some defensive skills. I had to grind a little bit and win points by scrapping it out.
Grandfather was an old-fashioned pharmacist who never ceased venting his resentment at the growing number of retail items the drugstore had to carry, and he would go into periods of fearful rage when the subject of chain stores was raised.
Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination – think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
I think when people mean that Discworld books have become darker they really mean the series is growing up. In ‘The Colour of Magic’ most of the city is set alight. It’s a joke, in much the same way that the Earth is destroyed almost at the start of Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.’
I am growing more and more aware that all too often we preachers aim at nothing and hit it.
I believe that maturity is not an outgrowing, but a growing up: that an adult is not a dead child, but a child who survived.
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix.
I speak Swedish, it’s my first language. Of course, growing up with Latin American parents from Argentina, I also have some other influences from other cultures. But Sweden is where I feel the most at home.
‘Commonwealth‘ is not a word I ever used growing up in Colombo. There, in the late 1950s, it would have meant little more than New Zealand lamb and Anchor butter at the cold stores.
It is a very cynical, skeptical, foolish person that suggests Israel does not need a peace process to have a growing economy.
Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.
My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.
I’ve always been sort of drawn to storytelling, and I was always very playful growing up.
Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it’s inevitable, we’ve also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it’s not uncontrollable.
My dad said to me growing up: ‘When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you’re a lucky man.’
Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down – it keeps us from growing.
For me, growing up, I’d always been a part of team sports, except for when I was boxing.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Growing up in Buffalo, I saw shuttered factories that once housed thousands of steel manufacturing jobs. I remember the hollowing-out of the middle class in our community. I witnessed hope turn to hardship as a once-thriving city reckoned with a fast-changing world.
When I was growing up, I never really ate vegetables. I was just a hot dog, hamburger, French fry person like most kids.
I made ‘Saving Private Ryan’ for my father. He’s the one who filled my head with war stories when I was growing up.
Growing up in Luton, we’d always eat on a cloth, placed on the floor of the living room, with no TV allowed. There were no chairs back in Bangladesh and Dad wanted to keep the tradition, so we never owned a dining table.
I’ve put my life back together, but it’s all a growing process and that’s neat, too, because if you stop growing, what good is it musically? So that is what I am looking forward to – growing. In some ways, I felt stagnant in my life and it showed.
We didn’t have a whole lot of cash growing up. My mom was a single parent for a while before my stepdad came into the picture.
Growing up, I was in and out of trouble in group homes and other institutions, and when I was 14, I was locked up in a psychiatric hospital for a number of months for behavioral problems.
When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me.
When I was growing up in New York, we were the anomaly. Our family stayed, but back then families didn’t stay. Once you had a second kid, you immediately left, so the kids could run around outside.
If you’re using first-class land for biofuels, then you’re competing with the growing of food. And so you’re actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture.
I think what pushes me every day is that I’m so afraid to fail. I think it comes from what I went through in school growing up and not being great in the classroom and having to work harder than everybody else.
Nothing on this earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.
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.
I think how football works, the way you have to look at football, that is the difference between Leicester and Newcastle. There is big motivation here to keep growing and to get better here at Leicester. I didn’t feel they had it at Newcastle.
Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn’t that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental.
Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
When me and my sister were growing up, we just had very different personalities. I was sort of analytical and took myself too seriously, and she was sort of goofy and nuts and full of love – too much love, she had a crush on a different guy every week.
My playground growing up was the fields and forests.
A flapper is just a little girl trying to grow up – in the process of growing up.
I come from the Midwest, from the suburbs – growing up hanging out at the mall and looking at the corn fields across the street. I kind of was embarrassed by it for a long time. Then I decided, ‘Hey, if everyone else can embrace their homeland and where they’re from, I can do the same!’
In my family, growing up, the women were always the ones who were powerful, and they exuded this charisma of empowerment that I hold onto and always remember. I had some difficult times, but these strong women were always a constant.
Growing up in Highbridge was real. Me and all my friends, we never really went to any other places in the Bronx but Highbridge. We always just stayed in Highbridge. It was like territory, to be honest, because Highbridge is like a town.
I’m a runner from sports. I’ve been a runner, but I wasn’t a cross-country runner or anything like that. I played a lot of soccer growing up.
Growing up, my dad was ‘get a real job, don’t go pursuing your dreams, that’s how you become homeless.’ So, do I pick my family or do I pick my own happiness, and how much does my own happiness depend on my family?
The environmentalists say capitalism is killing our oceans, air, land, and forests. Capitalists argue that they provide food, fuel, and building materials for a growing world.
Obesity in children is growing out of control. A big part of this is economic. Fake foods are more affordable. It’s enticing people to eat more because they think they’re saving money when they’re really just buying heart disease.
I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom.
I’m just growing old, darling. I don’t know about gracefully.
If we want to increase our own happiness, we need to invest in growing the community happiness and also take care of the whole, of Mother Earth.
There is growing inequality. The families of the all-powerful Ministers are getting richer. The poor and hard-working Belizeans are getting poorer.
Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.
When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.
As a young person growing up in Washington, D.C., summers were hot, humid and relentless. My friends and I grew more restless and adventurous with every passing year.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
ALEC is one great organization, I think, for growing future political leaders.
My mom is a therapist, and my dad has a doctorate in psychology, and growing up, I felt ‘very understood.’
With the growing reliance on social media, we no longer search for news, or the products and services we wish to buy. Instead they are being pushed to us by friends, acquaintances and business colleagues.
Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you’re growing up, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.
The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
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.
Money was a big differentiator when I was growing up, but I made sure it doesn’t stay that way.
Family is very important. Me and my brothers were very close when I was growing up. We did a lot of things together to survive. If you have family behind you, the sky’s the limit.
In the pharma space, we have been growing both organically as well as through acquisitions.
It’s been very funny to try to act like an adult. Even getting dressed. Every day, I’m like, ‘Should I wear a blazer and walk around with an umbrella? Do I carry a briefcase?’ Because I’m trying to be some image of the adults I saw on TV growing up.
Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I’m an actor.
Growing up, I wasn’t a big guy; I struggled to hold on to the ball.
Growing up, I was vaguely aware of things that went on in church, because I was in the boys’ choir at the local Episcopal church. But I got the clear message that I was supposed to learn music there, and not pay too much attention to the rest of it, and I followed those instructions very carefully.
Losing my father at a tender age was hard, and I felt it more so while growing up when I needed a father to talk to. Especially while pursuing an acting career where I would have loved his guidance and advice, since it was his passion as well.
There is almost nothing more painful for a leader than seeing good people leave a growing organization, whether it’s a priest watching a Sunday school teacher walk out the door or a CEO saying goodbye to a co-founder.
I’ve always felt misunderstood. Growing up, it’s been my word against the teachers’ or my parents’ word, and nobody would ever listen to me.
Nowadays, if you have a mustache, people look at you like you’re crazy. But when I was growing up, I never saw my dad without a mustache.
When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn’t afford to pay attention.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
I think growing up is difficult and it’s a process that I’m always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
Growing up in a brand-new country, coming from the Philippines, was hard. I was treated differently and felt like people thought less of me because I was Asian.
Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
One consequence of Russia’s klepto-capitalist model is the growing appeal of government jobs, with their lucrative opportunities for payoffs.
Well, my dad did a lot of Kung Fu when I was growing up, so he taught me a lot about mental toughness. Ways to slow your heart rate down, slow your breathing down to take control of your body so you can push yourself to the next limit.
For me, as I was growing up, I studied architecture, I was into music, and I always felt that there was a gap between the things that I loved and consumed and who made them and how they made them.
We are shrinking the size of the federal government as a percent of our economy from over 21 percent of the economy to 19 percent of the economy. At the same time, we’re growing the private economy.
Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires.
The question I ask myself is: have I really just become a squeamish middle-aged man, or has something happened to the horror genre that shows a growing appetite for watching torture, or at least a desire to explore it on film? And if so, why would that be? I can’t pretend I know. I just know I don’t like it.
Everything we do in our growing up has been done before. But it needs recognition and validation each time for each one of us – public, private, and secret.
My dad is 20 years older than my mom. Growing up, I felt like he knew everything. I felt like, for every question I had, he had an answer.
Our fiat currency is under increasing stress with our large and growing trade deficits. We have a federal deficit that is calculated in the trillions when we take into account the net present value of the future Social Security and Medicaid obligations we are creating today.
I was born and raised in the Bronx, and growing up here, you would go down the block, and on one corner you would hear bachata, on another corner some salsa, and of course there was hip-hop and R&B all over the place. So for me, it is very organic to have these combinations.
As both developed and developing nations search for alternative sources of energy in response to the growing energy crisis, we at Acumen Fund believe that investing in entrepreneurs who provide innovative energy solutions is an increasingly critical part of the solution.
I remember when I was growing up. My great wish was to understand who I was and how I fit in the world.
The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
When we’re growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be.
Growing a beard is tough and not as easy as one might think.
I grew up in a conservative small town, and the gay characters I saw on TV and in movies when I was growing up were all flamboyant and obnoxious and sometimes kind of annoying.
Believe in yourself, and find ways to express yourself, and find the discipline to keep growing.
As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.
Growing up, a black face on TV was really rare.
Even though my mother had told me growing up that, ‘If you win, nobody cares what color you are,’ that wasn’t necessarily true in the N.F.L.
I took solace in my relationship with God who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
China is still the fastest growing economy in the world, but we need to learn how to use money in a better way, and it’s about quality, not quantity.
Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!
Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
I didn’t get to play many video games when I was growing up.
Although we didn’t have much when I was growing up in Split, Croatia, my parents always tried to ensure that my sister and I had the things we needed, and it was enough for us.
We’re all in this together. I learned that lesson growing up in West Philly. When I shoveled the sidewalk my parents didn’t let me stop with our house. They told me to keep shoveling all the way to the corner. I had a responsibility to my community.
As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens, if anyone would’ve told me I’d have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy’s or Nordstrom’s and see their face staring back at them – I wouldn’t believe them.
We are really very lucky to have so many fantastic brands. But to grow them we should not be too much in a hurry. They are growing fast, but they have to grow accordingly to the market and to the capacity we have to deliver good products.
I was a mixture of being incredibly old for my age and incredibly backwards. I was born quite old, but then I stopped growing. I lived with my mum and dad till I was 30.
I’ve often wondered if the trade-off for growing up in the relative newness and freshness of the West Coast was befuddlement when it comes to historical preservation. We don’t have many old things, and we don’t really know what to do with the few that are around when our default response is to compost or field burn.
I didn’t know when I was growing up that this was a very special program, that this wasn’t going on in other parts of the country. Now I realize that I was lucky.
I love my boys. I love watching them growing up. I love seeing them develop, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what they’re going to become and what they’re going to be interested in later in life.
Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we’re committed to engaging the global economy.
When I was younger, I was an aggressive fighter but I’m growing into someone who understands we don’t have to answer things with violence.
I think right now the way society’s going, I think role models are important, and kids need direction. If I didn’t have that direction growing up, who knows what I could be doing, because I’ve been lost many times in my life, and I’ve had to have someone guide me back on the right path.
I still consider myself working class. I know my circumstances have changed dramatically since I was growing up back in Birkenhead.
Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family’s Native American heritage. As a kid, I never thought to ask them for documentation – what kid would?
If you’re not changing, you’re not growing; you’re not being present. Change is essential.
Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you – make you dream.
I like to take it back, cause I’m an old soul. Growing up, my brothers, I’d grow up hearing what they were playing, and that’s how my taste has evolved.
There is no legislative change that can be made to make up for an economy that’s not growing and not expanding.
Growing up, I always saw the hypocrisy of the Catholic church. The history speaks for itself, and I grew incredibly frustrated and angry. I essentially just put that into my words.
When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood – and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii.
I was fascinated by fairies when I was growing up, and I wanted to see one dreadfully.
The world helps you to keep evolving and hope it’s for better. You have to rise above all the tragedies in life. You have to grow, and if you stop growing, you are old.
I think once you stop learning, you’re going to stop growing.
The older I get, the younger I feel. Growing up, I was always the kid, but I spoke like an adult and was in adult roles. I didn’t feel like a kid. The older I get, I actually feel younger! Which is good. I always thought when you get older, you’ll want to slow down, but I want to do even more.
‘Buffy’ is about growing up. ‘Angel’ is really about already having grown up, dealing with what you’ve done, and redemption.
I loved growing up in Ohio.
People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical.
I’ve done all my schooling at Chennai – it’s always home for me. All my growing up years have been spent here, and I have really fond memories associated with the city.
I don’t consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I’m growing.
With a tree, all the growth takes place at the growing tips. Humanity is exactly the same. All the growth takes place in the growing tip: among that one percent of the population. It’s made up of pioneers, the beginners. That’s where the action is.
Growing up, I naturally embraced who I was, but I was always battling with myself. So I spent half my time being proud of being a woman and the other half completely hating it.
When I was growing up I always wanted to be a waitress. My sister opened a restaurant in Mississippi, and I went down there and was a waitress for a few days. Let me tell you, I got it out of my system.
Fortunately for India, it has got a growing economy. If it is doing the right things with taxation and focusing on the right areas for human development, it is going to have no problem, over a period of time, taking care of its own needs.
When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn’t like it.
Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.
Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.
But we have to ask ourselves, what’s the purpose of the stock market? It’s supposed to be a source of capital for growing business. It’s lost that purpose.
Being pregnant is a conundrum. You have this freedom, because it’s a wonderful time that a human being is growing inside of you, and it is truly magical. On the other hand, your body changes.
Crimes against women are growing day by day. Despite this, the mindset of our leaders, politicians, or judicial system is not changing.
When I was growing up, albums were my closest friends, as sad as that may sound – Joy Division‘s ‘Closer,’ or Echo and the Bunnymen’s ‘Heaven Up Here’… I had a more intimate relationship with those records than I did with most of the people in my life.
Most people I know think that I’m crazy – but anybody who actually knew Billy Thorpe didn’t think that. When I was a young kid growing up in Adelaide, he was a big pop star – a well-dressed, nice young guy seen on television every week. Mums liked him.
That image is a couple different people‘s homes that I knew growing up.
Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn’t talk sports. We talked business.
Latinos are the fastest growing minority, and we’re obviously not going anywhere. We’re extremely loyal as a people, and I think Hollywood is starting to recognize that. It’s very rare for a major studio to nationally distribute a film with Latino talent, not only in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.
South Africa and Brazil are very similar. We have the same social problems, same issues and same growing economies.
My dad was so much fun growing up.
Before the Civil War, the Negro was certainly as efficient a workman as the raw immigrant from Ireland or Germany. But, whereas the Irishmen found economic opportunity wide and daily growing wider, the Negro found public opinion determined to ‘keep him in his place.’
Growing up in America, I experienced two puberties. The first opened me up to the possibilities of adulthood. The second reinforced that for someone like me – an immigrant, a minority, an Asian-American – there were limits.
To me, growing old is great. It’s the very best thing – considering the alternative.
Growing up, I loved films like ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘On the Waterfront‘ and became a huge fan of Marlon Brando.
Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take.
Ultimately, the only wealth that can sustain any community, economy or nation is derived from the photosynthetic process – green plants growing on regenerating soil.
We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically.
I always wanted to do something I knew I could love to wake up and do every day, and rap was just second nature to me, growing up in Harlem. I never really had to try.
As a teenager growing up in the suburbs of Washington, I ritually watched the Sunday-morning political talk shows with my family. We parsed and argued and jeered at the screen as national figures delivered careful, poll-tested talking points.
The bottom line is the Kiss Army is growing by leaps and bounds.
My father never wanted me to be a writer. He didn’t – he came to terms with it maybe two years before he died. He wanted me to be a weather girl because when I was growing up, there were very few Latinas on television, and in the early ’70s when you first started seeing Latinas on TV, they would be the weather girls.
That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.
My father was Abe Burrows, who was a Broadway legend. ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘How to Succeed,’ ‘Cactus Flower,’ ’40 Karats,’ ‘Can-Can,’ ‘Happy Hunting,’ ‘Reclining Figure,’ it goes on. He was a legend, and when I was growing up, I was Abe Burrows’ kid. That was my self-esteem.
Quality broadband service is key to growing our economy, and learning, competing, and succeeding in today’s digital world.
I’ve always been more interested in organisms that can move on their own than in stationary plants. But when I canoe or hike along the edge of lakes or oceans and see trees that seem to be growing out of rock faces, I am blown away. How do they do it?
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Growing up I didn’t watch movies.
Due to climate change, wildfires are growing in size, frequency, and intensity, and wildfire seasons are becoming longer.
I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.
My dream job growing up was always to be an artist. It wasn’t even that I would be a rapper or singer; I just knew I would be a public figure.
I had a bad background just growing up as a child.
I have visited some places where the differences between black and white are not as profound as they used to be, but I think there is a new form of racism growing in Europe and that is focused on people who are Middle Eastern. I see it.
My dad is a preacher. Growing up, I went to church every time the doors were open.
For me, growing up felt like a roller coaster ride at times, but looking back, I don’t think that it was such a bad thing. It was all part of the excitement of being young.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I’m trying to really appreciate and like men more.
I like to challenge myself. I like to learn – so I like to try new things and try to keep growing.
Maybe directors who are more interested in realism and naturalism come from cities, where they see things on their doorstep every day. But growing up as a kid in a very pretty but ever-so-slightly boring town, where not a great deal happened, encouraged me to be more escapist, more imaginative, and more of a daydreamer.
I get a little myopic in the act of doing any writing. I think I’m not as interested or not as able to write about balance, because I think there’s something I want to try to get at. I’m trying to get at something about the experience of growing up or about families.
Don’t despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret.
All of my youth growing up in my Italian family was focused around the table. That’s where I learned about love.
Growing up, I didn’t have many comics, but I grew to love these characters through their film and television universes. I’ve been geeking out about these superheroes ever since I could tie a towel around my neck like a cape and jump off my grandmother’s porch.
Narcissism is a fact of life – it’s a natural part of growing older, right? It’s a part of your development. So being angry about the younger generation being ‘narcissistic,’ that’s like saying ‘Oh, this young generation only wants to poop in their diaper! They don’t want to use the bathroom!’
Some of my favorite records growing up were Christmas albums. The ones I liked best were the albums that you could listen to from start to finish. You could put them on while you’re decorating the tree or driving around looking at Christmas lights.
Queen is my all-time favorite band in history. I was an obsessive growing up after I discovered them at 10 at summer camp.
Politics has always been personal for me. You know, growing up, I was in a very politically conscious household. We engaged with intellectuals and artists and academics from around the world who were thinking critically about politics and the intersection of politics and public life.
Just being at home, growing up naturally, and being here now with my video and my music, I think people realize that I was in the Spice Girls 8 years ago.
If it’s not growing, it’s going to die.
As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn’t understand it and would try to talk him out of it.
Growing up in America is like being taught to be stupid.
Growing up in the Sacramento Valley in the ’70s, we were all pretty big into cars. Of course, I had to nerd out and be a fan of Bob Tullius’ Group 44 Jaguars instead of Corvettes/Camaros.
I was an athlete growing up. I was a wrestler, I played football, so I can take a fall. I actually wanted to be a stuntman when I was kid, so I would practice falling down the stairs. It’s just something I like to do.
When I was growing up, my dad was away a lot. He did a lot of work in crisis zones, places like Uganda or Rwanda.
When I first heard ‘Pearly Gates’ by Mobb Deep and 50 Cent growing up, the rapper Prodigy had a line about wanting to beat Jesus up. I wasn’t religious, but I’d never been introduced to something like that. I was scared and mad, but then I asked why I felt like that.
I’d rather risk confusion and stay creatively fresh and stimulated. I feel like I’m growing and challenging myself all the time.
I spent so much of my time when I was growing up just worrying about what people thought of me, about my appearance, how I should act in school, how to… be popular and all that rubbish. Stop worrying about everything. Everything’s going to be okay.
What’s that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I’m able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I’m older. Thank God for growing up.
Growing up, we really didn’t have a lot of money.
While growing up, I used to sleep at 8 P.M. and get up at 4 A.M. to study.
It was always a dream as I was growing up. I would watch movies, mostly American movies, and be so engrossed in those stories, all I wanted to do was be there. I wanted to be part of that romance or that fantasy or be that warrior or that struggling soul who finally makes it good.
You know, watching Dan Marino and Steve Young get nominated to the Hall of Fame… those guys are unbelievable and they did it for so long. I’d love to play like those guys, but there’s still a long way to go and a lot of growing.
Growing companies need commercial space, and their employees need to live nearby.
Even though I can’t dance, that’s, like, the one thing I wished I could do growing up. I used act like I was MJ, doing the moonwalk, tip toes, leg kick, all that.
It is fascinating to watch legislators turn away from their usual corporate grips when they hear the growing thunder of the people.
My dad is a lawyer and my mom is an artist. So growing up was exactly what it sounds like – strict household but a lot of creativity. They are so psyched that I get to make music for a living. My parents rule.
Longevity is something I never gave a second thought to. I guess it’s the shadow of growing up in post WWII, but I never believed I would live past 20. Here I am though… a senior citizen… my voice and heart are stronger than ever, but boredom is the greatest enemy so I have to be careful not to slip over the edge.
Evolution has made us omnivores, and substantial quantities of meat can be produced by feeding plant matter whose production does not directly compete with growing food crops: crop residues, food processing waste, low-quality grain, and controlled grazing by ruminants.
I don’t know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up.
An increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, electric mobility – along with the growing digitalization movement and a universal carbon pricing structure – would speed up the carbon-free future and the rise of a global middle class we desperately need. We can and must all do our part.
Growing up in the inner city, a lot of kids didn’t think reading was cool. I’m trying to show them that it is cool and the importance of growing and learning outside of their everyday lives, which is a lot of times sports.
Not a lot of people see that when you’re growing up. You don’t get to see that people really have to work hard to become as good as they are.
Our success as a global brand has been directly related to how we select locations where we are confident our particular clients desire to be. Los Cabos, Mexico is the ideal Engel & Volkers market, growing in popularity among world luxury travelers seeking exceptional properties for second home opportunities.
That’s a problem. I mean, like any sort of growing startup organization, we are sort of overwhelmed by our growth. And that means we’re getting enormous quantity of whistleblower disclosures of a very high caliber, but don’t have enough people to actually process and vet this information.
Growing up, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo were the players I looked up to – and Carlos Tevez when he was at the club.
When I was growing up, there was a feeling in one’s living room as much as in one’s local gallery that a little elitism was good for the soul.
If you’re not growing, you’re dying, and I’m not ready for that.
When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.
Look at pictures of me growing up. It wasn’t always the way it is now. It was a bumpy road for me.
Basketball in Latin America is growing a lot and it’s being seen with the quantity of players in the NBA.
I was at the tail end of the family. The next brother along was already seven years older than me. I remember growing up by myself, playing games by myself.
The most important question venture capitalists ask is what prevents your company from growing faster.
As a young boy growing up in rural India, most of what I knew of the world was what I could see around me. But each night, I would look at the Moon – it was impossibly far away, yet it held a special attraction because it allowed me to dream beyond my village and country, and think about the rest of the world and space.
I was on the snowboard team at my school, but that was the only sports team I was on. I played soccer growing up in elementary school.
While growing up, I used to go to the beach, as I used to find peace there.
I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I’m very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told.
I just feel like I’m becoming a better person. My music is just getting better. Learning the game better, learning how to move, learning how to create – everything’s just growing.
I definitely had a gang influence with friends and family growing up in South Central, and people might think that Beverly Hills definitely shielded me from some problems. But in actuality, it only opened up a whole new can of worms.
What matters to me is learning and growing, and getting to do what I love to do. As long as I can do that, I’m happy.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
What guy didn’t want to be an astronaut growing up?
When I was a kid growing up, you maybe secretly wanted to be an actor, but you never said.
I guess that’s one of the things about growing up in the fifties – it never occurred to me that you wouldn’t be at least as successful as your parents.
My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important.
When I was growing up, I wasn’t in bands, and had really no intention of ever doing music. I went out to California for college, and kind of on a whim started making music really as a joke, and over the course of the next five years started playing a lot of shows, and music became this really integral part of my identity.
I have nothing but the best memories of growing up in New Jersey. Of course, I grew up in a nice town, a suburb. But Tenafly was right next to Englewood, which had a tremendous amount of racial tension in the ’60s. So I was aware of the real world.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Growing up on a farm, I saw that if I didn’t go to the military or go to school, and I knew my mom and my family wasn’t going to be able to send me to school out of their pocket, so it basically came down to athletics. I knew I didn’t want to work on a farm. I knew I didn’t want to do manual labor the rest of my life.
It was a reaction to when I was growing up, and women were supposed to be all blonde hair, gold suntan, and pink lips. It was a real black-and-white opposite of what was considered attractive. I was kicking against something I found really oppressive.
Of course, I know by growing older, I’m going to become stronger, smarter, and know the game better.
Hopefully with each thing that you do you’re learning something, you’re growing, and you’re pushing yourself a little harder in some way or another. So I think you’d be in real trouble if each new thing that you create didn’t feel like ‘Oh, wow. I feel like I’m doing something a little different this time.’
I have been a harmony enthusiast since I was a child, singing in choir and with friends growing up. I always put a ton of harmonies on my demos.
The only way I see the world now is through coming out of and growing up and living in Somalia. In the time of war, everyone was basically trying to live and manage the best they could. But you also had another period which was not a hard time at all – it was just a beautiful time. I lived in both eras.
Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
As a girl growing up in Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and then India, the idea of cracking the industry in America seemed crazy. So thankfully, the way I was raised was to be an open person.
I used to to hustle growing up.
I sang in church growing up. Memphis is the blues capital of the world, we like to say.
I have my moments of insecurity and figuring out what’s going on and what I’m supposed to do, but if you don’t push yourself, you’re not growing, so where do you go?
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
I’ve heard other gay people say when they were growing up they felt ‘foreign.’ Growing up, I was able to label these feelings as: ‘I’m a Protestant.’ It wasn’t until I left, I thought: ‘Oh, those weren’t Protestant feelings.’
I love the idea of the winter rose that’s sort of sleeping underneath the soil. Underneath all the snow is this plant that was growing and developing and could present itself as this beautiful flower in this time where everything else around it is very barren.
I’ve never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I’ve only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up.
President Bush has said that the economy is growing, that there are jobs out there. But you know, it’s a long commute to China to get those jobs.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
I should have known growing up and not having any money ever that I should have kept every dollar that I had.
‘Slumdog’ was my first movie, and I had never been to India before – I was just a teenager in the U.K. with my headphones and my Nike shoes. What did I know about growing up in a slum?
Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance.
I hated country music growing up, but it gets in your bone marrow, kind of like a disease.
I’ve learned that we all change constantly. It’s rare to find that person who is growing with you in the same way at the same time, who encourages you to grow.
Let’s not spend resources that we don’t need to be sending astronauts back to the moon. Let’s not spend expensive resources on bringing people who have reached Mars back again. Prepare them to become a growing colony.
In terms of Ray Liotta, when I was a teenager growing up in Colorado, I didn’t have pictures of girls on my wall. I had pictures of Ray Liotta on my wall. Along with Mike Patton, he was one of my heroes.
I mean I have a project that I have been wanting to make for quite a while now; and basically, it’s a story of my parents growing up in the Lower East Side.
Bullying is something every kid in public, parochial, or private school has witnessed by graduation. While unfortunate, it is part of growing up.
I always feel that until you take your last breath, you’re always growing.
David and Dad didn’t get along too well growing up. I mean we all got along, but it was harder on David, because David wasn’t going to be the son that Dad wanted. But now they’re like best friends.
I constantly want to be learning, growing and better understanding things. And see where that takes us.
We must continue our fight to ensure that Federal, State, and local authorities have the resources and support necessary to combat this growing epidemic. This is a top priority for me and many of my colleagues here in Congress.
Mafia guys are all just insecure people who want their money. They’re like little seven-year old kids when they don’t get their way. I knew guys like that growing up in New Jersey.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
Our growing national debt is a threat to our national defense and to our domestic priorities, including research and development, education, health care, and investments in our economic growth.
I have minor characters who are Asian-American, and I’ve been using them throughout my career, but they’ve never taken center stage, they’ve never been really powerful, they’ve never expressed some of the experiences I had growing up in the U.S. Johnny Tam is the first one.
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.
We entered into the pharmaceutical industry in 1988, and since then, we have grown significantly on the back of a growing demand in India for pharmaceutical products.
Remember the phrase – ‘Act your age, not your shoe size?’ That didn’t apply to me, as they were the same until the age of 12 when my feet stopped growing.
When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.
Shakespeare is absolutely big in Africa. I guess he’s big everywhere. Growing up, Shakespeare was the thing. You’d learn monologues and you’d recite them. And just like hip-hop, it made you feel like you knew how to speak English really well. You had a mastery of the English language to some extent.
In difficult times, we’re not supposed to quit believing; we’re not supposed to quit growing.
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
Growing up, I always wanted a dog, but my parents never wanted one.
I knew what it was like growing up in a world where I never saw myself in anything.
Growing up with brothers, I’ve always been a very competitive person and also very involved in sports. So when I was younger, whatever sport I was involved in, I wanted to go to the Olympics for that!
I think that American music, for me, it’s a synthesis of a lot of different things. But for me growing up in North Carolina, the stuff that I was listening to, the things that I was hearing, it was all about black music, about soul music.
I really struggled, growing up, with reading and writing. I had a hard time to do that, but I was really passionate about storytelling and about books.
One of the first major programming projects that I worked on when I was growing up in Ireland, back just coding by myself, was a programming language. Then I spent a bunch of time working on a new web framer. Just back-end things to make it easier to go in and build things on top of, do other development.
My choice growing up was the ‘Star Wars’ role playing game. At that time in the Nineties, they had a pretty robust pen and paper system.