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adulthood Quotes

Four of the best book quotes about adulthood
  1. #1
    “We survive until, by sheer stamina, we escape into the dim innocence of our own adulthood and its forgetfulness.”
  2. #2
    “The mother is nineteen, but she doesn’t feel that old.”
  3. #3
    “I bet not one of them will tell you what cancer smells like. I can, though. It stinks. Like meat gone bad and dirty clothes and bog water all mixed together. Why doesn’t anyone tell you that?”
  4. #4
    “Always, he wonders why and how he has let four months—months increasingly distant from him—so affect him, so alter his life. But then, he might as well ask—as he often does—why he has let the first fifteen years of his life so dictate the past twenty-eight. He has been lucky beyond measure; he has an adulthood that people dream about: Why, then, does he insist on revisiting and replaying events that happened so long ago? Why can he not simply take pleasure in his present? Why must he so honor his past? Why does it become more vivid, not less, the further he moves from it?”