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coming of age Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about coming of age
  1. #1
    I’ll make the world safe and sound for you.
    You will come of age with our young nation.
    We’ll bleed and fight for you, we’ll make it right for you.
  2. #2
    “He felt an offense against what his mother called his instinct for rightness. It wasn’t that Reverend Mother lied to him. She obviously believed what she said. It was something deeper, something tied to his terrible purpose.”
  3. #3
    “There was nothing but land: not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made.”
  4. #4
    ″(Lucy) had once known them better than the stars of our own world, because as a Queen in Narnia she had gone to bed much later than as a child in England.”
  5. #5
    “Raw meat is not a nice thing to fill one’s pockets with, but they folded it up in fresh leaves and made the best of it. They were all experienced enough to know that they would feel quite differently about these squashy and unpleasant parcels when they had walked long enough to be really hungry.”
  6. #6
    Do any men grow up or do they only come of age?
  7. #7
    “Dream big, they say. Shoot for the stars. Then they lock us away for 12 years and tell us where to sit, when to pee, and what to think. […] Then we turn 18 and even though we’ve never had an original thought, we have to make the most important decision of our lives. […] And if you don’t have the money and don’t really have the grades, a lot of the decision gets made for you.”
  8. #8
    “I don’t care who you are. Puberty is merciless.”
  9. #9
    “Middle school is like this endless horror show. Well, maybe not endless, because it ended, but it really burns into your psyche.”