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grown ups Quotes

20 of the best book quotes about grown ups
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“Father laughed, which upset Bruno even more; there was nothing that made him more angry than when a grown-up laughed at him for not knowing something, especially when he was trying to find out the answer by asking questions.”
John Boyne
author
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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Bruno
Father
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anger
laughter
knowledge
questions
answers
grown ups
trying
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“Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside.”
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“The truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
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“The child, screaming for refuge, senses how feeble a shelter the twig hut of grown-up awareness is. They claim strength, these parents, and complete sanctuary.”
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“Grownups can deal with scraped knees, dropped ice-cream cones, and lost dollies, but if they suspected the real reasons we cry they would fling us out of their arms in horrified revulsion.”
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“Sometimes, even grown women need their mother’s comfort so we can just take a break from having to be strong all the time.”
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“The first time you see your grown-up little miss looking back at you from a sea of white chiffon or beaded satin glory, indeed your heart will skip a beat. You’ll find yourself blinking back tears. ”
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“Nobody but a genuine grown-up was going to take her to school. If she had to, she would make a great big noisy fuss, and when Ramona made a great big noisy fuss, she usually got her own way. Great big noisy fusses were often necessary when a girl was the youngest member of her family and the youngest person on her block.”
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“Grown-up people find it very difficult to believe really wonderful things, unless they have what they call proof.”
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“Go back to school. Go back to your life. And the next time they ask you, say no. Killing is for grown-ups and you’re still a child.”
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“But we have to grow, Grandma. If we didn’t grow, we’d never be grown-ups.”
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“I stared hard into the faces of grownups, searching for a look of pity, of concern, wishing just one person would ask me: ‘What happened little girl?’ Then I could explain to somebody, and they might tell me what I was doing wrong. Why nobody liked me.”
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“The first time that any of the sisters had been allowed to swim to the surface, each had been delighted with her freedom and all she had seen. But now that they were grownups and could swim anywhere they wished, they lost interest in wandering away”
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“I can’t go to sleep. The music’s turned up and the arguments have started. There’s something funny about the night that makes grown-ups go stupid and call each other names. Maybe it’s their way of scaring off the Hairyman. Maybe it’s just the grog in them.”
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″ ‘Will you be good, Sir?’ she exclaimed, stamping her foot on the ground. ‘The reason for this, and the reason for that, indeed! You are always wanting the reason. No reason. There! Hoity toity me! I am sick of your grown-up reasons.’ ”
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“Oh, how good everything tasted in that bower, with the fresh wind rustling the poplar leaves, sunshine and sweet woods smells about them, and birds singing overhead! No grown-up dinner party ever had half so much fun. Each mouthful was a pleasure; and when the last crumb had vanished, Katy produced the second basket...”
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“quite different; for you see I mean to do something grand. I don’t know what, yet; but when I’m grown up I shall find out.”
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″‘Very often,’ said Dorinda, ‘when we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person says we are really quite bad. It’s difficult to tell which is which.‘”
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“You know quite well what grown-ups think as soon as we yawn.”
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“It wasn’t a bit of good fighting grown-ups. They could do exactly as they liked.”

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