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Youth Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about youth
  1. #1
    “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”
  2. #2
    “Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily.
    “I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
  3. #3
    “It was his beauty that had ruined him, his beauty and the youth that he had prayed for. But for those two things, his life might have been free from stain. His beauty had been to him but a mask, his youth but a mockery. What was youth at best? A green, an unripe time, a time of shallow moods, and sickly thoughts. Why had he worn its livery? Youth had spoiled him.”
  4. #4
    “I know, now, that when one loses one’s good looks, whatever they may be, one loses everything. Your picture has taught me that. Lord Henry Wotton is perfectly right. Youth is the only thing worth having. When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself.”
  5. #5
    “I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Why should it keep what I must lose? Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day -- mock me horribly!”
  6. #6
    “Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.”
  7. #7
    “Sorrow never stays punishment. But remember, Bagheera, he is very little.”
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