-> "I don't wanna grow up! I want cookies! And milkie! I want a sweater with love in the stitches! I wanna wear diadeys! I wanna ride in my wagon! I wanna cuddle-wuddle with Mr. Stuffykins! I wanna rocky-rock on my seahorsey! And I want kissy-kissy on MY boo-boo!"
->-- [[ManChild Spongebob]], '''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''' from the episode "Grandma's Kisses"

-> "Life's gonna suck when you grow up, when you grow up, when you grow up,\\
Life's gonna suck when you grow up; it sucks pretty bad right now.\\
''(Hey, if you know the words, sing along!)''\\
You're gonna have to mow the lawn, do the dishes, make your bed,\\
You're gonna have to go to school until you're seventeen.\\
''(It's gonna seem about three times as long as that.)''\\
You might have to go to war, shoot a gun, kill a nun,\\
You might have to go to war when you get out of school.\\
''(Hey, cheer up kids, it gets even worse!)''\\
You're gonna have to deal with stress, deal with stress, deal with stress,\\
You're gonna be a giant mess when you get back from the war.\\
Santa Claus does not exist and there's no Easter Bunny,\\
You'll find out when you grow up that Big Bird isn't funny...\\
''(funny, funnyyy......AH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH ehhh...)''\\
"Life's gonna suck when you grow up, when you grow up, when you grow up,\\
Life's gonna suck when you grow up; it sucks pretty bad right now.\\
You might end up smoking crack, on your back, face the fact:\\
You're gonna end up hooked on smack and then you're gonna die.\\
''(fake trumpet solo)'' And then you're gonna DI-I-I-I-I-I-IE HA HO!"
--> '''Creator/DenisLeary''', ''Life's Gonna Suck'', from the CD ''Lock 'N' Load''

->''When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,\\
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.\\
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,\\
Oh, joyfully, oh, playfully watching me,\\
But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible,\\
Logical, oh, responsible, practical,\\
Then they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,\\
Oh, clinical, oh intellectual, cynical.''
--> --'''{{Supertramp}}''', "The Logical Song"

->I miss those days, and so i pout like a grown jerk\\
Wishin all i had to do now, was finish homework
-->--'''Ahmad''', "Back In The Day"

-> ''Is it for this I uttered prayers,\\
and sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs;\\
That now, domestic as a plate, \\
I should retire by half-past eight?''
-->-- '''Edna St Vincent Millay''', "Grown-Up"

->It seems only yesterday I used to believe\\
there was nothing under my skin but light.\\
If you cut me I would shine.\\
But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life,\\
I skin my knees. I bleed.
-->--'''Billy Collins''', [[http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/1096.html "On Turning Ten"]]

->''Shades of the prison-house begin to close\\
Upon the growing Boy,''\\
-- '''Creator/WilliamWordsworth'''

->''There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,\\
The earth, and every common sight,\\
To me did seem\\
Apparelled in celestial light,\\
The glory and the freshness of a dream.\\
It is not now as it hath been of yore;--\\
Turn wheresoe'er I may,\\
By night or day,\\
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.\\
\\
The Rainbow comes and goes,\\
And lovely is the Rose,\\
The Moon doth with delight\\
Look round her when the heavens are bare,\\
Waters on a starry night\\
Are beautiful and fair;\\
The sunshine is a glorious birth;\\
But yet I know, where'er I go,\\
That there hath past away a glory from the earth.''\\
-- '''Creator/WilliamWordsworth''', ''Ode: Intimations of Immortality''

->''"Go on! Go back and grow up! But I'm warnin' ya: once you're grown up, you can never come back. Never!"''
-->--[[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''PeterPan''

->''"Darn it! No one told me being a grown up would create more suckiness."''
-->-- Mewn Ramses, ''FunnyFarm''

->'''Don Karnage:''' I am after nothing today but a birthday - ''mine!''\\
'''Louie:''' Ya don't say! So just how many candles will you be puttin' on your cake this year, you ol' pirate you?\\
'''Don Karnage:''' My... candles... are none of your cotton-plucking floor wax, you snoopsy simian!\\
'''Dumptruck:''' But, captain - you said you vere tventy-nine years old dis morning! But come to tink ov it, you said dat ''last'' year, too! And da year before dat! And da year be--\\
'''Don Karnage:''' Remind me to shoot you when we get home!\\
'''Dumptruck:''' Err - sorry, captain!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' comic story "F'Reeze a Jolly Good Fellow"

->'''and everybody knows\\
'''it sucks to grow up\\
'''and everybody does\\
'''so weird to be back here\\
'''let me tell you what\\
'''the years go on and we're still fightin' and we're it fighting\\
and your so much like me I'm sorry
-->-- Ben Folds "were still fighting"

->'''Stinky Pete:''' How long will it last, Woody? Do you really think Andy is going to take you to college... or on his honeymoon? Andy's growing up... and there's nothing you can do about it.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''

->Then, suddenly again, Christopher Robin, who was still looking at the world with his chin in his hands, called out "Pooh!"\\
"Yes?" said Pooh.\\
"When I'm -- when -- Pooh!"\\
"Yes, Christopher Robin?"\\
"I'm not going to do Nothing any more."\\
"Never again?"\\
"Well, not so much. They don't let you."
-->-- '''Christopher Robin''' and '''Pooh''', ''The House At Pooh Corner''

->[[color:#6a006a:CA: kan its hard]]
->[[color:#008141:GA: What]]
->[[color:#6a006a:CA: being a kid and growwing up]]
->[[color:#6a006a:CA: its hard and nobody understands]]
-->-- '''Eridan Ampora''' (CA) and '''Kanaya Maryam''' (GA), ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

->"Even if I look back (In the forgotten photo album)\\
I can't go back to those times (Photos of myself doing [[OldShame stupid things]])\\
anymore (Laughing with friends).\\
Series/{{Ultraman}}, [[Series/UltraSeven Ultraman Seven!]]\\
Where are [[ForgottenChildhoodFriend those guys]] now?\\
What are they doing?\\
The answer is still unclear.\\
But now I've forgotten all that,\\
and I'm living each day like I'm [[DeathIsDramatic being chased by something!]]"
-->-- ''Omoide Wa Okkusenman!"'' (English translation of Japanese lyrics)

->'''Marge:''' "I'm sorry, Maggie, but growing up means giving up the things you love.
->--'''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'''

->''"Brats like you are so damned naive... You piss me off. Listen... you might have hopes and dreams right now, but that's only because you know nothing about reality. One day you'll see... You'll be faced with the boring reality that boxes you in, no matter where you go."''
->-- [[spoiler:Tohru Adachi]], '''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''.

->''Growing up\\
really fucking sucks''
->-- AndrewJacksonJihad ''Growing Up''

->''"Adulthood is hell."''
->-- '''Creator/HPLovecraft'''
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