->'''Peppermint Patty:''' What do you think security is, Chuck?\\
'''Charlie Brown:''' Security? Security is sleeping in the back seat of the car. When you're a little kid, and you've been somewhere with your Mom and Dad, and it's night, and you're riding home in the car, you can sleep in the back seat. You don't have to worry about anything. Your Mom and Dad are in the front seat, and they do all the worrying... They take care of everything...\\
'''Peppermint Patty:''' That's real neat!\\
'''Charlie Brown:''' But it doesn't last! Suddenly, you're grown up, and it can never be that way again! Suddenly, it's over, and you'll never get to sleep in the back seat again! Never!\\
'''Peppermint Patty:''' Never?\\
'''Charlie Brown:''' Absolutely never!\\
'''Peppermint Patty:''' Hold my hand, Chuck!

->''"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!"''
-->-- '''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''' ("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."''
-->-- '''Music/{{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''', "Ode: Intimations of Immortality"

->''"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!"''
-->-- ''Disney/PeterPan''

->''"Darn it! No one told me being a grown up would create more suckiness."''
-->-- '''Mewn Ramses''', ''Webcomic/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 hurts 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 fighting, and we're still fighting it''\\
''And you're so much like me''\\
''I'm sorry"''
-->-- '''Music/BenFolds''', "Still Fighting It"

->''"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."''
-->-- '''Stinky Pete''', ''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."''
-->-- ''The House At Pooh Corner''

->CA: kan its hard
->GA: What
->CA: being a kid and growwing up
->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)

->''"I'm sorry, Maggie, but growing up means giving up the things you love.''
-->-- '''Marge Simpson''', '''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''
-->-- Music/AndrewJacksonJihad ''Growing Up''

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

->"Growing up sucks. People aren't nearly as eager to know what my favorite dinosaur is. It's a fucking Gorgosaurus. You don't care."
-->-- '''Music/FiftyCent''' on Twitter

->''"So here I am in my new apartment\\
In a big city, they just dropped me off\\
It's so much colder than I ever thought it would be\\
So I tuck myself in, turn my night light on\\
Wish I'd never grown up\\
Wish I'd never grown up\\
I don't wanna grow up\\
Wish I'd never grown up\\
Could still be little\\
I don't wanna grow up\\
Wish I'd never grown up\\
Could still be simple"''
-->-- '''Music/TaylorSwift''', "Never Grow Up"

->''"I wanna grow up, but I don't wanna grow old. I don't wanna die."''
-->-- '''Lisa''', ''Comicbook/HalloweenNightdance''

-> ''"Looking back, I don't think I'd have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I'd known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed."''
-->-- '''Dad''', ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

->''"When I'm lying in my bed at night\\
I don't wanna grow up\\
Nothing ever seems to turn out right\\
I don't wanna grow up\\
How do you move in a world of fog that's always changing things\\
Makes me wish than I could be a dog\\
When I see the price that you pay''"
-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "I Don't Want to Grow Up"

->"''So it's not loaded stadiums or ballparks\\
And we're not kids on swingsets on the blacktop\\
And I thought at 15 that I'd have it down by 16\\
And 24 keeps breathing in my face\\
Like a mad whore\\
And 24 keeps pounding at my door\\
Like a friend you don't want to see\\
Oldness comes with a smile\\
To every love-given child\\
Oldness comes to rile\\
The youth who dream suicide''"
-->--'''Music/RedHousePainters''', "24"

->"''Oh simple thing, where have you gone?\\
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on\\
So tell me when you're gonna let me in\\
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin\\
And if you have a minute why don't we go\\
Talk about it somewhere only we know?\\
This could be the end of everything\\
So why don't we go somewhere only we know?''"
-->--'''Music/{{Keane}}''', "Somewhere Only We Know"

->'''Clay Puppington:''' Behaving like a grown up is many things. First and foremost, it's doing things that you hate doing.
->'''Orel Puppington:''' Like doing what pop?
->'''Clay:''' Like dealing with people that make you unhappy...being stressed about things you have no control over...and working soul numbing jobs.
->'''Orel:''' Ohh
->'''Clay:''' Then, gradually, as we endure these hardships and accept them as normal, that's when we've finally earned the right to get drunk and be emotionally distant from our families.
-->--''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', "Maturity"

->''"We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away."''
-->-- '''Dean Charles Stanforth''', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''

->''"Most people donít try to become adults, they just canít stay as children any longer."''
-->--'''Kobayashi''', ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''

->Back in the river valley me and the other kids had dreamed such dreams o how things would be when the Road got all the way ter [[ThePromisedLand Where We're Goin]], the fine houses an cloaths we'd have there an the food we'd eat. Nowadays all we hoped fer was ter reach the top o them mountins fore we died, an look down inter the lands that laid beyond. [[FunetikAksent But mebbe that was somethin ter do with growin up, too]]. When you get older you learn to make your dreams littler, cos the little ones don't die so easy.
-->--''We Know Where We're Goin,'' by Phillip Reeve