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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!"
SpongeBob SquarePants ("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!"
Denis Leary, 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, "On Turning Ten"

"Shades of the prison-house begin to close
Upon the growing Boy"
William Wordsworth, "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."
William Wordsworth, "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!"

"Darn it! No one told me being a grown up would create more suckiness."
Mewn Ramses, Funny Farm

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!
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"
Ben Folds, "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, Toy Story 2

"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), Homestuck

"Even if I look back (In the forgotten photo album)
I can't go back to those times (Photos of myself doing stupid things)
anymore (Laughing with friends).
Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!
Where are 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 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, The Simpsons

"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."
Tohru Adachi, Persona 4.

Growing up
really fucking sucks
Andrew Jackson Jihad Growing Up

"Adulthood is hell."

"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."
50 Cent 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"
Taylor Swift, "Never Grow Up"

"I wanna grow up, but I don't wanna grow old. I don't wanna die."

"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."

"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
Tom Waits, "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

"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?
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.
Moral Orel, "Maturity"

"We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away."

"Most people don’t try to become adults, they just can’t stay as children any longer."

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 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. 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

TJ: Imagine it, guys. When you're a kindergartener, you eat whatever you want, drink whatever you want, go wherever you wanna go. There's no rules. When you paint, you don't use a brush. You just stick your hands right in the paint and feel the color. And you take naps, guys. Right in the middle of the day. Do you have any idea how refreshing that is?
Gus: But, TJ, it's so... primitive.
TJ: Primitive? Maybe so. But I was free, you guys. Free! In fact, there's a part of me that wishes I could go back.
Gus: But TJ, you can't go back.
Gretchen: He's right. Even they can't go back.
TJ: What do you mean, Gretchen?
Gretchen: Don't you see? Their way of life is coming to an end. By this time next year, they'll be first graders.
Recess, "The Legend of Big Kid"

"I wish I could be you, Mac. No job, no responsibilities. You will never be a child again. Don't let it pass you by. All that matters is right here, right now. Take advantage of every precious moment. This is your time to do the most awesome of awesome things."

"I feel like no one ever told the truth to me,
About growing up and what a struggle it would be.
In my tangled state of mind,
I've been looking back to find
Where I went wrong."
Queen, "Too Much Love Will Kill You"


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