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Quotations about
Ages Birth to 29 Years Old


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Welcome to my page of quotations about specific ages — the years up to age twenty-nine:  childhood, the 'tweens, teens, adolescence, young adulthood, the 20s.  —ღ Terri


Age 4. —
The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.
~Christopher Morley, To a Child


Age 6. —
Anticipate the day as if it was your birthday and you are turning six again. ~Mike Dolan, @HawaiianLife


Age 12. —
Everybody's twelve years old in an apple orchard. ~Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray Show, while making autumn stew, original airdate 2007 October 11th


Age 14. —
...inwardly, we're much older than other girls our age. Even though I'm only fourteen... I feel I'm more of a person than a child... ~Anne M. Frank, letter, 1944


Age 18. —
...at eighteen, drawing near the confines of illusive, void dreams, Elf-land lies before us, the shores of Reality rise in front. These shores are yet distant: they look so blue, soft, gentle, we long to reach them.... at eighteen the school of Experience is to be entered, and her humble, crushing, grinding, but yet purifying and invigorating lessons are yet to be learnt. ~Charlotte Brontë, "The Curates at Tea," Shirley, 1849


Age 18. —
At eighteen... Love, when he comes wandering like a lost angel at our door, is at once admitted, welcomed, embraced; his quiver is not seen; if his arrows penetrate, their wound is like a thrill of new life; there are no fears of poison, none of the barb which no leech's hand can extract; that perilous passion... ~Charlotte Brontë, "The Curates at Tea," Shirley, 1849


Age 18. —
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. ~Mark Twain (1835–1910), quoted in Autobiography with Letters by William L. Phelps, 1939


Age 20. —
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. ~Robert Southey, The Doctor


Age 20. —
Is there a self-aware person who does not squirm when he remembers what he was like at twenty? ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections on the Human Condition, 1973


Age 21. —
Twenty-one! 't is yet youth's early morning,—
Life's real, earnest strife is but begun...
~Florence Percy (Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen, 1832–1911), "Twenty-One," Forest Buds, from the Woods of Maine, 1855


Age 21. —
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Author unknown


Age 23. —
The last birthday that's any good is 23. ~Andy Rooney


Ages 25–30. —
Anybody who is twenty-five or thirty years old has physical scars from all sorts of things, from tuberculosis to polio. It's the same with the mind. ~Moses R. Kaufman


Age 29. Women. —
It sometimes happens, that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before; and, generally speaking, if there has been neither ill health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost. ~Jane Austen, Persuasion, 1817



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