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Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.
View quotes by Paula Poundstone

Adults don't want to see millionaire idiots like Ant and Dec on the telly.
View quotes by Dennis Waterman

No, no, no, Lisa. If adults don't like their jobs they don't go on strike. They just go in and do it really half-assed.
View quotes by Homer Simpson

Black America knows better than anyone else the high price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults.
View quotes by Maggie Gallagher

The trouble with government regulation of the market is that it prohibits capitalistic acts between consenting adults.
View quotes by Robert Nozick

We're all on the bus to Doncaster. I've booked a 40-seater... it will have to have a loo because I know the youngsters will all want to pee every five minutes! That's if they can get to it ahead of the adults who will be enjoying Champagne every step of the way!
View quotes by Frankie Dettori

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
View quotes by Elias Canetti

Aduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.
View quotes by Erma Bombeck

The stampede to collect Beanie Babies is the latest twist in the toy industries plot to turn children into avaricious monsters and adults into clawing harpies!
View quotes by Beth Vargo

Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.

View quotes by George Orwell

It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's 'mature' critics often are.
View quotes by Alice Walker

I never really had a childhood. I was around adults all the time. My favourite book when I was eight was Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex - But Were Afraid to Ask. I was not afraid to ask.
View quotes by Drew Barrymore

Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
View quotes by Gore Vidal

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
View quotes by Erich Fromm

Whilst I am not advocating the censorship and prohibition of such literature for adults, there must be safeguards in place to protect minors from this obscene material [on wanting to move 'lads mags' to the top shelf]
View quotes by Claire Curtis-Thomas

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

View quotes by Lily Tomlin

The booger jokes. And my editor always takes out four letter words when I put then in the children's books. And the sex parts [on the difference between kids and adults books]
View quotes by Meg Cabot

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
View quotes by Fran Lebowitz

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adult
View quotes by Thomas Szasz

There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.
View quotes by Alexander Chase



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