quotes tagged with 'youth'

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define themóa motherís approval, a fatherís nodóare covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in success life perception parents age youth mom growingup dad 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

It might have seemed ridiculous to anyone watching, this white-haired maintenance worker, all alone, making like an airplane. But the running boy is inside every man, no matter how old he gets

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in loneliness age youth growingup 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

Young men are all very well in their place, but it doesnít do to drag them into everything, does it?

Author: LM Montgomery, Source: Anne of Green GablesSaved by l1nds4y in men youth funny belonging 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Thatís the worst of growing up, and Iím beginning to realize it.† The things you wanted so much when you were a child donít seem half so wonderful to you when you get them

Author: LM Montgomery, Source: Anne of Green GablesSaved by l1nds4y in age mature youth growingup 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

But there are years and years in which we shall still be young.

Author: Margaret Postgate Cole, Source: PraematuriSaved by highflyingbabe in youth trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

My Madame (in my billet) gives me coffee and bread and butter (of the best) at 7, and there is a ration tin of jam, and I have acquired a pot of honey.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 28Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital youth trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

They were nearly all shrapnel shell wounds--more ghastly than anything I have ever seen or smelt.

Author: A, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 22Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital youth wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is a fortnight to-morrow since we mobilised, and we have had no work yet except our own fatigue duty in the Convent; it was our turn this morning, and I scrubbed the lavatories out with creoseol.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 10Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital youth femininity 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

To young women delicately brought up in fastidious homes, it was a perturbing demonstration of life as lived in the publicity of the slums.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 300Saved by highflyingbabe in experience hospital youth trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For me, as for all the world, the War was a tragedy and a vast stupidity, a waste of youth and of time; it betrayed my faith, mocked my love, and irremediably spoilt my career.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 290Saved by highflyingbabe in death youth horror futility 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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