Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.
Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice — that is, until we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say, "I lost it."
—Sydney J. Harris
Adulthood slipped up on you. It was forced on you whether you liked it or not.
—Cinda Williams Chima in The Exiled Queen