Top 99 Adult Life Quotes

We have collected the best Adult Life Quotes by famous authors including Alexandra Petri, Bea Arthur, Amy Bloom, Rosemary Mahoney, Douglas Brunt and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

All the weird inconveniences of adult life that you tho
All the weird inconveniences of adult life that you thought they made up to lend excitement and color to episodes of ‘Sex and the City’ are, in fact, real.

Alexandra Petri
I realised I had spent the majority of my adult life doing two characters – Maude from 1972-’79 and Dorothy from 1985-’92 – and I really didn’t know what I wanted to do after ‘Golden Girls.’ I knew what I didn’t want to do – any more sitcoms, or wait for the next great role that might never come.

Bea Arthur
I’ve had a family my entire adult life; I started raising kids when I was 21. I suspect that being part of a family has probably informed my life as a writer as much as anything else has.

Amy Bloom
Not one day of my mother’s adult life passed without some critical demand on her maternal role, without some urgent response from her.

Rosemary Mahoney
Wall Street has played a role in everyone’s life, and it has been vilified by everyone, but I think that the average trader didn’t have a sense of what was coming. The culture is so vacuous, it’s possible to come to it straight out of college and never have a real adult life, even if you have the wife and kids.

Douglas Brunt
Is it possible to reproduce, later in life, the impact that books, records, and films have between the ages of fourteen and seventeen? The periods of my adult life that have been most miserable have been those in which I lost fidelity to what I discovered then.

Mark Fisher
America is the light, and her people are the goodness that grows from that. She’ll always be worth fighting for – it was my greatest honor to fight for her every day of my adult life.

Marcus Luttrell
I had a lot of issues in my life after my brother died in 1972, that I carried through to my adult life.

Nigel Benn
Some of the most powerful memories are those when you are very, very young. Adult life is seen through the reflection of complex, rational thought.

Hisham Matar
I am comfortable being gay. Most of my adult life, it’s never been a secret. I knew I was gay when I was in high school. I am just fortunate I have lived in two of the most gay-friendly places in the world: New York and London.

Richard Quest
I have been very lucky for most of my adult life to be working as an actor.

Josh Hopkins
Throughout America’s history, the start of adult life for women – whatever else it might have been destined to include – had been typically marked by marriage.

Rebecca Traister
I’ve spent my entire adult life involved in the community trying to help people live decent lives, working for a strong and secure state of Israel, and making sure that the most vulnerable in our society receive the care that they need.

Ted Deutch
I was born in a hurricane in Pensacola, Florida… my dad was in the military, so we moved all over the place. But I consider myself a southerner from Louisiana. I’ve lived in Texas for most of my adult life.

Kimberly Willis Holt
All my adult life people have been helping me.

Stephen Hawking
I’ve been vegetarian for virtually all of my adult life, and I do adopt a very strict health regime.

Kate O’Mara
I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me.

Lorna Luft
Mary Tyler Moore was a working woman whose story lines were not always about dating and men. They were about work friendships and relationships, which is what I feel my adult life has mostly been about.

Tina Fey
I’ve spent so much of my adult life in relationships that it’s actually quite pleasant to be alone at last. I turned thirty-six the other day, which staggers me when I think about it.

Matt Roper
After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open… that government be accessible… and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.

Roy Barnes
It was never my intention to be an actor, and I don’t know if I’ll ever call myself an actor because I’ve always said that would be a slap in the face to proper actors, but it’s fun, and thankfully, I’ve had the luxury in my adult life that anything I’ve done has been fun.

Aside from a brief stint as a writing tutor during graduate school, I have managed to avoid respectable employment all my adult life.

Jesse Kellerman
In my humble opinion, the ages 22 to about 27 are the most critical years of your adult life. It’s your time to gestate in the cocoon of becoming.

Mahershala Ali
I’m a writer. I’ve been a journalist for my whole adult life.

Stephen J. Dubner
I’ve been collecting art for much of my adult life. I started around 1960. And my wife and I really enjoy art a great deal. We don’t have a lot of money, so we have works on paper, but we enjoy them a great deal.

Eric Kandel
I know it’s a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it’s more rewarding than anything I can imagine.

Andrew Wiles
I’ve spent my adult life in the national security realm.

Amy McGrath
Donald has been institutionalized for most of his adult life, so there is no way to know how he would thrive, or even survive, on his own in the real world.

Mary L. Trump
During the period of house arrest, I had an electronic manacle around my leg for 24 hours a day, and for someone who has tried to give others liberty all their adult life, that is absolutely intolerable.

Julian Assange
I have been a parent since I was 25. That’s a large chunk of my adult life. Mother or father, it transforms you completely.

Kate Winslet
I’ve been in journalism my entire adult life and have often defended it against fellow conservatives who claim the news business is fundamentally corrupt.

Tucker Carlson
Most of my adult life I had this towering contempt for America.

Robert Crumb
For 50 years – that is, for most of my adult life – I worked tirelessly for the two-state solution in the face of countless frustrations, both on the part of the Israeli governments and the Palestinian Authority.

A. B. Yehoshua
I spent most of my adult life trying to get as far away from my folks as possible.

Oliver Luck
I’m happy that the sacrificing, the hard training, the travel, the time being away from the family, is going to stop. So I’m happy; I’m glad about that. But I’m also terrified. Frightened. Because, I mean, in my whole adult life, cycling was the most consistent thing I ever did.

Jens Voigt
There’s the typical books, Moby Dick and, I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction. I started to want to relate to other people’s lives, things that had really happened.

Julius Erving
I squatted for most of my adult life. I’m not condoning squatting; it was just the only way I could do what I wanted to do. I didn’t have, you know, a trust fund or parents that could help out.

Jamie Hince
My maternal grandmother was the longest-lived of my grandparents. She migrated to Australia in her 80s and lived into her 90s. It was great that she got to be part of my adult life.

Nick Earls
I’ve been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.

Peyton Manning
I hadn’t lived in the U.S. for my entire adult life, so a lot of U.S. news agencies, I just had no idea.

Brittany Kaiser
I love music. But I’ve never owned a TV in my adult life, and I’ve never lived in a place with a television.

Donna Leon
Every day of my adult life, I have worn at least one piece of jewelry from my maternal grandmother’s collection, all of which were manufactured by famed Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. To the naked eye, I am either a Jensen loyalist or a grandmother loyalist. Really I am just a Pretty Things loyalist.

Sloane Crosley
I did 20 years in the Navy. I joined the Navy right out of high school and went through Navy boot camp, went to SEAL training, got done with that, and then showed up at a SEAL team, where I did 20 years. That was pretty much my whole adult life.

Jocko Willink
Like a lot of other young people, I never thought about health insurance until I got sick. I was 22, and my adult life was just beginning.

Suleika Jaouad
I’ve had nonstop financial problems my whole adult life. It’s always been a constant balance, year to year: ‘Where’s the time? Where’s the money?’

Lorrie Moore
I spent the majority of my adult life in a business where the object is to make people believe that you believe what you say. I was good at that, right?

Jim Cornette
Anybody who has ever been in business, anybody who has ever paid bills, anybody who has ever lived in a serious adult life knows that indebtedness is a killer.

Frank Lautenberg
I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being ‘someone’s girlfriend’, and now I am happy being single.

Penelope Cruz
Women are routinely demeaned, dismissed, discouraged and assaulted. Too many women’s careers are stymied or ended because of harassment and abuse. In politics, where I have worked much of my adult life, this behavior is rampant.

Zephyr Teachout
For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say ‘by choice’ because I have never ‘accidentally’ eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.

Zig Ziglar
Once upon a time, soft toys were for babies. Now they’re taken for granted as a feature of adult life.

Brian Sutton-Smith
Really, I’ve worked my whole adult life at fiction, to try and write fiction.

Charles Bock
I have spent my entire adult life trying to make Liberty University the world-class Christian university that was envisioned at its founding.

Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Hillary Clinton is tough, clever, and formidably well briefed, and has been politically ambitious all her adult life.

Linda Colley
I’ve been a spy for almost all of my adult life – I don’t like being in the spotlight.

Edward Snowden
I thought of myself as kind of an anarchist all my whole adult life, from the days when I was 15 or 16.

Mark Leyner
I trust Robert Mueller, I trust our intelligence community and I trust our national security community because I’ve worked with them my entire adult life.

Amy McGrath
Being born and raised as a Californian, I somewhat ignorantly had taken for granted the diversity and liberal mindset that shaped my childhood and adult life.

Carre Otis
When I’m on stage, I get real happy there. Maybe that’s the only time in my adult life I feel like myself.

Dave Chappelle
I’ve spent most of my adult life in the United States, and there the celebrity culture has been entrenched for a long time. It has made people almost literally insane, even those who make a great show of repudiating it. Those people, like novelists, who can no longer enjoy this status are condemned to despise it.

Lawrence Osborne
Much of my adult life has been spent fighting for equal opportunity, and the idea that I would support limiting opportunity for any segment of society, particularly women, is antithetical to who I am and what I have done.

Paul Tudor Jones
I’m very conscious that I’ve spent my whole adult life in the public eye.

Georgia Toffolo
You get the reality checks during the course of your adult life and your career, and you realize that as good as the money in boxing is, most of the time people most don’t make Ray Leonard or Oscar De La Hoya money, even if you make very good money.

Paulie Malignaggi
SpongeBob is a kid living an adult life. He has a job. Kids think being a fry cook is a great job.

Stephen Hillenburg
I’ve spent my entire adult life with the United States as a superpower and one that had no compunction about spending what it took to sustain that position. And it didn’t have to look over its shoulder because our economy was so strong.

Robert M. Gates
As I said, I spent most of my adult life thinking I didn’t have a vote, and therefore that what I thought didn’t matter.

Two Chainz
I’ve been a Mac guy for almost my entire adult life. I wrote my first college papers on a typewriter, but by the end of my freshman year – almost 20 years ago – I was on an IBM PC. Then, in 1984, I found the Mac, and I never looked back.

John Battelle
I played a sport for most of my adult life that required me to work on two of the biggest holidays in America, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Mark Schlereth
As a standup comedian, I’ve worked almost every New Year’s Eve of my adult life. It’s the best-paying night of the year.

Elayne Boosler
I still have deep respect for the evangelical tradition and feel, in many ways, close to the Baptist roots of my childhood, although I’ve been an Episcopalian throughout my adult life and a regular churchgoer.

Jay Parini
All my adult life, if I didn’t have several hours a day to sit in a room by myself, I would get antsy and irritable.

Salman Rushdie
As an American married to an Englishman and living in France, I’ve spent much of my adult life trying to decode the rules of conversation in three countries. Paradoxically, these rules are almost always unspoken.

Pamela Druckerman
Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.

Bruce Springsteen
Most Missourians can’t imagine growing up and spending their adult life without their family.

Mike Parson
Sometimes, in my adult life, I have memories of when I was young and really scared of being too close to people.

Christine and the Queens
Most of us enter adult life with great ambitions for how we will start our own ventures, but the harshness of life wears us down. We settle into some job and slowly give in to the illusion that our bosses care about us and our future, that they spend time thinking of our welfare.

Robert Greene
Living among society’s outcasts and experiencing the brutality of America’s prison system did more to set (or confirm) the direction of my adult life than living at Yale.

David Dellinger
All of the pivotal moments in my adult life are connected to the wrestling business.

Jim Ross
It’s been very hard, after being mostly a mom, to develop an adult life of my own. And not being married anymore, I have to come up with challenges.

Danielle Steel
For most of my adult life, I dreaded the day I woke up and saw my mother in the mirror. It never happened. But, I had grown into my father. I shouldn’t have been surprised. Everyone always said I was the son he never had.

Jane Leavy
Freud has shown one thing very clearly: that we only forget our infancy by burying it in the unconscious; and that the problems of this difficult period find their solution under a disguised form in adult life.

Herbert Read
Mike Bloomberg may be a Republican these days. But he has been a Democrat for most of his adult life.

Randi Weingarten
I spent close to a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA and have spent most of my adult life collecting intelligence and protecting sources and methods.

Will Hurd
I’d spent my whole adult life considering myself an independent entity, my life filled by work and friends and family. Suddenly I had a male partner, someone I woke up with and went to sleep with every night.

Rebecca Traister
I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.

Andrew Wiles
My entire adult life has been devoted to family and career, each adding to the other in many rewarding ways. I have never felt that I had to set a pattern for my writing and teaching.

Sonia Levitin
I hear many people talking as if the terms liberal, progressive and leftist refer to different factions, and that one might partner with one and reject another. I have been on the left my entire adult life. I never have seen clean distinctions drawn between these things.

Bret Weinstein
In my adult life, I had spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family – my brother at 30, my daughter at 5.

Ann Hood
I just thought to myself, ‘What am I doing? Is this how I’m going to live my adult life, banging my head, especially with what I’ve learned and know about the dangers?’

Chris Borland
It has taken me most of my adult life to come to terms with who I am. To do that, I had to break free of attitudes that brought me down.

Janet Jackson
I had been terrified of Halloween my entire adult life. Loved it as a kid, but the minute I got out of college, there were little kids at my door demanding candy, which, No. 1, I couldn’t afford, and, No. 2, if I had candy, it would be mine.

Jen Lancaster
I have spent my adult life working in American intelligence. It has been quite an honor. Generally well resourced. A global mission. No want of issues. And it was a hell of a ride.

Michael Hayden
Six years after al-Awlaki was born, his family moved back to Yemen, but he returned to the States for college and remained there for much of his adult life.

Peter Bergen
For many decades now – and certainly during my adult life in academe – the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity.

Arthur Peacocke
I was a wrestler. I played football, lacrosse. After high school, I got into jujitsu. I boxed my whole adult life.

Frank Grillo
For the better part of my adult life, I proudly avoided nerd/nimrod/goober status. I was always just cool enough.

Steve Carell
After I quit the U.S. Ski Team, there was a fair amount of, you know, grief that follows that, and I just wanted to take a year off. And I had a friend that lived in Los Angeles, said I could crash on his couch. And so I just kind of did the first really spontaneous thing I’d done in my young adult life.

Molly Bloom
As somebody who has spent her entire adult life defending this country, I’d say defending our elections is a fundamental part of defending our democracy.

Amy McGrath
For much of my adult life, I believed, inaccurately, that I knew the story of Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ – that I remembered it from childhood.

Elif Batuman