MARY, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The tough thing about adulthood is that it starts before you even know it starts, when you're already a dozen decisions into it.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN MALLEY, Lions for Lambs (2007)
When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers were things like astronauts, president, or in my case...a princess. When we were ten, they asked again. We answered: a rock star, cowboy, or in my case...a gold medalist. But now that we're grown up, they want a serious answer. Well, how about this: Who the hell knows?
JESSICA, Eclipse (2010)
Remember when you were a kid and your biggest worry was like...if you'd get a bike for your birthday or if you'd get to eat cookies for breakfast. Being an adult...totally overrated. I mean seriously, don't be fooled by the hot shoes and great sex and no parents anywhere telling you what to do. Being an adult is responsibility. Responsibility really does suck. Really, really sucks. Adults have to be places and do things and earn a living and pay the rent. And if you're training to be a surgeon, holding a human heart in your hands...hello! Talk about responsibility! Kinda makes bikes and cookies look really, really good, doesn't it? The scariest part about responsibility...when you screw up and let it slip right through your fingers. Responsibility. It really does suck. Unfortunately, once you get past the age of braces and training bras, responsibility doesn't go away. It can't be avoided. Either someone makes us face it or we suffer the consequences. And still, adulthood has its perks. I mean the shoes, the sex, the no parents anywhere telling you what to do...that's pretty damn good.
DR. MEREDITH GREY, Grey's Anatomy, "Shake Your Groove Thing" (2005)
It sucks being a grown up, but the carousel never stops turning. You can't get off.
ELLIS GREY, Grey's Anatomy, "Deny, Deny, Deny" (2005)
When you grow up, your heart dies.
ALLISON REYNOLDS, The Breakfast Club (1985)
There comes a point in your life when you're officially an adult. Suddenly you're old enough to vote, to drink and engage in other adult activities. Suddenly people expect you to be responsible, serious, a grown up. We get taller. We get older. But do we ever really grow up? In some ways we grow up. We have families. We get married. Divorced. But for the most part, we still have the same problems that we had when we were 15. No matter how much we grow taller, grow older, we are still forever stumbling. Forever wondering. Forever young.
DR. MEREDITH GREY, Grey's Anatomy, "Forever Young" (2007)