That's one of the things we learn as we grow older -- how to forgive. It comes easier at forty than it did at twenty.
You must pay the penalty of growing-up, Paul. You must leave fairyland behind you.
She told herself that she longed greatly to go back to those dear merry days when life was seen through a rosy mist of hope and illusion, and possessed an indefinable something that had passed away forever. Where was it now--the glory and the dream?
It must be lovely to be grown up, Marilla, when just being treated as if you were is so nice.. Well, anyway, when I grow up, I'm always going to talk to little girls as if they were, too, and I'll never laugh when they use big words.
Hat's the worst of growing up, and I'm beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.