My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Men want power in order to do something. Boys want power in order to be something.
A boy's will is the wind's will.
Only little boys and old men sneer at love.
The boy who expects every morning to open into a new world finds that today is like yesterday, but he believes tomorrow will be different.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks.
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don't you? Just tell me so I can get over you.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are.
The girls look like they are a band already - the boys don't
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered as a star athlete than as a brilliant student.
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