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.'
I wish you luck,' she said, kissing him on the cheek. He still had the most beautiful eyes of any boy she'd ever seen. But now her heart beat so much faster for someone else.
Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
Only little boys and old men sneer at love.
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.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
The girls look like they are a band already - the boys don't
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered as a star athlete than as a brilliant student.
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
There is nothing so aggravating as a fresh boy who is too old to ignore and too young to kick.
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.
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.
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.
We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
When I went to high school, an all-boys' school, a Catholic school, I tried out for football, and I didn't make it. It was the first time, athletically, that I was knocked down.
Girls marry for love. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.
When I think about my relationship with America, I feel like a battered wife: Yeah, he knocks me around a lot, but boy, he sure can dance.
And one more thing...You will never again refer to him as 'Hazara boy' in my presence. He has a name and it's Sohrab.
Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
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