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.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one
Girls fall in love with what they hear. Boys fall in love with what they see. That’s why girls wear make-up and boys lie.
When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
A boy's will is the wind's will.
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.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are.
But the dream is never forgotten, only put aside and never out of reach: Where once the dream connected boys with the world of men, now it reconnects men with the spirit of boys.
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.
Boys don't make passes at female smart asses.
Well, my favorite roles so far are Lucas and Lost Boys.
When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!'
Only little boys and old men sneer at love.
Men want power in order to do something. Boys want power in order to be something.
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.
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 are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
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