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.
A boy's will is the wind's will.
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.
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.
When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
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.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Only little boys and old men sneer at love.
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.
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
What is genius? It is the power to be a boy again at will.
Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
They had me doing Beach Boys remakes and all that. I was basically a marionette.
The philosophy of the school was quite simple - the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
I like boys. I am not foreign; I was born and raised in Hickory County, Mo.
The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus every boy is a challenge to his elders.
Secrets with girls, like guns with boys, are never valued till they make a noise.
Just making sure the boys are okay is my priority in life, and that takes up all of my time right now.
When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
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.
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