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.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
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 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.
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.
Men want power in order to do something. Boys want power in order to be something.
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!'
When I grow up I want to be a little boy.
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.
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.
One year they asked me to be poster boy - for birth control.
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.
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
Only little boys and old men sneer at love.
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.
A boy's will is the wind's will.
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.
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