Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.
Robert A. Heinlein
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
J. D. Salinger
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
The mature person meets the demands of life, while the immature person demands that life meet her demands.
Mature Person, Demand, Persons
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You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
T. S. Eliot
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Complaints about reality are immature.
Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.
Edwin Louis Cole
One of the surest tests of the superiority or inferiority of a poet is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate mature poets steal bad poets deface what they take and good poets make it into something better or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique utterly different than that from which it is torn the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time or alien in language or diverse in interest.
T. S. Eliot
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
The legal system in Afghanistan is very immature and porous.
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.” Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.” Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
I don’t pay attention to the number of birthdays. It’s weird when I say I’m 53. It just is crazy that I’m 53. I think I’m very immature. I feel like a kid. That’s why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can’t do certain things anymore – like doing the plank for 10 minutes.
I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn’t the way to do things. I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color… that’s immature.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion.
T. S. Eliot
You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I’m taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.
Harry S. Truman
Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
George P. Baker
I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing.
Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
My rookie year, I was very immature.
A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest.
T. S. Eliot
I need you because I love you.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. Eliot
Immature strategy is the cause of grief.
If your immature, I’m out the door.
We were a savage little lot, Liverpool kids, not pacifist or vegetarian or anything. But I feel I’ve gone beyond that, and that it was immature to be so prejudiced and believe in all the stereotypes.
I was immature the way I handled the business. I saw myself as a tribune of the people.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.
Psychologically I should say that a person becomes an adult at the point when he produces more than he consumes or earns more than he spends. This may be at the age of eighteen, twenty-five, or thirty-five. Some people remain unproductive and dependent children forever and therefore intellectually and emotionally immature.
Henry C. Link
…I had grown up in a world that was dominated by immature age. Not by vigorous immaturity, but by immaturity that was old and tired and prudent, that loved ritual and rubric, and was utterly wanting in curiosity about the new and the strange. Its era has passed away, and the world it made has crumbled around us. Its finest creation, a code of manners, has been ridiculed and discarded.
The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.
Harry Allen Overstreet
Those who are not true leaders will just affirm people at their own immature level.
What war has always been is a puberty ceremony. It’s a very rough one, but you went away a boy and came back a man, maybe with an eye missing or whatever but godammit you were a man and people had to call you a man thereafter.
Sin has always been an ugly word, but it has been made so in a new sense over the last half-century. It has been made not only ugly but pass?. People are no longer sinful, they are only immature or underprivileged or frightened or, more particularly, sick.
Call it whatever you need to call it to make it feel good to you. But the fact of the matter is, I’ve been in lots of place growing up and listening to people tell great tales of sexual conquest. It is an immature thing to do –
Horrible dates are when you’re with people who are immature and can’t really be comfortable in their own skin.
People are no longer sinful, they are only immature or underprivileged or frightened or, more particularly, sick.
It is usual for a woman, even though she may ardently desire to give herself to a man, to feign reluctance, to simulate alarm or indignation. She must be brought to consent by urgent pleading, by lies, adjurations, and promises. I know that only professional prostitutes are accustomed to answer such an invitation with a perfectly frank assent — prostitutes, or simple-minded, immature girls.
What’s the point of being a grown-up if you don’t get to be immature?
She should want to see me. If I had said how I feel about her, she would miss me even more. All this time, I’ve been breaking her heart by keeping her wait, yet I can’t still appear before her eyes. I never want to see her cry anymore. Even if it means I no longer exist in her heart. How immature of me, right? -Kudou Shinichi
The fact that I am so young So Immature Seems unforgivable to The decrepit Perfect and faultless adults
The sky was a cold iron-grey, like the underside of a shield. A sharp breeze lifted the hems of skirts and rattled the leaves on the immature trees; a spiteful, chill wind that sought out your weakest places, the nape of your neck and your knees, and which denied you the comfort of dreaming, of retreating a little from reality.
J. K. Rowling
I might have been eleven years old and a little socially immature, but I recognized a gauntlet being thrown down when I saw it, and I had no choice but to take it up.
I was in the machine. My whole life. Then the machine coughed and spat me out. So I thought, OK, if I’m out, I’m out. All the way out. I was a little angry and it was probably an immature reaction. But I got used to it.
Toxins love to get you while you’re young. Lead, mercury, secondhand smoke and sundry other environmental nasties do a lot more damage when tissue is immature, vulnerable and growing than when it’s mature and comparatively fixed.
No book can ever be finished. While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it
I had taken the photograph from afar (distance being the basic glitch in our relationship), using my Nikon and zoom lens while hiding behind a fake marble pillar. I was hiding because if he knew I’d been secretly photographing him for all these months he would think I was immature, neurotic and obsessive. I’m not. I’m an artist. Artists are always misunderstood.(Thwonk)
Lots of women love to accuse men of being immature when the fellow in question displays a reluctance to “commit”…
I couldn’t take much more of this. Being the object two men competed for wasn’t as glamorous as it sounded in the movies. The two men who both wanted one hundred percent of my time weren’t dashing, international playboys. They were undead and surprisingly immature, considering the youngest was just over a hundred years old.