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Teenage Quotes

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People - not just in their teenage years -
hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready
to have a real relationship.
- Keri Russell

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We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be.
Everybody has their own path.
It's laid out for you.
It's just up to you to walk it.
- Justin Timberlake

Everybody is a teenage idol.
- Barry Gibb

 

Giving money and power to government is like giving
whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time.
It's when you make your best friends -
I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to.
You get the best and the worst as a teen.
You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
- Sophia Bush

I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
- Diane Cilento

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Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves.
- John Knowles

At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a
baby because I felt myself to be an adult,
but my mum forbid it.
Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have
fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
- Milla Jovovich

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

I was a quiet teenager, introverted,
full of angst.
- Nigella Lawson

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
- Louise J. Kaplan

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
- Jena Malone

I'm a teenager, but I'm independent -
I have my own apartment,
I have my own life.
And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school.
I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
- Adriana Lima

Youth is the trustee of prosperity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
- Jules Feiffer

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more
embarrassing than a parent.
- Dave Barry

Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
- Fred G. Gosman

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is.
The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
- Louise J. Kaplan

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions
as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them.
Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
- Dean Kamen

Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again.
I really wouldn't.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

I mean, I'm pretty good in real life,
but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a
normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm
just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

You've got to grow up sometime.
- Winona Ryder

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the
rest of my life in a factory was real depressing.
So the idea that I could become a musician opened up
some possibilities I didn't see otherwise.
- Wayne Kramer

I think there's a time in your life where you don't feel like you fit in.
I think everyone has that when you're a teenager,
especially, and especially in the society we live in.
- Matthew Vaughn

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more
completely human traits are now born.
- G. Stanley Hall

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
- Dario Argento

If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

So many people try to grow up too fast,
and it's not fun!
You should stay a kid as long as possible!
- Vanessa Hudgens

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take
total responsibility for our attitudes.
That's the day we truly grow up.
- John C. Maxwell

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy.
But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
- Arnold H. Glasow

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
- John Walters

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

May your season shine with delight and surprise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved:
It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
- Charles Morgan

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens


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