“The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did."
-George William Curtis
"Part of getting older is realizing that you can integrate all these different areas of your life, rather than the adolescent mindset, which for me lasted a long time, which says, 'It's all or nothing. "
- Chris Robinson
" Mamma before you say anything else, I've been asked to prom."
"Adolescence is just one big walking pimplle."
"Just listen to your heart. That's what I do."
- Napoleon Dynamite
"You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone."
"I think everybody has crushes. I definitely had them. Alyssa Milano was one of them. But I think every teenage boy did."
"Listen, you know this: If there's not a rebellious youth culture, there's no culture at all. It's absolutely essential. It is the future. This is what we're supposed to do as a species, is advance ideas."
- John Lydon
"It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics. "
"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. "
"In terms of the frustration of my character, I suppose any teenager has probably gone through that, in terms of telling their parents, I want to do one thing, and their parent says no. I think parents sometimes forget that they were children."
"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."
"All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away. "
Kinuko Y. Craft
""There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless." "
"Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness."
"Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you're not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.."
- Victoria Justice
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
-E. E. Cummings
"Adolescence is a modern construct and very American in so many ways. "
- Tayari Jones
"I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn't take one person's opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be. "
"Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future. "
-Louise J. Kaplan
"Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up. "
- Alan Ladd
"Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. "
"Well, I'll tell you, I don't know how aware teenagers are of me. I think it really depends on the teenager and how well-versed in music they are and what kind of music they like."
"I think teen-age love is a great thing. There's nothing quite like it and never will be for the rest of your life. "
"The youth is the hope of our future. "
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Age considers,;youth ventures."
"Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it."
"You don't have to burn books, you don't have to rebel against teachers to rebel; to rebel is to truly own your own self. "
"I find teenage girls endlessly funny."
"Make no mistake, adolescence is a war. No one gets out unscathed."
"Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood. "
-Louise J. Kaplan
"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. "