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John Knowles Quotes and Sayings

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

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The summer of 1943 at Exeter was as happy a time as I ever had in my life.
- John Knowles

There are simply more young people than there ever were.
You get this feeling of strength.
Also, large numbers can be a drawback,
making it difficult to lose one's anonymity.
- John Knowles

Exeter was, I suspect, more crucial in my life than
in the lives of most members of my class,
and conceivably, than in the lives of almost anyone
else who ever attended the school.
- John Knowles

 

The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter.
Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.
- John Knowles

Young people in my generation were sort of in lockstep,
and it wasn't just the '40s, either.
In the '30s and in the '50s it was the same.
No one ever dropped out unless he got sick or got kicked out.
- John Knowles

Looking back, I think we were all quite mature,
surprisingly responsible.
In earlier wars, boys of our age had just gone off
to raise hell or enlist or both,
but we stayed dutifully at our desks doing tomorrow's homework.
- John Knowles

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My father was in the coal business in West Virginia.
Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts;
New England,
to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.
- John Knowles

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

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

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

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

Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb.
But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Just because you have teenagers in a movie doesn't make it a teen movie.
- Brendan Fehr

I think the hardest part about being a teenager is
dealing with other teenagers -
the criticism and the ridicule,
the gossip and rumors.
- Beverley Mitchell

I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers,
because teenagers don't buy my records.
And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace.
- John Mellencamp

I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers,
being free and exploring and making mistakes,
but I did it in France.
I did it privately.
- Molly Ringwald

A large family and Democrats have a lot in common:
teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money.
- Anne Northup

Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves.
- Joseph Priestley

More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie
than sit down and watch sitcoms on television.
- Mindy Cohn

I find it very, very hard.
He was part of the fabric of my life.
We were kids together, and teenagers.
We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music.
- Robin Gibb

The thing that bums me out about 'The Real World' is
I don't want to believe that teenagers are that stupid.
- Kathy Griffin

Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death.
You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother;
how can young people deal with such tragedies?
- Andrew Shue

Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try
to figure out just how many times they can kick us
in the teeth while still taking our money.
- Paul Weyrich

We've been together since we've been teenagers.
I can go away and disappear for two years,
and when we get back together, it's like nothing ever has changed.
- John Oates

American high school students trail teenagers from
14 European and Asian countries in reading,
math and science.
We're even trailing France.
- Suzanne Fields

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

I know, it's true.
I've played these tortured teenagers.
I can't wait to shed that image.
- Claire Danes

If you look at my audiences, even in Europe,
they're hardly teenagers.
- Norman Granz

I missed out on everything.
Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies,
going to concerts, and I get so jealous.
- Adriana Lima

I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.
- Kathleen Turner

In the 1980s, there weren't a lot of role models for gay teenagers.
- Mary Cheney

I wrote things for the school's newspaper,
and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry.
- Stephen Colbert

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

A lot of the problems teenagers go through,
it's better for them to go through them on their own.
If you always have a crutch, you don't learn anything.
- Ben Savage

I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead
of turning to drugs and alcohol.
- Taylor Swift

The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then.
I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.
- Eddie Floyd

Now, all the movies are for teenagers.
It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep,
beautiful characters to play.
- Monica Bellucci

I'm only 24 so I like to think I'm still close enough
to 17 to still remember what it was like.
Besides, I could just fake it and get away with it...
it's not like there are any teenagers that still read comics.
- Robert Kirkman

Our record number of teenagers must become our record
number of high school and college graduates and our
record number of teachers,
scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.
- Ruben Hinojosa

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen
movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity,
usually involving boys in pursuit of sex,
and pretty gross overall.
Either that or a horror movie.
And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
- John Hughes

I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent,
then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do,
what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own
and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.
- Ellen Barkin

I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac.
I've had quite a few people actually say that they're
going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me...
the character.
I think that's pretty cool!
- Catherine Bell

I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers
and a million went to the adults.
So, when The Beatles became so popular,
I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still
selling a million to the adults.
- Bobby Vinton

I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15,
so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue.
I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some
of the challenges that they face.
- Melissa Bean

It is clear from all these data that the interests
of teenagers are not focused around studies,
and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor
importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent
in the eyes of other adolescents.
- James S. Coleman

Since she got a cause and stopped being funny.
I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been
hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model.
And that ain't funny.
No giggles there.
- Andy Richter

The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine.
It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book,
but also in many, many more.
Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.
- James Patterson

It's very witty and it's great to see teenage characters have control that way.
And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it's okay,
it's not completely bad and you can't say that to teenagers.
- Caroline Dhavernas

Whatever is said about roles drying up,
I intend to keep working.
Certainly now the roles couldn't be more interesting -
playing mothers,
divorcees.
I think it's going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers.
The longer your life, the deeper it gets.
- Naomi Watts

Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school
and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging
out in your living room after a hard night of partying.
But that's Hollywood.
- Pauly Shore

In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers.
Laurie, Jamie Lee's character, was shy and somewhat repressed.
And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed.
They have certain similarities.
- John Carpenter

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart


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