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Adolescence Quotes

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I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

Related topics: Parenting

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

You don't have to suffer to be a poet;
adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi

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

 

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than
ever for us to watch over them.
Adolescence is not about letting go.
It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
- Ron Taffel

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

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

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

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

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

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

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

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

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

I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first,
except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds
that I might live for a while,
that I can sleep it off.
- Harold Brodkey

My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence,
was not spent in London.
- Peter Shaffer

I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very,
very involved and interested in art,
and particularly in animated movies.
- Stanislav Grof

The conflict between the need to belong to a group
and the need to be seen as unique and individual is
the dominant struggle of adolescence.
- Jeanne Elium

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.
- Martha Beck

Criticism starts - it has to start -
with a real passion for reading.
It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties,
but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom

Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from
high school and less likely to need special education,
repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.
- Joe Baca

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood,
adolescence, and obsolescence.
- Art Linkletter

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just
escaped from adolescence,
but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
- Coco Chanel

Premature burial works just fine as a cure for adolescence.
- George Alec Effinger

Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven,
writing poetry.
I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great
refuge through adolescence.
- Harry Mathews

Hemingway never grew out of adolescence.
His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
- Rex Stout

Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining
physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
- Terri Apter

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear
if you ignore them long enough.
- Earl Wilson

I had very few friends.
We always ate dinner with our parents.
We didn't want to go out.
American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would
have felt comfortable with.
- Maya Lin

Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates'
the savage stage of the race's past.
- Granville Stanley Hall

Beginning with adolescence, my political formation
was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism.
It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced
by an atmosphere of active critical resistance.
That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship
and up to the Revolution of 1974.
- Jose Saramago

Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives,
through adolescence, and while they are trying to work
out who they are as people,
never mind as a dancer.
So train the whole person, not just the dancer.
- Deborah Bull

With any child entering adolescence,
one hunts for signs of health,
is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's
problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
- Nora Ephron

I'm quite comfortable looking at myself in movies,
probably because I've been doing it for so long,
since I was a kid.
So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence,
like, basically on camera.
- Winona Ryder

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

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

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

If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility
and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture,
then this poses a serious challenge.
- James S. Coleman

I was brought up in the War.
I was an adolescent in the Second World War.
And I did witness in London a great deal of the Blitz.
- Harold Pinter

I am living out my adolescent dream of travel and adventure.
- Tim Cahill

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect,
he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them,
he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself,
he becomes wise.
- Alden Nowlan

The present structure of rewards in high schools produces
a response on the part of an adolescent social system
which effectively impedes the process of education.
- James S. Coleman

A poet laureate of adolescent sexuality and middle-age longing.
- William A. Henry III

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection,
sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys.
That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
- Stephen Lewis

Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness.
I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
- James Broughton

I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I didn't get at first put into a rehab facility;
I got put in a adolescent psychiatric unit for my detox.
- Jack Osbourne

There's something almost adolescent about Whitman's
paean to everything that was and remains good about America.
- Anita Diament

I think that is a universal adolescent feeling,
trying to find your place.
The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment,
I've yet to meet.
- Roger Bannister

I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown
most readily available to adolescent girls.
- Kate Beckinsale

Every adolescent has that dream every century has that
dream every revolutionary has that dream,
to destroy the family.
- Gertrude Stein

Germany is in terrible condition this year.
This is particularly true of the working masses,
who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest,
particularly of adolescent children.
- Agnes Smedley

As an adolescent I was convinced that France would
have to go through gigantic trials,
that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering
her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so.
- Charles de Gaulle

Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years,
juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes,
currently affects more than 3 million Americans and
more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year.
- Elijah Cummings

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

People fantasize about being a hero and helping someone in trouble.
Batman is that fantasy realized-not just for Bruce Wayne,
but for the audience.
Inwardly, Bruce Wayne is still an adolescent watching
his parents being murdered.
That will never leave him.
And people really relate to that.
- Kevin Conroy

In interviews I gave early on in my career,
I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all:
a dynamic job,
marriage, and children.
In some respects, I was a social adolescent.
- Jessica Savitch

I had to be intellectually satisfied as well as emotionally
because at that time of life one doesn't just fall
into it in adolescent emotion,
and I was satisfied at every point that it was the
one way and the hard way to do things.
- Ruth Pitter

An adolescent is somebody who is in between things.
A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there.
And so living with them through the various teenage
hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me.
- Andrew Greeley

The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

A toddler believes that if you love a person,
you stay with that person 100 percent of the time.
- Lawrence Balter

Routine physical punishment such as spanking teaches
a toddler that might makes right and that it is fine
to hit when one is stronger and can get away with it.
- Alicia F. Lieberman

America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager,
at those two stages of human development characterized
by conflict between autonomy and security.
- Anna Quindlen

The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe.
- Lawrence Kutner

When the toddler does something and there are consequences
for his action civilization begins.
- Alicia F. Lieberman

I remember growing up always loving the guitar.
I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV.
My folks told me that when I was just a toddler,
I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick.
- Carl Wilson

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is
shocked by the unexpected;
the eye,
on the other hand, tends to be impatient,
craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
- W. H. Auden

Three cigarettes in, your body already craves it.
It is that addictive.
- Loni Anderson

He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
- Thomas Fuller

God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
- Anne Sexton


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