Adolescence is like cactus.— Anais Nin
Thrilling Adolescent quotations
Adolescents need freedom to choose, but not so much freedom that they cannot, in fact, make a choice.
The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
I see no greatness in my self...I'm a simple-minded, child-like, insipid sort of moronic and kind of akward feeling adolescent.
The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia.
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone.
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.
Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We're still just a child creature, we're still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We're growing up, we're moving into adolescence now. When we grow up - man, we're going to be something!
Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
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.
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
Adolescents who are absorbing negative messages about who they are and what is expected of them may sink to that level instead of realizing their true potential. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being."
How you handle peer pressure - the pressure your children feel as well as the pressure you feel - in the early years will play a significant role in how your children handle peer pressure when they become adolescents.
Adolescence can be a time of turmoil and turbulence, of stress and storm.
Rebellion against authority and against convention is to be expected and tolerated for the sake of learning and growth.
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is.
The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
We don't want to act like adults. Anybody who can stay in a state of adolescence will be much better off later on. Look at people who are working nine-to-five jobs out of college, and look at professional skateboarders or guys in punk bands. See who's having more fun.
Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurist drivel; ‘Star Trek’ can turn your brains into puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunch to back it up!
Having a [teenage] daughter is like riding a young horse over an unknown steeplechase course. You don't know when to pull up the reins, when to let the horse have its head - or what.
One cannot properly appreciate the human realities so long as one labors under the adolescent delusion that people get the fates they deserve.
Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.
Adolescence is when the very worst and best impulses in the human soul struggle against each other for possession.
The teenagers aren't all bad. I love 'em if nobody else does. There ain't nothing wrong with young people. Jus' quit lyin' to 'em.
Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence, but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity.
When a child is born, I once explained to the kids, some dads lay down bottles of wine for them that will mature when they grow up into ungrateful adults. Instead, what you're going to get from me, as each of you turns sixteen, is a library of the one hundred books that gave me the most pleasure when I was a know-nothing adolescent.
Adolescence is interesting. I mean, all of life is interesting and all of life is transitionary. But I think there is an exponential growth physically, intellectually, emotionally and there is so much potential.
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.
Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
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.
People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they're still HIV negative.
People are responsible adults at home.
Why do we suddenly transform them into adolescents with no freedom when they reach the workplace?
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
Integrity is not something that grownups have and adolescents can aspire to.
Integrity is something that all of us, at all ages, are constantly striving for.