quote by Jules Feiffer

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 at ten.

— Jules Feiffer

Remarkable Puberty quotations

Puberty for a girl is like floating down a broadening river into an open sea.


By puberty I learned that nothing worth having could be easily attained and to succeed one must be single minded.

The best things in life make you sweaty.

I was the ugly duckling until I reached puberty.

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please.


The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.

Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar.

Karan Johar finally attained puberty at 42

What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine.

What war has always been is a puberty ceremony.


Puberty was definitely difficult for me.

When I tried to hit puberty I swung and I missed.

When I was growing up, particularly during puberty in my teen years, I was so miserable because I elicited so much teasing and meanness from my teenage cohorts.

Love stories are only fit for the solace of people in the insanity of puberty.

No healthy adult human being can really care whether so-and-so does or does not succeed in satisfying his physiological uneasiness by the aid of some particular person or not.

Puberty is the sickest joke God plays on us.

So you're just noticing members of the sex: "Girls girls, ooo". Naturally you want to look your best, and God says "No! You will look the worst you've ever looked in your life!"


What war has always been is a puberty ceremony.

It's a very rough one, but you went away a boy and came back a man, maybe with an eye missing or whatever but godammit you were a man and people had to call you a man thereafter.

We should leave people alone about their weight.

Being chubby for a while (provided you don’t give yourself diabetes) is a natural phase of life and nothing to be ashamed of. Like puberty or slowly turning into a Republican.

There are surprisingly few real students of the game in baseball;

partly because everybody, my eighty-three year old grandmother included, thinks they learned all there was to know about it at puberty. Baseball is very beguiling that way.

Name the book that made the biggest impression on you.

I bet you read it before you hit puberty. In the time I've got left, I intend to write artistic books - for kids - because they're still open to new ideas.

You always worry that everybody is secretly talking about you behind your back, everybody is secretly making fun of your voice, your figure, the way that you are during puberty, but it turned out, in real life, everybody was. On movie sets, they were all talking about these things, because they had to.


I don't even remember what Mother and I quarreled about: it is a continual quarrel that began when I reached puberty.

Testosterone is a sex hormone, and I think it is the most social of hormones.

The major social effect of testosterone is to orient us toward issues of sex and power. By the end of puberty testosterone levels in males are 8 to 10 times higher than in females, but decrease with age.

J.T Woodland, known as “the cute one” in The Corporation’s seventh-grade boy band, Boyz Will B Boyz. Due to the success of their triple-platinum hit, “Let Me Shave Your Legs Tonight, Girl,” Boyz Will B Boyz ruled the charts for a solid eleven months before hitting puberty and losing ground to Hot Vampire Boyz.

Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty.

Adolescence: The stage between puberty and adultery.


If you give a cracker a new toy, the first thing he'll do is carve his initials in it. Fortunately, most crackers get over that once they're through puberty.

I remember my friends and I looking forward to puberty because it seemed exciting at first.

I come from that earlier time in America when palm pilot was a nickname you recieved upon entering puberty! I was more than a palm pilot I was the palm Chuck Jager. Tom Wolfe wrote a book about me called The Right Hand Stuff. I was the only guy in my class hip enough to move to the European grip.

I went through puberty in a theme park.

I'm grateful. That place was a landscape to me. I had adventures every day.

Prison for the crime of puberty -- that was how secondary school had seemed.


I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and gave it up in my fifty sixth year; it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis.

Most of us abandoned the idea of a life full of adventure and travel sometime between puberty and our first job. Our dreams died under the dark weight of responsibility. Occasionally the old urge surfaces, and we label it with names that suggest psychological aberrations: the big chill, a midlife crisis.

When I was 14 years old, I decided I could cook. It was either that or puberty.

It's hard enough to go through puberty.

Everyone's embarassed about their youth, but if just happens that the '80s were particularly disgusting. Flock of Seagulls is not cool.