One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.— Melanie Klein
Jittery Young Adult quotations
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Young children are unlikely to have their self-esteem strengthened from excessive praise or flattery. On the contrary, it may raise some doubts in children; many children can see through flattery and may even dismiss an adult who heaps on praise as a poor source of support-one who is not very believable.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.
When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going.
And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don't teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy.
I represented many of these kids as they become young adults in the criminal justice system when I was a public defender. One way of reaching out is by the mind of experimentation.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series.
I didn't really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I'd want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story... I developed a proposal and the characters of 'Gossip Girl' for my job.
With everyone born human, a poet - an artist - is born, who dies young and who is survived by an adult.
I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent.
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again.
Christianity may be OK between consenting adults in private but should not be taught to young children.
The extraordinary gentleness of the adult male with his young dispels all the King Kong mythology.
You know, as a young child, I lay in my bedroom and I swore to myself then: 'I'm not going to smoke and I'm not going to drink.' And I said I'm not going to just say that when I'm a kid. I'm going to stick to that as an adult. I kept that in mind my whole life.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.
(...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
'The Voice' has lots of singers who fit the 'Idol' mold of young, innocent ingenues with psycho stage moms. But it also has long-suffering adult pros, with a whiff of thirtysomething despair in their voices. That adds an edge of realness.
And my parents' separation was tricky.
But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn't been getting on.
Once you're grown up you can't come back.
We cannot know the young child's personality by studying his systems of interest, for his attention is as yet too labile, his reactions impulsive, and interests unformed. From adolescence onward, however, the surest clue to personality is the hierarchy of interests, including the loves and loyalties of adult life.
The Arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.
I thought I’d been condescended to as an Indian - that was nothing compared to the condescension for writing Y.A.
When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.
If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult.
I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I'm trying to be now, I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade.
I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult.
I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen!
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate.
It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors.
I had been writing comic books for years and I was doing them to please a publisher, who felt that comics are only read by very young children or stupid adults. And therefore, we have to keep the stories very simplistic... And those were all things I hated.
Why are young adults so self-centered and always seeking instant gratification? Because older adults, often in positions of power, paint them that way.
The creative adult is the child who survived.
It was a Friday night, she was at a club, and a good-looking man was currently giving her the I-want-to-take-you-home-and-I-hope-I-last-longer-than-five-minutes look… and she was thinking about pie, a young adult book, and feeding her cat. She was so turning into the cat lady at twenty-seven. Sweet.
We all use the future to escape the present.
Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young.
We turn not older with years but newer every day.
From an evolutionary perspective children are, literally, designed to learn.
Childhood is a special period of protected immaturity. It gives the young breathing time to master the things they will need to know in order to survive as adults.
People in the know say The Giver was the first young adult dystopian novel.
The problem is that too many adults think their kids' lives are simple, or they try to make their lives simple, when their emotional lives are just as complicated as ours. They might have a few less tools to deal with it because they're young, but the emotions are all the same, and the subject matter is all the same.
They say we're too you to love but maybe they're to old to remember.
Young persons, because of their immaturity, may not fully comprehend the consequences of their actions and should therefore benefit from less severe sanctions than adults. More importantly, it reflects the firm belief that young persons are more susceptible to change, and thus have a greater potential for rehabilitation than adults.
I'm grateful for my children, who are slowly emerging to become their own wonderful, interesting, compassionate young adults - which makes me believe that along the way I must have done something right.
It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time.
How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own.
Adults don't know how to respect and really love their young ones.
Often love is confused with possession. You say "this is my" about your child, without taking into account that you're dealing with a real person with his/her own personality, rights, and autonomy, even when very young.
Young people are often asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' and given advice about how to lead meaningful adult lives, but where's the encouragement to lead meaningful lives right now?