Quotes and Sayings about Adolescence
"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
(Related: Education, Adolescence, School)
"What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Sex, Adolescence, Childhood, Laughter)
"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
(Related: Love, Adolescence, Criticism, Passion, Poems, Reading)
"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
(Related: Time, Adolescence, First, Sleep)
"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
(Related: Time, Work, People, Adolescence, Mind, Training, Trying)
"Adolescence is just one big walking pimple."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Adolescence, Walking)
"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
(Related: Adolescence, Elegance, Future, Possession)
"You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Adolescence, Suffering)
"I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence."
- Robert Cormier
(Related: Life, Adolescence, Pretty, Sense)
"Premature burial works just fine as a cure for adolescence."
- George Alec Effinger
(Related: Adolescence, Cure)
"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
(Related: Adolescence, Conflict, Struggle)
"Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice."
- David Elkind
(Related: Adolescence, Chance, Childhood, Choice)
"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
(Related: Health, Adolescence, Problems, Television, Will)
"Maturity is only a short break in adolescence."
- Jules Feiffer
(Related: Adolescence, Maturity)
"Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved."
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset
(Related: Poetry, Adolescence)
"I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Movies, Art, Adolescence, Childhood)
"Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Adolescence, Now)
"Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past."
- Granville Stanley Hall
(Related: Time, Adolescence, Past, Race)
"Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion."
- Louise J. Kaplan
(Related: Sympathy, Adolescence, Children, Compassion)
"Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood."
- Louise J. Kaplan
(Related: Adolescence, Adulthood, Childhood)
"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
(Related: Adolescence, Future, Past, Struggle)
"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
(Related: Adolescence, American, Friends, Parents, Want)
"The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence."
- Art Linkletter
(Related: Adolescence, Childhood, Man)
"Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses."
- Jena Malone
"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
(Related: Poetry, Adolescence, Writing)
"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
(Related: Experience, Adolescence, Gifts, Girls, Pressure)
"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
(Related: Movies, Adolescence)
"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
(Related: Adolescence, Beginning, Being, Dictatorship, Direction, Revolution, Marxism, Thinking)
"My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London."
- Peter Shaffer
(Related: Adolescence, Childhood, London)
"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: Daughter, Adolescence, Rebellion)
"Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Women, Idea, Adolescence)
"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
(Related: Adolescence, Kids)
"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
(Related: Life, Adolescence, First, Years)
"Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Adolescence, Problems, Snow)