Quotes and Sayings about Teen



"It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Baseball, Golf, Years)

"One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

"There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mom, Deep, Nothing, Parents, Trying)

"I get offered a lot of the same type of thing... The teenage slasher movies."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Teenage)

"At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Age, Work, Israel, Land)

"I thought about that the other day after I went to the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving. On one hand, it's just so flattering. On the other hand, sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave, you know?"
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Thought, Day)

"I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: American, Now, Old)

"I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Months, Physics, University, Waiting)

"I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Sex, People, Dance, Teenage)

"I'd had my daughter when I was a teenager - I took my daughter to college with me."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Daughter, College)

"At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Life, Choice, Surrender)

"I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs."
- Paul Anka
(Related: Talent, Songs, Teenage)

"It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: End, Paris)

"I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Time, God, First, Help, Voice)

"I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Day, London, Nothing, Will, Writing)

"I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Government, Time, People, Conservative, Right, Will, Years)

"When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe."
- Dario Argento
"As a teenager at high school, I felt like an outsider."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: School)

"To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Beauty, Life, Delight, First, Pretty, Years)

"Yes, but I don't think of the Teen Angel as of an age."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Age, Teen)

"Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: College, Day, Gambling, Internet, Students)

"In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Fact, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"Today's date, the eighteenth of May, should sometime become an occasion of great international celebration, for on this day ten years ago the first Peace Conference opened at The Hague."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Day, First, May, Today, Years)

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Beauty, Talent, Promise, Woman)

"That's one reason why it's pretty worthless, I can't totally buy it, if you think about it, it's things like the Phil Spector records. On one level they were rebellion, on another level they were keeping the teenager in his place."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Pretty, Reason, Rebellion)

"I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Talent, Thought, Artist, Literature, Reading)

"I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Work, Husband, Teenagers)

"Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Advice, Old)

"And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West."
- Dave Barry
(Related: October)

"Not eating breakfast is the worst thing you can do, that's really the take-home message for teenage girls."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Eating, Girls, Teenage)

"To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Age, Old, Years)

"Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Related: Thought, People, Famous, Feeling, Heroes, Romantic)

"I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Language)

"I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15, so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue. I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Daughters, Internet, Safety, Schools, Talk, Teenagers)

"I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

"Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Man)

"According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Months, Research, Teenage, Will)

"I had long hair when I was a teenager."
- Beck
(Related: Hair)

"It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Science, People, World)

"I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!"
- Catherine Bell
(Related: People, Character, Girls, Kids, Letters, Pretty, Teenagers, Want)

"Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Movies, Deep, Now, Play, Teenagers)

"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Time, Talent, Famous, Writing, Years)

"At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Money, Power, Beginning, First, World)

"Well, I didn't really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Music, Time, Kids, Listening, School)

"I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Teaching, University)

"I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Energy, Feet, Now, Temperament)

"Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart. A rider's route covered three stations, with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles - a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Beginning, Horses)

"When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore."
- Bjork
(Related: Thought, People, Abuse, London)

"When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD's and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that?"
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Hell, Wonder)

"But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood."
- Ruben Blades
"Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe, the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds; and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira."
- William Bligh
(Related: Quality, London, Wine)

"A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Dreams, Friend, Girls, Teenage)

"I was signed when I was 19 years old, in 1980. I went to Germany and France. Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Experience, Time, France, Germany, Old, World, Years)

"To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Enemies)

"I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen. I thought I was doing the best I could. I thought I was being idealistic."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Thought, Being)

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Thanksgiving)

"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Home, Work, Mother, Being, Hurt, Occupation, Summer)

"Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Time, Production, Waste, Years)

"The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Equality, Purpose, Being, Law, Separation)

"But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Inspiration, Positive)

"I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Men, Work, Death, Actor, Boredom, Career, Will, Years)

"In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then."
- Arthur Bremer
(Related: Life, Dress, Ridicule, School, Smile)

"As I've said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: America, Class, Now, Right)

"At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Business, Time, Work, Actor, Growing up)

"The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers."
- John Britton
(Related: Life, Feelings, Strangers, Years)

"I'd begun reading Crumb shortly before that, and other underground stuff, so that was an influence to some degree. Of course the Marvel and DC comics, they had been my main interests in my teenage years."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Influence, Reading, Teenage, Years)

"When I was a teenager, 'Playboy' was the most interesting magazine in the world, and not just for the playmates. I liked the interviews and the stories, and all that, but nowadays most of the stuff in there doesn't interest me."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Interest, World)

"When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I've found it hard to read as much as I'd like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Children, Pets, Reason)

"I guess it comes back to the old motto, you have you're fifteen minutes a fame."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Fame, Old)

"It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Beginning, Company, Publishing, Right, Years)

"The biggest influence? I've had several at different times - but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Influence, Rules, Songs)

"The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds."
- Lenny Bruce
"T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Time, First, Old, Voice, Worth, Years)

"Well, the teacher I studied with for nineteen and a half years was a man named Paul Gavert. He was a great lieder singer, so basically I'm a trained lieder singer because of that teacher. The teacher I currently study with - since 1995 - is Joan Lader, who also studied with Gavert."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Man, Study, Years)

"It was not till toward the end of the thirteenth century that the prose romances began to appear."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: End, Prose)

"Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: People, Thinking, World)

"In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche. Now I'm over that. Those roles are not attracting me now. Which is odd, because that's what most every actress would want to go do."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Now, Want)

"I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel."
- Solomon Burke
"It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth."
- George Burns
(Related: Trouble)

"I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something."
- George Burns
(Related: Age, Day)

"We go through, I think, six different drafts of each script. And then my shooting it is roughly, you know, fifteen percent of the total work that gets done on a show. Then it's all post-production animation after that."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Work, Animation, Post)

"I mean, that's another big surprise of the show, is that I see sixteen year old people who recognize me and they're honest, for-real fans of the show. And it goes down to nine months. I mean, I've heard of nine month to year-old children who are watching the show."
- Steve Burns
(Related: People, Children, Fans, Months, Old)

"Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Science, Civilization, Development, Christianity, Years)

"To me, it's a very moral film. If my son were a teenager now, I would drag him to see it."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Son, Film, Now)

"John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Film, First)

"Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It's when you make your best friends - I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Time, Teen, Heart, Being, Friends, Girls, Talk, Will)

"The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Liberty, Nation, Past, Teenage, World, Years)

"I don't like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I'm a teen actress and therefore I'm competing against Hilary Duff. We're different people like everyone else."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: Teen, People, Being, Class)

"Falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line, or distinguish any of the enemy's motions; and could not judge at all of their force, more than by numbers, which were seventeen, and thirteen appeared large."
- John Byng
(Related: Enemy, Force, Numbers, Wind)

"One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?"
- James Caan
(Related: Son, Thought, Baseball, Eye, Hollywood, Night)

"If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all."
- John Cage
"As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: People, Now, Want)

"I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: God, Opinion, Teenage, Writer, Writers, Years)

"I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football."
- John Cale
(Related: Life, Football, Teenage, Years)

"I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Teenage)

"Well, I wanted to play twenty years in the major leagues. I never made it twenty though. I played nineteen."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Play, Years)

"I signed Koufax for fourteen grand and a hot dog."
- Al Campanis
"I came in on the decline. Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out, he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues out before I got mine in, this was March '87. He was out in December '86."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: December, First, March)

"I have always had a tremendous amount of energy and any band I was ever in from the age of fourteen, I would always be the one who would describe the future and vibe everyone up."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Age, Energy, Future)

"I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Years)

"Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Writing)

"To appreciate heaven well, it's good for a person to have some fifteen minutes of hell."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Age, Men, Happiness)

"In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee's character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Character, Teenagers)

"Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Family, Future, Needs)

"I'm an old rock and roll buff. I love Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty."
- Nick Carter
(Related: Love, Old)

"My daughter, when she was a week old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For the past thirteen years, she's had four major heart surgeries. She's a candidate for - and must have - heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Life, Daughter, Heart, Disease, Old, Order, Past, Years)

"In less than eighteen months, it prepared a first draft which it submitted to the General Assembly and which, at the end of one hundred sessions of elevated, often impassioned discussion, was adopted in the form of thirty articles on December 10, 1948."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: December, Draft, End, First, Months)

"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Age, Writer)

"The other day at a drive-through, I reminded the teenage girl serving me that she forgot my drinks. She looked at me, hissed, rolled her eyes, and then took her sweet time getting me the sodas."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Time, Day, Drinks, Eyes, Teenage)

"I don't want to be a 'teen star' because so many people don't ever grow out of that."
- Lacey Chabert
(Related: People, Want)

"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Death, Living, Sickness, Sleep)

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
- Chanakya
(Related: Time, Friend, Children, First, Friends, Years)

"At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Age)

"In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: America, Country, Months)

"All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Desire, Teenagers)

"In the 1980s, there weren't a lot of role models for gay teenagers."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Gay, Teenagers)

"I got into the studio when I was thirteen. At the age of twelve I was doing public performances."
- Chingy
(Related: Age, Public)

"We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded at a radio station on the stairway, and we did a record and it got put out."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Teen, First)

"I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid, so I got into music boy, didn't matter what you looked like either, you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music, whoa, you'd get the girls."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Music, Girls)

"I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Teen, Being, Years)

"When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy."
- John Cleese
(Related: Acting, American, Comedy, Kids, Principles, Problems, Teenage, Writing)

"Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Life, Hell, Holiday)

"I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education, and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education, have always been associated with the idea of coupling the education of this country with the religious communities which exist."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Education, Success, Idea, Country, Religious, Years)

"Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: War, American, End, Press, Russia, Years)

"More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie than sit down and watch sitcoms on television."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Movies, Teenagers, Television)

"I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Poetry, School, Teenagers)

"I like the fact that this kind of family has been seen in a movie a million times: teenage kids, the family is a bit strained and they don't have enough money, but in the background the guy used to be a Gene Simmons type."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Family, Money, Fact, Kids, Teenage)

"I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!"
- Cy Coleman
(Related: Life, Money, People)

"But I did make some money doing commercials. I did fourteen in one year."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Money)

"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
(Related: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)

"My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there's an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you've been a difficult teenager."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Dad, Time, Parents, Past)

"Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Day)

"I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market."
- Barry Corbin
(Related: Hollywood, Years)

"The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: American, Culture, Teenage, Years, Youth)

"Old is always fifteen years from now."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Now, Old, Years)

"When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: History, Time, Trouble, World)

"As a teenager, I didn't want to be me; I wanted to be many different people. Maybe I realized that they all lived inside me and that if I managed to connect with them, they would become aspects of me."
- Marion Cotillard
(Related: People, Want)

"In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Character, Aristocracy, Evil, Measure, Race, Tradition)

"Towards the end of the eighteenth century the industrial-financial revolution began."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: End, Revolution)

"Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair."
- David Crane
(Related: Design, Science, Growing up, Machine, Night)

"I was terrified. My first week, walking around in a teeny bikini, I kept crossing my arms over my chest because I was afraid I was going to fall out of the top of the suit. And I didn't know anything about technique or lighting."
- Mary Crosby
(Related: First, Walking)

"Yeah, about sixteen to twenty weeks a year. For example, we can do America in six or seven weeks. You can do Europe in three weeks; England in two weeks. South America you could do in three weeks; Asia you could do in three weeks."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: America, EnglEurope, Example)

"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."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Men, Women, Mistake)

"If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Uncertainty)

"Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again. I really wouldn't."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Day, Want)

"People try to keep their past, like kind of holding on to their past. Every Springsteen song talks about that."
- John Cusack
(Related: People, Past, Song)

"I was a teen star. That's disgusting enough."
- John Cusack
(Related: Teen)

"Benteen, come on, big village, be quick. Bring packs."
- George Armstrong Custer
(Related: Quick)

"I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Act, Applause, End, Poor, Walking)

"I know, it's true. I've played these tortured teenagers. I can't wait to shed that image."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Teenagers)

"Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Knowledge, Learning, Months)

"I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Man)

"I've been dating since I was fifteen. I'm exhausted. Where is he?"
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Dating)

"I drank a lot when I was a teenager and I don't drink any more, because that's when I thought, you know, I'm gonna end up a car wreck."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Car, Thought, End)

"Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its existence and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Age, History, Civilization, Development, Cooperation, Existence)

"When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing."
- John Deacon
(Related: First, Machines)

"I made more money yesterday than I ever thought I'd make in an entire lifetime. But it's like somebody's going to take it all away from me and I'll be back in Texas, installing them damned irrigation wells. I didn't like that when I was sixteen. And I know I wouldn't like it when I'm eighty."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Money, Thought, Yesterday)

"The first book that they gave me was Jeannie, a young teenager. I went on with her maybe ten books."
- Dan DeCarlo
(Related: Books, First)

"I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen."
- Julie Delpy
(Related: First, Old, Years)

"Currently I am working on another three books, doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies, plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy!"
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Work, Books)

"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Talent, Thought, Ambition, Nothing)

"There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember, that I like. Springsteen still does it. Paul Simon, and there are also good writers, but that doesn't dominate the charts."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Song, Songs, Writers)

"It's very witty and it's great to see teenage characters have control that way. And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it's okay, it's not completely bad and you can't say that to teenagers."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Sex, Control, Teenage, Teenagers, Witty)

"That's great because I know as a teenager, I didn't relate to a TV series where all people do is cheerlead and drink sodas on the weekend. So I think it'll be great if it can be seen by a few people at least."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: People, Weekend)

"I did all my heavy partying before I turned sixteen."
- Cameron Diaz
"Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Home, Being, Country, Old, Trouble, Years)

"I'm eighteen years behind in my ironing."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Years)

"However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: History, Society, Time, Metaphysics, Old)

"We chose thirteen because that is the age that Elvis left to go to Memphis."
- Henry Dodge
(Related: Age)

"Elvis lived here until thirteen and nobody can really take that from us!"
- Henry Dodge
"The games industry is already bigger than the music industry, and it's mainly directed at teenage boys."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Music, Boys, Games, Teenage)

"I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Teen, Character, Actor)

"I don't want to just be in the normal kind of teen movie."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Teen, Want)

"No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Medicine)

"I started as a teenager going up on commercials."
- Fran Drescher
"What teens will realize is always a mystery to me. I'm still realizing so many things myself, very belatedly, that it seems unwise to think I have any right to be showing people things in hopes that they'll realize them."
- Diane Duane
(Related: People, Mystery, Right, Will)

"What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some of the things that I found out about being thirteen after doing it for forty years."
- Diane Duane
(Related: Being, Years)

"The best substitute for experience is being sixteen."
- Raymond Duncan
(Related: Experience, Being)

"First of all, you look at Rocky films now, and if that isn't a cartoon series there isn't any cartoon series. I mean there's no way anybody is going to take that amount of punishment in fifteen rounds."
- Charles S. Dutton
(Related: First, Now, Punishment)

"If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Teen, Comedy, Hollywood, Right, Violence)

"I understand the Saudis have been named because fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were from Saudi Arabia."
- Sibel Edmonds
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer."
- Black Elk
(Related: Dance, Vision, Old, Summer, Tongue, Years)

"When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap."
- Eminem
(Related: Fact, Friends, Mind, Rap, Trying)

"I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like. In America, it is dumb. At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like, except get married."
- John Entwistle
(Related: Age, America, Dumb, Europe, Old, Years)

"I am a ordinary teenager. I fall in love like everyone else."
- Jake Epstein
(Related: Love)

"Drill instructors worked seven days a week, fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases, with no time off in between platoons."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Time, Day)

"In a lot of areas of my life, particularly in my teenage years, I began to think about the world, and to think about the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Life, Being, Teenage, Universe, World, Years)

"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Hair, Inflation)

"Just because you have teenagers in a movie doesn't make it a teen movie."
- Brendan Fehr
(Related: Teen, Teenagers)

"American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Science, American, Countries, France, Reading, School, Students, Teenagers)

"Teens aren't just interested in getting laid. I won't believe that's all they're interested in. I have four younger sisters and they're sick of being shown how they're supposed to react in bed."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Bed, Being, Sisters)

"Whatever labels may be attached to the fifteen charges brought against me, they all arise from my having been a member of the Communist Party and from my activities as a member."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: May, Party)

"A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Work, Day, Profession)

"At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Normal kids in their teens want to go and date girls and do mischievous things, your hormones are jumping around, but I stayed in my bedroom in search of something."
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: Girls, Kids, Want)

"Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Age, Happiness, Constitution, Ruin, Today)

"The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers."
- Eddie Floyd
(Related: Inspiration, Teenagers)

"It's my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late."
- Betty Ford
(Related: God, Children, Feeling, Old, Years)

"It's always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late."
- Betty Ford
(Related: God, Children, Feeling, Old, Years)

"I decided to take God and organized religion seriously, and to reject the secular life which in my teens had looked attractive because it allowed me to act in any way that I wanted."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Life, Religion, God, Act)

"Sixteen Tons was written eight years before I recorded it."
- Tennessee Ernie Ford
(Related: Years)

"Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental, that they were pandering to the audience and trying to manipulate the audience. I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Age, Trying)

"As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Love, Time, Thought, Actors, Being, Theater, Trying)

"In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Idea, Inspiration, Word)

"I didn't get along with Lindsay Lohan on 'Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen', but you have to consider that we were 16-year-old girls. I haven't seen Lindsay since then, but I imagine she's grown and become a different person. I know I have."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Drama, Girls, Queen, Teenage)

"After a year or so I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Thought, Old, Years)

"Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually, on an average, ten miserable beings!"
- John Foxe
"By the time I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to be an artist. I was a born draftsman and liked all forms of art, so I just knew that's what I wanted to do."
- Frank Frazetta
(Related: Time, Art, Artist)

"When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Music, School, Theater)

"In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: God, Man)

"Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Beginning)

"In the '60s, parents were told to let their teens rebel, explore their boundaries. Increasingly the same message is being given to the parents of tweens."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Being, Parents)

"Frank Sinatra is the only one that went from teen idol to superstar."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Teen)

"A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Revolution, Years)

"Being a teen idol is what I've waited for my whole life."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Life, Teen, Being)

"Remember that I was out of the closet at the age of sixteen. My parents knew I was gay; I'd had to tell them."
- Boy George
(Related: Age, Gay, Parents)

"It's depressing and scary, but he needs to know the world around him because he's fourteen now and in two years he's going to drive. He needs to know what goes on out in the world. I'm not going to always be there."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Needs, Now, World, Years)

"Everybody is a teenage idol."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Teenage)

"I find it very, very hard. He was part of the fabric of my life. We were kids together, and teenagers. We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Music, Life, Kids, Teenagers)

"Especially when you play a character for so many years, the character ends up reflecting a lot of who you are and I think I've changed a lot since then, but that represented a lot of who I was as a teenager."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Character, Play, Years)

"I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money, Songs)

"Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Life, Facts, Fish, Giving)

"I didn't have any real art training, but when I was about twelve nad thirteen, another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every Friday night and took lessons."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Art, Night, Training)

"I see it as more of a teenage activity than, you know, she's only 11, but you know, I think it's great that she knows so many girls who want to play music. And I see it more as a teen activity than I do as going into music."
- Kim Gordon
(Related: Music, Teen, Girls, Play, Teenage, Want)

"Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb. But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!"
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(Related: Movies, Idea, Dumb, Hollywood, Teenagers)

"When I was a teenager I loved acting, but I really just loved it for myself. I didn't like the fact that anyone else saw the work I was doing."
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(Related: Work, Acting, Fact)

"Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one."
- Fred G. Gosman
(Related: Living, Teenagers)

"I was born in Massachusetts and lived there until I was thirteen years old."
- Robert Goulet
(Related: Old, Years)

"I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre. You are more in control of everything and involved in every aspect of production, so more challenged and fulfilled."
- Richard E. Grant
(Related: Control, Feeling, Production, Theatre, Writing)

"If you look at my audiences, even in Europe, they're hardly teenagers."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Audiences, Europe, Teenagers)

"I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Girlfriend, Pain, School, Teenage, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Living, Teenage)

"Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years."
- Graham Greene
(Related: End, Unhappiness, Years)

"I remember when I was in my late teens just getting rid of lots of records, realizing I only ever listened to them when I was reading, or watching TV, or doing something else."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Reading)

"The thing that bums me out about 'The Real World' is I don't want to believe that teenagers are that stupid."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Teenagers, Want, World)

"I don't know how we had about eighteen international stars in it, all playing James Bond."
- Val Guest
(Related: Stars)

"Material Girls was so different for me, I'd never done a teen movie."
- Lukas Haas
(Related: Teen, Girls)

"I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager. There are always discoveries. You're sitting in your easy chair, reading; you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times, and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Literary, Poems, Reading, Want, Writer)

"Marijuana you can give up, Iv given it up for fifteen years now and it never occurs to me to smoke it anymore."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Now, Years)

"Well, I was fourteen in Texas. But I looked twenty-five."
- Jerry Hall
"I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Children, Fantasy, Horror, Words)

"When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky."
- Armand Hammer
(Related: Work, Day)

"Just because you know umpteen billion scales, it doesn't mean you have to use them all in a solo."
- Kirk Hammett
"When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Life)

"As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Fitness, Life, Sports, Father, People, Parents, Past)

"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry."
- David Hare
(Related: Poetry, Prose)

"The Gulf War was like teenage sex. We got in too soon and out too soon."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: War, Sex, Teenage)

"Remember, this was a world that was still ethnically separated. I was thirteen and ignorant of the social situation in America, but I felt these records were better than what my own culture was turning out."
- Roy Harper
(Related: America, Culture, World)

"By means of steam one can go from California to Japan in eighteen days."
- Townsend Harris
"I'm still working, I've got two arms, two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife. Fifteen years ago, I was homeless. So when you think about it, I'm lucky."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Wife, Kids, Years)

"I don't think there's a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I'll be happy to deal with it."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Teen, Being)

"I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years, both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz and pop of the early 20th Century."
- Jeff Healey
(Related: Music, Teen, Jazz, Years)

"I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it."
- Richard Helms
(Related: Thought, People, Clients, Court, Violence, Years)

"The second stage set in ten or fifteen days after the bombing. Its first symptom was falling hair. Diarrhea and fever, which in some cases went as high as 106, came next."
- John Hersey
(Related: First, Hair)

"Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war."
- Robert Higgs
(Related: War, End, Intentions, Motives, Public)

"To be honest, I think for part of my late teens my character didn't really develop very much. I was in a state of cold storage."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Character, State)

"I'm a normal teen-ager except for my size."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Teen)

"I used the diabetes as my weapon. Of course, I was only hurting myself and making myself sicker, but I guess it was something I had to go through. I never went overboard so much that I really hurt myself, but my early teenage years were very tough."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Hurt, Teenage, Years)

"Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: War, Drugs, Liquor, states)

"Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: College, Doctors, Lawyers, professionals, School, Scientists, Teachers, Teenagers)

"Sometimes, I feel like I spent the first part of my life wishing to be a teen-age boy, and the second part condemned to being one."
- S. E. Hinton
(Related: Life, Teen, Being, First, Wishing)

"I became a musician because that's really what I wanted to do when I was fifteen, but I had other abilities."
- Robyn Hitchcock
"I didn't go nightclubbing much as a teenager in Bournemouth because my friends and I didn't have the money - but we spent a lot of time on the beach, having barbecues, and running into the sea in the middle of the night."
- Amanda Holden
(Related: Money, Time, Beach, Friends, Night, Running, Sea)

"Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Mom, Kids)

"Old age is fifteen years older than I am."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Age, Old, Years)

"The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV."
- Rupert Holmes
(Related: Truth, Earth, Songs, Writing)

"I don't think of them as teenage songs. The things that happen to you in high school are the same things that happen your entire life. You can fall in love at 60; you can get rejected at 80."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Love, Life, School, Songs, Teenage)

"The Commission has five commissioners from each side, plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members, people who are independent from the two governments, who have a lot of integrity, professional competence, and who have credibility in their respective countries."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: People, Competence, Countries, Credibility, Integrity)

"The man who bears my name, and who claims to be me, was born on July 15, 1865, the sixth in a family of seven. He was an ugly child, and remained ugly till his eighteenth year, when his looks gradually improved."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Family, July, Man, Name, Ugly)

"I would not be gotten into a schoolhouse until I was eight years old. Nor did I accomplish much after I started. I doubt if I had gone to school six months in all when my father died. I was fourteen at the time."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Time, Father, Doubt, Months, Old, School, Years)

"Never the less, at the age of fifteen, having never seen a writer, a poet, a publisher or a magazine editor, and having only the vaguest ideas of procedure, I began working on the profession I had chosen."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Age, Ideas, Profession, Writer)

"I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me."
- John Hughes
(Related: Time, Actors, Fame)

"At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!"
- John Hughes
(Related: Movies, Teen, Time, Sex, Idea, Boys, Hollywood, Horror, Nudity, Pretty, Pursuit)

"Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: Family, Life, Daughters, Friends, Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, Teenage, Years)

"At seventeen, I knew the end of a dream... I would never be a schoolboy again."
- King Hussein
(Related: Dream, End)

"Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Science, Being, First, Names)

"I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired."
- Janis Ian
(Related: Beauty, Love, Truth, Girls, School, Smiles)

"I've always been fascinated by numbers. Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses. In my mind, each of those houses had a number."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Houses, Mind, Numbers, Old, Years)

"I first came out against Castro in June 1968, fifteen months after my book had been published, and you cannot imagine how quickly a void was created around me."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: First, June, Months)

"Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Example, Favorite)

"I was a veteran, before I was a teenager."
- Michael Jackson
"I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: Language, Song, Titles)

"But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Life, Now, Whisper, Words)

"I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, 'Marc Jacobs!' in a French accent."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Car, Day, Girls, Teenage, Walking)

"The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Action, First, Revolution)

"In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Capitalism, Europe)

"Johnny Guitar... just one of my favorite singers of all time. I met him when we were both on the road with Johnny Otis in the '50s when I was a teenager. We traveled the country in a car together.I would hear him sing every night."
- Etta James
(Related: Car, Time, Country, Favorite, Guitar, Night, Road)

"I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager."
- Eugene Jarvis
(Related: Computers, Impulses)

"When you come to Christ as a real young person, I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search, doubt, and wonder."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Teen, Christ, Doubt, Wonder)

"We teach teens what we think they ought to know, and we never tell them what they want to know."
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Want)

"I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Politics, Day)

"At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family."
- Milla Jovovich
(Related: Age, Family, Baby, Fun, Now, Right, Want, Years)

"The older painting - well, it does have an effect all at once, I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Work, American, Effect, Painting, Years)

"You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Stars, Teenagers, Thinking)

"Comics were going down for the second time and here, all of a sudden, came this thing and for the next fifteen years, romance comics were about the top sellers in the field; they outsold everything."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Time, Romance, Years)

"The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Belief, Growth, Possibilities, Right, Satisfaction, Today, Utopia)

"I am, I think the only surviving member of the original Battle Creek church. The church was disbanded, with the exception of thirteen members, in 1870."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Church, Battle)

"I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Music, Irish, Listening)

"The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen."
- Ellen Key
(Related: History, Women, Affirmation, Right, Self)

"I have like fifteen televisions in my house."
- Jimmy Kimmel
"You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes."
- Ralph Kiner
(Related: Chicago, Weather)

"You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet."
- Alan King
(Related: Years)

"Fifteen years before I became a screen actor, I was in the theatre. A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing. It's harder."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work, Actor, Comedy, Theatre, Years)

"Folks, I've been straight for seventeen days... Not all in a row."
- Sam Kinison
"I have married thriteen couples. I'm about to do a marriage next month."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Marriage)

"I'm only 24 so I like to think I'm still close enough to 17 to still remember what it was like. Besides, I could just fake it and get away with it... it's not like there are any teenagers that still read comics."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Teenagers)

"I've never done a teen movie before, but I certainly could tell you some of the ones I came very close on. I was very close on Clueless and She's All That."
- Mia Kirshner
(Related: Teen)

"We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Woman)

"It was very unusual, because normally the producer requests the test to determine whether they want to hire someone or not. Olivia was concerned about playing a seventeen year old."
- Randal Kleiser
(Related: Old, Want)

"Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves."
- John Knowles
(Related: Teenagers, Today)

"Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties, have been perpetually operating against each other and against the federal head ever since the peace."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Peace, Machine)

"Remember before nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I was total skinny, I was small, very strong, they may be don't like to see a gymnastics like that. I don't know but, gymnastics, might. Nineteen seventy two supposed to be change somewhere."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Change, Games, May)

"Up to nineteen seventy six when I quit gymnastics I was very, disappointed because I didn't have anything which is, live with. I didn't have a friend so I didn't have a coach anymore."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Friend, Coach)

"Because up to sixteen years old you feel gymnastics more. You can show your emotion, grace, like woman gymnastics, not kid's gymnastics. I feel I have good shape, and I can do it elements everything, but, it's not competition for me."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Competition, Emotion, Grace, Old, Woman, Years)

"I feel great. I feel younger. And I don't feel anything at all. I don't know who knows, but right now I'm, how, how many years have I, fifty five, something like that. Forty three years old. And I feel like seventeen, like twenty five years ago."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Now, Old, Right, Years)

"And from that nineteen sixty four, this was my goal to go to Olympic Games. And I realized what does it mean, Olympic Games, like big celebration."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Goal, Games)

"And in nineteen seventy two I almost wasn't, on the team, but I knew about it just before Olympic Games for three months before this why this is was not very good for me. I'd been ready to go, you know."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Games, Months)

"And, in nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I wasn't really going to be a star, and overnight I became a star."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Games)

"And I suggested to change very simple way to Olympic Games, in one competition, two different levels. Separate from, until sixteen, and after sixteen years old."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Change, Competition, Games, Old, Years)

"My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: Manager, Dress, Want)

"I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: Life, Love, Teenage, World)

"But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the rest of my life in a factory was real depressing. So the idea that I could become a musician opened up some possibilities I didn't see otherwise."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Life, Idea, Possibilities, Rest)

"Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Money, Music, Teen, First, Singing, Weather, Weddings)

"I'm a teen-age bride."
- Marta Kristen
(Related: Teen)

"What do you take me for? A fourteen karat sucker?"
- Stanley Kubrick
"I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank God and the industry enough."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Love, Family, God, Blessings, Fans, Years)

"Teens are dealing with the same problems now in the '90s as they did back in the '70s, the only real difference is the clothes we wear!"
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Clothes, Difference, Now, Problems)

"It's not the most normal life in the world, but I screw up plenty of times to be a normal teenager."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Life, World)

"Only recently, during the nineteenth century, and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state which have been created by a deliberate national feeling."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Europe, Feeling, State)

"There are few things more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Children, Teenagers)

"Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Children, Teenagers)

"We must, however, note that what are usually called the high religions made their appearance within about twenty-five hundred years - most of them within fifteen hundred years."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Appearance, Years)

"Oh the innocent girl in her maiden teens knows perfectly well what everything means."
- David Herbert Lawrence
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: People, Focus, Teenagers)

"I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Quiet)

"You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: Democrats, Opinions)

"Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Life, Will)

"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Life, Will)

"I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony."
- Gyorgy Legeti
(Related: Music, Harmony, Old, Play, Years)

"I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture."
- Gyorgy Legeti
(Related: Time, Beginning, Culture, Force, Laws)

"And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it."
- John Lennon
(Related: God, Hope, Help)

"Nineteen percent of doctors say that they'd be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Doctors)

"When you are seventeen you aren't really serious."
- Max Lerner
"Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before, and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o'clock."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Men, Day, Yesterday)

"When I look out at the audience at some of our shows, I think we are reaching a younger audience... I see lots of people in their 30s and 40s, but I also see a lot of people in their young and middle teens, and that's definitely reassuring."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: People)

"In the seventeenth year of my age my mother died."
- William Lilly
(Related: Age, Mother)

"In this year 1634, I purchased the moiety of thirteen houses in the Strand for five hundred and thirty pounds."
- William Lilly
(Related: Houses)

"I missed out on everything. Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies, going to concerts, and I get so jealous."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Movies, Teenagers)

"I'm a teenager, but I'm independent - I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Family, Life, School, Teenagers)

"If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then."
- John Linder
(Related: War, Fathers, Founding, Now, states, Today, United)

"In the Top 40, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques."
- Art Linkletter
(Related: Teen, Light, Songs, World)

"As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary."
- Charles de Lint
(Related: People, Difference, Fact, Fiction)

"The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is still too long for the portrait. It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work. Progress may continue."
- Gabriel Lippmann
(Related: Work, Progress, First, May)

"He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: Thought, Day, May, Study)

"It was all that stuff about taking your parents' car when you're 13, sneaking booze into rock shows and ditching school with your friends. I could relate to that as a former teenager, rather than as a present parent."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Car, Friends, Parents, Present, School)

"Well Bill Martin and Mike Schiff were the creators and they knew we had to do a family show. Everybody came at it from the angle of having been a kid and a teenager."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Family, Martin)

"I hate it when people call me a teen queen."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Teen, People, Hate, Queen)

"When I look back, it was a strange period in my life, looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and forming Slayer when I was still 17, not out of high school."
- Dave Lombardo
(Related: Life, Childhood, School, Teenage, Years)

"The acting was first. As a teenager I was an actress; and then I came back as a singer."
- Julie London
(Related: Acting, First)

"At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Beginning, Past, Present, Tradition)

"The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Age, Successful, Actor, Being, Career, Trying)

"I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Being, Tea)

"When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy."
- Matt Lucas
(Related: Comedy, School)

"Whereupon, at the tender age of thirteen, I set upon the path of playing nothing but hookers."
- Ida Lupino
(Related: Age, Nothing)

"I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: History, Life, Dignity, English, Succeed)

"The soldiers' last meal is generally served out about five o'clock in the afternoon, sometimes earlier; and a stretch of fourteen hours intervenes between then and breakfast."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Soldiers)

"You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Genius, Thought, Heart, May, Writing)

"The book, you understand, was not written for publication. It was the portrayal of my emotions, the analysis of my own soul life during three months of my nineteenth year. I wrote then all the time, just as I do now, but, though the book is in diary form, it is not a diary."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Life, Time, Soul, Emotions, Months, Now)

"Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Day, End, Gain, Reading, Will)

"As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Baseball, Credit, Years)

"I'm from California, and still live in LA."
- Teena Marie
"I constantly tour, even when I don't have a record out."
- Teena Marie
"I have a different mentality when it comes to catering to a man, I just won't allow it. Don't get me wrong, I'll do for you but I'm not taking care of no man and catering to him for life; he better be bringing something to the table. I learned that from my mother and my grandmother."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Life, Mother, Care, Man, Wrong)

"I have enough love to last me a lifetime! Thank God I'll never lose my imagination and my passion. That's really what it is. I'm still passionate about what I do."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Imagination, Love, God, Passion)

"I just think it's a blessing that I was able to have the gift of words and to be able to put them into music. I was given a great gift all the way around. I didn't ever have to really go out and look for songs, you know."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Songs, Words)

"I know I have sex appeal, but I've never felt like an actual sex symbol. Fans sometimes think I am. The majority of them are sweet about it, but occasionally somebody weird becomes totally fixated upon me."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Sex, Fans, Majority, Sex appeal, Symbol)

"I still have a passion for the music, which is such a beautiful thing. I still wake up in the middle of the night out of a dream and have a melody in my head, and run to my piano."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Dream, Night, Passion)

"I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Artist, Machine, Needs, Song)

"All in all, it's been a wonderful, wonderful ride. I don't plan on stopping anytime soon."
- Teena Marie
"I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Songs)

"I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"It's just a whole different thing, and it's just that my life has been a blessing, and I thank god every day for the gifts that he has given me and for my daughter and to be able to watch her grow and be a part of her joys and her excitement and what she wants to do in life."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Life, Daughter, God, Day, Excitement, Gifts)

"My first album came out in 1979."
- Teena Marie
(Related: First)

"OK, so truth hurts - but what else does truth do?"
- Teena Marie
(Related: Truth)

"Overall my race hasn't been a problem. I'm a Black artist with White skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Soul, Artist, Day, End, Race, Skin)

"There were times I used to go to parties when I was, you know, like 15-, 16-years-old, and I'd always bring my guitar, and all my friends would be like, sing one of the Smokey songs. And everything I sang was his music, and I could sound just like him."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Friends, Guitar, Songs, Sound)

"They told me that they are starting a classic label, and wanted me to be the first artist. So I signed, and am producing myself, and writing my own music, but I'm their first artist on their classic label. And I have creative control."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Control, Artist, First, Writing)

"This is a gift. This is a gift from God. It's really like the old Biblical passage that talks about your body being a temple. That's not to say that I've never done anything but I've never abused myself. Never gone over the top for a long period of time."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Time, God, Temple, Being, Body, Old)

"You never know where a blessing can come from."
- Teena Marie
"I would walk down the hall with my guitar and play for anyone that would listen. As a young kid I was really driven and I was going to make it happen no matter what."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"I think that's the problem in a lot of music. We've got these record labels."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music)

"The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Progress, Hope, Ignorance, May, Poverty, Support)

"I think it magnified it. For me, I wasn't sheltered so I think it was magnified. Especially when you're a teenager and you go to high school and you're in the business and you are known."
- Heather Matarazzo
(Related: Business, School)

"I was the center square on Hollywood Squares for about fifteen weeks."
- Jerry Mathers
(Related: Hollywood)

"The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Friendship, Fans, Film, Suffering)

"In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: End, First, Years)

"I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Teen, Film, Fire, Play)

"'St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Movies, American, Favorite, Fire, Jokes, Now, Teenage)

"I lived with them in my studio in New York. And of course if I were doing that book today or even ten years, fifteen years later, I would have gone to where the wild ducks were and where I could study them - I would have gone to the country somewhere."
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: Country, Study, Today, Years)

"For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist but when I started doing them in my teens they were getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Time, Artist, Information)

"I got involved in improv comedy. It settled me down when I was getting wild. I was sort of an evil teenager smashing up my cars and drinking and driving, let's just say, a lot."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Comedy, Drinking, Driving, Evil)

"My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America."
- David McCullough
(Related: War, America, Army, Focus, Revolution, states, United, Washington)

"Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and then it almost bypassed the twentieth century."
- John McGahern
(Related: Society, Ireland, Sense)

"Only sixteen players have hit fifty or more homers in a season. To me, that's a very special milestone."
- Mark McGwire
"Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Action, Appetite, Enjoyment, Expression, Will, World)

"If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Age)

"I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers, because teenagers don't buy my records. And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Teenagers)

"I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Tradition, Writer)

"I come from a generation that suffered school lessons in portacabins and crumbling hospitals. I tell you one thing, for the eighteen years they were in power the Tories did nothing to fix the roof when the sun was shining."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Power, Hospitals, Nothing, School, Sun, Years)

"Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Mankind)

"I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Body, Old)

"It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Time, Talent, Canada, Girls, states, United)

"I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors."
- Beverley Mitchell
(Related: Being, Criticism, Gossip, Ridicule, Rumors, Teenagers)

"The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: People, Songs)

"I somehow sensed when I was a teenager that I wanted to do my own work. I was quite clear that I didn't want to be an interpretative kind of artist. I had an intuition about wanting to create my own form, in one way or another, whatever that would be."
- Meredith Monk
(Related: Work, Artist, Intuition, Want)

"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."
- George Montgomery
(Related: Age, Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking)

"Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Age, Life, Purpose, Old, Preparation, Retirement, Will)

"The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property."
- John Moody
(Related: History, Control, Financial, Connection, Property)

"I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Work, Boston, EnglFact, Now, Right, Trying)

"I never thought I want to do anything, really, except not go to work properly and turn up at the same place every day and eat sandwiches in the same canteen, if I can possibly help it, as I don't think I'd be very good at it."
- Dylan Moran
(Related: Work, Thought, Day, Help, Want)

"I believe that nothing enjoys a higher estate in our society than the right given by the First and Fourteenth Amendments freely to practice and proclaim one's religious convictions."
- Frank Murphy
(Related: Society, First, Nothing, Practice, Religious, Right)

"Taking Big Bird away from our five year olds, lunch money away from our ten year olds, job training programs away from our fifteen year olds, and college loans away from our twenty year olds is a disgrace."
- John Murray
(Related: Money, College, Disgrace, Job, Training)

"A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Nothing, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"In terms of the frustration of my character, I suppose any teenager has probably gone through that, in terms of telling their parents, I want to do one thing, and their parent says no. I think parents sometimes forget that they were children."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Character, Children, Forget, Frustration, Parents, Want)

"Small science, which includes most research in the life sciences all over the world, is science directed usually by an individual senior scientist and a small team of junior associates, perhaps three, ten, fifteen, something in that order."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Life, Science, Order, Research, World)

"Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing, I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom, and used to write primitive adventures on that."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Home, Computer, First)

"When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Man, Meeting, Prayer, Scandal)

"The beginning of 1856 found me teaching in the family of a planter named Bryan, residing in Prince George County, Md., some fifteen or twenty miles from Washington."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Family, Beginning, Teaching, Washington)

"From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Age, Religion, Dream, Idea, Sentiment)

"I started playing harp about fourteen years ago."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Years)

"Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Time, Day, Deep, Interest, Thinking, Will)

"I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Old, Photography, Years)

"A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money."
- Anne Northup
(Related: Family, Money, People, Democrats, Teenagers)

"In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for a teacher of English literature. I wanted to do something that he would approve of more, so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Thought, English, Literature)

"We've been together since we've been teenagers. I can go away and disappear for two years, and when we get back together, it's like nothing ever has changed."
- John Oates
(Related: Nothing, Teenagers, Years)

"We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Mom, Heart, African, Empathy, Gay, Judges, Old, Poor, Teenage)

"Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't eligible for another fifteen years."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Controversy, Fame, Years)

"I've now been in this country for thirteen years, since I was seventeen. So this is my second home."
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Related: Home, Country, Now, Years)

"Fifteen years ago, while I was temporarily chairing meetings of pro-life leaders, I pleaded with the angry males to say no to interviews, and instead let beautiful pro-life women become the face for the movement."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Women, Leaders, Meetings, Years)

"When I was a teenager in the late 30's and early 40's, electronics wasn't a word. You were interested in radio if you were interested in electronics."
- Ken Olsen
(Related: Word)

"I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit, growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Sex, Drugs, Hollywood, Party)

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Car, Government, Money, Power, Boys, Giving, Teenage)

"When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Wealth, Revolution, Workers)

"I'd the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body."
- Joe Orton
(Related: Body, Envy)

"I started playing guitar when I was in my late teens, and within two years I was starting to play shows."
- Buzz Osborne
(Related: Guitar, Play, Years)

"Most people already know what they're doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Change, People, Church, Want, Wrong)

"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Life, Attitude, Positive)

"A lot of churches have not moved with the times."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Churches)

"A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do."
- Joel Osteen
"Do all you can to make your dreams come true."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Dreams)

"If you give, you will be blessed."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Will)

"Only God can look at somebody's heart."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Heart)

"I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Heaven, Hell)

"We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Christ, Old)

"You may make some mistakes-but that doesn't make you a sinner. You've got the very nature of God on the inside of you."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Nature, God, May, Mistakes)

"You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Change, Death, Life, Power, Tongue, Words, World)

"You can be happy where you are."
- Joel Osteen
"You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Church, Christ)

"When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Abundance, Being, Focus)

"It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Debt, Poverty, Prosperity, Will)

"I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Money, Want)

"To me, we're marketing hope."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Hope, Marketing)

"Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Faith, God, Fear, Enemy)

"Prospering just doesn't have to do with money."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Money)

"If you want to rear financial blessings, you have to sow financially."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Financial, Blessings, Want)

"People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: People, Future, Past)

"If we say it long enough eventually we're going to reap a harvest. We're going to get exactly what we're saying."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Harvest, Saying)

"I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Bible, Language, Principles)

"I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Heaven, Saying)

"I think God's justice is making wrongs right."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Justice, Right, Wrongs)

"God wants to bless us where we are."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God)

"If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey. He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Media, Today)

"God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Mistake)

"I think Bible principles are principles for life."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Life, Bible, Principles)

"God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Money, Destiny)

"I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Marriage, God)

"I don't want to just preach to the church. I feel like I have a broader message."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Church, Want)

"I have always believed in God."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God)

"I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Father, Decision)

"I don't go down the road of condemning."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Road)

"In the first quarter of the nineteenth century the experimental proof for the interdependence of the composition and properties of chemical compounds resulted in the theory that they are mutually related, so that like composition governs like properties, and conversely."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: First, Proof, Theory)

"I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things."
- Miranda Otto
(Related: Being)

"The argument we always used to use was that keeping records in the catalog was good for people that were coming new to the music, but I think that was talking over a ten year or fifteen year time span."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Time, Music, People, Argument, Talking)

"But I do feel a little teeny right now that I'm just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Autumn, Now, Past, Right, Winter)

"I've been with Life now for seventeen years and I have written several articles for them and will be doing more writing and do at least two assignments a year besides my writing."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Life, Now, Will, Writing, Years)

"Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces."
- Ann Patchett
(Related: Life, Wife, Being, Writing)

"And the fifteenth century was an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art that it consecrated everything with which art had to ad as a religious object."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Art, Age, Pursuit, Religious)

"The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed that by what it achieved."
- Walter Pater
"No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Religion, Christianity, Greece)

"The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies."
- James Patterson
(Related: People, Act, Cities, Teenagers)

"Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in, with, and under the natural processes of the world unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with all that the sciences have revealed since those debates of the nineteenth century."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: God, World)

"In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians, both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively the proposal of evolution."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Evolution)

"Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Heredity, Parents)

"I know that when I grew up I was pretty sheltered, and didn't come to understand much about the world until I was in my really late teens and early twenties, and that process continues."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Pretty, World)

"It was in New York, and I've always wanted to film in New York. And the writer was a teenage friend of mine. We did youth theatre together when we were 16 and always had a dream of making a film together. And ten years later, we've done it. So it's great."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Dream, Friend, Film, Teenage, Theatre, Writer, Years, Youth)

"Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates."
- John Pilger
(Related: Mission, Public, Sense, Service)

"Suppose you were working at your job one day, and you made a little mistake. Then all of a sudden a red light went on over your desk, and fifteen thousand people stood up and yelled at you that you sucked?"
- Jacques Plante
(Related: Mistake, People, Day, Job, Light)

"Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: History, Time, Culture, Importance, Thinking, Universe, Years)

"I was fourteen when Kissinger made his secret trip to China, and then there was subsequently Nixon's trip to China, and I was very much seized with an interest in China."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Interest, Nixon)

"Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it's so important to preserve your innocence."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Movies, Sex, Drugs, Innocence, May)

"Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Society, War, Politicians, Teenagers)

"I started writing when I was about thirteen."
- Al Purdy
(Related: Writing)

"Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians encouraged such treaties, and toward the end of the nineteenth century their number had increased considerably."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: End, Propaganda)

"I am convinced that when the history of international law comes to be written centuries hence, it will be divided into two periods: the first being from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century, and the second beginning with the Hague Conference."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: History, Beginning, Being, End, First, Law, Will)

"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
(Related: Development, America, Conflict, Country, Security)

"Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all. And I think I've been a good father to all of them."
- Anthony Quinn
(Related: Love, Father, Children)

"The New Age? It's just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds."
- James Randi
(Related: Age, Old)

"When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with. I don't write stories about the nineteenth century."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: People, First)

"I've made seventeen or eighteen films now, only two of which have been original screenplays, all the others have been based on short stories or novels, and I find the long short story ideal for adaptation."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Now)

"In fact when Sweet Honey was ten years old it was too big for me to run, and I knew it, but I ran it for another thirteen years because I couldn't convince other people to really do it. And this year, I'm not running it."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: People, Fact, Old, Running, Years)

"I'd gone professional when I was about seventeen."
- Noel Redding
"I had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did - meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, 'cause you yourself hadn't shown up yet."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Art, Belief, Acting, Actor, Actors, Meaning, Old, Years)

"Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood."
- John Edward Redmond
(Related: Act, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gentlemen, Irish, Parliament, Treachery, Years)

"During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Talent, Company, Participation, Project, Research, World, Years)

"At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut."
- Donna Rice
(Related: First, Television)

"Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk."
- Grantland Rice
(Related: Play, Will, Years)

"Being a teenager, I would think they were real strict, and I would get upset, but I'm glad they were like that. They didn't let us do whatever we wanted. We weren't allowed to date until we were, like, juniors in high school."
- Denise Richards
(Related: Being, School)

"From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Humor, Women)

"Since she got a cause and stopped being funny. I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model. And that ain't funny. No giggles there."
- Andy Richter
(Related: Funny, Being, Cause, Flowers, Tears, Teenagers)

"When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls."
- Rihanna
(Related: First, Girls)

"I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers, being free and exploring and making mistakes, but I did it in France. I did it privately."
- Molly Ringwald
(Related: Being, France, Mistakes, Teenagers)

"If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake."
- George Ripley
(Related: Mistake, Glory, Literary, Radical, Will)

"A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Man, Mistakes, Questions, Sleep, Woman)

"Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Life, Doctors, Drugs, Lawyers, School, Teenagers)

"If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near fourty."
- Chris Rock
(Related: Woman)

"I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Car, Dad, Mom, Money, Class, Middle class)

"I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Living)

"I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Years)

"Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball."
- Pete Rose
(Related: Baseball, Body, Doctors, Old, Play)

"Well, it so happens that I have had a spinal curvature since I was about thirteen and every once in a while that has given me some trouble, and at that time it began to kick up again. and occasionally I have to get into bed and nurse a severe backache."
- Ethel Rosenberg
(Related: Time, Bed, Trouble)

"I've been doing TV for fourteen years, and I've always had a fascination with the political business side. It's ruled my life. Ratings or no ratings have decided where I live, who I work with, and how long I'll be doing that particular job."
- Charlotte Ross
(Related: Business, Work, Life, Job, Years)

"We recorded our first CD, Sixteen Stone, with a small budget and never dreamed that we would enjoy such a high success. It was simply fantastic."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Success, First)

"When the START 2 treaty has been implemented - and remember it has not yet been ratified - we will be left with some 15,000 nuclear warheads, active and in reserve. Fifteen thousand weapons with an average yield of 20 Hiroshima bombs."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Bombs, Weapons, Will, Yield)

"A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!"
- Philip Roth
(Related: Man, Parents, Will)

"Whether you are sixteen or over sixty, remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist."
- Helena Rubinstein
(Related: Artist, Makeup)

"Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?"
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Men, Women, God, Feeling)

"Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Science, World)

"People - not just in their teenage years - hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready to have a real relationship."
- Keri Russell
(Related: Love, People, Fantasy, Teenage, Years)

"I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat."
- Babe Ruth
(Related: America)

"I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself. I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Time, School)

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Guitar, Painting)

"Sixteen million colors in your palette are hard for any artist, especially a beginner, to turn down."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Artist, Colors)

"But the eighteenth century, on the whole, loathed melancholy."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Melancholy)

"Just trying to get a film made which is always difficult no matter what kind of a budget you have. Not having a budget makes it even more difficult. Having nineteen days and no budget makes it extremely difficult."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Film, Trying)

"One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Day)

"The only thing that differentiates you and me from a couple of fourteen year old pyromaniacs is balistic glass!"
- Adam Savage
(Related: Old)

"A lot of the problems teenagers go through, it's better for them to go through them on their own. If you always have a crutch, you don't learn anything."
- Ben Savage
(Related: Problems, Teenagers)

"I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don't know where those efforts may lead."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Children, May)

"Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Music, Boredom, Listening)

"I don't think I want to play a teenager anymore."
- Devon Sawa
(Related: Play, Want)

"Final Destination was the closest thing I've done to a teen movie but it certainly had an edge to it."
- Devon Sawa
(Related: Teen)

"There were not fifteen people in the story department and twenty-five producers and stuff. And Roger had produced 1,000 movies and directed a couple of hundred, and their comments were always very, very specific."
- John Sayles
(Related: Movies, People)

"I'm still trying to re-create a Ray Charles concert that I heard when I was fifteen years old, and all my nerve endings were fried and transformed, and electricity shot through me."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Electricity, Old, Trying, Years)

"There have been times I almost got a persecution complex. I felt like people wouldn't let me grow up. They always saw me as a smiling kid or goofy teenager, no matter how much I'd changed."
- Rick Schroder
(Related: People, Persecution)

"I've been on the road for fifteen years and I had no intent to stop."
- Bon Scott
(Related: Road, Years)

"We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children."
- John Sculley
(Related: Family, Abuse, Children, Pregnancy, Teachers, Teenage)

"I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who, when they write their autobiographies, always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me, etc."
- George Seaton
(Related: People, Months, Old, Saying)

"Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: America, England, Religious, Years)

"I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn't know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Art, Ballet, Energy, School, Singing)

"I once made love for an hour and fifteen minutes, but it was the night the clocks are set ahead."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Love, Clocks, Night)

"A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible."
- Maria Sharapova
(Related: Thought, Hope, Career, Example, Tennis)

"The difficult thing about a pop record is that you're given guidelines: it has to have 3 choruses, and then it must be between 3 minutes fifteen seconds and three minutes forty-five seconds."
- Duncan Sheik
"So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Happiness, Creativity, Years)

"Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every Saturday morning to the nearest airport, ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars, and clean up the hangars."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Airplanes)

"Black music has become a commercial commodity. Live performances are not so accessible as they were previously. It use to be possible to go to the bar on the corner and hear music. It was available for a fifteen cent beer."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Music, Beer)

"As far as advice to potential teenage idols, there is no formula."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Advice, Formula, Idols, Potential, Teenage)

"The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Love, Life, May)

"Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that's Hollywood."
- Pauly Shore
(Related: Famous, Hollywood, Living, Night, School, Teenagers)

"The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Example, Parents, Teachers)

"Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death. You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother; how can young people deal with such tragedies?"
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Death, People, Brother, Loss, Teenagers)

"If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Teen, Leader, People, First, Leading, Population)

"I'm a big fan of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, they're my two favorites."
- Andrew Shue
"When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope."
- M. Night Shyamalan
(Related: Hope, Deep, Help, Will)

"It's never that hard for me to imagine what it must feel like to be someone else, whether it's an American teenage girl or a Japanese octogenarian man."
- Curtis Sittenfeld
(Related: American, Man, Teenage)

"Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man, black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Blind, Loss, Man, Rain, World)

"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!"
- Nikki Sixx
(Related: Authority, Resentment, Trying)

"I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns."
- Jimmy Smith
(Related: Kids)

"I heard Mr. Wild Bill Davis. I heard him play in 1930 and he told me that it would take me fifteen years just to learn the pedals, the pedals of the organ and I got mad."
- Jimmy Smith
(Related: Play, Years)

"As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances."
- Peter Snell
(Related: Idea, Career, Circumstances, Gold, Potential)

"I mean, I'm pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television."
- Brittany Snow
(Related: Life, People, Play, Pretty, Television)

"I love being a part of Aqua Teen."
- Dana Snyder
(Related: Love, Teen, Being)

"I did try to get a few of those teen high-school movies, but they just didn't like me. I guess I wasn't a certain type."
- Leelee Sobieski
(Related: Teen, Movies)

"I like to make all kinds of movies. I'd do 'Ocean's Thirteen' with the right script."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Movies, Right)

"I'm pretty sure this is it for the teen movie thing. It's so frustrating to read when you get to page 20 and you're like, Oy! It's the same thing again!"
- Marla Sokoloff
(Related: Teen, Pretty)

"I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I've read has taught me something."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Books, Old, Years)

"Back 20 years ago, I was recording with Bruce Springsteen, and his producer called me and said I had to be in the studio the next day to finish the sessions, and I couldn't. I had to be in court, in California. All this took like 10 years out of my life."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Life, Court, Day, Years)

"I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman at the head of the school which I attended from the age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half, was a born teacher in advance of her own times."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Age, School, Woman)

"I was always into music. I think everyone is when they're a teenager, as a way to drown out the world."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Music, World)

"They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time."
- Rick Springfield
(Related: Teen, Time, Idols, Marketing)

"No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Work, Values, Fans, Popularity)

"I tend to be a subscriber to the idea that you have everything you need by the time you're 12 years old to do interesting writing for most of the rest of your life - certainly by the time you're 18."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Life, Time, Idea, Old, Rest, Writing, Years)

"I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Art, Music, Work, Feelings, Film)

"I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Age, Faith, Writing)

"I'm a synthesist. I'm always making music. And I make a lot of different kinds of music all the time. Some of it gets finished and some of it doesn't."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, Time)

"If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Order, Play)

"In America everything's about who's number one today."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: America, Today)

"In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Father, Kids, Old, Voice, Years)

"In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Fun, Past, Songs)

"It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Friend, Company, Man, Skin)

"It's always felt natural, because I'm generally very comfortable with people."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: People)

"My only general rule was to steer away from things I played with the band over the past couple of tours. I was interested in re-shaping the Rising material for live shows, so people could hear the bare bones of that."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: People, Past)

"You can go from doing something quite silly to something dead serious in the blink of an eye, and if you're making those connections with your audience then they're going to go right along with it."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Eye, Right, Silly)

"Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, Respect)

"Talk about a dream, try to make it real."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Dream, Talk)

"The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: History, People, Audiences, Being, Result)

"The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, World)

"My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Chance, Civil rights, Gay, Lesbian)

"Your spoken voice is a part of it - not a big part of it, but it's something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what's otherwise difficult music."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, People, Voice)

"Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody's different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: First, Friends, Gay, Obvious)

"The only thing I can say about having this type of success is that you can get yourself in trouble because basically the world is set open for you. People will say yes to anything you ask, so it's basically down to you and what you want or need."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Success, People, Open, Trouble, Want, Will, World)

"Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Life, Success, Living, Trying)

"Yeah, my son likes a lot of guitar bands. He gave me something the other day which was really good. He'll burn a CD for me full of things that he has, so he's a pretty good call if I want to check some of that stuff out... The other two aren't quite into that yet."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Son, Day, Guitar, Pretty, Want)

"The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, World)

"When it comes to luck, you make your own."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Luck)

"When I first started in rock, I had a big guy's audience for my early records. I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid '80s."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: First)

"This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music)

"The release date is just one day, but the record is forever."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Day)

"But I think that your entire life is a process of sorting out some of those early messages that you got."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Life)

"But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Movies, Music, Books, Writing)

"From the beginning, I imagined I would have a long work life."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Life, Work, Beginning)

"Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, Acceptance, Tolerance)

"I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Being, Folk, Tradition)

"I have my ideas, I have my music and I also just enjoy showing off, so that's a big part of it. Also, I like to get up onstage and behave insanely or express myself physically, and the band can get pretty silly."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, Ideas, Pretty, Silly)

"I hadn't performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I'm with the band: to be moved, for something to happen to them."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: People)

"I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Imagination, Attention, Buying, Curiosity, Name)

"I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Success)

"I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, Being, Innocence, Loss)

"I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally - with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Life, Music, Family, Wife, Children, Influence, Living)

"Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Faith, Blind, Leaders, Will)

"Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown. Me and a few other guys were the town freaks- and there were many occasions when we were dodging getting beaten up ourselves."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Pretty)

"I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Art, Buying, Want)

"In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry."
- Danielle Steel
(Related: Poetry, Passion, Teenage, Years)

"I want to stay away from politics, or else I'll probably end up putting my size fifteen foot into my mouth."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Politics, End, Want)

"Most bands don't even last fourteen months let alone fourteen years."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Months, Years)

"There's just such a premium on hurrying, and the camera is the be all and end all, and the actors had better hurry up and get it right and get it done."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Actors, End, Right)

"There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look at a script and feel like, because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Actor, Arrogance, Will, Words)

"It's usually, my people speak to your people and then they speak around each other and trade calls for weeks."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: People, Trade)

"I was this person with this weird last name from New York that no one had ever heard of. But my screen test I guess, according to him, was the best. So I got the part, which was incredible."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Name)

"I take the fact that films cost a lot of money very seriously, but once in a while to have somebody say, This is a big scene, take your time with it, is important. That's John Sayles."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Money, Time, Fact)

"I know this is kind of corny, but we thought about renewing our vows again because I think my mom would really love it if we did that in Arkansas, where I came from."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Love, Mom, Thought)

"Anything to do with the South resonates with me, because I'm Southern."
- Mary Steenburgen
"I think that we need to look hard at our beliefs and be responsible about how we speak out."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Beliefs)

"It was a few days later I came out to Hollywood for a screen test, and so did a lot of other people. So, I really didn't think I would get it. I was definitely the one that was least likely to get it, because everyone else was an already established star."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: People, Hollywood)

"I'd already made the decision before I'd even read it-just because it was John Sayles. Then when I read it, the themes were actually themes that have been a big part of my life."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Life, Decision)

"I helped found Artists for New South Africa, but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa. Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Artists)

"The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Science)

"The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic, it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations, and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Aspirations, Ideals, Logic)

"When I was a teenager, I got into SF, quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing."
- George Stephen
(Related: Writing)

"Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen."
- James Stephens
(Related: Age, Men, Women)

"I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Life, Famous, Media, Name)

"I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories."
- Connie Stevens
(Related: Love, Teen, Being, Memories, Smile)

"Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Pretty)

"I never had teenage years. I guess because I was seen to be more adult than anybody around me."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Teenage, Years)

"My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and we're singing about mortality, getting older. It's an interesting time."
- Sting
(Related: Time, Friends, Mortality, Singing)

"On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Thought, Bombs, December)

"I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission. They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Time, Blood, Giving, Pain)

"When I'm with my friends' teenage children, I always say, 'Are your friends having sex yet?'"
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Sex, Children, Friends, Teenage)

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your own soul's doing."
- Marie Carmichael Stopes
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Credit, Will)

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing."
- Marie Stopes
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Credit, Will)

"In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved, indeed, many triumphs; but their great, their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought."
- Lytton Strachey
(Related: Thought, Literature, Writers)

"Maybe that's the whole teen oeuvre, you know covering people in disgusting bodily fluids and whatnot."
- Rider Strong
(Related: Teen, People)

"There can be no possible question that cold is felt much more keenly in the thin air of nineteen thousand feet than it is below."
- Hudson Stuck
(Related: Feet, Question)

"Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Courage, Facts, Words, Writing)

"Between 1939 and 1945 you produced weapons and war equipment valued at thirteen billion dollars, 70 per cent of which you shipped to your allies. The same process is going on today in Canada's much larger and growing industry."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: War, Canada, Today, Weapons)

"I was totally into jazz in my teens."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Jazz)

"As a matter of history, the Fourteenth Amendment was not understood to ban segregation on the basis of race."
- Cass Sunstein
(Related: History, Race)

"I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Songs, Teenagers)

"I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time - the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed."
- David Talbot
(Related: Age, Dreams, Politics, Time, Civil rights, Night, President)

"I knew I wanted to be a journalist ever since I was a teenager. While it is interesting and gratifying to be on the business side and to see how that all works, the main reason I kept a business role here was to protect the editorial integrity of Salon."
- David Talbot
(Related: Business, Integrity, Reason)

"Thirteen years I took on this last book."
- Gay Talese
(Related: Years)

"I work a seventeen hour day, and I'm personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Work, Day)

"Friday was Atlanta. That was fifteen bucks. Once a month, we made a six hundred mile trip from Indianapolis down to Atlanta, and at fifteen dollars, by the time you feed yourself and buy gasoline, you're minus about ten bucks."
- Lou Thesz
(Related: Time)

"I have more zits now than I did as a teenager. Stress zits."
- Tiffani Amber Thiessen
(Related: Now, Stress)

"I've just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record."
- Dylan Thomas
"Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Thought, Boys, Living, Teenage)

"If I haven't made myself clear, this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century."
- John Thorn
(Related: Events)

"On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Life, Work, Character, Consciousness, Intellect, Neglect, Study)

"I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40."
- James Thurber
(Related: Women, Example, Months, Trouble, Years)

"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)

"Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Eyes, Hollywood, Teenage)

"Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose. Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities, but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem."
- Charlene Tilton
(Related: God, Purpose, Self, Teenage)

"My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It's laid out for you. It's just up to you to walk it."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Teenage, Years)

"Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Teen, Music, Popular, Will)

"There isn't a dearth of it, but I will confess that it's harder for me to find songs on which I'm willing to invest anything from ten to fifteen hours writing an arrangement than it was in times past."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Past, Songs, Will, Writing)

"How many radio shows I did is lost to memory now; it's in the hundreds - maybe even close to being in the thousands - for the span of years from the time I was eight till I was about fifteen."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Time, Being, Memory, Now, Years)

"When I was a teenager there was no video in my country. Betamax came to Mexico very slowly."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Country)

"Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: History, Now, State, states, United)

"My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Home, Divorce, Years)

"I've had the same friends for ten, fifteen years."
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: Friends, Years)

"I've had this reoccurring dream for the last ten to fifteen years."
- Tommy Tune
(Related: Dream, Years)

"I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Idea, Being, Teenagers, Today)

"In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Land, Skin, Vote)

"But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?"
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humanity, Satan)

"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Age, Life)

"I met Rodney when I first moved to LA, so I'd say 20 years. He's the eternal teenager."
- Kathy Valentine
(Related: First, Years)

"I think there's a time in your life where you don't feel like you fit in. I think everyone has that when you're a teenager, especially, and especially in the society we live in."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: Life, Society, Time)

"I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen movies over and over again."
- Alexa Vega
(Related: Movies, Teen, Old)

"I'm happy to be on a show that's bridging that gap of 'Okay, I'm not a teenager anymore, I'm a man.'"
- Milo Ventimiglia
(Related: Man)

"Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls."
- Jules Verne
(Related: Land, Population)

"Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Advertising, American, World)

"People don't understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don't believe that's because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that's because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can't just keep taking from the land. You've got to give something back."
- Tom Vilsack
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Land, Military, Population)

"My house is a bit like a teenager's bedroom. The kind of pictures you have hanging up on your wall say a lot about you. I've got ones of Evel Knievel, Elvis and Starsky and Hutch, signed by David Soul."
- Tim Vine
(Related: Soul)

"When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Science, Time, Ideas, Consciousness, Fiction, Months, Now, Writing)

"I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Selling, Popular, Teenagers)

"Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Teen, Years)

"I won't play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars."
- Honus Wagner
(Related: Play)

"The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Time, Hope, Fighting, Freedom, Independence, Loss, Nation, Nations)

"Teen drug use went up dramatically in the 1990s."
- John Walters
(Related: Teen)

"There are now more teens going into treatment for marijuana dependency than for all other drugs combined."
- John Walters
(Related: Drugs, Now, Treatment)

"We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years, we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will go on to have problems later in life."
- John Walters
(Related: Life, Drugs, Kids, Problems, Teenage, Trying, Will, Years)

"We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free."
- John Walters
(Related: Interest)

"Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children - if you are worried about your teen and drugs, talk to them."
- John Walters
(Related: Teen, Children, Drugs, Influence, Parents, Research, Talk)

"Marijuana is a much bigger part of the American addiction problem than most people - teens or adults - realize."
- John Walters
(Related: People, Addiction, American)

"I was having my teens in my 30s."
- Julie Walters
"I'm more selective now I've got a family. I don't want to work all the time. My daughter's 12; I don't want to miss out on her life. Soon she'll be a teenager; she won't want me around."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Work, Family, Life, Time, Daughter, Now, Want)

"In fact I have a full page warning, right in the front of the book, that no one under the age of eighteen should read this book and no one should even turn the pages if they are sexually conservative or erotically deprived."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Age, Conservative, Fact, Right)

"But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books, especially in the Oxford summer term."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Books, Summer, Thinking)

"As far as intellectual training was concerned, my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Training, Years)

"I always make this joke that I know you were expecting to see the big skirts and the hoops. But that was a long time ago. Artists aren't always seen as real people. If you start out as a teenager, sometimes people want to keep you locked as that. But I'm a woman now."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Time, People, Artists, Now, Want, Woman)

"I was a normal, rather dutiful child. I didn't even rebel as a teenager."
- Emily Watson
"Whatever is said about roles drying up, I intend to keep working. Certainly now the roles couldn't be more interesting - playing mothers, divorcees. I think it's going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers. The longer your life, the deeper it gets."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Life, Mother, Mothers, Now, Play, Teenagers)

"It's the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Sex, Jokes, Teenage, University)

"I haven't really forgotten what it's like to be a teenager and how much it sucked."
- Ben Weasel
"My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Father, HusbChurch, Right)

"A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah, who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago. I'd been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen, so a lot of those songs are about her."
- Gene Ween
(Related: Months, Songs)

"My father was a pedant and a bully who cared about nobody, and I was not to see him until I was eighteen."
- George Weinberg
(Related: Father)

"I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that."
- Max Weinberg
(Related: Inspirational, People, Artist, Desire, Play, Will)

"In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong, and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong."
- William Weld
(Related: Government, Slavery, Wrong)

"We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Education, Graduation, Living, University)

"The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Body, Mob)

"'What's My Line' 1971 was a magical experience as I was still in my teens, and it was my first appearance. You know how they say you never forget 'your first'!"
- Randy West
(Related: Experience, Appearance, First, Forget)

"Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try to figure out just how many times they can kick us in the teeth while still taking our money."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Money, Nations, Teenagers)

"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war."
- E. B. White
(Related: Time, War, Father, Years)

"As a young teenager I looked desperately for things to read that might excuse me or assure me I wasn't the only one, that might confirm an identity I was unhappily piecing together."
- Edmund White
(Related: Identity)

"We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month. My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half below the freezing point, within doors."
- Gilbert White
(Related: Day, Deep, Snow)

"When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to let me return to Australia and at least see whether I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge."
- Patrick White
(Related: Life, Land, Parents)

"I came face to face with death at thirteen years old."
- Ryan White
(Related: Death, Old, Years)

"My name is Ryan White. I am sixteen years old. I have hemophilia, and I have AIDS."
- Ryan White
(Related: Name, Old, Years)

"Most movies are made today for teenage boys. Once in a while a good one comes along."
- Richard Widmark
(Related: Movies, Boys, Teenage, Today)

"Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Death, Facts, Vulgarity)

"I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, Father, God, Challenge, Direction, Now)

"The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, Women, Muslim, Alcohol, Challenge, Countries, Girls, Now, World)

"Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, America, Challenge, Prayer)

"Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Heart, Church, Spirit, Years)

"The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Men, Teen, Challenge, Houses, Training, World)

"Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Life, Teenage)

"I've been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Army)

"It is time... to end the long-standing and unproductive methodological debate over 'originalism' versus 'dynamism' or 'evolution' and focus instead on how, as a substantive matter, we should interpret the Constitution in the twenty-first century, and what it has to say on questions unimaginable to our eighteenth-century Framers."
- Diane Wood
(Related: Time, Constitution, Debate, End, Focus, Questions)

"For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?"
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Time, Body, Mind)

"I admire Bruce Springsteen because he's a heroic person who has lots of integrity and has this incredible body of work that is so vital."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Work, Body, Integrity)

"Anyone that has come to America past the age of eighteen will be able to understand when I say that you can never shake your accent."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Age, America, Past, Will)

"At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China, I made a living by working in a restaurant."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Living)

"About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden."
- Frank Yerby
(Related: Sea, Sun, Water)

"Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Enthusiasm, Habit)

"In a way, my past gives me a little credibility. Not that anybody cares what I did nineteen years ago, but I did have a career, and a legitimate one, before I met my husband."
- Pia Zadora
(Related: HusbCareer, Credibility, Past, Years)

"I was a stuntman for over fifteen years."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Years)

"Let me tell you something: I have members in my charter who, after paying their rent and house bills and taking care of their families, don't even have enough money left over to pay the fifteen dollars a week dues."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Money, Care)