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I'm still secretly a bit of a punk. Love The Clash and a bit of the Pistols. I guess as I've got older I've chilled out a bit. But, my teenage angst is still stirring somewhere!
The trap in Hamlet is he's the most passive of Shakespeare's characters. He's not a Richard III, not out there taking a lot of action. It's a lot of asides and soliloquies where he's wrapped in angst, and that's not a very interesting character.
I loved the Cure and Bauhaus and the Smiths. The people in my town weren't privy to that kind of music and I got abused. I discovered the microphone to get out some of that angst.
It's much easier to write when you're sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from.
My idea is to bring out the inner child that my generation has inside, which does not go to sleep because of so much angst over the day-to-day routine. With so much going on, you start tuning out emotions and surprises.
Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea.
Sports are the ultimate secular religion. Instead of being worried about whether your kids will be okay or how your job is going, you have your team, and you can focus all of your angst and your hopes and dreams on your team. I am in no way saying it always relieves any of this!
To this day, I still would choose the angst over something easier, when I really don't have to.
It's going to be interesting to watch presidential elections in around 2040, when voters can dig up candidates' teenage angst pics and posts from old social media and discussion forum archives.
What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive.
Jay Alan Sekulow
I do not have the angst and the anxiety of my youth. I've gotten to a place where I'm very comfortable with who I am.
As a reader, I'm often put off by authors and story-lines without families or children and all of the angst and joy they bring with them.
C. J. Box
My cartoon strips in college strived to have the Schulzian mix of surrealism and Charlie Brown angst. A bit of that combo shows up in 'Up.'
Music used to be a lot more about angst for me. Now it's the only form of meditation I do.
Obama's stern demeanor punctuated by intermittent flashes of his wide, relaxing smile is his greatest weapon in defusing pent-up angst.
I had teen angst for a while, but I think every teenager has the angst.
There was a time when a musician was forced to act in a video. Seeing a singer step too far outside of his comfort zone to pour all of his high-school-drama angst into a poorly scripted scenario was a sight to behold.
I started writing diaries, and mine were horrible. Oh, the monotony. Oh, the angst. I said, 'I don't want anyone to find these!' I destroyed them.
I wasn't a very academic kid, and music was the way for all that feeling and angst and sex and love and anger to be channelled.
I used to make fun of young people when I was 17 - the angst, the insecurities, all those tattoos.
It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married - those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30s, so now there's like this extra 10 years of that angst.
You can't be angsty all day or else it becomes a sort of pale angst.
We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new.
I was, like, this token teen angst child of Broadway. It's so funny. What is that? I don't even know. But I loved it.
When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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