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I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.
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
I was a handful growing up.
I want to help middle-school girls stay interested in math and be good at it, and see it as friendly and accessible and not this scary thing. Everyone else in society tells them it's not for them. It's for nerdy white guys with pocket protectors.
Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
Fred G. Gosman
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.
Female adolescence is - universally - an emotionally and psychologically intense period.
I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
This generation has given up on growth. They're just hoping for survival.
I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
Everybody is a teenage idol.
I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.
The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is. The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
Louise J. Kaplan
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.
As I've said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager.
Joe Bob Briggs
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.
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.
I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things.
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.
I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
My own experience being bullied - it made me a more compassionate person. It made me more sympathetic to the adolescent experience.
When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
John F. Kennedy
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