It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e. e. cummings
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.
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.
John C. Maxwell
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Youth is the trustee of prosperity.
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.
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
John B. S. Haldane
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
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.
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.
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.
My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.
Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
Laurence J. Peter
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.
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
All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
Everybody is a teenage idol.
I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.
Constance Baker Motley
I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with, but you can't go back to them and be one of them again, no matter how hard you try.
If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
So many people try to grow up too fast, and it's not fun! You should stay a kid as long as possible!
Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.
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.
When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
You've got to grow up sometime.
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.
Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
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.
This generation has given up on growth. They're just hoping for survival.
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 liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl.
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