Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl.
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.
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
Everybody is a teenage idol.
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
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.
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.
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.
As I’ve said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager.
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.
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.
All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
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.
Adolescence isn’t just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.