Adolescence Quotes

Adolescence is that time when I think, it can be- it's the cruelest place on Earth. It can really be heartless.

Tori Amos

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

Jules Feiffer

Poetry is adolescence fermented and thus preserved

Jose Ortega y Gasset

You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.

John Ciardi

What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around.

Georges Bernanos

Adolescents never understand that the best way to avoid notice is to behave normally.

Orson Scott Card

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.

Earl Wilson

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.

Camille Paglia

Childhood is not only the childhood we really had but also the impressions we formed of it in our adolescence and maturity. That is why childhood seems so long. Probably every period of life is multiplied by our reflections upon the next.

Cesare Pavese

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

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills,responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence

Art Linkletter

So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition

Theodore Roethke

There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer.

Edward Hoagland

The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.

John Keats

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.

Carol Burnett

The interest in Lego may have come later. Certainly the grown-up Technic variant, with it gears and cogs and motors, fascinated me the most, and presumably some way into adolescence, as I remember constructing a colourful mechanical Wanking Machine during long periods upstairs in my room. The inevitable problem of round pegs and square holes sadly rendered this particular project fruitless, on many levels, but the manufacturers might like to take note of the idea when planning other themed kits for their teenage boy demographic.

Derren Victor Brown

I think if you left grownups to do what they really actually wanted most in the world to do, every single one of them would lie down and take a nap for the rest of their life. I know this because that's what every grownup does as soon as they're alone.

Orson Scott Card

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

Coco Chanel

Adolescence is the time in life when girls quit believing in fairy tales and start to believe in love.

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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