Adolescence is that time when I think, it can be- it's the cruelest place on Earth. It can really be heartless.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
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.
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence
Poetry is adolescence fermented and thus preserved
So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition
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.
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.
Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
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.
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Adolescence is the time in life when girls quit believing in fairy tales and start to believe in love.
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.
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.
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.
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