Teenager quotes

  • She's the coolest person in the world...I don't date what the person does...You know what I mean? I could have been a zitty teenager and walked into a Tower Records, and we would have talked about Pearl Jam, and we would have fallen in love when we were 15. And that's when you know. It's like, oh, my God, game over.... Listen, there are a lot of women in this country, in many countries, who date men for their money. Okay? That's despicable. Right? That's not what we're talking about here. Whatever does it for you, man.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Country #Teenager #Mean

  • I'm a teenager, but I'm independent - I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Inspirational #Teenager #School

  • I missed out on everything. Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies, going to concerts, and I get so jealous.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Teenager #Jealous #Sometimes

  • No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are.
    -- Aimee Teegarden

    #Growing Up #Teenager #Awkward

  • Older people say, 'Oh I loved you in 'Sense and Sensibility,'' and that's the only film they want to talk about. Equally, there are people who only want to talk about 'Galaxy Quest.' And there's a whole bunch of teenagers who only want to talk about 'Dogma.'
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Teenager #People #Quests

  • Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there's this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I'm in the middle ground - I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Teenager #Taken #Eye

  • When I was a teenager, if you'd asked me, I would have said I was in a relationship with New York City. It was my first real love.
    -- Aleksa Palladino

    #New York #Real #Teenager

  • If I was a fan of someone as a teenager, then it's OK for me to feel completely in awe when I meet them.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Teenager #Fans #Awe

  • To anyone else, Xavier's use of the word angel would have sounded like nothing more than a lovesick teenager professing his admiration. Only the two of us knew differently and now we both shared a secret- that brought us closer than ever. It was as if we had just sealed the bond between us, closed the gap, and made it final.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Teenager #Angel #Two

  • As a gymnast, you always wear spandex. Being a teenager wearing spandex? It was tough accepting how my body looked, especially if there was any weight gain.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Teenager #Weight #Body

  • What teenagers want most of all are social rewards, especially the respect of their peers.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Teenager #Peers #Want

  • I battled with my weight as a teenager, partly because there wasn't the information or conversation about how to live a healthy lifestyle.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Teenager #Healthy #Weight

  • Um…” Simon started slowly “at the risk of stating the obvious I feel I have to point out that Interpol has the worldʼs best database of international criminals.” “Thatʼs the idea ” Gabrielle said with a nod. “And I feel compelled to remind you that weʼre international criminals ” he finished but Kat was already smiling. “Donʼt worry Simon. Itʼs not like anyone in there knows it was a bunch of teenagers who robbed the Henley.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Teenager #Ideas #Worry

  • I didn't go nightclubbing much as a teenager in Bournemouth because my friends and I didn't have the money - but we spent a lot of time on the beach, having barbecues, and running into the sea in the middle of the night.
    -- Amanda Holden

    #Running #Beach #Teenager

  • I think I've been addicted to openness since long before my rock career. I was terrible as a teenager. I used to go out of my way to make people uncomfortable with personal details. I was always fascinated by the idea that we have these weird, random boundaries between what we do and don't show.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Teenager #Thinking #Rocks

  • although it has been said that idle hands are the devil's workshop, when it comes to teenagers, both idle and active hands are the devil's workshop.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Teenager #Hands #Devil

  • 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.
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Inspirational #Teacher #Teenager

  • Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death. You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother; how can young people deal with such tragedies?
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Brother #Teenager #Loss

  • I wasn't cut out to be an opera singer, but it was a nice fantasy for a teenager growing up in Hungary during the Stalinist era.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Growing Up #Nice #Teenager

  • I know what it's like to finish the laundry and to look in the basket five minutes later and it's full again. I know what it's like to pull all the groceries in, and see the teenagers run through, and all of a sudden, all of the groceries you just bought a few hours ago are gone.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Running #Teenager #Looks

  • You can relax more when you're playing a silly character than when you're playing a really rigid character. But to be fair, I think George Clooney is a bigger teenager than any of the 'Twilight' cast. He's the guy throwing a football at your head and then hiding around the corner, pretending it wasn't him!
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Football #Teenager #Silly

  • I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks. When I was a teenager, I was an ultra-late bloomer, and my mom would say it was a blessing, because it means you never have to wonder if guys are only interested in you because you’ve got boobs. I would have been thrilled if guys were interested in me because of my boobs! Similarly, I think I’m lucky that I’ve never had a crisis about whether the only reason I’m successful is because I’m crazy hot. It’s not something that crosses my mind.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Mom #Crazy #Teenager

  • My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager.
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Teenager #Dresses #Want

  • Everything about being a teenager and not feeling like you fit in is just magnified by being a mutant!
    -- Anna Paquin

    #Teenager #Feelings #Acting

  • I've been a feminist since I was a teenager, but originally it was because I wanted to make the world a better place for me.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Teenager #Feminist #World

  • I just wanted to fit in as a teenager, but it was hopeless.
    -- Anne Beatts

    #Teenager #Hopeless #Fit

  • But the pop-up suburb has an incomplete feel to it like something that just wasn't right, wasn't quite real, almost like a movie set. When people raised families in that sterile environment, it produced directionless children who became directionless teenagers, then directionless adults. With no roots, no past to stand on, you got hollow kids.
    -- Anne Frasier

    #Children #Real #Teenager

  • When I was a teenager, I was trying to please people. I kept changing who I was to please the people I was with. And so once I just decided I wasn't going to do that anymore. I was going to live my life to please God. And so from that day to this, that's been my aim. Some people don't understand, but you can't please everybody anyway.
    -- Anne Graham Lotz

    #Teenager #People #Trying

  • Teenagers who do not go to church are adored by God, but they don't get to meet some of the people who love God back.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Inspirational #Teenager #People

  • Life with most teenagers was like having a low-grade bladder infection. It hurts, but you had to tough it out.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Hurt #Teenager #Tough

  • A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money.
    -- Anne Northup

    #Teenager #People #Common

  • I'm a post-Abner Jay kind of guy mixed with Roger Corman and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.
    -- Anthony Braxton

    #Teenager #Guy #Roger

  • You know what's the worst? Being a 16 year old girl who loves a famous Singer, not solely for his looks, but because you truly believe he is talented and devoted and you agree deeply with his message. Because no matter how intelligently and fully you can express that, people will assume you're just a silly teenager who thinks a famous guy is cute.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Cute #Girl #Teenager

  • As a teenager I was obsessed with music and with writing and performing songs.
    -- Anthony Minghella

    #Song #Teenager #Writing

  • Teenagers are like atoms when they're moving at hundreds of miles an hour and bouncing off each other. Everybody's got such a crazy hormonal drive and reacting to each other differently and getting upset over little things. High school puts all these potential explosions in one place.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #Crazy #Teenager #Moving

  • There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know.
    -- Arabella Weir

    #Kindness #Teenager #School

  • The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.
    -- Armistead Maupin

    #New York #Teenager #Years

  • As a teenager and even still now being 21, it's always love questions - it's always so confusing.
    -- Ashlee Simpson

    #Teenager #Confusing #Stills

  • When I was a teenager, I thought nothing would ever happen to me because my childhood was so normal. I had this complex of normality.
    -- Audrey Tautou

    #Teenager #Childhood #Normal

  • My instinct was always have your gun in your hand. Especially when you are telling somebody to do something. But, in fact, the police academy discourages this. They feel your gun should rarely, if ever, be brought out of its holster. Most certainly not when children are involved, which is exactly when I saw myself using my gun most often. A truant teenager loitering outside a movie theater is going to be far more motivated to return to school when he has the barrel of a .45 pressed against his cheek.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Children #Teenager #School

  • In 1985 as a teenager in Kenya, I was an adamant member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Teenager #Brotherhood #Kenya

  • The thing about youthful offenders is that no one seems to care about them. Most people don't like adolescents - even the good ones can be snarky and unpleasant. Combine the antipathy we feel toward the average teenager with the fear inspired by youth violence, and you have a population that no one wants to deal with.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Teenager #Average #People

  • As a teenager, I had to struggle alone to learn about myself and what it meant to be gay. Now for [48] years I've had the satisfaction of working with other gay people all across the country to get the bigots off our backs, to oil the closet door hinges, to change prejudiced hearts and minds, and to show that gay love is good for us and for the rest of the world too. It's hard work---but it's vital, and it's gratifying, and it's often fun!
    -- Barbara Gittings

    #Country #Fun #Teenager

  • When I was a teenager in New York, I was buying antique clothes. I still am.
    -- Barbra Streisand

    #New York #Teenager #Clothes

  • In certain ways, I'm not very different than I was when I was a teenager.
    -- Barry Commoner

    #Teenager #Different #Way

  • I had long hair when I was a teenager.
    -- Beck

    #Teenager #Hair #Long

  • My first published novel was written for teenagers, and there were rules laid down by the publisher: no sex, no smoking, no swearing. I blew up entire solar systems, I consigned billions of people to horrible death; they didn't seem to mind that at all. But no hanky-panky.
    -- Ben Bova

    #Sex #Teenager #People

  • Sometimes I have to pause to make the distinction between Ben the teenager and Ben the businessman.
    -- Ben Casnocha

    #Teenager #Sometimes #Distinction

  • Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
    -- Ben Lindsey

    #Inspirational #Growing Up #Teenager

  • A lot of the problems teenagers go through, it's better for them to go through them on their own. If you always have a crutch, you don't learn anything.
    -- Ben Savage

    #Teenager #Problem #Crutches

  • Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas. They're branches of the same tree. People who wantonly rocket our cities and want to conduct mass killings. And when they can, they murder children, teenagers, shoot them in the head. Throw people from the sixth floor, their own people. ... They're the enemies of peace, they're the enemies of Israel, they're the enemies of all civilized countries. And I believe they're the enemies of the Palestinians themselves.
    -- Benjamin Netanyahu

    #Country #Children #Teenager

  • I write with teenagers in mind.
    -- Bernard Beckett

    #Teenager #Writing #Mind

  • Edward Abbey said you must brew your own beer; kick in you Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it. I already had a good start. As a teenager in rural Maine, after we came to America, I had learned hunting, fishing, and trapping in the wilderness. My Maine mentors had long ago taught me to make home brew. I owned a rifle, and I'd already built a log cabin. The rest should be easy. I thought I'd give it a shot.
    -- Bernd Heinrich

    #Teenager #Home #Beer

  • I didn't like the way I looked, the way I dressed and moved, what I achieved and what I felt I was worth. But there was so much energy in me, such belief that one day I'd be handsome and clever and superior and admired, such anticipation when I met new people and new situations. Is that what makes me sad? The eagerness and belief that filled me then and exacted a pledge from life that life could never fulfill? Sometimes I see the same eagerness and belief in the faces of children and teenagers and the sight brings back the same sadness I feel in remembering myself.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Children #Clever #Teenager

  • Teenagers travel in droves, packs, swarms. ... To the librarian, they're a gaggle of geese. To the cook, they're a scourge of locusts. To department stores, they're a big beautiful exaltation of larks ... all lovely and loose and jingly.
    -- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

    #Beautiful #Attitude #Teenager

  • When I was a teenager I would lock myself in the bathroom for hours, bouffanting my hair like Patty Duke and trying to recreate Barbra Streisand's flawless eyeliner, only to comb it all out and wash it all off before stepping out into the world a butchish bisexual teen.
    -- Beth Ditto

    #Teenager #Bisexual #Hair

  • As a young child, being different is isolating, and as a teenager it's humiliating. I wish I had been able to stand out with more confidence when I was a child, and especially when I was a teenager. I was different, but it wasn't always a conscious choice, and it often made me miserable. But I'm all grown up now, and so are you. Today, difference is your strength, your power, and your trademark. It's your signature. It can still be difficult to be different--sometimes even harder than it used to be. Even so, it's time to embrace being yourself. It's time to be authentic.
    -- Bethenny Frankel

    #Being Yourself #Children #Teenager

  • I'm a teenager trapped in an old body.
    -- Betty White

    #Teenager #Body

  • I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.
    -- Beverley Mitchell

    #Teenager #Thinking #Gossip

  • When I was a teenager, I read the bible cover-to-cover, and I found the Old Testament, it's a pretty bloody history book.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Teenager #Book #Old Testament

  • I didn't rebel as a child. I missed that angry teenager thing.
    -- Billy Crystal

    #Children #Teenager #Rebel

  • When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore.
    -- Bjork

    #Teenager #Rocks #Iceland

  • A child needs to be listened to and talked to at 3 and 4 and 5 years of age. Parents should not wait for the sophisticated conversation of a teenager.
    -- Bob Keeshan

    #Children #Teenager #Years

  • Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.
    -- Bob Phillips

    #Teenager #Night #Age

  • I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults.
    -- Bobby Vinton

    #Teenager #Adults #Records

  • Teenagers also sometimes think, 'What's the use? The world will soon be blown all apart and come to an end.' That feeling comes from fear, not from faith. No one knows the hour or the day (see D&C 49:7), but the end cannot come until all of the purposes of the Lord are fulfilled. Everything that I have learned from the revelations and from life convinces me that there is time and to spare for you to carefully prepare for a long life.
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Teenager #Thinking #Long

  • Every teenager feels a wanting, a desire for something more, to be heard, to be seen.
    -- Brad Falchuk

    #Teenager #Desire #Heard

  • Just because you have teenagers in a movie doesn't make it a teen movie.
    -- Brendan Fehr


  • Fantasy is literature for teenagers.
    -- Brian Aldiss

    #Teenager #Literature #Fantasy

  • Dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.
    -- Bristol Palin

    #Dad #Nice #Teenager

  • I'm excited for people to realize that I'm 25 years old and not a teenager anymore... even though I still look 18 and can't get into a bar to save my life!
    -- Brittany Snow

    #Teenager #Years #People

  • I understand and get when kids and teenagers feel like they're alone and it's not going to get better. My advice is that there is a support system out there, there are a lot of people who have been through what you're going through and are going through it now.
    -- Brittany Snow

    #Teenager #Kids #People

  • 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.
    -- Brittany Snow

    #Teenager #Real #Mean

  • I got involved in improv comedy. It settled me down when I was getting wild. I was sort of an evil teenager smashing up my cars and drinking and driving, let's just say, a lot.
    -- Bruce McCulloch

    #Teenager #Drinking #Evil

  • I think the Russian government is right to be concerned with propaganda on teenagers who are at the age of struggling through sexual identity issue and we should help to channel these urges in productive behavior. Heterosexuality is God’s design. Policies that encourage young people to think this are good ideas.
    -- Bryan Fischer

    #Teenager #Struggle #Thinking

  • As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar.
    -- Buffy Sainte-Marie

    #Teenager #Guitar #Painting

  • I had no style when I was 17! I look at teenagers now and say, 'I wish I'd looked like them when I was that age.' I had no style whatsoever, but style also wasn't as prominent as it is today. I was just very laid back, usually wearing jeans and tank tops and flip flops.
    -- Candace Cameron

    #Teenager #Jeans #Style

  • That's great because I know as a teenager, I didn't relate to a TV series where all people do is cheerlead and drink sodas on the weekend. So I think it'll be great if it can be seen by a few people at least.
    -- Caroline Dhavernas

    #Teenager #Weekend #Thinking

  • I'd like a pop-up magazine with 45 articles on Russell Crowe. I'm like a teenager. I'd have 'Teen Beat' if I could, for grown-ups.
    -- Caroline Rhea

    #Teenager #Magazines #Beats

  • My inner rock chick has always been there. I grew up listening to a lot of rock music through my sisters, who were teenagers while I was young, so they had control of the radio.
    -- Carrie Underwood

    #Teenager #Rocks #Listening

  • John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks.
    -- Carter Burwell

    #Teenager #Firsts #Film

  • I don't want to be a man," said Jace. "I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead." "Well," said Luke, "you're doing a fantastic job.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Jobs #Teenager #Humor

  • I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!
    -- Catherine Bell

    #Girl #Teenager #Character

  • I write books for all age groups - young kids, teenagers and adults - because I get a range of different ideas.
    -- Catherine Jinks

    #Teenager #Book #Writing

  • I'd never really babysat. I feel like I'm Blair, or 'Gossip Girl.' A teenager, basically - and now suddenly I'm a mom?
    -- Cecily von Ziegesar

    #Girl #Mom #Teenager

  • Back in my days as a children's book editor, my superiors caught on to the fact that teenagers were using the Internet to gossip about each other, and thought it might be nifty to develop a series of books about an anonymous high-school blogger who gossips about her classmates. The concept was passed on to me.
    -- Cecily von Ziegesar

    #Children #Teenager #Book

  • I know hate is a strong word and everything, but its okay: we're teenagers.
    -- Cecily von Ziegesar

    #Strong #Hate #Teenager

  • I was a misfit, but I think most teenagers feel that way. I don't care if you were a popular jock or the kid who spent his lunch hours in a stairwell reading a book, we all seem to have dealt with insecurities of one kind or another throughout our high school years.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Teenager #Reading #Book

  • Books and music saved me as a teenager because it was through them that I realized that I wasn't alone in my obsessive love for words and music.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Teenager #Book #Obsessive

  • Music’s the soundtrack of my life and has been since I was a teenager. There’s always music. If I’m not playing it, I’m listening to it. With my writing…sometimes it inspires a story, sometimes it highlights something I’m working on, sometimes it simply helps me stay in the narrative mood.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Teenager #Writing #Inspire

  • I was born looking older - and I've been aging since I was a teenager.
    -- Charles Durning

    #Teenager #Aging #Born

  • Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.
    -- Charles Stanley

    #Mom #Baby #Teenager

  • I was a geek who thought I was cool. I didn't hang out with a particular clique, but with different people from different cliques. I was a total nerd, trying to fit in. Luckily, I found music and that was my niche. That sorta took me out of my geekdom. I was never invited to parties as a teenager - I turned up with the popular people. That's where the lyrics to 'Guilty By Association' came from.
    -- Chester Bennington

    #Teenager #Party #People

  • When I was a teenager, 'Playboy' was the most interesting magazine in the world, and not just for the playmates. I liked the interviews and the stories, and all that, but nowadays most of the stuff in there doesn't interest me.
    -- Chester Brown

    #Teenager #Interesting #Interviews

  • I had to do something. A young man came into my home for protection. Is he dangerous? No. Is he a spy? No. Is he a traitor? No. He's just a Jewish teenager who wants to leave.
    -- Chiune Sugihara

    #Teenager #Home #Men

  • When I was a teenager, I was really into hair; I dyed it different colours and had loads of haircuts. I shaved my head when I was 17 - it was pretty radical!
    -- Chloe Sevigny

    #Teenager #Hair #Different

  • I have made a career of creating characters who fight school authority and chomp at the bit to get out into the 'real' world and live their lives, mostly because that's the kind of teenager I was.
    -- Chris Crutcher

    #Teenager #Real #Character

  • I wanted to be a martial arts film star when I was a teenager.
    -- Chris Daughtry

    #Art #Stars #Teenager

  • I am critical of myself like everyone else. You go to a movie theater and you are forty feet high. I had bad skin as a teenager and I am a shy person, but I think I am in the perfect business to fight my insecurities. You have to learn to love yourself and say 'I am pretty cool' instead of being so critical. You can easily fall into the trap of doing that.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Teenager #Fall #Love You

  • When I was a little girl - well, like, a teenager - I wanted to be Sam Jackson. I always wanted to be men.
    -- Christina Ricci

    #Girl #Teenager #Men