Adolescence Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Adolescence

#1. I am invariably and have been since adolescence inimical to the Republican mind which shows at the most inflated size the bad qualities of the bourgeoisie rather than the good qualities of the middle class which the Democrats call forth. - Author: Janet Flanner
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#2. These things were in my mind from the first moment I entered the vocal booth. The gratitude I had for rock and roll as it pulled me through a difficult adolescence. The joy I experienced when I danced. The moral power I gleaned in taking responsibility for one's action.
Patti Smith - Author: Patti Smith
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#3. Based on my own experience, when you're going through adolescence you don't know how the world works. You can't set a story in the world you live in because you don't know what a utility bill is, or how to budget your paycheck. - Author: Patton Oswalt
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#4. Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer. - Author: Deborah Bull
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#5. Apathetic in my adolescence,
my heart is fluorescent. It flickers
like liquor store lights in the ghetto. - Author: Kris Kidd
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#6. Adolescence can be a time of turmoil and turbulence, of stress and storm. Rebellion against authority and against convention is to be expected and tolerated for the sake of learning and growth. - Author: Haim Ginott
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#7. It's about transitioning from adolescence, when you live together with parents and see each other every day, to the era when you don't live together and start to grow apart and have to figure out how you're going to have an adult relationship. - Author: K.M. Soehnlein
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#8. It turns out that having a best friend during adolescence is an important part of becoming a well-adjusted adult. Those without one are more likely to be bullied and marginalized and to carry these experiences into becoming disagreeable adults. - Author: Daniel J. Levitin
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#9. Just as a cooling pot gives off heat, so all through youth and adolescence we give off calories of virtue. That's what's called ingenuousness. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#10. 'Great Expectations' was an important novel in my adolescence. It was very much one of those emblematic novels that made me wish I could write like that. It helped that my models as a writer were dead over a hundred years before I began to write. - Author: John Irving
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#11. Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts. - Author: Mary Pipher
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#12. High school was great when it ended. - Author: Jennifer Stone
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#13. He was fiercely beautiful in the way some young males are, as if their whole being were being lived through their eyes, and their large noses, and their ungainly limbs. - Author: Eloisa James
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#14. We must be careful not to discourage our twelve-year-olds by making them waste the best years of their lives preparing for examinations. - Author: Freeman Dyson
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#15. To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive. - Author: Jane Austen
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#16. I have decided to keep a full journal, in the hope that my life will perhaps seem more interesting when it is written down. - Author: Sue Townsend
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#17. Why, I wondered, do people who at one time or another have all been young themselves, who ought therefore to know better, generalize so suavely and so mendaciously about the golden hours of youth? That period of life when every sorrow seems permanent and every setback insuperable. - Author: Vera Brittain
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#18. I was a serious comic collector and fanboy as a kid. I wanted very badly to draw comic books for a lot of my childhood and early adolescence. So when you have an unfulfilled dream like that, when years later you find yourself in a position to make a graphic novel - hell yeah, I'm going to do that. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#19. Having children truly ends adolescence. We are all either parents or children: responsibility-takers or those who demand from others. - Author: Ben Shapiro
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#20. You can certainly extend your adolescence. There's people that are very good at extending it indefinitely. - Author: Ben Mendelsohn
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#21. The hardest thing about adolescence is that everything seems too big. There's no way to get context or perspective, ... Pain and joy without limits. No one can live like that forever, so experience finally comes to our rescue. We come to know what we can endure, and also that nothing endures. - Author: Sara Paretsky
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#22. It is only by starting at an unusually young age and by practicing with such ferocious devotion that it is possible to accumulate ten thousand hours while still in adolescence. Far from being an exception to the ten-thousand-hour rule, Mozart is a shining testament to it. - Author: Matthew Syed
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#23. solipsism of adolescence with its wild enthusiasms, - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#24. I was peace pipes and treaties. My style was to talk and duck. It was an animal tactic, playing dead in hopes that the predators would move to an actual fight. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#25. It is idle to talk of civil liberties to adults who were systematically taught in adolescence that they had none; and it is sheer hypocrisy to call such people freedom loving. - Author: Edgar Friedenberg
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#26. But I could not fully admit it, even then. The way Suzanne's face looked as she watched him - I wanted to be with her. I thought that loving someone acted as a kind of protective measure, like they'd understand the scale and intensity of your feelings and act accordingly. - Author: Emma Cline
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#27. It is as if, to every period of history, there corresponded a privileged age and a particular division of human life: "youth" is the privileged age of the seventeenth century, childhood of the nineteenth, adolescence of the twentieth. - Author: Philippe Aries
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#28. Adolescence is a skin we never quite shed. - Author: Tom McNeal
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#29. A large part of my adolescence was spent doing my very best to draw attention to myself. - Author: Rufus Sewell
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#30. We don't do all our growing up between birth and adolescence or even our twenties. If we're fortunate, we never stop. - Author: Diane Guerrero
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#31. I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head. - Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
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#32. Girls get their boobs and forget they were ever so gutsy and smart. Boys, too, can display their own brand of clever and funny behavior, but let them get that first erection and they go complete moron for the next sixty years. For both genders, adolescence occurs as a kind of Ice Age of Dumbness. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#33. I've been writing poems since I was sixteen. Back then, poems were an obvious release for all the frustrations and anxieties associated with adolescence. Mostly, they were a way for me to impress girls, even though I never remember any girls being impressed. - Author: Tony Magistrale
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#34. We see a first generation going through adolescence knowing their every misstep, all the awkward gestures of their youth, are being frozen in a computer's memory. - Author: Sherry Turkle
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#35. Sex begins before adolescence, and survives sterility; it is indeed coeval with our lives, although at the mating age its effects are more obvious to Society. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#36. The phrase 'Boys will be boys,' reflects that a male child is expected to be unpredictable and occasionally troublesome. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#37. Apart from a period of crisis during my adolescence, when my voice was changing and I could not tame it - it was like a kicking foal that does not listen to reason - I have always been told I have a pleasant and recognizable voice. - Author: Andrea Bocelli
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#38. Speaking figuratively, the study of theology often produces overgrown youths whose internal organs have not correspondingly developed. This is a characteristic of adolescence. There is actually something like theological puberty. - Author: Helmut Thielicke
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#39. A lot of men not only fear emotional pain, they are afraid to be transparent and vulnerable. To let an outsider even glimpse their confusion or suffering is a taboo that starts in adolescence and becomes more entrenched with adulthood. - Author: Michael R. French
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#40. Adolescence is a dreadful period. We tend to notice those youngsters who misbehave and call attention to themselves, but there are others, equally miserable, who receive no help simply because they are silent. (41) - Author: Stephen Dobyns
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#41. I decided I wanted to be a painter, and then that moved into wanting to be an animator. By adolescence, I just wanted it to be something that was important ... something that would make a difference in people's lives or leave an imprint in history. - Author: Evangeline Lilly
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#42. A single message from space will show that it is possible to live through technological adolescence ... It is possible that the future of human civilization depends on the receipt of interstellar messages. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#43. Life after 50 or 60 is itself another country, as different as adolescence is from childhood, or as adulthood is from adolescence - and just as adventurous. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#44. In my adolescence, I think I felt very outcast; I felt lonely. I felt great loneliness, and sometimes I wouldn't partake in Christmas, and I would go off and wander in the streets of Melbourne. - Author: Michael Leunig
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#45. Standing in the line at the food court, I try to be myself. But I forget how I usually stand when I'm myself. - Author: Susane Colasanti
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#46. In my adolescence, love, as I think for most of us, was a tremendous focus. I wanted to find the perfect partner. I did and married her. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#47. 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. - Author: Georges Bernanos
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#48. After all, there was something rather pleasant in knowing that you were misunderstood. It made you feel different from everyone else. - Author: Henry Handel Richardson
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#49. I'm most disturbed by the theory of rubber resilience in children; as if its much easier to bounce back with youth. I see them more like Steel. When heated, they can be bent either which way. But if it's not corrected by the time things cool down, they can be forever changed. - Author: Zack W. Van
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#50. In our house we say 'adolescence' is a western word. We don't believe in it. - Author: Mira Nair
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#51. We're teenagers," Sylvia said. "we're all depressed. - Author: Kimberly McCreight
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#52. I am empty space, and I am the light that illuminates that space. - Author: Joshua Gaylord
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#53. Adolescence involves our nutty-desperate-ecstatic-rash psychological efforts to come to terms with new bodies and outrageous urges. - Author: Judith Viorst
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#54. Adolescence-is it the first time in life we discover that we have something terrible to hide from those who love us? - Author: John Irving
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#55. The meaningful role of the father of the bride was played out long before the church music began. It stretched across those years of infancy and puberty, adolescence and young adulthood. That's when she needs you at her side. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#56. My father worked for the Foreign Office, so he was away a lot of the time. We were a very volatile family. There was a lot of love and a lot of conflict. The conflict kicked in mostly during my adolescence. - Author: Amanda Donohoe
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#57. Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action. - Author: David Sobel
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#58. So it was a crossroads summer, when the universe seemed to stand perilously still like an egg wobbling on a precipice, a regular rite of passage summer that saw us traverse the hazardous divide between the illusions of boyhood and the far more pernicious deceptions of maturity, et cetera. - Author: Sol Luckman
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#59. The truth remains that, after adolescence has begun, "words, words, words," must constitute a large part, and an always larger part as life advances, of what the human being has to learn. - Author: William James
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#60. When you're in your twenties in a new city where no one's from here, we're all sort of orphans. The only people that you can count on our bunch of people that you work with and that you know. You're only as good as the reliability of that latticework. - Author: Dave Eggers
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#61. Our teen-agers withdrew to their bedrooms on their thirteenth birthday and didn't show themselves to us again until it was time to get married. - Author: Erma Bombeck
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#62. Once in my room I don't have a goddamn clue what to do. - Author: Kelly Thompson
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#63. I went through this delayed-adolescence thing. I didn't want to be tied down to a family. - Author: Randy Quaid
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#64. Massachusetts is the first state in America to reach full adulthood. The rest of America is still in adolescence. - Author: Uwe Reinhardt
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#65. Having your adolescence at an all-male boarding school is just crap. - Author: Benedict Cumberbatch
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#66. When faced with a challenge, happy families, like happy people, just add a new chapter to their life story that shows them overcoming the hardship. This skill is particularly important for children, whose identity tends to get locked in during adolescence. - Author: Bruce Feiler
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#67. Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride. - Author: Ron Taffel
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#68. What is adolescence without trash? - Author: Evelyn Waugh
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#69. One thing I feel is this: that a great deal of poetry is the product of adolescence-or of an emotionally adolescent frame of mind: and that as this state of mind changes, poetry is likely to dry up. - Author: James Agee
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#70. My adolescence was quite miserable, when I look back on it, at least my early part of my adolescence. Because there was anti-Semitism in Peoria, and I didn't feel that when I was in elementary school. - Author: Betty Friedan
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#71. Peer pressure accounts for much of the promiscuous sex in high schools and colleges. "Conform or get lost." Since no one enjoys losing friends or being cast out of his own circle, peer pressure - especially during the years of adolescence - is an almost irresistible force. - Author: Billy Graham
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#72. In the early '90s, I was finishing up my adolescence. I visited my local comic-book store on a weekly basis, and one week I found a book on the stands called 'Xombi,' published by Milestone Media. - Author: Gene Luen Yang
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#73. Adolescence in my growing up period was truly "Happy Days," the title of a TV show connotating the quality of this life period. - Author: Virgil Miller Newton
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#74. But I don't want to just believe it, I want it to be true. - Author: Audrey Niffenegger
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#75. The thing about adolescence is that you are emerging from a state of obscurity. You are coming out into the world from your family. Your family can seem normal because it is your family and all you know, but in fact it is a mess. - Author: Meg Rosoff
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#76. And so we go and I meet his parents. And it's a very strange thing meeting your girlfriend's boyfriend's parents for the first time. Part of you is angry for obvious reasons and part of you still wants to make a good impression. On a side note, they seemed in perfect health. - Author: Mike Birbiglia
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#77. Adolescence is just one big walking pimple. - Author: Carol Burnett
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#78. But seriously, what were his parents thinking? Naming their son Richard Updike? Did they want him to get beaten up his entire adolescence? - Author: Carolyn McCray
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#79. Just because I do what I do doesn't mean I escaped adolescence, all the bumps and bruises that go along with it. - Author: Anna Paquin
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#80. All of us, at some moment, have had a vision of our existence as something unique, untransferable and very precious. This revelation almost always takes place during adolescence. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#81. I had a stammer through adolescence. Any fun I'd had performing in school plays disappeared and only came back at 18, when the stammer started to go. Then I thought: 'Well, perhaps I can show off now.' - Author: Charles Dance
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#82. She wanted to dance with someone who would embrace her in the way she dreamed of since adolescence. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#83. This night felt like a last hurrah, like we could blaze our brightest, at the apex of our insane adolescence. This was our Mardi Gras before the dark days of Lent. - Author: Heather Demetrios
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#84. Adolescence is the time to enlarge the natural sentiments of pity, friendship, and generosity, the time to develop an understanding of human nature and the varieties of human character, the time to gain insight into the strengths and weaknesses of all men and to study the history of mankind. - Author: Louise J. Kaplan
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#85. If this was mental illness, or even just a particularly clinical case of adolescence, I was bearing up pretty well. - Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
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#86. I wouldn't say I'm stuck in my adolescence, but I think, like a lot of people, I carry my teen years with me. I feel really in touch with those feelings, and how intense and complicated life seems in those years. - Author: Sara Zarr
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#87. These what-if equations have kept her life static since adolescence. And if life proves one thing, it's that the best laid plans don't necessarily lead to the best results. - Author: Nick Alexander
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#88. My adolescence was all tits and champagne. I'm downplaying the magic of it all. - Author: Greg Kinnear
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#89. And it occurred to me; I was not part of the action. Oh God, I thought, I'm not an anthropologist. I'm the lonely voice-over narrator of adolescence. The bitter, voice-over voice. - Author: Joanna Pearson
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#90. Language change is not a disease, any more than adolescence, or autumn are illnesses. - Author: Jean Aitchison
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#91. Adolescence is a time of active deconstruction, construction, reconstruction
a period in which past, present, and future are rewoven and strung together on the threads of fantasies and wishes that do not necessarily follow the laws of linear chronology. - Author: Louise J. Kaplan
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#92. In adolescence you have to separate yourself and establish your identity. So, being very independent anyway, I took charge. - Author: George Carlin
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#93. So you love me," said Petra softly when the kiss ended.
I'm a raging mass of hormones thet I'm too young to understand," said Bean. "You're a female of a closely related species. According to all the best primatologists, I really have no choice."
That's nice," she said ... - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#94. I always loved acting, but when you get older and you're going through adolescence, the roles are limited. - Author: Jonathan Ke Quan
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#95. I don't believe in professional dissidents. I think it's just a phase, like adolescence. - Author: Aung San Suu Kyi
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#96. My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London. - Author: Peter Shaffer
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#97. What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence. - Author: Martha Beck
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#98. My entire adolescence was geared toward one thing: gymnastics. - Author: Kerri Strug
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#99. I think every teenager goes through their angst. People who are like, 'No, I had a perfect adolescence,' make me wonder how that is possible. - Author: Shailene Woodley
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#100. When you're a kid all you want to do is be somewhere else. - Author: John Scalzi
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