Favorite Quotations ~  Adolescence 100 Hot Books

"Everyone who deals with teens seems to agree that the most important and toughest job is staying in connection and conversation ... not delivering a lecture but saying what we think." ~ Ellen Goodman

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You have to stand for what you believe in. And sometimes you have to stand alone. ~ Queen Latifah

Thank God I had two parents who loved me enough to stay on my case. ~ Shaquille O’Neal

I would dye my hair every week. I wanted to be a really goth teenager. ~ Sarah Michelle Gellar

Oh, to be only half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small, and only half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am. ~ Rebecca Richards

Remember that 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. ~ Fran Lebowitz

One doesn't remain a teenager forever. ~ Mariah Carey

All any grownup expects of an adolescent is that he act like an adult and be satisfied to be treated like a child. ~ John Gran, St. Paul Dispatch, 1957

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

Bringing up teenagers is like sweeping back ocean waves with a frazzled broom—the inundation of outside influences never stops. Whatever the lure—cars, easy money, cigarettes, drugs, booze, sex, crime—much that glitters along the shore has a thousand times the appeal of a parent’s lecture. ~ Mary Ellen Snodgrass

When you have three teenagers, it gives a whole new meaning to “homeland security.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

Fantasy is literature for teenagers. ~ V. S. Naipaul

I always thought adults were having much more fun than teenagers. It turns out to be absolutely true. ~ Elvis Costello