Favorite Quotations ~  Adolescence, 2 Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

"Rebelliousness really is the province of young people--that kind of iconoclasm." ~ Steve Martin

Living Proof

At 14, you don't need sickness or death for tragedy. ~ Jessamyn West, Cress Delahanty, 1948

Something dramatic happens to girls in early adolescence. Just as planes and ships disappear mysteriously into the Bermuda Triangle, so do the selves of girls go down in droves. ~ Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia

The best substitute for experience is sixteen. ~ Raymond Duncan

Teenagers are my life and my triumph. I'd be nowhere without them. ~ Elvis Presley

I was… the loser of my class. I had absolutely no friends. ~ Neve Campbell

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple. ~ Carol Burnett, Phil Donahue Show, 1986

Adolescence is like cactus. ~ Anais Nin

Juvenile appraisals of other juveniles make up in clarity what they lack in charity. ~ Edgar Friedenburg

If you can’t count, they can cheat you. If you can’t read, they can beat you. ~ Toni Morrison

Mope--hope--grope. ~ Maxine Davis, Lost Generation

A teenager out of sight is like a kite in the clouds; even though you can’t see it you feel the tug on the string. ~ Marcelene Cox

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.

I grew up orphaned when I was a teenager. I take nothing for granted. Failure's right around the corner. ~ Clive Davis

I know I'm not going to become the first parent to outsmart a teenager. God knows I'm not a moralizer. All I do is tell them, “Everything they say is bad for you is bad for you.” And I speak from some experience. ~ Jack Nicholson

I used to go to the library all the time when I was kid. As a teenager, I got a book on how to write jokes at the library, and that, in turn, launched my comedy career. ~ Drew Carey

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