Favorite Quotations ~  Adolescence, 3 Travelling the Sacred Sound Current

"Stay up late to talk to the teen who comes back after a date." ~ Mary Manz Simon

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I remember adolescence, the years of having the impulse control of a mousetrap, of being as private as a safe-deposit box. ~ Anna Quindlen

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. ~ Albert Einstein

When I write for teens, I feel I can cut through everything and get to the bare bones. I can get straight into the emotional world of the character. ~ Alice Hoffman, Writers Digest, 3/06

Negotiating the adolescent stage is neither quick nor easy. ~ Virginia Satir, New Peoplemaking

The teenagers aren't all bad. I love 'em if nobody else does. There ain't nothing wrong with young people. Jus' quit lyin' to 'em. ~ Jackie Moms Mabley

Should you be a teenager blessed with uncommon good looks, document this state of affairs by the taking of photographs. It is the only way anyone will ever believe you in years to come. ~ Fran Lebowitz

The only thing I ever said to my parents when I was a teenager was "Hang up, I got it!" ~ Carol Leifer

When I was a teenager, I used to wear a sport coat and tie to high school. Mostly so I didn't look like anyone else. Instead of nose rings or whatever it is kids do these days, I was carrying a briefcase. ~ Vint Cerf

When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. ~ Nora Ephron

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