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" So many people try to grow up too fast, and it's not fun! You should stay a kid as long as possible! "
" When I was growing up, my parents told me, 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.' "
" Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18. "
" 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. "
" Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl. "
" Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like 'The Grudge', I look in the corners of my room for the next two days. "
" We must tell girls their voices are important. "
" If people don't like me for whatever I do, for being me, then that's too bad. I don't want to change to be something that I'm not for other people to like me. "
" I don't go long without eating. I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack. "
" Teen pregnancy went way down in the '90s, and 75 percent of it was because of increased use of contraception. "
" You've got to grow up sometime. "
" I was so unhealthy. I used to go to 'Cold Stone Creamery,' get a tub of Butterfinger ice cream, and eat it all before bedtime. And my fingers were permanently stained orange from Cheetos. "
" Teen authors love to flirt with taboo, to grapple - sensitively - with dark and frightening issues, and there is nothing darker and more frightening than cancer. "
" I was a troubled teen and I was constantly looking for someone to throw me a rope. Those ropes are connections. They allow us to see that life exists beyond the little worlds we are currently a part of. "
" I feel like I've been fortunate enough that I've gotten to meet and work with some really passionate people. "
" Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces. "
Marilyn vos Savant
" To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent. "
" When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body. "
" I want to try doing sportier things, kite surfing and paddle surfing - I think it would give me that extra confidence. "
" I'd like to win an Oscar. "
" Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy. "
" I have a toy poodle, Shadow. She's a little whippersnapper! And I love little monkeys. "
" Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood. "
Louise J. Kaplan
" I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film. "
" I try not to read the blogs or what people say about me. Because that's what brings everybody down - no matter what you do, you're always going to have haters. "
" I was considered chubby as a teen. "
" Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too. "
" I actually hope people don't react to 'Impossible' in a way where they think it's terribly retro. The plot needed to do what it needed to do. But I'm a little surprised to find myself looking a little bit like an advocate of teen marriage. It takes some exceptional circumstances for that to be a reasonable idea. "
" Most people, almost everyone knows of a teen mom. Teen pregnancy rates are growing, and we need to bring awareness to that. "
" You have to be able to love yourself because that's when things fall into place. "
" Power to the peaceful. "