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Teenager Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Teenagers:

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
~ Arnold H. Glasow.

The average income of the modern teenager is about 2 a.m.
~ Author Unknown.

The average teenager still has all the faults his parents outgrew.
~ Author Unknown.

The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.
~ Raymond Duncan.

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.
~ Dorothy Parker.

The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.
~ Judith Martin.

The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
~ Edgar Friedenberg, The Vanishing Adolescent.

The troubles of adolescence eventually all go away - it's just like a really long, bad cold.
~ Dawn Ruelas.

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
~ Quentin Crisp Quotes.

There is nothing wrong with today's teenager that twenty years won't cure.
~ Author Unknown.

There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.
~ Art Buchwald.

There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure.
~ Dan Bennett.

Too many of today's children have straight teeth and crooked morals.
~ Unknown Author.

Violet will be a good color for hair at just about the same time that brunette becomes a good color for flowers.
~ Fran Lebowitz Quotes.

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.
~ John Sculley.

What a shame that allowances have to stop with the teens: both those that are paid to us and those that are made for us.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot.
~ Larry Lujack.

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
~ Mark Twain Quotes, Old Times on the Mississippi Atlantic Monthly, 1874.

When the boy is growing he has a wolf in his belly.
~ German Proverb.

Why do children want to grow up? Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity. But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do? Not much: they can "do" drugs, "have" sex, "make" babies, and "get" money (from their parents, crime, or the State). For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty. Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents?
~ Thomas Szasz.

You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going.
~ Author Unknown.

You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
~ John Ciardi, Simmons Review, Fall 1962.

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