Quotations on Adolescence

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Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
- Terri Apter
(Keywords: Society, Adolescence, Maturity)

Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Education, Adolescence, School)

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Sex, Adolescence, Childhood, Laughter)

Criticism starts - it has to start - with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Love, Adolescence, Criticism, Passion, Poems, Reading)

I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off.
- Harold Brodkey
(Keywords: Time, Adolescence, First, Sleep)

Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer.
- Deborah Bull
(Keywords: Time, Work, People, Adolescence, Mind, Training, Trying)

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier
(Keywords: Life, Adolescence, Pretty, Sense)

With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
- Nora Ephron
(Keywords: Health, Adolescence, Problems, Television, Will)

I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Movies, Art, Adolescence, Childhood)

Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past.
- Granville Stanley Hall
(Keywords: Time, Adolescence, Past, Race)

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan
(Keywords: Sympathy, Adolescence, Children, Compassion)

Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven, writing poetry. I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great refuge through adolescence.
- Harry Mathews
(Keywords: Poetry, Adolescence, Writing)

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher
(Keywords: Experience, Adolescence, Gifts, Girls, Pressure)

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields
(Keywords: Daughter, Adolescence, Rebellion)

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman
(Keywords: Life, Adolescence, First, Years)

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