65 Adolescence Quotes On Success In Life

These adolescence quotes will inspire you. Adolescence transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging adolescence quotes, adolescence sayings, and adolescence proverbs.

Best Adolescence Quotes

  1. “Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.” ~ Coco Chanel
  2. “Adolescence is a border between childhood and adulthood. Like all borders, it’s teeming with energy and fraught with danger.” ~ Mary Pipher
  3. “Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.” ~ Louise J. Kaplan
  4. “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

  5. “The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.” ~ Alden Nowlan
  6. “One of the main tasks of adolescence is to achieve an identity–not necessarily a knowledge of who we are, but a clarification of the range of what we might become, a set of self-references by which we can make sense of our responses, and justify our decisions and goals.” ~ Terri E Apter
  7. “Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.” ~ Earl Wilson
  8. “Adolescence is not only an important period in life but that it is the only period where one may speak of life in the full sense of the word.” ~ Michel Houellebecq

  9. “Adolescence is a tough time for parent and child alike. It is a time between: between childhood and maturity, between parental protection and personal responsibility, between life stage-managed by grown-ups and life privately held.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  10. “Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.” ~ G. Stanley Hall
  11. “Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.” ~ Virginia Satir
  12. “Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.” ~ Bill Vaughan

  13. “Many children grow through adolescence with no ripples whatever and land smoothly and predictably in the adult world with both feet on the ground. Some who have stumbled and bumbled through childhood suddenly burst into bloom. Most shake, steady themselves, zigzag, fight, retreat, pick up, take new bearings, and finally find their own true balance.” ~ Stella Chess
  14. “Most of us remember adolescence as a kind of double negative: no longer allowed to be children, we are not yet capable of being adults.” ~ Julian Barnes
  15. “You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.” ~ John Ciardi
  16. “Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.” ~ Louise J. Kaplan

  17. “Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.” ~ David Elkind
  18. “Adolescence is a kind of slavery cleverly disguised as freedom.” ~ Mardy Grothe
  19. “The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.” ~ John Keats
  20. “Adolescence is that time when I think, it can be it’s the cruelest place on Earth. It can really be heartless.” ~ Tori Amos

  21. “There’s only one thing harder than living in a home with an adolescent – and that’s being an adolescent. The moodiness, the volatility, the wholesale lack of impulse control, all would be close to clinical conditions if they occurred at another point in life. In adolescence, they’re just part of the behavioral portfolio.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger
  22. “I would there were no age between sixteen and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the anciently, stealing, fighting” ~ William Shakespeare
  23. “Bringing up teenagers is like sweeping back ocean waves with a frazzled broom-the inundation of outside influences never stops. Whatever the lure-cars, easy money, cigarettes, drugs, booze, sex, crime-much that glitters along the shore has a thousand times the appeal of a parent’s lecture.” ~ Mary Ellen Snodgrass , Teenager adolescence quotes
  24. “Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.” ~ Al Bernstein

  25. “An adolescent does not rebel against her parents. She rebels against their power. If parents would rely less on power and more on nonpower methods to influence their children from infancy on, there would be little for children to rebel against when they become adolescents. The use of power to change the behavior of children, then, has this severe limitation: parents inevitably run out of power, and sooner than they think.” ~ Thomas Gordon
  26. “Adolescence: The stage between puberty and adultery.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  27. “Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.” ~ Doug Larson
  28. “Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.” ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

  29. “Adolescence is like cactus.” ~ Anais Nin
  30. “Kids want acceptance from their peers, but in two different, opposing ways: They want to be like everyone else and they want to be different from everyone else. So the question is: How do you reconcile these opposing longings?” ~ E. L. Konigsburg
  31. “Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.” ~ Carol Burnett
  32. “Teenagers complain there’s nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.” ~ Bob Phillips

  33. “With any child entering adolescence, one hunt 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
  34. “Adolescence as the time when an individual ‘recapitulates’ the savage stage of the race’s past.” ~ G. Stanley Hall
  35. “Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio, and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teenagers, and by their suffrage, they stand or fall.” ~ Max Lerner
  36. “What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around.” ~ Georges Bernanos

  37. “I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.” ~ Robert Cormier
  38. “As a teenager, you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.” ~ Fran Lebowitz
  39. “The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.” ~ Art Linkletter
  40. “What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.” ~ Martha Beck

  41. “Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.” ~ Louise J. Kaplan
  42. “So much alarmed that she is quite alarming” ~ Lord Byron
  43. “I’m very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What’s most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  44. “Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.” ~ Jules Feiffer

  45. “Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974.” ~ Jose Saramago
  46. “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
  47. “In adolescence, I hated life and was continually on the verge of suicide, from which, however, I was restrained by the desire to know more mathematics. Now, on the contrary, I enjoy life; I might almost say that with every year that passes I enjoy it more.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  48. “Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.” ~ Camille Paglia

  49. “We become adolescents when the words that adults exchange with one another become intelligible to us.” ~ Natalia Ginzburg
  50. “Adolescence isn’t just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.” ~ Jena Malone
  51. “Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  52. “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

  53. “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
  54. “My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London.” ~ Peter Shaffer
  55. “I had very few friends. We always ate dinner with our parents. We didn’t want to go out. American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would have felt comfortable with.” ~ Maya Lin
  56. “I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.” ~ Stanislav Grof

  57. “Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.” ~ Rex Stout
  58. “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
  59. “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
  60. “If God wanted a world filled with saints, He never would have created adolescence.” ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer

  61. “I’m quite comfortable looking at myself in movies, probably because I’ve been doing it for so long since I was a kid. So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence, like, basically on camera.” ~ Winona Ryder
  62. “The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.” ~ Arthur Miller
  63. “Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.” ~ Anne Frank

  64. “So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition.” ~ Theodore Roethke
  65. “When you are seventeen you aren’t really serious.” ~ Max Lerner

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