Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"I mean, I'm pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television"
"So many people try to grow up too fast, and it's not fun! You should stay a kid as long as possible!"
"Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father"
"Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses"
"Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It's when you make your best friends - I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks"
"Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl"
"People - not just in their teenage years - hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready to have a real relationship"
"At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family"
"I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties"
"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"
"The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to"
"I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China"
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too"
"All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away"
"As I've said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager"
"I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes"
"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"
"This generation has given up on growth. They're just hoping for survival"
"Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon"
"I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown"
"Adolescence is just one big walking pimple"
"Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves"
"I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence"
"I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework"
"Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other"
"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"
"Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did"
"A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult"