Top 222 Teenagers Quotes

Here we have the best Teenagers Quotes from famous authors such as Carrie Underwood, Doug Larson, Kathleen Turner, David Crystal, Katherine Langford. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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My inner rock chick has always been there. I grew up listening to a lot of rock music through my sisters, who were teenagers while I was young, so they had control of the radio.

There are few things more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.

I find the idea of today‘s icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.

What turns teenagers on more than the Internet these days? If you can get a language out there, the youngsters are much more likely to think it’s cool.

A lot of shows and movies that have tried to represent teenagers or the chaos that is coming at that age, they shy away from it, romanticize it, or they kind of fantasize what it’s like to be a teenager.

I’m a great believer in telling my children about turning my life around and I work a lot with younger teenagers when they are in trouble.

In the end, my children put me on to Pink Floyd when they were teenagers.

Teenagers are some of the most passionate, dynamic and creative people I know. Yet, too often, this creative spark is left to flicker precariously and sometimes fade entirely.

Children will be children, and they’re inquisitive. If teenagers want to know what’s out there, they’ll look, but there are things that aren’t for their eyes.

Sometimes I worry I’m writingFifty Shades of Grey‘ for teenagers, but I’m not.

Lauren Myracle
I enjoy my family a lot. I have active teenagers, and they’re in soccer and choral events.

Teenagers, especially girl ones, seem like the perfect canary-in-the-coal-mine characters to me. They capture American culture and its perversion, its hypocrisy – how absorbed we are with youth and beauty and sexualized imagery, for instance, while preaching abstinence and modesty.

We’ve seen that there are a lot of people out there – teenagers in Topeka, housewives in Long Island, millionaire Internet start-up moguls – that all want to connect with each other about what it is to be human.

Every time I work with a star, I learn a lot. Also, I teach a lot because I’m a shoemaker, a designer. I’m born with a pencil in my hand. For old teenagers like me it’s good to learn.

I find it strange that our children, teenagers are kept captive listening in classrooms. Earlier education was for career and livelihood. Now, it has to rise to solve the crisis facing the earth and nations have to pay attention to the education of children to save this planet.

I write books for all age groups – young kids, teenagers and adults – because I get a range of different ideas.

Catherine Jinks
Older people say, ‘Oh I loved you in ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ and that’s the only film they want to talk about. Equally, there are people who only want to talk about ‘Galaxy Quest.’ And there’s a whole bunch of teenagers who only want to talk about ‘Dogma.’

My whole thing is that often times when teenagers are about 18, 19, 20, 21, they get this mentality that they have to be old, they have to appear older, they can no longer be seen as a high schooler, they need to be seen as mid-20s all of a sudden even though they’re only, like, 20. I’m the opposite of that.

Kay Panabaker
American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We’re even trailing France.

I may have managed to build a successful technology startup that had gone public by the time my three kids hit their 13th birthdays, but don’t think that bought my wife and me any special respect from our teenagers.

Well, it is so difficult right now when you look out on the road and how fast people go and the more and more cars you see out there, for teenagers, you’d think a kid that literally, a few years before, was sitting back in a car seat in the back seat is now behind the wheel.

I don’t think teenagers in 2017 identify with heterosexuality, and that’s a positive.

Parents are almost fearful of disciplining their children. They are scared they are going to lose the connection with them when they are teenagers or adults.

I wrote things for the school’s newspaper, and – like all teenagers – I dabbled in poetry.

In small towns, bored teenagers turn their eyes longingly to the exciting doings in the big cities, pining for urban amenities like hipster bars and farmersmarkets and indie-rock festivals. Like everyone else, they want the vibrant and they will not be denied.

When people listen to artists, and you turn on the radio, it’s a lot of gimmicks. And that’s real. So I take it like there’s nobody keeping it honest and truthful no more, especially as far as young teenagers and females.

We have a special and strong teamwork because we trained together as teenagers and have grown together since then. Now, we can just look one another in the eye and know immediately what they need or how they feel.

I think people find it so easy to write off teenagers and millennials as just being like these shallow, self-centered people who don’t have anything real going on and who are always just on their cell phones. But being a teenager is really hard.

I came in the Dawson’s Creek era; it was all about tiny guys who looked like teenagers, and I haven‘t looked like a teenager ever. So I was, like, auditioning to be their dads. At 25.

I feel like all teenagers can relate to that feeling of being, like, so highly strung, and everything is so on the surface, and everything is so extreme.

We moved amazingly fast because our product was acceptable to a broad market: tots, teenagers, adults. Even to some people who never before liked cartoons. When we started we knew Disney already had the kids. So we figured we should be broader.

I always find myself gravitating toward stories of transformation, and one of those periods is teenage life. When teenagers are figuring out who they are and have one foot in childhood and the other in adulthood – I think that’s a really mythic moment to tell stories about.

Since she got a cause and stopped being funny. I think she’s real funny, but lately it’s all been hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model. And that ain’t funny. No giggles there.

Mary Jo and I have three teenagers who are in their last years at home. In addition, I was just offered and accepted a position with Williams College as a visiting lecturer on leadership beginning in February 2017, and anticipate accepting other academic positions shortly.

My sisters were teenagers when I was born, so the last thing they wanted was a little nappy-headed boy running around. I would imitate them or copy things off TV.

If kids and teenagers can get into a band, it’s probably not because they think it’s brainy.

They go on about banning size zero, but I think Hollywood stars are the worst perpetrators. Most models are naturally long and gangly, while a lot of these young girls in Hollywood have gone on extreme diets. Their concave chests and bony arms are terrifying. It’s scary to think that normal teenagers are tempted to copy them.

For all teenagers, the Internet offers a periscope to the outside world, but it’s particularly important for students who are unable to find themselves represented and understood in their immediate surroundings.

I went through a time of depression in my life when I was a teenager – I think a lot of teenagers do.

I’m only 24 so I like to think I’m still close enough to 17 to still remember what it was like. Besides, I could just fake it and get away with it… it’s not like there are any teenagers that still read comics.

Robert Kirkman
Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant, with pursuits that are pretty base… But I haven’t found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them… Some of them are as bright as any of the adults I’ve met.

Teens are not like the weird, dumb dwarves you have around your house. They are actually you when you were younger. Why not write a book which is as sophisticated as a book for an adult, but is about the concerns that teenagers actually have?

The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.

Eddie Floyd
I really got my money‘s worth from colleges in Sheffield and Rotherham because I kept dropping out, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at first, like a lot of teenagers.

Because teenagers don’t have adult responsibilities yet, you can create your own drama, and it’s a universe of your own emotions.

I was an unplanned pregnancy between two teenagers in Reading, Pennsylvania, and they ended up getting married. They started out struggling.

I love teenagers. I loved being a teenager.

A lot of my stand-up point of view is family – not Disney but dealing with teenagers.

I love it at our shows when there’s the big, tough, punk guys standing next to the weird teenagers and the gay guys. It’s so weird, and it’s so awesome.

I love being in a public space where teenagers are talking. And the funny thing is that it hasn’t changed that much. There’s certainly slang that I’m not familiar with, but among the average teen, it’s still the same.

Kids can be annoying. Especially teenagers – oh my gosh. They can be cruel.

I’ve always found teenagers really interesting. I think they’ve got so much going on in their lives, so that lends itself really well to fiction because there’s so much drama, so much activity, so much growth.

Lisa McMann
Most of us were probably less than immaculately honest as teenagers; it’s practically encoded into adolescence that you savor your secrets, dress in disguise, carve out some space for experiments and accidents and all the combustible lab work of becoming who you are.

I try to write stories that will attract younger readers and make them feel part of a wider readership. I do not feel able to write books that are about, or even for, teenagers; and I am inclined to be suspicious of books which ‘target‘ them.

Just because you have teenagers in a movie doesn’t make it a teen movie.

Brendan Fehr
You’re breaking up, you’re getting together, you’re changing your life, you’re arguing with your parents, you’re making terrible mistakes, you’re having great triumphs. It’s what happens to teenagers.

Teenagers are more willing to experiment, and they’ll find a way to wear something if they like it.

Bella Freud
Teenagers are like atoms when they’re moving at hundreds of miles an hour and bouncing off each other. Everybody’s got such a crazy hormonal drive and reacting to each other differently and getting upset over little things. High school puts all these potential explosions in one place.

It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.

James S Coleman
Most young American actors feel like teenagers.

I think we’re always doing something for teenagers and youngsters because BTS originally performed itself as a socially conscious band. We always wanted to sell our performances like we did with our debut.

My daughter couldn’t care less about me being famous. She finds it revolting and, like a lot of teenagers, is virtually allergic to me. That started at 12 and hasn’t gone anywhere yet.

With Free, we were teenagers, and, ummm, there was a lot of raging hormones.

I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults.

Considering the relatively brief careers of professional athletes, teenagers who are good enough to play at the highest level should be able to exploit that market.

Teenagers are extremely smart, and if they think for even a second that an author is ‘writing down‘ to them, or mimicking their voice poorly, or condescending to them in any way, they will throw the book across the room.

I tried to avoid anything that caused me frustration or grief or duress. I played FarmVille and procrastinated like all teenagers.

I think that young people – teenagers, college-age people, anyone under the age of 30 – know when they’re being pandered to.

It’s bad timing, but a lot of kids become teenagers just as their parents are hitting their mid-life crisis. So everybody‘s miserable and confused and seeking that new sense of identity.

I find it very, very hard. He was part of the fabric of my life. We were kids together, and teenagers. We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music.

I think it’s true of a lot of teenagers that you’re convinced that life is happening somewhere else.

Sometimes your kids give you that shove out the door to do things that you need. Teenagers are good that way; they keep you in the loop.

I write with teenagers in mind.

Bernard Beckett
My brother-in-law, Chuck, whom I have known since we were teenagers, is a disabled veteran who was wounded while fighting with the marines in Vietnam. I’ve been around to observe how the war affected his life and the problems that veterans have, and I knew for a long time that I wanted to write a song about Vietnam.

Your reader is interested in a guileless, fresh, first-time-we-talked-about-it way. What a great liberation that is. And teenagers, if you respect them, will follow you a lot further than adults will, without fear of being a genre that they may not like or have been told not to like. They just want a story.

I think it’s becoming very acceptable for adults and teenagers to be playful lifelong. You know, it’s very acceptable to be a video gamer and be 35 years old. It’s acceptable to be a Lego adult fan and build amazing things, even though you’re 40 or 25 years old.

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
Teenagers are kinda the same wherever you find them in America.

I think looking at the front row of a Chvrches show is really diverse. It could be 50-year-old dudes who love Depeche Mode or teenagers or teenage girls and their dad.

The United States, to state the obvious, is greatly concerned by the startling number of unaccompanied minors that – children and teenagers who are making a very perilous journey through Central America to reach the United States.

I was only in one of the John Hughes films, and I never saw the other ones. I didn’t understand them. I kept hearing a really hip 40-year-old person talking in teenagers’ mouths.

Fantasy novels give this illusion that the stakes are as high as they feel when you’re a teenager. But I think for teenagers they actually are that high. I think you really are dealing in a world of tremendous cruelty and intensity, and YA gives truth to that.

My best man was my best friend of almost 20 years, Matt Ryan. He actually plays John Constantine on the new NBC show ‘Constantine,’ but we’ve been friends since we were teenagers.

Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb. But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!

I feel a lot of folks, like teenagers, can feel like outcasts.

‘90210’ was looking at teenagers from a perspective that hadn’t really been seen on television, though it had been seen in movies like some John Hughes films. I don’t know if you want to say ‘90210’ was real, but what the characters were going through was relatable – in a very glamorous environment.

Grunge gave me a sense of identity, and I remember really associating with ‘Silverchair,’ who were these chilled-out Australian teenagers. The fact that they were teenagers was a big deal for me. It was like, ‘Oh, man, you don’t have to be a 30-year-old to do this.’

Street dance resonates for teenagers. It’s inclusive and brings in different audiences.

Teenagers are a great audience and they are fearless about asking what they want to know.

I don’t have anything new to say about teenagers.

Children and teenagers don’t easily relate to stories about kings and dukes, and to tell only stories about kings and dukes is to ignore the regular people.

It’s important for teenagers, young adults, parents, teachers, really everyone to see what the true High School experience is.

Skins‘ is about a group of teenagers in Bristol, and it’s all about what they get up to and all the different things they do. I think it’s a good show because it’s come from a very real place, and there’s a lot of young people involved in the writing.

When I think of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ there was a warmth to those teenagers that I related to. They were not aware that they were in the middle of a horror film, and I really loved those characters and I empathized with them.

I have a really big family, and pretty much all my work is about my brothers and sisters. I’m the youngest of eight – my mom had seven kids in seven years, and then she had me 11 years later – so I was basically raised by all these teenagers.

Ryan McGinley
Maybe all teenagers feel like they don’t fit in. I never felt like a cool kid. I remember being bullied for being Asian.

Some of the characters that I played as a kid were rebellious teenagers, and people would see those performances and project a particular image onto me. And 90 percent of the time, I would do everything I could to live up to that sort of image and be that individual.

I knew I wanted to write about female friendship. I’ve got a few friends I’ve known since we were teenagers, who have spanned the decades, and I do find that a fascinating thing, that friendship can last that length of time.

There have been two areas identified as being vital to reading – and that’s for very young children between the ages of one month and five years and for teenagers. I’ve been trying to find ways of approaching both groups.

I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.

Joan Chen
Lots of my contemporaries have had to come to terms with who they are and realise all those deeply held assumptions we had when we were teenagers and in our 20s no longer apply.

In the YA community, we are fighting for you and alongside you. When you make your voice heard, we’re gonna be even louder on your behalf. That’s definitely what I would like for teenagers to know. We’ve got you. We got you. I promise we do.

We took an oath back when we were teenagers that this is UGK for life. We’ve actually got tattoos on our arms in the same place that says ‘UGK for life.’

Pimp C
It was tough. We went right from being teenagers to musical superstars with money and fame and attention. All of us had a hard time adjusting to it, especially me.

On the NBA show we are dealing with millionaires. On the college level we are dealing with some teenagers.

Teenagers especially are very, very conscious about what is hip and what is lame and what is square and what is out and what is in, you know. And, I mean, I grew up right there in the middle of a black culture. And I knew dead-on what it was.

Jerry Leiber
Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It’s very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play.

Sometimes I’ll watch teenagers and find myself not quite believing I’m older than they are – even wondering, delusionally, if they can see any difference between us.

I think the ‘Boxers‘ book was easier for me to envision as a comic, because they were on this epic journey. These teenagers basically gathered into this army and marched to the capital city where they had a showdown with the Europeans and Japanese. On the ‘Saints‘ side, it was a lot trickier.

In the ’80s, I was the only one who didn’t watch the shows about teenagers. I had to go over to friends’ houses to see them. I still don’t have a TV!

Brand loyalty starts in the cradle and ends in the grave, as I wrote in my first book, ‘Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers.’

We are all rebellious teenagers. Sometimes we grow out of it, and sometimes we don’t.

I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I’ve had quite a few people actually say that they’re going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me… the character. I think that’s pretty cool!

When I was in high school in the ’50s, all pop musicElvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard – was aimed at teenagers. I loved that stuff.

Teenagers’ relationships with their parents often aren’t really explored in much depth, but at that age, it’s your primary relationship; they’re the people you live with.

Miles Heizer
All teenagers want to rebel a little and break away. But I think you are always going to want to go back to your parents for that safety they provide.

I think there used to be more respect toward young people in movies. John Hughes really respects his characters and they’re given their emotional weight. He does so even with kids, but especially with teenagers.

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.

Teenagers come to things fresh and can really teach us an awful lot.

‘Skins’ wanted to create a new thing by actually casting real teenagers. I think it was very brave of them. They also wanted to give the opportunity to people who didn’t go to drama school.

As teenagers, we go through social, emotional and physical changes… and sometimes, to feel comfortable, we end up doing things that are not true to who we are just to fit in and feel loved.

Teenagers have no advocate. I think any other minority so maligned by Hollywood would have pickets around the theater saying, ‘We are not just idiots.’

David Seltzer
All teenagers feel like aliens on occasion, and they all have secrets to share.

When I first started, I would go to Weist-Barron, and I studied with Rita Litton and ACTeen. For teenagers, it’s a really, really great school. We did a lot of on-camera stuff, so you see yourself and what you do on camera.

Daniella Alonso
A lot of people think teenagers haven’t gone through anything in their lives – they’re not even 20 years old yet. But a twenty-something can go through the same type of experience or heartbreak that a 50-year-old can go through, so why does age matter?

There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know.

People talk about writing convincing teenagers like it’s a really clever thing to do, but it comes incredibly naturally to me. Which, of course, is slightly a worry.

One of the things that may appeal to teenagers is that vampires never change – they’re frozen in that age.

Nancy A Collins
I missed out on everything. Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies, going to concerts, and I get so jealous.

I met Jason on a charity walk in 2001, and we got married on a friend’s boat in Panama two years later. It was the perfect wedding for two people who’d already been married and who weren’t teenagers.

There’s so much anxiety coming from social media with teenagers that we have to give them characters that are real and that are not always happy; and that have bad parents and not great, supportive parents; and that are not going on these journeys to save the world with a bow.

Personal computers were created by some teenagers in garages because the, the wisdom of the computer industry was that people didn’t want these little toys on their desk.

Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try to figure out just how many times they can kick us in the teeth while still taking our money.

The focus on just thinking about standardized test scores as being synonymous with achievement for teenagers is ridiculous, right? There are so many things that kids care about, where they excel, where they try hard, where they learn important life lessons, that are not picked up by test scores.

You have pretty much the same fan base in Memphis, year over year the same group. We watched teenagers in the stands become parents. You’d see little kids become young men and women. Those relationships mean much more than just basketball.

I do not think that having children – I have three teenagers – keeps you young. The reverse. It thrusts you into a full-frontal confrontation with your own all-too-obvious maturity.

I understand and get when kids and teenagers feel like they’re alone and it’s not going to get better. My advice is that there is a support system out there, there are a lot of people who have been through what you’re going through and are going through it now.

I have a fondness for writing about precocious, troubled teenagers, who are alienating, but kind of endearing. It’s from remembering so clearly that time in my own life. I experienced myself as more dramatically troubled than I was, but I just remember how it felt.

I was greedy and ate in that unselfconscious way teenagers do, constantly grazing and eating when I wasn’t hungry.

When I was 14 or 15, I was in a small troupe for teenagers, and I heard somebody say, ‘Oh, she’ll never get anywhere. She’s too common.’

The whole upbringing was interesting because we grew up Orthodox Jews all the way until we were teenagers.

The challenge of writing books for teenagers is walking the fine line between truth and what the publishers, parents, and the more conservative librarians want to hear.

Annette Curtis Klause
Despite (or because of) a free public school system, millions of teenagers enter the work force without marketable skills. So why would anyone expect them to be well paid?

When I was younger, I always did movies that teenagers would watch, not adults. I did ‘Crazy/Beautiful’ or comedies like ‘Bring It On.’

I play in Metallica, and I have fun in Metallica. I tell you, I am the luckiest man on the planet because we have a good time and we’re happy. When we put on our guitars, we’re teenagers again, and that’s where the fun comes in.

I like writing about teenagers because it’s a time of great change and conflict. Up to then, you accept what your parents tell you.

Joan Lingard
I had the benefit of parents who believed deeply in my ability. And they were teenagers when they had me – they were teenagers when they got married – but they instilled in me that you can do anything and that brains were most important, that passion was important, and drive.

Sunny Hostin
When I was 14, my mother died. My father, who had always had ulcers, came apart. He had a series of intestinal operations, and was in the hospital for nearly a year. So the four of us teenagers lived by ourselves in the apartment without a guardian.

I’ve always liked TV shows that have slightly unlikable leads, where you root for them in spite of a lot of things. I know it’s not common with shows with young people; they have to be so likable. But, I mean, teenagers just generally aren’t very likable. I know I wasn’t as a teenager.

I went freelance in 1996 and my children are now teenagers and it seemed right.

I never felt like I had anything really figured out. When I was a teenager, it was all about teenagers having an ‘identity crisis.’ That was the phrase that was used. But in my early 20s, I was still like, ‘When am I going to be over that?’

I’m incredibly inspired by the goofy edginess of teenagers and young people.

I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15, so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue. I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face.

I was never one of those surly teenagers who doesn’t smile. My lovely godfather said it was always lovely to see me because I was the only teenager who smiled. And I was so in awe of him, I thought it was one of the best things anyone had ever said to me. So it made me want to live up to what he said.

I feel like I am a real artist and I want to be able to feel what I am singing about. So when I sing, ‘Leave (Get Out),’ I have been through that. I think it is just a new generation, whether people are ready for it or not. Teenagers are dating.

Older teens tend to write to me and say, ‘Thank you for not writing down to teenagers.’

Turkeys know their names, come when you call, and are totally affectionate. They’re better than teenagers.

Like teenagers, we appear to have gone from knowing nothing about the world to knowing too much all but overnight.

My first job in TV was hosting this young teen magazine show, and all these high school teenagers showed up from all over Sacramento, California, and they chose four of us to host the show, two boys and two girls. And of the two girls, I was kind of the perky smart one and the other girl was the pretty one.

You have teenagers thinking they’re going to make millions as NBA stars when that’s not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.

If there were teenagers who had a video camera and saw what I did on a daily basis, they’d be bored out of their mind.

Vampires and teens have a lot in common. Teens have surging hormones, vampires have surging blood lust. Teenagers think they’re immortal.

P C Cast
Teenagers only have to focus on themselves – its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist.

I think all teenagers feel a lot of things at once; everything’s going crazy in our brain.

I was like most teenagers. I wanted to look more conventional – you know, to just be the pretty girl in school.

I get to help a lot of teenagers and kids that were maybe like me when they were younger. Now they have the jiujitsu so they can compete and be tough guys that way.

I guess if you’re lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.

You’ve got two sets of teenagers in England – the mods and the rockers. The rockers are motorcycle addicts. The mods dress like we do. We wear four-button jackets, cuban heel boots, shirts of our own design, with high collars and a tab underneath the collar.

A lot of teenagers have parents that are maybe a little too real with them.

I know what it’s like to finish the laundry and to look in the basket five minutes later and it’s full again. I know what it’s like to pull all the groceries in, and see the teenagers run through, and all of a sudden, all of the groceries you just bought a few hours ago are gone.

Teen fiction should be about teenagers – no matter how many arguments there are about what YA lit should be, this seems like the one thing we can all agree on.

Robin Wasserman
I read ‘The Bell Jar‘ as an adolescent and, like most teenagers, had no problem identifying with a young woman who had everything going for her – looks, talent, opportunity, with her ‘whole life ahead of her,’ yadda, yadda, yadda – yet was spiraling into misery.

Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.

As teenagers, we used to listen to entire Rush albums, entire Pink Floyd albums and shut down the lights and it was great.

It can literally change someone‘s life; it’s very positive for young teenagers to get into cosplay if they do it with their friends or with supervision from their parents – it can really foster their social skills.

Yaya Han
I like writing for teenagers because they’re not snobs.

Teenagers blithely skip off to uncertain futures, while their parents sit weeping curbside in the Volvo, because the adolescent brain isn’t yet formed enough to recognize and evaluate risk.

I think that when you are a teenager, it’s the smartest you will ever be in your life. Teenagers are so resilient and strong, it’s just amazing.

James St James
What teenagers want most of all are social rewards, especially the respect of their peers.

Teenagers did not have, before rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm-and-blues – they did not have any type of music they could call their own once they got over 4 or 5 years old until they were well into their 20’s and considered adults.

Sam Phillips
I just wanted to do the things that all normal teenagers wanted to do. So I did become quite rebellious.

Women, teenagers, we have to really empower each other.

With a young-adult series, you need to get a lot of books out on the market quickly. Teenagers aren’t going to wait years and years for the next book.

P C Cast
Though teenagers are generally very interested in sports, they must realise that education is the most important thing in their lives. They must find the right balance.

Local teenagers killed in a car crash is a suburban legend, a stock plot line.

Stewart O’Nan
We’ve all heard of the surveys revealing that teenagers think cows lay eggs, and others where children can identify more brand logos than trees, by a staggering margin. My view is that children will form a significant part of the green fightback. They instinctively understand the value of the environment.

I had no style when I was 17! I look at teenagers now and say, ‘I wish I’d looked like them when I was that age.’ I had no style whatsoever, but style also wasn’t as prominent as it is today. I was just very laid back, usually wearing jeans and tank tops and flip flops.

I’ve realized that I will probably write about teenagers and that time in people’s lives – I’ll probably come back to it a lot.

I never played Freddy as real. In the true bible of Wes Craven’s outline for the films, Freddy only manifests himself in dreams. And a lot goes into a dream, not the least of which is imagination. So Freddy is secondhand information. Freddy is an urban legend that’s been handed down to these teenagers over the years.

Of course Stephen King doesn’t believe in teen novels. I’ve started to suspect he doesn’t even believe in teenagers.

Robin Wasserman
It’s true that many of the leaders who started at non-elite colleges as undergrads later attended prominent graduate schools in law, business, medicine, and so on. But the point is that they found their own way there – as young men and women in their early 20s, not teenagers pressed into action by parents and peers.

Because of YouTube, I’m getting fan mail from 10-year-olds and teenagers and college kids.

I don’t really have time or interest in doing a lot of the crazy things that some of my teenage peers do, mostly because I have such a hectic life that I don’t need to add to that chaos by creating my own teenage drama like a lot of teenagers do.

Twelve-step programs require people to accept their powerlessness and turn their lives over to God or another higher power. Many adolescents question religion, and in general teenagers aren’t going to turn their lives over to anyone.

I think that at 21, I still look like I’m 17 years old, so I feel like I’m going to be playing teenagers for a while, and that’s a very relatable stage in a teenage life for a female – that kind of rambunctious stage.

Willa Holland
Urban Fantasy is a subgenre pretty much designed for teenagers. It’s pretty twee, but I adore it. I’ve been trying to come up with an Urban Fantasy comic ever since I’d read the Nancy Collins ‘Sonja Blue’ series years ago.

It’s important for cinema to keep on evolving: for people, and not only teenagers, to be able to go to a movie that has huge epic scope but has an intellectual and real story to tell.

My godchildren went to see Taylor Swift in concert and got to meet her. They literally ran toward her and hugged her, and it was amazing. I got big bonus points for it. I’ll remind them when they’re teenagers.

I wish I could be on ‘Politically Incorrect.’ Because Bill Maher basically dismisses teenagers, and I think I could give my generation a good name.

It’s good for people to be able to see an archive of an artist learning how to write and getting better, especially for teenagers who are starting to write: to see that I started out making pretty easy and weird and bad-sounding music and that you can teach yourself how to write over a long period of time.

I can’t think of any shows I’ve watched about teenagers that has the same spirit that ‘Skins’ has, the same honesty about it.

When I was still a child, there was the Metaxis, a Fascist Youth Movement in which all subteenagers and teenagers were obligatory members, where they tried to imbue us with two idealsnationalism and Christianity.

It’s not only teenagers who think they look good in pre-holed jeans, and I doubt it’s only the superannuated who are amused by Ant and Dec.

We are living in an age where teenagers are not going to the movies.

I’m so glad teenagers can look up to young girls and realize it’s okay to be voluptuous.

I feel like, as teenagers, they do rebel and say things sometimes they don’t mean.

Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves.

John Knowles
I really liked punk music and experimental music that my brother was taking me to go see in the city, when I was probably, like, 13 years old. I was seeing a lot of teenagers making ‘weird’ music, and I think that was probably a big part of the reason that I actually started to play myself.

Books are as dark as what is available to teenagers through the media every day.

Freaks and Geeks‘ was my favorite show when it was on, by a wide measure. And that’s the show I wanted to do. I noodled with the idea of doing a show about teenagers that told small stories, small moments of personal growth.

That’s my boy; me and Webbie been together since we were teenagers. Since I was 15, 17 years old, we been in the studio together. We from different hoods, but we been in the studio together, you know. Basically we like brothers.

It’s the Tiger Woods effect. What he was able to accomplish at such a young age – he drew me to the game, and I can only speak for myself, but a lot of the players that are my age saw Tiger in his prime when we were all teenagers. We all wanted to be like him.

Why not write a book which is as sophisticated as a book for an adult, but is about the concerns that teenagers actually have?

As teenagers, we all see ourselves as outsiders… and it’s very easy to look at other people who are more popular, who have more pocket money, and it makes you feel even more like an outsider, and it does shape who you become as a person.

Teenagers would rather text than talk. They feel calls would reveal too much.

As someone who writes and teaches YA fiction, I spend a lot of time trying to define its character and readership, and I don’t think I’m alone – genres are all about boundary drawing, and the YA genre is, in a lot of ways, about carving out boundaries around adolescence, a space for teenagers to do teenage things.

Robin Wasserman
When I wrote my first story, all the characters were teenagers because I think 16, 17 is a great age.

Julie Kagawa
I would be lying if I said if I didn’t miss out on what normal teenagers do, of course. But I don’t need pity for that.

I’m not fighting for the right to do whatever we want without any restriction. We need to be careful of the fact that we also make games for kids and teenagers.

A couple of friends and I started a sketch comedy group when we were teenagers, just for fun and to start creating stuff. It was a blast.

Reece Thompson
Whatever is said about roles drying up, I intend to keep working. Certainly now the roles couldn’t be more interesting – playing mothers, divorcees. I think it’s going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers. The longer your life, the deeper it gets.

I had been a lifelong Alan Turing obsessive. Among incredibly nerdy teenagers, without a lot of friends, Alan Turing was always this luminary figure we’d all look up to.