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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.
In the end, my children put me on to Pink Floyd when they were teenagers.
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.
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.
I write books for all age groups – young kids, teenagers and adults – because I get a range of different ideas.
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.
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.
I don’t think teenagers in 2017 identify with heterosexuality, and that’s a positive.
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 farmers‘ markets and indie-rock festivals. Like everyone else, they want the vibrant and they will not be denied.
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 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.
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.
The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the 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.
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.
Just because you have teenagers in a movie doesn’t make it a teen movie.
Teenagers are more willing to experiment, and they’ll find a way to wear something if they like it.
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.
Most young American actors feel like teenagers.
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.
I think that young people – teenagers, college-age people, anyone under the age of 30 – know when they’re being pandered to.
I think it’s true of a lot of teenagers that you’re convinced that life is happening somewhere else.
I write with teenagers in mind.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 like writing about teenagers because it’s a time of great change and conflict. Up to then, you accept what your parents tell you.
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.
Turkeys know their names, come when you call, and are totally affectionate. They’re better than teenagers.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of teenagers have parents that are maybe a little too real with them.
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.
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.
I like writing for teenagers because they’re not snobs.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ideals – nationalism and Christianity.
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.
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.
‘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.
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 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.
When I wrote my first story, all the characters were teenagers because I think 16, 17 is a great age.
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.