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I became a teen idol. At the time, it embarrassed me.
There’s always a Justin Bieber. Ever since I’ve been around, there’s always been one of him. You know, you can trace it back from how old you are and the boy bands that came along then and the teen sensations and whatnot. And, you know, good for them. There’s a few of them that make it out and a few of them that don’t.
Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl.
What I think we should be doing is refocusing all the prevention budgets, all the money spent on teen gangs and young offenders, on conception to age two at a rate of 2% a year.
I wouldn’t say I’m stuck in my adolescence, but I think, like a lot of people, I carry my teen years with me. I feel really in touch with those feelings, and how intense and complicated life seems in those years.
I love telling teen stories where the characters are experiencing things for the first time – the stakes feel really high.
I think I’m trouble-adjacent. I remember hearing once that good girls don’t get caught. I think that’s sort of a lot of what my teen years were like. I skirted the stuff that other kids were doing because the idea of actually getting in trouble was not appealing to me, but I still wanted to have adventures.
I played teen roles until high definition came out, and I could never understand it. I would go in for adult roles and be older than many of the people auditioning, but they’d cast the girl without a line on her face.
You need to know what makes artists tick. Having been through the process myself as a musician, since I was an early teen, gave me an advantage – understanding them from their point of view, because it’s about them, it’s not about you – it’s their vision and what they’re capable of achieving, and you’re the conduit.
Everybody is a teenage idol.
I don’t really think I feel pressured to become a teen sensation because that’s not really my goal in life. It’s not really about being star, being popular or having lots of girls. It’s really about continuing to be able to act and have fun, and do what I like to do.
All that stuff – ‘teen idol’ – that wasn’t me.
Teen boys are a huge mess.
Let us develop an agenda for children that says we can do something about teen pregnancy. Let us make sure that parents are old enough, wise enough, and financially able to take care of their children.
Female adolescence is – universally – an emotionally and psychologically intense period.
‘Teen Vogue’ fortunately has proved you can have smart, political, and fashionable content delivered in one place, and you don’t have to choose.
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.
I built my entire career off of teen comedies. I was in ‘Bring It On’.
Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head.
It’s important to me that I don’t get trapped in the whole teen scene, because I feel that you can get lost in those kind of movies, and they aren’t really about the actors; they’re about the selling of the concept, and how much money it makes.
Something I love about ‘Teen Wolf’ is that my character is written in as just a normal girl. She could have been any ethnicity; she doesn’t have to be Asian.
My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.
During my teen years, I was real emotional. I could be really up or down.
I wasn’t going to have fun doing a teen movie again.
I absolutely adore classic crime and read a huge amount as a teen – Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Sherlock Holmes, Josephine Tey, and many more.
I have this sense that I didn’t really start growing up until my twenties.
What’s with the whole ‘child actor‘ and ‘teen actor’ thing? You’re either an actor or actress, or you’re not. I don’t get it! I want to be taken seriously as an actor.
I love being a teen because you don’t have all the responsibilities of an adult yet.
The eighties were my teen years, so the GoGos are sort of a touchstone.
I went to ‘The Nutcracker’ every year with my grandma and aunt. Then, in my early teen years, I thought I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I went real gung-ho in that direction, and I started performing in ‘The Nutcracker.’
I don’t want to be a ‘teen star’ because so many people don’t ever grow out of that.
I love being a part of Aqua Teen.
Maybe that’s the whole teen oeuvre, you know covering people in disgusting bodily fluids and whatnot.
I grew up in a small town in Kansas, so I love meeting the fans. Those are the people who spend time out of their day to watch the things that I’ve done, and I’ve gotten to do some great supernatural stuff – ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘The Gates‘ before that – so it’s nice when I get to go to Comic-Con every year.
I see it as more of a teenage activity than, you know, she’s only 11, but you know, I think it’s great that she knows so many girls who want to play music. And I see it more as a teen activity than I do as going into music.
When my dad left public life, I was 13 years old. I went through my teen years and into adulthood in relative anonymity. After my dad’s funeral, I was suddenly recognizable to people I passed on the street.
Final Destination was the closest thing I’ve done to a teen movie but it certainly had an edge to it.
Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you’re not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.
I was a vegetarian through many of my teen years and easily revert back to that occasionally, but my immune system is usually happier with a bit of real meat.
I was a teen idol in Latin America.
I was a typical Valley teen, in smoggy Van Nuys.
I kept getting offered all this young adult stuff. I don’t want to keep telling teen coming-of-age stories!
Like so many other bored teens, I was a bored teen with a hobby. The only difference was mine was obsessing about crime.
Teenagers are asking, ‘Who am I?’ and ‘How do I fit in?’ in every aspect of their lives, and the best YA romances appreciate that there is more to a teen’s life than finding love.
I could have been on a path that led to different, more traditional teen romance, and ‘Nip/Tuck’ shook me loose from any generalization I might have been forced into. It helped me understand I wanted to take on things that were edgier, more challenging and riskier.
I found my niche as a character actor, and I’ve never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
I actually worry that we’re so mindlessly following the herd on privacy and data being the principle concerns when the actual things that are affecting the felt sense of your life and where your time goes, where your attention goes, where democracy goes, where teen mental health goes, where outrage goes.
I actually hope people don’t react to ‘Impossible‘ in a way where they think it’s terribly retro. The plot needed to do what it needed to do. But I’m a little surprised to find myself looking a little bit like an advocate of teen marriage. It takes some exceptional circumstances for that to be a reasonable idea.
I think, very often, little girls look at these teen television shows and think, ‘I have to have a boyfriend because Blair Waldorf has a boyfriend, and she’s always fighting over boys!’
My whole life, starting as a young teen, I was a hard fit for clothes.
When I was 13, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue television and film roles. I booked shows like ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager,’ ‘Liv and Maddie,’ and ‘Teen Wolf.’
I grew up in a really small town. I had a great friend group and an amazing community of people who were supporting and loving and moving out to L.A. it was really hard to find that. Especially just starting off my teen years.
I’m not a teen anymore, but growing up, some of my favorite things were, like, ‘Twin Peaks,’ which wasn’t even really my time, and this is one of the things, like a weird, quirky, small town mystery.
For me, the teen years were all about searching for a place for myself, wondering why I seemed so different than everyone else, wondering especially why no one could look past the surface and figure out who I really was underneath.
‘Teen Spirit’ is a celebration of the power that music can deliver to the cinematic experience.
My high school years were fun and frustrating, typical of the teen years. The most important accomplishment was meeting my wife, Ruth.
I was considered chubby as a teen.
The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.
I’m excited to see a new age of rom-coms, and especially teen romantic comedies, because when I was younger, I was watching ‘Harry Potter‘ and ‘Hunger Games‘ and stuff like that. I loved those movies, but they are a little bit heavy. We didn’t really get to have the lighthearted love stories.
Being a teen idol or being a heartthrob on all the magazines, with Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, and Scott Baio – it was embarrassing! I never understood it. I mean, why me? I never really got it.
I was never interested in ‘Teen Beat’ like roles. I just wanted to work.
I grew up watching ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ and used to dream that I would grow up to be just like her. In a way, ‘Teen Wolf’ has a lot of those kinds of characters. We’re just kids by day, and yet we’re trying to fight demons and werewolves and bad people and save people that we love.
I grew up in a difficult environment, but I became a Christian as a teen. My mom and my sister soon became Christians also.
Growing up, I’ve enjoyed hunting with my father.
I think there’s a time in your life where you don’t feel like you fit in. I think everyone has that when you’re a teenager, especially, and especially in the society we live in.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
I still bump ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ I used to listen to it before all my football games.
I was into all kinds of music as a teen – country music, because my dad was in a band that played country, and whatever my sister and brother were into.
I went down the creative path in my teen years, and when I was in high school, in my junior year, I would perform at this program that was very similar to ‘School of Rock.’ That was when I started writing and realized that’s what I wanted to do.
I was a typical teen growing up in the 1960s, when everybody was into gurus and meditation.
One of my first paid gigs was writing psychology quizzes for ‘YM,’ a monthly teen magazine like ‘Seventeen.’
As I’ve said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager.
When I was growing up, particularly during puberty in my teen years, I was so miserable because I elicited so much teasing and meanness from my teenage cohorts.
I was a happy kid up until I hit the teen years.
It seems like whenever a big newspaper or TV show talks about teen literature, they focus on dark books or vampire books. It’s kind of this cliche. It seems like the only time adults pay attention is with that angle.
For the youth, the indignation of most things will just surge as each birthday passes.
To even be called the ‘teen queen’ is crazy.
Teen drug use went up dramatically in the 1990s.
Jughead, to me, was reflective of a teen experience that made a lot of sense to me.
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.
I’ve met so many new fans and amazing people while traveling to new cities and locations throughout 2017 in support of my album ‘American Teen.’
I definitely was one angsty teen and I definitely went through the emo phase.
I love writing about the summer between high school and college. It’s the last gasp of really being a teen.
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
I’m really loving Billie Eilish’s ‘idontwannabeyouanymore.’ Her dreamy vocals offer such a lovely moment of escape, and there’s a sophistication to the lyrics that are so surprising coming from a teen artist.
I’ve been trying face products since I was, like 13, 12 years old. I use to break out a lot, especially in my teen years.
I will be able to look back on my teen years as spent on a television set just having the biggest bunch of fun.
The endless teen franchises that come out of Hollywood… more often than not, the central character doesn’t have any discernible character traits. They’re just the young, good-looking guy who goes on this journey. They’re always played by fantastic young actors, but ultimately, they’re not very interesting characters.
It’s so easy as a teen to feel like everybody is having this normal experience – except you. You’re on the outside.
Teen pregnancy went way down in the ’90s, and 75 percent of it was because of increased use of contraception.
Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
I’m pretty sure this is it for the teen movie thing. It’s so frustrating to read when you get to page 20 and you’re like, Oy! It’s the same thing again!
For my teen years and all of my twenties it felt like I was trying to live up to this expectation of being a man and what that meant – not just what clothes I wore, but how I acted.
When ‘Teen Vogue’ started out, ‘Teen Vogue’ was an aspirational fashion magazine for fashion lovers. You know, it was the little sister to ‘Vogue.’ And over the years, we’ve realized that our mission was really to become more focused on making this an inclusive community that speaks to every kind of young person.
Just do me a favor. Don’t call me ‘former teen heartthrob,’ okay? It’s as if they were constantly discussing your second year of college. I’m not back there anymore. I’m living in the present.
‘Awkward’ is a ubiquitous teen word to denote socially unsanctioned behavior. It usually implies first- or secondhand embarrassment when you or a friend step outside the rules. Awkward doesn’t sound overtly judgmental or negative; it’s deliberately vague.
I’m not just a child star. And I’m not just someone’s sister. And I’m not just a teen mom.
I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
The first time I got pregnant, I was a young girl – I was 17 years old. Although I knew right away that I wanted to keep my child, being a pregnant teen was an extremely scary experience for me. Luckily, my family and friends were very supportive and were there for me every step of the way.
If you try to bring ‘teen drama,’ you end up doing nothing but pouting.
I grew up watching a lot of stuff, like ‘Teen Titans.’
I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries.
All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
I think there’s actually a benefit to working with teen actors: they’ve got such boundless energy, and everybody is willing to try different things.
It’s important for Asian American kids to see themselves in stories and to feel seen. They need to know that their stories are universal, too, that they, too, can fall in love in a teen movie. They don’t have to be the sidekick; they can be the hero.
Being bullied was the most difficult part of my early teen years.
The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is. The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
I didn’t date for my entire teen life – it just wasn’t on my mind.
As a teenager, I didn’t read a ton of teen fiction, and now I feel like I wish that I had.
The United States has made remarkable progress in reducing both teen pregnancy and racial and ethnic differences, but the reality is, too many American teens are still having babies.
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
As a teen, I was both anorexic and bulimic.
I’ve thought about it, but I don’t think I’d ever get a ‘Teen Wolf’ tattoo, and I don’t know why.
I’m really good at making teen angst romantic. I’m really good at dealing with heartbreak and things like that and making it into this whole experience. But there’s no way to make someone-on-the-Internet-said-something-mean-about-me into romantic angst where you can listen to music and cry or whatever.
If you have a famous parent, you know that being famous doesn’t make you superior to anyone else. It just means people smile at you more. Everyone was fawning all over my father, but of course, the way you look at your parents when you’re a teen is often with a… more critical eye.
Clothes are like a suit of armour when you’re young. I was quite a shy teen, so I wanted to make aggressive statements with the way I looked. I’d say my goth/indie stage was the worst: there was a lot of experimentation involving pink food dye in my fringe.
Children born to teens have less supportive and stimulating environments, poorer health, lower cognitive development, and worse educational outcomes. Children of teen mothers are at increased risk of being in foster care and becoming teen parents themselves, thereby repeating the cycle.
No matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to create their own independence and think that Mom and Dad aren’t cool, just to establish themselves. That’s what adolescence is about. They’re gonna go through that no matter what.
N.E.R.D. was also from – not too far from where I was from growing up. For a lot of people who make music, that was a huge influence in teen years.
I don’t like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I’m a teen actress and therefore I’m competing against Hilary Duff. We’re different people like everyone else.
So many people try to grow up too fast, and it’s not fun! You should stay a kid as long as possible!
Yes, but I don’t think of the Teen Angel as of an age.
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.
Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves.
I was a teen idol and that has a short shelf life.
I had teen angst for a while, but I think every teenager has the angst.
When I became a teen, I ran into a friend at a magic shop who took me under his wing. I started reading up on magical theory and immediately blended that with what my brothers had shown me.
Writing a teen character is something I wanted to try again for a long time!
If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they’re first to join.
I saw myself as an outsider as a teen. I was home-schooled and got my G.E.D. when I was 16; I wasn’t interested in high school at all and figured that college might be more entertaining.
This may just be me, but I feel like everyone’s dream is to live as an American high school student. There are so many teen films set in America that you live vicariously through them, anyway.
I had no idea of the size of my bank account as a teen, and I didn’t care to know. That was my mom’s job, I figured that I would just find out when I turned 18. If you can’t trust your mom, then who can you trust?
One of the things that defines YA is a really strong narrative. Adults love YA because, at the end of the day, they’re good stories and page-turners. The other element is emotion. The teen years are a very emotional and intense time, and I think it’s a time we that we can all relate to and remember.
The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world.
I think if you ask people why they watch me, there would be some common thread among all of them that I’m somewhat of an awkward older sister. I have a teen, mostly female demographic. How that happened, I don’t know. But I think they see me as some sort of bizarre role model, and I’ll keep trying to do that for them.
I love my mom so much, and I always have, but I was definitely a monster to her a lot during my teen years.
In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant, they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy. It’s like, when black girls are pregnant, it’s like a statistic, but when white girls get pregnant, they get a TV show.
When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
Even with the beauty stories we put out, we saw there was an opportunity to address issues of representation, identity, self-expression. We created the community that we wanted to have at ‘Teen Vogue.’ We were willing to lose some to have more.
I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.
I’ve watched presidential debates since I was a teen, and I love it.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
I love Turner Network television; I love Adult Swim. That’s actually how I got my start on Cartoon Network was through Adult Swim, originally. I had a special appearance on ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force!’
It’s about time we make the well-being of our young people more important than ideology and politics. As a country, we benefit from investing in their future by investing in teen pregnancy prevention.
I don’t think you ever love anything as passionately as you do when you’re a teen. You remember the books you read as a young person your whole life. I feel so lucky to write for young adults.
I started a MySpace teen lit discussion group and invited people to join.
Being a teen idol is what I’ve waited for my whole life.
I’ve got some great stuff in my sports memorabilia collection. But my favorite thing by far is the robe. I actually have a Ric Flair robe with ‘the Nature Boy’ on the back. That’s awesome. When I look at it, it brings back so many memories of my childhood and my teen years.
I have cystic acne, and sometimes when I have a breakout, it triggers me back to that time when I was a teen and I feel so self-conscious – like the whole world is looking at my bad skin. I’ve definitely not gone out of the house because of a breakout, which is horrible.
I was a teen star. That’s disgusting enough.
Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
I think doing ‘Teen Wolf’ is just giving me a really great opportunity to possibly get other jobs and show what I can do.
Teen movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it’s the most serious time of your life.
I’m a comic nerd. I’m a former serious collector for much of my childhood and early teen years I wanted to draw underground comics.
I do a lot of teen shows and voice over work for animation, so when I got the part in ‘The Number 23,’ it was really cool because now I get to be in a movie with Jim Carrey. Acting in this movie was really a learning experience for me.
I’ve never really been a rebellious teen.
I’m definitely of the ‘Harry Potter‘-transfigured-me-into-a-reader-and-writer generation. And that’s really all I read throughout my teen years, because I really devoted all my time to writing and reading friends’ fan-fiction.
People look down on teen moms and young mothers when they are the most gracious and significant women on this Earth. They sacrifice their freedom and their lives to give life.
It’s tough enough handling the teen years in private without all the pressures of work and long hours on the set.
I grew up in this household where reading was the most noble thing you could do. When I was a teenager, we would have family dinners where we all sat there reading. It wasn’t because we didn’t like each other. We just liked reading. The person who made my reading list until my late teen years was my mom.
Katy Perry still gets me every time. She’s very funny in person! We met at the Teen Choice Awards and she pulled my cheeks apart and told me how cute I was. My life was literally flashing before my eyes!
The great thing about interning at ‘Teen Vogue’ is that there is so much room for growth; interns here do incredible things if they work hard enough and think outside the box.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
It’s fun to sniff and slather on beauty products, but the end goal is finding what appeals most to ‘Teen Vogue’ readers and reporting on it in the most compelling way.
I wanted to be with the kind of people I’d grown up with, but you can’t go back to them and be one of them again, no matter how hard you try.
When I started out as a music journalist, at the end of the 1980s, it was generally assumed that we were living through the lamest music era the world would ever see. But those were also the years when hip-hop exploded, beatbox disco soared, indie rock took off, and new wave invented a language of teen angst.
I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the ’60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.
Can you imagine peaking as a teen? I think if you peak in high school, there’s a problem. That’s what my sister always said: ‘Don’t worry, you’ll peak later.’
At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
In my early teen years, I wanted to become a vet. That was my plan. I worked as a veterinarian‘s assistant for a couple of summers.
The best thing I can say about ‘Teen Wolf Too’ is that it’s the only time anyone ever referred to me as Preston Sturges. Leonard Maltin wrote that ‘Teen Wolf Too’ made ‘Teen Wolf’ look like Preston Sturges. I’ve always prided myself on that.
I consider myself a writer. I always wanted to act, and as a teen, I studied acting devotedly. Eventually, I got writing work, but very little acting work.
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.