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Adolescence Quotes

- "Adolescence as the time when an individual 'recapitulates' the savage stage of the race's past." - Granville Stanley Hall - "Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born." - G. Stanley Hall - "Adolescence is just one big walking pimple." - Carol Burnett - "Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility." - Terri Apter - "Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood." - Louise J. Kaplan - "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 - "Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses." - Jena Malone - "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 - "Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion." - Louise J. Kaplan - "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 - "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 - "Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride." - Ron Taffel - "Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice." - David Elkind - "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 - "Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for." - Rex Stout - "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 - "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 - "I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence." - Robert Cormier - "I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies." - Stanislav Grof - "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