Teen Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Teen Quotes from Amber Mark, Tim Gunn, John Cusack, Carolyn Mackler, Anna Chlumsky. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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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.
Amber Mark
If you told me when I was a teen that I would end up being a teacher, I would have said you’re out of your mind, because quite frankly I hated school.
Tim Gunn
I was a teen star. That’s disgusting enough.
John Cusack
My own experience being bullied – it made me a more compassionate person. It made me more sympathetic to the adolescent experience.
Carolyn Mackler
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?
Anna Chlumsky
There’s a freshness to the approach of teen chefs. They’re lighthearted, and they’re not afraid to take risks.
Alex Guarnaschelli
By no means do we think, ‘Oh, it’s cool to be a teen mom.’ I definitely don’t think that it’s cool.
Farrah Abraham
I think teen girls will like ‘Geek Charming’ because they really focus on the ‘populars’ and nerdy people and people who are in between the nerds and between the populars. So it really hits every category of what girls are going through in high school.
Lili Simmons
I grew up as an avid reader. I would go to the library and check out 40 books a week. Some of them were smarty books; most of them were ‘Sweet Valley High’ and young teen romance.
Julie Plec
Every season of ‘Teen Wolf’ was really cool and exciting and unique, but there was just something about the first season story-wise that was, I think, the coolest.
Tyler Posey
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.
Jeph Loeb
People don’t know the real me. The hard times I went through are what led me to my life now. I was a mess as a teen! I was kind of wild and really unhappy.
Kristin Cavallari
Costumes say a lot about a character. When it came to ‘Palo Alto,’ it was important for me that the kids didn’t look perfect. In most teen movies today, all of the clothes are expensive. I remember wearing a lot of dirty vintage clothes.
Gia Coppola
I became a teen idol. At the time, it embarrassed me.
Jose Feliciano
I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.
Robert Cormier
We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
John Walters
I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.
Constance Baker Motley
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.
Adam Silvera
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.
Terry Brooks
Being a teen idol is what I’ve waited for my whole life.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Trump gets too much credit for ‘Teen Vogue”s evolution.
Elaine Welteroth
When I was in the 12th grade, I got my girlfriend pregnant. I just got out of school, she was a 10th-grader. I’m a teen parent, and I’m at a point where I’m like, ‘Man I’ve got to do something.’
Ice T
Just because you have teenagers in a movie doesn’t make it a teen movie.
Brendan Fehr
Even though I was super personal with ‘American Teen,’ I want to tap in and not just tell my own stories but tell the stories of other people – so that I can help as many people as possible.
‘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.
Mary H.K. Choi
Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
Tony Visconti
It’s tough enough handling the teen years in private without all the pressures of work and long hours on the set.
Judy Norton
My first break was becoming a staff writer on the rebooted ‘90210.’ And then I got stuck writing in the teen genre for a while.
Allison Schroeder
Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings.
Chantal Kreviazuk
We left Egypt when I was seven, and we didn’t return until I was 21. My teen years were divided between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. Up until we left the U.K., it was like your regular teenage years. The one thing I remember is that I couldn’t date. That was one thing my parents made very clear.
Mona Eltahawy
Everybody is a teenage idol.
Barry Gibb
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.
Linda Hunt
I write edgy, sexy teen romances, and that’s what I’ll continue to do.
Simone Elkeles
Doesn’t matter whether it’s a teen girl who’s pregnant, hasn’t told her parents, or an elderly couple dealing with one of them being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Those are real people to me. Those are the people I dealt with every single day.
Mike Huckabee
We don’t tend to write about disease in fiction – not just teen novels but all American novels – because it doesn’t fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.
John Green
When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
Dario Argento
To even be called the ‘teen queen’ is crazy.
Victoria Justice
My whole life, growing up, I always wanted to be in comedy. I never felt comfortable doing the ‘teen hunk’ thing.
Dustin Milligan
‘Teen Spirit’ is a celebration of the power that music can deliver to the cinematic experience.
Max Minghella
‘Teen Wolf’ ending is, like, huge. I know no acting without the show, basically.
Dylan O’Brien
I think the fans from the original ‘Teen Wolf’ tuned in expecting us to ruin the franchise, and I think that we’ve only heightened it. So we’ve brought ‘Teen Wolf’ back.
Colton Haynes
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.
Paul Butcher
I’ve always enjoyed teen characters, and kids as well. For whatever reason, I seem to have an ability to do it sort of well, and I enjoy doing it.
Jeff Lemire
I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
Rob Lowe
By the time I was a teen, I was an expert at scanning people’s faces, always in search of eyes like mine. I devoured glossy magazines, ever mindful of the language we used to talk about beauty. The sections on how to apply makeup intrigued me most precisely because their audience never included me.
Crystal Hana Kim
Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves.
John Knowles
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
David Elkind
I was considered chubby as a teen.
Roger Moore
I wanted to be a writer as a teen… so storytelling was my first love. In my late teens, design became an obsession as I realized that I could express myself through the medium. Much later, when I founded Fuseproject in 1999, our slogan became ‘design brings stories to life.’
Yves Behar
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.
Tommy Mottola
I’ve been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It’s very important to give back as a youth. It’s as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
Queen Latifah
Most of the offers I get from Hollywood are for teen comedies. My manager thinks I’m crazy for turning down all that money, but I’m very picky.
Macaulay Culkin
I’m ashamed to say, but as a teen, there were times when I had to go to the church and get help.
John Rzeznik
To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.
Marian Wright Edelman
How the original ‘Cosmos’ affected me personally was long-term. I wasn’t born early enough to see the original series, but after getting a hold of it in my teen years, it was one of the driving forces behind my passion for science.
Kyle Hill
I started wearing all black around the time I got into Nirvana. I first heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ when I was about 12, and I remember jumping on my bed, so excited about it.
Natasha Lyonne
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.
Willie Aames
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.
Princess Nokia
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.
Justin Trudeau
Being a musician since I was a teen, Guitar Center is the staple. You need anything to create, it’s there. You need a Guitar Center. You gotta give it homage. It’s a tool shed, and without the tool shed, it’s hard to create.
Steve Aoki
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.
David Cassidy
I will say that I know Nirvana did a show and played a few chords from ‘More Than a Feeling’ before they did ‘Teen Spirit,’ and it wasn’t very good. But in all seriousness, ‘Teen Spirit’ was a great song. If subconsciously or somehow I had any influence on that, I’ll take that as a compliment.
Tom Scholz
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.
Martina McBride
We all have things in our lives that are terrible: you apologize for them; you wish you never had you name on it. But ‘Teen Wolf’ is something that I’m very proud of.
Jeph Loeb
I thought Korra was 17 so Mike and I have to get our stories straight. The main characters are in their late teens, we’ve always loved those kind of teen love triangle type stories and there was plenty of that in the original series.
Bryan Konietzko
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.
Eddie Vedder
I wanted to be an actor since I was three years old; I would dance to Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Ek do teen’ in front of the mirror and recite dialogues from ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho,’ ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… ,’ ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai…’
Athiya Shetty
‘Pretty Little Liars,’ you know, it’s a teen show that grew to be something bigger. I think you had girls from ages 7 to, like, 20 watching the show, and that was the predominant audience. Then it grew to be for girls, boys, men, women, people who are 7 to 35. I think that’s crazy.
Aeriel Miranda
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.
Hennessy Carolina
To be honest, I haven’t seen a lot of the current crop of teen movies because there’s only so much time and there’s nothing that really drives me to do it.
Curtis Armstrong
We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded at a radio station on the stairway, and we did a record and it got put out.
Tommy Chong
Over the past few years, I’ve acted in movies such as ‘Teen Kanya,’ ‘Charuulata 2011’ and ‘Muktodhara,’ which have all been told from a woman’s perspective.
Rituparna Sengupta
In my teen years leading up to the Olympics, I loved having the excuse to skip out on parties because of skating. Partying wasn’t my thing anyway. Mostly I hung out with other skaters. We were all buddies, so it’s not like I missed out on socializing. I was really enjoying myself.
Dorothy Hamill
My high school years were fun and frustrating, typical of the teen years. The most important accomplishment was meeting my wife, Ruth.
Alan J. Heeger
I was, like, this token teen angst child of Broadway. It’s so funny. What is that? I don’t even know. But I loved it.
Jennifer Damiano
I think that, oftentimes, what people say is, ‘We need an actress who’ll be able to greenlight a movie,’ and my counterargument to that is always that, when it comes to a teen movie, you have very few people who can greenlight a movie.
Jenny Han
There’s no greater challenge, for most parents, than letting a growing teen go out into the world, knowing he is exposed to risk, but that it is also your duty to let him go.
Susanna Reid
I think doing ‘Teen Wolf’ is just giving me a really great opportunity to possibly get other jobs and show what I can do.
Colton Haynes
I started a MySpace teen lit discussion group and invited people to join.
Sarah Mlynowski
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Bryan White
I worked on congressional campaigns when I was a teenager. I did United Way fundraisers when I was a teen. We advocated; we spoke out. I protested the first Iraq War in college.
Peter Paige
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.
Olivia Holt
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.
Virginia Satir
Maybe that’s the whole teen oeuvre, you know covering people in disgusting bodily fluids and whatnot.
Rider Strong
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
Marilyn vos Savant
I just want to say I love Kira Yukimura so much. I loved my experience on ‘Teen Wolf.’
Arden Cho
Teen problem novels? I can go through them like a box of chocolates. And there are fantasy books out now that need a lot more editing. Fantasy got to be so popular that people began to think ‘We don’t need to be as diligent with the razor blade,’ but they do.
Tamora Pierce
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I didn’t want to be the typical teen idol. I didn’t want to be Leif Garrett. I didn’t want to be Shaun Cassidy, David Cassidy or Parker Stevenson. I wanted to do my own thing.
Willie Aames
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.
Kirsten Dunst
I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen movies over and over again.
Alexa Vega
Teen pregnancy went way down in the ’90s, and 75 percent of it was because of increased use of contraception.
Al Franken
I’m a teenager, but I’m independent – I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
Adriana Lima
I grew up in a difficult environment, but I became a Christian as a teen. My mom and my sister soon became Christians also.
Melody Carlson
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
Anita Brookner
‘Teen Wolf’ has such a die-hard fan base, which we’re all so grateful for. It’s amazing to have that kind of support because, without the fans, we wouldn’t have this show.
Arden Cho
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.
Connie Stevens
As a young teen, Satan and the idea of some sort of world that you could be in touch with that could empower you was very much the symbol for freedom.
Tobias Forge
I was a handful growing up.
Olivia Wilde
The donning of the ear buds marks the beginning of teen life, when children set off on their own for the passage through adolescence.
Amity Shlaes
As an early teen, soccer is the number one thing that you do – and I wasn’t very good at that.
Dorian Yates
The average teen today spends about 35 hours a week in front of a screen of some kind: iPod, movie, TV, video. And a lot of it is good, but a lot of it’s not. And so I think you’ve got that five hours a day of media coming into your kid’s head that’s creating a lot of havoc out there.
Sean Covey
I was a troubled teen and I was constantly looking for someone to throw me a rope. Those ropes are connections. They allow us to see that life exists beyond the little worlds we are currently a part of.
Lauren Oliver
I grew up in Detroit. I was a teen father. I lived on welfare for three years. I have a brother serving life in prison, though I believe he’s innocent.
Michael Eric Dyson
We grew up listening to so much hardcore: everything from the very early D.C. stuff – Teen Idols, Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, SOA, Government Issue – to bands who weren’t straight edge, like Negative Approach. I really feel they were one of the greatest punk bands ever.
Davey Havok
As a teenager, I didn’t read a ton of teen fiction, and now I feel like I wish that I had.
Jesse Andrews
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.
Janet Reno
I may weep inconsolably when I hold a copy of ‘All I Know Now’ for the first time. I just hope that everyone who reads it enjoys it and finds some comfort in knowing that the journey through the ‘teen age’ is difficult for all of us and they’re definitely not alone.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
Like me as a teen – and like many teenagers now – my characters are at a peculiar crossroads in their lives. They desperately seek freedom. But at the same time, they are constantly thwarted.
Sabaa Tahir
Growing up, I had an internal struggle with my body because I was really chubby. My sisters were younger, and they were all skinny and all cute. As a teen, I definitely had, like, an extra 30 pounds of weight.
Christina Milian
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.
Tristan Harris
You’ve got to grow up sometime.
Winona Ryder
I was a typical Valley teen, in smoggy Van Nuys.
Ed Begley, Jr.
As a teen, I was both anorexic and bulimic.
Alanis Morissette
And at some point I would like to talk my publisher into doing an anthology of my poetry alongside some teen readers’ poetry. It would be fun, and really wonderful to get their stuff out there.
Ellen Hopkins
Growing up, I’ve enjoyed hunting with my father.
Dale Earnhardt
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
Jules Feiffer
I pass on a lot of teen roles that get sent to me because a lot of the time it doesn’t feel real. It’s sugar-coated. There’s no depth to it.
Dylan Minnette
I’ve thought about it, but I don’t think I’d ever get a ‘Teen Wolf’ tattoo, and I don’t know why.
Tyler Posey
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.
Alice Hoffman
My mother wrote a teen column for the South China Morning Post in the 1950s when she was growing up in Hong Kong. Her name was Lily Mark, but she sometimes wrote under her confirmation name, Margaret Mark. That was how she met my father.
Celeste Ng
I’m so fascinated by the concept of teen pregnancy for some reason. Not that I condone it or promote it, but it’s just a very real thing in our country and culture.
Leven Rambin
I’d never made a teen comedy in my life.
Harvey Weinstein
I love writing about the summer between high school and college. It’s the last gasp of really being a teen.
Sarah Dessen
That can be the most painstaking aspect of being a teen, figuring out what the world really looks like. If you find someone in a book, you know you’re not alone and that’s what’s so comforting about books.
Laurie Halse Anderson
There is a point in every young person’s life when you realize that the youth that you’ve progressed through and graduate to some sort of adulthood is equally as messed up as where you’re going.
Jena Malone
People love teen movies because everyone can relate.
Zoe Kravitz
I got the acting bug really young, when I was around, like, 10. I pretty much just wanted to be Michael J. Fox. He was in ‘Teen Wolf’ – that was, like, the coolest role, and then he did ‘Back to the Future,’ and that was the coolest role.
Bryan Greenberg
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.
Justin Timberlake
I love telling teen stories where the characters are experiencing things for the first time – the stakes feel really high.
Stephanie Savage
Honestly, I’ve never had anybody with ‘Teen Mom’ ever be anything but great to me. Except the editors – they suck. Everybody from the crew, I love them, they’re like family to me… I’ve never had a problem with any of them. Except the editors.
Dakota Meyer
‘Teen Vogue’ fortunately has proved you can have smart, political, and fashionable content delivered in one place, and you don’t have to choose.
Elaine Welteroth
Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children – if you are worried about your teen and drugs, talk to them.
John Walters
‘Teen Beach Movie’ was a lot of fun because we were in Puerto Rico on an island – you can’t even call it work!
Ross Lynch
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
Arnold H. Glasow
I love my mom so much, and I always have, but I was definitely a monster to her a lot during my teen years.
Dove Cameron
I’ve never really been a rebellious teen.
Kathryn Newton
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.
Taron Egerton
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.
Rian Johnson
It’s only shocking to the uninitiated that ‘Teen Vogue’ would have the audacity to be political and style-focused.
Elaine Welteroth
I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
J. K. Simmons
All that stuff – ‘teen idol’ – that wasn’t me.
David Cassidy
This generation has given up on growth. They’re just hoping for survival.
Penelope Spheeris
Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn’t sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship?
Charles Duhigg
It’s so easy as a teen to feel like everybody is having this normal experience – except you. You’re on the outside.
Becky Albertalli
I found my niche as a character actor, and I’ve never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
Vincent D’Onofrio
I was a happy kid up until I hit the teen years.
Rick Springfield
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.
Fran Lebowitz
The area of teenage life is not necessarily rarefied; we’ve all gone through that period. It’s not as rarefied as a western or a space adventure or a gangster film, but it has its own dynamic.
Gus Van Sant
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.
Dean Kamen
Writing a teen character is something I wanted to try again for a long time!
Emily Giffin
As a unique person, I was bullied badly as a teen.
Lady Starlight
The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.
David Wilkerson
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.
Kim Gordon
Frank Sinatra is the only one that went from teen idol to superstar.
Leif Garrett
‘Teen Vogue’ is so much more than just a magazine. It’s so much more than just a website. It’s so much more than social. It’s really about the audience, and so we’re going to continue to innovate and continue to find new ways of reaching this audience in meaningful ways.
Elaine Welteroth
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.
Arden Cho
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
G. Stanley Hall
I started messing around in my teen years but didn’t really begin training properly until the age of 21. I did a lot of reading prior to that – Mike Mentzer, Arthur Jones and all other notable bodybuilding authors – and just came up with a routine that worked for me.
Dorian Yates
The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.
Ann Brashares
I’ve never done a teen movie before, but I certainly could tell you some of the ones I came very close on. I was very close on Clueless and She’s All That.
Mia Kirshner
When I was a teen, I would draw a really, really long line around my eyes with eyeliner, like Lola Flores.
As a mom, grandma and governor of Iowa, I believe we have an opportunity and a responsibility to combat the teen vaping epidemic.
Kim Reynolds
If you were an alien who came to our bookstores – or browsed our teen magazines – you’d think that only Earth girls who look like Mila Kunis ever got any action.
Rainbow Rowell
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.
Kali Uchis
I would love for a movie that I’m really proud of to launch my career but I wouldn’t like it to be some teen kind of thing that I did for money.
Emily Hampshire
Like so many other bored teens, I was a bored teen with a hobby. The only difference was mine was obsessing about crime.
Sarah Weinman
In my teen years, I was hanging out with adults – Steven Meisel, Francois Nars, Oribe, Paul Cavaco. We had so much fun! We’d go out in New York.
Christy Turlington
I remember as a teen being able to eat more than my father. I was growing so fast and my body couldn’t keep up.
Saskia de Brauw
Material Girls was so different for me, I’d never done a teen movie.
Lukas Haas
I didn’t know too much about his comic book history. I know that in ‘Teen Titans,’ he’s much more the comedic relief. But after reading the comic book iteration of Cyborg in ‘The New Teen Titans’ from the 1980s that Marv Wolfman and George Perez had worked on, I saw that there was a lot of texture to the character.
Ray Fisher
I love the cast of ‘Teen Wolf,’ and I try to keep in touch with them as much as possible.
Tyler Posey
I wasn’t going to have fun doing a teen movie again.
Heath Ledger
When it’s my time to go, I’ll go, but the only time that’s going to be for ‘Teen Mom’ is when the network takes it off the air.
Farrah Abraham
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.
Jenny Han
The eighties were my teen years, so the GoGos are sort of a touchstone.
Corin Tucker
They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.
Rick Springfield
As a teen, I heard the second Velvet Underground album, ‘White Light/White Heat,’ and it was too much for my limited scope of appreciation. It was intense, but I didn’t get it.
Henry Rollins
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.
Ruth Ware
We must tell girls their voices are important.
Malala Yousafzai
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!
Niall Horan
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.
Paula Garces
I actually love writing for teens best. I had such an awful time in my own teen years – I love having the chance to relive them through my fiction.
Meg Cabot
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.
Victoria Justice
The evolution at ‘Teen Vogue’ is not a result of dinosaurs in a board room coming up with a strategy to reach the kids.
Elaine Welteroth
I really liked ‘Starter For Ten’ because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’ and I’ve always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film.
James McAvoy
Reading was my escape growing up in Ohio. Both of my parents lost their jobs when I was a teen, and it was hard. But I always had my books. Reading gave me a way of living different lives.
Anna Todd
Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
Jim Bishop
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.
Maggie Stiefvater
Certain elements of teen life that, 10 years ago, were very important to me still, are becoming less so as I get older. I mean, I’ve kinda gotten over, I guess I’m saying, the fact that I had trouble getting a date for the prom.
Matthew Tobin Anderson
Yes, my pageant career was incredibly short. I started at 19 and was done at 21. I started by competing for Miss California Teen, which I wound up winning, and I literally just entered the contest on a whim!
Meagan Tandy
As a teen, I enjoyed Sufi music and ghazals the most. But as my career began, I drifted off to playback and other streams over the years.
During my teen years, I just really started to get anxiety. I would get stage fright when I would do certain speaking engagements and I always would get through them, but it was a really nerve-racking and hard thing to do.
Skai Jackson
Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head.
Justin Timberlake
Adolescence isn’t just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
Jena Malone
I didn’t know what was going to happen with ‘Teen Wolf.’ I was only scheduled to do four episodes for them, but they kept me on, and I was like, ‘Sweet! I’m still employed! That’s awesome!’ And then, they let me know that they were considering having me for the second half of the season.
Adelaide Kane
Ever since I was a little teen, I was told by my great-grandma that you’ve got to always have a good moisturizer. I use cocoa butter, and I use it for all things needing moisture – face, hair, throw it on those legs at the beach, get them all shiny. Cocoa butter is such a great product.
Sufe Bradshaw
Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
Fred G. Gosman
It’s hard being homeless at any age, but at 16 years old? I can’t even imagine. When you’re a homeless teen, how do you build a future or have any sort of life?
Stacey Dooley
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.
Benjamin Watson
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
Being bullied was the most difficult part of my early teen years.
Kate Gosselin
I just felt being part of my peer group so strongly. I was immersed in teen culture, but not taken in by it.
S. E. Hinton
I think anybody who’s doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you’re a teen idol by default.
Jason Bateman
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.
Courtney Act
I tend to like writing long stories in comics. I worked on ‘Flash,’ ‘Teen Titans’ and ‘JSA’ for years. I always like diving into characters.
Geoff Johns
Jughead, to me, was reflective of a teen experience that made a lot of sense to me.
Cole Sprouse
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.
Tan France
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.
Anna Kendrick
I’ll write teen stories as long as people will let me. I’ll also be excited for the day when I’m told I can no longer write teen stories.
Stephanie Savage
With any teen show, there’s going to be drama and heartache.
Lili Reinhart
Robin McKinley’s ‘The Blue Sword’ was a defining book of my teen years, and I’d love to have more books like that in the world.
Carrie Vaughn
Teen fandom is so potent. Any choice they make in pop culture forces the rest of the world to take notice.
Alycia Debnam-Carey
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.
Nancy Werlin
If you try to bring ‘teen drama,’ you end up doing nothing but pouting.
Max Irons
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
Louise J. Kaplan
I got into James Blake quite early, like when I was early teen, and that was really important for me.
Mura Masa
I definitely think there could be stricter teen driving laws.
Victoria Justice
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.
Amanda Bynes
I’ve had a lot of compulsions throughout my life which mainly started as a teen around the time I was doing exams.
Jon Richardson
I hate it when people call me a teen queen.
Lindsay Lohan
During my teen years, I was real emotional. I could be really up or down.
Andie MacDowell
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.
Keith Gessen
I don’t think there’s a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I’ll be happy to deal with it.
Josh Hartnett
My top goal as your Secretary of State is to save lives by reducing fatal traffic crashes. When I established the Teen Driver Safety Task Force, the goal was to improve Illinois’ graduated driver licensing law and, even more importantly, to save lives.
Jesse White
As a kid, I was definitely a DC guy. I started reading big time in the ’80s at the height of the Wolfman/Perez ‘New Teen Titans.’ That was definitely the book that hooked me.
Jason Aaron
I feel really honored to be part of The #seetherealme campaign. It’s really amazing, as it helps many teen girls who are struggling. It helps them to find themselves and be true to who they are.
Jazz Jennings
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.
Julian Dennison
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.
Alice Hoffman
If you’re interested in a ‘Teen Vogue’ internship, take note: it’s not all fun and games! Working at a magazine requires a ton of energy and endurance from its interns and editors alike.
Emily Weiss
I decided that, if I were to write a teen series, I’d want to set it in a place that was familiar to me – Manhattan, where I’d grown up – and I’d model the characters on myself and my friends.
Cecily von Ziegesar
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
Clyde Tombaugh
The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is. The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
Louise J. Kaplan
As a white teen, I was very drawn to hip-hop culture, almost to the point of disappearing in it – there was a sense of having no sense of authenticity except this one that wasn’t mine.
Jess Row
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.
Lisa Ling
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.
Ethel Waters
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.
Winnie Holzman
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.
Dean Kamen
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.
David Wilkerson
I’ve watched presidential debates since I was a teen, and I love it.
Stephen A. Smith
Teen boys are a huge mess.
Danielle Bregoli
When I was a teen, I thought I would have to choose between my writing or my music or my art, but it turns out it’s a difficult juggling game but I can do all of them.
Maggie Stiefvater
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.
Sarah MacLean
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!’
Andrew W.K.
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 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.
Jenny Han
My whole life, starting as a young teen, I was a hard fit for clothes.
Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
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.
Milla Jovovich
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.
Anthony Bourdain
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.
Peyton Reed
Teenage girls read in packs. It’s true today, and it was true when I was a teen growing up in a small town in northeast Oklahoma.
Ally Carter
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.
Tom Frieden
It’s very important to see a black gay teen represented.
Ncuti Gatwa
I love being a part of Aqua Teen.
Dana Snyder
Female adolescence is – universally – an emotionally and psychologically intense period.
Caitlin Flanagan