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Teen Quotes and Teenager Quotes

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Be inspired by this straight-shooting series of teen quotes.

Teenage-hood can be an awkward transitional period for your teenagers. So encourage them with these teen quotes.

As for you the mommy, your teens can be unbearable at times. They make you cry, they make you laugh, they make you feel like a failure, they make millions of emotions out of you.

Yet through it all, you still love your teens though you'll love to hate them at times. It's complicated.

No matter what, acknowledge your heartfelt emotions through this period. Use these teen quotes in your cards, scrapbooks and letters to mark down those memories!

A baby-sitter is a teenager who gets two dollars an hour to eat five dollars' worth of your food.
-- Henny Youngman

A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.
-- Lewis B. Hershey

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

Adolescence: A stage between infancy and adultery.
-- Ambrose Bierce

Adolescence is perhaps nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.
-- Karen Savage and Patricia Adams

Arguing with a teenager is like wrestling in the mud with a pig. Sooner or later you figure out that he/she is enjoying it.
-- Author Unknown

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

At fourteen you don't need sickness or death for tragedy.
-- Jessamyn West

Attention Teenagers! NO is a complete sentence!
-- Author Unknown

Delight in your youth.
-- Pearl Jam

Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.
-- Logan Pearsall Smith

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Exuberance is beautiful.
-- William Blake

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
-- Quentin Crisp

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

Figuring out who you are is the whole point of the human experience.
-- Anna Quindlen

Helping your eldest to pick a college is one of the greatest educational experiences of life - for the parents. Next to trying to pick his bride, it's the best way to learn that your authority, if not entirely gone, is slipping fast.
-- Sally and James Reston

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
-- Laurence J. Peter

Hmmm! Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, and they swim all over you.
-- Sebastian, "The Little Mermaid"

How beautiful is youth! How bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams!
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How strange that the young should always think the world is against them - when in fact that is the only time it is for them.
-- Mignon McLaughlin

Human life is a continuous thread which each of us spins to his own pattern, rich and complex in meaning. There are no natural knots in it. Yet knots form, nearly always in adolescence.
-- Edgar Z. Friedenberg

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
-- Johann Friedrich von Schiller

I am every emotion times ten, I conform yet I'm rebellious, always obeying but somehow still an outlaw, always talking but never heard, I am a teenager.
-- Author Unknown

I don't blame you for everything, she told me. Just the stuff my friends & I can agree on.
-- Brian Andreas

I have seen my kid struggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory: an empty gin bottle.
-- Erma Bombeck

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.
-- Maya Angelou

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do now.
-- Will Rogers

If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
-- General George S. Patton, Jr.

If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.
-- Al Bernstein

Incredibly, inordinately, devastatingly, immortally, calamitously, hearteningly, adorably beautiful.
-- Rupert Brooke

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
-- Edgar W. Howe

It is not chic to be too chic.
-- Elsie de Wolfe

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
-- William Shakespeare

It's difficult to decide whether growing pains are something teenagers have - or are.
-- Author Unknown

Little children, headache; big children, heartache.
-- Italian Proverb

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense you concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
-- John MacNoughton

Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.
-- William Galvin

My adolescence progressed normally: enough misery to keep the death wish my usual state, an occasional high to keep me from actually taking the gas-pipe.
-- Faye Moskowitz

My kids' idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
-- George Foreman

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
-- Erma Bombeck

Raising teenagers is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree.
-- Author Unknown

Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.
-- Yiddish Proverb

Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.
-- Bob Phillips

Teenagehood -- that time in life when you show your individuality by looking like everyone else.
-- Author Unknown

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
-- Arnold H. Glasow

The average teenager still has all the faults his parents outgrew.
-- Author Unknown

The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.
-- Raymond Duncan

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.
-- Dorothy Parker

The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.
-- Judith Martin

The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
-- Edgar Friedenberg

The troubles of adolescence eventually all go away - it's just like a really long, bad cold.
-- Dawn Ruelas

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
-- Quentin Crisp

There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.
-- Art Buchwald

There's too much youth; how about a fountain of smart.
-- Author Unknown

Violet will be a good color for hair at just about the same time that brunette becomes a good color for flowers.
-- Fran Lebowitz

What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around.
-- Georges Bernanos

What a shame that allowances have to stop with the teens: both those that are paid to us and those that are made for us.
-- Mignon McLaughlin

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot.
-- Larry Lujack

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
-- Mark Twain

You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going.
-- Author Unknown

You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
-- John Ciardi

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
-- Aristotle

Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark that you always carry in your heart.
-- Raisa Gorbachev

Youth! youth! how buoyant are thy hopes! they turn, like marigolds, toward the sunny side.
-- Jean Ingelow

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