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Quotes About Puberty

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Edgar Allan Poe
“The best things in life make you sweaty.”
Edgar Allan Poe

Eoin Colfer
“Hey, look—your girlfriend is saying something."
Artemis had a vast mental reserve of scathing comebacks at his disposal, but none of them covered girlfriend insults. He wasn't even sure if it was an insult. And if it was, who was being insulted? Him or the girl?”
Eoin Colfer

Tina Fey
“Almost everyone first realized they were becoming a grown woman when some dude did something nasty to them. ...It was mostly men yelling shit from cars. Are they a patrol sent out to let girls know they've crossed into puberty? If so, it's working.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Michael Buckley
“So Henry," Puck said as he kicked off his shoes and propped his smelly feet on the kitchen table. "I was wondering what you can tell me about puberty."
Henry turned pale and stammered.
Sabrina wanted to crawl under the table and die.”
Michael Buckley

David James Duncan
“When people are kids their parents teach them all sorts of stuff, some of it true and useful, some of it absurd hogwash (example of former: don't crap your pants; example of latter: Columbus discovered America). This is why puberty happens. The purpose of puberty is to shoot an innocent and gullible child full of nasty glandular secretions that manifest in the mind as confusion, in the innards as horniness, upon the skin as pimples, and on the tongue as cocksure venomous disbelief in every piece of information, true or false, gleaned from one's parents since infancy. The net result is a few years of familial hell culminating in the child's exodus from the parental nest, sooner or later followed by a peace treaty and the emergence of the postpubescent as an autonomous, free-thinking human being who knows that Columbus only trespassed on an island inhabited by our lost and distant Indian relatives, but who also knows not to crap his pants.”
David James Duncan, The River Why

David Brin
“Prison for the crime of puberty -- that was how secondary school had seemed.”
David Brin, Earth

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Scars Of Beauty

Craig Ferguson
“I don't think wood was discovered in Britain until the 1970's. That's when I discovered it anyway.”
Craig Ferguson

Ian Christe
“That's certainly the roots of heavy metal. That whole sense of revolution and wanting to be powerful is definetly a puberty thing. Fans don't have to be offended by that. Everybody goes through it. That's why heavy metal is so powerful.”
Ian Christe, Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal

“When assaulted by sexual knowledge for the first time, a girl plunges into a period of blackness, which is required in order to let her emotions catch up with her body.

Sleeping Beauty sleeps. Cinderella waits, and while she waits she works her way through the darkness of depression. Snow White both works and sleeps before she is ready to open her eyes and find a Prince leaning over her.”
Joan Gould, Spinning Straw into Gold: What Fairy Tales Reveal About the Transformations in a Woman's Life

Caroline Knapp
“And so I was scared. I was scared of my own sexual hunger, which felt so secretive and uncharted, and I was scared of the sexual hunger of boys, which felt so vivid and overt, and I was terribly uncertain of the relationships between sex and power and value, which seemed so merged and hard to tease apart. In the midst of all that, I didn't exactly loathe my body, or feel ashamed of it, but I was deeply ashamed of my fear, which felt disabling and immature and woefully, painfully uncool, a terrible secret, evidence of some profound failing and ignorance on my part. Other girls, or so I imagined, knew what to do, how to use their power, how to derive pleasure from it, and in contrast, I felt not only freakish but isolated, as though I was standing outside a vital, defining loop.”
Caroline Knapp, Appetites: Why Women Want

Jake Vander Ark
“What’s so beautiful about girls?” I would implore.
And the secret society of adults would reply with a smirk and wink as if I was merely a boy who couldn’t possibly have the mental maturity to comprehend such grown-up concepts as love and bleeding vaginas; “You’ll understand someday, James.”
Jake Vander Ark, The Accidental Siren

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Most insensible, corrupt, cheap, disrespectful young girls run after bad, rude, cocky, nonsensical boys, but a mature, educated, thoughtful, virtuos lady opts for a wise, well breed, experienced, humble, modest gentleman.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Terris McMahan Grimes
“Whuppins were like kid taxes we paid with our behinds.”
Terris McMahan Grimes, Smelling Herself: A Novel

Judy Blume
“Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I just told my mother I want a bra. Please help me grow God. You know where.”
Judy Blume, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
“For your information, Lester, there are at least five wonderful parts of the female body that can be viewed by the owner only with a hand mirror.”
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, The Grooming of Alice

“He scanned the page looking for an entry that read, "Help! I'm Almost Thirteen Years Old and I Still Have the Muscles of a Third-Grader!" but apparently Robert's condition was so freakish and rare, the authors of the book didn't even bother to include it.”
Charles Gilman, The Slither Sisters

“She remembers these as happy times - tomboy days, when she still glittered like quartz in her father's eye. Until puberty came along, as puberty will, and shattered the cosy sense of conspiracy.”
Alison Fell, The Element -inth in Greek

Jacob M. Appel
“If God wanted teenagers to be abstinent, puberty would begin at twenty.”
Jacob M. Appel

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When a child reaches puberty, parents become so curious about their sex lives and whereabouts, put them behind bars to their own detriment. When such a child breaks free, don't be surprised to see him/her in porn movies.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
“I sure wasn't going to ask Aunt Sally, because if she told me once that getting your period was like a moth becoming a butterfly, she'd probably say that sexual intercourse was like a deer getting antlers or something.”
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice on the Outside

Jarod Kintz
“Jacksonville is the fastest growing city in the country. But that's what puberty and human growth hormones will do for you.
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Jarod Kintz, I am Jacksonville

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
“For your information, Lester, there are at least five wonderful parts of the female body that can be viewed by the owner only with a hand mirror.'

And as they stared after me, I went regally back down the hallway and up the stairs to Dad's room.”
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Alberto Moravia
“The dark realization came to him that a difficult and miserable age had begun for him, and he couldn't imagine when it would end. [Puberty]”
Alberto Moravia, Agostino

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“Sitting in the wicker rocking chair with her interrupted work in her lap, Amaranta watched Aureliano José, his chin covered with foam, stropping his razor to give himself his first shave. His blackheads bled and he cut his upper lip as he tried to shape a mustache of blond fuzz, and when it was all over he looked the same as before, but the laborious process gave Amaranta the feeling that she had begun to grow old at that moment.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

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