Teenager Quotes

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Cassandra Clare
“I don't want to be a man," said Jace. "I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead."
"Well," said Luke, "you're doing a fantastic job.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Stephen Chbosky
“I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Rick Riordan
“It seemed weird calling a teenager 'sir' but I'd learned to be careful with immortals. They tended to get offended easily. Then, they blew stuff up.”
Rick Riordan

Janet Fitch
“I imagined the lies the valedictorian was telling them right now. About the exciting future that lies ahead. I wish she'd tell them the truth: Half of you have gone as far in life as you're ever going to. Look around. It's all downhill from here. The rest of us will go a bit further, a steady job, a trip to Hawaii, or a move to Phoenix, Arizona, but out of fifteen hundred how many will do anything truly worthwhile, write a play, paint a painting that will hang in a gallery, find a cure for herpes? Two of us, maybe three? And how many will find true love? About the same. And enlightenment? Maybe one. The rest of us will make compromises, find excuses, someone or something to blame, and hold that over our hearts like a pendant on a chain.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Bryan Lee O'Malley
“Every time you look up at the stars, it’s like opening a door. You could be anyone, anywhere. You could be yourself at any moment in your life. You open that door and you realize you’re the same person under the same stars. Camping out in the backyard with your best friend, eleven years old. Sixteen, driving alone, stopping at the edge of the city, looking up at the same stars. Walking a wooded path, kissing in the moonlight, look up and you’re eleven again. Chasing cats in a tiny town, you’re eleven again, you’re sixteen again. You’re in a rowboat. You’re staring out the back of a car. Out here where the world begins and ends, it’s like nothing ever stops happening.”
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Lost at Sea

Colleen Hoover
“Breckin shrugs. “I’m new here. And if you haven’t deducted from my impeccable fashion sense, I think it’s safe to say that I’m…” he leans forward and cups his hand to his mouth in secrecy. “Mormon,” he whispers.”
Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

Elizabeth Berg
“If I were to draw on a paper what gym does for me, I would make one dot and then I would erase it.”
Elizabeth Berg, Joy School

Jenny B. Jones
“You’re a teenager. It’s all complicated.”
Jenny B. Jones, There You'll Find Me

Jenny Han
“I’ve never gotten a love letter before. But reading these notes like this, one after the other, it feels like I have. It’s like . . . it’s like there’s only ever been Peter. Like everyone else that came before him, they were all to prepare me for this. I think I see the difference now, between loving someone from afar and loving someone up close. When you see them up close, you see the real them, but they also get to see the real you. And Peter does. He sees me, and I see him.”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

James Ross
“Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream.”
James Ross

Stephen R. Covey
“If you want to have a more pleasant,cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, emphatic, consistent, loving parent.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Emma   Thomas
“I wake up the next morning, happy and full of life. I again stare at my ceiling that says, ‘Build a life worth living’ This is the first time in forever that I have felt that maybe I am building a life worth living, that I’m not just faking it. My career my twin, books, and Archer are all I’ve had for so long, which was always worth living for - but love. Love is something more. Love makes you feel wanted. Love makes life worth living, and it’s something I have never felt in this way. I have known this guy only for a little over a week. He walked right into my life and changed everything. I don’t know how that is possible, but it is.”
Emma Thomas, Live for Me

Emma   Thomas
“Build a life worth living. I stare at this phrase on my ceiling every morning before I decide to get out of bed. I painted it a few years ago after completing a few months of dialectal behavioral therapy. It is a quote by Marsha Linehan, who created DBT. After therapy, I impulsively decided to paint it on my ceiling in black, as some sort of reminder to build a life worth living. I don’t regret painting it up there - well, not yet, at least.”
Emma Thomas, Live for Me

J.M. Reep
“Stacey muttered, "But I hate this school, and this city, and the sooner I leave, the better. I want to start over in a new place. I haven't . . ." her voice trailed off and she looked away from Jason, hoping instead to find her words among the falling raindrops. "Do you ever feel like you aren't the person you're supposed to be? That you could be a different person - and have a better life - if things had been just a little different?”
J.M. Reep, The Spring

Patricia Highsmith
“Her life was a series of zigzags. At nineteen, she was anxious.”
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

J.M. Reep
“Leah looked at her parents, lost in their own fantasies, and decided that the three of them were a pretty pathetic family - but she wasn't sure who was more pathetic: the dateless girl spending the night of the big dance by herself in her bedroom, or the parents who foolishly believed a boy would arrive on their doorstep with flowers, a limo, and a promise to rescue their daughter from her solitude.”
J.M. Reep, Leah

Jeffrey Eugenides
“He hadn't suffered the eternity of the ring about to be picked up, didn't know the heart rush of hearing that incomparable voice suddenly linked with his own, the sense it gave of being too close to even see her, of being actually inside her ear.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Tom Upton
“Librarians are notorious snitches—don’t let anybody convince you otherwise.”
Tom Upton, Vanished

Thomm Quackenbush
“Tombstones covered the dale, the smooth marble surfaces bright. She had spent days here as a teenager, though not out of any awareness of mortality. Like every adolescent, she intended to live forever.”
Thomm Quackenbush, We Shadows

“Teaching a boy to be a man is the primary job of a father.”
Clayton Lessor MA, LPC

Brandi Salazar
“Will that be all?” I asked the pimply faced teen who ogled my exposed legs as if in heat. My pen tapped impatiently on the notepad while I waited for him to look up.
Slowly his dull grey eyes roved over my body and a limp smile drew up his thin, crusted lips making him look more weasel than human.
“Yep. That’d be it,” his cheerful, adolescent voice cracked.
“Great,” I mumbled, walking back behind the counter.”
Brandi Salazar, Faerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite

John Ajvide Lindqvist
“A broom that was almost never used was leaned up against the wall. He took it and started to sweep. Dust flew up his nose. When he had been sweeping for a while he realised he had no dustpan. He swept the pile of dust under the couch. Better to have a little shit in the corners than a clean hell. He flipped through the pages of a porno, put it back. Wound his scarf around his neck until his head felt like it was about to explode, released it. Got up and took a few steps on the rug. Sank to his knees, prayed to god.”
John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

Kirtida Gautam
“Nothing in the world has a greater power to enslave than fiction. ~ Aarush Kashyap”
Kirtida Gautam, #iAm16iCan

“Jenny- We were friends on Facebook and our friendship was short-lived, I confirmed his request… and he unfriended me? The same day- What happened? He deleted me; no, the boy has ever done that to me. I must have him as my boyfriend, he is the first one to ever say no to me. He said her I don't remember sending you a request! Sure… to be truthful I am kind of disappointed in him, I was thinking finally we can at least be friends.

Why doesn’t he want me?

Why does he like her more?

(Facebook chat)

He typed - No we can't be friends.

I, asked- why not?

He typed - Because I don't want to.

I typed - That’s mean… What did I ever do to you?

He typed - I tried to be nice to you but you took it too far, and I feel a little uncomfortable around you. I'm not trying to be mean.

I- was- thinking uncomfortable? Uncomfortable because you don’t like me? Or uncomfortable because you can control yourself around me because you like me that much?

I typed - I am sorry I never meant to do anything to you.

Yes, I like you, and I know you’re with Karly, I was hoping for someday...

Maybe we could go to a movie or something like that? I’m not a bad person… you no!

You have to give people a chance. And if you’re judging me, I have changed a lot.

Is asking you out so wrong? Why, do I make you so uncomfortable?

His typed- I am very happy with Karly, and I see her in my future, so I wish you could respect that. I don't understand why… you think it’s okay for me to give you a chance when I have a girlfriend. I'm not like that, and I think that's very wrong.

I typed - My god you are not married to her. You need to stop listening to your friends so much... What are you so scared of?

He typed- I was scared to fall in love with someone like you!

I said- It will happen! You will fall for me!


Jenny’s thoughts walking to class- I’m going to get what I want… And none of you b*tches know!

I’ll get you!

I’ll have to sit in class like this.

I hope you don’t mind blood Mr. D

I have to change this tampon out…

The gym is my only ‘A,’ I wish they were all that easy for me.

Karly small good, I wonder what she is wearing?

Does anyone have a tampon?

Do people still use pads?

These… underwear cost me $30!


(So. me being on my period feels like you getting- kicked in the balls for a week, non-stop, like that love a sick feeling or you have to squeeze something out of yah, consent churning inside.)”
Marcel Ray Duriez

“Marcel and Olivia didn't find this minor elimination fragmentary or dangerous the way I would hold.

They scarcely noticed this at all.

Characters always felt remarkably hostile at leisure with the Barn’s, around anxious for some purpose they couldn't justify to themselves.

I implied a unique exemption to that precept. Seldom confused Marcel whence very satisfied I was withstanding adjacent to him.

He deemed he was dangerous to my health-a feeling I rejected vehemently whenever he uttered that.

The midday moved briskly.

School completed, and Marcel walked me to my truck as he customarily prepared. Disregarding this time, he held the pilgrim entrance open for me. Olivia must have obtained it using his automobile home so that he could restrain me from making a charge for this.

I wrapped my arms and performed no move to get out of the downpour. ‘It's my birthday, don't I get to drive?’

‘I'm faking it's not your birthday, just as you yearned.’

‘If it's not my birthday, then I don't have to proceed to your home later…’

‘All right,’ He closed the passenger door and shuffled past me to open the driver's side. ‘Happy birthday.’

‘Sh-h,’ I shushed him halfheartedly. I climbed through the opened door, begging he'd exercised the other suggestion.

Marcel played with the radio while I drove, shaking his head in dissatisfaction.

‘Your radio has awful treatments.’

I scowled; I didn't like it when he picked on my truck. The truck was transcendent and it had nature.

‘You want a pleasant stereo? Drive your vehicle.’ I was so annoyed about Olivia's plans, on top of my already discouraged feeling, that the words came out sharper than I'd anticipated them.

I was barely ever bad-tempered with Marcel, and my tone made him press his lips together to keep from smiling.

When I parked in front of Mr. Anderson’s house, he stretched over to take my face in his hands.

He handled me very thoroughly, touching just the tips of his fingers softly against my temples, my cheekbones, my jawline. Like I was exceptionally breakable.”
Marcel Ray Duriez, Nevaeh Hard to Let Go

Beverly Cleary
“Maybe she was doing the wrong thing, but that was the way she was.”
Beverly Cleary, Fifteen

Anne Frank
“Don't condemn me, but think of me as a person who sometimes reaches the bursting point!”
Anne Frank, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank
“Everyone here thinks my interest is just a passing fancy, since they've never heard of a teenager with an appreciation of mythology. Well then, I guess I'm the first!”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank
“I enjoyed myself as much as I could, trying consciously or unconsciously to fill the void with jokes.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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