Adolescence is a border between childhood and adulthood. Like all borders, it's teeming with energy and fraught with danger.
Adolescence can be a time of turmoil and turbulence, of stress and storm. Rebellion against authority and against convention is to be expected and tolerated for the sake of learning and growth.
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.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
One of the main tasks of adolescence is to achieve an identity--not necessarily a knowledge of who we are, but a clarification ofthe range of what we might become, a set of self-references by which we can make sense of our responses, and justify our decisions and goals.
Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
Adolescence is not only an important period in life, but that it is the only period where one may speak of life in the full sense of the word.
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
Adolescence is a tough time for parent and child alike. It is a time between: between childhood and maturity, between parental protection and personal responsibility, between life stage- managed by grown-ups and life privately held.
We have to acknowledge that adolescence is that time of transition where we begin to introduce to children that life isn't pretty, that there are difficult things, there are hard situations, it's not fair. Bad things happen to good people.
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
The conflict between the need to belong to a group and the need to be seen as unique and individual is the dominant struggle of adolescence.
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.
Adolescence is a dreadful period. We tend to notice those youngsters who misbehave and call attention to themselves, but there are others, equally miserable, who receive no help simply because they are silent. (41)
Adolescence has such a negative connotation and it shouldn't. It's experimentation, it's being unsure, no preconceived notions.
Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
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.
Adolescence is a tough one to be a child actor.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
Female adolescence is - universally - an emotionally and psychologically intense period.
Adolescence is when the very worst and best impulses in the human soul struggle against each other for possession.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
If God wanted a world filled with saints, He never would have created adolescence.
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