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All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away. ...
by Joan Chen

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

Related topics: Teen

I would never offer advice without the person asking for it.
I, in general, don't believe in giving advice,
actually, as a human being I don't.
- Joan Chen

I will always have a career.
I believe in working.
I don't believe that taking care of your house and
children is enough for a woman.
You don't feel complete.
- Joan Chen

There is no theoretical study of motherhood.
You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother,
but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother.
I was doing my mother.
- Joan Chen

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I never went on an audition - when they were really looking at everybody.
- Joan Chen

When you feel so strongly about something and other
people feel equally strongly,
you have to feel stronger about it in order to succeed.
- Joan Chen

How I was raised is what I am today.
- Joan Chen

 

The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is
probably one extra help from God to bring you together,
but that's it.
All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
- Joan Chen

If you know how to do a job very well,
you keep doing it.
- Joan Chen

For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer,
and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model
showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies.
- Joan Chen

The difference between me and American-born actors
is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.
- Joan Chen

I know what actors fear, what they like;
I know how to get things out of them and I listen to them better,
since I've been there.
- Joan Chen

As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting
is really just to please the director.
I just want to please my director.
- Joan Chen

My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport.
- Joan Chen

All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable,
decent stable job.
Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
- Joan Chen

I don't find intimate scenes more difficult than other scenes.
- Joan Chen

Acting is actually private.
- Joan Chen

The lowest budget U.S.
films are ten times times better than shooting in Tibet.
- Joan Chen

Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that
I must make an effort to quit.
I love acting; I love directing.
- Joan Chen

I don't want to tell people what I make.
It's a lot more than I ever dreamed of as a kid.
I never think about it.
- Joan Chen

There are a lot of stereotypes to be broken which I
think a lot of us are doing.
What I do is, as soon as people try to pin me down to one kind of part,
I'll play a very different kind of role,
so it explodes that stereotype.
- Joan Chen

How do you explain certain physical qualities that
somehow sell on screen? You're born with it...
Certain people are just more watchable,
and I was more watchable, but I don't think I understood
acting or drama very well when I was a kid.
- Joan Chen

Beauty is the result of having been through an experience
all the way through to the end -
therefore it has a poignancy.
Beauty that is singular always comes from following
an experience to the point where you can go no further.
- Joan Chen

Physical hunger and physical poverty is something I could only imagine.
I've been poor when I was in China...
As kids we never had to starve, but just didn't have enough meat,
enough rice.
- Joan Chen

There are many ways you can make money.
Certain ways will make you happy, certain other ways
will make other people happy.
But if you go in because there's money in there,
you're bound to fail, bound to fail!
- Joan Chen

Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
- Fred G. Gosman

Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves.
- John Knowles

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

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

If you look at my audiences, even in Europe,
they're hardly teenagers.
- Norman Granz

Now, all the movies are for teenagers.
It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep,
beautiful characters to play.
- Monica Bellucci

In the 1980s, there weren't a lot of role models for gay teenagers.
- Mary Cheney

I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.
- Kathleen Turner

I missed out on everything.
Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies,
going to concerts, and I get so jealous.
- Adriana Lima

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

The thing that bums me out about 'The Real World' is
I don't want to believe that teenagers are that stupid.
- Kathy Griffin

Just because you have teenagers in a movie doesn't make it a teen movie.
- Brendan Fehr

I wrote things for the school's newspaper,
and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry.
- Stephen Colbert

Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death.
You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother;
how can young people deal with such tragedies?
- Andrew Shue

A large family and Democrats have a lot in common:
teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money.
- Anne Northup

I think the hardest part about being a teenager is
dealing with other teenagers -
the criticism and the ridicule,
the gossip and rumors.
- Beverley Mitchell

I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead
of turning to drugs and alcohol.
- Taylor Swift

More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie
than sit down and watch sitcoms on television.
- Mindy Cohn

The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then.
I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.
- Eddie Floyd

Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves.
- Joseph Priestley

I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers,
because teenagers don't buy my records.
And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace.
- John Mellencamp

American high school students trail teenagers from
14 European and Asian countries in reading,
math and science.
We're even trailing France.
- Suzanne Fields

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 find it very, very hard.
He was part of the fabric of my life.
We were kids together, and teenagers.
We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music.
- Robin Gibb

I know, it's true.
I've played these tortured teenagers.
I can't wait to shed that image.
- Claire Danes

We've been together since we've been teenagers.
I can go away and disappear for two years,
and when we get back together, it's like nothing ever has changed.
- John Oates

Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb.
But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers,
being free and exploring and making mistakes,
but I did it in France.
I did it privately.
- Molly Ringwald

Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try
to figure out just how many times they can kick us
in the teeth while still taking our money.
- Paul Weyrich

A lot of the problems teenagers go through,
it's better for them to go through them on their own.
If you always have a crutch, you don't learn anything.
- Ben Savage

Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school
and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging
out in your living room after a hard night of partying.
But that's Hollywood.
- Pauly Shore

Our record number of teenagers must become our record
number of high school and college graduates and our
record number of teachers,
scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.
- Ruben Hinojosa

I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent,
then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do,
what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own
and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.
- Ellen Barkin

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen
movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity,
usually involving boys in pursuit of sex,
and pretty gross overall.
Either that or a horror movie.
And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
- John Hughes

In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers.
Laurie, Jamie Lee's character, was shy and somewhat repressed.
And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed.
They have certain similarities.
- John Carpenter

Since she got a cause and stopped being funny.
I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been
hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model.
And that ain't funny.
No giggles there.
- Andy Richter

It's very witty and it's great to see teenage characters have control that way.
And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it's okay,
it's not completely bad and you can't say that to teenagers.
- Caroline Dhavernas

I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers
and a million went to the adults.
So, when The Beatles became so popular,
I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still
selling a million to the adults.
- Bobby Vinton

I'm only 24 so I like to think I'm still close enough
to 17 to still remember what it was like.
Besides, I could just fake it and get away with it...
it's not like there are any teenagers that still read comics.
- Robert Kirkman

The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine.
It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book,
but also in many, many more.
Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.
- James Patterson

It is clear from all these data that the interests
of teenagers are not focused around studies,
and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor
importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent
in the eyes of other adolescents.
- James S. Coleman

I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15,
so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue.
I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some
of the challenges that they face.
- Melissa Bean

I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac.
I've had quite a few people actually say that they're
going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me...
the character.
I think that's pretty cool!
- Catherine Bell

Whatever is said about roles drying up,
I intend to keep working.
Certainly now the roles couldn't be more interesting -
playing mothers,
divorcees.
I think it's going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers.
The longer your life, the deeper it gets.
- Naomi Watts

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby


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