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

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

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Exeter was, I suspect, more crucial in my life than
in the lives of most members of my class,
and conceivably, than in the lives of almost anyone
else who ever attended the school.
- John Knowles

The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter.
Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.
- John Knowles

The summer of 1943 at Exeter was as happy a time as I ever had in my life.
- John Knowles

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There are simply more young people than there ever were.
You get this feeling of strength.
Also, large numbers can be a drawback,
making it difficult to lose one's anonymity.
- John Knowles

My father was in the coal business in West Virginia.
Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts;
New England,
to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.
- John Knowles

Young people in my generation were sort of in lockstep,
and it wasn't just the '40s, either.
In the '30s and in the '50s it was the same.
No one ever dropped out unless he got sick or got kicked out.
- John Knowles

 

Looking back, I think we were all quite mature,
surprisingly responsible.
In earlier wars, boys of our age had just gone off
to raise hell or enlist or both,
but we stayed dutifully at our desks doing tomorrow's homework.
- John Knowles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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'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

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

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

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

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

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

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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