- “Adolescence as the time when an individual ‘recapitulates’ the savage stage of the race’s past.” – Granville Stanley Hall

- “Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.” – G. Stanley Hall

- “Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.” – Carol Burnett

- “Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.” – Terri Apter

- “Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.” – Louise J. Kaplan

- “Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.” – Mary Pipher

- “Adolescence isn’t just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.” – Jena Malone

- “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.” – Louise J. Kaplan

- “Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.” – Louise J. Kaplan

- “Criticism starts – it has to start – with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems.” – Harold Bloom

- “Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.” – Coco Chanel

- “Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.” – Ron Taffel

- “Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.” – David Elkind

- “Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.” – Joe Baca

- “Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.” – Rex Stout

- “I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off.” – Harold Brodkey

- “I had very few friends. We always ate dinner with our parents. We didn’t want to go out. American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would have felt comfortable with.” – Maya Lin

- “I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.” – Robert Cormier

- “I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.” – Stanislav Grof

- “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.” – Uma Thurman

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