Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he had learned in seven years.”
“Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.”
Why do they rate a movie “R” for adult language? The only people I hear using that language are teenagers.
The main problem with teenagers is that they’re just like their parents were at their age.
“The young are often accused of exaggerating their troubles; they do so, very often, in the hope of making some impression upon the inertia and immovability of the selfish old.”
“Don’t laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.”
Logan Pearsall Smith, Age and Death, Afterthoughts, 1931
“The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don’t have to pay taxes -- naturally, no one wants to live any other way.”
“You don’t have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.”
“As I’ve said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager.”
Joe Bob Briggs