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Quotations About Teenagers

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The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
Edgar Friedenberg
The Vanishing Adolescent

Adolescence is perhaps nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.
Karen Savage and Patricia Adams
The Good Stepmother

Adolescence: A stage between infancy and adultery.
Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
Fran Lebowitz
Social Studies

You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
John Ciardi
Simmons Review, Fall 1962

"Just say no" prevents teenage pregnancy the way 'Have a nice day' cures chronic depression.

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.
Dorothy Parker

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
Erma Bombeck

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
Laurence J. Peter

If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.
Al Bernstein

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