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Teens quote - Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret.
Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret.

spencer hastings


The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates


no, no, it's not all random, if it really was all random, the universe would abandon us completely. and the universe doesn't. it takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we can't see. like with parents who adore you blindly. and a big sister who feels guilty for being human over you. and a little gravelly-voiced kid whose friends have left him over you. and even a pink-haired girl who carries your picture in her wallet. maybe it is a lottery, but the universe makes it all even out in the end. the universe takes care of all its birds.

R.J. Palacio , Wonder


I automatically assume people won't like me, so I don't talk to them unless they approach me first. I can't become a part of a crowd because I can't get past that feeling that I don't belong.

Stephanie Kuehnert , Ballads of Suburbia


She could ask for anything, she thought dizzily, anything--an end to pain or world hunger or disease, or for peace on earth. But then again, perhaps these things weren't in the power of angels to grant, or they would already have been granted. And perhaps people were supposed to find these things for themselves.

Cassandra Clare , City of Glass


I didn't want it to be one good memory that led to a lot of bad ones. I wanted it to stay what it was, one amazing moment, something that was strong and sweet enough to stand on its own. Something I could remember without any pain.
- Kate

Elizabeth Scott , Perfect You


If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.

Mark Glamack


Everything that happens to you matters to me.

Cassandra Clare , City of Fallen Angels


I always finish what i start

Ally Carter , Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


Sometimes I just want to go in a room and break things and scream. Like, it’s so much pressure all the time and if you get upset or angry, people say, ‘Are you on the rag of something?’ And it’s like I want to say, ‘No. I’m just pissed off right now. Can’t I just be pissed off? How come that’s not okay for me?’ Like my dad will say, ‘I can’t talk to you when you’re hysterical.’ And I’m totally not being hysterical! I’m just mad. And he’s the one losing it. But then I feel embarrassed anyway. So I slap on that smile and pretend everything’s okay even though it’s not.

Libba Bray


As a child, I read because books–violent and not, blasphemous and not, terrifying and not–were the most loving and trustworthy things in my life. I read widely, and loved plenty of the classics so, yes, I recognized the domestic terrors faced by Louisa May Alcott’s March sisters. But I became the kid chased by werewolves, vampires, and evil clowns in Stephen King’s books. I read books about monsters and monstrous things, often written with monstrous language, because they taught me how to battle the real monsters in my life.
And now I write books for teenagers because I vividly remember what it felt like to be a teen facing everyday and epic dangers. I don’t write to protect them. It’s far too late for that. I write to give them weapons–in the form of words and ideas-that will help them fight their monsters. I write in blood because I remember what it felt like to bleed.

Sherman Alexie


Teens quote - One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone
One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone. No 'poof.' No flash of light. No explosion.

Michael Grant , Gone


The only stupid question is the question that is never asked.

Ramon Bautista


Too many adults wish to 'protect' teenagers when they should be stimulating them to read of life as it is lived.

Margaret A. Edwards


There are a million rules for being a girl. There are a million things you have to do to get through each day. High school has things that can trip you up, ruin you, people say one thing and mean another, and you have to know all the rules, you have to know what you can and can't do.

Elizabeth Scott


And although I broke a lot of laws as a teenager, I straightened out immediately upon turning eighteen, when I realized the state had a legal right to execute me.

George Carlin , Brain Droppings


A perfect person is easy to love. But when somebody likes all your imperfections, well, that's when you know they really mean it.

Michelle Dalton


It was only high school after all, definitely one of the most bizarre periods in a person’s life. How anyone can come through that time well adjusted on any level is an absolute miracle.

E.A. Bucchianeri


Dear Teens at Starbucks wearing 'Abstain from Sex 2 Attain Ur Goals' t-shirts: Doesn't it depend on what my goals are?

Jonh Green


Teens quote - A monster. You and your friends, all of you. Pretty monsters. It's a stage all girls go through. If
A monster. You and your friends, all of you. Pretty monsters. It's a stage all girls go through. If you're lucky you get through it without doing any permanent damage to yourself or anyone else.

Kelly Link


Books didn’t make me wallow in darkness, darkness made me wallow in books.

Jackson Pearce


Teenagers read millions of books every year. They read for entertainment and for education. They read because of school assignments and pop culture fads.
And there are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and enraged. They read because they live in an often-terrible world. They read because they believe despite the callow protestations of certain adults that books-especially the dark and dangerous ones-will save them.

Sherman Alexie


I wanted to know what it was like to be a drug addict, and have an eating disorder, and have a loved one die, and fall in love. I saw my friends going through these things, I saw the world going through these things, and I needed to understand them. I needed to make sense of them. Books didn’t make me wallow in darkness, darkness made me wallow in books, and it was books that showed me there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Jackson Pearce


She had been a teenager once, and she knew that, despite the apparent contradictions, a person's teenage years lasted well into their fifties.

Derek Landy


What is this thing you call substance abuse?
All I wanna do is forget and get loose.
Drinking and smoking over and over
What's so great about a life that's sober?
There's nothing cool about being young
When the monsters of night have stolen the sun.
I'm tired of searching for words in the sky.
All I wanna do is drink and die.
Nothing is real. It's all a big lie.
All I wanna do is drink and die.
There's nothing cool about being young
When the monsters of night have stolen the sun.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz


She affected me, even when she was absent.

Shannon A. Thompson


Careful," he smiled, "I'm lethal.

Nely Cab


The world turned itself into a better place around him.

Rainbow Rowell


I failed angst in high school. They let me graduate anyway.

John Scalzi


I guess I had always sort of fantasized that a guy would see me and get past the ponytail and the glasses and the giant sweatshirt to discover how insanely awesome I am, then come and whisk me off into that magical teenager fairytale where everyone else gets to prance around.

Jeff Sampson


I wished on the moon, for something I never knew.

Michelle Dalton


The more I write stories for young people, and the more young readers I meet, the more I'm struck by how much kids long to see themselves in stories. To see their identities and perspectives—their avatars—on the page. Not as issues to be addressed or as icons for social commentary, but simply as people who get to do cool things in amazing worlds. Yes, all the issue books are great and have a place in literature, but it's a different and wildly joyous gift to find yourself on the pages of an entertainment, experiencing the thrills and chills of a world more adventurous than our own.
And when you see that as a writer, you quickly realize that you don't want to be the jerk who says to a young reader, Sorry, kid. You don't get to exist in story; you're too different. You don't want to be part of our present dystopia that tells kids that if they just stopped being who they are they could have a story written about them, too. That's the role of the bad guy in the dystopian stories, right? Given a choice, I'd rather be the storyteller who says every kid can have a chance to star.

Paolo Bacigalupi


Directing teenage actors is like juggling jars of nitro-glycerine: exhilarating and dangerous.

Stephen King


Give me agony or give me death,
I'll take thy heart as eternal breath

Nely Cab


DETOX your mind, body, AND your contact list.

SupaNova Slom


Teens quote - We don't speak of it, or react to it. Paralyzed in a reality of uncertainty and madness,this is wher
We don't speak of it, or react to it. Paralyzed in a reality of uncertainty and madness,this is where we are.

Danielle Rohr


She's a librarian, Sim said. They're not teachers; don't give you half as much hassle. If there's a fire in the school and I've got to choose who I'm gonna save - a teacher or a librarian - the teacher's gonna burn every time.
(p. 24)

Keith Gray


Robert, I’m sorry that you feel so strange, but I’m not sorry that you’re feeling it because of me, I whispered, my heart feeling a familiar twinge as I continued, but even if you hadn’t felt it, it would not change the way I feel about you.

S.L. Naeole


I am seventeen. The good things about seventeen is that you’re not sixteen. Sixteen goes with the word sweet, and I am so far from sweet.

Francine Pascal , Fearless (Fearless, #1)


Why is it that when you don't want to think about something, you can't stop thinking about it?

Stella Lennon


Teens quote - I was just stock in the middle, vague and undefined.
I was just stock in the middle, vague and undefined.

Sarah Dessen , Lock and Key


I was born into chaos. I didn’t know what peace felt like.

Shannon A. Thompson


teenagers are never joking. when seeking to prove a point, principals and teachers should remember that teenagers are never, ever sarcasic or ironic. if they say "I wish someone would drop a bomb on this school right now," that means they have arranged for a nuclear arsenal to be emptied onto the school and should be immediately suspended and ridiculed. if they say they were merely coming up with a joking excuse to postpone a bio test, reply that all jokes are funny, and that since dropping a bomb on a school is not funny, it is therefore
not
a
joke.

David Levithan , The Realm of Possibility


These problems are real, and you can't turn off real life. So I won't try. Instead, I'll give you a set of tools to help you deal with real life.

Sean Covey , The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens


Not for the first time, I wonder what it would feel like that, to be so beautiful that you don't even realize people are watching you, to be so confident that you don't even have to worry about being nervous or feeling self-conscious. I've spent what seems like my whole life trying to pretend I'm that way. What would it be like to have it just come naturally?

Lauren Barnholdt


I'm going to take off your gag. And if you try to bite me or grab me or anything, I'll hit you with this thing as hard as I can as many times as I can. Understood?

Holly Black , The Coldest Girl in Coldtown


The same teen who can't legally operate a four-wheeler, or [ATV]...in a farm lane workplace environment can operate a jacked-up F-250 pickup on a crowded urban expressway. By denying these [farm work] opportunities to bring value to their own lives and the community around them, we've relegated our young adults to teenage foolishness. Then as a culture we walk around shaking our heads in bewilderment at these young people with retarded maturity. Never in life do people have as much energy as in their teens, and to criminalize leveraging it is certainly one of our nation's greatest resource blunders.

Joel Salatin


Never give up. Dare to Dream. Dare to believe.

Stacey T. Hunt


For the love of God, unless you’re prepping for Rigoletto at the Met, go easy on the eyeliner.

Cheryl Cory


How could you explain to someone that sometimes it was not worth living in the past when the past was all that they had worth living for?

Nicole Sobon