I kept getting offered all this young adult stuff. I don’t want to keep telling teen coming-of-age stories!
Katy Perry still gets me every time. She’s very funny in person! We met at the Teen Choice Awards and she pulled my cheeks apart and told me how cute I was. My life was literally flashing before my eyes!
Can you imagine peaking as a teen? I think if you peak in high school, there’s a problem. That’s what my sister always said: ‘Don’t worry, you’ll peak later.’
Once a teen has been identified as part of the ‘target market,’ he knows he’s done for. The object of the game is to confound the marketers, and keep one’s own, authentic culture from showing up at the shopping mall as a prepackaged corporate product.
Teen authors love to flirt with taboo, to grapple – sensitively – with dark and frightening issues, and there is nothing darker and more frightening than cancer.
I like having young assistants in my office; they have energy, and I spend time with them to make sure they understand what we’re doing. By investing in them, I’m investing in the magazine. All over ‘Vogue,’ ‘Teen Vogue,’ and ‘Men’s Vogue,’ there are people who have been through not only my office but also many other offices at ‘Vogue.’
Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl.
As a teen, ‘Thunder Road’ was always in my head.
I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.
I just fell into the job as a fashion editor at a teen magazine. I was there for two years, and I left there as a senior fashion editor at the age of 25.
There’s always a Justin Bieber. Ever since I’ve been around, there’s always been one of him. You know, you can trace it back from how old you are and the boy bands that came along then and the teen sensations and whatnot. And, you know, good for them. There’s a few of them that make it out and a few of them that don’t.
I first read Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ as a teen in school, like you did. I read the book alone, eating lunch at my locker, neatly scored oranges my mother divided into five lines with a circle at the top, so my fingers could dig more easily into the orange skin. To this day, the smell of oranges reminds me of ‘Mockingbird.’
Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn’t sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship?
If you were an optimistic teen, then you’ll be an optimist at 80. People’s reactions to bad events are highly stable over a half century or more.
My whole life, growing up, I always wanted to be in comedy. I never felt comfortable doing the ‘teen hunk’ thing.
Trump gets too much credit for ‘Teen Vogue”s evolution.
I don’t believe in ‘thinking’ old. Although I’ve transitioned through many bodies – a baby, toddler, child, teen, young adult, mid-life and older adult – my spirit is unchanged. I support my body with exercise, my mind with reading and writing, and my spirit with the knowing that I am part of the Divine source of all life.
It never hurts to tell your teen they matter more than their looks.
The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is. The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
I didn’t have a teen age at all. I didn’t even look at boys, never mind… then suddenly it was like, ‘Oh my god!’ So I made up for a lot of lost time very quickly. It was kind of bonkers. Working hard, partying hard – but also experiencing life, you know.
Even when I was a teen model, I didn’t think it was fair that I had to enter the acting world to get insurance.
It’s important for Asian American kids to see themselves in stories and to feel seen. They need to know that their stories are universal, too, that they, too, can fall in love in a teen movie. They don’t have to be the sidekick; they can be the hero.
It’s important to me that I don’t get trapped in the whole teen scene, because I feel that you can get lost in those kind of movies, and they aren’t really about the actors; they’re about the selling of the concept, and how much money it makes.
If we as a nation are to break the cycle of poverty, crime and the growing underclass of young people ill equipped to be productive citizens, we need to not only implement effective programs to prevent teen pregnancy, but we must also help those who have already given birth so that they become effective, nurturing, bonding parents.
Just do me a favor. Don’t call me ‘former teen heartthrob,’ okay? It’s as if they were constantly discussing your second year of college. I’m not back there anymore. I’m living in the present.
There is a point in every young person’s life when you realize that the youth that you’ve progressed through and graduate to some sort of adulthood is equally as messed up as where you’re going.
‘Choli Ke Peeche’ and ‘Ek Doh Teen’ were my favourite numbers as a kid. I was a huge fan of Madhuri Dixit and would spend hours looking into the mirror and aping her expressions, believing that the mirror was the camera!
To be honest, I haven’t seen a lot of the current crop of teen movies because there’s only so much time and there’s nothing that really drives me to do it.
As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.
Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn’t want to be a teenager again. I really wouldn’t.
My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I’d come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann’s Pop’Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over ‘All My Children’ and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude.
If you’re interested in a ‘Teen Vogue’ internship, take note: it’s not all fun and games! Working at a magazine requires a ton of energy and endurance from its interns and editors alike.
People don’t know the real me. The hard times I went through are what led me to my life now. I was a mess as a teen! I was kind of wild and really unhappy.
Teen pregnancy went way down in the ’90s, and 75 percent of it was because of increased use of contraception.
I think that, oftentimes, what people say is, ‘We need an actress who’ll be able to greenlight a movie,’ and my counterargument to that is always that, when it comes to a teen movie, you have very few people who can greenlight a movie.
I think I’m trouble-adjacent. I remember hearing once that good girls don’t get caught. I think that’s sort of a lot of what my teen years were like. I skirted the stuff that other kids were doing because the idea of actually getting in trouble was not appealing to me, but I still wanted to have adventures.
Fifth grade was when I first heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit;’ it was the energy, and his voice. I liked 311 and Sublime, too, though that might have been a little after that.
My mother wrote a teen column for the South China Morning Post in the 1950s when she was growing up in Hong Kong. Her name was Lily Mark, but she sometimes wrote under her confirmation name, Margaret Mark. That was how she met my father.
In my teen years, I was hanging out with adults – Steven Meisel, Francois Nars, Oribe, Paul Cavaco. We had so much fun! We’d go out in New York.
People ask me, ‘How’s ‘Teen Wolf?’ and I tell them it’s literally the best job I’ve ever had. It’s hard. Everybody wants to be a series regular. It’s something that a lot of actors would kill to have. That being said, it’s very demanding of you, in so many different ways.
It’s fun to sniff and slather on beauty products, but the end goal is finding what appeals most to ‘Teen Vogue’ readers and reporting on it in the most compelling way.
‘Teen Vogue’ fortunately has proved you can have smart, political, and fashionable content delivered in one place, and you don’t have to choose.
I think anybody who’s doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you’re a teen idol by default.
I didn’t date for my entire teen life – it just wasn’t on my mind.
Before my teen years, I was losing my hearing pretty quickly, and I was getting very, very angry. I was beginning to become an angry person because of that.
The donning of the ear buds marks the beginning of teen life, when children set off on their own for the passage through adolescence.
‘Teen Beach Movie’ was a lot of fun because we were in Puerto Rico on an island – you can’t even call it work!
Doesn’t matter whether it’s a teen girl who’s pregnant, hasn’t told her parents, or an elderly couple dealing with one of them being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Those are real people to me. Those are the people I dealt with every single day.
‘Teen Moms!’ I started watching them like the first two seasons, and I stopped. I stopped because they are too young. I feel sorry for them. And I didn’t watch that show ‘Hoarders.’ That thing would made my skin crawl.
I would not recommend a teen getting into modeling if they’re not solid when it comes to their grades and school. That comes first. My mother always told me that came first.
The evolution at ‘Teen Vogue’ is not a result of dinosaurs in a board room coming up with a strategy to reach the kids.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
I was one of those daughters who saw my mother as my enemy when I was a teen.
For the youth, the indignation of most things will just surge as each birthday passes.
I won Miss Teen World, and then a movie rep saw me on the pageant website and thought that I had the perfect image for the role in ‘Madrasapattinam.’
I actually love writing for teens best. I had such an awful time in my own teen years – I love having the chance to relive them through my fiction.
If you try to bring ‘teen drama,’ you end up doing nothing but pouting.
When ‘Teen Vogue’ started out, ‘Teen Vogue’ was an aspirational fashion magazine for fashion lovers. You know, it was the little sister to ‘Vogue.’ And over the years, we’ve realized that our mission was really to become more focused on making this an inclusive community that speaks to every kind of young person.
The phrase ‘teen hottie’ literally makes me want to throw up.
I have this sense that I didn’t really start growing up until my twenties.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
I knew that I wanted to intern at ‘Teen Vogue’ from the moment the first issue hit newsstands. Luckily, the team at Polo Ralph Lauren, where I interned during high school, really believed in me and arranged for an interview with the editors.
I was never interested in ‘Teen Beat’ like roles. I just wanted to work.
‘Awkward’ is a ubiquitous teen word to denote socially unsanctioned behavior. It usually implies first- or secondhand embarrassment when you or a friend step outside the rules. Awkward doesn’t sound overtly judgmental or negative; it’s deliberately vague.
I have cystic acne, and sometimes when I have a breakout, it triggers me back to that time when I was a teen and I feel so self-conscious – like the whole world is looking at my bad skin. I’ve definitely not gone out of the house because of a breakout, which is horrible.
Teen movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it’s the most serious time of your life.
I wasn’t going to have fun doing a teen movie again.
Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.
It seems like whenever a big newspaper or TV show talks about teen literature, they focus on dark books or vampire books. It’s kind of this cliche. It seems like the only time adults pay attention is with that angle.
When I was growing up, my parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters, ‘Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.’
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
I’m a teen boy, so I like seeing blood and guts. I know it’s fake, but I’m having fun.
No matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to create their own independence and think that Mom and Dad aren’t cool, just to establish themselves. That’s what adolescence is about. They’re gonna go through that no matter what.
My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.
Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings.
At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.
I found my niche as a character actor, and I’ve never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
Obviously when you’re a teen you have no money, so you make, like, three outfits out of one dress. You’re like, ‘OK cut the arms here. Alright: New party, cut them to here.’
Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
I really liked ‘Starter For Ten’ because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’ and I’ve always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Mrs. Palin is history in a dress. And her script is straight out of Hollywood – like those teen movies with the cliched ending featuring the female valedictorian delivering the speech of a lifetime projecting a bold and transformative future with an independent-minded woman in charge.
All that stuff – ‘teen idol’ – that wasn’t me.
In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant, they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy. It’s like, when black girls are pregnant, it’s like a statistic, but when white girls get pregnant, they get a TV show.
Teen boys are a huge mess.
Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you’re not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.
I just felt being part of my peer group so strongly. I was immersed in teen culture, but not taken in by it.
How the original ‘Cosmos’ affected me personally was long-term. I wasn’t born early enough to see the original series, but after getting a hold of it in my teen years, it was one of the driving forces behind my passion for science.
Growing up, I had an internal struggle with my body because I was really chubby. My sisters were younger, and they were all skinny and all cute. As a teen, I definitely had, like, an extra 30 pounds of weight.
If a movie isn’t a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
I have a very large shoebox overflowing with lyrics I’ve been writing and collecting since my teen years and into my late 20s, with lyrics from all walks of my life. Darkness, being in love, being heartbroken, finding yourself… and lyrics that I’ve been sitting on for, like, seven years, that I haven’t done anything with.
I actually hope people don’t react to ‘Impossible’ in a way where they think it’s terribly retro. The plot needed to do what it needed to do. But I’m a little surprised to find myself looking a little bit like an advocate of teen marriage. It takes some exceptional circumstances for that to be a reasonable idea.
I was a teen star. That’s disgusting enough.
I’m a comic nerd. I’m a former serious collector for much of my childhood and early teen years I wanted to draw underground comics.
When I was a teen, I thought I would have to choose between my writing or my music or my art, but it turns out it’s a difficult juggling game but I can do all of them.
I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the ’60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.
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.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
As a teen, I heard the second Velvet Underground album, ‘White Light/White Heat,’ and it was too much for my limited scope of appreciation. It was intense, but I didn’t get it.
In ‘Teen Wolf,’ I don’t really have any stunts. And if I do, it’s like Stiles falls on the ground or something like that.
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
‘Teen Vogue’ is so much more than just a magazine. It’s so much more than just a website. It’s so much more than social. It’s really about the audience, and so we’re going to continue to innovate and continue to find new ways of reaching this audience in meaningful ways.
Frank Sinatra is the only one that went from teen idol to superstar.
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.
In my teen years leading up to the Olympics, I loved having the excuse to skip out on parties because of skating. Partying wasn’t my thing anyway. Mostly I hung out with other skaters. We were all buddies, so it’s not like I missed out on socializing. I was really enjoying myself.
You’ve got to grow up sometime.
We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world.
As a teen, every major moment was preempted by a torturous, hours-long hair-straightening session. Sleek, silky strands made me feel prettier. And the truth is, I was completely clueless about how to deal with my curls! When they weren’t flatironed into submission for special occasions, they were practically glued down with gobs of gel.
We don’t tend to write about disease in fiction – not just teen novels but all American novels – because it doesn’t fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.
I built my entire career off of teen comedies. I was in ‘Bring It On’.
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
I was a handful growing up.
I remember the first time I saw the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video. I will never forget that day. I just wanted to see Kurt Cobain’s face. I had a feeling he was very cute. But, I couldn’t see his face. When I finally did see him, he was even cuter than I imagined!
I don’t like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I’m a teen actress and therefore I’m competing against Hilary Duff. We’re different people like everyone else.
Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head.
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
I hate it when people call me a teen queen.
Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
I’ve got some great stuff in my sports memorabilia collection. But my favorite thing by far is the robe. I actually have a Ric Flair robe with ‘the Nature Boy’ on the back. That’s awesome. When I look at it, it brings back so many memories of my childhood and my teen years.
I grew up in Detroit. I was a teen father. I lived on welfare for three years. I have a brother serving life in prison, though I believe he’s innocent.
I love being a teen because you don’t have all the responsibilities of an adult yet.
It’s not hard to get into a teen’s head, because it’s all emotions. Their feelings are amplified; you have no luxury of hindsight. If you haven’t had your heart broken before, you don’t know that you’ll be able to get back up again.
As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well, as it turned out, I never wrote a great novel, sadly, and I never converted to Catholicism, happily, but I did do one thing he did. That is, in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be.
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!
I’ve always enjoyed the teen angst thing. I had a lot of teen angst as I was growing up, so I think I have a lot to say about it through characters before I have to move on.
Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
I certainly witnessed bullying as a teen in both a small and a big school setting. I feel like it is a universal topic.
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
I’ve always gravitated towards those ultimate lines in songs, the line you grab on to. That line in ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ ‘Here we are now/Entertain us’ – the irony, the antagonism; that’s always stuck with me.
‘Catcher in the Rye.’ I feel like any brooding teen loves that book.
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.
In our country, being from immigrant parents, growing up black in the South, coming out at 16 years old, being a teen parent… you would assume that my life would amount to nothing. And here I stand today. So, if I can do it… you can, too!
It’s about time we make the well-being of our young people more important than ideology and politics. As a country, we benefit from investing in their future by investing in teen pregnancy prevention.
People still come up to me and say, ‘Hey, ‘Teen Wolf!’ ‘Teen Wolf Too’ closed a week after it opened. Where did they see it?
I see it as more of a teenage activity than, you know, she’s only 11, but you know, I think it’s great that she knows so many girls who want to play music. And I see it more as a teen activity than I do as going into music.
Even though I was super personal with ‘American Teen,’ I want to tap in and not just tell my own stories but tell the stories of other people – so that I can help as many people as possible.
When my dad left public life, I was 13 years old. I went through my teen years and into adulthood in relative anonymity. After my dad’s funeral, I was suddenly recognizable to people I passed on the street.
If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
I will say that I know Nirvana did a show and played a few chords from ‘More Than a Feeling’ before they did ‘Teen Spirit,’ and it wasn’t very good. But in all seriousness, ‘Teen Spirit’ was a great song. If subconsciously or somehow I had any influence on that, I’ll take that as a compliment.
The great thing about interning at ‘Teen Vogue’ is that there is so much room for growth; interns here do incredible things if they work hard enough and think outside the box.
To even be called the ‘teen queen’ is crazy.
I’ve started ordering out of teen catalogues! T-shirts, little coats, and jackets for around $35 – they’re amazing. I’ve become a really big fan of Urban Outfitters, Alloy and Anthropologie. Because I’ll pay for quality, but I will not just pay for trend. Psychologically, I have trouble with that.
I’m really loving Billie Eilish’s ‘idontwannabeyouanymore.’ Her dreamy vocals offer such a lovely moment of escape, and there’s a sophistication to the lyrics that are so surprising coming from a teen artist.
Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries.
I’ve been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It’s very important to give back as a youth. It’s as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
I love my mom so much, and I always have, but I was definitely a monster to her a lot during my teen years.
Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
N.E.R.D. was also from – not too far from where I was from growing up. For a lot of people who make music, that was a huge influence in teen years.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
I was considered chubby as a teen.
I was a troubled teen and I was constantly looking for someone to throw me a rope. Those ropes are connections. They allow us to see that life exists beyond the little worlds we are currently a part of.
Even with the beauty stories we put out, we saw there was an opportunity to address issues of representation, identity, self-expression. We created the community that we wanted to have at ‘Teen Vogue.’ We were willing to lose some to have more.
I’ve met so many new fans and amazing people while traveling to new cities and locations throughout 2017 in support of my album ‘American Teen.’
I can have a song with Ariana Grande that is going to be the song for all the kids and the teen girls, and then another song that could be for a different group of people who all love the song. I’m with whoever. Whatever type of people want to love the music and whatever they love about the music is fine with me.
If you have a famous parent, you know that being famous doesn’t make you superior to anyone else. It just means people smile at you more. Everyone was fawning all over my father, but of course, the way you look at your parents when you’re a teen is often with a… more critical eye.
My first job in TV was hosting this young teen magazine show, and all these high school teenagers showed up from all over Sacramento, California, and they chose four of us to host the show, two boys and two girls. And of the two girls, I was kind of the perky smart one and the other girl was the pretty one.
I don’t know if this is too weird to say, but this is completely surreal for me. Bizarre. The cover of ‘Teen Vogue’ has been on my bucket list forever.
I think, very often, little girls look at these teen television shows and think, ‘I have to have a boyfriend because Blair Waldorf has a boyfriend, and she’s always fighting over boys!’
Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.
So many people try to grow up too fast, and it’s not fun! You should stay a kid as long as possible!
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
Let us develop an agenda for children that says we can do something about teen pregnancy. Let us make sure that parents are old enough, wise enough, and financially able to take care of their children.
Most people, almost everyone knows of a teen mom. Teen pregnancy rates are growing, and we need to bring awareness to that.
I want to help middle-school girls stay interested in math and be good at it, and see it as friendly and accessible and not this scary thing. Everyone else in society tells them it’s not for them. It’s for nerdy white guys with pocket protectors.
There was a three-year chunk as a teen where I should have been tranquilized and put in a cage.
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.
I grew up in a small town in Kansas, so I love meeting the fans. Those are the people who spend time out of their day to watch the things that I’ve done, and I’ve gotten to do some great supernatural stuff – ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘The Gates’ before that – so it’s nice when I get to go to Comic-Con every year.
I wanted to be with the kind of people I’d grown up with, but you can’t go back to them and be one of them again, no matter how hard you try.
The endless teen franchises that come out of Hollywood… more often than not, the central character doesn’t have any discernible character traits. They’re just the young, good-looking guy who goes on this journey. They’re always played by fantastic young actors, but ultimately, they’re not very interesting characters.
I definitely think there could be stricter teen driving laws.
Watching ‘CSI: Miami’ is like watching ‘Teen Jeopardy!’ or doing the crossword puzzle in ‘People’ magazine. It makes you feel smart even when you’re not.
Jughead, to me, was reflective of a teen experience that made a lot of sense to me.
When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
I was a typical Valley teen, in smoggy Van Nuys.
Children born to teens have less supportive and stimulating environments, poorer health, lower cognitive development, and worse educational outcomes. Children of teen mothers are at increased risk of being in foster care and becoming teen parents themselves, thereby repeating the cycle.
As a teen, I was both anorexic and bulimic.
When I was a teenager I would lock myself in the bathroom for hours, bouffanting my hair like Patty Duke and trying to recreate Barbra Streisand’s flawless eyeliner, only to comb it all out and wash it all off before stepping out into the world a butchish bisexual teen.
I feel really honored to be part of The #seetherealme campaign. It’s really amazing, as it helps many teen girls who are struggling. It helps them to find themselves and be true to who they are.
With any teen show, there’s going to be drama and heartache.
We must tell girls their voices are important.
‘Teen Wolf’ ending is, like, huge. I know no acting without the show, basically.
When I found out I had to take off my shirt in ‘Teen’ movie, I panicked and hit the gym. I was like, ‘It’s going to be on film, documented, for my children to see. I can’t be 140 pounds. I need to put on a little bit of muscle.’
It’s so easy as a teen to feel like everybody is having this normal experience – except you. You’re on the outside.
Sometimes people come up to me and say, ‘You were my teen crush.’ I’m honored and I’m touched, but I also ask, ‘What happened? Why’d you take the poster down?’ I get a little heartbroken in that situation.
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
The average teen today spends about 35 hours a week in front of a screen of some kind: iPod, movie, TV, video. And a lot of it is good, but a lot of it’s not. And so I think you’ve got that five hours a day of media coming into your kid’s head that’s creating a lot of havoc out there.
I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen movies over and over again.
People love teen movies because everyone can relate.
When I was in the 12th grade, I got my girlfriend pregnant. I just got out of school, she was a 10th-grader. I’m a teen parent, and I’m at a point where I’m like, ‘Man I’ve got to do something.’
The youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers.
To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.
I’ve thought about it, but I don’t think I’d ever get a ‘Teen Wolf’ tattoo, and I don’t know why.
I wanted to be a writer as a teen… so storytelling was my first love. In my late teens, design became an obsession as I realized that I could express myself through the medium. Much later, when I founded Fuseproject in 1999, our slogan became ‘design brings stories to life.’
It’s only shocking to the uninitiated that ‘Teen Vogue’ would have the audacity to be political and style-focused.
Growing up, I’ve enjoyed hunting with my father.
There’s a freshness to the approach of teen chefs. They’re lighthearted, and they’re not afraid to take risks.
I don’t think you ever love anything as passionately as you do when you’re a teen. You remember the books you read as a young person your whole life. I feel so lucky to write for young adults.
We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded at a radio station on the stairway, and we did a record and it got put out.