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 C.S. Lewis - “Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”  
 Rex Stout - “Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.”  
 Brooke Shields - “I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.”  
 Peter Shaffer - “My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London.”  
 Winona Ryder - “I'm quite comfortable looking at myself in movies, probably because I've been doing it for so long, since I was a kid. So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence, like, basically on camera.”  
 Dora Russell - “Severity and repression of the old type, however, almost certainly carried with it in adolescence, disturbance, confusion and the necessity of revolt.”  
 Harry Mathews - “Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven, writing poetry. I was passionately addicted to it it was my great refuge through adolescence.”  
 Jena Malone - “Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.”  
 Maya Lin - “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.”  
 Stanislav Grof - “I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.”  
 David Elkind - “Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.”  
 Robert Cormier - “I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.”  
 John Ciardi - “You don't have to suffer to be a poet adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.”  
 Deborah Bull - “Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer.”  
 Harold Brodkey - “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 Bloom - “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.”  
 Martha Beck - “What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.”  
 Joe Baca - “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.”  
 Art Linkletter - “The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.”  
 William Shakespeare - “I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the anciently, stealing, fighting.”  
 Antonio Gramsci - “In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period”  
 John Ciardi - “You don't have to suffer to be a poet adolescence is enough suffering for anyone”  
 Fernando Eimbcke - “I decided to use black-and-white for the film, because that is the image of adolescence to me. We see teen films all the time where the colors are very bright and always changing. But teens tend to look at things in very specific terms. They believe in things one way or the other, and they see themselves and the people around them one way or the other.”  
 Lord Byron - “So much alarmed that she is quite alarming, All Giggle, Blush, half Pertness, and half Pout.”  
 Uwe Reinhardt - “Massachusetts is the first state in America to reach full adulthood. The rest of America is still in adolescence.”  

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