“ 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. ”

- Milla Jovovich

“ 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. ”

- Meg Cabot

“ 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. ”

- Adriana Lima

“ I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence. ”

- Robert Cormier

“ 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. ”

- Sophia Bush

“ For the youth, the indignation of most things will just surge as each birthday passes. ”

- Chris Evans

“ 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.' ”

- Yves Behar

“ I watch a lot of teen TV and read a lot of YA novels. I also talk to teens whenever I can. There are cultural differences between when I was a teen and now, but emotions - anger, angst, love - are the same. ”

- Sarah Mlynowski

“ Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice. ”

- David Elkind

“ 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. ”

- Andy Cohen

“ 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. ”

- Queen Latifah

“ Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. ”

- Aristotle

“ Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl. ”

- Claire Danes

“ Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts. ”

- Mary Pipher

“ 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. ”

- Victoria Justice

“ 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. ”

- Eddie Vedder

“ I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things. ”

- Miranda Otto

“ I have been in teen shows for years, so doing that stuff - kissing - is kind of commonplace and not a big deal. It was way more cool just because it was Meg Ryan. ”

- Adam Brody

“ 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. ”

- Jane Fonda

“ Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. ”

- Anita Brookner