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Famous singers, songwriters, actors, writers and all other categories of artistes have their own teenager quotes to describe the teenage life that they went through.
All such capable and multi-talented people have credited the importance of their life as a teenager that helped them later on to become something. They have said so in clear words that the lessons they learnt as a teenager remained with them for life.
On looking back, they have said that their negative experiences at the time did get to them and they felt dejected and rejected. But they managed to get over such times due to family support and their own decision not to get tied down by such negative forces.
“… And these children
that you spit on
as they try to change their worlds
are immune to your consultations.
They’re quite aware
of what they’re going through…”
— David Bowie (British Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Record producer)
“I think being a teenager is such a compelling time period in your life — it gives you some of your worst scars and some of your most exhilarating moments. It’s a fascinating place; old enough to feel truly adult, old enough to make decisions that affect the rest of your life, old enough to fall in love, yet, at the same time too young (in most cases) to be free to make a lot of those decisions without someone else’s approval.”
— Stephenie Meyer (American YA fiction writer-Twilight series & Film producer)
“I hated high school. I don’t trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there’s something wrong with you.”
— Stephen King (American author of contemporary horror & supernatural fiction)
“One day I was having one of my teenage crisis, when you think everything’s falling apart-your estrogen and progesterone are freaking out. And my grandmother said, ‘Shai, the most important thing in life is self-love. You’ve gotta take care of yourself and you’ve gotta live from your deep heart’. I’ve come to determine that deep heart is my compassion, empathy and intuition.”
— Shailene Woodley, (American actress from the ‘Divergent’ movie series)
“Growing up in school no one ever called me anything close to an innovator. They called me different, they called me weird… Thankfully my mother taught me that being different was a good thing…that being different meant you could actually make a difference.”
— Justin Timberlake (American Singer, Songwriter & Actor)
“I was rejected in school because I didn’t look like the big-breasted, beautiful girls. I was awkward and sad. My mother always said, ‘Be original!’ But I didn’t understand until I changed to be like everyone else. Once I fit in, I was like, ‘what have I done?’ I realized that my friends before were much cooler, with a great sense of humour and a way of looking at the world that was more fun. But if I hadn’t gone through that, I wouldn’t have been driven to make my oddities cool. It’s what made me have a sense of humor and thick skin.”
— Sandra Bullock (Academy-award winning American actress & producer)
“Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing and it’s a process. I was completely the eager beaver in school. I was the girl in the front of the class who was the first person to put her hand up and it’s often not cool to be the person that puts themselves out there and I’ve often gotten teased mercilessly. But I found that ultimately, if you truly put your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”
— Emma Watson (British Actress from the Harry Potter films)
“I went to a high school reunion a couple of years ago and realized that the kids who were the most unusual in high school are the ones who are the most interesting now and the ones who were popular are dull and boring.”
— Anderson Cooper (American journalist, Author and Television personality)
“I was bullied quite a lot when I was growing up in my Peking Opera School. I allowed myself to be bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied. By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.”
— Jackie Chan (Hong Kong martial artist, Actor & Film director)
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
— John Lennon (British Singer, songwriter and co-founder of the rock band ‘The Beatles’)
As you can see from just a small selection of these teenager quotes of well-known celebrities, they too went through their share of trials and tribulations during their teenage life. As years went by, they understood the complex life of being a teenager.
They weren’t very sure of where they were headed when they were a teenager. They were quite disappointed with how things were turning out at the time. But since they were intelligent enough like you, they figured out how to fix certain things in their life. Having done that, years later, they find themselves at a place where they are proud to be.
Life kicked all these famous guys hard when they were young. But they emerged stronger and even more determined to offer their best effort and live the kind of life that they deserved.