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"People in their early 20s are invariably weird." - Steve Pavlina

"I came to Christ in my early 20s." - Karen Kingsbury

"I had self-esteem issues into my early 20s." - Adam Lambert

"I spent my teens and early 20s shopping almost exclusively at thrift stores." - Zoe Listerjones

"So many songwriters peak in their early 20s because they're living off their passions." - Dan Hill

"I spent my teens and early 20s shopping almost exclusively at thrift stores." - Zoe Lister-Jones

"I'm just grateful I didn't have to spend my early 20s in front of paparazzi cameras." - Amy Adams

"If you're spending your entire early 20s chasing the next party,what are you running away from?" - Demi Lovato

"I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years" - Gary Miller

"I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies, who are movie directors." - Peter Criss

"I bent my head over a stove in my early 20s and picked it up in my 30s." - Alexandra Guarnaschelli

"The first snowball I froze was put in my mother's deep freeze when I was in my early 20s." - Andy Goldsworthy

"If anything, when you're in your late 20s, early 30s, and then mid-30s, you're getting less attractive." - Rob Mcelhenney

"When you're in your early 20s, you go ahead and do everything. And it's very hard to judge yourself." - Ian Mcshane

"I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years." - Gary Miller

"Peggy Atwood, Alice Munro, Hugh Hood, Michael Ondaatje - these are all old friends from my early 20s." - Clark Blaise

"I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going." - Neal Schon

"I set out to write a screenplay but, since my early 20s, had dreamed of writing a novel." - Graeme Simsion

"New York, oh my God, in my early 20s. I felt, this is home, this is really where I belong." - June Squibb

"Actors have a different kind of existence because they blow up over night into superstars in their early 20s. Let's say you were a superstar in your early 20s and somebody gave you millions of dollars, I mean come on. Let's be honest here, we don't know anything in our 20s." - Mehcad Brooks

"I think it's so important, as young women, to have relationships, especially when you're in your early 20s. But it's always so important to focus on yourself." - Ashley Tisdale

"Well, I'm also like 23 and playing 16. So maybe when I'm 30 I'll be playing characters in their early 20s. I don't know." - Amy Smart

"I remember coming upon Philip Larkin in my 20s in the early '60s and when Sylvia Plath's "Ariel" came out it knocked me off my feet." - Stephen Dobyns

"The main thing that I want to say is that I don't think women are at their most beautiful in their adolescence or in their early 20s." - Nan Goldin

"When I was a teen, or like 18 to early 20s, I used to go to festivals all the time. I'd save all my money." - Courtney Barnett

"What defines someone's music taste is their teens and early 20s. It's that combination of your sexual awakening and the music of the time, it fixes you forever." - Ken Livingstone

"A lot of high school students on TV and in Broadway are played by people in their late 20s and even early 30s. That seems weird to me." - Ansel Elgort

"I'm really quite happy to say that in my early 40s, I wake up feeling sexy, and I can't say I felt that way in my late 20s." - Tori Amos

"When I was in my early 20s, I studied tae kwon do and hapkido. I earned brown belts in both of them." - Karen Bass

"My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy." - Richard Gere

"I was heavy as a kid. I mean, I kind of got it together for a while there in my 20s and early 30s." - Jason Alexander

"In the early '20s, with the war over, there was a period of celebration, and you can see it in the fashion." - Michelle Dockery

"I had a mystical experience when I was in my late teens, early 20s, and I spent years trying to recapture that." - John Lurie

"I was in my early 20s and open to alternative lifestyles. I thought, 'I bet you get a lot of attractive, interesting women in a vegetarian co-op.'" - John Mackey

"All I've done is work... I arrived in Los Angeles in my early 20s and I've been pounding the pavement ever since." - Jeremy Piven

"In my early 20s, I studied history and politics, and I really thought that perhaps I would devote my life to that." - Wallace Shawn

"The early '20s were like the waist of an hourglass. Lots of things were hurtling toward it and squeezing through it and then hurtling out the other side." - Sarah Waters

"I didn't have a teenage or early-20s experience that was free and without worry. I missed the screw-everything, have-a-good-time phase." - Sandra Bullock

"It's one thing to be struggling and not really making money in your early 20s and figuring out your life. Early 30s, you start to wonder, is this ever going to happen?" - Billy Eichner

"If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?'" - Aaron Levie

"If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?" - Aaron Levie

"Crooks are early adopters." - Craig Newmark

"Learn early, learn often." - Drew Houston

"Its getting late early" - Yogi Berra

"Release early and often." - Kevin Rose

"They scored too early." - Ron Atkinson

"In my 20s, my mom and I went and saw the bridges of Madison County, which are in Iowa, and I had seen that movie with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. I've always done these Iowa road trips. I did this transcendental meditation course in Fairfield, Iowa. So I've known since my early 20s that someday I would buy a farm in Iowa." - Lissie

"Yeah I grew up in the public eye. I became a man in the public eye, which is kind of a bizarre thing to come to terms with. Now I'm in my late 20s and I was in my early 20s when I became recognizable. But I think 'Moneyball' represents a very strong shift in my career and becoming an adult and a man." - Jonah Hill

"I remember in my early 20s when I felt I couldn't live past 30. I was learning how to write. I had a lot of hard work ahead of me." - Carl Sandburg

"Going through your late teens and early 20s is not an easy time, especially in Hollywood. So you just learn your lessons, you make your mistakes and you move on." - Reagan Gomez-Preston

"I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I didn't think it was very good for my life." - Christina Ricci

"When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad Idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is: if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone." - Mariska Hargitay

"It amazes me when I talk to people in their early 20s and they've never read the classics, things we read as children. When you don't have knowledge and understanding, then fear rises in you." - Madonna Ciccone

"I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I did' think it was very good for my life." - Christina Ricci

"If my life had gone in a different direction - some of the choices you makes when you're in your teens and your early 20s, I fortunately feel that I haven't been marked by those things." - Gretchen Mol

"I wasn't ready to write my own songs when I was in my early 20s. I'm still growing but I definitely grew because of my experiences on the road and in the studio." - Mark Stoermer

"When I first started writing in my early 20s it was literary criticism for a very eccentric magazine called Books And Bookmen, which allowed me to write, more or less anything." - Jonathan Meades

"When I moved to SF in my early 20s, I loved it, but I was absolutely astonished to discover that people there hated L.A. I was just like why? Really? I had no idea." - Matthew Specktor

"When I was in my early 20s, I was quite into Japanese animation. It's like the same thing that I end up always saying which is, imagery based stuff is the thing that really gets me." - Neill Blomkamp

"I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life. I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving." - Sheena Easton

"I've changed my life in a lot of ways. I'm a mom, a wife, and a Christian. Some of the things I expressed in my early 20s aren't what I care to express right now." - Cheryl James

"Friends of friends had bands in college or in their early 20s and had a moment where they had some kind of interest from a record label or manager. It's always interesting how people handle those decisions and those moments." - Noah Baumbach

"People in their early 20s are not often considered the target demographic for new plays; musicals have had much more success in exploring that coming-of-age period of life." - Paul Downs Colaizzo

"My grandfather, Harry, died when my dad was in his early 20s, so I never met him. Amazingly, he was 6ft tall. That gene definitely never filtered down to me!" - Jamie Cullum

"My grandfather was from outside of Moscow, and my grandmother, although some of her family were French, was from Odessa. They met as immigrants in New York in the early '20s. My mother's family came over from Ireland generations ago." - Alexis Denisof

"In my early 20s, I didn't even know what the Groundlings was. I had no idea. But I know how to break down a script and work on the character." - Rachael Harris

"It's kind of embarrassing, but in my early 20s, I used to want to be a princess. But I didn't want to have to marry somebody in order to do it!" - Tyra Banks

"When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone!" - Mariska Hargitay

"When you're in your early 20s your love life seems to explode every 20 minutes or so. By the time you've reached your thirties, it is every five or ten years." - Patrick Marber

"I identify very proudly as a disabled woman. I identify with the crip community. I didn't invent the word 'crip'. It's a political ideology I came to in my late teens and early 20s." - Stella Young

"I always loved singing and writing poetry. I always loved music, and I've loved writing my whole life. When I put them together, it was probably in my early 20s where I put words to music for the first time." - Lisa Marie Presley

"When I was in my early 20s, I looked towards exterior things to make me feel sexy - guys, clothes, shoes, etc. Now it's all about how I feel internally." - Sarah Shahi

"I don't think you can sing about certain things when you're a teen-ager or in your early 20s, because you haven't lived long enough. So I think living gives you character and that comes out in your voice." - Tom Jones

"There was a time in my late teens and early 20s where I was motivated by this wanting to get out, to prove to the world that I had something to offer - that kind of youthful spirit, where maybe I had my eye on fame and fortune. I mellowed out in my late 20s and now that I'm in my early 30s, I'm coming to peace with it." - Lissie

"When you plant early, you bring spring early." - Jean Hersey

"Early rising is no pleasure; early drinking's just the measure." - Francois Rabelais

"Begin early to teach, for children begin early to sin." - Charles Spurgeon

"Early genius, like early cabbage, does not head well." - Josh Billings

"Go to bed early, get up early-this is wise." - Mark Twain

"It's early yet. It's always early, while you still alive." - Esi Edugyan

"Early childhood education begins early, even before birth." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Late children are early orphans." - John Wilmot

"Good luck beats early rising." - Proverbs

"Adequate early rest is best...."Early to bed and early to rise" is still good counsel." - Ezra Taft Benson

"If you sacrifice early, you'll win late." - Charles Haley

"You have crossbows: Shoot early; shoot often." - Janet Morris

"It's too early for a Polish pope." - Pope John Paul Ii

"God is never late, but rarely early." - Mother Teresa

"The early worm deserves the bird." - Robert A Heinlein

"Win small, win early, win often." - Gary Hamel

"An unused life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Early youth is a baffling time" - Bruce Catton

"From candlelight to early bedtime, I read." - Thomas Jefferson

"It's never too early to panic." - Len Goodman

"Girls must be thwarted early in life." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I hate mornings. They start so early." - Janet Evanovich

"I learned failure early and mastered it." - Gregory Maguire

"What early tongue so sweet saluteth me?" - William Shakespeare

"I'm always at least ten minutes early." - Richelle Mead

"God is never early and never late." - David Jeremiah

"Heaven's help is better than early rising." - Miguel De Cervantes

"War makes early risers of us all." - Julian Fellowes

"Chastity is curable, if detected early." - Woody Allen

"[Bob] Corker was an early endorser." - Andrea Mitchell

"It's never too early for a cocktail." - Noel Coward

"The fin is coming early this siecle." - Angela Carter

"In any election year, Washington vibrates early." - Shirley Temple

"That large utterance of the early gods!" - John Keats

"Heaven gives its favourites-early death." - Lord Byron

"The early tire gets the roofin' tack." - Kin Hubbard

"The early bird gets the worm." - Proverbs

"Early morning does not mince words." - John Galsworthy

"Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious." - William Feather

"It's always too early to quit." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Early youth is a baffling time." - Bruce Catton

"He who gives early gives twice." - Miguel De Cervantes

"If you're going to retire, retire early." - Hayao Miyazaki

"I was exposed to jazz early on." - Mark White

"I am a 36-year-old person with breast cancer, and not many people know that that happens to women my age or women in their 20s. This is my opportunity now to go out and fight as hard as I can for early detection." - Christina Applegate

"I started ballet in my early 20s. I studied for about ten years. Ballet is probably the one of the hardest things I've done, almost like MMA. People don't give it a lot of credit and think it's easy but it's very difficult. For an athlete, you use muscles you really don't use and ballet is something I really respect." - Herschel Walker

"I made a rule for myself in my early 20s not to become a record collector in the sense that I reference all my old records. I can't live like that. I'd just be trapped in comparison, trying to emulate something, so I made a rule to just buy what I need, just the records I need." - Jack White

"Here I found myself in my early 20s, at the height of my career, up against something I was totally powerless against. I had enemies I had never heard of because of this. I certainly didn't have needles hanging out of my arms, nor did I smoke anything." - Irene Cara

"I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it" - Lizzy Caplan

"When you're in your early 20s, a lot of characters can be one or two dimensional. You want a role to substantiate the drama, as opposed to actually analyzing the psychology of a human being. That's what drew me to acting, particularly the contradictions in people." - Tom Hughes

"There was a time, in my early 20s, when I picked up the trumpet and said, 'I've got to change what I'm doing.' I wasn't putting enough air through the horn. The tone I wanted was bigger than what I had. I was out of control." - Paul Smoker

"I learn to be kind of balanced, because when I was a teenager and in my early 20s, I would get very involved with political issues and stuff like that. And now, I still have an opinion on everything, but I try to balance staying informed and having a positive attitude." - Bianca Balti

"I am proud and embarrassed by how incredibly self-confident I was in my late teens and early 20s. I know that there were other things going on, too, but I had an overwhelming belief in myself. Like I said, I'm embarrassed by it and proud of it." - Zoe Kazan

"In my late teens, early 20s, when I started stand-up and I was living downtown for the first time, I was deep into my blues and Bukowski phase. And, you know, that's when that's appropriate. And I grew out of it." - Paul F. Tompkins

"Like traditional upper class families, there are nannies and servants, and the children, you know, come in to say good-night before they go to bed. There's very little private time with the children in the early years. Actually, there's much more private time with the children in the 20s." - Blanche Wiesen Cook

"I first tried a novel when I was 14. First finished one when I was 16. First started working on stuff that had a chance of being salable in my early 20s, then didn't write much fiction at all because I was in grad school." - Harry Turtledove

"I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it." - Lizzy Caplan

"I always wanted to be a surgeon, because I had a lot of admiration for my father, who is also a surgeon. I also wanted to be a heart surgeon. That was motivated by the fact that my young aunt, a sister of my dad, died in her early 20s of a correctable heart disease." - Magdi Yacoub

"In my early to mid-20s, a fear of confrontation made it difficult for me to end relationships in a mature or even quasi-sane way. Instead, I would hang on resentfully, praying that my doomed beau would end things first and spare me the displeasure. To add hindrance to hang-up, the men I chose were usually just as stoic as I was." - Koren Zailckas

"When I was in my early 20s, my dream was to write mystery novels. I wanted to do what my favourite crime writer, Ross Macdonald, did - crank out a book a year. The only problem - and it was a considerable one - was that I stank." - Linwood Barclay

"I've been a runner a long time. When I first got into it, I started doing small triathlons in Chicago, and I just did it to get in shape. When I got out of college, I put on a few pounds like everybody does. I did it when I was in my early 20s, but I never really did any long runs." - Bill Rancic

"When I joined the freedom movement in Mississippi in my early 20s, it was to come to the aid of sharecroppers, like my parents, who had been thrown off the land they'd always known - the plantations - because they attempted to exercise their 'democratic' right to vote." - Alice Walker

"I started ballet in my early 20s. I studied for about ten years. Ballet is probably the one of the hardest things I've done, almost like MMA. People don't give it a lot of credit and think it's easy, but it's very difficult. For an athlete, you use muscles you really don't use, and ballet is something I really respect." - Herschel Walker

"I've been a foodie most of my life. I started when I lived for a year in Germany in my early 20s, and here was this new food environment, and I decided I needed to make sense of it. And I found it was the rules of economics that do the best job. Food is a capitalist product of supply and demand." - Tyler Cowen

"Recently I read the stories I wrote in my early 20s, to put in a volume. And here is this brittle young woman, writing about marriage as, not the worst thing, but the most boring thing that could happen to a person. Now I think I was wrong. I like to be proven wrong." - Anne Enright

"I never felt like I had anything really figured out. When I was a teenager, it was all about teenagers having an 'identity crisis.' That was the phrase that was used. But in my early 20s, I was still like, 'When am I going to be over that?'" - Kim Gordon

"I've only read three books by Stephen King. When I was 10 I read 'The Long Walk,' one of his pseudonymous Bachman books. In my early 20s, while trapped on a family vacation, I read 'The Dark Half,' which taught me a word I have never forgotten: psychopomp. Now I have read '11/22/63.'" - Lev Grossman

"The movie I've watched a million times is 'A Face in the Crowd,' directed by Elia Kazan, starring Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. I first saw this movie, I guess I was in my early 20s. I'd never heard of it, and somebody told me about it, and I watched it and was just completely jaw-droppingly shocked at how current it was." - Callie Khouri

"I wonder if I ever thought of an ideal reader... I guess when I was in my 20s and in New York and maybe even in my early 30s, I would write for my wife Janice... mainly for my poet friends and my wife, who was very smart about poetry." - Kenneth Koch

"The lighthearted moments of 'Girls' are really not speckled throughout and that to me is just super exciting, to be able to delve into the darkness that you are greeted with in your early 20s and the fear and what that makes you do, the places that you can potentially go with that." - Zosia Mamet

"I'm looking forward to playing the meatier roles you get in your 30s. The early 20s can be a hard time for an actress - it's always bombshell or romantic lead. The good stuff you can really sink your teeth into comes later." - Jessica Marais

"I have accomplished a lot, but it didn't happen overnight for me. I was 35 when I got the show, and had been working professionally for 15 years. It would be a lot weirder if I were in my early 20s and stumbled into it." - Eric Mccormack

"When I was prepping for my Broadway debut as Romeo, it really hit me that I had never done that. I had trained at drama school for three years in my late teens to early 20s, and I'd studied Shakespeare, of course, but I hadn't actually performed it. So to do something like Romeo for my first Broadway role was a challenge." - Orlando Bloom

"My dad moved to London in his early 20s and didn't really go back. So the irony is I've spent lots and lots of time in Ireland, but not with my dad. I've shot films in Belfast, where he's from. And I've shot in Dun Laoghaire. Which is great. And I've shot in Dublin." - Imogen Poots

"The video for 'Whatever' is kind of a documentary in a way. It's showing that love can last. Not just in your early 20s or your late 30s, but in your 50s, 60s and 70s. There's an awful myth out there that when you get married, love and lovemaking fade. It's not true." - Jill Scott

"I think obviously there's a core of who you are, and as you get older, you become more aware of what behavior is immutable. For a long time, I felt there was a deep separation between the person I was as a teenager and the person I was in my 20s and early 30s ." - Seth



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