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"The extraordinary gentleness of the adult male with his young dispels all the King Kong mythology." - Dian Fossey

"People in the know say The Giver was the first young adult dystopian novel." - Lois Lowry

"It's so hard for every young person, trying to figure out the adult you want to be." - Ethan Hawke

"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol." - Barack Obama

"And I wanted to do a movie [Moonrise Kingdom] about a childhood romance - a very powerful experience of childhood romance. About what it's like to just be blindsided, when you're in fifth grade or sixth grade, by these kinds of feelings. Along the way, I sort of mixed in some interest in "young adult fantasy" writing." - Wes Anderson

"I think that books for young people should have serious and important themes, they shouldn't be trivial. So the books I write, they would be the kind of stories you would write in an adult novel only they just happen to feature a child at the center of them." - John Boyne

"A working definition of fathering might be this: fathering is the act of guiding a child to behave in ways that lead to the childs becoming a secure child in full, thus increasing his or her chances of being happy and fruitful as a young adult." - Clyde Edgerton

"With a young-adult series, you need to get a lot of books out on the market quickly. Teenagers aren't going to wait years and years for the next book." - P C Cast

"It was to Hofmeister, working as a young man, an amateur and enthusiast, in the early morning hours of summer months, before business, at Leipzig in the years before 1851, that the vision first appeared of a common type of Life-Cycle, running through Mosses and Ferns to Gymnosperms and Flowering Plants, linking the whole series in one scheme of reproduction and life-history." - Arthur Harry Church

"Once again decent citizens will be able to enter this house of worship, kneel down in front of a nearly-naked man hanging from a wooden apparatus by a series of gruesome body piercings, and engage in their bizarre practices of ritualized blood-drinking and cannibalism without being assaulted by graphic images of attractive young women with bare breasts." - A Whitney Brown

"My mom told me, 'don't grow up too quickly; once you're an adult, you're an adult.'" - Camilla Belle

"Life is a series of surprises." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Slavery may, perhaps, be best compared to the infantile disease of measles; a complaint which so commonly attacks the young of humanity in their infancy, and when gone through at that period leaves behind it so few fatal marks; but which when it normally attacks the fully developed adult becomes one of the most virulent and toxic of diseases, often permanently poisoning the constitution where it does not end in death." - Olive Schreiner

"When I was young I thought of friendship as a matter of total loyalty and unchanging preference and I was often disappointed. But as an adult I had come to see that it was more the refraction of some total faithfulness and joy of which we all had some primordial notion. The exchange of trust and the experience of understanding between two people was like a sign or witness to the possibilitity of eternal caring and understanding and communication." - Abigail McCarthy

"Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young." - Martha Beck

"Putting lessons in young adult books is very dangerous." - Ned Vizzini

"Life is a thing of many stages and moving parts. What we do with ease at one time of life we can hardly manage at another. What we could not fathom doing when we were young, we find great joy in when we are old. Like the seasons through which we move, life itself is a never-ending series of harvests, a different fruit for every time." - Joan D. Chittister

"Bullying exists because of a lack adult intervention." - Stuart Green

"People that watch Adult Swim don't watch the Oscars." - T-Pain

"Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers." - Guy Laliberte

"I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series. I didn't really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I'd want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story... I developed a proposal and the characters of 'Gossip Girl' for my job." - Cecily Von Ziegesar

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"Success consists of a series of little daily efforts." - Mamie McCullough

"A painting is a collection of a series of corrections." - Helen Van Wyk

"The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated." - Ann Brashares

"The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series." - Tommy Lasorda

"I've published over 100 books - and that is divided about 50/50 adult and young adult. Lately, I have been writing more YA, which is such a great genre to write it. I don't have a favourite (I usually say it's the last book I've written), but certain books do stick in the mind. My very first YA novel, The Children of Lir, will always be special to me, and, of course The Alchemyst because it was a series I'd wanted to write for ages." - Michael Scott

"Every young person needs some adult who's just wild and crazy about them!" - Parker J. Palmer

"My book group has one rule: no books for adults. We read young adult fiction only." - Lev Grossman

"People in the know say 'The Giver' was the first young adult dystopian novel." - Lois Lowry

"I used to act in television commercials when I was a kid and a young adult." - Dani Shapiro

"I like to think of myself less like 'an adult' and more like a 'former fetus.'" - Anna Kendrick

"Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance." - Joseph Chilton Pearce

"Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?" - Brene Brown

"To be adult in relationship is not to be conflict-free, it's to resolve conflicts mindfully." - David Richo

"A life of value is not a series of great things well done; it is a series of small things consciously done." - Joan D. Chittister

"A man who has spent most of his adult life trying out a series of patent medicines is always an optimist." - P G Wodehouse

"I am trying to come up with some "adult" reads, but I mostly read young adult fiction (my job), which, by the way is excellent. I will post about some of my favorites that should appeal to adult readers" - Megan Mccafferty

"Even though probably the majority of homosexuals are not oriented towards young people, there is a significant number that are, especially the men...male homosexuality has historically been not adult to adult it has been adult to teenager" - Scott Lively

"When you're really young, you're young for life." - Pablo Picasso

"For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series." - Frank Bruno

"World series attitude, champagne bottle life, nothing ever changes so tonight is like tomorrow night." - Drake

"Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes." - Margaret J Wheatley

"Embryonic stem cell research is at the leading edge of a series of moral hazards." - George W Bush

"Some persons' letters seem almost framed to afford a series of alibis for their personality ..." - Vernon Lee

"You could say that all of life is a series of last chances." - Cynthia Voigt

"A piece of writing is the product of a series of explosions in the mind." - Ellen Gilchrist

"I adore Quentin Tarantino. The Kill Bill series is my favorite." - Madison Davenport

"Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes." - Charles Bukowski

"Anyone interested in the world generally can't help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language." - Margaret Mahy

"I'm usually working either on a picture book and a young adult book, or a middle grade book and a young adult book. When I get bored with one, I move to the other, and then I go back." - Jacqueline Woodson

"With everyone born human, a poet - an artist - is born, who dies young and who is survived by an adult." - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

"You can make a movie that's more focused on the jokes, but Young Adult was not that kind of movie." - Kristen Stewart

"I have a passion for children's literature. Young adult literature. I love it. I've always loved it." - Gretchen Rubin

"I was definitely meant to be a young adult author, and I love it - I'm here to stay!" - Simone Elkeles

"A lot of people have no idea that right now Y.A. (young adult). is the Garden of Eden of literature." - Sherman Alexie

"Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence." - Caitlin Flanagan

"I haven't written a young-adult book in years. I'm also doing six 'Goosebumps' books a year now." - R L Stine

"At a very young age I was allowed to go into the cinema and watch adult films." - Baz Luhrmann

"I've never read a young adult novel, though. I'm sure I would love it, but I've never read one." - Elizabeth Olsen

"In contrast to how a child belongs in the world, adult belonging is never as natural, innocent, or playful. Adult belonging has to be chosen, received, and renewed. It is a lifetime's work." - John O'Donohue

"The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery." - Erik Erikson

"Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision." - Blake Clark

"It came to me late, as an adult, the desire to draw and participate in the world of lines." - Henri Michaux

"I was an adult before I began to learn that there is a difference between a conversation and an argument." - Marion Dane Bauer

"Successful adult relationships, whether between lovers or friends, require a significant degree of vulnerability, trust, and openness-" - Susan Forward

"I suspect that authors who start their careers writing for an adult audience - and who eventually produce a young adult novel or two - are more common than authors who begin by writing for young adults and who then gravitate toward composing something for an adult audience." - Paul Di Filippo

"Well, I never got into the young adult headspace. With 'Twilight,' they are pretty adult themes, aside from maybe the first one, but even that. They're very adult themes, actually, particularly as the characters age. I never wrote for young adults. I wrote for myself, as an audience." - Melissa Rosenberg

"Personally, I believe "Young Adult" to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who's not quite an adult/Is' really boring." - Shannon Hale

"Our youth want less adult contact if that co ntacttreats them like boys. They want more adult contact that treats them like young men. Tired as they are of the former, they are hungry for the latter" - Michael Gurian

"Personally, I believe "Young Adult" to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who's not quite an adult/Isn't really boring." - Shannon Hale

"I'd never really considered doing young-adult novels, but one of the things that a friend pointed out to me is that I've actually had a teenage character in almost every adult novel that I've written." - Michelle Gagnon

"We've been waiting since 1918 for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series, and ... if I had a choice between the White House and the World Series this year, I'm going to take the White House. How's that?" - John F Kerry

"Since life is but a continuous series of experiences, everything ultimately helps me towards my final enlightenment." - Sri Chinmoy

"When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw up your taxes." - Don Drysdale

"Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It's a great wonder to me, the Irish attachment to our history. What is it but a series of lamentations?" - Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"I did a Clean & Clear commercial. I did a series of them. I used to be the Clean & Clear girl!" - Shantel Vansanten

"Ive been on one TV series after another. None of the network decisions have ever made sense to me." - Megyn Price

"I knew Kathy Joosten; we worked together on a very short-lived series called Thanks for CBS." - Kirsten Nelson

"For my Perfect Chemistry series, I did movie-style book trailers, and my fans went crazy for them." - Simone Elkeles

"There was a real sophistication and elegance to (Batman: The Animated Series). It certainly appealed to kids but had a depth that really made it fascinating and interesting to watch for adult fans. I think visually, it was stylistically stunning." - Jim Lee

"When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain." - David Baltimore

"He who has good health is young." - Henry George Bohn

"Young people are thoughtless as a rule." - Homer

"Always have old memories, and young hopes." - Arsene Houssaye

"I'm too young to be this old." - Mimi Sheraton

"Credit is a young man's capital." - Oscar Wilde

"Holden Caulfield is the embodiment of what we mean by the phrase "young adult" - too young to be a grown-up, but too wise to the world to be completely innocent. He's caught in the in-between, and that in-between is what all young adult authors write about." - David Levithan

"Holden Caulfield is the embodiment of what we mean by the phrase "young adult" - too young to be a grown-up, but too wise to the world to be completely innocent. He's caught in the in-between, and that in-between is what all young adult authors write about." - David Levithan

"It's the biggest public health problem in America, the rising rates of obesity among our young people and very heavy statistics among our adult population." - William J Clinton

"I read Pushing the Limit and Dare You To by Katie McGarry. Fantastic stuff. I had never read young adult before, but now Im a believer." - Lori Foster

"[A young adult novel] ends not with happily ever after, but at a new beginning, with the sense of a lot of life yet to be lived." - Richard Peck

"I'm not a reader of young adult fiction for the simple reason that these novelists are writing for adolescents, so they are not writing for me." - Robert Cormier

"I do love the young adult novels as a form and genre, because it has a purity of intention and heart." - Ira Sachs

"I've always liked the classic "young adult" writers like Mark Twain, Jack London, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens. They write so clearly, and they know how to entertain." - Arthur Bradford

"It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own." - Pam Brown

"When you grow up in a place (whether as a child or an adult) you squeeze everything out of it. You need so much when you're young." - Vestal McIntyre

"Romance novels are my favorite books to read. I write young adult romances, and am so happy to be promoting this wonderful genre." - Simone Elkeles

"It's - I write the books and let the market find who reads it. I guess a young adult is anywhere from ten to fifteen." - Louis Sachar

"I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it's sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading 'Gossip Girl.'" - Cecily Von Ziegesar

"It's not just what Christian fiction lacks I appreciate - it's what it offers. The variety is vast: contemporary, historical, suspense, mysteries, adventure, young adult, romance, fantasy, science fiction." - Randy Alcorn

"So much of young adult literature has turned dark, almost pathological. It's almost as if there is a race to see who can be the most dysfunctional." - Richard Paul Evans

"I thought I'd been condescended to as an Indian - that was nothing compared to the condescension for writing young adult literature." - Sherman Alexie

"There isn't a lot of poverty literature in the young-adult world. And I don't know why that is, but I think certainly I felt a gap." - Sherman Alexie

"I read 'Pushing the Limit' and 'Dare You To' by Katie McGarry. Fantastic stuff. I had never read young adult before, but now I'm a believer." - Lori Foster

"I think it's my job as a young actor to watch adult actors and take tips on the way they work." - Tye Sheridan

"I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen!" - Nikki Sixx

"Doing 'Young Adult' was really reassuring to me in a lot of ways. It confirmed a lot of suspicions I had about great actors." - Patton Oswalt

"In a culture defined by shades of gray, I think the absolute black and white choices in dark young adult novels are incredibly satisfying for readers." - Maggie Stiefvater

"I was born and raised in Queens and moved into the city as a young adult. Then I ended up acting and decided to run off to California." - Debi Mazar

"I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I'm trying to be now, I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade." - Kevin Mitnick

"My favourite books series as a young child was the Frank L. Baum 'Wizard of Oz' series. They were beautifully written, oversized fat books with wonderful type and illustrations." - Anita Shreve

"A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does" - Lewis Blaine Hershey

"For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 lbs. I say by choice because you see I have never accidentally eaten anything." - Zig Ziglar

"Everyone says buying your first apartment makes you feel like an adult. What no one mentions is that selling it turns you right back into a child." - Anderson Cooper

"You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired." - Robert Breault

"As a child, everyone dreams of finding treasure. There's romance and drama. But as an adult most people aren't going to spend their lives trying to find it." - E. Lee Spence

"The sad discovery of the adult world was the permanent truth: you don't always do what you want to do; you do what you must." - Helen Clark MacInnes

"The more intelligent and competent a woman is in her adult life, the less likely she is to have received an adequate amount of romantic attention in adolescence." - Susan Jacoby

"When you're a student and you just want some money to feel like you're an adult, you'll pretty much do anything within reason." - Simon Pegg

"It's almost embarrassing how well-behaved I was, which is probably why I do things like spit water on myself onstage as an adult." - Karen O

"You can draw a penguin on a toilet reading The New York Times and it's adorable, but try doing it with an adult male character, and it's disgusting." - Bill Watterson

"I was young and stupid then. Now I'm not young anymore." - Jyrki Lumme

"You're never too old to be young, and never too young to be old." - Michael Rennie

"Pension never inriched young man. [Pension never enriched a young man.]" - George Herbert

"Young men think old men fools, and old men know young men to be so." - Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

"All over the world, young men and young women will always dream dreams." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"I feel like a young adult. In high school I never felt like my professional life and my personal life were at odds, because my job has never been to be a role model for young women or teenagers." - Tavi Gevinson

"I believe this year, I can win the Cy Young, and besides that, we will win the World Series. I guarantee that. I have faith in that." - Carlos Zambrano

"Every adult should be able to make as many effective decisions without fear or favor about as many aspects of her or his life as is compatible with the like freedom of every other adult. That belief is the original and only defensible meaning of liberalism." - Judith N. Shklar

"I am an old man, but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life." - Pablo Casals

"By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of an NHL playoff series." - Steve Rushin

"Looking back, I realize that my life has been a series of incidents where one person has said to another, "Get this asshole outta here!"" - George Carlin

"Anyone who has owned many cats in long succession can define his or her life as a series of furry episodes." - Roger Caras

"To most people who look at a mobile, it's no more than a series of flat objects that move. To a few, though, it may be poetry." - Alexander Calder

"When we talk, answer questions, I'm addressing your tonal. I'm teaching you a way or a series of ways of dealing with the world." - Frederick Lenz

"Britannia High is this new, edgy series which follows the lives of seven kids, their friendships, and the troubles they go through at stage school." - Mitch Hewer

"On June 10, the worst storm in the series swept across the middle of the Indian Ocean and Wild Eyes was directly in its path." - Abby Sunderland

"When I first heard Wallace Stevens voice, it was by chance: a friend wanted to listen to the recording he had made for the Harvard Vocarium Series." - Helen Vendler

"So there really was a whole series of things that took the women of my generation a little bit of time to push forward." - Madeleine Albright

"Writing is finally a series of permissions you give yourself to be expressive in certain ways. To leap. To fly. To fail." - Susan Sontag

"The teacher's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child." - Maria Montessori

"You've got to understand life, understand it when you're young." - Cesare Pavese

"It's a pity youth is wasted on the young." - George Bernard Shaw

"To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go." - Joshua Slocum

"I want to die young at a ripe old age." - Ashley Montagu

"Old men are always young enough to learn with profit." - Aeschylus

"Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it." - Mark Twain



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