A wasted youth is better by far than a wise and productive old age.Meat Loaf
When we're growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be.Character, Self-ConfidenceElliot Page
I fled out of the deep night - the deep night of the protected child-life , and tugged into the bright Day - the bright day of being-grownupStephen King in It
A lot of times when you're young and carefree, you don't realize, when you tip over the edge, how difficult it is to climb back in.Joe Cocker
When you're young, you should live out every weekend. Even if you look like a scarecrow, you just gotta go!WeekendJonathan Brandis
You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The great things about taking big chances when you're younger is you have less to lose, and you don't know as much. So you take big swings.RiskAmy Poehler
If you hate your parents, the man, or the establishment, don't show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. If you really hate your parents, out earn them, out live them and know more than they do.ParentsHenry Rollins
People think, because we’re young, we aren’t complex, but that’s not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older mightFeelings & Emotions, AgeRihanna
I know I'm talented, but I wasn't put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it's not where it begins and ends.Life, MeaningAmy Winehouse
Grow up, young lady, that's what they all say
It's time to settle down, put childish things away
Aren't you happy, thrilled, delighted? You're going to be a bride
Yes! I'm so excited, I want to run and hide
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.Age, GenerationsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I would there were no age betweene ten and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest: for there is nothing (in the betweene) but getting wenches with childe, wronging the Auncientry, stealing, fighting, hearke you now.William Shakespeare (Ein Wintermärchen)
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
'Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free."
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
'The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
'Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue."
And I am two-and-twenty,
And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.