Maya AngelouI love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
Victor HugoWhat Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul
J. K. RowlingYouth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
Margaret AtwoodReading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well.
Jean GenetWorse than not realizing the dreams of your youth would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.
Orhan PamukFrom a very young age, I suspected there was more to my world than I could see: somewhere in the streets of Istanbul, in a house resembling ours, there lived another Orhan so much like me he could pass for my twin, even my double.
Patti SmithWhere does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.
David ByrneThe voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood - rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky - they all turn out in one day.
Isabel AllendeThe longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything.
Eleanor RooseveltBeautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Nicholas SparksPeople want pretty much the same things: They wanted to be happy. Most young people seemed to think that those things lay somewhere in the future, while most older people believed they lay in the past.
Steven SpielbergWhen I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of hers in Germany, a pianist who played a symphony that wasn't permitted, and the Germans came up on stage and broke every finger on her hands. I grew up with stories of Nazis breaking the fingers of Jews.
Betty FriedanAll year there have been these cover stories that the women's movement is dead and about the death of feminism and the post-feminist generation of young women who don't identify with feminism - and then we have the biggest march ever of women in Washington. More people than had ever marched for anything - not only more women, but more people.
Henry FordAnyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Ernest HemingwayIf you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
David ByrneSome folks believe that hardship breeds artistic creativity. I don't buy it. One can put up with poverty for a while when one is young, but it will inevitably wear a person down.
Aung San Suu KyiMore people, especially young people, are realising that if they want change, they've got to go about it themselves - they can't depend on a particular person, i.e. me, to do all the work. They are less easy to fool than they used to be, they now know what's going on all over the world.
Margaret AtwoodStorytelling is a very old human skill that gives us an evolutionary advantage. If you can tell young people how you kill an emu, acted out in song or dance, or that Uncle George was eaten by a croc over there, don't go there to swim, then those young people don't have to find out by trial and error.
Alexandre DumasLife is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.
Kurt VonnegutWhat should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
Neil GaimanI am the most miserable person who ever lived," he said... "You are young, and in love," said Primus. "Every young man in your position is the most miserable young man who ever lived.
Marilyn MonroeWhen you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.
Maya AngelouIt is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Jane AustenShe is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.
Robert F. KennedyTolerating organized crime promotes the cheap philosophy that everything is a racket. It promotes cynicism among adults. It contributes to the confusion of the young and to the increase of juvenile delinquency.
Dave EggersI will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.
Margaret AtwoodYou hear doom and gloom about the Internet ruining young people's command of English - that's nonsense.
Audrey HepburnOn the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.
Aung San Suu KyiI was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics.
Lewis CarrollThe Mad Hatter: "Would you like some wine?" Alice: "Yes..." The Mad Hatter: "We haven't any and you're too young.
Maya AngelouThere is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
Robert F. KennedyIt certainly should not surprise us that a young person without any real stake in a legitimate occupation or career may get into trouble more easily. Such persons readily accept the idea that they have been unjustly deprived of money, status, and opportunity.
James JoyceEvery life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.
Johnny CashIt makes me so mad that some people underestimate the wisdom and energy of young people. All because they don't look the way older folks think they should look. I'm working on a song about it. Maybe some of those closed minded people will realize long hair and tattoos don't mean they should be ignored. Close minded people are part of what's wrong with this world.
Richard DawkinsTeachers who help to open young minds perform a duty which is as near sacred as I will admit.
William WilberforceWe are too young to realize that certain things are impossible... So we will do them anyway.
Milan KunderaI was not a hypocrite, with one real face and several false ones. I had several faces because I was young and didn't know who I was or wanted to be.
Robert F. KennedyIn truth, the world is now a seamless web from which no nation, large or small, young or old, can disassociate itself. Every attitude and every action of every nation can affect the welfare and security of every other nation around the globe.
Daisaku IkedaKnowledge itself is a neutral tool that can be used for good or evil. Wisdom, in contrast, always directs us toward happiness. The task of education must be to stimulate and unleash the wisdom that lies dormant in the lives of all young people. This is not a forced process, like pressing something into a preformed mold, but rather drawing out the potential which exists within.
Bette MidlerWhen I moved to New York City in 1965, I wanted to be in theater. I was following my Ethel Barrymore dream. But I was too young to be Ethel.
Agatha ChristieThe young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.
Abraham Joshua HeschelWhen I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Paul McCartneyWhen you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Michael JacksonIn their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Daniel RadcliffeThere's no blueprint for where I should be. I see myself as a young, good actor who still has a lot to learn. There's nobody at any point in their career who is the finished article.
Woody GuthrieI hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim too ugly or too this or too that.
Daisaku IkedaLeadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.
Michael ChabonIn the immemorial style of young men under pressure, they decided to lie down for a while and waste time.
Stephen FryHell, I am young. I am free. My teeth are clean. The sun shines. To hell with everything else
Daniel RadcliffeA friend often says I'm an old man in a young man's husk. I like that. I am old-fashioned in some ways.
Donald TrumpIf you love what you do, if you love going to the office, if you really like it - not just say it, but really like it - it keeps you young and energised. I really love what I do.
Robert F. KennedyIt is easy to overlook the importance of the young in underdeveloped countries. It is the natural course for nations, and diplomats, and those who publish newspapers, to speak to the established order. Seeking out the young requires a conscious effort.
Garrison KeillorA young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing.
Michelle ObamaI always tell young girls, surround yourself with goodness. I learned early on how to get the haters out of my life.
Michelle ObamaThere are definitely designers that I love, people I love to work with. And who they are as people matters. Are they good people? Do they treat their staff well? Do they treat my staff well? Are they young? Can I give them a boost? But when all of that is equal... is it cute?
Michelle ObamaI wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters - two beautiful, intelligent black young women - playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.
Michelle ObamaWe believe that every single child has boundless promise, no matter who they are, where they come from, or how much money their parents have. We've got to remember that. We believe that each of these young people is a vital part of the great American story.
David ByrneI meet young people who know me and are familiar with my stuff. They know the package. They might have cherry-picked five or six key tunes. That's how it seems to work. I sometimes wonder if they realise they are not getting the whole context.
Benjamin LincolnIn this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.
Quentin CrispThe young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Michael DouglasIt's a phenomenon that I see with young actors - a lot of American speaking parts going to British actors.
Cesar ChavezWhen a man or woman, young, or old, takes a place on the picket line for even a day or two, he will never be the same again.
Robert F. KennedyLet me make it clear that the Youth Employment Opportunities Act of 1961 is not primarily concerned with delinquency prevention. Rather, it is designed to help all types of young men or women who suffer deficiencies of training or opportunity which keep them unemployed.
Nora EphronOh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're thirty-four.
Michael J. FoxI love the irony. I'm perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man.
Salma HayekI think if you are young and you have children, you still have so much to prove. When you have children later in life, you lose a bit of that urge for working.
Harvey MilkAll young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.
Jim MorrisonDo you know we are being led to Slaughters by placid admirals & that fat slow generals are getting Obscene on young blood Do you know we are ruled by t.v.
Richard DawkinsI do disapprove very strongly of labelling children, especially young children, as something like 'Catholic children' or 'Protestant children' or 'Islamic children.'
Jerry LewisWhat's happened at 85 is I've lost my appetite. I used to be a little hog when I was young. But now I really don't seem to need it.
Frank AbagnaleA lot of people say I was brilliant. I wasn't. I was an opportunist: a young entrepreneur who saw things and took advantage.
David BowieI could imagine at a certain age, when I have no vocal cords left, that I would find a young man who could sing my parts for me. But I don't see why I would stop.
Betty WhiteDon't try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won't live long enough to find out about, but I'm still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, 'I'm going to be 30 - oh, what am I going to do?' Well, use that decade! Use them all!
Julie AndrewsPrograms that bring the arts to young kids are always the first to be cut. It's mind-boggling to me.
Gustave FlaubertEverything, even herself, was now unbearable to her. She wished that, taking wing like a bird, she could fly somewhere, far away to regions of purity, and there grow young again.
Betty WhiteWhen I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, Oh, well, she's preaching. I'm not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do.
Bethany HamiltonIt was Jesus who gave me peace when the shark severed my arm. I trust in Jesus whenever I'm going through a hard time. I see all the beautiful things that have come out of my situation. I'm able to share my story with young girls who have few role models, and I can help others cope with what they have been through.
Mario PuzoMany young men started down a false path to their true destiny. Time and fortune usually set them aright.