Puberty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old puberty quotes, puberty sayings, and puberty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Puberty, it has been said, is everyone's first experience of a sentient madness.     

Stacy Schiff

Going through puberty as a young girl is so confusing. This monster invades your body changes things and makes things grow and no one tells you what's going on.     

Katharine Isabelle

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.     

G. Stanley Hall

Adolescence is the age of cosmic yearnings and private passions, of social concern and personal agony. It is the age of inconsistency and ambivalence.     

Haim Ginott

Adolescence is like cactus.     

Anais Nin

Adolescence as the time when an individual recapitulates the savage stage of the race's past.     

G. Stanley Hall

Adolescence in our culture for a young woman, for a girl, is a hard road.     

Rodney Crowell

Growing moustache and beard is the sign puberty, not maturity.     

Guru Sri Nayak

Puberty for a girl is like floating down a broadening river into an open sea.     

G. Stanley Hall

Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work.     

Antonio Gramsci

Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.     

Louise J. Kaplan

Adolescence has been recognised as a stage of human development since medieval times long, long before the industrial revolution and, as it is now, has long been seen as a phase which centers on the fusion of sexual and social maturity. Indeed, adolescence as a concept has as long a history as that of puberty, which is sometimes considered more concrete, and hence much easier to name and to recognize.     

Terri E Apter

Puberty brought them together. Maturity drove them apart.     

Himakshi Tarde

Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.     

Bill Vaughan

Adolescence is a plague on the senses.     

Henry Rollins

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.     

Louise J. Kaplan

The age of puberty is a crisis in the age of man worth studying. It is the passage from the unconscious to the conscious; from thesleep of passions to their rage.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.     

Carol Burnett

Adolescence is perhaps nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.     

Karen Savage

Most of us have had that experience at around puberty of realising that, despite whatever efforts we put into our chosen sports, we will become at best competent.     

Will Self

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.     

Mary Pipher