"Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Mary Pipher on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Mary Pipher on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Mary Pipher on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Mary Pipher on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Mary Pipher on Bryan White