Top 70 Young Adult Quotes

In this post, you will find great Young Adult Quotes from famous people, such as Markus Zusak, Justine Skye, Lori Foster, Mark Frost, Clyde Edgerton. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I think it's a mistake to think, 'Am I going to write a

I think it’s a mistake to think, ‘Am I going to write a young adult book, or do I desperately want to write a book for adults?’ I think the better ambition is to try to write someone‘s favorite book, because those categorizations of adult, young adult, become kind of superfluous.
As a young adult, we all go through things now on social media. It’s a part of our everyday lives.
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.
I don’t think I consciously decided to write for the young adult audience; my subconscious decided for me.
A working definition of fathering might be this: fathering is the act of guiding a child to behave in ways that lead to the child’s becoming a secure child in full, thus increasing his or her chances of being happy and fruitful as a young adult.
The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.
Ann Brashares
When I started out doing comedy, I was still in college and was working day jobs. I taught preschool for a few years. And then I got more into freelance writing. So stand-up has always been my primary independent creative mode of expression. I’ve done it my whole adult and young adult life.
I love how much love there is in the world of young adult and children‘s literature.
I am not only the person who wrote and sold a novel while raising a houseful of biological and foster children; I am also the person who wrote a horrific young adult novel that never sold and gave up on a foster child I couldn’t handle – an experience that still haunts me.
I care so passionately about improving the quality of life for women and girls, not just here in the United States, but internationally as well. I am a single mom and I raised a daughter who is now a young adult.
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.
I am still bowled over by this great young adult novel by David Levithan called ‘Every Day,’ which is about a character with no gender or body who wakes up every day in the body of a different person. It’s a really impressive execution of a really great premise.
The problem with ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ was that it was designed to be a PG-13 movie. It was literally a horror movie for a younger generation. I was trying to do the film equivalent of teenage, young adult readers, and when they gave it an R rating, the movie couldn’t sustain an R.
House music for me was incredible. It was a huge part of my growing up and developing into a young adult because I found a community within music.
What’s interesting to me is how many vampire/urban fantasy authors are writing young adult series as well, often set in the same world as their adult books, but focused on a younger audience.
Carrie Vaughn
I just remember that pivotal moment when you’re a young adult, and you realize that these authority figures are human beings, too, and they’re figuring out their lives just as you are, and they’re flawed.
I don’t read young adult or children’s books, now that my grandchildren are beyond the age of my reading to them. I read reviews, and so I’m aware of what’s out there. But I tend not to read the books.
John Bellairs’s young adult mysteries were great – and super creepy.
I turned down one of the big young adult franchises.
A lot of people have no idea that right now Y.A. (young adult). is the Garden of Eden of literature.
Young adult fiction is getting more popular among adults because the writer is trying hard all the time to maintain the reader‘s interest.
I like to read fiction, and I particularly enjoy reading young adult fiction. But I also read children’s books, adult books, current authors, and classics, but I like fiction the most.
James Howe
As a child or young adult going through an illness, it can be stressful at times and boring and extremely alienating.
You have tremendous freedom in the young adult book world to write what you want. You can put R-rated content in a book that you can’t in a similarly targeted movie.
Ned Vizzini
My book group has one rule: no books for adults. We read young adult fiction only.
When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going. And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don’t teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy.
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 fell in love with the young adult space watching ‘Dawson’s Creek‘ and ‘Roswell.’ I’ve been a fan my whole life, and it was always a dream of mine to contribute to that area.
We can not control the aging reversal to a specific year today, that will come in the future. It is hypothesized that you will not reverse in physical appearance to less than a young adult. We see this in mice as well.
Any time a young adult book throws a girl and a guy together, the clock starts running on the countdown to the kiss.
Misconceptions about Young Adult fiction aren’t new to fans of the genre. From being dismissed as mindless fluff for ‘Twilight‘-obsessed tweens, to constant warnings that the genre is dying, kerfuffles between the media and readers occur with alarming regularity.
When I first began writing, and I told people what I wr

When I first began writing, and I told people what I wrote, I’d get a blank stare and sometimes a ‘Huh?’ They weren’t sure what young adult literature was. Now everyone knows.
Mary E. Pearson
I love anything by Deb Caletti. She’s my absolute favorite young adult author. I love Ally Carter as well.
There is a very big difference between writing for children and writing for young adults. The first thing I would say is that ‘Young Adult’ does not mean ‘Older Children’, it really does mean young but adult, and the category should be seen as a subset of adult literature, not of children’s books.
Garth Nix
I think so much of young adult literature sort of gets ghettoized – the title ‘young adult’ makes people immediately discount it. And just like with books that get written for adults, there is plenty of young adult literature that is bad. But there is also plenty of young adult literature that is brilliant.
Putting lessons in young adult books is very dangerous.
Ned Vizzini
I’d never been religious, but I’d always obeyed my elders. My decision to become an omnivore was fraught, not because it was a religious transgression but because it was my first act of self-assertion as a young adult.
When I was little, the world was simple. But as a young adult, I’m learning that as we have to make choiceseducation, career, lifestyle – life gets more and more complicated.
I used the second year of my MFA program to write a young adult novel and began pursuing picture books as well. I loved the economy of this art form, choosing, with pristine attention, the exact right words to tell the exact right story.
After I quit the U.S. Ski Team, there was a fair amount of, you know, grief that follows that, and I just wanted to take a year off. And I had a friend that lived in Los Angeles, said I could crash on his couch. And so I just kind of did the first really spontaneous thing I’d done in my young adult life.
There’s a kind of funny gap between 14 and 20 when young people don’t read very much. Nobody really knows what to do about it, although we’ve tried to reach these dropout readers with the ‘young adult’ book.
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.
When I was a kid, I worked as a clerk at my parent’s motel. From when I was eight or nine, I rented rooms, helped with laundry, folding tons of towels. And then I also worked at my dad‘s gas station more as a young adult and as an adult.
Some of my favorite books to read are young adult books.
James Blaylock
Richelle Mead’s ‘Vampire Academysaga is set to be the next young adult paranormal series to become a household name.
‘Until Friday Night‘ is the first book in my new young adult series, ‘The Field Party.’
Abbi Glines
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.
All the old school Young Adult novels inspired me. I grew up reading R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, Richie Cusick, and so on. I loved how you never really knew who the ‘bad guys‘ were in their works, and I wanted to capture that feeling with ‘Don’t Look Back.’
Jennifer Armentrout
Some say it is the elements of hope and wonder in children’s books that make them special. But there are many dark young adult novels these days. Adults loved Harry Potter, though it was written for the young. In the end, it is probably up to the reader of any age to decide if this book is for him or her.
When I was growing up, if there was a Young Adult section of my town‘s library, I missed it. I wandered right from ‘The Babysitter‘s Club‘ over to Stephen King. His books were big and fat and they seemed important. I eventually worked my way through most of the shelf, but ‘It’ is the one that stuck with me.
That transition from child to adult actor is so incredibly elusive. The roles that were coming to me as a young adult were not that great, but I was taking them anyway to pay the rent. And the more bad roles in bad movies I took, the less anybody wanted me for a good role in a good movie.
Jackie Earle Haley
My mom was a terrible parent of young children. And thank God – I thank God every time I think of it – I was sent to my paternal grandmother. Ah, but my mother was a great parent of a young adult.
I wind up playing these characters a lot: They have self-esteem issues, or they’re going through a lot as a young adult.
Young adult novels don’t shy away from the discussion of weight issues, and ‘Blubber,’ the tale of an overweight, not-so-sympathetic fifth-grader bullied by her peers, is a refreshing take.
Some of the most powerful memories are those when you are very, very young. Adult life is seen through the reflection of complex, rational thought.
In my career as a writer, I preferred to avoid current events: I wrote young adult novels and book reviews and lifestyle journalism about health and parenting and other such evergreens.
One of the things that I really like about young adult fiction is that you can explore the relationships between teens and their parents. I definitely think that teens are a product of their parents. You either end up just like them or you consciously make the decision to be unlike them.
I had to take a big risk by writing my young adult book series ‘The A Circuit‘ and putting myself out there in that way. I don’t consider myself a good writer, so I had to rely on a co-writer. Still, I knew that people would judge me and my writing. I am really proud of the way the series turned out.
With ‘Mismatched,’ we hope to bring back the Young Adult drama/ teenage drama genre.
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.
To see what books were available for my older students, I made many trips to the library. If a book looked interesting, I checked it out. I once went home with 30 books! It was then that I realized that kids’ novels had the shape of real books, and I began to get ideas for young adult novels and juvenile books.
Cynthia Voigt
The two genres that probably take the most flack in literature – they are young adult and romance right now. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that these are genres that provide places for women to express desire and love for adventure, for the opportunity to be placed to heroic roles.
My foray into young adult lit was by no means planned.

My foray into young adult lit was by no means planned. I wrote the first ‘Alfred Kropp’ book as an adult novel, which everyone loved but no one would publishuntil I changed my protagonist from a thirty-something P.I. into a 15-year-old kid. After that, it was off to the races, and I am so glad.
I used to act in television commercials when I was a kid and a young adult.
We just happened to come along at time where there hadn’t been a new young adult drama that also could appeal to adults as well in quite some time. We sort of found a little bit of a niche.
The Longstockings are eight children’s and young adult writers. We all came out of the New School MFA program, and we meet regularly to critique each other’s work.
Lisa Graff
To me, a great story well told is a great story well told, and just because the protagonist is a young adult doesn’t mean that story has less merit or worth than if the protagonist is a full-grown adult.
In any economy, the entire population is supported by the part of it that is working. All other things being equal, it thus follows that the most attractive acquisition a society can have is a young adult, whose childhood and education has already been paid for, but whose entire working life still lies ahead.
I don’t know if I ever believed in the infallibility of a journalist‘s objectivity, but I definitely stopped flirting with the notion as a young adult.
Whether we think of Disney‘s blonde beauty and her pumpkin carriage or Marissa Meyer’s recent recasting of ‘Cinderella’ as a cyborg in the young adult novel ‘Cinder,’ we know that there are countless modern retellings of the tale.