The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Well done is better than well said.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
If you think you can do it, you can.
I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.
I see it as more of a teenage activity than, you know, she's only 11, but you know, I think it's great that she knows so many girls who want to play music. And I see it more as a teen activity than I do as going into music.
I don't think there's a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I'll be happy to deal with it.
I'm so fascinated by the concept of teen pregnancy for some reason. Not that I condone it or promote it, but it's just a very real thing in our country and culture.
I've never done a teen movie before, but I certainly could tell you some of the ones I came very close on. I was very close on Clueless and She's All That.
I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.
When I was growing up, particularly during puberty in my teen years, I was so miserable because I elicited so much teasing and meanness from my teenage cohorts.
I did work at a mall in college - I think retail/customer service is just one of the most hideous jobs in the world. So I always try to be extra nice when I go into a store. But malls are part of our culture, if you watched any teen comedy in the '80s. it's clear that malls are where we live!
I don't want to be a 'teen star' because so many people don't ever grow out of that.
The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.