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“Do I worry about being in the public eye and raising kids? Yeah. Any situation you’re in, you’re going to worry about raising your kids.” – Kanye West, in an interview for SHOWstudio’s In Camera, October 6, 2015.
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“Sometimes. And to be honest, I’ve had a week of deleting my Instagram off my phone, so I didn’t have it, and I would have to go to my laptop if I wanted to post something — so that I wouldn’t get caught up in it. You always get wrapped up in it. You look at one image and then you’re on different pages, and then you are 52...
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“‘Nerd’ now is like someone discovering your favorite band. I was a nerd when nerd was nerd. OK? Alright? There was no reward. No one catered to us. We weren’t a demographic. We were a punching bag and a punch line. There was a movie called ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ because the nerds needed revenge because of all of the things that were happening to them. That’s a cultural artifact...
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“In high school, every time you stuck your neck out, there was always a bunch of people there ready to chop your head off. Hollywood’s not different.” – Ryan Gosling, talking about how high school prepared him for negative reviews from critics, Vanity Fair online, April 8, 2015
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“I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and...
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“I don’t take well to bullying. I never have. I’m not a person that will be bullied. I’m not a person that will stand by watching other people bullied. I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no s!*# and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being.” – Pink,... more »

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“What is new and dangerous is the ability to post selfies, then wait for approval to come flooding in. You don’t have to spend long with an insecure teenage girl (is there any other kind?) to work out that her happiness is tremulously yoked to the getting of Likes or little lovehearts on Facebook or... more »

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“I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.” – Singer Zayn Malik on his decision to leave the band One Direction,  posted on the group’s Facebook page, March 25, 2015
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We have teenagers in the house, so it’s very difficult. 90 percent of the focus is Willow; a 14-year-old girl takes all of the attention. It’s everything; it’s like the world ends three times a week. It’s like 14-year-old girl Independence Day at my house every week. – Actor Will Smith, father of 2 teenagers, speaking on The Late Show with David Letterman, February 19, 2015
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“I had really big teeth, a big fringe. I was just uncomfortable in my skin. I wasn’t the pretty kid, I was the awkward one that didn’t know who I fitted in with. The only place where I could escape was my dreams. I would enjoy going to sleep because I could dream about something...
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“I didn’t get in when the party started. It’s also just primarily time and effort. I find it hard enough in my day-to-day life to give myself a context that’s private or removed from constant observation. I want to keep a diary so my grandkids can have it, but I have no interest in publishing it.” – Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, on why he doesn’t have a Twitter account, USA Today, November 26, 2014
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“It’s like giving the keys to the car, only they’re much younger. And unlike a car, which you can drive to any part of town, on the Internet, a cellphone can really take you anywhere. So you have to hope that from the moment they can log on that you’ve done enough to raise them well so they’re not looking for the wrong thing in the wrong places.” – Director Jason Reitman, speaking about...
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“The past does haunt you, but it haunts you for a reason: to remind you of the mistakes and actions you’ve made along the way and you have to grow from those actions.” – RJ Mitte, actor who played Walter White Jr. in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” reflecting on his past and his real-life struggles with...
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“I never wanted to be famous. That’s a byproduct of what I do. Fame is truly a byproduct of the dream that I had. People want to be recognized for their work, but nobody wants to be famous for nothing. Fame is, I think, disgusting. And it’s really hard to separate your public life from...
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“I was saying to a friend the other day ‘Remember, our kids are not us’ They’re not. Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto them], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.” – Jada Pinkett Smith, on parenting, Us Weekly, August 18, 2014, p. 18
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“People clearly aren’t buying the argument conservative sociologists from Robert Putnam to Brad Wilcox have been making for years, that marriage is essential for thriving communities. Society, people seem to think, will be just fine without it.” – Emma Green, associate editor at The Atlantic, in a column discussing a recent Pew report about Millennials and their attitudes toward marriage, The Atlantic, July 8, 2014.
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“Clearly texting, SMS and chat are very different than writing a letter or email. In fact, I believe what is going on is that people are realising that you use short messaging, like texting, SMS, chat, Twitter, etc. for quick informal messages, and you use email for more intimate and formal letter writing. In this sense, mail is the preferred medium for “letter writing”, and if anything, texting and chat, are killing ‘letter writing’.”...
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“My hope is that we become a generation focused on promoting others over ourselves.” – photographer Esther Havens, age 30, featured in Christianity Today’s article “33 under 33,” July 1, 2014
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“Do you know anybody under 25 that gives a damn whether you marry a man if you’re a man or if you marry a woman if you’re a woman? No.” – Graham Nash (of Crosby, Still and Nash), in an interview with the Associated Press, July 7, 2014.
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“As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact, my actions were continuing the ignorance.” – Justin Bieber – written apology in response...
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