Top 20s Quotes

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1. "If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?'"
Author: Aaron Levie
2. "I'm obsessed with adolescence. I love to write about people in their 20s. It's such a fraught and exciting and kind of horrible time."
Author: Aimee Bender
3. "I bent my head over a stove in my early 20s and picked it up in my 30s."
Author: Alexandra Guarnaschelli
4. "In my 20s, I railed against anything 'spiritual'; I thought it was all crap."
Author: Alice Sebold
5. "The first snowball I froze was put in my mother's deep freeze when I was in my early 20s."
Author: Andy Goldsworthy
6. "A lot of high school students on TV and in Broadway are played by people in their late 20s and even early 30s. That seems weird to me."
Author: Ansel Elgort
7. "I've changed my life in a lot of ways. I'm a mom, a wife, and a Christian. Some of the things I expressed in my early 20s aren't what I care to express right now."
Author: Cheryl James
8. "And my life for the first - you know, when I was in my 20s and 30s, I had my career, and I traveled the world, I lived out of a suitcase. I stayed up until dawn. I did all of those things that were very exciting."
Author: Cheryl Tiegs
9. "Whenever an art form loses its fire, when it gets weakened by intellectual inbreeding and first principles fade into stale tradition, a radical fringe eventually appears to blow it up and rebuild from the rubble. Young Gun ultrarunners were like Lost Generation writers in the '20s, Beat poets in the '50s, and rock musicians in the '60s: they were poor and ignored and free from all expectations and inhibitions. They were body artists, playing with the palette of human endurance."
Author: Christopher McDougall
10. "I draw a distinction between traditional Islam and Islamism. Islamism emerged in its modern form in the 1920s and is driven by a belief that Muslims can be strong and rich again if they follow the Islamic law severely and in its entirety. This is a response to the trauma of modern Islam."
Author: Daniel Pipes
11. "I had some big ups and downs when I was in my 20s and the one thing I learned was, no matter how low it gets, something good will come along - something always comes out of that dark period."
Author: Darren Aronofsky
12. "Now I look back and think if I'd spent more time enjoying myself instead of crying into my pillow over men, my 20s would have been fabulous!"
Author: Denise Van Outen
13. "As my name might suggest, I'm Jewish. My grandparents were Polish and Russian Jews who came to Australia in the late 1920s, and had they not, we wouldn't be talking now."
Author: Elliot Perlman
14. "It was actually a very nice little book done by a gift book company. They illustrated it with pictures from 1920s football, before there were face guards."
Author: Gregg Easterbrook
15. "Since the early 1920s a unique spiritual path has existed in Japan. This distinctly Japanese version of yoga is called Shin-shin-toitsu-do, and it combines seated meditation, moving meditation, breathing exercises, and other disciplines to help practitioners realize unification of mind and body. Besides yoga, it is a synthesis of methods, influenced by Japanese meditation, healing arts, and martial arts; along with Western psychology, medicine, and science. Shin-shin-toitsu-do is widely practiced throughout Japan, although it is almost unknown in other countries. Through its principles of mind and body coordination people have an opportunity to realize their full potential in everyday life.A remarkable man created this path, and he led an equally remarkable life. He was known in Japan as Nakamura Tempu Sensei, and this is his story."
Author: H. E. Davey
16. "How have I lived so long? I never worried. In the '20s, there were millions of men out of work. You couldn't get a job anywhere. I wasn't worried."
Author: Henry Allingham
17. "At one point in my 20s, I was about to quit acting. I'd had a crappy couple of years and I was depressed. My mom said, 'Don't give up! You'll be so mad at yourself.'"
Author: Janel Moloney
18. "All I've done is work... I arrived in Los Angeles in my early 20s and I've been pounding the pavement ever since."
Author: Jeremy Piven
19. "A healthy love life is not and should not be the preserve of those in their 20s and 30s. It's important at all ages."
Author: Jerry Hall
20. "Twenty-three is old. It's almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s."
Author: Jessica Simpson
21. "In the 20s, you were a face. And that was enough. In the 30s, you also had to be a voice. And your voice had to match your face, if you can imagine that."
Author: Joan Blondell
22. "I used to be mouthy. It was all to do with being a northerner and from Manchester, which was suddenly a big deal when I was in my 20s. When I read some of the interviews I did back then, I cringe."
Author: John Simm
23. "I am big in Japan... heightwise! But, yeah, I started modeling there in my teens and into my 20s. I did Calvin Klein, Uniqlo, and lots of magazine covers. It's such a beautiful country, and they have beer vending machines right on the street. Love that!"
Author: Julia Voth
24. "New York, oh my God, in my early 20s. I felt, this is home, this is really where I belong."
Author: June Squibb
25. "I came to Christ in my early 20s."
Author: Karen Kingsbury
26. "I love that period, between the '20s and the '60s. I love doing period pieces, and those eras are my favorite period in time, music wise, and the elegance and the way of being."
Author: Laz Alonso
27. "I had some wonderful times in my 20s, but your 20s are hard."
Author: LeAnn Rimes
28. "To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies."
Author: Lionel Blue
29. "I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s."
Author: Lionel Hampton
30. "I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it."
Author: Lizzy Caplan
31. "I spent my 20s working in patient care at a large university hospital, an experience that has informed all my work and has given me a lot of human observation to draw on."
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
32. "The crash did not cause the Depression: that was part of a far broader malaise. What it did was expose the weaknesses that underpinned the confidence and optimism of the 1920s - poor distribution of income, a weak banking structure and insufficient regulations, the economy's dependence on new consumer goods, the over-extension of industry and the Government's blind belief that promoting business interests would make America uniformly prosperous."
Author: Lucy Moore
33. "The owner of the Agut d'Avignon had the air of a 1920s dandy who had ruined himself with one mad night of gambling at baccarat and had only been saved by this restaurant, which he seemed to cherish as if it were his wife or a good fountain pen."
Author: Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
34. "In your 20s, you're just a sketch of what you think you're trying to be."
Author: Maxwell
35. "There is a moment in your 20s when you know what it means to love rightly, but not how to do it, and then you begin to learn."
Author: Melissa Febos
36. "Only two things change when you get older: the energy in your voice and the time of night you feel it's appropriate to call someone. In your 20s, people call at 2 a.m. and yell, 'Are you up?' into the answering machine. Now, someone calls after 8 p.m., and my boyfriend is like, 'Who is that? Who could be calling at this hour?'"
Author: Michael Patrick King
37. "I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going."
Author: Neal Schon
38. "Beautiful machines from 1920s and '30s, when automobiles were both monstrous and sexy at the same time."
Author: Neal Shusterman
39. "I've had this problem since I was in my 20s. They don't call it manic depression anymore. They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2."
Author: Ned Beatty
40. "Historically, dust jackets are a new concern for authors; you don't see them much before the 1920s. And dust jacket is a strange name for this contrivance, as if books had anything to fear from dust. If you store a book properly, standing up, then the jacket doesn't cover the one part of the book that is actually exposed to dust, which is the top of the pages. So a dust jacket is no such thing at all; it is really a sort of advertising wrapper, like the brown paper sheath on a Hershey's bar. On this wrapper goes the manufacturer's name, the ingredients--some blithering about unforgettable characters or gemlike prose or gripping narrative--and a brief summation of who does what to whom in our gripping, unforgettable, gemlike object."
Author: Paul Collins
41. "I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies, who are movie directors."
Author: Peter Criss
42. "The magic's back and we're in a time tunnel, feeling like when we were in our 20s back in the 1970s."
Author: Peter Criss
43. "Francisco Garcia could have been a high draft choice last year, probably in the 20s. He's the best wing player I've ever coached. But he's done it the right way. He knew he had to work on his body to become a good pro. When he goes into the pros, he'll be physically ready."
Author: Rick Pitino
44. "I think obviously there's a core of who you are, and as you get older, you become more aware of what behavior is immutable. For a long time, I felt there was a deep separation between the person I was as a teenager and the person I was in my 20s and early 30s ."
Author: Seth
45. "I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life. I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving."
Author: Sheena Easton
46. "I've read something that Bill Gates said about six months ago. He said, ‘I worked really, really hard in my 20s.' And I know what he means, because I worked really, really hard in my 20s too. Literally, you know, 7 days a week, a lot of hours every day. And it actually is a wonderful thing to do, because you can get a lot done. But you can't do it forever, and you don't want to do it forever, and you have to come up with ways of figuring out what the most important things are and working with other people even more."
Author: Steve Jobs
47. "I have little children, 5 1/2 and 1 1/2, and I thought I should document my life, because by the time they're in the mid-20s, they'll be able to say, 'This is what he did.'"
Author: Tommy Mottola
48. "It felt natural. That is what I remember most about becoming a father halfway through my 20s. As if Mother Nature was giving me the big thumbs up."
Author: Tony Parsons
49. "But then I hit my 20s and only made two albums, and now I live in a ski resort as a ski bum basically."
Author: Vanessa Mae
50. "My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s."
Author: Warren Beatty

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