Early 20s quotes:

  • I had self-esteem issues into my early 20s. -- Adam Lambert
  • Peggy Atwood, Alice Munro, Hugh Hood, Michael Ondaatje - these are all old friends from my early 20s. -- Clark Blaise
  • I bent my head over a stove in my early 20s and picked it up in my 30s. -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli
  • I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years. -- Gary Miller
  • The first snowball I froze was put in my mother's deep freeze when I was in my early 20s. -- Andy Goldsworthy
  • My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy. -- Richard Gere
  • All I've done is work... I arrived in Los Angeles in my early 20s and I've been pounding the pavement ever since. -- Jeremy Piven
  • In the early '20s, with the war over, there was a period of celebration, and you can see it in the fashion. -- Michelle Dockery
  • My grandfather, Harry, died when my dad was in his early 20s, so I never met him. Amazingly, he was 6ft tall. That gene definitely never filtered down to me! -- Jamie Cullum
  • When you're in your early 20s your love life seems to explode every 20 minutes or so. By the time you've reached your thirties, it is every five or ten years. -- Patrick Marber
  • It's kind of embarrassing, but in my early 20s, I used to want to be a princess. But I didn't want to have to marry somebody in order to do it! -- Tyra Banks
  • When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone! -- Mariska Hargitay
  • Friends of friends had bands in college or in their early 20s and had a moment where they had some kind of interest from a record label or manager. It's always interesting how people handle those decisions and those moments. -- Noah Baumbach
  • I've heard this before from people: early 20s kind of screws with your head a little bit because you're transitioning into adulthood and actually becoming an adult with responsibilities and paying bills. So all of a sudden, it's like you're responsible now. -- Dan Byrd
  • The older I get, I'm definitely getting pulled towards the West Coast, because it's a different quality of life. New York is great when you're in your early 20s and you're running around and it's really fun, but it's a place for me to get things done. -- Erin Wasson
  • When I joined the freedom movement in Mississippi in my early 20s, it was to come to the aid of sharecroppers, like my parents, who had been thrown off the land they'd always known - the plantations - because they attempted to exercise their 'democratic' right to vote. -- Alice Walker
  • 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. -- Lizzy Caplan
  • The video for 'Whatever' is kind of a documentary in a way. It's showing that love can last. Not just in your early 20s or your late 30s, but in your 50s, 60s and 70s. There's an awful myth out there that when you get married, love and lovemaking fade. It's not true. -- Jill Scott
  • My dad moved to London in his early 20s and didn't really go back. So the irony is I've spent lots and lots of time in Ireland, but not with my dad. I've shot films in Belfast, where he's from. And I've shot in Dun Laoghaire. Which is great. And I've shot in Dublin. -- Imogen Poots
  • I've only read three books by Stephen King. When I was 10 I read 'The Long Walk,' one of his pseudonymous Bachman books. In my early 20s, while trapped on a family vacation, I read 'The Dark Half,' which taught me a word I have never forgotten: psychopomp. Now I have read '11/22/63.' -- Lev Grossman
  • I always wanted to be a surgeon, because I had a lot of admiration for my father, who is also a surgeon. I also wanted to be a heart surgeon. That was motivated by the fact that my young aunt, a sister of my dad, died in her early 20s of a correctable heart disease. -- Magdi Yacoub
  • I started ballet in my early 20s. I studied for about ten years. Ballet is probably the one of the hardest things I've done, almost like MMA. People don't give it a lot of credit and think it's easy, but it's very difficult. For an athlete, you use muscles you really don't use, and ballet is something I really respect. -- Herschel Walker
  • When I was prepping for my Broadway debut as Romeo, it really hit me that I had never done that. I had trained at drama school for three years in my late teens to early 20s, and I'd studied Shakespeare, of course, but I hadn't actually performed it. So to do something like Romeo for my first Broadway role was a challenge. -- Orlando Bloom
  • The movie I've watched a million times is 'A Face in the Crowd,' directed by Elia Kazan, starring Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. I first saw this movie, I guess I was in my early 20s. I'd never heard of it, and somebody told me about it, and I watched it and was just completely jaw-droppingly shocked at how current it was. -- Callie Khouri
  • Yeah I grew up in the public eye. I became a man in the public eye, which is kind of a bizarre thing to come to terms with. Now I'm in my late 20s and I was in my early 20s when I became recognizable. But I think 'Moneyball' represents a very strong shift in my career and becoming an adult and a man. -- Jonah Hill
  • In my early 20s I was so miserable doing construction, I wanted something that paid money. I liked nice stuff. I liked cars and architecture, and things that cost money. I wanted to not swing a hammer, and make money... and not do stuff that was dirty. I attempted to get into comedy. I started to do stand-up, but I wasn't very good at it. -- Adam Carolla
  • People in their early 20s are invariably weird. -- Steve Pavlina
  • I came to Christ in my early 20s. -- Karen Kingsbury
  • I spent my teens and early 20s shopping almost exclusively at thrift stores. -- Zoe Lister-Jones
  • I'm just grateful I didn't have to spend my early 20s in front of paparazzi cameras. -- Amy Adams
  • If you're spending your entire early 20s chasing the next party,what are you running away from? -- Demi Lovato
  • I set out to write a screenplay but, since my early 20s, had dreamed of writing a novel. -- Graeme Simsion
  • If anything, when you're in your late 20s, early 30s, and then mid-30s, you're getting less attractive. -- Rob McElhenney
  • I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years -- Gary Miller
  • I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies, who are movie directors. -- Peter Criss
  • When you're in your early 20s, you go ahead and do everything. And it's very hard to judge yourself. -- Ian McShane
  • I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going. -- Neal Schon
  • New York, oh my God, in my early 20s. I felt, this is home, this is really where I belong. -- June Squibb
  • Well, I'm also like 23 and playing 16. So maybe when I'm 30 I'll be playing characters in their early 20s. I don't know. -- Amy Smart
  • I didn't have a teenage or early-20s experience that was free and without worry. I missed the screw-everything, have-a-good-time phase. -- Sandra Bullock
  • When I was in my early 20s, I studied tae kwon do and hapkido. I earned brown belts in both of them. -- Karen Bass
  • I had a mystical experience when I was in my late teens, early 20s, and I spent years trying to recapture that. -- John Lurie
  • In my early 20s, I studied history and politics, and I really thought that perhaps I would devote my life to that. -- Wallace Shawn
  • The Beatles had a six-year career, from 1963 to 1969, which - to me, in my early 20s - seemed like a phenomenally long time. -- Chris Squire
  • When I was a teen, or like 18 to early 20s, I used to go to festivals all the time. I'd save all my money. -- Courtney Barnett
  • I remember coming upon Philip Larkin in my 20s in the early '60s and when Sylvia Plath's "Ariel" came out it knocked me off my feet. -- Stephen Dobyns
  • The main thing that I want to say is that I don't think women are at their most beautiful in their adolescence or in their early 20s. -- Nan Goldin
  • I think it's so important, as young women, to have relationships, especially when you're in your early 20s. But it's always so important to focus on yourself. -- Ashley Tisdale
  • People in their early 20s are not often considered the target demographic for new plays; musicals have had much more success in exploring that coming-of-age period of life. -- Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • What defines someone's music taste is their teens and early 20s. It's that combination of your sexual awakening and the music of the time, it fixes you forever. -- Ken Livingstone
  • I've met more than one person in their early 20s who has never heard of Jackie Onassis, though most girls have because she exists as a fashion icon. -- Lydia Leonard
  • I was in my early 20s and open to alternative lifestyles. I thought, 'I bet you get a lot of attractive, interesting women in a vegetarian co-op.' -- John Mackey
  • 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. -- Ansel Elgort
  • I'm really quite happy to say that in my early 40s, I wake up feeling sexy, and I can't say I felt that way in my late 20s. -- Tori Amos
  • The early '20s were like the waist of an hourglass. Lots of things were hurtling toward it and squeezing through it and then hurtling out the other side. -- Sarah Waters
  • I remember in my early 20s when I felt I couldn't live past 30. I was learning how to write. I had a lot of hard work ahead of me. -- Carl Sandburg
  • In my early 20s, connecting with fiction was a difficult process. There seemed to be little rhyme or reason to what was meaningful, what convinced, and what made sense. -- Sarah Hall
  • In my early 20s, I didn't even know what the Groundlings was. I had no idea. But I know how to break down a script and work on the character. -- Rachael Harris
  • Going through your late teens and early 20s is not an easy time, especially in Hollywood. So you just learn your lessons, you make your mistakes and you move on. -- Reagan Gomez-Preston
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  • When I first started writing in my early 20s it was literary criticism for a very eccentric magazine called Books And Bookmen, which allowed me to write, more or less anything. -- Jonathan Meades
  • It's one thing to be struggling and not really making money in your early 20s and figuring out your life. Early 30s, you start to wonder, is this ever going to happen? -- Billy Eichner
  • I wasn't ready to write my own songs when I was in my early 20s. I'm still growing but I definitely grew because of my experiences on the road and in the studio. -- Mark Stoermer
  • I identify very proudly as a disabled woman. I identify with the crip community. I didn't invent the word 'crip'. It's a political ideology I came to in my late teens and early 20s. -- Stella Young
  • 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. -- Cheryl James
  • When I moved to SF in my early 20s, I loved it, but I was absolutely astonished to discover that people there hated L.A. I was just like why? Really? I had no idea. -- Matthew Specktor
  • It amazes me when I talk to people in their early 20s and they've never read the classics, things we read as children. When you don't have knowledge and understanding, then fear rises in you. -- Madonna Ciccone