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  • We're used to the characteristics of social media - participation, connection, instant gratification - and when school doesn't offer the same, it's easy to tune out.

  • By creating so many illusory images of physical perfection, whether on store aisles or storefronts ads, magazine covers or TV show, we speak more to the profit margins of companies than the self-esteem of today's girls.

  • A lot of negative words adults call the young, like 'naive,' 'impulsive' and 'way too connected online,' are all things we can turn into strengths to help us.

  • If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we'd have a better world.

  • You must lend an ear today, because we are the leaders of tomorrow

  • Since the age of four, I've been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to raising awareness about world hunger.

  • To try to teach ignoring technology is to ignore the progress that we have made over the last century. If school is preparation for the real world - a real world that is increasingly technology-driven - then to ignore technology is to become obsolete.

  • None of my friends don't have Facebook accounts. Op-eds and studies can highlight our decreased enthusiasm for Facebook 'til the cows come home, but it doesn't change the fact that we are chained to the beast. Voluntarily, of course.

  • With writing, I can express myself, really, and share my ideas and just let my thoughts flow out.

  • My family joke that I'm really a very senior person who accidentally happens to be 11.

  • Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.

    "Prom: An American Tradition Gone Awry" by Adora Svitak, May 22, 2011.
  • If I had my way, I'd end all wars and poverty. We should all be more aware of what's going on in the world around us and less ignorant.

    "Adora Svitak Likes French Philosophy, Reads Three Novels A Day, Has Written 400 Short Stories And Champions Feminism And World Peace. She Is 8". September 28, 2006.
  • The first thing anyone can do, about any issue, is get informed.

  • There are lots of different interpretations of the word 'prodigy.' My own is of someone who is talented and tries to help other children. So in that respect I could be called one, although I don't think I'll go off the rails.

  • History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.

    "Do We Treat History Like a Dead Language?" by Adora Svitak, July 28, 2011.
  • To show that you truly care, you listen.

  • The unsaid message of that endless rack of juniors' pushup bras? No matter what size you are, it still isn't good enough.

    "Would You Buy This for Your Daughter?" by Adora Svitak, August 12, 2011.
  • Hoping to instill my love of learning in other children, I taught my first class at a local elementary school the year my first book, 'Flying Fingers,' debuted; since then, I have spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms and conferences around the world.

  • I realise I'm still a child, though I do feel older. I recently did an on-line test called 'What's Your True Age?' My result was 50-60 years old.

  • I was thrilled to be able to read at three. I just thought everyone loved reading as much as I did.

  • No matter your position or place in life, it is imperative to create opportunities for children so that we can grow up to blow you away.

  • Learning between grown-ups and kids should be reciprocal. The reality, unfortunately, is a little different, and it has a lot to do with trust, or a lack of it.

  • Our words can have power that we don't think we have in everyday life - anyone can make a difference.

    "Amazing Kid! Spotlight on Adora Svitak, age 12, Amazing Young Educator, Author and Speaker". Interview with Kasy Dallman, September 2010.
  • I wouldn't call myself a geek, but I do sometimes teach Mommy and Daddy stuff about computers. And I do watch TV, but only informative programmes like the news and documentaries.

    "Adora Svitak Likes French Philosophy, Reads Three Novels A Day, Has Written 400 Short Stories And Champions Feminism And World Peace. She Is 8". September 28, 2006.
  • All that you need to become an entrepreneur and change the world is a working brain - and pretty much nothing else.

  • As children, we have a tenuous idea of love; we often try to quantify it with how much we feel seen and heard.

    "Dear Parents: Leave Us Alone" by Adora Svitak, July 23, 2012.
  • There's no committee that says, 'This is the type of person who can change the world - and you can't.' Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you're going to do it.

  • We all love people who give credit to others for their success. Companies would probably do better with CEOs who didn't blow their own horn and ask for ridiculous salaries and new yachts every year.

    "It’s Not Girls’ Fault" by Adora Svitak, July 23, 2011.
  • Let's abolish the term 'childish' because adults normally cause the largest problems.

  • Make sure that your kids or the kids in your life have an opportunity to share their ideas, and to teach you something about what we know.

    "12-year-old author: Don't say 'childish'" by John D.Sutter, April 15, 2010.
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