Thirteen Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Thirteen Quotes from famous authors such as Sun Yat-sen, Judy Garland, Glen Duncan, Edmund Morgan, Charles Schwab. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

At thirteen, I accompanied my mother to the Hawaiian Islands. There, for the first time, I saw the wonder of a steamship and the vastness of the ocean. From that time on, I was eager to acquire the knowledge of the West and to fathom the mysteries of nature.
Sun Yat-sen
From the time I was thirteen, there was a constant struggle between MGM and me – whether or not to eat, how much to eat, what to eat. I remember this more vividly than anything else about my childhood.
Judy Garland
Until the age of thirteen, I tortured the waiting worlds of book illustration and professional football by shilly-shallying over which of them was going to get the benefit of my inestimable talents.
Glen Duncan
In 1787, many Americans were convinced that the ‘perpetual union’ they had created in winning independence was collapsing. Six years earlier, in the Articles of Confederation, the thirteen state governments had surrendered extensive powers to a congress of delegates from each state legislature.
Edmund Morgan
I was about thirteen when I started thinking about the stock market. My dad helped me a little bit. I’d see it in the ‘Santa Barbara News-Press.’ These prices would change every day – what was that all about?
Charles Schwab
There was a point in school when I was, like, thirteen, that I didn’t feel comfortable at all.
Rita Ora
I always ran very fast and jumped very high but when I was about thirteen it was more of a choice between football and tennis, and I went for tennis.
Gael Monfils
Thirteen, 13 children, and I love – I love them all. And I think I’ve been a good father to all of them.
Anthony Quinn
I got into rock music at thirteen, listening to Van Halen, learned how to play the electric guitar.
Dierks Bentley
I started writing when I was about thirteen.
Al Purdy
The script for ‘Thirteen’ is tight, and not because of the now-famous six day writing spree, but more because it started out as 15 pages longer.
Catherine Hardwicke
I started guitar when I was like thirteen. I had a friend whose dad had an electric guitar. In sixth grade or seventh grade I went over and played it and immediately I was super excited by the whole thing.
Adam Granduciel
The biggest influence? I’ve had several at different times – but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
Jackson Browne
My parents still treat Christmas like I’m thirteen years old.
Mike Shinoda
‘Catcher In The Rye’ was my favorite book, honestly. I read it when I was thirteen, and the book was a bit of a family heirloom because it was passed down from my grandfather to my father to my older brother and then to me.
Alex Wolff
When my younger son was 13 years old, he asked me to read ‘Swallows and Amazons’ to him while he made models. He liked it so much that I ended up reading all thirteen of Ransome’s books, including the ones that I missed out on. This led my son to ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and ‘Coral Island.’
Michelle Magorian
I started watching ‘SNL’ when I was thirteen or so; those were the Molly Shannon/Ana Gasteyer/Cheri Oteri years.
Kate McKinnon
If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then.
John Linder
Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine’s protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia.
Stephen Cohen
I came in on the decline. Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out, he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues out before I got mine in, this was March ’87. He was out in December ’86.
Eddie Campbell
When I heard Elvis and his ‘Sun Sessions,’ I went mad for it. I was about thirteen.
Imelda May
To play the trumpet, you must train your lips for a long time. When I was twelve or thirteen I was a good player, but I lost the skill and now I play very badly. I do it every day even so. The reason is that I want to return to my childhood. For me, the trumpet is evidence of the sort of young man I was.
Umberto Eco
When I was thirteen years old, I didn’t exactly discover epic fantasy on my own. I acquired it as a social defence mechanism.
Tansy Rayner Roberts
Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.
Graham Greene
When I was a kid, I was into psychological thrillers. When I was 12, my favorite movie was ‘Thirteen.’ I just really liked movies that showed an extreme range in acting. That’s what made me want to become an actress.
Leven Rambin
I used to play ‘Grand Theft Auto’ when I was an early teen, between eleven and thirteen.
Charlotte Ritchie
Between 1939 and 1945 you produced weapons and war equipment valued at thirteen billion dollars, 70 per cent of which you shipped to your allies. The same process is going on today in Canada’s much larger and growing industry.
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
A lot of people have said that I’m trying to be like Justin Bieber by wearing a hat all the time. But the truth is, I don’t like the way my hair looks. It’s kind of weird, so I wear a hat all the time to cover it. I’ve been doing it since I was thirteen.
Austin Mahone
When you’re thirteen and listening to punk, the aggressive nature of music can sway you to the dark side.
Dave Grohl
Most Americans haven’t had my happy experience of living for thirteen years in a seventeenth-century house, since most of America lacks seventeenth-century houses.
John Updike
My daughter, when she was a week old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For the past thirteen years, she’s had four major heart surgeries. She’s a candidate for – and must have – heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life.
Nick Cassavetes
Soderbergh is a very respectable director that manages to have an incredible amount of freedom in a system that doesn’t allow anybody to be free as he is on a set. And he will jump from ‘Solaris’ to ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ and ‘Thirteen.’
Vincent Cassel
Well, it so happens that I have had a spinal curvature since I was about thirteen and every once in a while that has given me some trouble, and at that time it began to kick up again. and occasionally I have to get into bed and nurse a severe backache.
Ethel Rosenberg
With social media now, everybody’s faceless, but I assume these kids sending me pictures of myself of Instagram are twelve, thirteen years old.
Seth Rollins
It has been possible to trace historically back to a very early age the taxes which were imposed on medicines, spices and similar substances in German towns. Thus, for instance, one finds that in the year 1500, thirteen, in 1540, thirty-eight, and in 1708, already one hundred and twenty vegetable oils are mentioned.
Otto Wallach
In thirteen years, every aspect of the universe can change – ask a thirteen-year-old.
P. J. O’Rourke
I started working at age thirteen. I’m a product of public schools, I’m a product of a public university. I started my first company when I was 21. I’ve subsequently never worked for anybody else. I started that first business when I was still in college.
Victor Mitchell
My first movie, ‘Thirteen,’ and it was very real – almost too real. It was very gritty, with raw human emotion. I’d love to do something like that again.
Catherine Hardwicke
Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
Erma Bombeck
I’ll work thirteen hours at a time producing a new track. Not a lot of people understand that – not girlfriends, friends, family.
Ansel Elgort
I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman at the head of the school which I attended from the age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half, was a born teacher in advance of her own times.
Catherine Helen Spence
I love the Betsy Ross flag because it has the thirteen stars and a circle, which represents our thirteen colonies, and I think we need to get closer back to our founding values.
Madison Cawthorn
Although he moved away from the Midwest for good at the age of thirteen, Ray Bradbury is a prairie writer. The prairie is in his voice, and it is his moral compass. It is his years spent in Waukegan, Illinois – later rechristened by Ray as ‘Green Town’ in many books and stories – that forever shaped him.
Sam Weller
I got into the studio when I was thirteen. At the age of twelve I was doing public performances.
Remember, this was a world that was still ethnically separated. I was thirteen and ignorant of the social situation in America, but I felt these records were better than what my own culture was turning out.
Roy Harper
I saw Led Zeppelin live for the first time when I was thirteen.
Nancy Wilson
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not to remain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland on the Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlessly returned thirteen times to help guide family members and others to freedom as the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
I first picked up a guitar when I was ten years old; my parents surprised me with it for my tenth birthday. I started taking lessons when I was thirteen, but only for a few months, and then I just kept teaching myself.
Alessia Cara
One of the stranger things about me is that I was raised as an Orthodox Jew. I went to a yeshiva until I was thirteen years old and spoke fluent Hebrew.
Dani Shapiro
Thirteen was my brother’s number.
Brandon Ingram
My work, in a certain way, got started in 1996 when I did an exhibition of thirteen paintings that were solely based on fashion imagery.
Richard Phillips
I can remember being a young kid, twelve, thirteen years old just with my headphones on, on the train, listening to rappers paint these vivid pictures. Listening to Mobb Deep and feeling like I was in Queensbridge even though I’m on the Southside of Chicago.
Vic Mensa
I got my group together when I was about thirteen. We had a local radio show, and then we started touring for the principal of the high school – he was in the Lions Club, and so we were the entertainment.
Roy Orbison
It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
Dannii Minogue
When I was thirteen, I was in a supermarket with my mother, and for no reason at all, I picked up a science-fiction book at the checkout stand and started reading it. I couldn’t believe I was doing that, actually reading a book. And, man, it opened up a whole new thing. Reading became the sparkplug of my imagination.
Mark Bradford