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Childhood Quotes

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My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

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Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

 

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
- Louise J. Kaplan

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

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Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
- Bob Filner

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there.
He was my childhood hero.
Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him.
- Wally Schirra

Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of.
- William Golding

Well I was an asthmatic child.
So that for most of my childhood I was in bed.
Bedridden.
- Gerald Scarfe

Everything else you grow out of, but you never recover from childhood.
- Beryl Bainbridge

I've never outgrown my childhood.
- David McCallum

All the time a person is a child he is both a child
and learning to be a parent.
After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly
a parent reliving childhood.
- Benjamin Spock

Because of my faith and my imagination,
I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.
- Donna Brazile

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly,
without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment
in Hell hanging over my head.
- Edvard Munch

I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau

But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland.
It becomes a hell.
- Louise Bogan

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
- Robertson Davies

I alone, as the sharer of their way of life,
presented a replica of childhood.
- Neal Cassady

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood,
adolescence, and obsolescence.
- Art Linkletter

Boston's freeway system is insane.
It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his
childhood crashing toy trains.
- Bill Bryson

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights,
before the dark hour of reason grows.
- John Betjeman

I started writing movie scripts.
They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when
they were finished because they were simple copies
of the films I saw in childhood.
- Manuel Puig

It sounds ideal, a sort of beach childhood.
But it wasn't really.
I didn't use the beach very much at all.
- Miranda Richardson

The middle years of childhood arrive just as your own
are getting uncomfortably close.
- Marguerite Kelly

All of us have moments in our childhood where we come
alive for the first time.
And we go back to those moments and think,
This is when I became myself.
- Rita Dove

My childhood was appalling.
- Taylor Caldwell

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream:
I would arrive in Vienna at long last.
I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.
- Alfred Schnittke

I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment...
rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart,
such as I have felt it since my childhood.
- Franz Liszt

In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T.
at age five.
The way I look at it, E.T.
stole a bit of my son's childhood.
- John Ratzenberger

Childhood is a short season.
- Helen Hayes

I had a kind of Dickensian childhood.
- Shaun Cassidy

We have common enemies today.
It's called childhood poverty.
It's called cancer.
It's called AIDS.
It's called Parkinson's.
It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
- Jerry Doyle

In childhood I developed a serious throat infection,
and my heart stopped beating.
I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's!
- Patsy Cline

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life,
what had been my childhood dream.
- Andrew Wiles

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
- Pindar

Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.
- William H. Macy

I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household.
I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
- Patrick Stewart

Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland
at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which
he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood.
- James H. Breasted

Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books
take place? and the only answer I can give is,
In childhood.
- Beverly Cleary

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
- Peter Handke

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies.
We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had
the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
- Kary Mullis

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor.
We both feel that it takes away their childhood and
puts untold pressure on children.
- Dwayne Hickman

My childhood wasn't full of wonderful culinary memories.
- Thomas Keller

My childhood was safe and sane.
No abuse and no traumas.
I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught
me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
- Ronnie James Dio

There was a special challenge in describing the awful
childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband.
It was very painful at times, for both of us.
- Pamela Stephenson

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead,
it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart
died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
- William Gibson

That was my childhood.
I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating
for hours in the morning and hours in the evening,
and going once a day to beg for food.
- Satish Kumar

There's something about childhood friends that you just can't replace.
- Lisa Whelchel

Some men have a necessity to be mean,
as if they were exercising a faculty which they had
to partially neglect since early childhood.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
- Harold Ramis

I didn't have a childhood.
- Pat Morita

My childhood home backed onto wheat and cotton fields.
- Robert B. Laughlin

But when alcohol comes in, start running.
Because there's a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood.
- David Gest

I think you never forget your childhood,
whether it was happy or unhappy.
- Marcel Carne

From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament...
the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy.
- Bernard Berenson

When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present,
in the smile of God, I return to my childhood,
too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
- Herman Hesse

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
- Truman Capote

There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age.
Children should have a wonderful childhood.
They should not be given too much responsibility.
- Maria Callas

From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician.
I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
- John Philip Sousa


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