Childhood Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Childhood

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We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
~By Sissela Bok ~


I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me, and my own childhood.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor, but not in the way you might think.
~By Josh Lucas ~


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


Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
~By Kate DiCamillo ~


My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
~By Anita Diament ~


It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
~By Berke Breathed ~


If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life.
~By Tim Conway ~


Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist.
~By Ned Rorem ~


A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.
~By Will Ferrell ~


I like consistency. If you've had a childhood like mine, you want some things you can rely on to stay the same.
~By Norman Wisdom ~


I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.
~By Augusten Burroughs ~


We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played together and had a good time. You know how kids can be completely horrible - abusive but fun. But anyway, it was a nice childhood.
~By Peter Jurasik ~


Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


If you had an essentially happy childhood, that tends to dwell with you.
~By Tracy Kidder ~


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.
~By James H. Breasted ~


People ask 'do you make a conscious effort not to swear?' - if you're doing silly stuff you're not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway.
~By Tim Vine ~


Too many people have been analyzing their pasts, their childhoods, their memories, their parents, and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough.
~By James Hillman ~


When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood.
~By Georg Trakl ~


I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away.
~By Harriet Ann Jacobs ~


Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of.
~By Tom Holt ~


My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood.
~By Haley Barbour ~


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


What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like - and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres.
~By Hector Hugh Munro ~


My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London.
~By Peter Shaffer ~


It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens.
~By Fran Drescher ~


Right now I belong to the wonderful organization called The Children's Action Network. The first thing we did was immunize 200,000 children across the country against childhood diseases.
~By Henry Winkler ~


For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself.
~By Herman Hesse ~


In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life - in jeeps - and upset all my dreams.
~By Sergio Leone ~


That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


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


And we had a DJ - my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin' and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us.
~By Jami Gertz ~


I'm incredibly boring; I had a very happy childhood. I never starved, nor did I have a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm one of those terribly middle-of-the-road, British middle class, South London gents.
~By Jude Law ~


Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
~By Thomas Szasz ~


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.
~By Kary Mullis ~


Coming from a barely clothed childhood as a swimmer makes me really comfortable with my body.
~By Estella Warren ~


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


I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
~By Chester Bennington ~


One thing that is almost always said to me is, I grew up with you. They are meeting me and feel that they actually grew up with me. I was with them during their play hours and thinking hours. I was a part of their childhoods. That's one of the most amazing things.
~By Mark Goddard ~


Childhood is the sleep of reason.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld.
~By Henry Williamson ~


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


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


I didn't grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done.
~By Billy Corgan ~


We have to understand how the extremists got the way they are. Without that kind of understanding, we'd never really get to know them. I put in nothing about their childhoods. But what I have put in is stuff about the weird symbiotic relationship between us and them.
~By Jon Ronson ~


I never had any childhood, for the word means sunshine and freedom from care. I had a starved and pinched little childhood, as far as love and merriment go.
~By Frank Leslie ~


I attended Sunday School and then church with my father and mother throughout my childhood.
~By Leverett Saltonstall ~


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


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


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


Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle.
~By Bobby Hull ~


I sailed through my childhood with a complete lack of any drama.
~By Kate Adie ~


I think childhood is to everyone a lost land.
~By Dennis Potter ~


I've been following what's happening in Colombia because it's the country of my childhood.
~By Barbet Schroeder ~


Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
~By Mariska Hargitay ~


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


The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead of British, and the cars European instead of American.
~By Lorna Luft ~


We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.
~By Raquel Welch ~


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.
~By Sophie Marceau ~


Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety.
~By Sandra Cisneros ~


It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought.
~By Alice Miller ~


She is the first head of government in history to give a whole country its second childhood.
~By Simon Hoggart ~


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


I had a wonderful childhood, coming from Cincinnati, and I think that it was great going into the life that I was going to have, where you have to start young as a dancer.
~By Suzanne Farrell ~


The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses.
~By Anselm Kiefer ~


Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment.
~By Liv Tyler ~


I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.
~By Andrew Wiles ~


I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood.
~By Jonathan Coe ~


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


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


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


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


The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood.
~By Dennis Potter ~


The events of childhood do not pass, but repeat themselves like seasons of the year.
~By Eleanor Farjeon ~


Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.
~By Edna St. Vincent Millay ~


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


My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house.
~By Kaley Cuoco ~


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.
~By Edvard Munch ~


My childhood is completely... when I look back, it was '50s in New York, upper-middle class, it was completely idyllic and golden and wonderful - sweet in every way.
~By Peter Jurasik ~


I don't know what your childhood was like, but we didn't have much money. We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.
~By Robert Redford ~


Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


We sat down and told stories that happened to us in our childhood, to our children. They were all basically based on the truth. These stories were funny and poignant to us. They just took off. These are all stories from my life.
~By Howie Mandel ~


You draw on your own childhood every time you tee it up as an actor.
~By Ron Perlman ~


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.
~By Wally Schirra ~


My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist. I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family. From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my family to complete high school, let alone go to college.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing - without the traditional interruption of academic training.
~By Saul Steinberg ~


Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.
~By Alice Miller ~


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


For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood.
~By Harriet Ann Jacobs ~


Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood.
~By Paula Danziger ~


Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.
~By David Leavitt ~


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.
~By Rita Dove ~


To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
~By Giorgio de Chirico ~


A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
~By Marion C. Garretty ~

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