Childhood Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Childhood

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I'm a Brooklyn boy. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised there, and spent most of my childhood there.
~By Robert Jay Lifton ~


Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality.
~By Dennis Potter ~


The books I loved in childhood - the first loves - I've read so often that I've internalized them in some really essential way: they are more inside me now than out.
~By Donna Tartt ~


When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II, I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store.
~By Lukas Foss ~


I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who did not urge upon his sons, from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the practice of accumulation.
~By William Graham Sumner ~


I wanted to have a normal childhood. Normal relationships.
~By Tommy Rettig ~


I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
~By Charles Lamb ~


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


The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.
~By Isaiah Berlin ~


Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


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.
~By Benjamin Spock ~


At heart, this job is about continuing to make great theatre for the people of Sheffield - a city I've known and loved since childhood.
~By Samuel West ~


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


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


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


Let a man turn to his own childhood - no further - if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.
~By Alice Meynell ~


I don't remember the first half of my life. All I say is a happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life.
~By Kinky Friedman ~


Remember Graham Green's dictum that childhood is the bank balance of the writer? I think that all writers feel alienated. Most of us go back to an alienated childhood in some way or another. I know that I do.
~By John Le Carre ~


We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
~By Vinoba Bhave ~


My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was allowed to read whatever I wanted.
~By Poppy Z. Brite ~


I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
~By Kurt Cobain ~


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


I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up.
~By Uma Thurman ~


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


I would like to go back to Wales. I'm obsessed with my childhood and at least three times a week dream I am back there.
~By Anthony Hopkins ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat.
~By John le Carre ~


My mother had a very difficult childhood, having seen her own mother kill herself. So she didn't always know how to be the nurturing mother that we all expect we should have.
~By Amy Tan ~


Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
~By Andy Goldsworthy ~


I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.
~By Thornton Wilder ~


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


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 ~


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


My dad said, 'The thing that I was told that was really helpful was that I mustn't be afraid of the things I was afraid of when I was five years old'. The shock of his childhood had put him in this defensive crouch against the world, and he needed to know that he had a nice wife and kids and it wasn't the same any more.
~By Tom Hooper ~


My kitchen looks like the one from my childhood - very homey, with a little bit of Alice in Wonderland!
~By Paris Hilton ~


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


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 ~


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


All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


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


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


Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time.
~By Karel Capek ~


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


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 ~


When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away.
~By Jeff Ament ~


The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.
~By Jerry Only ~


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


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 ~


I've never outgrown my childhood.
~By David McCallum ~


People who've had very unhappy childhoods are pretty good at inventing themselves. If nobody invents you for yourself, nothing is left but to invent yourself for others.
~By John Le Carre ~


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.
~By Roberto Benigni ~


I had a wonderful childhood, but I was a wanderer from year one.
~By Maureen Forrester ~


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 ~


Childhood is a promise that is never kept.
~By Ken Hill ~


For me, being a writer was never a choice. I was born one. All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers. I wrote on everything. I didn't do my homework so I could write.
~By Laura Hillenbrand ~


And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything.
~By Josef Albers ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


I don't carry any early childhood trauma around with me, if that's what you're hinting at. The story of the bicycles - and there were three of them which were stolen from me - I've dealt with it well.
~By Angela Merkel ~


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


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 ~


Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


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


I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


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 ~


The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.
~By Bill Cosby ~


My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me.
~By Hakeem Olajuwon ~


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


It was a perfectly average well- adjusted childhood, not a bit unlike that of millions of other individuals.
~By DeForest Kelley ~


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 ~


I had a marvelously happy childhood.
~By Darius Milhaud ~


As I grew up in that world and saw how much it affected her world and how much it affected our childhood, it made me very aware of politics. Of course, I have my own private feelings and thoughts, but I don't care to share them.
~By Natasha Richardson ~


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 ~


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


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


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


As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease.
~By Larry Niven ~


I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me.
~By Bobby Flay ~


I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.
~By Marguerite Duras ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


My relationship with "Pollyanna" is a very personal one, because Pollyanna got me through my childhood.
~By Eleanor Porter ~


I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.
~By Michael Chabon ~


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


The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence.
~By Alison Bechdel ~


There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
~By Graham Greene ~

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