Childhood Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Childhood

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The only hero known to my childhood was Henry Clay.
~By Rebecca H. Davis ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity.
~By Nolan Ryan ~


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 ~


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


I'm living out a childhood fantasy. Our house is in a historic district of a small town that I used to read about in storybooks.
~By Patty Duke ~


My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night.
~By Lee Grant ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Diane Ackerman ~


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 ~


Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.
~By Anna Jameson ~


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 ~


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


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


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


My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.
~By Frederick Reines ~


Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
~By Fred Rogers ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine. I know it all sounds a bit sinister.
~By Carol Ann Duffy ~


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


I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news.
~By Alma Guillermoprieto ~


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 ~


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


Doctor Who was a big part of my childhood so it was a great honour to be in it.
~By Simon Pegg ~


When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.
~By Brian Aldiss ~


Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
~By George Will ~


These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off.
~By Peter Straub ~


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


I didn't have a happy childhood.
~By Giorgio Armani ~


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 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 ~


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.
~By Maria Callas ~


Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.
~By Rob Reiner ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Pamela Stephenson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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.
~By Alfred Schnittke ~


My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that even today I find myself automatically living by a personal standard of conduct which can only be explained as resulting from my religious training.
~By Robert Vaughn ~


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


My childhood here... was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn.
~By Frank McCourt ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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


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


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


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 ~


It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed your childhood was really like.
~By Maya Lin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By William Gibson ~


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 ~


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 ~


One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
~By Thomas Arnold ~


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.
~By Margaret Mead ~


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


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 ~


My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest.
~By Steve Irwin ~


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.
~By Manuel Puig ~


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


My parents didn't want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood.
~By Harry Shearer ~


Anyone who has spent any time in space will love it for the rest of their lives. I achieved my childhood dream of the sky.
~By Valentina Tereshkova ~


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


A happy childhood... is the worst possible preparation for life.
~By Kinky Friedman ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.
~By Martha Beck ~


I have no complaints with the whole childhood acting thing, because I wanted to do it.
~By Tina Yothers ~


I had a really happy childhood - my siblings were great, my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read. But there was always financial strife.
~By Patti Smith ~


Childhood is a short season.
~By Helen Hayes ~


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 ~


Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
~By Rollo May ~


One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself.
~By Al Sharpton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape.
~By Dennis Rodman ~


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 ~


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

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