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I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them. Then what I do is, not write about that kid or about his world, but start to think of a book that would have pleased him.
~By Daniel Pinkwater ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness.
~By Edna O'Brien ~


It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help.
~By John Keegan ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast.
~By Herbert Gold ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By John Ratzenberger ~


I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.
~By Augusten Burroughs ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Satish Kumar ~


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 ~


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 ~


Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Dwayne Hickman ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 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.
~By Franz Liszt ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
~By Agatha Christie ~


Genius is childhood recalled at will.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Herman Hesse ~


So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


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 ~


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


There are three terrible ages of childhood - 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30.
~By Cleveland Amory ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them!
~By Max Muller ~


What is it like to fall asleep? What happens? Where do we go? Why don't we remember? Since childhood most of us have wondered about the mystery of sleep.
~By Henry Reed ~


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 ~


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!
~By Patsy Cline ~


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


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


What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages. Mine were broadcast for eight years.
~By Tina Yothers ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
~By E. B. White ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


I think actors always retain one foot in the cradle. We're switched on to our youth, to our childhood. We have to be because we're in the business of transferring emotions to other people.
~By Derek Jacobi ~


I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.
~By Don DeLillo ~

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