Childhood Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Childhood

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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


One of the things I want to do that's outside the realm of acting and the arts - although both have their place in this - is ending childhood hunger here in America.
~By Jeff Bridges ~


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 ~


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 ~


Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn't thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden.
~By Tom Glazer ~


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


I didn't have a childhood.
~By Pat Morita ~


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 ~


When I look back, it was a strange period in my life, looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and forming Slayer when I was still 17, not out of high school.
~By Dave Lombardo ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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'm aware of what kids like because I'm constantly in touch with them. Also, they say that a lot of people who write for children can remember their own childhoods vividly and I can remember my childhood very vividly.
~By Eric Wilson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.
~By Ethel Waters ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Childhood is a short season.
~By Helen Hayes ~


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


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


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 ~


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


I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
~By Rory Bremner ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Bill Cosby ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.
~By Michael Herr ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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

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June 25 ,2022
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