Childhood Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Childhood

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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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


I gave up my childhood for a career.
~By Brenda Lee ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
~By Jerry Doyle ~


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


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


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


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 had always wanted to be on SNL, it's not always great, but it's this leftover childhood dream.
~By Rachel Dratch ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


Life is the childhood of our immortality.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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


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


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 ~


The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible.
~By Shannon Miller ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.
~By Harry Stack Sullivan ~


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


Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years, juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes, currently affects more than 3 million Americans and more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year.
~By Elijah Cummings ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations; I really wanted a normal little childhood. Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
~By Augusten Burroughs ~


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


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 ~


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


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 highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
~By Garrison Keillor ~


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 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 ~


Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
~By Charles Dickens ~


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


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


My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
~By Ronnie James Dio ~


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 ~


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


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


It's the continuation of everyone's childhood to see these young children who grow up full of life, full of intelligence, full of a sense of wonder. And within an instant they're gone from this world. It's terrible.
~By Lucien Bouchard ~


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


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 ~

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January 28 ,2022
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