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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I had a kind of Dickensian childhood.
~By Shaun Cassidy ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 smells of perfume and brownies.
~By David Leavitt ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


People who have fabulous childhoods have this sense that nothing is ever going to be that good again. With me, I have the sense that nothing is going to be that bad.
~By Nigella Lawson ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost.
~By Mary Lou Retton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Childhood is a short season.
~By Helen Hayes ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well.
~By Barbara Ehrenreich ~


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 ~


Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
~By Mariska Hargitay ~


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


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 ~


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

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