Childhood Quotes

Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood.

Benjamin Franklin

Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.

George F. Will

Childhood is a short season.

Helen Hayes

Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.

Richard Zera

When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood

Sam Ewing

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose

Garrison Keillor

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

Marcel Proust

The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

John Milton

We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us birth, it is with sorrow we are forced by the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood... we bid farewell to it and all we hold dear.

Charles Hicks

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.

Sissela Bok

Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed.

Eugene Ionesco

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams

Giorgio de Chirico

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Goethe

"The greatest wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more." "The flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour, as much as they had delighted the simplicity of his childhood."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Kary Mullis

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice - that is, until we stop saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."

Sydney J. Harris

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age

Walter Savage Landor

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

Thomas Szasz

The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood.

Andr Breton

To have even known such a man as he was is an inestimable boon. To have been with him for so long as a child, to have known so intimately the man who above all others has understood childhood, is indeed a memory on which to look back with thanksgiving and with tears.

Isa Bowman

Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people

Steve Busby

Childhood is not only the childhood we really had but also the impressions we formed of it in our adolescence and maturity. That is why childhood seems so long. Probably every period of life is multiplied by our reflections upon the next.

Cesare Pavese

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.

Bill Watterson

Everything else you grow out of, but you never recover from childhood

Beryl Bainbridge
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