Childhood Quotes

It is never too late to have a happy childhood.

Tom Robbins

We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.

George Eliot

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

Ambrose Bierce

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Sidonie Gabrielle

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never

Anna Jameson

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.

Robertson Davies

My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.

Igor Stravinsky

Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood

Benjamin Franklin

The happy childhood is hardly worth your while.

FRANK MCCOURT

Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

... experience; such are the recurrences of reference to the Cinderella story. Sometimes it is an allusion which has its strength in long association of certain qualities with certain characters in fairydom--like the slyness of Brother Fox, and the cruelty of Brother Wolf. Sometimes the association of ideas lies below the surface, drawing from the hidden wells of poetic illusion which are sunk in childhood. The man or woman whose infancy was nourished exclusively on tales adapted from science-made-easy, or from biographies ...

Sara Cone Bryant

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

Bob Filner

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

Unknown

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.

Marion C. Garretty

"It is a hopeless endeavour to unite the contrarieties of spring and winter; it is unjust to claim the priveleges of age, and retain the play- things of childhood,"

Samuel Johnson

A game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.

Unknown

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence

Art Linkletter

Obesity now contributes to the death of more than 360000 Americans a year. The incidence of childhood obesity is now at epidemic levels. Alarm bells are going off all over the place. But our government has done virtually nothing.

Tom Harkin

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.

Anna Jameson

If we believe the psychiatrists, a sign of a future serial killer is a child who delights in torturing and killing animals. George W. [Bush], as a child, did exactly that. In a May 21, 2000, New York Times puff piece about the values Bush gained growing up in Midland, Texas, Nicholas D. Kristof quoted Bushs childhood friend Terry Throckmorton: 'We were terrible to animals, recalled Mr. Throckmorton, laughing. A dip behind the Bush home turned into a small lake after a good rain, and thousands of frogs would come out. Everybody would get BB guns and shoot them, Mr. Throckmorton said. Or we would put firecrackers in the frogs and throw them and blow them up.

Bev Conover

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.

Maria Callas

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

John Betjeman

Childhood is a disease -- a sickness that you grow out of.

WILLIAM GOLDING
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