Childhood Quotes

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

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.


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

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Sigmund Freud

... 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
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