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Childhood Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Childhood

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

Related topics: Parenting

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

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.
- Bill Cosby

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

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When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

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

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.
- Diane Ackerman


 

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

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

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

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.
- Roberto Benigni

Genius is childhood recalled at will.
- Charles Baudelaire

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

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.
- Alfred Schnittke

Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books
take place? and the only answer I can give is,
In childhood.
- Beverly Cleary

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

I'm living out a childhood fantasy.
Our house is in a historic district of a small town
that I used to read about in storybooks.
- Patty Duke

The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence.
- Alison Bechdel

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

Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries;
but who can tell or who can explain them!
- Max Muller

Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
- George Will

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

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

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch

I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty
tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.
- Augusten Burroughs

Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of.
- Tom Holt

The world is full of people who have never,
since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
- E. B. White

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.
- Herman Hesse

The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's
childhood and on her family influences.
It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
- Antonia Fraser

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.
- Jeff Ament

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

Everything else you grow out of, but you never recover from childhood.
- Beryl Bainbridge

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

I am obsessive, also I am industrious.
Besides, the time when you are most alive and most
aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture
that heightened awareness.
- Edna O'Brien

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.
- Lukas Foss

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

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

My childhood here...
was very limited.
So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn.
- Frank McCourt

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

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.
- Augusten Burroughs

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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.
- Al Sharpton

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.
- Suzanne Farrell

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

I gave up my childhood for a career.
- Brenda Lee

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

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and
grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least
is reminiscent of childhood.
- Alexander Herzen

I never had any childhood, for the word means sunshine and freedom from care.
I had a starved and pinched little childhood,
as far as love and merriment go.
- Frank Leslie

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held
to his middle-aged breast.
- Herbert Gold

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead,
it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart
died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
- William Gibson

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

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Coming from a barely clothed childhood as a swimmer
makes me really comfortable with my body.
- Estella Warren

That was my childhood.
I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating
for hours in the morning and hours in the evening,
and going once a day to beg for food.
- Satish Kumar

Childhood is the sleep of reason.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed
your childhood was really like.
- Maya Lin

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.
- Edvard Munch

There was a special challenge in describing the awful
childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband.
It was very painful at times, for both of us.
- Pamela Stephenson

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

We all have a childhood dream that when there is love,
everything goes like silk, but the reality is that
marriage requires a lot of compromise.
- Raquel Welch

I've never outgrown my childhood.
- David McCallum

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.
- James H. Breasted

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.
- Chester Bennington

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life,
looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and
forming Slayer when I was still 17,
not out of high school.
- Dave Lombardo


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