If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
It is never too late to have a happy childhood.
Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age / The child is grown, and puts away childish things. / Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. / Nobody that matters, that is.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
You’re never too old to have a happy childhood.
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When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.
Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
Childhood is a promise that is never kept.
Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.
For most of us, dreams come true only after they do not matter, Only in childhood do we ever have the chance of making dreams come true when they mean everything.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Childhood is a short season.
Childhood is short, maturity is forever.
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until… we have stopped saying “It got lost, and say “I lost it.”
Sydney J. Harris
Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist.
Sweet childish days, that were as long As twenty days are now.
My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
The son whines to his father, “You messed up my childhood!” And the father says, “How could I, son? I wasn’t even there.”
Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.
Katherine Anne Porter
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.
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.
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.
There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.
Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
George F. Will
I never really had a childhood. I was around adults all the time. My favorite book when I was eight was Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex – But Were Afraid to Ask. I was not afraid to ask.
Tis not a life, ‘Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away.
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
There is no absurdity so obvious that it cannot be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to impose it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
Brian W. Aldiss
The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
G. K. Chesterton
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.
Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.
Malcolm de Chazal
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
When I was a child there were many witches, and they bewitched both cattle and men, especially children.
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis.
He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast.
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.”
Dr. Rollo May
All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn’t sit in the same room with me.
The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.
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…
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.
We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected.
The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves.
I was coming home from kindergarten – well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It’s good for a kid to know how to make gloves.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home!
When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.
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