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Childhood quotes by Augusten Burroughs
#1. Suddenly, this word fills me with a sense of sadness I haven't felt since childhood. The kind of sadness you feel at the end of summer. When the fireflies are gone, the ponds are all dried up and the plants are wilted. It's no longer really summer but the air is still too warm and heavy to be fall. It's the season between seasons. It's the feeling of something dying. #Quote by Augusten Burroughs
Childhood quotes by A.R. Cecil
#2. Within that quiet little girl with no apparent needs lived a person with a great imagination. In that shell I lived and grew and planned, until there emerged a way to pull all the loose threads of my life together. #Quote by A.R. Cecil
Childhood quotes by Eve Zibart
#3. The Missouri of his childhood was theoretically the inspiration for Main Street, U.S.A., though only in its halcyon summer vacation months and stripped of any dismal memories: no blizzards, no doctor's office, and no school-house. Almost no one has a dismal experience in Walt Disney's America, as a matter of fact, at least not that Walt noticed. #Quote by Eve Zibart
Childhood quotes by Harry Truman
#4. I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. #Quote by Harry Truman
Childhood quotes by Gregory Maguire
#5. Is it only in childhood that we are capable of taking in the whole world?
What does it do to us that we briefly have that privilege? And, then, what harm , when the fund of novelty in human experience runs dry? #Quote by Gregory Maguire
Childhood quotes by Doris Lessing
#6. It seems to me that being psycho-analysed is essentially a process where one is forced back into infantilism and then rescued from it by crystallising what one learns into a sort of intellectual primitivism-one is forced back into myth, and folk lore and everything that belongs to the savage or undeveloped stages of society. For if I say to you: I recognise in that dream,such and such a myth; or in that emotion about my father, that folk-tale; or the atmosphere of that memory is the same as an English ballad-then you smile, you are satisfied. As far as you are concerned, I've gone beyond the childish, I've transmuted it and saved it, by embodying it in myth. But in fact all I do, or you do, is to fish among the childish memories. of an individual, and merge them with the art or ideas that belong to the childhood of a people. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Childhood quotes by Terri Herman-Poncé
#7. From childhood you have been everything to me," he whispered. "Only now, more so. For all of eternity, you will be here, Shemei. #Quote by Terri Herman-Poncé
Childhood quotes by Iyanla Vanzant
#8. One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point the finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life. #Quote by Iyanla Vanzant
Childhood quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#9. The heavy armor becomes the light dress of childhood; the pain is brief, the joy unending. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Childhood quotes by Gregory MacGuire
#10. Children's lives are fiendishly hard. Adults, having survived childhood, turn their minds to the future, and if they have a choice, generally retain only the rosiest of childhood memories. #Quote by Gregory MacGuire
Childhood quotes by Andrea Navedo
#11. My life would be a reflection of my childhood, but it isn't; it is a reflection of the dreams that I had as a child for a better life. When I look around and see the beautiful people and wonderful surroundings that are now my reality, I know that I have overcome so much. I still have plenty of fight left in me. #Quote by Andrea Navedo
Childhood quotes by Jamie Freveletti
#12. Last Saturday night I was in a club on the South Side of Chicago listening to live rock music and talking to a guitar playing veteran of the music scene in the city. He looked and talked like the musicians that I recall from my childhood; he was a thin, cigarette smoking, avant garde and interesting guy. We got to talking about a life in the relatively risky creative arts and he said, "Look, you could get that safe job and spend your whole life that way, but what are you waiting for? When you're ninety-six years old and have three days left? Is that when you decide to do what you love? #Quote by Jamie Freveletti
Childhood quotes by Action Bronson
#13. My childhood was great, honestly. I have all these incredible memories of my childhood. I was an only child. I always had all my cousins around. I had my grandparents around. I had my parents around. I had my uncles around - whatever. #Quote by Action Bronson
Childhood quotes by Gregory Maguire
#14. One day he would finish the job of dying he'd begun in childhood/ #Quote by Gregory Maguire
Childhood quotes by Haruki Murakami
#15. On any given day, something can come along and steal our hearts. It may be any old thing: a rosebud, a lost cap, a favorite sweater from childhood, an old Gene Pitney record. A miscellany of trivia with no home to call their own. Lingering for two or three days, that something soon disappears, returning to the darkness. There are wells, deep wells, dug in our hearts. Birds fly over them."
-from "Pinball, 1973 #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Childhood quotes by A.E. Conran
#16. Tall, pale-skinned, and trained for warfare since childhood, the Celts were fearsome. They spiked up their hair with lime, covered their bodies in dyes or tattoos, ripped off their clothes in battle, and fought totally butt-naked, so mad on war and glory that no one could stop them. The Romans were terrified of the Celts, but they admired them too. Too bad Roman discipline won out in the end. But not tonight... tonight is going to be massive - awesome beyond awesomeness - and my Celts are going to win! #Quote by A.E. Conran
Childhood quotes by Gabriel Brunsdon
#17. The strange thing about magic is how easily one can feel familiar with it. Much like a dream, its message can infill the senses of the soul and persuade the consciousness in a way that is undeniable. As intoxicating as the musk of romance and as enlightening as the whispers of hidden wisdom, magic can take you back into the very realm of your childhood ... and leave you there. #Quote by Gabriel Brunsdon
Childhood quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#18. Maybe he was wrong, he sometimes thought. Maybe it would be nice to confess to someone that most of the time he could barely relate to what was being discussed, that he couldn't participate in everyone else's shared language of childhood pratfalls and frustrations. But then he would stop himself, for admitting ignorance of that language would mean having to explain the one he did speak. Although #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Childhood quotes by Amy Engel
#19. I didn't have a bad childhood, but there was no magic in it. No one hit me, no one neglected me, but there wasn't much that was childlike about it. Even fun involved barely disguised lessons about my future and my father's plans. It is only now, away from the presence of my family, that I can admit that to myself. #Quote by Amy Engel
Childhood quotes by Christina M. Ward
#20. paint the pony I will ride
soft hues that gather childhood
and thrust forward, to nowhere

back again, we turn
to plunking calliope tune
loud, round notes, we lift higher

hollowed ponies with painted ribbons
between our thighs,
laughter in her eyes

-- from 'Paint the Dancing Pony' (a poem) #Quote by Christina M. Ward
Childhood quotes by Alexandra Katehakis
#21. When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life. #Quote by Alexandra Katehakis
Childhood quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott
#22. A friendship formed in childhood, in youth,
by happy accident at any stage of rising manhood,
becomes the genius that rules the rest of life. #Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott
Childhood quotes by Mikey Way
#23. For me I'd say ... a fact that nobody knows about me is that I hate eggs, they gross me out. It's this weird thing from childhood, I don't know what it is, but I just think eggs are disgusting. #Quote by Mikey Way
Childhood quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#24. Stalin was always exceptional, even from childhood. We have relied on Trotsky's unrecognizably prejudiced portrait for too long. The truth was different. Trotsky's view tells us more about his own vanity, snobbery and lack of political skills than about the early Stalin. #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Childhood quotes by Lindsey Vonn
#25. Since childhood, sports has been one of the most important influences in my life. #Quote by Lindsey Vonn
Childhood quotes by L.R. Knost
#26. When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm, not join their chaos. #Quote by L.R. Knost
Childhood quotes by Daniel Radcliffe
#27. The most wonderful thing I hear is people coming up and saying 'Thank you for my childhood', which still blows my mind but is very sweet. #Quote by Daniel Radcliffe
Childhood quotes by Leonard Cohen
#28. Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder. #Quote by Leonard Cohen
Childhood quotes by Alan Bradley
#29. ... because I was only eleven years old, I was wrapped in the best cloak of invisibility in the world. #Quote by Alan Bradley
Childhood quotes by Andrew James Pritchard
#30. Aamir, recalling back to the idyllic days of his college youth, pictured himself once again sitting quietly on a familiar neighbourhood rooftop. He often enjoyed relaxing there, alone or with friends, while watching the colourful fluttering prayer flags on rooftop poles, especially in the warmth of an early evening breeze, as wispy clouds drifted against the jagged Himalayan backdrop. He has oft times wondered, ever since his childhood, if the prayers to the spirits of the dead, flying out from those slowly tattering rags, will ever really be answered. Perhaps it will be in another place, in another time, when we're living another life that we shall finally know. Aamir had calmly thought at the time. He was that sort of philosophical guy. #Quote by Andrew James Pritchard
Childhood quotes by Anne Sexton
#31. Bike downtown, stick out tongues at the Catholics.
Or form a Piss Club where we all go
in the bushes and peek at each other's sex. #Quote by Anne Sexton
Childhood quotes by Erica Jong
#32. Why are women so ungenerous to other women? Is it because we have been tokens for so long? Or is there a deeper animosity we owe it to ourselves to explore?
A publisher...couldn't understand why women were so loath to help each other.... The notion flitted through my mind that somehow, by helping..., I might be hurting my own chances for something or other -- what I did not know. If there was room for only one woman poet, another space would be filled....
If I still feel I am in competition with other women, how do less well-known women feel? Terrible, I have to assume.

I have had to train myself to pay as much attention to women at parties as to men.... I have had to force myself not to be dismissive of other women's creativity. We have been semi-slaves for so long (as Doris Lessing says) that we must cultivate freedom within ourselves. It doesn't come naturally. Not yet.
In her writing about the drama of childhood developments, Alice Miller has created, among other things, a theory of freedom. in order to embrace freedom, a child must be sufficiently nurtured, sufficiently loved. Security and abundance are the grounds for freedom. She shows how abusive child-rearing is communicated from one generation to the next and how fascism profits from generations of abused children. Women have been abused for centuries, so it should surprise no one that we are so good at abusing each other. Until we learn how to stop doing that, we cannot make our revoluti #Quote by Erica Jong
Childhood quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#33. 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. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Childhood quotes by Helen Hunt
#34. I don't wish I started later, but I was never a child star. I was in school every year and had normal friends and I loved it and here I am, so I can't say that I wish I hadn't done it. I used to say, 'No, I didn't miss any of my childhood,' but it is a very adult place to be, a movie set. Like, it's a little weird. #Quote by Helen Hunt
Childhood quotes by Philippa Gregory
#35. It matters not at all that I do not want to marry, that I am afraid of the wedding, afraid of consummating the marriage, afraid of childbirth, afraid of everything about being a wife. Nobody even asks if I have lost my childhood sense of vocation, if I still want to be a nun. Nobody cares what I think at all. They treat me like an ordinary young woman, bred for wedding and bedding, and since they do not ask me what I think, nor observe what I feel, there is nothing that gives them pause at all. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
Childhood quotes by Darren Hardy
#36. The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life. #Quote by Darren Hardy
Childhood quotes by Henry De Vere Stacpoole
#37. The thoughts we think in
childhood, Captain, are the fathers of the thoughts we think when we
are grown up. #Quote by Henry De Vere Stacpoole
Childhood quotes by Roseanne Barr
#38. I survived my childhood by birthing many separate identities to stand in for one another in times of great stress and fear. #Quote by Roseanne Barr
Childhood quotes by Chaka Khan
#39. I was born and raised in the University of Chicago area and had an uneventful middle-class Catholic childhood. I had a heavy Catholic upbringing and Catholicism is terrible - it's the reason there were slaves. Mass every morning at seven o'clock during Lent. It's a totally negative, man-made religion. #Quote by Chaka Khan
Childhood quotes by Mary Pipher
#40. The protected place in space and time that we once called childhood has grown shorter. #Quote by Mary Pipher
Childhood quotes by Karen Salmansohn
#41. Your subconscious's goal is to recreate unresolved childhood issues and then hopefully mend them. #Quote by Karen Salmansohn
Childhood quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#42. They left a trail of hopscotch behind them, Mellie always thinking of ways to make it harder. They'd be jumping along in the dust, barefoot, with licorice drops in their mouths, feeling as though they had run off with everything in that town that was worth having. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Childhood quotes by Sarah Waters
#43. I was encouraged to be imaginative and read, and it was a great childhood for a budding writer because I had the time and the freedom to go into a world of my own. #Quote by Sarah Waters
Childhood quotes by Ishmael Beah
#44. I get a chance to observe the moon now, I still see those same images I saw when I was six, and it pleases me to know that that part of my childhood is still embedded in me. #Quote by Ishmael Beah
Childhood quotes by Mikhail Bulgakov
#45. This twenty-year-old boy was distinguished from childhood by strange qualities, a dreamer and an eccentric. A girl fell in love with him, and he went and sold her to a brothel ... #Quote by Mikhail Bulgakov
Childhood quotes by Philippa Pearce
#46. A habit of solitude in early childhood is not easily broken. Indeed, it may prove lifelong. #Quote by Philippa Pearce
Childhood quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#47. So much had happened since those childhood days, so much that needed to be said. But that first night the enormity of it all stole the words from her. That night, it was blessing enough to be beside him. It was blessing enough to know that he was here, to feel the warmth of him next to her, to lie with him, their heads touching, his right hand laced in her left. #Quote by Khaled Hosseini
Childhood quotes by Tim Dorsey
#48. These rare gray afternoons evoke a sweet, childhood melancholy in my soul, like when it rained in kindergarten and we had to stay inside and do crafts with library paste and pipe cleaners and buttons, and I made the best project in the whole class, an ultra-powerful rubber-band zip gun, but the teacher gave me a zero because I got her in the eye with a button. #Quote by Tim Dorsey
Childhood quotes by Moshe Kasher
#49. I'm admitting that I don't know that to be true, but it does sound pretty good. So a big part of my childhood was affecting black culture and black accents and black music and anything black I was into. #Quote by Moshe Kasher
Childhood quotes by Rebecca Stead
#50. I asked myself what it was that I wanted from writing and where my connection with books began, and the answer to that question was definitely in childhood, because that's where my connection with reading began. #Quote by Rebecca Stead
Childhood quotes by Asa Don Brown
#51. Trauma may be endured through a physiological or psychological threat to life or overall wellbeing. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Childhood quotes by Jennifer Egan
#52. I loved every minute of my childhood - sunbathing on the fire escape, digging for buried treasure in the back yard, pulling alewives out of the sand ... Then it was all taken away from me. I came back every summer to visit my father until I was 18, but I was always the outsider. #Quote by Jennifer Egan
Childhood quotes by Lorrie Moore
#53. I felt sorry for Mary-Emma and all she was going through, every day waking up to something new. Though maybe that was what childhood was. But I couldn't quite recall that being the case for me. And perhaps she would grow up with a sense that incompetence was all around here, and it was entirely possible I would be instrumental in that. She would grow up with love, but no sense that the people who loved her knew what they were doing - the opposite of my childhood - and so she would become suspicious of people, suspicious of love and the worth of it. Which in the end, well, would be a lot like me. So perhaps it didn't matter what happened to you as a girl: you ended up the same. #Quote by Lorrie Moore
Childhood quotes by Jennifer Wixson
#54. There are very few of us who remember the day, the moment, when our childhood ends. For most of us, the sun sets on our innocence gradually, sliding down over the western horizon like a toboggan run down over a long, steep slope. We are never really conscious of the moment we reach the bottom of the slope; we just know that one day we wake up and the toboggan ride is over. #Quote by Jennifer Wixson
Childhood quotes by Donald Revell
#55. All night I was awake with useless sympathy what use is childhood that falls to its death #Quote by Donald Revell
Childhood quotes by Cameron Conaway
#56. Real childhood scars heal, but not when band-aids replace self-reflection. #Quote by Cameron Conaway
Childhood quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#57. Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Childhood quotes by Brooke Hampton
#58. May we each have the courage to move past our programming, and the example that was set for us. Let's dig deep and do our personal work so that we can be the best version of ourselves for these little earth warriors.
It's time to redefine parenting!
Our aim is not to be perfect- Our aim is only to create a childhood that our children don't have to recover from. #Quote by Brooke Hampton
Childhood quotes by Anthony Horowitz
#59. Childhood, after all, is the first precious coin that poverty steals from a child. #Quote by Anthony Horowitz
Childhood quotes by Rod Serling
#60. I only wanted to tell you that this was the wonderful time for you. Don't let any of it go by without enjoying it. There won't be any more merry-go-rounds. No more cotton candy. No more band concerts. I only wanted to tell you, Martin, that this is the wonderful time. Now! Here! That's all. That's all I wanted to tell you. #Quote by Rod Serling
Childhood quotes by Ismail Kadare
#61. I first came across the script for 'Macbeth' between the ages of 11 and 12; it was the first book that shook my life. Because I did not yet understand that I could simply purchase it in a bookstore, I copied much of it by hand and took it home. My childhood imagination pushed me to feel like a co-author of the play. #Quote by Ismail Kadare
Childhood quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#62. He thought of nothing. Some thoughts or fragments of thoughts, some images without order or coherence floated before his mind--faces of people he had seen in his childhood or met somewhere once, whom he would never have recalled, the belfry of the church at V., the billiard table in a restaurant and some officers playing billiards, the smell of cigars in some underground tobacco shop, a tavern room, a back staircase quite dark, all sloppy with dirty water and strewn with egg-shells, and the Sunday bells floating in from somewhere.... The images followed one another, whirling like a hurricane. Some of them he liked and tried to clutch at, but they faded and all the while there was an oppression within him, but it was not overwhelming, sometimes it was even pleasant.... The slight shivering still persisted, but that too was an almost pleasant sensation. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Childhood quotes by Dylan Thomas
#63. It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Childhood quotes by Renee Carlino
#64. I'm not sure why I had to weather the stages of grief after hearing the news that night. Maybe it was the death of my singledom or the death of my own childhood that scared me. For some reason, when you're faced with the realization that you're going to become a parent, it immediately changes how you view yourself. You no longer think of yourself as someone else's child because you can't be a parent and a child. It's an official good-bye, and good-byes always scared the hell out of me. #Quote by Renee Carlino
Childhood quotes by Ann Patchett
#65. She caught herself then. Such babble! Teresa was shocked by the roaming idleness of her mind, as if she were sifting through trash on the side of the freeway and was stopped, enchanted, by every foil gum wrapper. She came back for a single breath but found herself reflecting on the bean salad they'd had for dinner, some kind of pink beans in there she hadn't seen since childhood. She couldn't remember what they were called. Her mother would ask her to pick through the beans before she soaked them, to look for little rocks, and she would be so meticulous until she lost interest, dumping the unchecked beans on top of the ones she had vetted, ruining everything. Did anyone in her family ever bite down on a rock? #Quote by Ann Patchett
Childhood quotes by David Rakoff
#66. I had a beautiful childhood and a lovely childhood. I just didn't like being a child. I didn't like the rank injustice of not being listened to. I didn't like the lack of autonomy. #Quote by David Rakoff
Childhood quotes by Martha Grimes
#67. An idyllic childhood is probably illusion. #Quote by Martha Grimes
Childhood quotes by Yukio Mishima
#68. The period of childhood is a stage on which time and space become entangled. #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Childhood quotes by Anna Kavan
#69. In a polished surface of metal I happen to notice my reflected face; it wears a pale, beaten lonely look, eyes looking out at nothing with an expression of fear, frightened and lonely in a nightmare world. Something, I don't know what, makes me think of my childhood; I remember myself as a schoolchild sitting at a hard wooden desk, and then as a little girl with thick, fair, wind-tossed hair, feeding the swans in a park. And it seems both strange and sad to me that all those childish years were spent in preparation for this – that, forgotten by everybody, with a beaten face, I should serve machinery in a place far away from the sun. #Quote by Anna Kavan
Childhood quotes by R. Carlos Nakai
#70. A birth we embark on a good journey, seeking a destination of happiness. The journeys on our life-road facilitate development of our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual states-of-being, into a way of true power and wisdom. The Heart-center power, expressed as happiness and love, will guide us upward on a path away from frustration, bitter toil and travail. These journeys are directed inward, not outwardly in material mementos of ego and possession. The lesson is relearning that which has been suppressed and forgotten, in ourselves, since our earliest childhood. #Quote by R. Carlos Nakai
Childhood quotes by Chris Wheels
#71. Never trust or take advice from someone who abandoned their childhood dream. #Quote by Chris Wheels
Childhood quotes by Jamie Wyeth
#72. Growing up in Chadds Ford, Pa., I shuttled between studio space in my parents' house and my grandfather's studio just up the hill. It was a solitary childhood, but I loved it. #Quote by Jamie Wyeth
Childhood quotes by Aaliyah
#73. When you get into this business you have to grow up quickly. But I wouldn't say I've lost any of my childhood, I've always been a mature child. My Mom says I've been like that since I was little kid. I make time for my friends and I make time for things that other kids do. This is a business and I knew what I was getting into. I make time for being a kid, but I also know when to put on my business hat and go for the business. #Quote by Aaliyah
Childhood quotes by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
#74. It is a melancholy fact that childhood, so short when compared with the average span of life, should exert such a strong and permanent influence on character that no amount of self-training afterwards can ever completely counter it. #Quote by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
Childhood quotes by Shannon Miller
#75. I share Len Saunders' concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age. #Quote by Shannon Miller
Childhood quotes by Sherill Tippins
#76. Her new friends especially liked the southern phrases she recalled from her childhood, such as her father's remark that 'if I hadn't sold that Coca Cola stock I could just sit and pat my foot. #Quote by Sherill Tippins
Childhood quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#77. This was the perfect day of his childhood. This the day to shape the days upon. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Childhood quotes by Eric Clapton
#78. Early in my childhood, when I was about six or seven, I began to get the feeling that there was something different about me. #Quote by Eric Clapton
Childhood quotes by Lev Grossman
#79. To live out childhood fantasies as a grown-up was to court and wed and bed disaster. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Childhood quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#80. At sixteen, the youngest Hathaway sibling was at that vulnerable age between childhood and adulthood. A sweet-natured little scamp, she was as inquisitive as one of the many pets she had accumulated. Since Amelia's marriage to Rohan, Beatrix had been begging to go to finishing school. Kev suspected she had read one too many novels featuring heroines who acquired airs and graces at "academies for young ladies." He was doubtful that finishing school would turn out well for the free-spirited Beatrix. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Childhood quotes by Maureen Corrigan
#81. It's a gift of tranquility when your adult desires mesh with your childhood background. I don't quite know why mine didn't, although I think books, again, are partly to blame. #Quote by Maureen Corrigan
Childhood quotes by Mark Nepo
#82. If you had a sad childhood, so what? You can dance with only one leg and see the snowflake falling with only one eye. - ROBERT BLY #Quote by Mark Nepo
Childhood quotes by Ben Peek
#83. First published in 1984 when I was nothing more than sticks of bone at seven, 'Dragons of Autumn Twilight' began what would be one of the icons of my grunge-stained disenchanted childhood. #Quote by Ben Peek
Childhood quotes by John Ashbery
#84. The genius of Cornell is that he sees and enables us to see with the eyes of childhood, before our vision got clouded by experience, when objects like a rubber ball or a pocket mirror seemed charged with meaning, and a marble rolling across a wooden floor could be as portentous as a passing comet. #Quote by John Ashbery
Childhood quotes by Shawn Levy
#85. I don't know if it's that my own childhood felt brief, or I grew up too fast, or I was pushing myself too much at a young age, but I do feel like I am clinging to a certain childlike quality in myself, as a result of a childhood that was sometimes complicated. #Quote by Shawn Levy
Childhood quotes by Katherine Howe
#86. Every memory we have changes slightly each time we think about it. We add stuff we learn in other places, or we forget stuff that doesn't seem important anymore. Or you think you remember something, like from your childhood, but actually you've just seen so many pictures of it, and your parents have told you about it, so you think you remember it, but you don't. A memory is a process. Instead of a thing. Like a story we tell ourselves that changes from the standpoint we're looking at it. #Quote by Katherine Howe
Childhood quotes by Libba Bray
#87. I do have to wonder what sort of childhood the Grimm brothers endured. They are not a merry bunch of storytellers, what with their children roasted by witches, maidens poisoned by old crones, and whatnot. #Quote by Libba Bray
Childhood quotes by Marilyn Monroe
#88. Everyone's childhood plays itself out. No wonder no one knows the other or can completely understand. By this I don't know if I'm just giving up with this conclusion or resigning myself - or maybe for the first time connecting with reality. How do we know the pain or another's earlier years, let alone all that he drags with him since along the way at best a lot of leeway is needed for the other - yet how much is unhealthy for one to bear. I think to love bravely is the best and accept - - as much as one can bear. #Quote by Marilyn Monroe
Childhood quotes by Tom Felton
#89. One thing that people keep on saying to me is that the wealth and the fame must have made up for missing out on my childhood. But the idea of money - putting a price on your childhood - is ridiculous. You will never get those years back and you can't put a price on them. #Quote by Tom Felton
Childhood quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#90. The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Childhood quotes by Anthony M. Esolen
#91. These days we have no true childhood, only a diseased precocity, introducing children to things that any decent man of Whittier's day, or of Armstrong's, would have considered unutterably vile. Therefore we have no true adulthood either, only a prolonged infantility, a curdled adolescence followed by old age and death. #Quote by Anthony M. Esolen
Childhood quotes by Harlan Ellison
#92. I look upon those who assure me they had a 'happy childhood' as either pathological liars, or pariahs. #Quote by Harlan Ellison
Childhood quotes by Bryant McGill
#93. Women receive messages from childhood that they may be rewarded and protected for maintaining a childlike comportment such as being demure, obedient, passive and subservient. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Childhood quotes by Amanda Palmer
#94. Sometimes it was like Neil was from an alien planet, where people never asked for or shared anything emotional without deeply apologizing first. He assured me that he was simply British. And that we Americans, with all of our loud oversharing and need for random hugs and free admissions to people we've just met of deep, traumatic childhood wounds looks just as alien to them. #Quote by Amanda Palmer
Childhood quotes by Sally Brampton
#95. There is a saying, 'it's never too late to have a happy childhood'. I'd rephrase that. I'd say, it's never too late to stop a difficult childhood from turning us into unhappy adults. #Quote by Sally Brampton
Childhood quotes by Joe Abercrombie
#96. I spent half my childhood in the shadows. Hiding from my father or my brother. Creeping from a place of solitude to another. Seeing while unseen, and pretending I was a part of what I saw. Making up a life where I wasn't an outcast. #Quote by Joe Abercrombie
Childhood quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#97. Yet there is no gainsaying but that it must have been somewhat sweeter in that dewy morning of creation, when it was young and fresh, when the feet of the tramping millions had not trodden its grass to dust, nor the din of the myriad cities chased the silence forever away. Life must have been noble and solemn to those free-footed, loose-robed fathers of the human race, walking hand in hand with God under the great sky. They lived in sunkissed tents amid the lowing herds. They took their simple wants from the loving hand of Nature. They toiled and talked and thought; and the great earth rolled around in stillness, not yet laden with trouble and wrong. Those days are past now. The quiet childhood of Humanity, spent in the far-off forest glades and by the murmuring rivers, is gone forever; and human life is deepening down to manhood amid tumult, doubt, and hope. Its age of restful peace is past. It has its work to finish and must hasten on. What that work may be - what this world's share is in the great design - we know not, though our unconscious hands are helping to accomplish it. Like the tiny coral insect working deep under the dark waters, we strive and struggle each for our own little ends, nor dream of the vast fabric we are building up for God. #Quote by Jerome K. Jerome
Childhood quotes by Annie Dillard
#98. Father had stretched out his long legs and was tilting back in his chair. Mother sat with her knees crossed, in blue slacks, smoking a Chesterfield. The dessert dishes were still on the table. My sisters were nowhere in evidence. It was a warm evening; the big dining-room windows gave onto blooming rhododendrons.

Mother regarded me warmly. She gave me to understand that she was glad I had found what I had been looking for, but that she and father were happy to sit with their coffee, and would not be coming down.

She did not say, but I understood at once, that they had their pursuits (coffee?) and I had mine. She did not say, but I began to understand then, that you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself.

I had essentially been handed my own life. In subsequent years my parents would praise my drawings and poems, and supply me with books, art supplies, and sports equipment, and listen to my troubles and enthusiasms, and supervise my hours, and discuss and inform, but they would not get involved with my detective work, nor hear about my reading, nor inquire about my homework or term papers or exams, nor visit the salamanders I caught, nor listen to me play the piano, nor attend my field hockey games, nor fuss over my insect collection with me, or my poetry collection or stamp collection or rock collection. My days and nights were my own to plan and fill. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Childhood quotes by Susan Hubbard
#99. She looked at me for a second and said, "Oh, never mind. I guess it's true what Mom said? That you've led a sheltered life?"
I said I thought the description fairly apt. #Quote by Susan Hubbard
Childhood quotes by Oliver Sacks
#100. I was on the shy side at school (one school report called me 'diffident') and Braefield had added a special timidity, but when I had a natural wonder... I lost all my diffidence, and freely approached others, all my fear forgotten. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Childhood quotes by Diane Medved
#101. Childhood is perhaps the only phase of life when innocence can flourish. But to allow this, parents and others responsible for children's minds needs to construct a protective shelter against the painful and frightening facets of life. They need to stand guard at its door, to let the harsher truths of reality gradually unfold for the child, in a way and at a pace that allows the child to maintain a positive outlook. #Quote by Diane Medved
Childhood quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#102. Mother said, haven't you seen older boys of your age, that you should take your rotten hands and play with my son's penis?
I held my mouth, and i really stiffled a giggle. Now i understood the bloody vexation and the reckless act performed by our housegirl.
She was fondling my infant part, and i knew she was horny and lost in the act. #Quote by Michael Bassey Johnson
Childhood quotes by Allison Pang
#103. Another chunk of my childhood dreams had just run down the reality drain in the form of a horny unicorn, no less. #Quote by Allison Pang
Childhood quotes by Stephen LaBerge
#104. From early childhood, I was interested in understanding how the world worked, and assumed I would be some kind of physical scientist or chemist. But the truth was, I didn't know there was another kind of world, the inner world, that was just as interesting, if not more relevant, than what was going on in the outside world. #Quote by Stephen LaBerge
Childhood quotes by Nicole Douglas
#105. Yes, goodbye was inevitable for two people as different as them. He had always wanted to spread his wings and fly away from home; she was content with settling down roots. #Quote by Nicole Douglas
Childhood quotes by Melina Marchetta
#106. When he felt her fingers, he flinched; he had not been touched with such gentleness since his childhood. He was no stranger to women and had felt their hands on all parts of his body, but her touch made him feel like he belonged some place. #Quote by Melina Marchetta
Childhood quotes by Olaf Stapledon
#107. The truth of the matter was something much more subtle and tremendous than any plain physical miracle could ever be. But never mind that. The important thing was that, when I did see the stars (riotously darting in all directions according to the caprice of their own wild natures, yet in every movement confirming the law), the whole tangled horror that had tormented me finally presented itself to me in its truth and beautiful shape. And I knew that the first, blind stage of my childhood had ended. #Quote by Olaf Stapledon
Childhood quotes by Veronica Roth
#108. He didn't have to guide his mom toward Cyra. She saw her and walked straight to her. It didn't make Cyra look any less scared.
"Miss Noavek," his mom said. There was a little catch in her throat. She tilted her head to see the silverskin on Cyra's neck.
"Oracle," Cyra said, inclining her head. He'd never seen Cyra bow to anyone like she meant it before.
One of the shadows bloomed over Cyra's cheek and then spread into three lines of inky dark that ran down her throat like a swallow. He set his fingers on her elbow so she could shake his mother's hand when she offered it, and his mom watched the light touch with interest.
"Mom, Cyra made sure I got home last week," he said. He wasn't sure what else to say about her. Or what else to say, period. The blush that had chased him through childhood came creeping back; he felt it behind his ears, and tried to stifle it. "At great cost to herself, as you can see."
His mom looked Cyra over again. "Thank you, Miss Noavek, for what you've done for my son. I look forward, later, to finding out why."
With a strange smile, Sifa turned away, linking arms with Cisi. Cyra hung back with Akos, eyebrows raised.
"That's my mother," he said.
"I realize that," she said. "You're…" She brushed her fingers over the back of his ear, where his skin was heating. "You're blushing."
So much for trying to stifle it. The heat spread to Akos's face, and he was sure he was bright red. Shouldn't he have grown out of t #Quote by Veronica Roth
Childhood quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#109. Wonder knows that while you cannot look at the light, you cannot look at anything else without it. It is not exhausted by childhood, but finds its key there. It is a journey like a walk through the woods over the usual obstacles and around the common distractions while the voice of direction leads, saying, 'This is the way, walk ye in it.' #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Childhood quotes by Betsy Hearne
#110. Childhood is the time and children's books are the place for powerful emotions, powerful language, powerful art ... There is no room for cutesy books, dull books, or books that talk down. Children are not inferior. They may be small in stature but not in what they feel, think, listen, and see. #Quote by Betsy Hearne
Childhood quotes by Michael Shermer
#111. Mind is just a word we use to describe neural activity in the brain. No brain, no mind. We know this because if a part of the brain is destroyed through stroke or cancer or injury or surgery, whatever that part of the brain was doing is now gone. If the damage occurs in early childhood when the brain is especially plastic, or in adulthood in certain parts of the brain that are conducive to rewiring, then that brain function - that "mind" part of the brain - may be rewired into another neural network in the brain. But this process just further reinforces the fact that without neural connections in the brain there is no mind. #Quote by Michael Shermer
Childhood quotes by Anand Neelakantan
#112. I wanted to start again. I wanted to make the same mistakes, love the
same people, fight the same enemies, befriend the same friends, marry the
same wives and sire the same sons. I wanted to live the same life again.
13I didn't want the seat Rama has reserved for me in his heaven. I only
wanted my beautiful earth.
I knew such things were not going to happen. I was sixty, not sixteen. If I
lived, I would be a one-eyed, dirty, old beggar in some wayside temple,
with stinking, tattered clothes. A long way from what I once was. I wanted
to die now. I wanted this to end. I wanted to go away. Let the burning cities
take care of themselves. Let the Asuras fight their own wars and be
damned along with the Devas. I only wanted to return to my childhood
and start over again, every single damn thing, again and again and again… #Quote by Anand Neelakantan
Childhood quotes by Kate Atkinson
#113. ... Angus had a "pretty normal childhood." Bertie had immediately mistrusted him. Nobody had a normal childhood. #Quote by Kate Atkinson
Childhood quotes by Erica Bauermeister
#114. When it was mixed together, the salsa was a celebration of red and white and green, cool and fresh and alive. On a tortilla, with a bit of crumbled white 'queso fresco,' it was both satisfying and invigorating, full of textures and adventures, like childhood held in your hand. #Quote by Erica Bauermeister
Childhood quotes by Berkeley Breathed
#115. I grew up in Los Angeles and always wished I'd spent a childhood in a far different place. #Quote by Berkeley Breathed
Childhood quotes by Kien Nguyen
#116. I don't have anything to give you, except to show you a way to better yourself. #Quote by Kien Nguyen
Childhood quotes by Rosie Thomas
#117. I am afraid of reduction. After a lifetime's independence- yes, selfish independence- I am terrified of being reduced to childhood once more, to helplessness, to seas of confusion from which the cruel lucid intervals poke up like rock shoals. I don't want to sit in my chair and be fed, much less do I want to be handed over to medical professionals. #Quote by Rosie Thomas
Childhood quotes by John Irving
#118. Most places we leave in childhood grow less, not more, fancy. #Quote by John Irving
Childhood quotes by John Bradshaw
#119. High school is the time of puberty. And puberty is a time of intense exposure and vulnerability. Whatever toxic shame a person carries from childhood will be tested in high school. Often teenage groups look for a scapegoat, someone everyone can dump and project their shame onto. This was Arnold's fate. He was viciously shamed by his female peer group. This accounted for his problem with women. #Quote by John Bradshaw
Childhood quotes by Elena Ferrante
#120. Then she added a sentence I will always remember: "the beauty of mind Cerullo had from childhood never found an outlet, Greco, it has all ended up in her face, in her breasts, in her thighs, in her ass, places where it soon fades and will be as if she never had it. #Quote by Elena Ferrante
Childhood quotes by G.A.A. Kent
#121. There was plenty going on in and around the town. With the War Effort there used to be parties and dances, travelling circuses, fairs, cinemas and the like to cheer people up.
There weren't many men about. "Our boys are away fighting" the women used to say. Things went onto rationing and everyone was given a gas mask. Mine was a pink one called a Mickey Mouse mask. #Quote by G.A.A. Kent
Childhood quotes by Laurie Graham
#122. Childhood doesn't have to be perfect, and children don't have to be beautiful. From a bit of grit may grow a pearl, and if pearl production doesn't materialise, the outcome will still be preferable to the shallowness of vanity. #Quote by Laurie Graham
Childhood quotes by Marie Winn
#123. It is among the ranks of school-age children, those six- to twelve-year-olds who once avidly filled their free moments with childhood play, that the greatest change is evident. In the place of traditional, sometimes ancient childhood games that were still popular a generation ago, in the place of fantasy and make- believe play ... today's children have substituted television viewing and, most recently, video games. #Quote by Marie Winn
Childhood quotes by Honore De Balzac
#124. Parent may hinder their children's marriage; but children cannot interfere with the insane acts of their parents in their second childhood. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Childhood quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#125. From childhood to youth is eternity, from youth to manhood, a season. Age comes in a night and is incredible. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Childhood quotes by Elizabeth Chase Allen
#126. Backward, flow backward, O tide of the years!I am so weary of toil and of tears,-Toil without recompense, tears all in vain!Take them, and give me my childhood again! #Quote by Elizabeth Chase Allen
Childhood quotes by Flea
#127. My father was out of my life when I was pretty young - when I was 7 years old, he was gone. I didn't see him for the rest of my childhood. #Quote by Flea
Childhood quotes by Seth Numrich
#128. During my childhood, I played just about every sport imaginable, which became less feasible at Juilliard ... Although I remember our annual dodge-ball game as a highlight. The Juilliard 'Fighting Penguins' are a force to be reckoned with. #Quote by Seth Numrich
Childhood quotes by Jodi Picoult
#129. Mistakes are like the memories you hide in an attic: old love letters from relationships that tanked, photos of dead relatives, toys from a childhood you miss. Out of sight is out of mind, but somewhere deep inside you know they still exist. And you also know that you're avoiding them. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Childhood quotes by Hugh Hefner
#130. I remain very much connected to my childhood ... I have never been too jaded or too sophisticated. #Quote by Hugh Hefner
Childhood quotes by Karl Rahner
#131. Childhood is not a state which only applies to the first phase of our lives in the biological sense. Rather it is a basic condition which is always appropriate to a life that is lived aright. #Quote by Karl Rahner
Childhood quotes by Gleeson White
#132. To delight a child, to add a new joy to the crowded miracles of childhood, is no less worth doing than to leave a Sistine Chapel to astound a somewhat bored procession of tourists; or to have written a classic that sells by the thousands and is possessed unread by all save an infinitesimal percentage of its owners. It is, then, not an ignoble thing to do one's very best to give our coming rulers – children – a taste of the Kingdom of Art. #Quote by Gleeson White
Childhood quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#133. Zen has been called the "religion before religion," which is to say that anyone can practice, including those committed to another faith. And that phrase evokes that natural religion of our early childhood, when heaven and a splendorous earth were one. But soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, at the bottom of each breath, there is a hollow place filled with longing. We become seekers without knowing that we seek, and at first, we long for something "greater" than ourselves, something apart and far away. It is not a return to childhood, for childhood is not a truly enlightened state. Yet to seek one's own true nature is "a way to lead you to your long lost home." To practice Zen means to realize one's existence moment after moment, rather than letting life unravel in regret of the past and daydreaming of the future. To "rest in the present" is a state of magical simplicity...out of the emptiness can come a true insight into our natural harmony all creation. To travel this path, one need not be a 'Zen Buddhist', which is only another idea to be discarded like 'enlightenment,' and like 'the Buddha' and like 'God. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Childhood quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#134. My dear Martin, in the long summer of childhood, when I was a boy the age you are now, your uncles and I spread our mattress on the roof of your grandfather's farmhouse outside of Homs. #Quote by Khaled Hosseini
Childhood quotes by Pete Wentz
#135. I'm in the process of convincing my parents to sell me their house so I can just live in my childhood bedroom forever. I figure it might make me age slower. #Quote by Pete Wentz
Childhood quotes by Seanan McGuire
#136. Children have always tumbled down rabbit holes, fallen through mirrors, been swept away by unseasonal floods or carried off by tornadoes. Children have always traveled, and because they are young and bright and full of contradictions, they haven't always restricted their travel to the possible. Adulthood brings limitations like gravity and linear space and the idea that bedtime is a real thing, and not an artificially imposed curfew. Adults can still tumble down rabbit holes and into enchanted wardrobes, but it happens less and less with every year they live. Maybe this is a natural consequence of living in a world where being careful is a necessary survival trait, where logic wears away the potential for something bigger and better than the obvious. Childhood melts, and flights of fancy are replaced by rules. Tornados kill people: they don't carry them off to magical worlds. Talking foxes are a sign of fever, not guides sent to start some grand adventure.
But children, ah, children. Children follow the foxes, and open the wardrobes, and peek beneath the bridge. Children climb the walls and fall down the wells and run the razor's edge of possibility until sometimes, just sometimes, the possible surrenders and shows them the way to go home. #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Childhood quotes by Joss Whedon
#137. I think it's not inaccurate to say that I had a perfectly happy childhood during which I was very unhappy. #Quote by Joss Whedon
Childhood quotes by Nayomi Munaweera
#138. Three years after my birth, my mother swells again. When Lanka is born and brought home, Shiva and I gaze over the edge of the bassinet at this strange, alien creature and claim her as our own. We are a threesome from then on. Joined at the hip. A pyramid. A triangle. #Quote by Nayomi Munaweera
Childhood quotes by Lord Dunsany
#139. O gods, rob not the earth of the dim hush that hangs round all Your temples, bereave not all the world of old romance, take not the glamour from the moonlight nor tear the wonder out of the white mists in every land; for, O ye gods of the childhood of the world, when You have left the earth You shall have taken the mystery from the sea and all its glory from antiquity, and You shall have wrenched our hope from the dim future. There shall be no strange cities at night time half understood, nor songs in the twilight, and the whole of the wonder shall have died with last year's flowers in little gardens or hill-slopes leaning south; for with the gods must go the enchantment of the plains and all the magic of dark woods, and something shall be lacking from the quiet of early dawn. #Quote by Lord Dunsany
Childhood quotes by Thomas Hardy
#140. If he could only prevent himself growing up! He did not want to be a man. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Childhood quotes by Edward Hirsch
#141. I think it shapes it in very deep ways that you don't entirely understand. Rainer Maria Rilke said there are two inexhaustible sources for poetry. One is dreams, and the other is childhood. I think childhood is an inexhaustible source of your becoming who you will be and certain deep feelings are set inside of you. #Quote by Edward Hirsch
Childhood quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#142. A woman will always remain as princess as long as she keeps her childhood innocence and goodwill; a man will always remain as prince as long as he keeps his childhood innocence and goodwill! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Childhood quotes by Nick Yetto
#143. I thought of something Puppa used to say. "The human brain can only contain thirty years of memory. Ten years of childhood. Ten years of adolescence. Ten years of early adulthood. After that, it's all as one day, and that day is spent solely in reflection. #Quote by Nick Yetto
Childhood quotes by Dr. Seuss
#144. Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. #Quote by Dr. Seuss
Childhood quotes by Shawn Goodman
#145. As far as I'm concerned, he's the biggest piece of shit I've ever met next to Ron. But at the same time, hearing him talk about his childhood is oddly compelling, like wanting to see a car wreck. #Quote by Shawn Goodman
Childhood quotes by Jodie Sweetin
#146. Growing up in the business you have to grow up very fast - you do have a different type of childhood, that has its benefits and it has its drawbacks. #Quote by Jodie Sweetin
Childhood quotes by J.D. Vance
#147. I learned little else about what masculinity required of me other than drinking beer and screaming at a woman when she screamed at you. In the end, the only lesson that took was that you can't depend on people. "I learned that men will disappear at the drop of a hat," Lindsay [his half-sister] once said. "They don't care about their kids; they don't provide; they just disappear, and it's not that hard to make them go. #Quote by J.D. Vance
Childhood quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#148. I believed in childhood by authority, in youth by sentiment, in my mature years by reason; now I believe because I have always believed. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Childhood quotes by Junot Diaz
#149. Never had the opportunity in her first lost childhood; and in the intervening years her desire for it had doubled over and doubled over like a katana being forged until finally it was sharper than the truth. #Quote by Junot Diaz
Childhood quotes by Gail Carson Levine
#150. My favorite of my books is DAVE AT NIGHT, because it's loosely based on my father's childhood in an orphanage. #Quote by Gail Carson Levine
Childhood quotes by Josh Lanyon
#151. Like true philosophers I've come to believe that religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown after proper education. #Quote by Josh Lanyon
Childhood quotes by Tove Jansson
#152. I'm not sure I would have ever started to draw, let alone write, if my childhood hadn't been so happy. It was a mixture of comfort and adventure. An excellent mixture! #Quote by Tove Jansson
Childhood quotes by Jacquelyn Mitchard
#153. There's a strange sensation - you recall it from childhood - about sleeping in the afternoon. You rise into a different world from the one in which you lay down. The shadows have been rearranged. There's a sensation of sad sweetness, as if something has been overlooked. I used to feel it coming out of the movies just before dinnertime, after the matinee. How, I wondered, did Broadway actors face it, this bittersweet sense of time's slipping past. #Quote by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Childhood quotes by Dorothy Allison
#154. My son, Wolf, was born when I was past 40 and the author of a best-selling novel. That means he has grown up a middle-class child - one who sometimes asks me for stories of my childhood but knows nothing of what it means to grow up poor and afraid. I have worked to make sure of that. #Quote by Dorothy Allison
Childhood quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#155. It was pleasant to drive back to the hotel in the late afternoon, above a sea as mysteriously colored as the agates and cornelians of childhood, green as green milk, blue as laundry water, wine dark. #Quote by F Scott Fitzgerald
Childhood quotes by Russell Brand
#156. If you feel how I felt, I have been taught a few techniques that might help you. Here's one for a kick-off: You have to forgive everyone for everything. You can't cling on to any blame that you may be using to make sense of the story of your life. Even me with my story of one nan that I love and another that I don't - that story is being used to maintain a certain perspective of mine, a perspective that justifies the way I am, and by justifying the way I am I ensure that I stay the same. I'm no longer interested in staying the same; I'm interested in Revolution, that means I have to go back and change the story of my childhood. #Quote by Russell Brand
Childhood quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#157. I could have done even better, miss, and I'd know a lot more, if it wasn't for my destiny ever since childhood. I'd have killed a man in a duel with a pistol for calling me low-born, because I came from Stinking Lizaveta without a father, and they were shoving that in my face in Moscow. It spread there thanks to Grigory Vasilievich. Grigory Vasilievich reproaches me for rebelling against my nativity: 'You opened her matrix,' he says. I don't know about her matrix, but I'd have let them kill me in the womb, so as not to come out into the world at all, miss. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Childhood quotes by Jean-Michel Basquiat
#158. JIMMY BEST ON HIS BACK TO THE SUCKERPUNCH OF HIS CHILDHOOD FILES #Quote by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Childhood quotes by Victor Hugo
#159. He who has seen the misery of man only has seen nothing, he must see the misery of woman; he who has seen the misery of woman only has seen nothing, he must see the misery of childhood. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Childhood quotes by M. Scott Peck
#160. For godhood and the hope for mankind, and within each of us is the original sin of laziness, the ever-present force of entropy pushing us back to childhood, to the womb and to the swamps from which we have evolved. #Quote by M. Scott Peck
Childhood quotes by Robert Desnos
#161. The stranger was still smiling. He transformed himself into a rose bush and entwined me. My Christian education meant that ever since childhood I have had a horror of vice and it was not without a quite understandable terror that I discerned the pleasure I felt in the embrace of this vigorous bush whose branches gradually mingled with my limbs, my hair and my looks. When one of its flowers came apart in my mouth, I could feel myself grasping the sorcerer in my arms in my turn. He was transformed into a torrent, and I was a barge, into desert and I was smoke, into a car and I was a road, into a man and I was a woman. 'What we are doing is very wrong,' he said and was off. #Quote by Robert Desnos
Childhood quotes by Paula Hawkins
#162. I can't blame this all for my drinking -- I can't blame my parents or my childhood, and abusive uncle or some terrible tragedy. It's my fault. I was a drinker anyway -- I've always liked to drink. But I did become sadder, and sadness gets boring after a while, for the sad person and for everyone around them. And then I went from being a drinker to being a drunk, and there's nothing more boring than that. #Quote by Paula Hawkins
Childhood quotes by John Knowles
#163. The beach was hours away by bicycle, forbidden, completely out of all bounds. Going there risked expulsion, destroyed the studying I was going to do for an important test the next morning, blasted the reasonable amount of order I wanted to maintain in my life, and it also involved the kind of long, labored bicycle ride I hated. "All right," I said. We got our bikes and slipped away from Devon along a back road. Having invited me Finny now felt he had to keep me entertained. He told long, wild stories about his childhood; as I pumped panting up steep hills he glided along beside me, joking steadily. He analyzed my character, and he insisted on knowing what I disliked most about him ("You're too conventional," I said). #Quote by John Knowles
Childhood quotes by Marcel Proust
#164. No days, perhaps, of all our childhood are ever so fully lived are those that we had regarded as not being lived at all: days spent wholly with a favourite book. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Childhood quotes by Arkady Strugatsky
#165. We don't notice things change. We know that things change, we've been told since childhood that things change, we've witnessed things change ourselves many a time, and yet we're still utterly incapable of noticing the moment that change comes
or we search for change in all the wrong places. #Quote by Arkady Strugatsky
Childhood quotes by Mercedes Lackey
#166. It isn't wise to be rude to one's mother. She knows everything about your childhood that is potentially embarassing. #Quote by Mercedes Lackey
Childhood quotes by Steven Seagal
#167. Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised. #Quote by Steven Seagal
Childhood quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#168. At dawn, after a summary court martial, Arcadio was shot against the wall of the cemetery. In the last two hours of his life he did not manage to understand why the fear that had tormented him since childhood had disappeared. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Childhood quotes by Delmore Schwartz
#169. What was the freedom to which the adult human being rose in the morning, if each act was held back or inspired by the overpowering ghost of a little child? #Quote by Delmore Schwartz
Childhood quotes by Jeffrey Eugenides
#170. I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head. #Quote by Jeffrey Eugenides
Childhood quotes by Simon Pegg
#171. Ultimately, we are all products of the experiences we have and the decisions we make as children, and it remains a peculiar detail of human condition that something as precious as the future is entrusted to us when we possess so little foresight. Perhaps that's what makes hindsight so intriguing. When you're young the future is a blank canvas, but looking back you are always able to see the big picture. #Quote by Simon Pegg
Childhood quotes by Adolf Eichmann
#172. From my childhood, obedience was something I could not get out of my system. When I entered the armed service at the age of twenty-seven, I found being obedient not a bit more difficult than it had been during my life to that point. It was unthinkable that I would not follow orders. #Quote by Adolf Eichmann
Childhood quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#173. We begin as children imagining and fearing ghosts. By degrees, through our long lives, we come to be the very ghosts inhabiting the lost landscapes of our childhood. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Childhood quotes by Kenneth Patchen
#174. As We Are So Wonderfully Done with Each Other"

As we are so wonderfully done with each other
We can walk into our separate sleep
On floors of music where the milkwhite cloak of childhood lies

O my lady, my fairest dear, my sweetest, loveliest one
Your lips have splashed my dull house with the speech of flowers
My hands are hallowed where they touched over your
soft curving.

It is good to be weary from that brilliant work
It is being God to feel your breathing under me

A waterglass on the bureau fills with morning . . .
Don't let anyone in to wake us. #Quote by Kenneth Patchen
Childhood quotes by Natalie Standiford
#175. Here was the Russia she'd loved since childhood, the dark, violent, passionate place where the life of the mind and spirit were as real as the life of the body. #Quote by Natalie Standiford
Childhood quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#176. The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtues. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Childhood quotes by Narendra Modi
#177. My entire childhood was steeped in poverty. For me, poverty, in a way, was the first inspiration of my life, a commitment to do something for the poor. #Quote by Narendra Modi
Childhood quotes by David Foster Wallace
#178. The depressed person's therapist was always extremely careful to avoid appearing to judge or blame the depressed person for clinging to her defenses, or to suggest that the depressed person had in any way consciously chosen or chosen to cling to a chronic depression whose agony made her (i.e., the depressed person's) every waking hour feel like more than any person could possibly endure. This renunciation of judgment or imposed value was held by the therapeutic school in which the therapist's philosophy of healing had evolved over almost fifteen years of clinical experience to be integral to the combination of unconditional support and complete honesty about feelings which composed the nurturing professionalism required for a productive therapeutic journey toward authenticity and intrapersonal wholeness. Defenses against intimacy, the depressed person's therapist's experiential theory held, were nearly always arrested or vestigial survival-mechanisms; i.e., they had, at one time, been environmentally appropriate and necessary and had very probably served to shield a defenseless childhood psyche against potentially unbearable trauma, but in nearly all cases they (i.e., the defense-mechanisms) had become inappropriately imprinted and arrested and were now, in adulthood, no longer environmentally appropriate and in fact now, paradoxically, actually caused a great deal more trauma and pain than they prevented. Nevertheless, the therapist had made it clear from the outset that she #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Childhood quotes by Walter Isaacson
#179. CONTENTS Epigraph Characters Introduction: How This Book Came to Be CHAPTER ONE Childhood: Abandoned and Chosen CHAPTER TWO Odd Couple: The Two Steves CHAPTER THREE The Dropout: Turn On, Tune In . . . CHAPTER FOUR Atari and India: Zen and the Art of Game Design CHAPTER FIVE The Apple I: Turn On, Boot Up, Jack In . . . CHAPTER SIX #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Childhood quotes by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
#180. Love for a dog during childhood is one of the deepest and purest emotions we are ever likely to have, and it remains with us for the rest of our lives. For some people, their first experience with love is with a dog. The fact that the dog returns the love so fiercely, so openly, so unambivalently, is for many children a unique and lasting experience. #Quote by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Childhood quotes by Stephen J. Ceci
#181. Not only do I believe children can be reliable in sexual abuse cases, I believe the vast majority of them are reliable in those cases.
Nightline: When to believe a child's word (1996) #Quote by Stephen J. Ceci
Childhood quotes by Iris Murdoch
#182. The whole extraordinary business was over. And I was back where I belonged, where my childhood had condemned me to be, alone, out in the cold without a coat. #Quote by Iris Murdoch
Childhood quotes by Ruskin Bond
#183. Looking back on those childhood days, I carry in my mind a picture of grandmother in her rocking chair with a contented owlet sprawled across her aproned lap. Once, on entering a room while she was taking her afternoon nap, I saw one of the owlets had crawled up her pillow til its head was snuggled under her ear. Both grandmother and the owlet were snoring. #Quote by Ruskin Bond
Childhood quotes by Jennifer Howard
#184. How do you know if your inner voice or sense of guidance is your deeper-self speaking its wisdom, your unconscious childhood programming, or the voice of your Aunt Matilda? Discerning the difference between an automatic response stemming from family beliefs, childhood distortions, or culture, and guidance from our connection with our higher/deeper self, makes life, success, and relationships so much easier. #Quote by Jennifer Howard
Childhood quotes by Taylor Momsen
#185. Maybe I didn't have the childhood people think you should have, but I still went through the ages; I was still a child. #Quote by Taylor Momsen
Childhood quotes by Ned Rorem
#186. Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist. #Quote by Ned Rorem
Childhood quotes by Mike Lookinland
#187. The problem for me was, I lived my childhood in my 20s. You should really try to live your childhood when you're a child, because if you do it when you're 26, it can be dangerous. #Quote by Mike Lookinland
Childhood quotes by Lewis H. Lapham
#188. Recollections of early childhood bear comparison to fairy tales, and ... youth remains an unknown country to whose bourn no traveler returns except as the agent of a foreign power. #Quote by Lewis H. Lapham
Childhood quotes by Patricia Cornwell
#189. But those days of being too terrified to move or breathe were left behind in my childhood. I've been through too much and it has hardened some primal part of me that no longer panics. #Quote by Patricia Cornwell
Childhood quotes by Cheryl Strayed
#190. It felt now as if I'd never known them and I couldn't know them again. It seemed to me that whatever had existed back in the place where I'd grown up was so far away now, impossible to retrieve. #Quote by Cheryl Strayed
Childhood quotes by Julianna Baggott
#191. My childhood was marked by the great fear of nuclear holocaust. We practiced our Civil Defense Drills, lining up in hallways, curled to the floor, but we knew we'd die or, worse, survive only to suffer radiation and slow death. #Quote by Julianna Baggott
Childhood quotes by Luke Evans
#192. From the big mountains in the north to the valleys in the south, all through my childhood and teenage years, my family would always holiday in Wales. #Quote by Luke Evans
Childhood quotes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
#193. The Hamptons remind me of my childhood vacations. I love the beach, restaurants, and produce found on the East End. #Quote by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Childhood quotes by Jennifer Senior
#194. As parents, we sometimes mistakenly assume that things were always this way. They weren't. The modern family is just that - modern - and all of our places in it are quite new. Unless we keep in mind how new our lives as parents are, and how unusual and ahistorical, we won't see that world we live in, as mothers and fathers, is still under construction. Modern childhood was invented less than seventy years ago - the length of a catnap, in historical terms. #Quote by Jennifer Senior
Childhood quotes by Bell Hooks
#195. Part of the racialized sexism wants everyone to think that a 15-year old Mexican is not a girl, she's a woman. We know she's a girl. We can never emphasize this enough, because this is the fate of colored girls globally right now: the denial of their girlhood, the denial of their childhood, and the constant state of risk and danger they are living in. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Childhood quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#196. Kitty made the acquaintance of Madame Stahl too, and this acquaintance, together with her friendship with Varenka, did not merely exercise a great influence on her, it also comforted her in her mental distress. She found this comfort through a completely new world being opened to her by means of this acquaintance, a world having nothing in common with her past, an exalted, noble world, from the height of which she could contemplate her past calmly. It was revealed to her that besides the instinctive life to which Kitty had given herself up hitherto there was a spiritual life. This life was disclosed in religion, but a religion having nothing in common with that one which Kitty had known from childhood, and which found expression in litanies and all-night services at the Widow's Home, where one might meet one's friends, and in learning by heart Slavonic texts with the priest. This was a lofty, mysterious religion connected with a whole series of noble thoughts and feelings, which one could do more than merely believe because one was told to, which one could love. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Childhood quotes by Anna Kendrick
#197. People who grew up in major cities may wonder why the hell I would act like it's a big deal to be unaccompanied in New York City at that age. It's populated with both adults and children, it's a functioning metropolis, Kevin McCallister was only ten in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and that kid saved Christmas. Conversely, people from suburban areas act like my parents sent me wandering around the site of the Baby Jessica well, blindfolded and holding a flaming baton. So pick a side and prepare to judge me wither way! #Quote by Anna Kendrick
Childhood quotes by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
#198. As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing (2 Corinthians 6:10).

Sorrow was beautiful, but her beauty was the beauty of the moonlight shining through the leafy branches of the trees in the wood, and making little pools of silver here and there on the soft green moss below. When Sorrow sang, her notes were like the low sweet call of the nightingale, and in her eyes was the unexpectant gaze of one who has ceased to look for coming gladness. She could weep in tender sympathy with those who weep, but to rejoice with those who rejoice was unknown to her.

Joy was beautiful, too, but his was the radiant beauty of the summer morning. His eyes still held the glad laughter of childhood, and his hair had the glint of the sunshine's kiss. When Joy sang his voice soared upward as the lark's, and his step was the step of a conqueror who has never known defeat. He could rejoice with all who rejoice, but to weep with those who weep was unknown to him.

"But we can never be united," said Sorrow wistfully. "No, never." And Joy's eyes shadowed as he spoke. "My path lies through the sunlit meadows, the sweetest roses bloom for my gathering, and the blackbirds and thrushes await my coming to pour forth their most joyous lays."

"My path," said Sorrow, turning slowly away, "leads through the darkening woods, with moon-flowers only shall my hands be filled. Yet the sweetest of all earth-songs--the love song of the night--shall be mine; farewell, Joy, farewell."
#Quote by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
Childhood quotes by Aisha Tyler
#199. I take the most wrenchingly painful moments of my life, brush them off and present them for the amusement of others. Luckily for me, my childhood was torture. #Quote by Aisha Tyler
Childhood quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#200. If they want to flirt or initiate a friendship, they should carefully avoid giving the impression they are taking the initiative; men do not like tomboys, nor bluestockings, nor thinking women; too much audacity, culture, intelligence, or character frightens them.

In most novels, as George Eliot observes, it is the dumb, blond heroine who outshines the virile brunette; and in The Mill on the Floss, Maggie tries in vain to reverse the roles; in the end she dies and it is blond Lucy who marries Stephen. In The Last of the Mohicans, vapid Alice wins the hero's heart and not valiant Cora; in Little Women kindly Jo is only a childhood friend for Laurie; he vows his love to curly-haired and insipid Amy.

To be feminine is to show oneself as weak, futile, passive, and docile. The girl is supposed not only to primp and dress herself up but also to repress her spontaneity and substitute for it the grace and charm she has been taught by her elder sisters. Any self-assertion will take away from her femininity and her seductiveness. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir

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