Quotes by childhood
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Sir James Matthew Barrie
British playwright 1860-1937
Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.
Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
American poet 1892-1950
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.
American-born Canadian novelist 1935-2003
A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.
Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes 522-443 BC
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
American psychiatrist 1920-
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
American humoristic writer 1893-1967
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.
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
An enthusiastic desire of visiting the Old World haunted me from early childhood. I cherished a presentiment, amounting almost to belief, that I should one day behold the scenes, among which my fancy had so long wandered.
American writer 1965-
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.
Bruce Eric Kaplan
As an adult, it's hard for me to remember my mother before her sickness. But if I go back into childhood, I can access that.
Brazilian-born businessman 1954-
Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood.
American-British author 1951-
Boston's freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.
American poet 1897-1970
But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.
British writer 1911-1993
Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of.
French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
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