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What is it about childhood that never lets you go, even when you’re so wrecked it’s hard to believe you ever were a child? – Mitch Albom
Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke. – Julian Barnes.
Childhood, n. 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.
What one loves in childhood stays in their heart forever. — Mary Jo Putney
When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.- Patrick Rothfuss
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open. – Harry Edwards
Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time, we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad about that. ― Ally Condie
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Childhood is the best of all the seasons of life, and the longer it lasts with happy memories, the stronger the emotional stability in adulthood.
Childhood is a collection of life’s most precious moments. — Anonymous
Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things.- Adam Sandler
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. ― Dr. Seuss
Children are magic because they look for it. – Christopher Moore
We carry our childhood with us. – Gary D. Schmidt
Don’t you wish you could take a single childhood memory and blow it up into a bubble and live inside it forever?
For in every adult, there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.
Ay, these young things lie safe in our hearts just so long
As their wings are in growing; and when they are strong
They break it, and farewell! the bird flies!
Childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one. – Wendy Dale
Childhood is practically the most beautiful part of a person’s life, the most innocent too. — Anonymous
Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.- Jim Henson
Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood. ― Jane Yolen
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. – John F. Kennedy
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.- Agatha Christie
When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.― Patrick Rothfuss
There is no land like the land of your childhood. – Michael Powell
Praise the innocence of childhood soon forgotten. -Will Leamon.
Childhood is that time in which we never question the fact that every adult act is not only an autonomous occurrence in the universe but that it is also filled, packed, overflowing with meaning, whether that meaning works for ill or good, whether the ill or good is or is not comprehended.
Childhood dreams are forever stuffed in our souls. Take them out and play sometimes. — Angie Wieland-Crosby
If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter. ― Markus Zusak
Children make your life important. – Erma Bombeck
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. – Graham Greene
I don’t want to grow up,’ she thought. ‘There can’t be anything nicer in the world than this – being with the others, having fun with them. No – I don’t want to grow up! -Enid Blyton
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Childhood memories are timeless treasures of the heart. — Anonymous
The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.- Ellen Glasgow
I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, and could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy. ― Neil Gaiman
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. – Elizabeth Lawrence
When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood. -Sam Ewing.
When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you.
Happy times come and go, but the best childhood memories stay forever. — Anonymous
Now and then, when I grow nostalgic about my ocean childhood – the wauling of gulls and the smell of salt, somebody solicitous will bundle me into a car and drive me to the nearest briny horizon.- Sylvia Plath
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. ― Tom Robbins
[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. ― Jim Henson
Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up. – Daniel Black
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. – Nelson Mandela
I hated the company of other children. I wanted to be a grown-up person, to be taken seriously. I hated the idea of childhood; I thought it was a moment of endless stupidity.
Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever.- Dylan Lauren
As a child, I felt alone, and I am still because I know things and must hint at things that others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part, do not want to know. ― Carl Gustav Jung
Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind. – C.S. Lewis
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, and the other is wings. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. – C.S. Lewis.
The story from childhood is like a flower pressed between the pages of a book–you touch it and it crumbles to dust.
Happiness is laughing at old childhood photos.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. – Chili Davis
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. – Walt Steightiff
Childhood is like contemplating a beautiful region as one ride backward, one really becomes aware of the beauty at that moment, that very instant, when it begins to vanish. – Soren Kierkegaard.
I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, and could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.
Sometimes I wish I could go back to my childhood and capture all those happy memories. — Anonymous
I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me. – Bobby Flay
I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves. ― C. JoyBell C.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E.E. Cummings
The soul is healed by being with children. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. -George Eliot.
Happiness was different in childhood. It was so much then a matter simply of accumulation, of taking things — new experiences, new emotions — and applying them like so many polished tiles to what would someday be the marvelously finished pavilion of the self.
Every time you miss your childhood, ride a bicycle! -Mehmet Murat İldan.
Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets. ― Roald Dahl
When we are old and failing, it is the memories of childhood which can be summoned most clearly. — Dan Simmons
There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace.- Lisa Whelchel
I cherish my childish loves–the memory of that warm little nest where my affections were fledged.
I miss being a child and doing practically senseless stuff and yet having the time of my life. — Anonymous
Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.- Homaro Cantu
Don’t you find it odd,” she continued, “that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try. ― Ethan Hawke
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson
Childhood shouldn’t be complicated.
Childhood memories are the sweetest memories of the past.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child. I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
My childhood is a part of my story, and it’s why I’m who I am today and why my career is what it is.- Misty Copeland
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. ― George R.R. Martin
Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. – Maria Montessori
Old age lives minutes slowly, and hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
A happy childhood is perhaps the most fortunate gift in life. — Dorothy Richardson
The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervised, which is a blessing.- Barbara Kingsolver
Childhood has no necessary connection with age.
What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles, it was a miraculous world. -G.K. Chesterton.
Every happy memory created in childhood is a treasure of time. — Anonymous
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.- Action Bronson
Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.― Flannery O’Connor
Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be. – Carolyn Haywood
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful. – Kailash Satyarthi
How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood when I found recollection presents them to view! -Samuel Woodworth.
Because children grow up, we think a child’s purpose is to grow up. But a child’s purpose is to be a child. Nature doesn’t disdain what lives only for a day. It pours the whole of itself into each moment.
I carry a disposable camera. It takes me back to my childhood when you had to develop your film and wait to see what pictures you got. – Christa B. Allen
In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. ― N.K. Jemisin
Childhood is where dreams are born, and time is never planned.
Contemplating childhood is like contemplating a beautiful region as one rides backward; one really becomes aware of the beauty at that moment, that very instant, when it begins to vanish. – Soren Kierkegaard
Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because today, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do. -A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Childhood was the germ of all mistrust. You were cruelly joked upon and then you cruelly joked. You lost the remembrance of pain through inflicting it.
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