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Childhood Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Childhood are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

 

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

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

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases,
one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential
to the formation of exceptional gifts.
- Thornton Wilder

In childhood I developed a serious throat infection,
and my heart stopped beating.
I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's!
- Patsy Cline

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

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

I don't remember the first half of my life.
All I say is a happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life.
- Kinky Friedman

I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household.
I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
- Patrick Stewart

I had a kind of Dickensian childhood.
- Shaun Cassidy

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of
heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I attended Sunday School and then church with my father
and mother throughout my childhood.
- Leverett Saltonstall

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is,
I think, to have a happy childhood.
- Agatha Christie

In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T.
at age five.
The way I look at it, E.T.
stole a bit of my son's childhood.
- John Ratzenberger

I didn't have a childhood.
- Pat Morita

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

I've been following what's happening in Colombia because
it's the country of my childhood.
- Barbet Schroeder

Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood
will continually be part and parcel of my personality.
- Dennis Potter

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

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

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

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

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

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as
the need for a father's protection.
- Sigmund Freud

There is always one moment in childhood when the door
opens and lets the future in.
- Graham Greene

Doctor Who was a big part of my childhood so it was
a great honour to be in it.
- Simon Pegg

I have no complaints with the whole childhood acting thing,
because I wanted to do it.
- Tina Yothers

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

My father was a very unhappy person,
very sarcastic,
and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought.
They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood.
- Paula Danziger

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother
laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
- Garrison Keillor

My childhood wasn't full of wonderful culinary memories.
- Thomas Keller

We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies.
We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had
the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
- Kary Mullis

The events of childhood do not pass,
but repeat themselves like seasons of the year.
- Eleanor Farjeon

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations;
I really wanted a normal little childhood.
Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
- Augusten Burroughs

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

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
- Marion C. Garretty

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
- Peter Handke

At heart, this job is about continuing to make great
theatre for the people of Sheffield -
a city I've known and loved since childhood.
- Samuel West

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful,
kindly, sunshiny old age.
- Lydia M. Child

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

From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament...
the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy.
- Bernard Berenson

The books I loved in childhood - the first loves -
I've read so often that I've internalized them in some really essential way:
they are more inside me now than out.
- Donna Tartt

One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own
children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself.
- Al Sharpton

In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly,
without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment
in Hell hanging over my head.
- Edvard Munch

The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s
and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies
are Latina instead of British,
and the cars European instead of American.
- Lorna Luft

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood,
adolescence, and obsolescence.
- Art Linkletter

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

I alone, as the sharer of their way of life,
presented a replica of childhood.
- Neal Cassady

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

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth,
the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
- Walter Savage Landor

Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood.
You write each chapter as you go along.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

I started writing movie scripts.
They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when
they were finished because they were simple copies
of the films I saw in childhood.
- Manuel Puig

But when alcohol comes in, start running.
Because there's a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood.
- David Gest

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

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

I had a marvelously happy childhood.
- Darius Milhaud

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life,
what had been my childhood dream.
- Andrew Wiles

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

You draw on your own childhood every time you tee it up as an actor.
- Ron Perlman


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