Quotes of boyhood

  1. If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men? – Vincent Van Gogh
  2. My boyhood saw Greek islands floating over Harvard Square. – Horace Gregory
  3. Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle. – Bobby Hull
  4. The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South. – James Weldon Johnson
  5. I've been writing about my boyhood when I was a little kid back on my grandfather's farm where we didn't know about black widow spiders or all that stuff. But writing about that is so easy. – Kary Mullis
  6. For my part, I do not much believe in the predilections of boyhood – James Payn
  7. I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people. – George Takei
  8. Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school -year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium. – Booth Tarkington
  9. Ever since boyhood I've made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise. – Gene Tunney
  10. I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism. – Robert Vaughn
  11. All my boyhood all I ever wanted was to be loved. – Norman Wisdom

Usage examples for boyhood

  1. The Pensioner's stories were of his boyhood how he joined the army, and fought the battles of the Revolution. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  2. It is difficult, impossible I am told, for any one to recall his boyhood exactly as it was. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  3. Several of them dated back to Warry's boyhood – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  4. His artistic instinct drew him thither as the original home of modern art and literature, and perhaps also his interest in the Latin language, the single study which he cared for in boyhood – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  5. From boyhood I have loved only Baucis, and she has lived only for me. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  6. By many critics his stories of boyhood are considered the writings that shall be longest remembered. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  7. But for that matter, I fear that I remember few of my boyhood acquaintances in Hunston. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  8. He was showing you how, in his boyhood he had carved a watch- charm from a peach- stone, and you were close at his side when he suddenly fell over dead. – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  9. Could this land Be still their home awhile: could thine own hand But guide their boyhood – Medea of Euripedes by Euripedes
  10. Samuel, who had never attended anything but a National School, recalled the simple rigours of his own boyhood and swelled. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  11. He had lost his father in boyhood before that there had been some idea of Dick's going to college. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. In my boyhood days I was a ladies' man. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  13. At any rate, his second son throughout his boyhood nursed a deep resentment against his father for his desertion of the patriots' cause. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  14. These latter had been trained from boyhood to the use of warlike weapons, and each man was equal to a score of ordinary soldiers, as organized in those days. – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  15. Oh, yes, we are, devilish good friends, he answered with assurance; known each other from boyhood and all that. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. Tom, the Major and I are boyhood friends, and for the sake of that friendship he has consented to this meeting. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  17. The three stories, " Childhood, Boyhood Youth," now generally published as one novel, are the work of a genius, but not a work of genius. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  18. They really knew nothing about his life after his early boyhood – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  19. This sudden falling into love may appear foolish, especially when it is remembered that I had passed the age of boyhood and yet I have known several cases similar to my own. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  20. Spotted Deer had been his loyal friend and companion since early boyhood and a strong affection existed between them. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor