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Quotes of childhood

  1. One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. – Thomas Arnold
  2. I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes. – Augusten Burroughs
  3. I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood – Don DeLillo
  4. He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle -aged breast. – Herbert Gold
  5. Childhood is a promise that is never kept. – Ken Hill
  6. Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood. – Louise J. Kaplan
  7. The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose. – Garrison Keillor
  8. Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die. – Soren Kierkegaard
  9. Study is the bane of childhood the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age. – Walter Savage Landor
  10. In my childhood America was like a religion. Then, real -life Americans abruptly entered my life- in jeeps- and upset all my dreams. – Sergio Leone
  11. It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion- something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought. – Alice Miller
  12. What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. – Pablo Picasso
  13. The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood – Dennis Potter
  14. I look back to a happy childhood – Catherine Helen Spence
  15. These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off. – Peter Straub

Usage examples for childhood

  1. She was about ten years old and Bernard was twelve, and in their childhood was commenced a friendship which ripened into love and marriage. ” – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  2. Sometime in her childhood Desire must have seen her mother's writing. ” – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  3. “ " My dear Hersebom," said the doctor, taking the fisherman's hand, " we have not seen each other for many years, but I have not forgotten your excellent father, and thought I might call and see a friend of my childhood – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  4. And yet when he considered how unlike she was really to these friends of his childhood he wondered why it was he and she had got along so well, and his thoughts went back to the occasion of his first meeting with her. ” – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  5. You tried to care for me in my childhood and youth. ” – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  6. All through their childhood they had been fast friends. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  7. We have been so intimate from childhood yet it seems that we must part! ” – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  8. It seemed to me that if I could be of any use in the world anywhere, I could in the place where I was born, and where my whole childhood was spent. ” – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  9. “ " Oh, Bess, just come and see old Mrs. Red and never, never ask me to feel about a mere friend of my childhood like I do about her," I answered with welcome and excitement both in my voice. ” – The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Daviess
  10. “ I say children, for it is emphatically a disease of childhood – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  11. It reminds us of the infinite peace of childhood when on a fine day the world hardly existed beyond the garden- gate. ” – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  12. Nobody; only her natural wit, less rare in childhood than in youth, but always rare and astonishing. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  13. Although my grandmother could so easily assume a stern and commanding air, it was by no means habitual to her; and the children, though they feared and never dared to dispute her authority, soon loved her with all the pure, unselfish love of childhood which cannot be bought. ” – A Grandmother's Recollections by Ella Rodman
  14. The First Three Years of Childhood – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  15. “ I have never heard Anne say much about her childhood either. ” – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  16. By the way, I do not think any man is compelled to bid good- bye to his childhood every man may feel young in the morning, middle- aged in the afternoon, and old at night. ” – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  17. She had more than fulfilled the promise of her childhood – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  18. In my childhood I lived in the country. ” – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  19. It was there that his childhood had been passed. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. And again: From that hour until this, at which I write, no word of that part of my childhood which I have now gladly brought to a close, has passed my lips to any human being.... ” – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials

Idioms for childhood