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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


Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.  ~John Betjeman, Summoned by Bells


Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.
~William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"


Childhood:  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.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911


We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.  ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860


Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons.  ~Author Unknown


Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.  ~Katherine Anne Porter


There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.  ~Deepak Chopra


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


The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.
~Christopher Morley, To a Child


Childhood is a promise that is never kept.  ~Ken Hill


If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.  ~Tom Stoppard


I'd give all wealth that years have piled,
The slow result of Life's decay,
To be once more a little child
For one bright summer day.
~Lewis Carroll, "Solitude"


It is never too late to have a happy childhood.  ~Tom Robbins


What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.  ~Cynthia Ozick


The childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.
~John Milton, Paradise Regained


Childhood is a short season.  ~Helen Hayes


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


Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.  ~Author Unknown


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


Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.  ~Malcolm de Chazal



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