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Quotations about Childhood
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
Last modified 2007 Oct 19 Fri 22:00 PDT