Quotations About / On: CHILDHOOD

  • 1.
    Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
    (Henri-Frédéric Amiel (20th century), Swiss poet, philosopher.)
  • 2.
    Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.
    (Michael Herr (b. 1940), U.S. journalist. "Colleagues," sct. 3, Dispatches (1977).)
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  • 3.
    Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kind, sunshiny old age.
    (Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. Letter, March 1843. Letters from New York, vol. 1, letter 37 (1843).)
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  • 4.
    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. The Power and the Glory, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1940).)
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  • 5.
    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
    (Graham Greene (1901-1994), British author. The Power and the Glory, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1940).)
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  • 6.
    If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
    (Peter Handke (b. 1942), Austrian author, playwright, poet. Independent (London, June 9, 1988).)
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  • 7.
    Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
    (Louise J. Kaplan (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Adolescence, ch. 3 (1984).)
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  • 8.
    The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence.
    (Art Linkletter (20th century), U.S. broadcaster and humorist. A Child's Garden of Misfortune, ch. 8 (1965).)
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  • 9.
    I do not remember joy or sorrow in childhood, but listening for clues.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 10.
    Childhood and youth are ends in themselves, not stages.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 8, p. 93, selection 5[186], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to Spring-Summer 1875.)
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