Quotations About / On: CHILDHOOD

  • 1.
    Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
    (Louise J. Kaplan (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Adolescence, ch. 3 (1984).)
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  • 2.
    Pleasing illusion: "if my childhood had been the Paradise it should have been, all would now be well."
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 3.
    Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
    (Henri-Frédéric Amiel (20th century), Swiss poet, philosopher.)
  • 4.
    ... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
    (Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).)
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  • 5.
    Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jail with large families.
    (Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), U.S. birth control advocate. My Fight for Birth Control, ch. 1 (1931). Sanger, one of eleven children in a financially stressed family, became the first prominent advocate of birth control and of the dissemination (then illegal) of birth control information.)
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  • 6.
    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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  • 7.
    All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 4, p. 263, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 8.
    I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 21, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1961). Civilization and Its Discontents (1931).)
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  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    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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