Quotations About / On: CHILDHOOD

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
    (David Elkind (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parenting Your Teenager in the 90's, ch. 2 (1993).)
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  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
    (Agatha Christie (1890-1976), British mystery writer. As quoted in Wit and Wisdom for the Peanut Butter Gang, by H. Jackson Brown (1994).)
  • 17.
    Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook O," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
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  • 18.
    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 Unpublished fragments dating to Spring-Summer 1875.)
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  • 19.
    Childhood is a disease—a sickness that you grow out of.
    (William Golding (b. 1911), British author. Quoted in Guardian (London, June 22, 1990).)
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  • 20.
    In the man whose childhood has known caresses and kindness, there is always a fibre of memory that can be touched by gentle issues.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (20th century), British novelist. Ed. By Carolyn Warner. The Last Word, ch. 26 (1992).)
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