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Quote Left Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left At six I lived in a graveyard full of dolls, avoiding myself, my body, the suspect in its grotesque house. Quote Right
Quote Left Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adults themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.... When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. Quote Right
Quote Left Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow Quote Right
Quote Left The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; 'tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil. Quote Right
Quote Left Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed. Quote Right
Quote Left The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day. Quote Right
Quote Left When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth. Quote Right
Quote Left The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world. Quote Right
Quote Left Dr. Evil The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it. Quote Right
Quote Left Childhood has no forebodings, but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. Quote Right
Quote Left Unless, governor, teacher inspector, visitor, This map becomes their window and these windows... Quote Right
Quote Left I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest. Quote Right
Quote Left Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! by Quote Right
Quote Left The thought pattern characteristic of the right brain lends itself to the formation of original ideas, insights, discoveries. We might describe it as the kind of thought prevalent in early childhood, when everything is new and everything has meaning. If you have ever walked along a beach and suddenly stopped to pick up a piece of driftwood because it looked to you like a leaping impala or a troll, you know the feeling of pleasure that comes from the sudden recognition of a form. Your Design mind (right brain) has perceived connections and had made a pattern of meaning. It takes logical, rational acts and facts of the world you know, the snippets of your experience, the bits and pieces of your language capabilities, and perceives connections, patterns, and relationships in them. Quote Right
Quote Left I always wanted a child. Being a mother is the central thing in my life. Having a child takes you back to all those parts of your own childhood that you had hidden away. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is the childhood of our immortality. Quote Right
Quote Left I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days,... Quote Right
Quote Left It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History. Quote Right
Quote Left Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left Personality and mind, like moustaches, belong to a certain age. They are a deformity in a child.... Leave his sensibilities, his emotions, his... Quote Right
Quote Left Arson and cruelty to animals are 2 of 3 childhood warning signs regarding the potential to be a serial killer. (To no longer objectify living beings by ceasing hunting and fishing takes one l step further away from the murder of humans.) Quote Right
Quote Left In childhood, death stirred me not; in middle age, it pursued me like a prowling bandit on the road; now, grown an old man, it boldly leads th... Quote Right
Quote Left We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language. Quote Right
Quote Left There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. Quote Right
Quote Left It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Childhood

Quote Left I will come back to claim my lost childhood in the next life. Quote Right
Quote Left A remembrance, a poem, a song, a flash of yesterday, a "hope" for tomorrow...and especially a prayer from childhood; are all treasures, safely kept in the mind. Quote Right
Quote Left I think back to my childhood how I was and what life was like, and I can honestly say only one thing to have changed is, back then I never thought back to me childhood Quote Right
Quote Left The truth was buried in the family garden, back in 1984.In 2005, I returned to exhume what was hidden. Only to find myself being enclosed by dark, cloaked figures. Aware of snarling voices describing the shame I had inflicted. Hands Grabbing me by my throat. Hurled into a shallow grave. Wailing desperately like a banshee for my release. Inhaling soil, losing each breath. Rasping for air, suffocating in hollow ground. Buried alive alongside my childhood trauma, Laid deceased in a premature grave. Quote Right
Quote Left The blood of my youth cries out to me from where it was spilled upon the tracks of my childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left I now see we have only finally outgrown our childhoods. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Maturity begins in childhood and ends in old age' Quote Right
Quote Left "The memory of a happy childhood is always a comfort along the path of adulthood." Quote Right
Quote Left Childhood is the most spontaneous era in a human being's life whereas adulthood is the least spontaneous one. So, we should try to experience the childhood era to the fullest as far as possible. Quote Right
Quote Left Snow brings back the childhood you thought was lost - until you fall on your face. Quote Right
Quote Left Children are the best creation of the nature,the nature always take them all very close to themselves till childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left Only I wish I would fight sleep, I would have ruled the world since my childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left its hard and strange to speak the truth if your childhood orientation was a lie, Delearning mindset can take years, so be patient. By Tony The Poet Quote Right
Quote Left Never lose your Childhood no matter what age you are. Tragedies might push you to the limit but when you cross your arms in defense of Fate and then stick your hands deeply in your pockets so you can hide away from Reality, just IMAGINE you find a pebble and a Star and make your own world of BEAUTY. Quote Right