The best Quotes by Benjamin Spock

The best Quotes by Benjamin Spock

Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 - March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician and left-wing political activist whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-selling books of the twentieth century.

On the average, older parents are more flexible, tolerant, understanding, and happy in child care.
Preschool children are virtuosos of imagination.
People have criticized me for seeming to step out of my professional role to become undignifiedly political. I'd say it was belated realization that day care, good schools, health insurance, and nuclear disarmament are even more important aspects of pediatrics than measles vaccine or vitamin D.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

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California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - October 2022
New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul - Season 6 Episode 5
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way.
Things are tough all over, cupcake. An' it rains on the just an' the unjust alike... except in California.
Silk Spectre in Watchmen -
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I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.
That's the great thing about California, you can almost go to the mountains and almost go to the beach on the same day.
Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 Episode 11
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You know what's remarkable? That England looks in no way like Southern California.
Austin Powers in Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me
It's the edge of the world
And all of Western civilization
The sun may rise in the east
At least it's settled in a final location
It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication
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I drank when I was pregnant with you, you turned out fine. There's everybody saying 'don't drink, don't smoke'. I swear - Texas is turning into California.
In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to California - and that's pretty much the same thing.
The 'mecca of college basketball is in Storrs, Connecticut.
Canaan? Is your mom religious or just super into towns of Connecticut?
It's actually an Algonquin word, "Connecticut". Land of the long tidal river.
Cooper Connelly in Sex/Life - Season 1 Episode 1
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Connecticut - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
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Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.
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Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Gaston: "How can you read this, there's no pictures?"
Belle: "Well, some people use their imagination."
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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