The best Quotes and Sayings about Children & Childhood

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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

- Peter De VriesChildren & Childhood, Marriage

So many people try to grow up too fast, and it's not fun. You should stay a kid as long as possible!

- Vanessa HudgensChildren & Childhood, Age

Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them.

- Max MullerChildren & Childhood

For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.

- Charles Dickens in A Christmas CarolChildren & Childhood, Christmas

Preschool children are virtuosos of imagination.

- Benjamin SpockChildren & Childhood, Imagination

I've learned that you are never too small to make a difference.

- Greta Thunberg (Climate activist)Children & Childhood, Small Things, Motivation

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.

- Anna QuindlenChildren & Childhood, Education

If true and unconditional love exists in this world, then it has to be the love between a mother and a child.

- Urvashi RautelaLove, Children & Childhood, Mother

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

- Berkeley BreathedChildren & Childhood, Birthday, Age

There's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.

- Mark WahlbergChildren & Childhood, Parents

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.

- Dave BarryChildren & Childhood, Birthday, Craziness & Weirdness

A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.

- Pablo NerudaChildren & Childhood, Age

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

- Marcelene CoxChildren & Childhood

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.

- Erma BombeckChildren & Childhood, Christmas

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.

- Roy L. SmithChildren & Childhood, Education

I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.

- Bob NewhartChildren & Childhood, Birthday, Age

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.

- William GibsonChildren & Childhood, Age

The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.

- MenciusChildren & Childhood, Birthday, Age

The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.

- James E. FaustChildren & Childhood, Parents

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy!

- Robert A. HeinleinChildren & Childhood, Education

The soul is healed by being with children.

- Fyodor DostoevskyChildren & Childhood, Soul, Age

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

- Frederick DouglassChildren & Childhood, Education

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

- Aldous HuxleyChildren & Childhood, Genius, Motivation

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

- Charles R. SwindollMemories, Children & Childhood

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

- Henry Ward BeecherChildren & Childhood, Fathers, Parents, Mother

I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'

- Paul WalkerChildren & Childhood, Fathers

Do you remember in kindergarten how you'd meet a kid and know nothing about them, then 10 seconds later you're playing like you're best friends, because you didn't have to be anything but yourself? Singing with you felt like that.

- High School Musical, by Gabriella MontezChildren & Childhood, Friendship

An adult scientist is a kid who never grew up.

- Neil DeGrasse TysonChildren & Childhood, Science

A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.

- Jerry SeinfeldChildren & Childhood

All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Der kleine PrinzChildren & Childhood, Birthday, Age

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

- Khalil GibranChildren & Childhood, Family, Parents

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

- Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian GrayChildren & Childhood, Parents

A baby was like a revolution, Grigori thought: you could start one, but you could not control how it would turn out.

- Ken Follett in Fall of GiantsChildren & Childhood

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.

- Roald Dahl in MatildaChildren & Childhood, Parents

If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.

- Roald DahlChildren & Childhood, Books, Reading

I'd give all the wealth that years have piled,
the slow result of life's decay,
To be once more a little child
for one bright summer day.

- Lewis CarrollChildren & Childhood

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms, when his hands are empty.

- UnknownChildren & Childhood, Fathers

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.

- Johnny DeppChildren & Childhood, Parents, Birth

Children have got to be free to lead their own lives.

- The Little Mermaid, by SebastianChildren & Childhood, Education

Disneyland isn't designed just for children. When does a person stop being a child? Can you say that a child is ever entirely eliminated from an adult?

- Walt DisneyChildren & Childhood, Age

...when I was a kid and rode in cars I used to imagine I held a big scythe in my hand and cut down all the trees and posts and even sliced every hill that zoomed past the window.

- Jack Kerouac in On the RoadChildren & Childhood, Imagination

Where'd the days go, when all we did was play?
And the stress that we were under wasn't stress at all
Just a run and a jump into a harmless fall

- Paolo NutiniChildren & Childhood

A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.

- Joanne K. Rowling in Harry Potter - und der Gefangene von AskabanChildren & Childhood, Albus Dumbledore, Listening

He was waving. "Saukerl," she laughed, and as she held up her hand, she knew completely that he was simultaneously calling her a 'Saumensch'. I think that's as close to love as eleven-year-olds can get.

- Markus Zusak in The Book ThiefLove, Children & Childhood

Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.

- Maurice SendakChildren & Childhood, Imagination

You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.

- Maurice SendakChildren & Childhood, Books, Writing

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.

- Albert EinsteinChildren & Childhood, Fairytales

We stopped checking for monsters under our bed, when we realized they were inside us.

- UnknownChildren & Childhood

Having a baby is like having a tattoo on your face. You kind of want to be committed.

- Eat Pray Love, by DeliaChildren & Childhood, Tattoos

To my dear beautiful daughter,

I'm writing you a letter. That's right, a good old-fashioned letter. It's a lost art, really. I have a confession to make. I didn't like you very much at first. You were just this annoying, little blob. You smelled nice. Most of the time. But you didn't seem to have much interest in me. Which I, of course, found vaguely insulting.

It was just you and your mom against the world... funny how some things never change. So I cruised along, doing my thing, acting the fool, not really understanding how being a parent changes you. And I don't remember the exact moment everything changed. I just know that it did.

One minute I was impenetrable. Nothing could touch me. The next, my heart was somehow beating outside my chest, exposed to the elements. Loving you has been the most profound, intense, painful experience of my life. In fact, it's been almost too much to bear. As your father, I made a silent vow to protect you from the world, never realizing I was the one who would end up hurting you the most.

When I flash forward, my heart breaks. Mostly because I can't imagine you speaking of me with any sort of pride. How could you? Your father is a child in a man's body. He cares for nothing and everything at the same time. Noble in thought, weak in action. Something has to change. Something has to give. It's getting dark... too dark to see.

- Hank Moody in Californication, Season 4 Episode 2Children & Childhood, Writing, Fathers, Parents
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