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Childhood Quotes

– “There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” – Elizabeth Lawrence

– “Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.” – John Betjeman

– “Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.” – William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”

– “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.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

– “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” – George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860

– “Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.” – Unknown

– “Childhood is a promise that is never kept.” – Ken Hill

– “Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.” – Katherine Anne Porter

– “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” – Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

– “When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.” – Sam Ewing

– “In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in.” – Robert Brault

– “The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.” – Christopher Morley, To a Child

– “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” – Tom Stoppard

– “I’d give all 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 Carroll, “Solitude”

– “It is never too late to have a happy childhood.” – Tom Robbins

– “What we remember from childhood we remember forever – permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.” – Cynthia Ozick

– “The childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.” – John Milton, Paradise Regained

– “Childhood is a short season.” – Helen Hayes

– “He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast.” – Herbert Gold

– “Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.” – Unknown

– “The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.” – Ellen Glasgow

– “Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.” – Malcolm de Chazal

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