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All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.
Dorothy Parker
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
George Eliot
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Sigmund Freud
If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity
Sigmund Freud
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Tom Stoppard
My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.
Igor Stravinsky
Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood
Benjamin Franklin
Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis
Sigmund Freud
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose
Garrison Keillor
The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves
Kahlil Gibran
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
Marcel Proust
There is no absurdity so obvious that it cannot be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to impose it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity
Arthur Schopenhauer
Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. Extract from 'Memories of childhood and youth.'
Albert Schweitzer
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You will say that everyone has seen landscapes and figures from childhood on. The question is: Has everybody also been reflexive as a child? Has everybody who has seen them also loved heath, fields, meadows, woods, and the snow and the rain and the s
Vincent van Gogh
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