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Famous Childhood Quotes

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A list of the best childhood quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous childhood quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic childhood quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about childhood?" and "What are inspirational childhood quotes?"

This list includes notable childhood quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest childhood quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite childhood sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    new! Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.

    Ambrose Bierce More
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    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

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    Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder.

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    Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?

    Thomas Traherne More
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    What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.

    Meister Eckhart More
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    Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.

    Edna St. Vincent Millay More
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    That great Cathedral space which was childhood.

    Virginia Woolf More
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    I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.

    Thornton Wilder More
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    Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.

    William Makepeace Thackeray More
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    What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.

    Pablo Picasso More
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    The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

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    There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

    Marcel Proust More
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    Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy.

    William Wordsworth More
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