Quotations that match 'childhood'.

I didn't have a happy childhood. Giorgio Armani
[ Childhood Happy]
When I look back, it was a strange period in my life, looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and forming Slayer when I was still 17, not out of high school. Dave Lombardo
[ Back Childhood Forming High Life Look Looking Out Period School Slayer Still Strange Teenage Then Years]
My mother had a very difficult childhood, having seen her own mother kill herself. So she didn't always know how to be the nurturing mother that we all expect we should have. Amy Tan
[ Always Childhood Difficult Expect Had Having Her Herself How Kill Know Mother Nurturing Own Seen She Should Very]
I attended Sunday School and then church with my father and mother throughout my childhood. Leverett Saltonstall
[ Attended Childhood Church Father Mother School Sunday Then Throughout]
What is it like to fall asleep? What happens? Where do we go? Why don't we remember? Since childhood most of us have wondered about the mystery of sleep. Henry Reed
[ Asleep Childhood Fall Go Happens Most Mystery Remember Since Sleep Us Where Why Wondered]
My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier. Orlando Bloom
[ Been Career Characters Childhood Elf Fantasies Fulfilling Getting Knight Larger Life Play Playing Prince Soldier Than Whole]
I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up. Chester Bennington
[ Always Childhood Dream Everybody Going Grew Rock Star Told Up Wanted]
A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal. Will Ferrell
[ Because Brain Certain Childhood Comedy Events Figure Gotten Had Influences Into Lives Lot Maybe Much Normal Out Painful Pretty Really Their Too Were]
I had a wonderful childhood, coming from Cincinnati, and I think that it was great going into the life that I was going to have, where you have to start young as a dancer. Suzanne Farrell
[ Childhood Cincinnati Coming Dancer Going Great Had Into Life Start Think Where Wonderful Young]
My childhood here... was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn. Frank McCourt
[ Actually Before Brooklyn Childhood Here Limited Long Out Time Very Went]
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. Margaret Mead
[ Age Arbitrary Childhood Cruelly False Into Learning Middle Old Play Put Regrets Utterly Work]
You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost. Mary Lou Retton
[ Awful Childhood Events Gained Games Give Good High-School Lost Miss More Say Something Than Think Trade Up Your]
When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. Sam Ewing Home
[ Back Childhood Finally Find Go Home Missed Old Your]
Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years, juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes, currently affects more than 3 million Americans and more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year. Elijah Cummings
[ Adolescent Affects Also Americans Childhood Children Currently Diabetes Diagnosed During Each Juvenile Million More Referred Than Then Type Typically Year Years]
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. Tom Stoppard
[ Become Carry Childhood Never Older Your]
I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams. Augusten Burroughs
[ Able Achieve Alcohol Bigger Childhood Dreams Expected Feeling Felt Fitting Just Lonely Maybe Point See Struggled Tend Think Were Which Would Your]
But when alcohol comes in, start running. Because there's a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood. David Gest
[ Alcohol Back Because Childhood Comes Demon Goes Her Running Start]
Everything else you grow out of, but you never recover from childhood. Beryl Bainbridge
[ Childhood Else Everything Grow Never Out Recover]
My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house. Kaley Cuoco
[ Actually Amazing Been Business Childhood Cool Family Had House Lucky Normal Parents Still Stuff Such Talk Their Whole]
Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time. Karel Capek
[ Acceleration Any Childhood Constitutes Glory Had Miss Modern Nature Nonsense Progress Pure Rate Simply Standpoint Technical Time Understanding Untenable Waste Wasted Whole Work]
I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood. Susie Bright Parenting
[ Child Childhood Had Healing Idea Mothering Own Sadness Would]
We have to understand how the extremists got the way they are. Without that kind of understanding, we'd never really get to know them. I put in nothing about their childhoods. But what I have put in is stuff about the weird symbiotic relationship between us and them. Jon Ronson
[ Between Childhoods Extremists Get Got How Kind Know Never Nothing Put Really Relationship Stuff Symbiotic Their Them Understand Understanding Us Way Weird Without]
I think childhood is to everyone a lost land. Dennis Potter
[ Childhood Everyone Land Lost Think]
I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education. Rory Bremner
[ Childhood Edinburgh Education Had Middle-Class Public School]
There are three terrible ages of childhood - 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30. Cleveland Amory
[ Ages Childhood Terrible Three]
I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood. Manuel Puig
[ Because Childhood Copies Excited Films Finished Lot Movie Saw Scripts Simple Started Them Were Writing]
Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood. Soren Kierkegaard
[ Childhood Concepts Histories Homesickness Incapable Individuals Just Kind Ravages Retain Scenes Their Through Time]
My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that even today I find myself automatically living by a personal standard of conduct which can only be explained as resulting from my religious training. Robert Vaughn
[ Automatically Became Beliefs Childhood Conduct Even Explained Find Living Much Myself Only Part Personal Religious Resulting Standard Today Training Which]
Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of. William Golding
[ Childhood Disease Grow Out Sickness]
I don't carry any early childhood trauma around with me, if that's what you're hinting at. The story of the bicycles - and there were three of them which were stolen from me - I've dealt with it well. Angela Merkel
[ Any Around Bicycles Carry Childhood Dealt Early Stolen Story Them Three Trauma Well Were Which]
I've been following what's happening in Colombia because it's the country of my childhood. Barbet Schroeder
[ Because Been Childhood Colombia Country Following Happening]
We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise. Raquel Welch
[ Childhood Compromise Dream Everything Goes Lot Love Marriage Reality Requires Silk]
I wanted to have a normal childhood. Normal relationships. Tommy Rettig
[ Childhood Normal Relationships Wanted]
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 Gibson
[ Arms Been Boy Childhood Corner Dead Died Heart His Mourning Out Slid Whatever Years]
It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed your childhood was really like. Maya Lin
[ Childhood Hindsight Indeed Only Realize Really Your]
I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies. Stanislav Grof
[ Adolescence Animated Art Childhood Interested Involved Later Movies Much Particularly Spent Very]
Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood. William H. Macy
[ Actor Became Because Childhood Good Had Nobody]
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. Thomas Szasz
[ Adulthood Age Aim Apparent Between Childhood Industrial Minimum Modern Old Period Reduce Societies]
I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream. Andrew Wiles
[ Able Adult Been Being Childhood Dream Had Life Privilege Pursue Rare]
The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Barbara Ehrenreich
[ Adage Anything Believe Busy Childhood Doing Early How Learned Life Often Repeated Saw Secret Successful Through Truly Very Well Worth]
I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. Charles Lamb
[ Childhood Companions Days Faces Familiar Gone Had Joyful Old School]
The middle years of childhood arrive just as your own are getting uncomfortably close. Marguerite Kelly
[ Arrive Childhood Close Getting Just Middle Own Uncomfortably Years Your]
When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood. Georg Trakl
[ Childhood Drink Mournful Our Pool Sweetness Thirsty Waters White]
My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was allowed to read whatever I wanted. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Allowed Because Been Childhood Demented Early Learned May More Most Read Than Very Wanted Whatever]
I had always wanted to be on SNL, it's not always great, but it's this leftover childhood dream. Rachel Dratch
[ Always Childhood Dream Great Had Leftover Snl Wanted]
My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence, was not spent in London. Peter Shaffer
[ Actual Adolescence Childhood London Opposed Spent]
That great Cathedral space which was childhood. Virginia Woolf
[ Cathedral Childhood Great Space Which]
Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages. Mine were broadcast for eight years. Tina Yothers
[ Awkward Broadcast Childhood Eight Everyone Had Mine Stages Weird Were Years]
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. Henri Frederic Amiel
[ Blessed Brings Childhood Down Heaven Into Midst Our Rough Something Which]
I gave up my childhood for a career. Brenda Lee
[ Career Childhood Gave Up]
If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life. Tim Conway
[ Beaten Childhood Could Folks Gotten Great Had Life Material Miserable Only Some]
For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood. Harriet Ann Jacobs
[ Childhood Destroy Done Foul Good Grandmother Had His Images Inculcated Master Mind Mistress Principles Pure Utmost Years]
My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand. Frederick Reines
[ American Around Bandstand Celebrations Center Childhood Country Early Fireworks Including July Life Marked Memories Music Patriotic Played Small Store Town Typical]
Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life. Kate DiCamillo
[ Am Another Childhood Comes Drawing Everything Forever Life Mystery Pervaded Possibility Sense Time Way Wonder Write]
Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age. Lydia M. Child
[ Age Cheerful Childhood Itself Kindly Lovely More Old Scarcely Than]
You draw on your own childhood every time you tee it up as an actor. Ron Perlman
[ Actor Childhood Draw Every Own Tee Time Up Your]
We sat down and told stories that happened to us in our childhood, to our children. They were all basically based on the truth. These stories were funny and poignant to us. They just took off. These are all stories from my life. Howie Mandel
[ Based Basically Childhood Children Down Funny Happened Just Life Off Our Poignant Sat Stories These Told Took Truth Us Were]
Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me. Ethel Waters
[ Childhood Drinking Greatest Influence Lust Mom Save She Vice Wanted]
My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest. Steve Irwin
[ Aboriginal Always Childhood Connections Dad Memories Must Pest Protect Regardless Sacred Status Taught These Through Tribal Youngest]
Childhood is a short season. Helen Hayes
[ Childhood Season Short]
My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood. Paula Danziger
[ Childhood Father Good Monsters Mother Nervous Person Sarcastic Thought Unhappy Very Weren Worried]
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie
[ Childhood Happen Happy Life Luckiest Things Think]
How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood. Harold Ramis
[ Childhood Determined Early Failure Handles How Success Their]
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
[ Am Another Cases Childhood Convinced Essential Except Exceptional Extraordinary Few Form Formation Gifts Unhappy]
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood. F. Scott Fitzgerald
[ Childhood Early Exercising Faculty Had Mean Men Necessity Neglect Partially Since Some Were Which]
My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist. I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family. From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my family to complete high school, let alone go to college. Philip Zimbardo
[ Alone Bronx Childhood College Complete Early Family First Ghetto Go Grew High Origin Person Poor Prepared Psychologist School Sicilian Social South Up Very]
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers
[ Childhood Children Learning Often Play Really Relief Serious Talked Were Work]
My childhood was appalling. Taylor Caldwell
[ Appalling Childhood]
All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself. Rita Dove
[ Alive Back Became Childhood Come First Go Moments Myself Our Think Those Time Us Where]
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity. Roberto Benigni Parenting
[ Am Because Childhood Farmer Father Full Gladness Good Grateful Humanity Mother Very]
Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood. Rob Reiner
[ Childhood Crime Every Had Jail Nightmare Person Single Violent]
I look back to a happy childhood. Catherine Helen Spence
[ Back Childhood Happy Look]
I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me, and my own childhood. Jack Prelutsky
[ Around Childhood Influenced Life Mostly Own]
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days. Plutarch
[ Antiquity Celebrated Childhood Continue Days Ignorant Lives Men Most Our State]
I didn't have a childhood. Pat Morita
[ Childhood]
Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. Bob Filner Parenting
[ Best Better Childhood Diet Eating Exercise Home Improved Increased Involvement Obesity Parental Physical Restraint Tackled Through]
Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies. Sydney Pollack
[ Born Childhood Full Indiana Know Midwest Movies Popcorn Raised Saturday Specifically Sunday Weekend Well]
It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person. Alice Miller
[ Allowed Another Believe Childhood Difficult Does Every Fact Feel Free Humiliate Need Obvious Once Person Should Simple Someone Strong Very Victim Yet]
I don't know what your childhood was like, but we didn't have much money. We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book. Robert Redford
[ Big Book Childhood Deal Get Go Know Library Money Movie Much Night Over Own Parents Saturday Such Then Us Walk Wednesday Would Your]
Anyone who has spent any time in space will love it for the rest of their lives. I achieved my childhood dream of the sky. Valentina Tereshkova
[ Achieved Any Anyone Childhood Dream Lives Love Rest Sky Space Spent Their Time Will]
The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood. Dennis Potter
[ Also Childhood Eden Every Experienced Leave Loss Magic Pains Personally Terrors Us Wonder]
For me, being a writer was never a choice. I was born one. All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers. I wrote on everything. I didn't do my homework so I could write. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Being Born Childhood Choice Could Drawers Everything Homework Never Short Stories Stuffed Them Through Write Writer Wrote]
I don't remember the first half of my life. All I say is a happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life. Kinky Friedman
[ Childhood First Half Happy Life Possible Preparation Remember Say Worst]
When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II, I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store. Lukas Foss
[ After Back Berlin Childhood Days Ii Native Noticed Only Really Remembered Shoe Store Thing Visit War Went World]
I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me. Bobby Flay
[ Childhood Come Eat Grill Guess Hamburgers Love Making Memories Still Them Up Whenever]
Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods. Michael Herr
[ Childhoods Had Happy Instead Vietnam]
We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off. Vinoba Bhave
[ Actions Cannot Childhood Even Infancy Off Our Recollect Rubbed Slate Something Written]
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
[ Childhood Contacts Happy Human Poor Preparation]
He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast. Herbert Gold
[ Bird Carried Childhood Held His Hurt Middle-Aged Warm]
But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell. Louise Bogan
[ Becomes Cannot Childhood Hell Prolonged Remain]
Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never. Anna Jameson
[ Childhood Does Man Never Pay Second Sometimes Visit Youth]
When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up. Herman Hesse
[ Childhood Discoveries Eternal Glow God Most Present Remember Return Share Significant Smile Too Trying Turn Up Where]
My childhood home backed onto wheat and cotton fields. Robert B. Laughlin
[ Backed Childhood Cotton Fields Home Onto Wheat]
There's something about childhood friends that you just can't replace. Lisa Whelchel
[ Childhood Friends Just Replace Something]
I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me. Kurt Cobain
[ Affected Case Childhood Classic Divorce Good Had Nine Really Then Until Up]
Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough. Donna Brazile
[ Able Because Childhood Enjoy Even Faith Imagination Though Tough]
I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange. Charley Pride Dreams
[ Always Childhood Dreamer Especially Little Strange Thought]
She is the first head of government in history to give a whole country its second childhood. Simon Hoggart
[ Childhood Country First Give Government Head History Second She Whole]
I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape. Dennis Rodman
[ Childhood Escape Looking Spent Whole]
I have no complaints with the whole childhood acting thing, because I wanted to do it. Tina Yothers
[ Acting Because Childhood Complaints Thing Wanted Whole]
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age. Walter Savage Landor
[ Adulthood Age Bane Childhood Indulgence Oil Old Study Youth]
I'm aware of what kids like because I'm constantly in touch with them. Also, they say that a lot of people who write for children can remember their own childhoods vividly and I can remember my childhood very vividly. Eric Wilson
[ Also Aware Because Childhood Childhoods Children Constantly Kids Lot Own Remember Say Their Them Touch Very Vividly Write]
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die. Soren Kierkegaard
[ Am Barb Childhood Die Earliest Heart Ironic Lodged Long Out Pulled Shall Since Sorrow Stays]
Let a man turn to his own childhood - no further - if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change. Alice Meynell
[ Change Childhood Further His Man Mystery Own Renew Sense Turn Will]
Just this morning, out of a large memory for songs, and having been obsessed by them since childhood, suddenly, at the age of 84, I thought of a song I hadn't thought of in over 50 years. It came into my head unbidden. Tom Glazer
[ Age Been Came Childhood Hadn Having Head Into Just Large Memory Morning Obsessed Out Over Since Song Songs Suddenly Them Thought Years]
All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views. Samuel Richardson
[ Childhood Different Manhood Only Our Proportioned Pursuits Sizes Sorts Trifles Views Years]
My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil. Ray Charles Music
[ Buried Childhood Darkest Dug Had Music Musical Own Roots Soil Up Which]
Right now I belong to the wonderful organization called The Children's Action Network. The first thing we did was immunize 200,000 children across the country against childhood diseases. Henry Winkler
[ Across Action Against Belong Called Childhood Children Country Did Diseases First Network Now Organization Right Thing Wonderful]
Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood. Louise J. Kaplan Teen
[ Adolescence Adulthood Childhood]
I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up. Uma Thurman
[ Always Childhood Grow Up Wanted]
I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him. Wally Schirra
[ Bee Childhood Enough Fly Gee Go Hero Him Hunting Jimmy Later Lucky Many Racer Remember Seeing War Years]
My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education. Ronnie James Dio
[ Abuse Childhood Education Family Hard Importance Large Loving Meaningful Safe Sane Surrounded Taught Work]
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is. Edna St. Vincent Millay
[ Childhood Dies Kingdom Matters Nobody Where]
We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played together and had a good time. You know how kids can be completely horrible - abusive but fun. But anyway, it was a nice childhood. Peter Jurasik
[ Abusive Anyway Childhood Completely Everybody Fun Good Had Horrible How Just Kids Know Nice Played Time Together Were]
Genius is childhood recalled at will. Charles Baudelaire
[ Childhood Genius Recalled Will]
Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along. Harry Stack Sullivan
[ Along Cement Chapter Childhood During Each Emotional Go Life Write Written Your]
I think you never forget your childhood, whether it was happy or unhappy. Marcel Carne
[ Childhood Forget Happy Never Think Unhappy Whether Your]
And we had a DJ - my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin' and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us. Jami Gertz
[ Came Chicago Childhood Dancing Different Dj Family Friend Fun Had Just La Our Out Party Rockin Rolling Us]
From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament... the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy. Bernard Berenson
[ Childhood Dream Had Holy Implied Life Lived Sacrament Something Taking]
One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself. Al Sharpton
[ Childhood Childhoods Children First Get Having Joy Much Myself Out Own Reasons]
I had a really happy childhood - my siblings were great, my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read. But there was always financial strife. Patti Smith
[ Always Childhood Fanciful Financial Great Had Happy Loved Mother Read Really Siblings Strife Very Were]
Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood. Jack Prelutsky
[ Childhood Draw Explore Gives Ideas Imagination Language Opportunity Own Play Problems Solve Use Writing]
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. Marcel Proust
[ Book Childhood Days Favorite Fully Lived Our Perhaps Spent Those]
My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12. Anita Diament
[ Childhood Denver Early Family Jersey Moved New Newark Spent]
As I grew up in that world and saw how much it affected her world and how much it affected our childhood, it made me very aware of politics. Of course, I have my own private feelings and thoughts, but I don't care to share them. Natasha Richardson
[ Affected Aware Care Childhood Course Feelings Grew Her How Made Much Our Own Politics Private Saw Share Them Thoughts Up Very World]
That was my childhood. I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating for hours in the morning and hours in the evening, and going once a day to beg for food. Satish Kumar
[ Beg Childhood Day Evening Food Going Grew Hours Meditating Monks Morning Once Studying Up]
If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood. Peter Handke
[ Childhood Loses Nation Storytellers]
Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood. Beverly Cleary
[ Answer Books Childhood Give Often Only Place Quite Say Somebody Take Will Year Your]
The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat. John le Carre
[ Away Become Cheat Childhood Detachment Ever Experience Fade However May Monsters Monstrous Neither Old Otherwise Our Parents Plane Pretend Reach Regarding Wholly Wise]
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults. Brian Aldiss
[ Adults Called Childhood Corpses Dies]
Doctor Who was a big part of my childhood so it was a great honour to be in it. Simon Pegg
[ Big Childhood Doctor Great Honour Part]
Boston's freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains. Bill Bryson
[ Boston Childhood Clearly Crashing Designed Freeway Had His Insane Person Spent System Toy Trains]
Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld. Henry Williamson
[ Beheld Birds Childhood Devon Everywhere Eyes Father Flowers Friends Gentle Had Her Looking Nests Old Passing Rivers Rocks Seeing She Since Some Spirit Thought Trees Walked]
For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood. Alfred Schnittke
[ Almost Arrive Childhood Dream Feel Happy Last Long Really Repeatedly Returning Same Saw Serene Thirty Vienna Would Years]
I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood. Jonathan Coe
[ Childhood Had Happy Those Unlucky]
Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like - and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres. Hector Hugh Munro
[ Always Childhood Course During Eaten Goes Going Had Hors Interest Menu More Next Oeuvres Pathetic Remind Rest Through Wishes Wondering]
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death. Desiderius Erasmus
[ Again Age Approach Aware Childhood Children Closer Comes Death Depart Life Living Nearer Neither Nor Old Return Semblance Them Time Tired Until]
One thing that is almost always said to me is, I grew up with you. They are meeting me and feel that they actually grew up with me. I was with them during their play hours and thinking hours. I was a part of their childhoods. That's one of the most amazing things. Mark Goddard
[ Actually Almost Always Amazing Childhoods During Feel Grew Hours Meeting Most Part Play Said Their Them Thing Things Thinking Up]
I had a kind of Dickensian childhood. Shaun Cassidy
[ Childhood Had Kind]
The only hero known to my childhood was Henry Clay. Rebecca H. Davis
[ Childhood Clay Henry Hero Known Only]
It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought. Alice Miller
[ Always Been Childhood Confusion Disputed Most Possible Repression Resolve Respected Safely Schools Something Thought Without]
I had a marvelously happy childhood. Darius Milhaud
[ Childhood Had Happy Marvelously]
From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else. John Philip Sousa
[ Any Anything Childhood Desire Else Ever Fond Music Musician Passionately Real Recollection Wanted]
We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect. Sissela Bok
[ Attraction Both Breathing Burden Childhood Confers Delight Earliest Experts Feel Give How Imposes Know Learn Mystery Power Protect Secrecy Sense Space]
Well I was an asthmatic child. So that for most of my childhood I was in bed. Bedridden. Gerald Scarfe
[ Asthmatic Bed Child Childhood Most Well]
Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment. Liv Tyler
[ Apartment Childhood Drag Eccentric Freaks Girl Home Little Lived Models Mom Our Queens Rich Rock Stars Sure These Unusual Wild]
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death. Rollo May
[ Adult Also Being Beyond Childhood Creativity Death Human Innocent Live Married Merely Must Our Passion Spontaneity Which Youth]
There was a special challenge in describing the awful childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband. It was very painful at times, for both of us. Pamela Stephenson
[ Awful Both Challenge Childhood Describing Happens Husband Own Painful Person Special Times Us Very]
I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid. Patrick Stewart
[ Afraid Being Brought Childhood Household Much Poor Spent Up Very Violent]
My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night. Lee Grant
[ Bahamas Begun Childhood Documentary Fearlessness Fight Gave Had Heat Him Instinct Kind Night Out Racism Rounding Scene Sidney]
My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely. Truman Capote
[ Childhood Life Lonely Major Regret Unnecessarily]
Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them! Max Muller
[ Childhood Explain Mysteries Secrets Tell Them]
I'm living out a childhood fantasy. Our house is in a historic district of a small town that I used to read about in storybooks. Patty Duke
[ Childhood District Fantasy Historic House Living Our Out Read Small Town Used]
I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days. Andrew Wiles
[ Cambridge Childhood Dates Days Early England Grew Love Mathematics Those Up]
I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away. Harriet Ann Jacobs
[ Away Born Childhood Had Happy Knew Never Passed Six Slave Till Years]
Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. Andy Goldsworthy
[ Back Childhood Provokes Reach Responses Right Snow]
It's the continuation of everyone's childhood to see these young children who grow up full of life, full of intelligence, full of a sense of wonder. And within an instant they're gone from this world. It's terrible. Lucien Bouchard
[ Childhood Children Continuation Everyone Full Gone Grow Instant Intelligence Life See Sense Terrible These Up Within Wonder World Young]
I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there. Michael Chabon
[ Box Came Childhood Comics Contained Found Had Memories Old Opened Out Paper Pouring Remaining Rush Saved Seemed Self Sense Smell Struck Up Which]
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality. Pindar
[ Age Childhood Graceful Honorable Immortality Old]
The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible. Shannon Miller
[ Any Anytime Childhood Exercise Get Help How Involved Just Obesity Physical Possible Rate Ridiculous Teaching Them Want Way]
My relationship with "Pollyanna" is a very personal one, because Pollyanna got me through my childhood. Eleanor Porter
[ Because Childhood Got Personal Relationship Through Very]
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! Charles Dickens
[ Back Childhood Christmas Days Delusions Happy His Home Man Old Our Own Pleasures Quiet Recall Transport Traveler Us Win Youth]
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
[ Age Between Childhood Folly Human Idiocy Infancy Intermediate Life Manhood Period Remorse Removes Sin Three Two Youth]
I'm a Brooklyn boy. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised there, and spent most of my childhood there. Robert Jay Lifton
[ Born Boy Brooklyn Childhood Most New Raised Spent York]
Since an early age I was taught to be very politically aware and knew from childhood that the process was something I wanted to contribute towards if I could. Adam Rickitt
[ Age Aware Childhood Contribute Could Early Knew Politically Process Since Something Taught Towards Very Wanted]
I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine. I know it all sounds a bit sinister. Carol Ann Duffy
[ Between Bit Childhood Ella Know Mine Sinister Sounds Space Write]
People who have fabulous childhoods have this sense that nothing is ever going to be that good again. With me, I have the sense that nothing is going to be that bad. Nigella Lawson
[ Again Bad Childhoods Ever Fabulous Going Good Nothing Sense]
A happy childhood... is the worst possible preparation for life. Kinky Friedman
[ Childhood Happy Life Possible Preparation Worst]
For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself. Herman Hesse
[ Associated Become Beloved Childhood Everything Felt Glowing Happiness Hearing However Itself Little Since Sound Upon Word]
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose. Garrison Keillor
[ Brother Came Childhood Food Hard Highlight His Laugh Making Nose Out]
I never had any childhood, for the word means sunshine and freedom from care. I had a starved and pinched little childhood, as far as love and merriment go. Frank Leslie
[ Any Care Childhood Far Freedom Go Had Little Love Means Merriment Never Starved Sunshine Word]
The most important influence in my childhood was my father. DeForest Kelley Dad
[ Childhood Father Important Influence Most]
My parents didn't want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood. Harry Shearer
[ Actor Being Childhood Little More Much Normal Parents Regular Series Slightly Star Thought Time Too Want Wanted Working]
It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood. Corey Feldman
[ Back Because Bunch Childhood Experience Fondest Great Kid Kids Looking Pirate Playing Ships Slides Water]
Childhood is the sleep of reason. Jean Jacques Rousseau
[ Childhood Reason Sleep]
I find the subject of childhood fascinating. I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world. Sophie Marceau
[ Adult Am Childhood Curious Explored Fascinating Find Into Love Often Painful Portraying Speak Subject Transition World]
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
[ Again Become Begin Boy Child Childhood Day Disappears Even Everything Genius Great Grows Happen May Might Painter Precocious Real Some Taken Then Trace Up Will Without Zero]
Coming from a barely clothed childhood as a swimmer makes me really comfortable with my body. Estella Warren
[ Barely Body Childhood Clothed Comfortable Coming Makes Really Swimmer]
Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me. Hakeem Olajuwon
[ Africa Any Being Best Cannot Childhood Could Ever Fundamental Happened Home Instilled Other Principles See Still Thing Way Were]
Too many people have been analyzing their pasts, their childhoods, their memories, their parents, and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough. James Hillman
[ Analyzing Been Childhoods Enough Many Memories Parents Realizing Their Too]
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. John Betjeman
[ Before Childhood Dark Grows Hour Measured Out Reason Sights Smells Sounds]
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. Marion C. Garretty
[ Bit Childhood Little Lost Never Sister]
So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. Gaston Bachelard
[ Again Always Childhood Fire Flare Forgotten Up Us Within]
The books I loved in childhood - the first loves - I've read so often that I've internalized them in some really essential way: they are more inside me now than out. Donna Tartt
[ Books Childhood Essential First Inside Internalized Loved Loves More Now Often Out Read Really Some Than Them Way]
The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll. Jerry Only
[ Album Between Bunch Childhood Come Cover Drawing Dream Form Got Influential Line New Original Punk Rock Roll Ronnie Sing Songs Spector True Were]
I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment... rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood. Franz Liszt
[ Childhood Church Compose Did Faith Felt Fervent Heart Might Put Rather Since Sprung Such Truly Work]
I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes. Augusten Burroughs
[ Being Childhood Continue Different Giant Look Many Really Recycle Rusty Shapes Tuna]
I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing - without the traditional interruption of academic training. Saul Steinberg
[ Academic After Am Among Childhood Continue Continuing Draw Drawing Ended Few Interruption Perfecting Traditional Training Without]
That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done. Adam Savage
[ Aesthetic Behind Build Childhood Do-It-Yourself Done Ethic Exactly George Gets His Job Kind Look Lucas May Pretty Same Show Soul Star Universe Wars]
Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality. Dennis Potter
[ Childhood Continually Images Parcel Part Personality Some Symbols Will Words]
The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses. Anselm Kiefer
[ Any Around Bricks Buildings Built Childhood Clear Comes Did Houses Played Project Reason Ruined Toys Which]
These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off. Peter Straub
[ Agreed Books Childhood Days Effects Experts Forget Great Left Many Off Pick Possible Quickly Should These Time Trauma Up Where]
What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence. Martha Beck
[ Adolescence Childhood Laughter Sex]
I've never outgrown my childhood. David McCallum
[ Childhood Never]
In childhood I developed a serious throat infection, and my heart stopped beating. I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's! Patsy Cline
[ Beating Childhood Developed Forth Heart Illness Infection Kate Recovered Serious Smith Stopped Throat Voice]
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. Diane Ackerman Nature
[ Beside Childhood Conjure Fleeting Lake Memorable Momentary More Mountains Nothing Scent Smell Summer Than Unexpected Up Yet]
The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic. Bill Cosby
[ Childhood Course Did Endlessly Essence Friends Play Reluctantly Shared Streets Traffic Which]
One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. Thomas Arnold
[ Age Alike Burn Calm Cheerful Childhood Either Evening Extremity Hard Labor Life May Men Midday Morning Out Place Playful Seems Should Sun Tranquil Under Work]
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood. Benjamin Spock
[ After Becomes Both Child Childhood Learning Parent Person Predominantly Reliving Time]
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams. Giorgio de Chirico
[ Art Barriers Become Broken Childhood Common Dreams Enter Escape Human Immortal Interfere Limits Logic Must Once Only Realms Sense These Truly Visions Will Work]
Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle. Bobby Hull
[ Able Along Being Boyhood Brett Career Childhood Come Dad Done Dream Guy Handle His Hull Kid Make Much Must Over Right Something Somewhere Thing Thrill Thrilled Too True Wildest]
I think actors always retain one foot in the cradle. We're switched on to our youth, to our childhood. We have to be because we're in the business of transferring emotions to other people. Derek Jacobi
[ Actors Always Because Business Childhood Cradle Emotions Foot Other Our Retain Switched Think Transferring Youth]
It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help. John Keegan
[ Been Childhood Commonly Education Had Help Ill Inclined Look Means Never Other Really Regret Said Upset Way Were World Writer]
I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news. Alma Guillermoprieto
[ Been Childhood Cuban Daily During Extremely Fidel Had Havana History Long Looking News Now Part Power Realized Revolution Seems Started Think Traveled Years]
My childhood wasn't full of wonderful culinary memories. Thomas Keller
[ Childhood Culinary Full Memories Wonderful]
And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything. Josef Albers
[ Childhood Decorative Everything Fact Father Glass Helped House Made Never Painted Painter Paintings Sets Stage Started]
Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of. Tom Holt
[ Childhood Few Grow Habits Managed Nasty Out Poetry]
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice. David Elkind Teen
[ Adolescence Chance Childhood Choice Friendships Matter Most Often Usually Whereas]
I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity. Nolan Ryan
[ Americans Baseball Childhood Children Dream Feel Had Honored Live Many Opportunity Play Pleasure Puerto Rican Robin Said Thankful Very Young Youth]
That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor. We both feel that it takes away their childhood and puts untold pressure on children. Dwayne Hickman
[ Actor Add Away Both Child Childhood Children Feel Him Joan Never Pressure Puts Said Takes Their Untold Want]
Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist. Ned Rorem
[ Arguably Artist Being Ceases Childhood Grows Perceptions Sheds Up]
In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T. at age five. The way I look at it, E.T. stole a bit of my son's childhood. John Ratzenberger
[ Age Bit Childhood Fact First Five His Learned Look Son Stole Swear Way Word]
The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence. Alison Bechdel
[ Bigger Childhood Ethos Influence Mad Much]
I sailed through my childhood with a complete lack of any drama. Kate Adie
[ Any Childhood Complete Drama Lack Sailed Through]
It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Berke Breathed
[ Childhood Happy Late Never Too]
The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead of British, and the cars European instead of American. Lorna Luft
[ Air American Between British Cars Childhood Difference European Instead Latina Now Only]
It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens. Fran Drescher
[ Childhood Great Growing Had Happy Place Provincial Queens Small Up]
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence. Art Linkletter
[ Adolescence Childhood Four Infancy Man Obsolescence Stages]
As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations; I really wanted a normal little childhood. Unfortunately, that's just not what happened. Augusten Burroughs
[ Child Childhood Depraved Drawn Extreme Happened Just Little Never Normal Really Situations Toward Unfortunately Wanted]
Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety. Sandra Cisneros
[ Childhood Memory Mexico Only Safety]
In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life - in jeeps - and upset all my dreams. Sergio Leone
[ Abruptly America Americans Childhood Dreams Entered Life Real-Life Religion Then Upset]
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will. Arthur Rimbaud
[ Childhood Genius Recovery Will]
In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly, without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment in Hell hanging over my head. Edvard Munch
[ Always Childhood Felt Hanging Head Hell Mother Over Punishment Sick Threat Treated Unjustly Without]
If you had an essentially happy childhood, that tends to dwell with you. Tracy Kidder
[ Childhood Dwell Essentially Had Happy Tends]
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life. Robertson Davies
[ Childhood Happy Life Many Promising Spoiled]
I would like to go back to Wales. I'm obsessed with my childhood and at least three times a week dream I am back there. Anthony Hopkins
[ Am Back Childhood Dream Go Least Obsessed Three Times Wales Week Would]
I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness. Edna O'Brien
[ Alive Also Am Aware Awareness Besides Childhood Heightened Industrious Most Obsessive Recapture Time Trying]
The events of childhood do not pass, but repeat themselves like seasons of the year. Eleanor Farjeon
[ Childhood Events Pass Repeat Seasons Themselves Year]
I had a wonderful childhood, but I was a wanderer from year one. Maureen Forrester
[ Childhood Had Wanderer Wonderful Year]
The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind. E. B. White
[ Childhood Doorway Full Met Mind Never Open Since World]
As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease. Larry Niven
[ After Aids Along Childhood Come Disease Every Generation Get Human Kill Next Off Often Plague Plagues Population Quarter Thirds Two]
I was born in Somerville, but I don't remember very much about it because we moved from there to Arlington when I was five years old, and it was in Arlington that I spent most of my childhood. Alan Hovhaness
[ Arlington Because Born Childhood Five Most Moved Much Old Remember Spent Very Years]
What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money. Charlie Sheen
[ Any Care Childhood Dad Him Job Many Middle-Class Money Normal Pretty Relatives Rich Save Survived Taking Were Weren]
I like consistency. If you've had a childhood like mine, you want some things you can rely on to stay the same. Norman Wisdom
[ Childhood Consistency Had Mine Rely Same Some Stay Things Want]
My childhood is completely... when I look back, it was '50s in New York, upper-middle class, it was completely idyllic and golden and wonderful - sweet in every way. Peter Jurasik
[ Back Childhood Class Completely Every Golden Idyllic Look New Sweet Way Wonderful York]
I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who did not urge upon his sons, from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the practice of accumulation. William Graham Sumner
[ Accumulation Childhood Common-Sense Did Doctrines Earliest Economy His Known Man Never Ordinary Practice Sons Upon Urge]
My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children. Bill Cosby
[ Because Childhood Children Fatherhood Learned Lessons Only Own Parenting Should Taught]
I didn't grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done. Billy Corgan
[ Childhood Done Grow Her Issue Latent Left Losing Mother Real She Some Sort Unresolved Up]
Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation. Alice Miller
[ Always Child Childhood Desperate Disease Fantasies Hopeless Infectious Long Originates Out Person Prehistory Sadism Searching Situation Strikes Sudden Way]
We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies. We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon. Kary Mullis
[ Case Childhood Desks Drop Enemies Fortunate Had Hiding Nuclear Our Practiced Russians Under Weapon Were]
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. Sigmund Freud
[ Any Cannot Childhood Father Need Protection Strong Think]
When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away. Jeff Ament
[ Away Childhood Done Had Hanging Kids Look Million Moved Now Out Realize Seattle Sex Taken Their Them Times]
Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good. Mariska Hargitay
[ Being Childhood Chocolate Feeling First Getting Good Luxury Many Memories Moment Reward Things Up Wrapped]
Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood. Alexander Herzen
[ Absurdity Borders Childhood Elegant Everything Grand Insanity Italy Least Particularly Reminiscent Upon]
It sounds ideal, a sort of beach childhood. But it wasn't really. I didn't use the beach very much at all. Miranda Richardson
[ Beach Childhood Ideal Much Really Sort Sounds Use Very]
Childhood is a promise that is never kept. Ken Hill
[ Childhood Kept Never Promise]
At heart, this job is about continuing to make great theatre for the people of Sheffield - a city I've known and loved since childhood. Samuel West
[ Childhood City Continuing Great Heart Job Known Loved Make Sheffield Since Theatre]
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. Graham Greene
[ Always Childhood Door Future Lets Moment Opens]
I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met. Marguerite Duras
[ Almost Always Believe Childhoods Craziest Ever Follow Lives Madness Met Mother Mothers Our Remain Represents Strangest Them]
There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility. Maria Callas
[ Against Age Childhood Children Early Forcing Given Law Much Must Perform Responsibility Should Too Wonderful]
The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France! Antonia Fraser
[ Actually Antoinette Arrival Book Books Childhood Concentration Family France Her How Influences Marie Some Start Surprising]
Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood. James H. Breasted
[ Childhood Colossal Earliest Enters Gates Had Nile Perhaps Pyramids Rise Today Traveller Visions Which Whose Wonderland]
I alone, as the sharer of their way of life, presented a replica of childhood. Neal Cassady
[ Alone Childhood Life Presented Replica Their Way]
My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor, but not in the way you might think. Josh Lucas
[ Actor Childhood Decision Dramatically Eventual Fed Might Nomadic Think Way]
Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it. George Will
[ Business Childhood Frequently Inside Solemn Those]
We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy. Jerry Doyle
[ Aids Called Cancer Childhood Common Enemies Muscular Parkinson Poverty Today]
The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past. Isaiah Berlin
[ Absolute Certainties Childhood Craving Desire Eternal Guarantees Heaven Objective Only Our Past Perhaps Primitive Secure Some Values Very]
It was a perfectly average well- adjusted childhood, not a bit unlike that of millions of other individuals. DeForest Kelley
[ Adjusted Average Bit Childhood Individuals Millions Other Perfectly Unlike]
I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood. Don DeLillo
[ Catholic Childhood Comes Last Probably Sense Things Think Work]
People ask 'do you make a conscious effort not to swear?' - if you're doing silly stuff you're not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway. Tim Vine
[ Anyway Ask Childhood Comics Conscious Doing Effort Funny Influenced Make Put Quite Silly Stuff Swear Swearing Tempted Traditional Were Without]
Childhood smells of perfume and brownies. David Leavitt
[ Childhood Perfume Smells]
Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. Gertrude Stein
[ Childhood Communists Fancied Had Unhappy]
I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them. Then what I do is, not write about that kid or about his world, but start to think of a book that would have pleased him. Daniel Pinkwater
[ Book Child Childhood Feel Hear Him His Imagine Kid Own Pleased Portions Reconstruct Remember See Smell Start Taste Them Then Think Vividly World Would Write]