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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

The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived. - Howard Pyle

That great Cathedral space which was childhood. - Virginia Woolf

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

But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell. - Louise Bogan

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. - Deepak Chopra

Childhood is a promise that is never kept. - Ken Hill

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. - Deepak Chopra
When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. - Sam Ewing
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

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. - Author 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

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

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, Summoned by Bells
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. - Author Unknown
Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good. - Katherine Anne Porter

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


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