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Childhood Quotes

Childhood is perhaps the most beautiful period of one’s life. During childhood, everything appears to be warm and glowing. Everything seems to be a wonderful medley of laughter and frolic during this wonderful phase. The joys of childhood can never be substituted for anything else. Contesting the trials and tribulations of adult life leaves one with a nostalgic yearning for this lovely phase. If you are looking to relive the best days of your life, then these famous babyhood quotations and sayings given below will take you back in time when life was innocent, free and full of gaiety.

Gwen Stefani

I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella.

Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

Nicole Kidman

I love acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.

Halle Berry

I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood so I felt like I just didn't fit in. Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart, or whatever.


An honest man is always a child.

Bill Bryson

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted.

Michel de Montaigne

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

Julia Roberts

When I was a child I had a crush on Abraham Lincoln. Why I choose to reveal this, I know not.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Don DeLillo

I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.

Johnny Depp

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.

Leonardo DiCaprio

I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.

Stevie Nicks

I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer.

Sophia Bush

I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt.

Tom Stoppard

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

Emo Philips

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

James Russell Lowell

Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.

Robert Kennedy

I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.

Sophia Bush

Fashion is in my blood. Growing up, I was always clacking around the house in my mother's shoes.

Bill Bryson

My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything you can't make your children carry.

Mae West

I've been in more laps than a napkin.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.

William Gibson

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.

Erma Bombeck

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.

George Foreman

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.

Emo Philips

I love to go to the playground and watch the children jumping up and down. They don't know I'm firing blanks.

Thomas Paine

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.

Princess Diana

Hugs can do great amounts of good — especially for children.

Thomas Paine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Lawrence Peter Berra

I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.

Charles Lamb

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.

Erma Bombeck

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Martin Luther

When I was a child there were many witches, and they bewitched both cattle and men, especially children. 

Stephen Colbert

They thought it was warping their children's minds. Which it might have been, but it also took a lot of creativity to play it.

George Foreman

When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn't afford the last 2 letters, so we called ourselves po'.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.

Garrison Keillor

I'm not busy... a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't think my schedule looked so busy.

Emo Philips

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Maintain a childhood enthusiasm for the game of golf.

Larry King

When I was 5 years old I would lie in bed, look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio. I don't know why.

Emo Philips

Whatever happened to the good ole days, when children worked in factories?

Eudora Welty

When I was a child and the snow fell, my mother always rushed to the kitchen and made snow ice cream and divinity fudge-egg whites, sugar and pecans, mostly. It was a lark then and I always associate divinity fudge with snowstorms.

Rabindranath Tagore

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

Henry James

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

Horace Mann

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

Edgar Watson Howe

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

Phyllis Diller

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

Hermann Hesse

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.

Charles Dickens

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!"


The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

Judy Garland

From the time I was thirteen, there was a constant struggle between MGM and me - whether or not to eat, how much to eat, what to eat. I remember this more vividly than anything else about my childhood.

The hardest people to play in front of are my brothers and friends from childhood, because I can never take them seriously. I know when they're sitting in the stands; it's constant jokes. They're just waiting on me to shoot an air ball or dribble the ball off my foot so they can laugh.

Albert Einstein

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Melania Trump

I love my childhood. It was a beautiful childhood.

Mike Pence

The heroes of my childhood were Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy... but I was inspired by the ideals of our 40th president and became a Republican.

Hermann Hesse

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.

Jill Biden

Let's face it, we really did need something like this in this country to fight childhood obesity.

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often.

The best thing to spend on your children is your time.

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.

I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment.

When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on Halloween.