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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.

Paul Hollywood

Baking can be done with a few simple ingredients, so it's about simplicity and nostalgia - people are reminded of their childhood.

Robert Downey Jr.

I don't want to go all Michael Jackson on you, but I never really had a childhood.

Kendall Jenner

I will go back to riding one day - when I have kids. I have such amazing childhood memories of being on horseback.

Henry Thomas

I figured out that I could think of my childhood dog that had died, and I could bring myself to tears. So I used that poor dead dog for several years until it just didn't work anymore, and I had to find something else.

Tim Curry

I still find it quite easy to find my way into a child's imagination. We're all Peter Pan ourselves in some respects. Everybody should keep some grip on childhood, even as a grownup.

Agatha Christie

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

Woody Harrelson

I used to have Bible studies at my house. I was in the choir. I was mischievous but also a real mama's boy. It was a pretty happy childhood.

When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.

Charles Baudelaire

Genius is childhood recalled at will.

I was born in a very poor family. I used to sell tea in a railway coach as a child. My mother used to wash utensils and do lowly household work in the houses of others to earn a livelihood. I have seen poverty very closely. I have lived in poverty. As a child, my entire childhood was steeped in poverty.

Maya Rudolph

To have your childhood dream realized is a really big deal.

Fred Rogers

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.

Work Learning Children
Chester Bennington

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.

Allison Mack

Using clothes to transform was a huge part of my childhood. But also, I've been acting forever, and wardrobe changes the way you feel, so it totally indicates the character you're going to play.

Ana de Armas

My childhood memories are amazing; I had freedom in every way - but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.

Thomas Paine

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

Tom Stoppard

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

Pat Morita

I didn't have a childhood.

Liza Minnelli

It was no great tragedy being Judy Garland's daughter. I had tremendously interesting childhood years - except they had little to do with being a child.

Greatness Tragedy Daughters
Thomas Paine

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

Lily Allen

My whole childhood, I'd been dreaming of this two-point-four children, living in the country - everything was just going to fall into place, and I'd be this perfect mum. And it didn't happen. I was very shocked and disappointed.

Country Fall Children

People who grew up watching Disney films like myself, there are films that are certain benchmarks in my childhood. 'The Little Mermaid' was the first movie I remember seeing. 'Beauty And The Beast,' 'Aladdin,' those are three I remember right off the bat.

Charles Lamb

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.

Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Fathers Parenting
Roger Federer

I am extremely proud and honoured to have beaten Pete's record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him.

Kristin Kreuk

I didn't play video games because my parents didn't allow it. That was banned from my childhood experience.

Marlon Brando

Most of my childhood memories of my father are of being ignored. I was his namesake, but nothing I did ever pleased or even interested him. He enjoyed telling me I couldn't do anything right.

Liv Tyler

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.

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.

H. P. Lovecraft

Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.

Things that I grew up with stay with me. You start a certain way, and then you spend your whole life trying to find a certain simplicity that you had. It's less about staying in childhood than keeping a certain spirit of seeing things in a different way.

There was this sausage factory a block away from my childhood apartment. It didn't smell nice, like chorizo or something; it was pretty foul. Just nasty. But that smell reminds me so much of my childhood because every morning when I was going to school, I would smell that.

School Morning
Garrison Keillor

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.

I taught a class about the Tony Awards at a summer theater camp the year after I graduated from high school. So, the first time I was nominated for 'Spring Awakening,' it felt like a surreal dream: it was every childhood dream I had come true. It felt like a fairy tale.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

I never had a childhood. I started working when I was 7 years old. I got $1 a day getting water for the workers at the sugar cane plant.

Clint Eastwood

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.

Marcel Proust

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

Bill Bryson

Boston's freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.

Nikola Tesla

From my childhood I had been intended for the clergy. This prospect hung like a dark cloud on my mind.

Matt Damon

My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor.

Julia Stiles

My grandmother took me to a lot of theater. I was exposed to performance quite a bit - everything from Broadway to off-Broadway and dance and music as well. I was very lucky that way. It was a very rich childhood.

Music Luck
Angela Merkel

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.

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.

All directors are control freaks and very obsessive. I get the feeling that directors as kids, they all have had a childhood with not too much contact with other kids. They constructed their own reality and they continue to do it. It's a funny breed, directors.

Jesse Metcalfe

I had a relatively tumultuous childhood.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Uma Thurman

I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up.

Jane Fonda

My childhood was influenced by the roles my father played in his movies. Whether Abraham Lincoln or Tom Joad in the 'Grapes of Wrath,' his characters communicated certain values which I try to carry with me to this day.

Anna Kendrick

As an actress, you're perpetually about to be unemployed. That fear - when you have two parents who worked 9-to-5 jobs and went through periods of being unemployed - is real. Those were not welcome times in my childhood.

Evan Rachel Wood

I didn't really get a normal childhood.

Charlie Sheen

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.

Nikki Giovanni

I had a really nice childhood; I had great parents. I earned my allowance by washing dishes, and in the summer I earned my allowance by working in daddy's garden.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Why do I love kids so much? Because I was never a kid myself. I was too poor to really have a childhood.

Jude Law

I'm incredibly boring; I had a very happy childhood. I never starved, nor did I have a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm one of those terribly middle-of-the-road, British middle class, South London gents.

Freddie Prinze, Jr.

I know throughout my childhood, there were many times I couldn't stand being a 'Jr.' I wouldn't want anybody else to go through that. If we'd had a boy, he wouldn't have been another Freddie Prinze.

Demi Lovato

My stepdad provided me with an amazing childhood. I played outside like a normal kid, I rode my bike, I walked to school, but the happiest times were when I was acting.

Dennis Rodman

I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape.

Danny DeVito

Jersey is always with me. I was one of the lucky ones. Asbury Park is just the greatest place in the world to spend your childhood.

World Luck
Jameela Jamil

I was born partially deaf and suffered from labyrinthitis, which affected my balance. I had numerous ear infections and spent my childhood in and out of hospital having operations.

People say I am stuck in childhood, but it's not that. I remember seeing a Matisse retrospective, and you could see he started out one way, and then he tried something different, and then he seemed to spend his whole life trying to get back to the first thing.

Kaley Cuoco

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.

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!

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.

Nick Foles

My mom and dad both worked when I was little... My mom, her mom died when she was 11, so she had a rough childhood as well. She put herself through college in three years at the University of Texas - while working a job to pay for it.

Tia Mowry

When I got on set, and these huge, big lights come on, it brings on a smell - it's almost like the smell of a light burning a little bit - and I said, 'This reminds me of my childhood,' because I grew up onstage.

Tom Stoppard

Childhood is Last Chance Gulch for happiness. After that, you know too much.

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.

Taylor Swift

I had the most magical childhood, running free and going anywhere I wanted to in my head.

I spent my entire childhood in the same town, in Kent. I went to grade school there. There was a boarding school that my mother taught at, called - appropriately enough - Kent School, that I went to. Yeah, pretty much my entire childhood was spent in that town.

Ben Shapiro

Vaccinations absolutely work, and have dramatically decreased rates of childhood diseases.

Doja Cat

My mom loves music and it poured into my childhood.

Tyler Perry

I didn't have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don't, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy.

Plutarch

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.

If I'm in the studio, I'm completely on music. I try to go to that place and that's the toughest thing for me to do. When I'm with other musicians, sometimes I go back to, almost like, childhood, because that's what I always wanted to be.

Virginia Woolf

That great Cathedral space which was childhood.

Melania Trump

I love my childhood. It was a beautiful childhood.

Demi Lovato

I still had a normal childhood with my friends from school.

Dakota Johnson

I think I spent my entire childhood on film sets, surrounded by film-makers and actors and people with magnetic energies who make movies.

Orlando Bloom

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.

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.

Donnie Yen

I try to update my arsenal constantly. Learning different martial arts since childhood. To understand what's out there. To really be in tune.

Kurt Cobain

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.

Don DeLillo

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

Jake Gyllenhaal

My mum and dad are pretty amazing chefs and they spent most of my childhood cooking really extravagant things for my sister and me.

Back when I was a kid, I used to tear pages out of magazines and stick them on my bedroom wall - I had the Eternity ads on my wall and the CK One ads. My whole childhood, those were on my wall, and cut to 20 years later, being asked to be the face of one of Calvin Klein's new fragrances is kind of surreal.

Anthony Bourdain

Southeast Asia has a real grip on me. From the very first time I went there, it was a fulfillment of my childhood fantasies of the way travel should be.

Paulo Coelho

I'm first and foremost a writer. I followed my personal legend, my childhood dream of becoming a writer, but I can't say why I'm one.

Ambrose Bierce

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.

Liv Tyler

I never fully got to experience my childhood. I've spent a lot of time having to sort of grow myself up in many ways and also to sort of slow myself down and allow myself to live at the pace that I am.

I feel lucky because I was a nerd, which I talk about in the book, but I had academic success, so through that, because that's what my parents put a great deal of value on, I had a great childhood because I sort of fulfilled the expectations of being good at school.

Good Greatness Success
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

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.

Kaley Cuoco

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.

Narendra Modi

My entire childhood was steeped in poverty. For me, poverty, in a way, was the first inspiration of my life, a commitment to do something for the poor.

Pete Buttigieg

By high school, I had traded my oversized, thick glasses for contact lenses, but my eyesight was getting worse every year, smothering my childhood aspiration of becoming an astronaut or, at least, a pilot.

Florence Pugh

I was acting with all my childhood heroes: Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, all of those amazing women.

Women Acting
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.

At 9 years old, I moved in with my father because my mother could no longer care for me. Looking back, I now see so many similarities between my own childhood and that of my sons. My father stepped in when I needed him, and that gave me the chance for a better life. That's what I'm doing for my boys now.

Elie Wiesel

When did I learn the Bible? When I was four or five years old. It's still the pull of my childhood, a fascination with the vanished world, and I can find everything except that world.

Megan Fox

I was grounded for all of my childhood. Not most - all.