Quotes About Childhood Memories

Quotes tagged as "childhood-memories" (showing 1-30 of 55)
“Anyone who has no need of anybody but himself is either a beast or a God."
Bruce Wayne Sullivan

Gillian Flynn
“My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Julian Barnes
“Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke.”
Julian Barnes, England, England

Sarah Addison Allen
“Don't you wish you could take a single childhood memory and blow it up into a bubble and live inside it forever?”
Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake

Gillian Flynn
“...my father, [was] a mid-level phonecompany manager who treated my mother at best like an incompetent employee. At worst? He never beat her, but his pure, inarticulate fury would fill the house for days, weeks, at a time, making the air humid, hard to breathe, my father stalking around with his lower jaw jutting out, giving him the look of a wounded, vengeful boxer, grinding his teeth so loud you could hear it across the room ... I'm sure he told himself: 'I never hit her'. I'm sure because of this technicality he never saw himself as an abuser. But he turned our family life into an endless road trip with bad directions and a rage-clenched driver, a vacation that never got a chance to be fun.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“...some nights I'd sneak out and listen to the radio in my Dad's old Chevy - children need solitude - they don't teach that in school...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Meša Selimović
“Gdje su zlatne ptice ljudskih snova, preko kojih se to bezbrojnih mora i vrletnih planina do njih dolazi? Da li nam se ta duboka čežnja djetinje nerazumnosti posigurno javlja samo kao tužni znak izvezen na mahramama i na safijanskim koricama nepotrebnih knjiga?”
Meša Selimović, Death and the Dervish

Laurie Lee
“Bees blew like cake-crumbs through the golden air, white butterflies like sugared wafers, and when it wasn't raining a diamond dust took over which veiled and yet magnified all things”
Laurie Lee, Cider With Rosie

D.K. LeVick
“By the time we began to understand enough about what the world to ask the right questions, our visit is over, and someone else is visiting, asking the same questions.”
D.K. LeVick, Bridges: A Tale of Niagara

“Never stop screaming, playing and laughing, it's part of our childhood wich will always be with us.”
Romina Noriega

Gillian Flynn
“They thought more before nine a.m. than most people thought all month. I remember once declining cherry pie at dinner, and Rand cocked his head and said, 'Ahh! Iconoclast. Disdains the easy, symbolic patriotism.' And when I tried to laugh it off and said, well, I didn't like cherry cobbler either, Marybeth touched Rand's arm: 'Because of the divorce. All those comfort foods, the desserts a family eats together, those are just bad memories for Nick.'
It was silly but incredibly sweet, these people spending so much energy trying to figure me out. The answer: I don't like cherries.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

James Weldon Johnson
“In the life of everyone there is a limited number of experiences which are not written upon the memory, but stamped there with a die; and in the long years after, they can be called up in detail, and every emotion that was stirred by them can be lived through anew; these are the tragedies of life.”
James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Frances Mayes
“Sometimes you have to travel back in time, skirting the obstacles, in order to love someone.”
Frances Mayes, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

Marilynne Robinson
“They left a trail of hopscotch behind them, Mellie always thinking of ways to make it harder. They'd be jumping along in the dust, barefoot, with licorice drops in their mouths, feeling as though they had run off with everything in that town that was worth having.”
Marilynne Robinson, Lila

Jarod Kintz
“The scent of your asshole smells like childhood memories. I mean it would, if I grew up in New Jersey.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

“I was not abandoned as a child. I left.”
Dane Cook

Barbara Bice
“Some of my earliest and fondest memories of my mother are of her kneeling at the side of per bed every night and praying. As a child, I would always get very close to her as she prayed. I would put my ear as close as I could to her mouth and try my best to hear what she was saying to God, but I never could make out the words. Today, being married to an addict myself, I'm pretty sure I know exactly what she was praying.”
Barbara Bice, Just Right

Martha Bibescu
“Jocul, ispravit mereu printr-o cazatura, nu era decat o poveste care anunta viitorul. Asa cum sunt toate jocurile copilariei: marionetele ne arata cat de scurta si de tulburata ne e viata, de-a v-ati ascunselea ne invata cum se cauta emotiile, Inelus-invartecus, cat ai de alergat ca sa-ti indeplinesti dorintele, iar de-a baba oarba, dragostea oarba si dibuitul.”
Martha Bibescu, Catherine-Paris

David Handler
“This whole, crazy fucking business can be reduced to one little word, one word explains it all. I'm going to give you the benefit of my experience and share that word with you, buck. It's revenge.... Them studio execs, agents, producers, they're all sweaty, unpopular, bitter little fucks, and now it's their turn. They get to make all of us golden boys and girls jump through hoops. They decide who's popular and who isn't, who's pretty and who isn't, who gets their phone calls returned and who doesn't. They make us grovel, submit, suck up to them. They're getting back at us, man. It means more to them than the money, the fame, the glamor, having power over guys like me.... It's what they live for.”
David Handler, The Boy Who Never Grew Up

“Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour.”
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

“When I was younger, I use to laugh at my mom when she was silly. Now that I'm older, I find myself just as silly as her. Thanks mom, for teaching us that even as adults, it's OK to be fun and enjoy life laughing. I now get to teach my nephews and stepdaughter the same thing.”
April Mae Monterrosa

Karl Philipp Moritz
“Wenn oft der Himmel umwölkt und der Horizont kleiner war, fühlte er eine Art von Bangigkeit, daß die ganze Welt wiederum mit ebenso einer Decke umschlossen sei wie die Stube, worin er wohnte, und wenn er dann mit seinen Gedanken über diese gewölbte Decke hinausging, so kam ihm diese Welt an sich viel zu klein vor, und es deuchte ihm, als müsse sie wiederum in einer andern eingeschlossen sein, und das immer so fort.”
Karl Philipp Moritz, Anton Reiser

A.E. Hotchner
“Why is it...that the good things that pop up almost always get clobbered by these miserable darn things that seem to choke out everything like stinkweed?”
A.E. Hotchner

Frances Mayes
“First memory: a man at the back door is saying, I have real bad news, sweat is dripping off his face, Garbert's been shot, noise from my mother, I run to her room behind her, I'm jumping on the canopied bed while she cries, she's pulling out drawers looking for a handkerchief, Now, he's all right, the man say, they think, patting her shoulder, I'm jumping higher, I'm not allowed, they think he saved old man Mayes, the bed slats dislodge and the mattress collapses. My mother lunges for me.

Many traveled to Reidsville for the event, but my family did not witness Willis Barnes's electrocution, From kindergarten through high school, Donette, the murderer's daughter, was in my class. We played together at recess. Sometimes she'd spit on me.”
Frances Mayes, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

Lena Dunham
“And then, on the final day, it was time for the faux Underground Railroad. This is the part that no one believes. "No adult would ever do that," they say. "You can't be remembering that right." I am, in fact, remembering it perfectly. The counselors "shackled" us together with jump ropes so we were "like slave families" and then released us into the woods. We were given a map with a route to "freedom" in "the North", which must have been only three or four hundred feet but felt like much more. Then a counselor on horseback followed ten minutes later, acting as a bounty hunter. Hearing hooves, I crouched being a rock with Jason Baujelais and Sari Brooker, begging them to be quiet so we weren't caught and "whipped." I was too young, self-involved, and dissociated to wonder what kind of impact this had on my black classmates. All I knew was that I was miserable. We heard the sound of hooves growing closer and Max Kitnick's light asthma wheezes from beind an oak tree. "Shut up," Jason hissed, and I knew we were cooked. When the counselor appeared, Sari started to cry.”
Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

Jeanne Birdsall
“He'll come," said Rosalind. "He's got to.”
Jeanne Birdsall

Giovanni Mosca
“مساكين هولاء الاطفال، فان ادمغتهم لابد ان تحفل بالاسماء الغريبة..ولكن من هو ذلك المدرس الذى لديه الشجاعة فى ألا يسأل أطفال السنة الخامسة فى الامتحان عن عاصمة ليتوانيا؟
إن هذا السؤال يعتبر انتقام الكبار من الصغار!
"لاشك أنك تلهو وتلعب، وليس عندك ادنى مسئولية..والحياة بالنسبة لك لطيفة مملوءة بالزهور وصرار الليل فقط..قل لى ما هى عاصمة ليتوانيا؟".
وتنبثق من تلك الحياة المملوءة بالزهر والصرار أول دمعة....”
Giovanni Mosca, ذكريات المدرسة

Giovanni Mosca
“فإنك تريد الساعة لنفسك، لتلعب بها مثل تلميذك، و لكى تدير العقارب الى الخلف، وتعيد الزمن الماضي...ذلك الزمن الذي لم يكن لديك هذا الشعر الأبيض، ولم تكن تغضب من الأولاد، ولم تكن "تصادر" منهم الأشياء التى ليس لها صلة بالدرس.
ولكى نترك للأولاد، تلك الأشياء، يجب ان نقتنع بالساعات الحقيقية ، تلك الساعات التى لا تدور الى الخلف، والتى لا تقف حسب الارادة.”
Giovanni Mosca, ذكريات المدرسة

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