Quotes About Infancy

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Naomi Novik
“It is quite uninteresting; that is why one comes out."
— Temeraire, on being inside an egg
Naomi Novik, Black Powder War

Monty Roberts
“I had been riding horses before my memory kicked in, so my life with horses had no beginning. It simply appeared from the fog of infancy. I survived a difficult childhood by traveling on the backs of horses, and in adulthood the pattern didn't change.”
Monty Roberts, The Horses in My Life

John Updike
“From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few. ”
John Updike

Mary Baker Eddy
“Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours.”
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Debasish Mridha
“Still humanity is in her infancy, so often we engage in fighting to destroy ourself.”
Debasish Mridha

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Love at infancy is the strongest and puriest of all, it is mixed with infatuation and deep happiness. Persistent smile brings out hollow dimples, and persistent frowns brings out hollow wrinkles.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Munia Khan
“There’s an infant part in our souls which longs for the lullaby truths of life every night for a tranquil slumber.”
Munia Khan

Liezi
“In infancy, our blood is strong and our energy is plentiful. Mind and body, thought and action are one. Everything we do is in harmony with the natural order. The infant is not affected by things that happen around him. Virtue and ethics cannot restrain his will. Naked and free of social conventions, he follows the natural path of the heart.”
Liezi, Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

William Golding
“Heaven lies around us in our infancy.”
William Golding, Darkness Visible

Munia Khan
“Facing a language you don't know is like returning to your infancy when your mother tongue used to be a foreign language to you”
Munia Khan

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Love at infancy is the strongest and puriest of all, it is mixed with infatuation and deep happiness.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Karl Abraham
“The myth is a surviving fragment of the psychic life of the infancy of the race whilst the dream is the myth of the individual.”
Karl Abraham, Dreams and Myths: A Study in Race Psychology

Michel de Montaigne
“The natural heat, say the good-fellows,
first seats itself in the feet: that concerns infancy; thence it mounts into the middle
region, where it makes a long abode and produces, in my opinion, the sole true pleasures of human life; all other pleasures in comparison sleep; towards the end, like a vapor that still mounts upward, it arrives at the throat, where it makes its final residence, and concludes the progress.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Siri Hustvedt
“Infancy is irretrievable. Its memories live underground. To what extent they return by stealth or are triggered by various catalysts remains an ongoing question.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

Kamil Ali
“RETURN TO TENDER

Our aging parents deserve the same loving care they gave us in infancy

Kamil Ali”
Kamil Ali, Profound Vers-A-Tales

Munia Khan
“If an infant had the capacity to think hard about this world, it would have wanted to go back to its mother's womb again”
Munia Khan

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Infancy is the perpetual Messiah, which comes into the arms of fallen men, and pleads with them to return to paradise.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The psychologist Jerome Kagan has argued that parenting has a threshold function: up until that threshold is crossed, the effects of a child's very early experience even out in the end. But parenting that crosses the threshold—abuse, stress, utter indifference—can sink in deep, especially if the baby remains in that environment. There's a lot to be said for this perspective on parenthood, not least that it offers well-meaning parents some relief from scaremongering. It also accounts for the astounding flexibility of the human infant: he is game for the craziest parenting stuff you can come up with.”
Nicholas Day, Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, Toddle

Carlos Fuentes
“Siempre supe que la madurez es una manera de recordar claramente todo lo olvidado (todo lo perdido); la infancia regresa cuando se envejece, en la juventud la rechazamos”
Carlos Fuentes, Cumpleaños

Anthony Doerr
“He never cried, not even when his alarm went off. Swaddled in his Moses basket, wires trailing out the bottom, his monitor flashing green, green, green, his entire four-pound body motionless except his eyelids, it seemed he understood everything I was working so hard to understand: his mother's love, his brother's ceasless crying: he was alreday forgiving me my shortcomings as a father; he was a distillation of a dozen generations, all stripped into a single flame and stowed still-burning inside the this slip of his ribs. I'd hold him to the window and he's stare out into the night, blue tributaries of veins pulsing his neck, his big eyelids slipping down now and then, and it would feel as if tethers were falling away, and the two of us were gently rising, through the glass, through the trees, through the interweaving layers of atmosphere, into whatever was beyond the sky.”
Anthony Doerr, Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Anthony Doerr
“He never cried, not even when his alarm went off. Swaddled in his Moses basket, wires trailing out the bottom, his monitor flashing green, green, green, his entire four-pound body motionless except his eyelids, it seemed he understood everything I was working so hard to understand: his mother's love, his brother's ceaseless crying: he was already forgiving me my shortcomings as a father; he was a distillation of a dozen generations, all stripped into a single flame and stowed still-burning inside the this slip of his ribs. I'd hold him to the window and he'd stare out into the night, blue tributaries of veins pulsing his neck, his big eyelids slipping down now and then, and it would feel as if tethers were falling away, and the two of us were gently rising, through the glass, through the trees, through the interweaving layers of atmosphere, into whatever was beyond the sky.”
Anthony Doerr, Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Anthony Doerr
“He never cried, not even when his alarm went off. Swaddled in his Moses basket, wires trailing out the bottom, his monitor flashing green, green, green, his entire four-pound body motionless except his eyelids, it seemed he understood everything I was working so hard to understand: his mother's love, his brother's ceaseless crying: he was already forgiving me my shortcomings as a father; he was a distillation of a dozen generations, my grandpa's grandpa's grandpa, all stripped into a single flame and stowed still-burning inside the thin slip of his ribs. I'd hold him to the window and he'd stare out into the night, blue tributaries of veins pulsing his neck, his big eyelids slipping down now and then, and it would feel as if tethers were falling away, and the two of us were gently rising, through the glass, through the trees, through the interweaving layers of atmosphere, into whatever was beyond the sky”
Anthony Doerr, Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Michael Bassey Johnson
“...as we are endowed. ...with rhetorics. ...none will deny.
...of innocence. ...towards scribbling. ...of love lines.
...and of lust.
...to what seems like male.
...to what seems like female.
...in those days.
...I mean nothing. ...but in high school.
....even me.
...I can't deny.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

John Ortberg
“It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
John Ortberg, The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People

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