Children Quotes

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Philip Larkin
“I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you're an artist, by children if you're not.”
Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

Kresley Cole
“Too bad,Elizabeth. You're Stuck with me.Not for a few decades,not for centuries. You're tied to me forever. That boy and girl offspring you talked off? They'll come from me--or no one.”
Kresley Cole, Lothaire

Grant Morrison
“We tell our children they're trapped like rats on a doomed, bankrupt, gangster-haunted planet with dwindling resources, with nothing to look forward to but rising sea levels and imminent mass extinctions, then raise a disapproving eyebrow when, in response, they dress in black, cut themselves with razors, starve themselves, gorge themselves, or kill one another.”
Grant Morrison, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

Stephen Colbert
“In God's eyes all children are beautiful but here on earth we have higher standards.”
Steven Colbert

Barbara Delinsky
“What she did have, after raising two children, was the equivalent of a PhD in mothering and my undying respect.”
Barbara Delinsky, Escape

John Taylor Gatto
“Self-knowledge is the only basis of true knowledge.”
John Taylor Gatto

Stefan Zweig
“Being sent to bed is a terrible command to all children, because it means the most public possible humiliation in front of adults, the confession that they bear the stigma of childhood, of being small and having a child's need for sleep.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

“God created every man to be free. The ability to choose whether to live free or enslaved, right or wrong, happy or in fear is something called freewill. Every man was born with freewill. Some people use it, and some people use any excuse not to. Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. And in the end, when God asks you: "Who told you to kill one of my children?"

And you tell him, "My leader."

He will then ask you, "And are THEY your GOD?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

C.J. Heck
“May you always see the world through the eyes of a child.”
CJ Heck

Jean Kerr
“The only reason that they say, 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats.”
Jean Kerr

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
“Everything that isn't gospel is law. Let us say it again: Everything that isn't gospel is law. Every way we try to make our kids good that isn't rooted in the good news of the life, death, ressurection, and assension of Jesus Christ is damnable, crushing, despair-breeding, Pharisee-producing law. We won't get the results we want from the law. We'll get either shallow self-righteousness or blazing rebellion or both (frequently from the same kid on the same day!). We'll get moralistic kids who are cold and hypocritical and who look down on others (and could easily become Mormons), or you'll get teens who are rebellious and self-indulgent and who can't wait to get out of the house. We have to remember that in the life of our unregenerate children, the law is given for one reason only: to crush their self-confidence and drive them to Christ.”
Elyse Fitzpatrick, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus

John Connolly
“It is a curious fact that small boys are more terrified of their babysitters than small girls are. In part, this is because small girls and babysitters, who are usually slightly larger girls, belong to the same species, and therefore understand each other. Small boys, on the other hand, do not understand girls, and therefore being looked after by one is a little like a hamster being looked after by a shark. If you are a small boy, it may be some consolation to you to know that even large boys do not understand girls, and girls, by and large, do not understand boys. This makes adult life very interesting.”
John Connolly, The Gates

David Foster Wallace
“You see parents as kind or unkind or happy or miserable or drunk or sober or great or near-great or failed the way you see a table square or a Montclair lip-read. Kids today... you kids today somehow don't know how to feel, much less love, to say nothing of respect. We're just bodies to you. We're just bodies and shoulders and scarred knees and big bellies and empty wallets and flasks to you. I'm not saying something cliché like you take us for granted so much as I'm saying you cannot... imagine our absence. We're so present it's ceased to mean. We're environmental. Furniture of the world.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Sylvia Plath
“A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self-assurance like soothing lanolin.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Eileen Kennedy-Moore
“Potential is not an endpoint but a capacity to grow and learn.”
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential

“I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in truth.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Maxim Gorky
“The poor are always rich in children, and in the dirt and ditches of this street there are groups of them from morning to night, hungry, naked and dirty. Children are the living flowers of the earth, but these had the appearance of flowers that have faded prematurely, because they grew in ground where there was no healthy nourishment.”
Maxim Gorky, Twenty-Six Men and a Girl and Other Stories

Doug Dillon
“A child’s imaginary playmate just might actually be there.”
Doug Dillon

Christopher Hitchens
“It is pardonable for children to yell that they believe in fairies, but it is somehow sinister when the piping note shifts from the puerile to the senile.”
Christopher Hitchens, Arguably: Selected Essays

Rebecca Eanes
“Tantrums are not bad behavior. Tantrums are an expression of emotion that became too much for the child to bear. No punishment is required. What your child needs is compassion and safe, loving arms to unload in.”
Rebecca Eanes, The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting

Nick Harkaway
“Children, bored and opinionated, are scholars of the most dogmatic stripe.”
Nick Harkaway, The Gone-Away World

L.M. Montgomery
“I'm afraid of those cows,' protested poor Dora, seeing a prospect of escape.
'The very idea of your being scared of those cows,' scoffed Davy. 'Why, they're both younger than you.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

Karen   White
“...Being a mother is like being a gardener of souls. You tend your children, make sure the light always touches them; you nourish them. You sow your seeds, and reap what you sow.”
Karen White, Sea Change

Sanhita Baruah
“In the midst of the vagaries of life, they provide us a trip to the land of goodness and fairies, of imaginations and possibilities.
A childhood that wasn't spent watching cartoons or reading comic strips, no wonder, seems too dull to imagine.”
Sanhita Baruah

ليلى الجهني
“الخلودَ حِليَةُ من يعي لا من يتكاثر”
ليلى الجهني, 40 في معنى أن أكبر

Diana Wynne Jones
“Charles realized that if he were going to apologize to Chrestomanci, he had better do it at once. He turned around to say it. But the folds had already rippled flat and nothing was the same anymore....”
Diana Wynne Jones, Witch Week

Patricia Highsmith
“one blow in anger [would] kill, probably, a child from aged two to eight. Those over eight would take two blows to kill.”
Patricia Highsmith

Astrid Lindgren
“What should a good children’s book be like? If you ask me, I can tell you after thinking long and hard: It must be good.”
Astrid Lindgren

Charles M. Blow
“Children see God every day; they just don't call it that. It's the summer sky painted with cumulus clouds by day and sequined with a million stars by night. It's the sweet whispers of sweet gum trees and the sounds riding the tops of honeysuckle-scented breezes. Children feel God stuffed into brown fluffy dogs with stitches strong enough to withstand a good squeeze, and on the lips of round women who can't get enough sugar from Chocolate.

I began to believe that God is us and nature, beauty and love, mystery and majesty, everything right and good.”
Charles Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones

“Eating was still a sore point with Smriti.She failed to understand,when interesting options like mango juice or chocolates were available,why was she forced by her stupid mother to eat boring regular meals?
After much contemplation,Nikhil came up with a suggestion'Don't give her food till she herself asks for it'.
His idea'starve-to know-the-worth-of -food'made sense to Abhilasha,though it took her a great deal of resolve before she could actually try it out.
So on a sunday,the'lady with an iron will'took over from'the soft and kind hearted mother'.she did not give her anything to eat and waited for the golden moment,expecting a hungry Smriti to beg for food.
But the much awaited moment never came.Smriti was not at all bothered about her meal and kept playing happily. The day turned into evening and still there was no trace of hunger in her.
"Aren't you feeling hungry?' now a worried mother had no option but to eat the humble pie and ask the daughter.
"No Maa. My friend Pinky had brought wafers and chocolates. Those were so yummy that I ate them all......"
And that was the end of her'starve-to -know-the-worth-of-food-mission.”
Chitralekha Paul, Delayed Monsoon