Top 45 Childhood Quotes That Everyone Should Read

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Many people think that being childlike is childish. But as we grow up, we forget how to be a child, so we lose the ability to be free from worries and inhibitions. To bring out our inner child, we need to have experiences that will awaken our inner child. Activities such as going outside, taking risks, and having fun are vital in making sure that we stay connected with who we were before adulthood.

It’s never too late to do something you’ve always wanted to do in your childhood. You can go back in time any day with your kids when they are there with you, but when it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Check out these wonderful quotes about childhood. They offer an important message about why waking your inner child is so essential.

Top 45 Childhood Quotes

1. “Childhood is the light of our life, we must keep it safe within our hearts.” ― Marinela Reka

2. “Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.” ― Katherine Anne Porter

3. “Childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one.” ― Wendy Dale

4. “Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up.” ― Daniel Black

5. “Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.” ― John Betjeman

6. “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” ― Graham Greene

7. “Children are magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore

8. “Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.” ― Jerry Smith

9. “Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because today, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.” ― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

10. “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” ― Chili Davis

11. “When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.” ― Sam Ewing

12. “The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.” ― Ellen Glasgow

13. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” ― Ally Condie

14. “I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container.” ― Bill Bryson

15. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein

16. “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” ― Harry Edwards

17. “Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think.” ― Anne Frank

18. “Age is a necessary but insufficient requirement for growing up. There are immature old people, and there are appropriately mature young people.” ― Henry Cloud

19. “What one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever.” ― Mary Jo Putney

20. “Childhood is a promise that is never kept.” ― Ken Hill

21. “In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.” ― Robert Brault

22. “Childhood is a short season.” ― Helen Hayes

23. “Growing up, my parents were my heroes, in the way they conducted their lives.” ― Chris Hemsworth

24. “Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.” – C.S. Lewis

25. “You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.” – John J. Plomp

26. “Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” ― Kailash Satyarthi

27. “Children make your life important.” – Erma Bombeck

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

29. “Children need models rather than critics.” ― Joseph Joubert

30. “There is no land like the land of your childhood.” ― Michael Powell

31. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

32. “A happy childhood…is the worst possible preparation for life.” ― Kinky Friedman

33. “There are things about your childhood you hold into, because they were so much part of you. The places you went, the people you knew.” ― The Wonder Years

34. “Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

35. “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” ― Tom Stoppard

36. “We see how early childhood experiences are so important to lifelong outcomes, how the early environment literally becomes embedded in the brain and changes its architecture.” ― Andrew S. Garner

37. “How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, when I found recollection presents them to view!” ― Samuel Woodworth

38. “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – John F. Kennedy

39. “Childhood is the most valuable thing that’s taken away from you in life, if you think about it.” ― Heather O’Neill

40. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” ― Kahlil Gibran

41. “The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.” ― John Milton

42. “Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.” ― Malcolm De Chazal

43. “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” ― George R.R. Martin

44. “Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.” ― C.S. Lewis

45. “Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them!” ― Max Muller

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