• Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
    ~ Rollo Reece May
  • Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
    ~ John Betjeman
  • A happy childhood... is the worst possible preparation for life.
    ~ Richard Samet Friedman
  • Genius is childhood recalled at will.
    ~ Charles Baudelaire
  • Childhood is a short season.
    ~ Helen Hayes
  • Childhood is the sleep of reason.
    ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
    ~ Marcel Proust
  • One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
    ~ Dame Agatha Christie
  • When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
    ~ Sam Ewing
  • The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.
    ~ Bill Cosby
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