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child Quotes

44 of the best book quotes about child
  1. #1
    ″ One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”
  2. #2
    “To a parent, your child wasn’t just a person: your child was a place, a kind of Narnia, a vast eternal place where the present you were living and the past you remembered and the future you longed for all at the same time.”
  3. #3
    “To produce a happy child, as a parent, a teacher, a friend, or a society, is to successfully fulfill a divine function.”
  4. #4
    “The tears were hot in Salva’s eyes. Where had everyone gone? Why had they left without waking him? He knew the answer: because he was a child . . . who might tire easily and slow them down, and complain about being hungry, and cause trouble somehow.”
  5. #5
    “He had to slow down, and for the first rime on the long journey, he began to lag behind the group. Stumbling about blindly, he did not notice the group drawing farther and farther ahead of him. As if by magic, Uncle was suddenly at his side.”
  6. #6
    “You say we could lose our lives for this child? I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.”
  7. #7
    “I don’t care what she is. Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that supposed to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”
  8. #8
    “The little girl who accompanied Mrs. Grose appeared to me on the spot a creature so charming as to make it a great fortune to have to do with her. She was the most beautiful child I had ever seen…”
  9. #9
    “It was nearly a year and a half ago that Jurgis had met Ona, at a horse fair a hundred miles from home. Jurgis had never expected to get married – he had laughed at it as a foolish trap for a man to walk into; but here, without ever having spoken a word to her, with no more than the exchange of half a dozen smiles, he found himself, purple in the face with embarrassment and terror, asking her parents to sell her to him for his wife – and offering his father’s two horses he had been sent to the fair to sell. But Ona’s father proved as a rock – the girl was yet a child, and he was a rich man, and his daughter was not to be had in that way. So Jurgis went home with a heavy heart, and that spring and summer toiled and tried hard to forget. In the fall, after the harvest was over, he saw that it would not do, and tramped the full fortnight’s journey that lay between him and Ona.”
  10. #10
    “Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that’s the whole art and joy of words.”
  11. #11
    “An adult child can’t get enough because it’s really a child’s needs that are in question.”
  1. #12
    “There is an unfair responsibility that comes with being an only child - you grow up knowing you aren’t allowed to disappoint, you’re not even allowed to die. There isn’t a replacement toddling around; you’re it. It makes you desperate to be flawless, and it also makes you drunk with the power. In such ways are despots made.”
  2. #13
    In a vague way he understood that his father was in trouble and that this was the reason why he himself had not been sent back to Clongowes. For some time he had felt the slight change in his house; and those changes in what he had deemed unchangeable were so many slight shocks to his boyish conception of the world.
  3. #14
    ″‘Oh, it wasn’t him!’ Mrs. Grose with emphasis declared. ‘It was Quint’s own fancy. To play with him, I mean—to spoil him.’ She paused a moment; then she added: ‘Quint was much too free.’
    This gave me, straight from my vision of his face—such a face!—a sudden sickness of disgust. ‘Too free with my boy?’
    ‘Too free with everyone!‘”
  4. #15
    ″‘Think me — for a change — bad!’ I shall never forget the sweetness and gaiety with which he brought out the word, nor how, on top of it, he bent forward and kissed me. It was practically the end of everything.”
  5. #16
    “A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
    How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.”
  6. #17
    “For every woman who juggles a child in her arms, there is one who yearns for the cry of a child to comfort. For every family that fills a home, there are those who will never become parents.”
  7. #18
    “A mother cannot give birth to a child and not lose a piece of herself. The child takes a part of the parent with them, holding it as their own. Whether it be their heart or soul, they are now connected for always.”
  8. #19
    “It was a kid. A child.
    I had a clear view in my scope, but I didn’t fire. I wasn’t going to kill a kid, innocent or not. I’d have to wait until the savage who put him up to it showed himself on the street.”
  9. #20
    “There was ... a dreamy feeling that this child was somehow a message come to him from that far-off life.”
  10. #21
    ″‘Don’t tell me from genetics. What’ve they got to do with it?’ said Crowley. ‘Look at Satan. Created as an angel, grows up to be the Great Adversary. Hey, if you’re going to go on about genetics, you might as well say the kid will grow up to be an angel. After all, his father was really big in Heaven in the old days. Saying he’ll grow up to be a demon just because his dad became one is like saying a mouse with its tail cut off will give birth to tailless mice. No. Upbringing is everything. Take it from me.‘”
  11. #22
    “In old days ... angels ... took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction ... the hand may be a little child’s.”

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  1. #23
    “When I was a little girl fairy tales were my favorite books because even before you opened them you knew how they are going to end. Happily ever after.”
  2. #24
    “She did not bow her head in shame. She stood straight, her chin high. She wiped away the tears.”
  3. #25
    “The eyes of a woman in the face of a ten-year-old girl.”
  4. #26
    “I buried a nickel under the porch when I was 8, she said, but one day my grandma died & they sold the house & I never got to go back for it. A nickel used to mean something, I said.She nodded. It still does, she said & then she started to cry.”
  5. #27
    “When I was 5, he said, my family forgot & left me at the fair. I wandered around in the bright sounds & smells of hot sawdust & cotton candy for hours. It was already too late by the time my parents found me.
    I haven’t been fit for decent society since.”
  6. #28
    “I do not like the Tower, of any place.”
  7. #29
    “You’re not average. You’re not ordinary. You’ve been custom-made. You are one of a kind...He looks right at you and says, ‘There’s my masterpiece. That’s my son. That’s my daughter. That’s what brings the most joy to my heart.‘”
  8. #30
    ″‘She loved you very much.’
    ‘But she left me,’ I told him.
    ‘She left us,’ said the preacher softly...‘She packed her bags and left us, and she didn’t leave one thing behind.‘”
  9. #31
    “I once heard Alan Watts observe that a Chinese child will ask, “How does a baby grow?” But an American child will ask, “How do you make a baby?” From an early age, we absorb our culture’s arrogant conviction that we manufacture everything, reducing the world to mere “raw material” that lacks all value until we impose our designs and labor on it.”
  10. #32
    “‘You can go to the rock, Cyril….’ That was what murder was—as easy as that! But afterwards you went on remembering….”
  11. #33
    “In profile, he could see both the young woman she was becoming and the little girl he remembered.”
  1. #34
    “No one up in heaven could have made it up; the care a child took with an adult. ”
  2. #35
    ″‘I’m just gonna go ahead and nip this thing in the bud. Cuz you know, they say pregnancy often leads to, you know... an infant.‘”
  3. #36
    “You love your child for who the child is, not as an extension of your identity or as an example of your good parenting or even as a companion.”
  4. #37
    “Tis true, a child just dropped from its dam may be supported by her milk for a solar year with little other nourishment, at most not above the value of two shillings.”
  5. #38
    “I realize that some people will not believe that a child of little more than ten years is capable of having such feelings. My story is not intended for them. I am telling it to those who have a better knowledge of man.”
  6. #39
    “The city of happiness, well, we all live there and people go about their business with full knowledge of the child in the closet.”
  7. #40
    ″‘Dónde está mi mami?’ Enrique cries, over and over. ‘Where is my mom?‘”
  8. #41
    “They would like to do something for the child. But there is nothing they can do.”
  9. #42
    “My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child, and that is better than being the child of anyone else.
    author
    Maya Angelou
    person
    Maya Angelou
    character
    Mother
    concepts
    lovechild
  10. #43
    “The mother is nineteen, but she doesn’t feel that old.”
  11. #44
    “Instead of promoting healthy development, they unconsciously undermine it, often with the belief that they are acting in their child’s best interest.”

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