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Children Quotes

45 of the best book quotes about children
  1. #1
    “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
  2. #2
    “All children, except one, grow up.”
  3. #3
    “Now that I’m an adult, I realize that kids know at a very young age when they’re being devalued, when adults aren’t invested enough to help them learn. Their anger over it can manifest itself as unruliness. It’s hardly their fault. They aren’t “bad kids.” They’re just trying to survive bad circumstances.”
  4. #4
    “I am not the child my father raised, but he is the father who raised her.”
  5. #5
    “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
  6. #6
    “Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will.”
  7. #7
    “The noise in this room was perfectly tumultuous, for there were more children there, than Scrooge in his agitated state of mind could count; and, unlike the celebrated herd in the poem, they were not forty children conducting themselves like one, but every child was conducting itself like forty.”
  8. #8
    “Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
  1. #9
    “Jo had absorbed many of her parents’ philosophies, and one of them was the belief that children deserved to be told the truth as much as possible.”
  2. #10
    “Kids are smarter than we think. They know how to survive the shit that’s dealt them better than some welfare worker who never spent a day in one of those kids’ shoes.”
  3. #11
    “Western children are definitely no happier than Chinese ones.”
  4. #12
    Childhood’s logic never asks to be proved (all conclusions are absolute)
  5. #13
    “What if, in raising children, we focus on ability instead of gender? What if we focus on interest instead of gender?”
  6. #14
    “Now the Law of the Jungle lays down that if there is any dispute as to the right of a cub to be accepted by the Pack, he must be spoken for by at least two members of the Pack who are not his father and mother.”
  7. #15
    “I’m sorry, but were you dropped on your head as an infant?”
  8. #16
    “Strange children should smile at each other and say, “Let’s play.”
  1. #17
    “Only the children know what they are looking for.”
  2. #18
    “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”
  3. #19
    At last the candles burnt down to the branches and were put out. Then the children received permission to plunder the tree. Oh, how they rushed upon it, till the branches cracked, and had it not been fastened with the glistening star to the ceiling, it must have been thrown down. The children then danced about with their pretty toys, and no one noticed the tree, except the children’s maid who came and peeped among the branches to see if an apple or a fig had been forgotten.
  4. #20
    “They played at hearts as other children might play at ball; only, as it was really their two hearts that they flung to and fro, they had to be very, very handy to catch them, each time, without hurting them.”
  5. #21
    “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”
  6. #22
    “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.”
  7. #23
    “He was not the Model Boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well though--and loathed him.”
  8. #24
    “I am a mother and mothers don’t have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults.”
  1. #25
    “So it took an eight-year-old child to bring ‘em to their senses...That proves something - that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children.”
  2. #26
    “Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they’re not attracting attention with it.”
  3. #27
    “To have a child is the greatest honor and responsibility that can be bestowed upon any living being.”
  4. #28
    “Every one of these old people was over ninety. They were as shrivelled as prunes, and as bony as skeletons, and throughout the day, until Charlie made his appearance, they lay huddled in their one bed, two at either end, with nightcaps on to keep their heads warm, dozing the time away with nothing to do. But as soon as they heard the door opening, and heard Charlie’s voice saying, ‘Good evening, Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine, and Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina,’ then all four of them would suddenly sit up, and their old wrinkled faces would light up with smiles of pleasure – and the talking would begin. For they loved this little boy. He was the only bright thing in their lives, and his evening visits were something that they looked forward to all day long.”
  5. #29
    “The love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.”
  6. #30
    “By contrast, I can’t tell you how many Asian kids I’ve met who, while acknowledging how oppressively strict and brutally demanding their parents were, happily describe themselves as devoted to their parents and unbelievably grateful to them, seemingly without a trace of bitterness or resentment.”
  7. #31
    “I, Willy Wonka, have decided to allow five children – just five, mind you, and no more – to visit my factory this year.”
  8. #32
    “Few sons are the equals of their fathers; most fall short, all too few surpass them.”
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    Odyssey
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  1. #33
    “As a kid, you learn to measure long before you understand the size or value of anything. Eventually, if you’re lucky, you learn that you’ve been measuring all wrong.”
  2. #34
    He just reminded everyone that when Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me,” Jesus meant all the children, including Herdmans.
  3. #35
    “You only just tell a boy you won’t ever have anybody but him, ever ever ever, and then you kiss and that’s all. Anybody can do it.”
  4. #36
    And now the folding doors were thrown open, and a troop of children rushed in as if they intended to upset the tree; they were followed more silently by their elders. For a moment the little ones stood silent with astonishment, and then they shouted for joy, till the room rang, and they danced merrily round the tree, while one present after another was taken from it.
  5. #37
    “I don’t want a grown-up person at all. A grownup won’t listen to me; he won’t learn. He will try to do things his own way and not mine. So I have to have a child. I want a good sensible loving child, one to whom I can tell all my most precious candy-making secrets-while I am still alive.”
  6. #38
    “THEY . . . USED . . . TO . . . READ! They’d READ and READ, AND READ and READ, and then proceed To READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!”
  7. #39
    “In his face, I see the whole of my life. I see a baby who came to me long after I’d given up … and a hint of the beauty I once had. I see … my life in his eyes.”
  8. #40
    “Sometimes, the Angel comes much later, because the children are naughty and won’t learn their lessons or practise their scales. And sometimes, he does not come at all, because the children have a bad heart or a bad conscience.”
  1. #41
    Mothers are often fondest of the child which has caused them the greatest pain.
  2. #42
    “Is she the only one at fault? For though she’s spoiled, and dreadfully so, A girl can’t spoil herself, you know. Who spoiled her, then? Ah, who indeed? Who pandered to her every need? Who turned her into such a brat? Who are the culprits? Who did that? Alas! You needn’t look so far To find out who these sinners are. They are (and this is very sad) Her loving parents, MUM and DAD. And that is why we’re glad they fell Into the garbage chute as well.”
  3. #43
    “Jekyll had more than a father’s interest; Hyde had more than a son’s indifference.”
  4. #44
    ”Don’t try to make me grow up before my time, Meg.”
  5. #45
    ″. . . Big Mama kept bees, too, right out there in the same spot they’re in today. Nobody around here had ever seen a lady beekeeper till her. She liked to tell everybody that women made the best beekeepers, ‘cause they have a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting. ‘It comes from years of loving children and husbands,’ she’d say.”
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