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War And Childhood Quotes


"The last major childhood disease remains and it's the worst of them all: nuclear war." - Beverly Sills

"War defined my entire childhood and youth and most of my adulthood too - and in the US, it continues to do so." - Ru Freeman

"I had a nice childhood. War and all the experiences affected me as a person and helped me to grow, to change." - Novak Djokovic

"Childhood is messy and beautiful." - Rachel Martin

"From my childhood, I remember a tiny old woman named Mary, made pale and almost translucent by time. Mary's childhood memories extended back to the confusing and violent finale of the Civil War, and she told stories of brutal murders in those days and refused to name some of the killers, as if dead men might still be prosecuted in the late 1950s." - Charles Frazier

"Childhood devotions make unfaithful and fickle lovers." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"My childhood lacked affection and ambience." - Jacqueline De Ribes

"Childhood smells of perfume and brownies." - David Leavitt

"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." - Frank Mccourt

"I have very fond memories of my childhood in Afghanistan, largely because my memories, unlike those of the current generation of Afghans, are untainted by the spectre of war, landmines, and famine." - Khaled Hosseini

"War is cinema, and cinema is war" - Paul Virilio

"My childhood years were a balance of dark and light." - Martha Graham

"Childhood is cannibals and psychotics vomiting in your mouth!" - Maurice Sendak

"Childhood and youth are ends in themselves, not stages." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well." - George R R Martin

"Childhood is but change made gay and visible ..." - Alice Meynell

"Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood." - Benjamin Franklin

"A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams." - Anonymous

"A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams." - Anonymous

"Delight and liberty, the simple creed of childhood." - William Wordsworth

"Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood." - Louise J Kaplan

"I had a happy childhood: extremely outdoorsy and independent." - Dasha Zhukova

"My childhood home backed onto wheat and cotton fields." - Robert B Laughlin

"Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up!" - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I had a very rough and tumultuous childhood." - Corey Feldman

"We had played a kid's version of gang fighting called "Civil War," and then later we had got in on the real thing, we fought with chains and we fought barefisted and we fought Socs and we fought other grease gangs. It was a normal childhood." - S E Hinton

"We remember childhood as the fabulous years of our lives, and nations remember their childhood as fabulous years." - Giacomo Leopardi

"The surrealists, and the modern movement in painting as a whole, seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities, in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists, reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai." - J G Ballard

"My theory is that Kurt had a lot of residual pain from his childhood. And when you pile that on top of his experience in World War II - he was in Dresden when it was bombed and saw a city annihilated. When you combine those two things, my impression of Kurt Vonnegut at 84 was that he was a very pained and haunted man." - Charles J Shields

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." - Frank Mccourt

"But the soul of Africa, its integrity, the slow inexorable pulse of its life, is its own and of such singular rhythm that no outsider, unless steeped from childhood in its endless, even beat, can ever hope to experience it, except only as a bystander might experience a Masai war dance knowing nothing of its music nor the meaning of its steps." - Beryl Markham

"In one sense, I have always felt glad to have had the war [World War II] in my childhood, because, as a result, nothing that has happened in the world since then has ever seemed quite so bad. On the other hand, I never entirely got over my feeling of being cheated when the promised era of peace in a wonderful "post-war world" failed to materialize. I could not understand how, after all that, people could ever even think of fighting again. And I still can't." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"My subject is war, and the pity of war." - Wilfred Owen

"The Cold War was a war, and we won it." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Striding tall through Lauren St John's gorgeously written memoir is her father, and chapter after chapter their relationship is untangled and celebrated. Joy and a hunger for life infuse this book - whether St John is writing about the harrowing years of Rhodesia's civil war, her childhood adventures in the bush, or the breaking apart of her family. Rainbow's End is a most generous and wise book." - Lisa Fugard

"Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action." - David Sobel

"Childhood has definitely been invented, hasn't it? I think that's because people had children later, and we appreciate and cherish childhood a lot more." - Helen Mccrory

"I was born in 1953, in Paris. But soon after my birth my family (I have one sister) moved into a rent apartment in suburbs of Paris named Romainville. That time my parents were freshly married and it was extremely hard to find an apartment in Paris for a young married couple. To say they found a flat in a blocks of houses which was built after the second World War - and this is the place where I spent my childhood." - Richard Clayderman

"While childhood, and while dreams, producing childhood, shall be left, imagination shall not have spread her holy wings totally to fly the earth." - Charles Lamb

"I bless a society that tolerates and supports an eternal childhood for some, a childhood whose playfulness can in turn be a blessing to society." - Allan Bloom

"For some men, life seems to be one long attempt to escape childhood and all the fears of childhood. That's what many of us are doing." - Peter Temple

"I felt if I went chronologically, I'd get bogged down in childhood and that's part of our culture of complaint in America. This endless wailing about your childhood." - Edmund White

"I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing - without the traditional interruption of academic training." - Saul Steinberg

"Theres something about girls and unicorns thats deep and meaningful. Something about childhood." - Ted Naifeh

"Every generation rediscovers and re-evaluates the meaning of infancy and childhood." - Arnold Gesell

"Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I attended Sunday School and then church with my father and mother throughout my childhood." - Leverett Saltonstall

"There's something about girls and unicorns that's deep and meaningful. Something about childhood." - Ted Naifeh

"Storybooks were always a big part of my imagination, and my childhood and adolescence." - Jesse Williams

"My dad is Irish. I spent my childhood going back and forth between Ireland and America." - Olivia Wilde

"My childhood is in my brother's house, and I like to visit there and be reminded." - Ellen Gilchrist

"a good deal of childhood is strong stuff for adults and totally unsuitable for children." - Philippa Pearce

"Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance." - Joseph Chilton Pearce

"True poets, like great artists, have scarcely any childhood, and no old age." - Sophie Swetchine

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education," - Rory Bremner

"CHILDHOOD: The rapidly shrinking interval between infancy and first arrest on a drug or weapons charge." - Rick Bayan

"Childhood and genius have the same master organ in common - inquisitiveness." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"People creep into childhood, bound into youth, sober in adulthood, and soften into old age." - Henry Giles

"The four stages of life are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence." - Art Linkletter

"True poets, like great artists, have scarcely any childhood, and no old age." - Madame Swetchine

"Childhood, who like an April morn appears, Sunshine and rain, hopes clouded o'er with fears." - Charles Churchill

"And if wishes were horses, I"d have been run over in childhood." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"And if wishes were horses, I'd have been run over in childhood." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness." - H P Lovecraft

"I hated childhood / I hate adulthood / And I love being alive." - Mary Ruefle

"Laws and rules of conduct are for the state of childhood; education is an emancipation." - Andre Gide

"Children surviving childhood is my obsessive theme and my life's concern," - Maurice Sendak

"Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed..." - Eugene Ionesco

"The hurts of childhood that must be avenged: so small and so huge." - Mary Gaitskill

"Nature wants children to be children before men... Childhood has its own seeing, thinking and feeling." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"The period of childhood is a stage on which time and space become entangled." - Yukio Mishima

"In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent." - Socrates

"I hated childhood, and spent it sitting behind a book waiting for adulthood to arrive." - Anne Tyler

"Childhood, who like an April morn appears, Sunshine and rain, hopes clouded o'er with fears." - Charles Churchill

"I took the stairs and felt like my childhood took the elevator." - Drew Barrymore

"Childhood, catching our imagination when it is fresh and tender, never lets go of us." - J B Priestley

"Before you judge me, ask me about my childhood. And I will ask you about yours." - Michael Jackson

"The protected place in space and time that we once called childhood has grown shorter." - Mary Pipher

"Growing up sometimes forces us to confront the distance between our childhood hope and the truth." - Sara Shandler

"Childhood play is nothing more than an expression of our individuality and preparation for human interaction." - Frank Gehry

"There are years from my childhood that I cannot remember and I cannot forget." - Robert Bly

"Cyndi Lauper was hilarious and generous, someone I'd loved from childhood who didn't disappoint." - Emma Forrest

"After childhood, the senses specialize via the channels of dominant technologies and social weaponries." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Sisters share the scent and smells - the feel of a common childhood." - Pam Brown

"Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes." - Malcolm De Chazal

"A game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood." - Anonymous

"It is unjust to claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood." - Samuel Johnson

"Sisters share the scent and smells... the feel of a common childhood." - Pam Brown

"A real farmer. He spent his childhood in the wheat, and his marriage in the hay." - Mae West

"I had a very normal childhood, and my mother cooked very normal food." - Ferran Adria

"Appalling things can happen to children. And even a happy childhood is filled with sadnesses." - Mark Haddon

"Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind." - Alex Shakar

"I'm a songwriter who's put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs." - Paula Cole

"My parents are good role models because they've worked hard and gave me a happy childhood." - Sophie Ellisbextor

"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in." - Graham Greene

"Childhood nutrition and healthy eating is a cause that is extremely close to my heart." - Marcus Samuelsson

"My childhood was colorfully anarchic and punctuated by a lot of change." - Sadie Frost

"My childhood bedroom had wallpaper that was printed with clouds and rainbows." - Brad Goreski

"They say everything you go through in your childhood builds character and inner strength." - Curtis Joseph

"Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever." - Dylan Lauren

"The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence." - Art Linkletter

"My childhood was very gregarious, and I was usually surrounded by close family." - Stephen Mangan

"My childhood has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama." - Louise Bourgeois

"I had a very artistic bohemian childhood. My father was an actor and a mime." - Vonda Shepard

"My parents are good role models because they've worked hard and gave me a happy childhood." - Sophie Ellis Bextor

"There are no verdicts to childhood, only consequences, and the bright freight of memory." - Pat Conroy

"A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality." - Pindar

"I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me, and my own childhood." - Jack Prelutsky

"My grandmother taught me to knit, and as I knit, my mind returns to my childhood." - Elena Roger

"I've been a musician since childhood, and music is my first love. I love it." - Steven Seagal

"We need to provide higher quality and innovative early childhood development programs all throughout Latin America." - Shakira

"Vaccinations absolutely work, and have dramatically decreased rates of childhood diseases." - Ben Shapiro

"I overcame a lot of obstacles in my life and in my childhood." - Thalia

"My childhood gave me resilience - and there's little that can surprise me in life." - Natalia Vodianova

"There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete." - Carl Lewis

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education." - Rory Bremner

"Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them!" - Max Muller

"I'm someone who lived in a war for five years. I received bombs on my head every day of my childhood. Did that stop me from living? Did that stop me from laughing?" - Marjane Satrapi

"I came into politics because of a real childhood concern about the Cold War. So to me the importance of the nuclear deterrent is actually really ingrained in me." - Andrea Leadsom

"When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II, I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store." - Lukas Foss

"I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him." - Wally Schirra

"Genius is childhood recaptured." - Jean Baudrillard

"Dear sweet unforgettable childhood." - Anton Chekhov

"technology murdered childhood." - Robert M. Drake

"My childhood was extreme." - Tori Amos

"My childhood was appalling." - Taylor Caldwell

"All's fair in love and war." - Francis Edward Smedley

"Violence and war lead only to death..." - Pope Francis

"All policies allowed in war and love." - Susanna Centlivre

"War is organized murder, and nothing else." - Harry Patch

"War is simple, direct, and ruthless." - George S Patton

"War is all and king of all" - Janet Morris

"War and marketing have many similarities." - Al Ries

"And war-the worst form of evil!" - Theodore Parker

"man's oldest and least reputable occupation - war." - Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth

"Poverty and War have no excuse." - Vanna Bonta

"All's fair in love and war." - Proverbs

"Passitivity and quietism are invitations to war." - Dorothy Thompson

"War means fighting, and fighting means killing." - Nathan Bedford Forrest

"The mad, cruel, and accursed American war." - Lord George Gordon

"War makes thieves and peace hangs them." - George Herbert

"Politics and war are remarkably similar situations." - Newt Gingrich

"Councils of war breed timidity and defeatism." - Jack Kemp

"War diminishes both civil and economic rights." - P J Orourke

"War is war and Hell is hell, and if you ask me, War is a lot worse." - Alan Alda

"War some people glamorise war and glorify war. It's not nice, from whatever point of view you come from." - Gerry Adams

"The attack on the truth by war begins long before war starts and continues long after a war ends." - Julian Assange

"The war against the war is the only war that shall give you a great honour and a real peace!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"There is neither a foreign war nor a civil war; there is only just and unjust war." - Victor Hugo



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