These Quotes About Childhood Might Be Just What You Need Today

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Best Quotes About Childhood

These relatable quotes remind us there's nothing as sweet as the innocence of childhood. We can all think back to a time when our imaginations ran as wild and free as our two feet. Oh, how we'd give anything to go back for just a day.

We can all agree that adulthood is not nearly as fun as childhood. Nothing compares to playing outside for hours, digging our toes in the dirt, or reading picture books. It felt like it would last forever, until one day we woke up and it was all over. How upsetting!

These inspiring and humorous quotes about childhood are sure to life your spirits. Since we can't go back, living through our most beautiful memories will help keep our soul youthful. Allow these nostalgic quotes to bring you to your happy place!

Nostalgic Quotes About Childhood

  • "What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero." - Pablo Picasso

  • "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." - Tom Robbins

  • "Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies." - Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • "Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them." - Dr. Seuss

  • "I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy." - Neil Gaiman

Relatable Quotes About Childhood

  • "When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind." - Patrick Rothfuss

  • "For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be." - John Connolly

  • "I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I'm spending my adulthood wishing I were younger." - Ricky Schroder

  • "As human beings, we all mature physically from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, but our emotions lag behind." - Bernard Sumner

  • "Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?" - Louis de Bernières

Cute Childhood Quotes

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

  • "The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood." - Richard Paul Evans

  • "My childhood is a part of my story, and it's why I'm who I am today and why my career is what it is." - Misty Copeland

  • "Twentysomethings thank me for their childhood... SpongeBob lives at the bottom of the sea, but he brings a lot of great stuff to the surface." - Stephen Hillenburg

  • "The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals." - Clint Eastwood

Top Quotes About Childhood

  • "Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood." - Pablo Neruda

  • "I want to be in fifth grade again. Now, that is a deep dark secret, almost as big as the other one. Fifth grade was easy -- old enough to play outside without Mom, too young to go off the block. The perfect leash length." - Laurie Halse Anderson

  • "Most of the time, a kid doesn't think about what he's doing or why. This is the privilege of childhood." - Robert Fulghum

  • "So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us." - Gaston Bachelard

  • "The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervised, which is a blessing." - Barbara Kingsolver

We Love These Quotes About Childhood

  • "To have your childhood dream realized is a really big deal." - Maya Rudolph

  • "Childhood and adolescence are nothing but milestones: You grow taller, advance to new grades, and get your period, your driver's license, and your diploma. Then, in your 20s and 30s, you romance potential partners, find jobs, and learn to support yourself." - Pamela Druckerman

  • "All of us are products of our childhood." - Michael Jackson

  • "Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting." - Richard Paul Evans

  • "Genius is the recovery of childhood at will." - Arthur Rimbaud

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