Quotations About / On: CHILD

  • 21.
    One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. repr. in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, eds. Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus (1968). "Such, Such Were the Joys," (1947). Orwell added: "Looking back on my own childhood, after the infant years were over, I do not believe that I ever felt love for any mature person, except my mother.... Love, the spontaneous, unqualified emotion of love was something I could only feel for people who were young.")
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  • 22.
    Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "In This War We Are Dealing ...," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 4 (1909).)
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  • 23.
    Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
    (Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "The Phoenix, a Linguistic Phenomenon," ch. 1, Fragments of a Poetics of Fire (1988, trans. 1990).)
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  • 24.
    Children's self-esteem develops in proportion to the depth of trust that is reached in the parent/child relationship.
    (Stephanie Martson (20th century), U.S. family therapist, author. The Magic of Encouragement, ch. 3 (1990).)
  • 25.
    Development, it turns out, occurs through this process of progressively more complex exchange between a child and somebody else—especially somebody who's crazy about that child.
    (Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917) U.S. (Russian-born) psychologist, advocate for families. Quoted in Childhood, Robert H. Wozniak (1991). A viewer's guide produced in collaboration with Thirteen WNET.)
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  • 26.
    You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
    (Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. Major Von Keller (Walter Slezak), This Land Is Mine (1943).)
  • 27.
    What a wise and good parent will desire for his own children a nation must desire for all children.
    (Consultative Committee On The Prima. Report of the Consultative Committee on the Primary School (HADOW), H.M.S.O. (1931).)
  • 28.
    Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
    (Barbara Walters (20th century), U.S. journalist. How to Talk With Practically Anybody about Practically Anything, ch. 4 (1970).)
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  • 29.
    However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
    (Robert Neelly Bellah (20th century), U.S. professor of sociology and author. Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985).)
  • 30.
    When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.
    (Patricia Schroeder (b. 1940), U.S. politician. First quoted in Ms. magazine (June 1976). As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980).)
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