Quotations About / On:
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's "mature" critics often are.
(Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "A Writer Because of, Not in Spite of, Her Children," Ms. (New York, Jan. 1976).)
The new concept of the child as equal and the new integration of children into adult life has helped bring about a gradual but certain erosion of these boundaries that once separated the world of children from the word of adults, boundaries that allowed adults to treat children differently than they treated other adults because they understood that children are different.
(Marie Winn (20th century), U.S. author. Children Without Childhood, ch. 13 (1981).)
Familiarity breeds contemptand children.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author and humorist. Notebooks (1935).)
Where children are, there is a golden age.
(Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (1772-1801), German novelist, philosopher, poet. Blüthenstaub (Pollen), fragment no. 97 (1798).)
... all children have creative power.
(Brenda Ueland (1891-1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 1 (1938).)
Have you checked the children yet?
(Fred Walton, U.S. screenwriter. Curt Duncan (Tony Beckley), When a Stranger Calls, making crank calls to frighten a baby-sitter (1979).)
Children make your life important.
(Erma Bombeck (late 20th-century), U.S. humorist and author. Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession, ch. 25 (1983).)
This was like stealing thunder from a child.
(Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew, "The Rope Trick Explained," Harper & Brothers (1936).)
You will always be your child's favorite toy.
(Vicki Lansky (20th century), U.S. author. Trouble-Free Travel with Children, Chapter 3 (1991).)
Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
(Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1796 (1938) trans. 1983.)