Quotations About / On:
Live free, child of the mist,and with respect to knowledge we are all children of the mist.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 240, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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).)
I was raised Christian, my wife was raised Buddhist, and our children 'CONFUSED'
(My Thai wife and I have been married 38 years, during which we raised three children.)
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).)