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Winston ChurchillWhen I hear a man say that his childhood was the happiest time of his life, I think (puff) my friend, you have had a pretty poor life.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Eugene IonescoThe end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

Eugene IonescoI still forget, sometimes, that I am no longer 12 years old.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

William WordsworthSweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.

—  William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, English poet

Anton ChekhovDear, sweet, unforgettable childhood! Why does this irrevocable time, forever departed, seem brighter, more festive and richer than it actually was?

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Marcel ProustThere are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

Walt DisneyOver at our place, we're sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Dorothy ParkerAll those writers who write about their own childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic


Movie Quotes

Citizen Kane (1941)Rosebud!

—  from the film Citizen Kane (1941)

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