The Best Child quotes

There is nothing more precious than a child’s innocence and wisdom. Children often say the simplest things that remind us of the most important truths in life.


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The best child quotes

1. In the first year of a child’s life we teach them to walk and talk. And then for the rest of their lives we want them to sit down and be quiet. — Neil Degrasse Tyson

2. …the heart of a child can take forty–nine blows before it’s damaged for ever and what’s done can never be undone. — Paul Hoffman, The Last Four Things

3. She has vivid pictures of Hell. It is as hot as Rajputana in June and everyone is made to learn seven foreign languages . . . — Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children

4. You see yourself as if old and wise.I see you really miss your childhood. — Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

5. My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier. — Orlando Bloom

6. Poverty is a lot like childbirth–you know it is going to hurt before it happens, but you’ll never know how much until you experience it. — J. K. Rowling

7. There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. If you own a gun and have a swimming pool in the yard, the swimming pool is almost 100 times more likely to kill a child than the gun is. — Steven Levitt

9. I started acting as a child in Community Theatre but I didn’t do any serious stuff. It was all musicals like ‘Annie’ and ‘Wizard of Oz.’ I was always in the chorus. — Michelle Williams

10. If we’re lucky we realize that life is really about family–your children, your family and your friends. Without that, the rest is hollow. — Paul Stanley

11. Imagine Oshkosh straitjackets for little insane children. — Steven Wright

12. Childbirth is normal until proven otherwise. — Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

13. If you feed a child, you strengthen him for a day; if you educate him, you strengthen him for a lifetime. — Matshona Dhliwayo

14. The average adult hates being treated like a child, unless it suits them. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

15. All we can do, child, is follow our destiny. — Rick Riordan

16. As a child I loved ghost stories. — Rebecca Hall

17. The idea of being able to serve as an example, based upon how to process, how to think, how to realize our own dreams, we can pass that down to our children. — Stedman Graham

18. But what was I but a scared child lost in a strange world? How could I replace all that been lost? Where was my place in the world? — Patrick Carman, Stargazer

19. The Atlanta Braves are really all that our children know about this crazy baseball life, and we are so thankful for this upbringing for them. — Tim Hudson

20. I like subversive humor, freckles, women’s knees and long hair, the laughter of playing children, and a girl running down the street. — Rene Magritte

21. Fairy tales have always got to have something a bit scary for children–as long as you make them laugh as well. — Roald Dahl

22. The arrival of any child brings you a lot of happiness. — Seal

23. Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. — Martin Mull

24. Aristotle uses a mother’s love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship. — Mortimer Adler

25. Now you know how badly someone wanted you, Charley. Children forget that sometimes. They think of themselves as a burden instead of a wish granted. — Mitch Albom

26. How do you explain to a child who likes everyone in the world that adult life consists to a great extent of cutting people away? — Miranda Emmerson, Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

27. Forgive your child and yourself nightly. You didn’t ask to live with the effects of ADHD any more than did your child. — Martin L. Kutscher, ADHD–Living without Brakes

28. The children who are ‘our future’ will inherit a world created not just by parental devotion but by the sort of zealous, focused endeavors that can preclude good parenting. — Virginia Postrel

29. We create our own reality through our thoughts, emotions and beliefs. — Sharon Gardner, Holidays in Poem for the Heart of a Child

30. Before you judge me , try hard to love me , look within your heart Then ask , –have you seen my childhood ? — Michael Jackson

31. The creative adult is the child who has survived. — Ursula K. Le Guin

32. Despite popular conviction, a writer needn’t wear black, be unshaven, sickly and parade around New York’s East Village spewing aphorisms and scaring children. — Noah Lukeman

33. I’m convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon. — Wernher Von Braun

34. There is no reason we should expect young children to enter the nocturnal darkness of sleep and dreams without help. — Siri Hustvedt

35. The world we inhabit is one where children feel sorrow long before they have the words to express it. — Russ Ramsey, Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death

36. My childhood was extreme. — Tori Amos

37. If you are waiting to gain power to do something — then there is no difference between you and an unborn child.

38. The real question isn’t whether or not you love your kids but how well you are able to demonstrate your love and caring so that your children really feel loved. — Stephanie Marston

39. We are the sons of Light and children of God. Glory unto the Lord, we will succeed. — Swami Vivekananda

40. There’s only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that’s a writer sitting down to write. — Mignon McLaughlin

41. Everything we say or don’t say makes an imprint on our child’s heart. — Patty Houser

42. Traveling with children corresponds roughly to traveling third class in Bulgaria. — Robert Benchley

43. It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years. — Martin Lewis Perl

44. I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than broken spirit. — Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

45. Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards–the things we live by and teach our children–are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. — Walt Disney

46. Religion makes people kill each other. Science supplies them with weapons. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown–ups

47. America used to live by the motto ‘Father Knows Best.’ Now we’re lucky if ‘Father Knows He Has Children.’ We’ve become a nation of sperm donors and baby daddies. — Stephen Colbert

48. There are so many ebbs and flows in life, but when you’re raising small children, your family means everything. — Uma Thurman

49. Miroku: Kagome, are you worrying about me?Kagome: I guess so.Miroku: In that case, I have a favor to ask of you: please bear my child. — Rumiko Takahashi

50. I think you got to put your intimate relationship first. If you can keep your woman first and still love your children, you are going to create the healthiest environment. — Tony Robbins


Remember to always love and cherish your children. They are the most precious gifts that life has to offer. As parents, it is our responsibility to provide them with the tools they need to grow into successful, happy adults. Hopefully, these quotes have reminded you of the importance of spending quality time with your children and of the joys that come with parenting.

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