Childhood Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old childhood quotes, childhood sayings, and childhood proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.     

Elizabeth Lawrence

Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.     

Katherine Anne Porter

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.     

Tom Stoppard

Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.     

Edna St. Vincent Millay

The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.     

Ellen Glasgow

How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, when I found recollection presents them to view!     

Samuel Woodworth

Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.      

Malcolm De Chazal

There was a place in childhood that I remember well, and there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy tales did tell.     

Samuel Lover

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.     

Kailash Satyarthi

Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in afterlife the images first presented to it. The first thing continues forever with the child. The first joy, the first sorrow, the first success, the first failure, the first achievement, the first misadventure paint the foreground of his life.     

Samuel Smiles

Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them!     

Max Muller

Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke.     

Julian Barnes

What one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever.     

Mary Jo Putney

Childhood is the light of our life, we must keep it safe within our hearts.     

Marinela Reka

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons.     

Jerry Smith

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.     

Deepak Chopra

The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.     

John Milton

Childhood is a promise that is never kept.     

Ken Hill

Childhood is a short season.     

Helen Hayes

When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.     

Sam Ewing

Childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one.     

Wendy Dale

A happy the worst possible preparation for life.     

Kinky Friedman

There is no land like the land of your childhood.     

Michael Powell

Childhood is like being drunk. Everyone remembers what you did, except you.     


How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.      

Harold Ramis

There are things about your childhood you hold into, because they were so much part of you. The places you went, the people you knew.     

The Wonder Years

We see how early childhood experiences are so important to lifelong outcomes, how the early environment literally becomes embedded in the brain and changes its architecture.     

Andrew S. Garner