Only Child Sayings and Quotes

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


There is an unfair responsibility that comes with being an only child - you grow up knowing you arent allowed to disappoint, you're not even allowed to die.     

Gillian Flynn

I am the only child of parents who weighed, measured, and priced everything; for whom what could not be weighed, measured, and priced, had no existence.     

Charles Dickens

If you ever wonder what being an only child is like, just imagine third wheeling your parents every day.     

Caroline Bologna

I'm an only child. Which is kind of bad, because having a brother or sister is like another form of friendship. That's something I've missed out on, except I know that I couldn't be doing what I am doing now if I had brothers and sisters.     

Natalie Portman

I think that's important for all ages, to not be afraid of being an individual. I grew up on my own, as an only child, so early on I think I was quite capable of making decisions by myself and being an individual.     

Noel Clarke

As an only child, I never felt insecure and always had total love.      

Willard Scott

Only children believe they're capable of everything.     

Paulo Coelho

I wish I had a siblings to share my parents affections with.. Said no only child ever..     

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If you are an only child, feel honored. It means your parents got it right the first time and stopped at you!     

unknown

I was an only child. I've known only children. From this experience I do believe that the children should outnumber the parents.     

Jane Smiley

There's a kind of intimacy that happens between a mother and an only child. Which only gets more intimate when it's between a mother and only daughter.     

Leigh Newman

Attributing feelings to inanimate things is probably a symptom of only-child-ness. Who else to talk to when the parents fight except walls and banisters and things?     

Weike Wang

When you're an only child, you get very used to pleasing the adults around you.     

Rachel Bloom

If you're an only child, you spend a lot of time by yourself, and you develop a strong ability to entertain yourself, to conjure up fantasy.      

Peter Jackson

I'm an only child, and I think one of the sweet things about that is that my parents are really interested in every aspect of my life.     

Karen Thompson Walker

I think being an only child created in me a degree of self-reliance, which I'm glad of. It made me perfectly happy with my own company and perhaps was good conditioning for the protracted solitude of writing books as slowly as I do.      

Alan Hollinghurst

If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.     

Linda Sunshine

Being an only child, my mother reared me very carefully.     

Heber J. Grant

I grew up as the only child, and we did not have a large family. So for me and my mother, our friends tend to become our family.     

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Great compassion penetrates into the marrow of the bone. It is the support of all living beings. Like the love of a parent for an only child, the tenderness of the Compassionate One is all-pervasive.      

Akkineni Nagarjuna