Children

«within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be.»

Rhawn Joseph


«For a child, it is in the simplicity of play that the complexity of life is sorted like puzzle pieces joined together to make sense of the world.»

L.R. Knost


«God, why does a mortal man have children? It is senseless to love anything this much.»

Barbara Kingsolver


«if you want to understand your child better then see through the child's eye.»

Revathi Sankaran


«Well, Mr Markham, you that maintain that a boy should not be shielded from evil, but sent out to battle against it, alone and unassisted - not taught to avoid the snares of life, but boldly to rush into them, or over them, as he may - to seek danger rather than shun it, and feed his virtue by temptation - would you-'»

Anne Brontë


«Innocence ain't all it's cracked up to be, you know. Innocent little kids rip the wings off flies, because they don't know any better.»

Joe Hill


«No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.»

Amit Kalantri


«- How does it feel to have a daughter?»

Clarice Lispector


«For him the tragedy of Homo sapiens is that the least fit to survive breed the most.»

John Fowles


«Children naturally believe without question and absorb knowledge at an incredible rate; since there is no other frame of reference; they believe their parental reality, true or false.»

David W. Earle


«We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody's.»

Kifah Shah


«Potential is not an endpoint but a capacity to grow and learn.»

Eileen Kennedy-Moore


«All creatures have a sense of territory - except children.»

P.K. Shaw


«A hundred years ago, an average teenager knew countless authors, and, a sex position or two. Today, an average teenager knows countless sex positions, and, an author or two.»

Mokokoma Mokhonoana


«Even if Mary gives birth to a child who is not her husband's, if she has a shining pride, they become a holy mother and child.»

Osamu Dazai


«All problems, though appearing outside of you, must be resolved within YOU.»

Vivian Amis


«Our children form a large part of our Immortality Project. This is one of the reasons a child’s death cuts so deep; some of the future dies with them. Through them and their descendants, part of us lives on forever, just as it does in the friends we touch and the ripples our actions cause in the world. All these effects are conscripts, earthwork defences against the finality of extinction.»

John Dolan


«My parents won’t let me have a motorcycle, but they give me all the guns I want. I asked them for a motorcycle last Christmas and they told me I’d only kill myself. They got me this twelve-gauge instead.»

Scott Thompson


«A blown kiss is not a proper kiss. Hugs and kisses should be hugs and kisses, not breaths of air. I am tired of breaths of air and not enough hugs and kisses.»

Claire King


«Be the hero of your children’s story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers.»

Shannon L. Alder


«A day without your child is like a day without sunshine; a month without your child is like a month without laughter; a year without your child is like a year without your heart; a lifetime without your child is like a lifetime without your soul…»

Kirsty Dallas


«Attachment parenting, Sears writes, "immunizes children against many of the social and emotional diseases which plague our society," producing children who are "compassionate," "caring," "admirable," "affectionate," "confident," and "accomplished" ("faster than a speeding bullet," "more powerful than a locomotive," and "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" seem to have been left off the list!).»

Emily Matchar


«We are the children of the earth and removed from her our spirit withers.»

George Macaulay Trevelyan


«To abandon a child, she had once said to someone, when she thought Cassandra couldn't hear, was an act so cold, so careless, it refused forgiveness.»

Kate Morton


«Now I recall my emotions at that moment, children seem to me a remarkable race. They want so much to murder so many people, and they so rarely murder anybody at all.»

Rebecca West


«I began to see that creating a healthy family, in which members develop the ability for mutual respect and caring, is a prerequisite for a more peaceful world. For, it is the family that creates the social fabric of our culture, as Mahatma Gandhi so poignantly illustrated, when he said:»

Shea Darian


«They'd listen silenty, with grave faces: but once they'd turn to each other they'd smile cruelly. He couldn't have it both ways. He'd put himself outside and outside they'd make him stay. Neither brutality nor complaining could force a way in.»

John McGahern


«One thing's sure and nothing surer. The rich get richer and the poor get- children»

Ron Rash


«For Christians do not place their hope in their children, but rather their children are a sign of their hope . . . that God has not abandoned this world.»

Stanley Hauerwas


«The answer to prayers is for the appointed time. God’s honour is at stake to response to the supplications of His Children in His timing.»

Lailah Gifty Akita