Children

«He preferred smart questions to smart answers.»

Yōko Ogawa


«we wept within the moment that was dividing our life into before and after, whereby the before was forever foreclosed, while the after was spreading out, like an exploding twinkle-star, into a dark universe of pain.»

Aleksandar Hemon


«Don't you remember what your grandfather used to say? That thing about pots and people?"»

Julia Wills


«Singing with children in the schools has been the most rewarding experience of my life.»

Pete Seeger


«There is no better time than now to rededicate yourself to the principles taught by Jesus, and to teach your children about Him too!»

Soraya Diase Coffelt


«It would be better to have no school at all than the schools we now have. Encouraged, instead of frightened, children could learn several languages before reaching age of four, at that age engaging in the invention of their own languages. Play'd be play instead of being, as now, release of repressed anger.»

John Cage


«Mwachie mwanao urithi wa kutosha ili aweze kufanya kitu, lakini si urithi wa kutosha ili asiweze kufanya kitu.»

Enock Maregesi


«May you always see the world through the eyes of a child.»

C.J. Heck


«No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?"»

Charlotte Brontë


«Wape watoto uhuru wa mahesabu, lakini si uhuru wa shaghalabaghala.»

Enock Maregesi


«We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. / Nije problem dijete koje se boji mraka; prava tragedija su odrasli koji se boje svjetla.»

Plato


«We’ll make plans on sticky notes and we’ll stick to them. We’ll get married, but only after we buy some milk, cereal, and a book of baby names.»

Jarod Kintz


«When Aziza first spotted Mariam in the morning, her eyes always sprang open, and she began mewling and squirming in her mother's grip. She thrust her arms toward Mariam, demanding to be held, her tiny hands opening and closing urgently, on her face a look of both adoration and quivering anxiety...»

Khaled Hosseini


«We all need good manners, like our friends from the zoo!»

Lorraine Loria


«The arrangements that couples make in order to maintain civility in the midst of their journey to divorce are often most elaborate when the professed top priority is to protect a child.»

John Irving


«Was it the act of giving birth that made you a mother? Did you lose that label when you relinquished your child? If people were measured by their deeds, on the one hand, I had a woman who had chosen to give me up; on the other, I had a woman who'd sat up with me at night when I was sick as a child, who'd cried with me over boyfriends, who'd clapped fiercely at my law school graduation. Which acts made you more of a mother?»

Jodi Picoult


«The one piece of advice I always give is this: become a foster parent because you want to help the child. Not because you expect the child to think of you as their mother or father. Or to love you for the rest of their lives. They might never love you. But you have to do the very best you can for them at all times, no matter what. Fostering is one of the few jobs where your ultimate goal is not to be needed anymore.»

Rio Hogarty


«It takes so little to make a child happy, that it is a pity in a world full of sunshine and pleasant things, that there should be any wistful faces, empty hands, or lonely little hearts.»

Louisa May Alcott


«The most out-there thing I’m saying is, ‘Don’t have babies. Don’t get married and have kids. Have a larger life than that.»

Roseanne Barr


«I had trouble listening to adults who didn't really mean anything that they said; it was as if their language poured into my ears only to drain right out a little spigot in the back of my head.»

Reif Larsen


«Eventually kids become grown-ups too, and from there, the world is whatever they choose to make of it.»

Allison Winn Scotch


«Seuls les enfants solitaires peuvent contenir toute leur passion; les autres, à trop causer éventent leurs sentiments en public, les émoussent en vaines confidences.»

Stefan Zweig


«...Being a mother is like being a gardener of souls. You tend your children, make sure the light always touches them»

Karen White


«Education teaches children to lose interest in what matters most to them.»

Paul Russell


«God never abandons His children.»

Paulo Coelho


«Love your children, and most especially the woman who gave birth to them.»

Sofia Ann


«Creating a world within the imagination one day at a time through words and colors.»

Peggy A. Borel


«Your mother said that Fraser sent her back to me, knowing that I would protect her--and you. ... And like him, perhaps I send you back, knowing---as he knew of me--that he will protect you with his life. I love you forever, Brianna. I know whose child you truly are. With all my love, Dad.»

Diana Gabaldon


«If you ever meet someone who thinks they are so special, the best thing to do is smile. You don’t have to say anything. Be friendly and then go do»

Jeff Hutchins


«You and I. Hand in hand. An endless story of love. A love that grew in me for 9 months and only grows bigger each day.»

Veronika Jensen