Childhood

  • Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.


    Childhood, literature, Obsession

  • Hors d'oeuvres always remind me of one's childhood, wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu wishing one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres.


    Childhood, Food

  • Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will.


    Childhood, Genius

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


    Childhood

  • A child is a sort of vicious, innately cruel dwarf.


    Childhood

  • Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.


    Childhood

  • Childhood is the last chance gulch for happiness. After that you know too much.


    Childhood

  • It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl, the threat of a woman.


    Childhood

  • Childhood has no forebodings; but then it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.


    Childhood

  • Forget all the manufactured plastic trash. A large cardboard box, some old clothes and an appreciative parent make the best games for children.


    Childhood