Favorite Quotations ~  Children, 2 Day It Rained Hearts

"As a child I understood how to give; I have forgotten this grace since I became civilized." ~ Ohiyesa


As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. ~ Ursula Le Guin

A child is a reinvigorating experience. It almost does feel like immortality, but not in the way people think. It reminds us there are universal truths that are most simply seen through the mind of a young person. ~ Kelsey Grammer, Esquire, 12/15/09

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of the fairies. ~ J. M. Barrie

Never play peek-a-boo with a child on a long plane trip. There's no end to the game. Finally I grabbed him by the bib and said, Look, it's always gonna be me! ~ Rita Rudner

The adult with a capacity for true maturity is one who has grown out of childhood without losing childhood's best traits. ~ Joseph Stone

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. ~ Heraclitus

A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea ~ Helen Keller

But the hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes. ~ Carson McCullers

The question for the child is not "Do I want to be good?" but "Whom do I want to be like?" ~ Bruno Bettelheim, I Want to Teach My Child about Fitness

Children are hardy and adaptable if given a chance to rise to the occasion. I always remember that wonderful Zulu saying, “Dirt that don’t make dead, fattens.” ~ Leila Hadley

A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and for love, it will soon itself come back. ~ Arthur Miller, Crucible