Friday, December 31, 2010
New Years Eve makes me want to find a way back machine
Childhood is the world of miracle or of magic: it is as if creation rose luminously out of the night, all new and fresh and astonishing. Childhood is over the moment things are no longer astonishing. When the world gives you a feeling of "déjà vu," when you are used to existence, you become an adult.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY,
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Childhood, n. The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -- two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil's Dictionary
Childhood has no necessary connection with age.
The happy childhood is hardly worth your while.
FRANK MCCOURT, Angela's Ashes
[Growing up] is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, The Crack-Up
Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.
GRENVILLE KLEISER, Dictionary of Proverbs