Joys Of Childhood Quotes by Joyce Maynard, Russell Baker, Sigmund Freud, Graham Greene, Eliphas Levi, Ellen Glasgow and many others.
Those who rhapsodize about the ease and joy of childhood have perhaps forgotten what it’s like to be 12 years old.
Notice, for example, that people who talk about “the joys of childhood” are always adults. Only an adult, utterly remote from the reality of childhood, could suppose it is time of joys.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Up to one’s last breath, one may retain the simple joys of childhood, the poetic ecstasies of the young person, the enthusiasms of maturity. Right to the end, one may intoxicate one’s spirit with flowers, with beauty and with smiles.
The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.