Quotable Sunday

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My quotes today are about being a child at heart. Do sugar plums dance in your head on Christmas Eve?

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. ~G.K. Chesterton

The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart. ~Mencius, Book IV

So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. ~Gaston Bachelard

When I grow up I want to be a little boy. ~Joseph Heller, Something Happened, 1974

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. ~Bob Seger, "Against the Wind"

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ~Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943

Everybody's 12 years old in an apple orchard. ~Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray Show, while making autumn stew, original airdate 11 October 2007

The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius. ~Rebecca Pepper Sinkler

Adults are obsolete children. ~Dr. Seuss

A grownup is a child with layers on. ~Woody Harrelson

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination. ~Sam Levenson

Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young. ~Sainte-Beuve, Portraits littéraires, 1862

Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. ~Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten


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Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Love your quote choices this week! I love this one:

Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. ~Robert Fulghum

Might have to plan that as a daily routine... ;)

Enjoy your Sunday! :)

Peggy said...

Being young at heart is so endearing to me. At Christmas time even more so!
I think this is a great idea and I'm going to try it.
Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.

LT said...

I love all of your quotes today! There is just something special about being a child at Christmastime, I still love it! So yes, sugar plums do still dance in my head!

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