Child sayings

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◆ In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who loses a child.
- Jodi Picoult99
◆ My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don't read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children's rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent's rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says 'PRIVATE--GROWNUPS KEEP OUT': a child sprawled on the bed, reading.
- Anne Fadiman99
◆ A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow99
◆ The words with which a child's heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón99
◆ Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
- Ambrose Bierce99
◆ Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.
- Richard Dawkins99
◆ Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow99
◆ If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.
- Emma Donoghue99
◆ Fathers. Mothers. With all their caring and attention. They will f--- you up, every time.
- Chuck Palahniuk99
◆ Don't stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times. Demonstrate that people can be trusted, that the environment can be trusted, that we live in a benign universe.
- Peggy O'Mara99
◆ Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore99
◆ I can think of few better ways to introduce a child to books than to let her stack them, upend them, rearrange them, and get her fingerprints all over them.
- Anne Fadiman99
◆ I'll tug at your breasts like a thirsty child. Try not to burn your nipples in my hot coffee. While you're at it, I also like sugar in my coffee.
- Jarod Kintz99
◆ Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?
- Marilyn Manson99
◆ I don't remember ever feeling lonely; in fact, on the rare occasions when I met other children I found their games and their talk far less interesting than the adventures and dialogues I read in my books.
- Alberto Manguel99

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