"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."
"I'd give all wealth that years have piled,
The slow result of Life's decay,
To be once more a little child
For one bright summer day."
.......Lewis Carroll, "Solitude"
"When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood."
........ Sam Ewing
"In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in."
........ Robert Brault
"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."
........ Graham Green, The Power and the Glory
" We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it."
........ George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860
"Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons."
"Childhood is a promise that is never kept."
"Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now."
.......... William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"