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Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
I drew the last image ever of Opus at midnight while Puccini was playing and I got rather stupid. Thirty years. A bit like saying goodbye to a child - which is ironic because I was never, never sentimental about him as many of his fans were.
As a child, I was as intrigued by the Evil Queen as I was charmed by Snow White.
I have a woman's body and a child's emotions.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.
At birth, we are like cartilage - soft, flexible tissue. By the same natural process by which cartilage becomes hard bone, the soft, tender heart of an innocent child can become hardened by the circumstances into which she is born.
Fortunately, when you're a mom, the responsibility of caring for your child can keep you going.
There was probably something as a child I wanted to express, something unsaid that I needed to share.
I have a son, who is a... not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.
James D. Watson
I keep wondering how to explain the experience of child abuse from the inside. I'm going to try to explain what my world was like when I was sexually abused. The thing you have to remember is that this was the thinking of a child.
My mother talked about the stories I used to spin as a child of three, before I started school. I would tell this story about what school I went to and what uniform I wore and who I talked to at lunchtime and what I ate, and my mother was like, 'This girl does not even go to school.'
Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play.
When I was a child, I was unable to go to any type of sleepaway summer camp because of health issues. Once I learned about the Lopez Foundation, I knew I wanted to get involved, send kids with kidney disease away to camp so they can still experience overnight camp with medical needs at hand.
Just as the child is father to the man, so the impressions of one's youth remain the most vivid in manhood.
At the beginning when the child is coming, people worry the child may be deformed. When a healthy boy or child comes, people are very happy for a short moment.
It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.
When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
The importance of local governance may not be obvious to an America accustomed to treating city and state downfalls with doses of federal comeuppance. Sometimes there's a reason for that - the Civil War. More often, all reasoning seems absent - No Child Left Behind.
P. J. O'Rourke
Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.
I will say again that I have never, and would never, harm a child. It sickens me that people have written untrue things about me.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
Jean de la Bruyere
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