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I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.
You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, 'Am I having fun?'
Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
I'm childish and silly. Most people tease me because I'm a bit daft.
If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.
When we're in that kind of childish space, we're more genuine and feel more comfortable with our friends.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
James Anthony Froude
Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.
The most powerful men were those who most effectively used the power of adult competence to enforce childish agreements.
George W. S. Trow
Having a birthday cake squashed into your face by young kids? Delicious. I always don a Santa suit at Christmas. Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
If religious people deny paradise to their opponents or to 'non-believers,' atheists would likewise seek to eliminate 'dangerous' believers with their 'childish' ways and their heads in the clouds.
To resolve problems through negotiation is a very childish approach.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
W. Somerset Maugham
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
Henri Frederic Amiel
At 35, I'm definitely starting to feel more like a grown-up than I ever have. There's nothing in my life that is childish or whimsical. Having fun is fantastic and I never want to lose a sense of that - and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work or else it's going to feel stiff.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.
I have a very childish attitude to books - a very non-analytic enthusiasm... like Alice falling down the chute.
Living in that childish wonder is a most beautiful feeling - I can so well remember it. There was always something more - behind and beyond everything - to me, the golden spectacles were very, very big.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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