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Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
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
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.
To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him.
You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, 'Am I having fun?'
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.
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.
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.
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
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
My comedy is for children from three to 93. You do need a slightly childish sense of humour and if you haven't got that, it's very sad.
Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.
If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.
I loved to write when I was a child. I wrote, but I always thought it was something that you did as a child, then you put away childish things.
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior. Most great comics are doing such silly things; you'd say, 'That's what a child would do.'
To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
James Anthony Froude
Dying people often become childish.
I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely.
Every second is mapped out and he has this total childish fascination with color and shapes and sequences.
Giving the kids a programming environment of any sort, whether it's a tool like Squeak or Scratch or Logo to write programs in a childish way - and I mean that in the most generous sense of the word, that is, playing with and building things - is one of the best ways to learn.
The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.
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