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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
You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, 'Am I having fun?'
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.
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.
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.
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.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
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.
Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
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.
Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
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
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.
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.
Jeremiah is a most melancholy prophet. He wails from beginning to end; he is often childish, is rarely indecent, and although it may be blasphemy to say so, he and his 'Lamentations' are really not worth reading.
To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
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.
Risk is the sort of word that is easy to discuss upfront but tough to handle when it comes time to pay the piper. There will always be some who wimp out and second-guess when the pain hits, but that is a childish reaction.
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.
A lot of people have said that I've got a voice that speaks to children. I think I've got a natural naivety to me. I'm childish.
Nabokov, who I loved more than any other writer when I was young, had such contempt for dialogue. When I was younger, I never wrote a word of dialogue because of him. I thought it was a childish part of a novel.
A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.
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