Below is a collection of quotable quotes relevant to our focus group "The Inner Child's Playground and Magical Learning Space".  Enjoy as you gain insight into the Divine Child within us all.

  • Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. ~C.S. Lewis

 

  • In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

 

  • The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.  ~Mencius, Book IV

 

  • Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.  ~Pablo Picasso

 

  • The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.  ~Rebecca Pepper Sinkler

 

  • A grownup is a child with layers on.  ~Woody Harrelson

 

  • So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.  ~Gaston Bachelard

 

  • To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.  ~Heraclitus

 

  • Deep meaning lies often in childish play. ~Johann Friedrich von Schiller

 

  • Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.  ~Jean de la Bruyere

 

  • What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.  ~Sigmund Freud

 

  • Whoever wants to understand much must play much.  ~Gottfried Benn

 

  • There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.  ~J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

  • If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.  ~Jean Piaget

 

  • O men, grown sick with toil and care, Leave for awhile the crowded mart;  O women, sinking with despair, Weary of limb and faint of heart, Forget your years to-day and come, As children back to childhood's house. ~Phoebe Cary

 

  • Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.  ~Stuart Brown

 

  • In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow.  ~Papiha Ghosh

 

  • One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.  ~Sam Levenson

 

  • It is a happy talent to know how to play.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.  ~Norman Podhoretz

 

  • You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

 

  • A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

 

  • The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives. ~Robert Brault

 

  • Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~Rabindranath Tagore

 

  • While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. ~Angela Schwindt

 

  • Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child. ~Joan Almon

 

  • There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~Frank A. Clark

 

  • There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff

 

  • 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
     
  • It is never too late to have a happy childhood. ~Tom Robbins

 

  • The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give. ~Ellen Glasgow

 

  • I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring. ~Liz Armbruster
     
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