Kids Quotes

Norton Juster

Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?

Karl Lagerfeld

The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Sure, it's simple writing for kids…just as simple as bringing them up.

Jennifer Elisabeth

Despite how lonely or broken down you might feel, we need you with us helping to make the world better, kinder and safer, especially for the little girls coming up.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A hundred years ago, an average teenager knew countless authors, and, a sex position or two. Today, an average teenager knows countless sex positions, and, an author or two.

Julia Marriott

All the kids with fancy shoes or clothes, do you know what I got with a family of nine? When ever we said let's play poker, we had a full team of adults right there.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

As a subconscious attempt to add meaning or purpose to their life: The unemployed pray for a job; the retired pray for grandchildren.

Scott Dikkers

Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.

Rodney Dangerfield

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

Jim Butcher

Kids. You gotta love them. I adore children. A little salt, a squeeze of lemon-perfect.. Jim
Kids. You gotta love them. I adore children. A little salt, a squeeze of lemon-perfect.

George Carlin

If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both fucked.

Eoin Colfer

I am charging you with the protection of my mother and friends, not to mention keeping my younger self off the Internet. He is as dangerous as Opal.

H.L. Mencken

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Ilona Andrews

Georgie, stop trying to resurrect the shoes. They were never alive in the first place.

C. JoyBell C.

I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.

Lynette Mather

What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life?

Betsy Cornwell

Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age.

Darnell Lamont Walker

What you don't think about when you're planning for children is when you're going to teach them how not to be killed

Andy Rooney

We all ought to understand we're on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't do kids any harm for a few years but it isn't smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins.

Huntley Fitzpatrick

I scoop a clattering cascade of green apple Jelly Bellys into the white paper bag and remember when we were seven. I got stung by a jellyfish. Tim cried because his mother, and mine, wouldn’t let him pee on my leg, which he’d heard was an antidote to the sting.

Tina Fey

My parents raised me that you never ask people about their reproductive plans. “You don’t know their situation,” my mom would say. I considered it such an impolite question that for years I didn’t even ask myself. Thirty-five turned into forty faster than McDonald’s food turns into cold nonfood.

Hilary McKay

I can only drive slowly."
"That's all right."
"And I can only do left turns."
Rose ran downstairs, grabbed a road atlas, and ran triumphantly back up again. "Wales is left! Look! It's left all the way!

Ilona Andrews

Kid 1: *examining my gorgeous strawberry and blueberry pies*: Wow, Mom, your pies don’t look awful this time.
Me (Ilona): ...

~A little later~

Kid 2: *wandering into the kitchen*
Kid 1: Hey, you’ve got to see these pies. *opening the stove*
Kid 2: Wow. They are not ugly this time.
Kid 1: I know, right?

Benedict Cumberbatch

I'm a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I'm all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road.

Lorraine Loria

We need to take turns - it's the kind thing to do.

Lorraine Loria

Roaring is never a voice for indoors. Roaring sounds better when done outdoors!

Lorraine Loria

We all need good manners, like our friends from the zoo!

Lorraine Loria

That's when I remember if you have a choice, always ask friends to leave in a very nice voice.

Amit Kalantri

Every child gets a good mother, but not every mother gets a good child.

Amit Kalantri

The problem with a man is, he is no more a child.

Alcurtis Turner

Most kids act out because they want your attention. Don't spank your child show them some attention.

Amit Kalantri

Children imitate their parents, employees their managers.

Doug Dillon

A child’s imaginary playmate just might actually be there.

Julie Holland MD

Conflict is growth trying to happen.

Roald Dahl

I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.

Ryan Lilly

Not only should we encourage kids to daydream, but also to jump-in and build those dreams. Dreaming is largely lost among adults drowning in self-imposed realities.

Zig Ziglar

To a child love is spelled T-I-M-E.

Carew Papritz

KIDS. They know a BRIBE when they see one. They want a PARENT, not a PAY-OFF. They don’t care if you’re Jack-King-Rodeo or Mister-You-Own-New-York. All they understand is time spent WITH YOU or WITHOUT YOU. It’s that SIMPLE.

Robert Reed

How many of us readers say this quote and mean it. "If I knew what I know now life would be different"....

Kristin Hannah

I prefer to scare myself in the ordinary ways, Daddy. Like letting my children cross the country for college. Why bungee jump when you can put a kindergartener on a school bus? Now, that's real terror.

Herbert Hoover

Thank God she doesn't have to be confirmed by the Senate.

(on the birth of his granddaughter)

Susan Pace-Koch

Plans make dreams reality.

Dr. Seuss

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

Melanie Kirk

Want to get your kids to read more? Try making books easily accessible. Put them where kids can easily reach and don't make them off limits. (within reason)

Annie Lang

There's a story behind every Bookworm"!

Sanhita Baruah

In the midst of the vagaries of life, they provide us a trip to the land of goodness and fairies, of imaginations and possibilities.
A childhood that wasn't spent watching cartoons or reading comic strips, no wonder, seems too dull to imagine.

Sarah Jio

What is childhood without stories? And how will children fall in love with stories without bookstores? You can't get that from a computer.

PBS Kids

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card."


Aaron B. Powell

I’m just happy to have experienced life; to have had a beautiful son and to have loved.

Bill Watterson

Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!

Dan Brown

She lay outside in the courtyard, staring up at the raindrops… feeling them hit her body… trying to guess where one would land next. The nuns called again, threatening that pneumonia might make an insufferably headstrong child a lot less curious about nature.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Oh, Hank," Susan whispered, "their wings are furry."

"Oh, James," Harriet whispered, "their hands are kind.

Hain Ginott

The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately; they talk to the heart.

Paul Hoffman

...the heart of a child can take forty-nine blows before it’s damaged for ever and what’s done can never be undone.

Orson Scott Card

While you're governing the colony and I'm writing political philosophy, They'll never guess that in the darkness of night we sneak into each other's room and play checkers and have pillow fights.

Amy Goodman

I really do think that if for one week in the United States we saw the true face of war, we saw people's limbs sheared off, we saw kids blown apart, for one week, war would be eradicated. Instead, what we see in the U.S. media is the video war game.

Norman Rockwell

I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be so and painted only the ideal aspects of it - pictures in which there are no drunken slatterns or self-centered mothers . . . only foxy grandpas who played baseball with kids and boys who fished from logs and got up circuses in the back yard.

Todd Stocker

You can't judge your parenting by the choices of your kids.

Amit Kalantri

When you are a grown up your brothers become your neighbors and your unconditional brotherhood become your conditional neighborhood.

Amit Kalantri

When I see an evil person, I cannot believe that once he was an innocent and sweet baby.

Kurt Vonnegut

We're doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That's what it is to be alive. It's pretty dense kids who haven't figured that out by the time they're ten.... Most kids can't afford to go to Harvard and be misinformed.

Rita Mae Brown

I mean, what do people talk about when they're married?" "Their kids, I guess." "Maybe that's all they have in common.

Anthony Kiedis

She was probably the girl I loved the most of all my girlfriends, but also the toughest one to make things work out with. If I had put that much effort into any of my other relationships, I'd be married with five kids now.

Mitch Albom

I believe that. All divorce does is divert you, taking you away from everything you thought you knew and everything you thought u wanted and steering you into all kinds of other stuff, like discussions about your mother's girdle and whether she should marry someone else.

Caroline Stevermer

Frederick left the young couple gazing into each other’s eyes. Revolting, the way otherwise sensible people could carry on, he decided. Something to do with being married, no doubt. Perhaps it damaged the brain.

Jennifer Crusie

First, I'm not getting married, so you can forget the wife. Second, if I was insane enough to get married, I wouldn't have kids. Third, if I was insane enough to get married and have kids, it would be a cold day in hell I'd let you babysit.

Joshua Ferris

People have all this resentment against their parents for fucking them up, but they never realize, the minute they have a kid, that they cease being the child so fondly victimized in their hearts and start being the benighted perpetrators of unfathomable pain.

Mitch Albom

Sometimes your kids will say the nastiest things, won't they, Rose? You want to ask,'Whose child is this?'"

Rose chuckled.

"But usually, they're just in some kind of pain. They need to work it out.

Carolyn Byers Ruch

Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, "That will never happen to my kids." And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain.

Richard Eyre

Resolution, like responsibility, is a product of ownership, and kids can't resolve a conflict until they figure out how they contributed to it.

Alice Miller

We don't yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people.

Elizabeth George

Model the qualities that you want your children to show to each other.

Bill Cosby

Parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

Anne Fadiman

One reason we have children I think is to learn that parts of ourselves we had given up for dead are merely dormant and that the old joys can re emerge fresh and new and in a completely different form.

Salvador Minuchin

Only the family, society's smallest unit, can change and yet maintain enough continuity to rear children who will not be "strangers in a strange land," who will be rooted firmly enough to grow and adapt.

Allison Bechdel

Don't you kids get any ideas about dragging a trailer into the backyard. after you graduate from high school, i don't want to see you again.


She who has the excellence of home virtues, and can expend within the means of her husband, is a help in the domestic state

Abby Norman

I saw the bruises, the burns, the cuts - I knew which ones had been done to you by someone you thought you could trust. Someone you thought loved you. I knew which ones you gave yourself.

Vivian Amis

All problems, though appearing outside of you, must be resolved within YOU.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

To increase the odds of being thanked, some people compliment some people; some make kids.

Sara Sheridan

Aunts offer kids an opportunity to try out ideas that don't chime with their parents and they also demonstrate that people can get on, love each other and live together without necessarily being carbon copies.

Sydney J. Harris

And most of the failures in parent-child relationships, from my observation, begin when the child begins to acquire a mind and a will of its own, to make independent decisions and to question the omnipotence or the wisdom of the parent.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Being a 'good' parent is more about the parent, and, less about the 'supposedly-could-have-been-bad' child.

Tom Burns

Talking about abstract things is important. Having big, wild conversations about concepts like art, music, time travel, and dreams makes it much easier when you’ll eventually need to talk about things like anger, sadness, pain, and love.

Elizabeth Gilbert

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Justin Torres

We hit and we kept on hitting; we were allowed to be what we were, frightened and vengeful - little animals, clawing at what we needed.

Ryan Lilly

I had a dream about you making balloon animals for kids. You were out of balloons and the kids were out of patience, so you inflated their imaginations instead.

Nicholas Sparks

It's hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can't understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good - and bad - to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.

D. Simone

For Every Child We Teach To Cherish Learning, A Universe Is Born.

Edward M. Wolfe

Is the music broke, Mommy?

Hillary DePiano

DOSTIE: Let's be honest here. People? Sometimes they suck. But kids, well, they're like a new snowfall, you know?

Skip Coryell

It’s not easy to kill; it’s not supposed to be. If it is, then there’s something wrong with you. But sometimes good people have to do unpleasant things just so we can come home at night to our kids.

Sarah J. Maas

And he looked lonely enough that she said, 'If you like, you could be my friend'.


No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

Harry Edwards

We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.

Robert Burns

Gin a body meet a body
Coming thro' the rye,
Gin a body kiss a body -
Need a body cry?

Jodi Picoult

And that was the greatest heartbreak of all- no matter how spectacular we want our children to be, no matter how perfect we pretend they are, they are bound to disappoint. As it turns out, kids are more like us than we think: damaged, through and through.

Magda M. Olchawska

But our forest is sacred & magical with many unusual creatures & plants.We don’t want people to destroy everything!

Doug Dillon

Very young children often accept the paranormal as “normal” until adults squeeze it out them.

Eileen Kennedy-Moore

The miracle of children is that we just don’t know how they will change or who they will become.

Magda M. Olchawska

Julia heard from her mummy that fairies were gentle creatures with singing voices just like the mermaids.

Kurt Chambers

The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of Mankind.

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