Childlike Quotes

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Childlike Quotes

So runs my dream, but what am I? An infant crying in the night An infant crying for the light And with no language but a cry.

Alfred Tennyson

I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.


Don’t grow up too fast, darling. Age is inevitable, but if you nurture a childlike heart, you’ll never ever grow old.

Beth Hoffman

I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.

Bill Bryson

I think there’s a part, just a part of comedians, that is still childlike.

Bob Newhart

Childlike surrender and trust, I believe, is the defining spirit of authentic discipleship.

Brennan Manning

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.

Charles Fillmore

You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, ‘Am I having fun?’

Christopher Meloni

It’s fun telling you tall Texas tales. You always look like a little girl who’s hearing Cinderella for the first time.

Edna Ferber

See the world through the eyes of your inner child. The eyes that sparkle in awe and amazement as they see love, magic and mystery in the most ordinary things.

Henna Sohail

It takes a childlike heart to feel the promptings of the Spirit, to surrender to those commands, and to obey. That is what it takes to be nourished by the good word of God.

Henry B. Eyring

I, also, would like to look and smile, sit and walk like that, so free, so worthy, so restrained, so candid, so childlike and mysterious. A man only looks and walks like that when he has conquered his Self. I also will conquer my Self.

Hermann Hesse

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.

Honoré de Balzac

My childlike qualities sometimes lead me to jump into projects without thinking of the consequences.

Howie Mandel

The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.

John Cleese

You can’t confuse childlike faith with childish thinking.

John F. Macarthur Jr.

The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There’s still some silliness.

Kenneth Branagh

Acting is a childlike thing. To act well, you have to be childlike in order to free yourself.

Laurence Fishburne

You’re quirky … and yet conventional. Innocent but worldly. Reserved yet outgoing. Candid yet guarded. Trendy but also practical. And childlike while still managing to be mature. It’s like … you’re the perfect contradiction.

Linda Kage

I think, a lot of time, when I’m making art, I’m trying to get into a state of childlike play, where I’m not self-conscious; I’m not worried about what the outcome is going to be. I’m just having fun.

Lisa Hanawalt

The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it’s magical.

Maya Lin

The world, after all, was still a place of bottomless horror. It was by no means a place of childlike simplicity where everything could be settled by a simple then-and-there decision.

Osamu Dazai

Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.

Randy Pausch

I’ve always tried to retain that childlike wonder.

Rolf Harris

I like crazy, childlike, candy bar-filled cakes with gooey caramel, chocolate-covered nuts, marshmallows, and the like.

Ron Ben-Israel

Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their fifties being childlike becomes a little sad. You’ve got to be careful.

Rowan Atkinson

There’s a huge difference between being childlike and being childish. When we embrace joy and look at the world with fresh eyes we’re being childlike. When we demand instant gratification and a guarantee that everything will be ok, we’re only being childish.

Seth Godin

There is nothing more pure and beautiful than a person who always speaks truthfully with a childlike heart.

Suzy Kassem

As you get older you’re told to be sensible, but it’s important for writing if you’re a comic that you’re able to still access that childlike thing.

Tim Vine

It’s very rare that you can be in a career for as long as I have and still feel like you’re constantly learning and coming at it from an almost childlike perspective.

Timothy Olyphant

It is the childlike part of us that produces works of the imagination. When we were children time passed so slow with us that we seemed to have time for everything.

William Morris

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