Photoshop, painting, photograph, knitting… and a child ( I am today)….


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One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. 


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


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Grown-ups love figures.  When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters.  They never say to you, “What does his voice sound like?  What games does he love best?  Does he collect butterflies?” Instead, they demand:  “How old is he?  How many brothers has he?  How much does he weigh?  How much money does his father make?”  Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him. 


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French


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Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. 


Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943


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Parents are the bone children sharpen their teeth on.


 Peter Ustinov


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6 thoughts on “Child

  1. Ah I love these quotes! People need to give children more credit. They are smart creatures and we should listen to them.

  2. Love each and every quote. One of the most important lessons for adults: Never, ever, ever lose your child within. If you still have your child within then you will always understand children. love randomrose xx

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