65 Childhood Memories Quotes On Success In Life

These Childhood Memories quotes will inspire you. Childhood memory refers to the memories formed during childhood. Among its other roles, memory functions to guide current behavior and predict future outcomes. Memory in childhood is qualitatively and quantitatively different from memories formed and retrieved in late adolescence and adult years.

Below you will find our collection of motivating, wise, and humorous childhood quotes, childhood sayings, and childhood proverbs.

Inspirational Childhood Memories Quotes

  1. “Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.” ~ Mariska Hargitay
  2. “Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.” ~ Jerry Smith
  3. “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” ~ Tom Stoppard
  4. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. “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
  6. “Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke.” ~ Julian Barnes

  7. “In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in.” ~ Robert Breault
  8. “In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.” ~ Robert Breault, Childhood memories quotes happy
  9. “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” ~ George Eliot
  10. “Don’t you wish you could take a single childhood memory and blow it up into a bubble and live inside it forever?” ~ Sarah Addison Allen
  11. “The memories of childhood have a strange shuttling quality, and areas of darkness ring the spaces of light. The memories of childhood are like clear candles in an acre of night, illuminating fixed scenes from surrounding darkness.” ~ Carson McCullers
  12. “Sweet childish days, that were as long, As twenty days are now.” ~ William Wordsworth

  13. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  14. “When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.” ~ Sam Ewing
  15. “I still love making hamburgers on the grill. I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me.” ~ Bobby Flay
  16. “Your life began in the heart & mind of the Infinite. Mentally relive the days when as a child you ran free, when there were infinite possibilities of what you could feel, accomplish, and see in the world. Allow for the energy of your remembered freedom to thunder through you, and you will free yourself from the false obstacles your adult.” ~ Michael Beckwith, Childhood memories quotes life
  17. “I’d give all the wealth that years have piled, the slow result of life’s decay, To be once more a little child for one bright summer day.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  18. “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” ~ Graham Greene

  19. “It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  20. “Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  21. “Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless.” ~ Paul Bowles
  22. “The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.” ~ John Milton

  23. “My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the pest.” ~ Steve Irwin
  24. “A lot of my childhood memories involve walking home in floods of tears. At that age, feeling unpopular is difficult to handle.” ~ Rachel Stevens, Childhood memories quotes crying
  25. “Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains…” ~ Diane Ackerman
  26. “I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted – stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container.” ~ Bill Bryson
  27. “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” ~ Berkeley Breathed

  28. “Simple old-fashioned values that come from a sense of community are the key to a great society. I believe we all have that sense from childhood memories when life was simple. It’s those memories that should drive us to reflect on our values.” ~ Lindsay Fox
  29. “To describe our growing up in the lowcountry of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees in mud, open an oyster with a pocketknife and feed it to you from the shell and say, ‘There. That taste. That’s the taste of my childhood.'” ~ Pat Conroy
  30. “My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.” ~ Frederick Reines
  31. “I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y’all want for lunch, and as we’re eating lunch, what do y’all want for dinner? It’s always about the next meal” ~ Lisa Loeb
  32. “Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.” ~ John Betjeman

  33. “If there is any realm where distinction is especially difficult, it is the realm of childhood memories, the realm of beloved images harbored in memory since childhood. These memories which live by the image and in virtue of the image become, at certain times of our lives and particularly during the quiet age, the origin and matter of a complex reverie: the memory dreams and reverie remembers.” ~ Gaston Bachelard
  34. “People have often told me that one of their strongest childhood memories is the scent of their grandmother’s house. I never knew my grandmothers, but I could always count of the Bookmobile.” ~ Adriana Trigiani
  35. “The Wise County Bookmobile is one of the most beautiful sights in the world to me. When I see it lumbering down the mountain road like a tank . . . I flag it down like an old friend. I’ve waited on this corner every Friday since I can remember. The Bookmobile is just a government truck, but to me it’s a glittering royal coach delivering stories and knowledge and life itself. I even love the smell of books. People have often told me that one of their strongest childhood memories is the scent of their grandmother’s house. I never knew my grandmothers, but I could always count on the Bookmobile.” ~ Adriana Trigiani
  36. “Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.” ~ Katherine Anne Porter
  37. “My earliest childhood memory was watching my parents loosen the wheels on my stroller.” ~ Joan Rivers

  38. “I have great childhood memories cow-tipping, going off and getting lost in the bog for hours, and coming home covered in dirt.” ~ Emily Ratajkowski
  39. “I don’t really have any childhood memories of my dad, unfortunately, .. I was 10 years old when he passed, so my memories are kind of skewed. I don’t have many memories of my childhood, period.” ~ Lalah Hathaway
  40. “I had always wanted to tell a story that was set in Los Angeles in the ’50s, because that’s where I grew up, and it was the city of my childhood memories.” ~ Curtis Hanson
  41. “My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps.” ~ Amanda Harlech
  42. “Sometimes you have to travel back in time, skirting the obstacles, in order to love someone.” ~ Frances Mayes

  43. “My earliest childhood memory is of my father going crazy when the Giants won the World Series in 1954. He started whoopin’ and hollerin’ and jumpin’ up and down all around the living room. I started crying because he scared me to death.” ~ Henry Louis Gates
  44. “I sit quietly and think about my mom. It’s funny how memory erodes, If all I had to work from were my childhood memories, my knowledge of my mother would be faded and soft, with a few sharp memories standing out.” ~ Audrey Niffenegger, Childhood memories quotes mom
  45. “Growing up in Poland, I didn’t have the experience of going to Disneyland as a child, so I don’t have any childhood memories connected to it, good or bad.” ~ Abel Korzeniowski
  46. “I’m a songwriter who’s put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.” ~ Paula Cole

  47. “That night I looked up at those same stars, but I didn’t want any of those things. I didn’t want Egypt, or France, or far-flung destinations. I just wanted to go back to my life from my childhood, just to visit it, and touch it, and to convince myself that yes, it had been real.” ~ Jenny Lawson
  48. “The young remember most deeply…. When we are old and failing, it is the memories of childhood which can be summoned most clearly.” ~ Dan Simmons
  49. “Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?” ~ Louis de Bernieres
  50. “Smell can conjure up memories for me stronger than any other sense. Especially childhood memories. Perhaps because you were that much shorter and therefore closer to the ground and its smells.” ~ Lilli Palmer
  51. “To trade a childhood wonder for a plausible explanation – is there a worst trade one makes in life?” ~ Robert Breault

  52. “It may be that the only reason childhood memories act on us so strongly is that being the most remote we possess, they are the worst remembered and so offer the least resistance to that process by which we mold them nearer and nearer to an ideal which is fundamentally artistic, or at least nonfactual.” ~ Gene Wolfe
  53. “My childhood memories seem to be wreathed in the twin and far from harmonious olfactory sensations of patchouli oil and caustic soda.” ~ Hamish Bowles
  54. “Sisters, while they are growing up, tend to be very rivalrous and as young mothers, they are given to continual rivalrous comparisons of their several children. But once the children grow older, sisters draw closer together and often, in old age, they become each other’s chosen and most happy companions. In addition to their shared memories of childhood and of their relationship to each other’s children, they share memories of the same home, the same homemaking style, and the same small prejudices about housekeeping that carry the echoes of their mother’s voice.” ~ Margaret Mead , Childhood memories quotes sisters
  55. “Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. Extract from ‘Memories of childhood and youth.'” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  56. “My childhood memories reside somewhere in my subconscious part of my brain. Somehow I feel that my subconscious part creates far more interesting things than my conscious part can ever dream of.” ~ Akram Khan
  57. “What we remember from childhood we remember forever – permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.” ~ Cynthia Ozick

  58. “I grew up on the sets of Bonanza and most of my (childhood) memory is (on the set of) Little House. I was actually an assistant cameraman on Highway to Heaven. So, I observed my father working for many years. He was a very giving person. I really respected the way he ran his sets. He never treated anyone differently – whether you were the guest star of the show or the grip. Everybody was treated with respect.” ~ Michael Landon, Jr., Childhood memories quotes father
  59. “My earliest childhood memories are of watching Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. I remember not liking Frankenstein then and going, “Who is this bald guy?” But I love it now.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  60. “I think back to when I was growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, in the 1950s, during the [John] McCarthy era, with two parents who founded a Unitarian Church. We lived in a little frame house, and my bedroom was just down the hall from the kitchen. My favorite memories of childhood are of the smell of coffee wafting into my bedroom as my parents and their friends talked about the big, important things – about racism and about how to move our country to live its values.” ~ Frances Moore LappĂ©
  61. “There can be no evolutionary advantage to laying down memories of childhood or perceiving the color of a rose if it doesn’t affect the way you’re going to move later in life.” ~ Daniel Wolpert

  62. “My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the past. Every time you lose an animal, it’s like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon the house just falls down, you know?” ~ Bindi Irwin
  63. “Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  64. “My happiest childhood memories are of times in our backyard. My mother had an old clothesline that hung out in front. It seemed like it stretched a mile long, and I loved sitting in the sun while she hung clothes.” ~ Traci Lords
  65. “If you’re lucky enough to fall in love, that’s one thing. Otherwise, all that was ever truly beautiful to me was boyhood. It’s the meal we sup on for the rest of our lives. Love puts the icing on life. But if you don’t find it…you must call on your childhood memories over and over till you do.” ~ Leon Uris

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