160 Childhood Quotes To Cherish Your Old Memories

Looking for some heartfelt quotes about your childhood memories? We have rounded up the best collection of childhood quotes, sayings, captions, status messages, (with pictures and images) that you will relate to.

For most of us childhood is the most cherished and amazing time we spend in our lives. The times when we were happy, stress free, and enjoyed life with innocence. Though for some of us it may have been difficult, traumatic, that was filled with emotional turbulence.

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But when you think about the old memories, your childhood friends, and your time spent with your siblings, it fills you with a deep sense of nostalgia. You often want to go back in time and relive those joys again.

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Quotes About Childhood

  1. “A child only gets one childhood.”

  2. “A happy childhood lasts forever.”

  3. “Childhood is a journey, not a race.”

  4. “Childhood shouldn’t be complicated.”

  5. “Play is the work of childhood.” ― Jean Piaget

  6. “My goal is to give my child the best childhood I can.”

  7. “Childhood is a short season to be enjoyed not rushed.”                                                       

    Early Childhood Quotes
    Early Childhood Quotes

  8. “Childhood is the world of miracle and magic.” ― Disney

  9. “Childhood memories are timeless treasures of the heart.”                                                       

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    childhood memories quotes

  10. “Childhood is a collection of life’s most precious moments.”

  11. “It’s a sad moment when you realize your childhood is over.”

  12. “I wish I could return to my childhood, those good old days.”                                                   

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    childhood quotes happiness

  13. “Happiness is seeing your childhood friend getting married.”

  14. “Ever summer, like roses, childhood returns.” ― Marty Rubin

  15. “My favorite childhood memory was meeting my best friend.”

  16. “Childhood memories are the sweetest memories of the past.”

  17. “A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”

  18. “I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over.”

  19. “Every happy memory created in childhood is a treasure of time.”

  20. “Childhood is where dreams are born, and time is never planned.”

  21. “Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.” ― Chili Davis

  22. “Childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one.” ― Wendy Dale

  23. “Praise the innocence of childhood soon forgotten.” ― Will Leamon

  24. “Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.” ― Jerry Smith

  25. “Nothing is as nostalgic as remembering your childhood memories.”                               

    Quotes on childhood memories
    Quotes on childhood memories

  26. “I wish I could turn back time to the good old days of my childhood.”

  27. “There is no land like the land of your childhood.” ― Michael Powell

  28. “A day spent making happy memories with your kids is never wasted.”

  29. “Childhood is filled with magic because that is what children look for.”

  30. “It’s the little moments in childhood that make the biggest memories.”

  31. “You never realize how much you need your childhood until it is over.”

  32. “The best childhood memories are the ones stitched together with love.”

  33. “Happy childhood memories is the greatest legacy we can leave our kids.”                             

    Happy Childhood Quotes
    Happy Childhood Quotes

  34. “Childhood is about giving children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”

  35. “Happy times come and go, but the best childhood memories stay forever.”

  36. “Childhood is the one story that stands by itself in every soul.” ― Ivan Doig

  37. “What one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever.” ― Mary Jo Putney

  38. “Growing up is all about creating sweet memories and relishing them later.”

  39. “A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” ― Marion Garretty

  40. “The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” ― Richard Paul Evans

  41. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” ― Oscar Wilde

  42. “My childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is.” ― Ron Olson

  43. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings

  44. “The mud and dirt will wash off, but the childhood memories will last a lifetime.”

  45. “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” ― Tom Stoppard

  46. “Never kill the inner child in you. The more you become mature, the more it hurts.”

  47. “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” ― Bette Davis

  48. “A happy childhood is perhaps the most fortunate gift in life.” ― Dorothy Richardson

  49. “Great childhoods are made of feelings of connection and positive experiences, not things.”

  50. “Take time to play with your kids…for long after they are grown the memories will remain.”

  51. “Sometimes I wish I could go back to my childhood and capture all those happy memories.”

  52. “Childhood is the light of our life, we must keep it safe within our hearts.” ― Marinela Reka

  53. “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” ― Tom Robbins, ‘Still Life With Woodpecker’

  54. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” ― Kahlil Gibran

  55. “A child’s innocence is the one gift, that once stolen, can never be replaced.” ― Jaeda DeWalt

  56. “Hurts of childhood live on; in one form or other they are there to the end.” ― Susan Glaspell

  57. “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” ― George Eliot

  58. “The people in your childhood are the ones that you will miss the most when you are an adult.”

  59. “The stories we hear in our childhood are the ones we remember all our lives.” ― Stephen King

  60. “The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.” ― John Milton, ‘Paradise Regained’

  61. “Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grownups have another kind.” ― C.S. Lewis

  62. “Don’t burden your children with worries about the future. Let them be little. Let them enjoy their childhood” .

  63. “I love those random childhood memories that make me smile no matter what is going on in my life right now.”

  64. “Childhood dreams are forever stuffed in our souls. Take them out and play sometimes.” ― Angie Wieland-Crosby

  65. “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” ― Marcel Proust

  66. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ― Nelson Mandela

  67. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ― Angela Schwindt

  68. “I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I’m spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.”

  69. “When we are old and failing, it is the memories of childhood which can be summoned most clearly.” ― Dan Simmons

  70. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back on your childhood everything is different?”

  71. “I may not be able to give my children everything they want in life, but I can give them happy childhood memories.”

  72. “To every child—I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy.” ― Malala Yousafzai

  73. “All I have to do to cheer up is to go down the memory lane to remember my childhood sweetheart. No joy can replace that memory.”

  74. “What is it about childhood that never lets you go, even when you’re so wrecked it’s hard to believe you ever were a child?” ― Mitch Albom

  75. “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” ― Friedrich Frobel

  76. “The nostalgia of my childhood took a tour thro’ its memories, to inhale its’ fragrance that linger and to fulfill my parched soul’s hunger!” ― Nivya MS

  77. “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, ‘Lost Lake’

  78. “Childhood is only the beautiful and happy time in contemplation and retrospect: to the child it is full of deep sorrows, the meaning of which is unknown.” ― George Eliot

  79. “What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world.” ― Gilbert K. Chesterton

  80. “Our childhood memory could never fade nor removed and not erased. Thousand years would pass. We forever remain each other’s childhood friend. Happy birthday my friend.”

  81. “Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.” ― Carolyn Haywood

  82. “I don’t want to grow up,’ she thought. ‘There can’t be anything nicer in the world than this – being with the others, having fun with them. No – I don’t want to grow up!’” ― Enid Blyton, ‘Five Go To Billycock Hill’

Happy Childhood Memories Quotes

As a child we all enjoy amazing family time, playtime, our bonds with our friends which can last a lifetime. With all the free time, learnings, you live life with happiness and smile. You don’t live with a baggage of anger and grudges.

Check out these go back in time quotes and nostalgia quotes which you can relate to.

These cute childhood quotes will remind you of all the happy times spent in your hometown and the beautiful phase of life which you will recollect forever.

  1. “Happiness is having a best friend since childhood.”

  2. “Happiness is listening to stories from your childhood.”

  3. “Happy times come and go, but the memories stay forever.”

  4. “Childhood is a part of life that creates beautiful memories.”

  5. “I miss being a little kid with no stress, worries, or care in the world.”                                 

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    childhood quotes

  6. “A happy childhood is the pledge of a ripe manhood.” ― Amos Bronson Alcott

  7. “Sometimes my childhood memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.”

  8. “In the happiest of our childhood memories our parents were happy too.” ― Robert Brault

  9. “Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke.” ― Julian Barnes

  10. “‘We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.” ― Winnie The Pooh

  11. “Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” ― Kailash Satyarthi

  12. “How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood when I found recollection presents them to view!” ― Samuel Woodworth

  13. “When you hear the words ‘magic’ and ‘story’, they will probably evoke thoughts of your favorite fairy tales from childhood.” ― Tony DiTerlizzi

  14. “Childhood is the best of all the seasons of life, and the longer it lasts with happy memories, the stronger the emotional stability in adulthood.” ― Venugopal Acharya

  15. “There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” ― Elizabeth Lawrence

  16. “Sometimes I wish I have a time machine to go back in my childhood and capture all my memories.”

  17. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ― Charles R Swindoll

  18. “The memories we make in our childhood are the ones that will carry with us for the rest of our lives.”

  19. “Growing up, my parents were my heroes, in the way they conducted their lives.” ― Chris Hemsworth

  20. “Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in afterlife the images first presented to it.” ― Samuel Smiles

  21. “Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, tree, sticks, and tadpoles.” ― Brooke Hampton

  22. “Childhood is a chance for kids to discover who they are before the world tells them who they should be.”

  23. “Some days I wish I could go back to my childhood. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.”

  24. “You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.” ― John J. Plomp

  25. “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” ― Graham Greene

  26. “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” ― Walt Steightiff

  27. “What I have got from my childhood aren’t toys, but memories. And happy memories are better than a toy.”

  28. “Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes

  29. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ― Robert Brault

  30. “Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think.” ― Anne Frank

  31. “When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.” ― Sam Ewing

Childhood Friends Quotes

Childhood friends are one of the most precious bonds which stay with you forever. These quotes will inspire you to relive your old memories and enjoy the fun time spent with your buddies for life. Also check out old friends quotes to strengthen your bond.

  1. “Lucky are those that still have their childhood friends.”

  2. “Childhood friendship is the most beautiful memory that can never be replaced.”

  3. “Every childhood crush is first true love; spontaneous, without any intent, unadulterated.”

  4. “Childhood friends may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart.”

  5. “There are friends, there is family, and there are childhood friends that become family.”

  6. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  7. “Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr

  8. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” ― G. Randolf

  9. “At some point in your childhood, you and your friends went outside to play together for the last time, and nobody knew it.”

  10. “To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.” ― Ricky Nelson

  11. “Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can excel academically. Childhood is a small window of time to play, build friendships, and have fun while learning along the way.”

  12. “You don’t have to have anything in common with people you’ve known since you were five. With old friends, you’ve got your whole life in common.” ― Lyle Lovett

Funny Childhood Quotes

  1. “A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  2. “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” ― Dr. Seuss

  3. “Childhood is like being drunk, everyone remembers what you did, except you.”

  4. “Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.” ― Malcolm De Chazal

  5. “When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so.” ― C.S. Lewis

  6. “Whenever you miss your childhood, ride a bicycle! It is crazy how it can take you back in an instant.” ― Mehmet Murat İldan

  7. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein

  8. “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

  9. “Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because today, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.” ― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Cute Childhood Captions For Instagram

Looking for the perfect caption for your childhood pictures? We have got some of the most relatable and fun quotes about being a child and growing up days. How you wish that your childhood would last forever? The innocence, the joy, the beauty and life would be amazing if we were all still kids…check our child and parent relationship quotes to inspire you.

  1. “Where did all the years go?”

  2. “Childhood lasts all through life.”

  3. “I miss the days when things were simple.”

  4. “Adults are just outdated children.” ― Dr. Seuss

  5. “Happiness is laughing at old childhood photos.”

  6. “Give your kids the childhood you wish you had.”

  7. “Children make your life important.” ― Erma Bombeck

  8. “Happiness is reconnecting with a lost childhood friend.”

  9. “All of us are products of our childhood.” ― Michael Jackson

  10. “Children need models rather than critics.” ― Joseph Joubert

  11. “A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. “The soul is healed by being with children.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

  13. “Children are magic because they look for it.” ― Christopher Moore

  14. “Children will listen to you after they feel listened to.” ― Jane Nelsen

  15. “Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.” ― Wess Stafford

  16. “Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

  17. “Never have more children than you have car windows.” ― Erma Bombeck

  18. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead

  19. “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” ― Harry Edwards

  20. “A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.” ― Robert Brault

  21. “Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

  22. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” ― Lady Bird Johnson

  23. “Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.” ― W.E.B. DuBois

  24. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ― Frederick Douglas

  25. “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” ― John F. Kennedy

  26. “Sometimes I wish I could just rewind back to the old days and press pause… just for a little while.”

Sad Childhood Trauma Quotes

  1. “I’d spent my childhood thinking bad things, bad things every day. It had made me sick, but it had made me determined.” ― Julian Cope

  2. “Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.” ― L.P. Lovecraft

  3. “Childhood trauma can lead to an adulthood spent in survival mode, afraid to plant roots to plan for the future, to trust, and to let joy in. It’s a blessing to shift from surviving to thriving. It’s not simple, but there is more than survival.”

  4. “I had a very rough childhood and not a happy one and by age 15 I was an old person in many ways. I knew that I had to take care of myself, I um and I always did.” ― Isabel Allende


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