125 Inner Child Quotes To Help You Heal And Be Happy

Looking for meaningful quotes about being a kid inside? We have rounded up the best collection of inner child quotes, saying, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to keep your inner child alive and happy.

Your “inner child” is the part of your personality that still reacts and feels like a child. Technically it is a part of your subconscious that has been picking up messages way before it was able to fully process what was going on (mentally and emotionally).

It’ holds emotions, experiences, memories, grief, and beliefs from the past as well as hopes and dreams for the future.

Also See: Childhood Quotes

You can have a happy childhood experience or a negative one based on your childhood. Both the situations affect you and your personality. If your inner child is hurt and has a traumatic past, it may continue to carry these wounds until you heal it.

Healing your inner child is important, because it focuses on uncovering and releasing the causes for the childlike aspects of your personality, so you can react to challenges in your adult life as an adult, rather than a kid.

These inspirational quotes will help you to keep your playful and inner child alive. Also, healing your inner child is one of the highest forms of self-care which will make things easy and make you happy too.

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If you like these inspirational and funny inner child quotes, then do check out our collection of unforgettable memories quotes to revisit your childhood days.

Inner Child Quotes

Hold on to your inner child as you grow older means to keep revisiting yourself at heart and never lose your inner child. It’s all about having an unbridled joy for something others may think is childish, or approaching life with an amazing curiosity.


  1. “Never forget your inner child.”

  2. “The creative adult is the child who survived.”

  3. “My inner child is not wounded.” – Shannen Doherty

  4. “Acknowledge your inner child.” – Karen A. Baquiran

  5. “Hello, inner child, I’m the inner babysitter!” – Terry Pratchett

  6. “Unleash your inner child, be a little wild.” – Laura E. Brusseau

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    Inner Child Quotes

  7. “The child is in me still and sometimes not so still.” – Fred Rogers

  8. “Everybody’s twelve years old in an apple orchard.” – Rachael Ray

  9. “Deep meaning lies often in childish play.” – Friedrich von Schiller

  10. “When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.” – Brian Aldiss

  11. “I think my inner child wants to take over the world.” – Mark Foster

  12. “May you always see the world through the eyes of a child.” – C.J. Heck

  13. “Remember that your inner-child needs to come out and play sometimes.”

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    inner child healing quotes

  14. “Within us, all is a radiant inner child bathed in joy.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

  15. “The inner child runs rampant. They’re just smaller, that’s all.” – Jim Carrey

  16. “I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.” – James Broughton

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

  18. “Always bring out your inner child, be young at heart always, life is beautiful.”

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    keep your inner child alive quotes

  19. “In every real man, a child is hidden that wants to play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  20. “The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.” – Stephen Nachmanovitch

  21. “… The playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” – Erik Erikson

  22. “The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” – Jim Henson

  23. “No. No. I don’t listen to anyone except my… inner child anyway.” – Amy Winehouse

  24. “Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

  25. “I love fantasy; I love imagination – that’s the inner child in me.” – Hannah John-Kamen

  26. “When the inner child finds a guardian angel, publishers are in heaven.” – Wendy Kaminer

  27. “A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.” – R.C Ferguson

  28. “Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” – Heraclitus

  29. “Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  30. “A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.” – Rachel Carson

  31. “Inner child work is essential. It’s the essence of growth as a whole person.” – Cheryl Richardson

  32. “I kind of forgot about the inner child in me that loved the old horror movies.” – Robert Englund

  33. “We grow older and bigger each day, but we can stay youthful by keeping our inner child ageless.”

  34. “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead.” – Albert Einstein

  35. “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney

  36. “Never let your inner child die. Because it will always give you a reason to smile in worst conditions.”

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    quotes about the inner child

  37. “Life is playfulness…We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us.” – Flora Colao

  38. “Launching a startup is the time to find your ever-optimistic inner child again.” – Alejandro Cremades

  39. “Hold the hand of the child that lives in your soul. For this child, nothing is impossible.” – Paulo Coelho

  40. “We mature in knowledge and wisdom but never leave the playground of our hearts.” – Terri Guillemets

  41. “Many of us are guilty of not taking enough time to dial into our inner child’s voice.” – Kim Ha Campbell

  42. “Awaken your inner child with new imagination and new innocence, discover a new you, a new world.” – Liz

  43. “I’d like to see people worry less about their inner child and more about their outer adult.” – Ron Bennington

  44. “Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.” – Jean de la Bruyere

  45. “After a while, the middle-aged person who lives in her head begins to talk to her soul, the kid.” – Anne Lamott

  46. “The you of that time didn’t believe in the galaxy. But I saw it, silver galaxy.” – Kim Taehyung, BTS – Inner Child

  47. “Life is meant to be fun! Hang out with your inner child… Splash in some puddles now and then.” – Emma Mildon

  48. “The problem with the inner child is that if it keeps showing too often, people label you as childish.” – Shon Mehta

  49. “The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  50. “One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” – Sam Levenson

  51. “I believe that this neglected, wounded, inner child of the past is the major source of human misery.” – John Bradshaw

  52. “If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  53. “I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled.” – Neil Gaiman

  54. “Inner child, what do you suggest? ‘I want a treehouse!’ Anything else to add? ‘Farty noise under the arm!’” – Russell Howard

  55. “Growing up is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  56. “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella, Cinderella

  57. “Yoga is a study of life – the body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, and ego. It’s a study of your inner faculties.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  58. “The ever-curious inner child asks the vital questions, like, ‘Why is this important’ and, ‘Will this make me happy?’” – Beau Taplin

  59. “Don’t forget to love her. The little girl you used to be. Perhaps she lies within you. Untucked. Sleeping peacefully.” – Kiana Llanos

  60. “Some people have an inner child that speaks to them. I have an inner old man who just yells random stuff at me all day.” – Rob Cantrell

  61. “When we honor our inner child’s feelings, we release the emotional hurts that we’re still subconsciously carrying around.” – Patricia Hope

  62. “The inner child in me still wants to play, but the childhood was a starter, now this adult age is a main course, so there is no childhood in it’s tray!”

  63. “Make me a child again, even before I die; give me back the simple faith, the clear vision of the child that holds its father’s hand.” – Israel Zangwill

  64. “What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.” – Sigmund Freud

  65. “Always jump in the puddles! Always skip alongside the flowers. The only fights worth fighting are the pillow and food varieties.” – Terri Guillemets

  66. “The inner child never wants to hurt anyone your inner child always comes from a place of love.” – Kim Ha Campbell, Inner Peace Outer Acceptance

  67. “Loving your inner child helps you remember your innocence and recognize how much life love you. Ask the child within, “What can I do for you today?””

  68. “My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I’m afraid if I do, I’ll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.” – Kenny Loggins

  69. “Your inner child gets it all, believes it all, hopes for it all… That child knows that life – which runs on love and feasts on creativity – is on your side…” – Andrea Balt

  70. “Where is the inner child that used to love life so much? It’s time to reconnect.. Happiness and success depend on the child that you still carry within.” – Roxana Jones

  71. “When writing for children, it’s important to keep in touch with our own inner child. What frightened them, made them happy, made them sad or angry?” – C.J. Heck

  72. “When our inner child is not nurtured and nourished, our minds gradually close to new ideas, unprofitable commitments and the surprises of the spirit.” – Brennan Manning

  73. “You may have a more grown up body and more life experience but you are every bit as precious. Love yourself as if you are the most precious thing in the world. Because you are.”

  74. “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

  75. “The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness, and fear.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  76. “Greet your inner child daily. nourish it with thankfulness and love. Let it be innocent and playful, that’s when it will come out and play and return you with all the joys you can’t imagine.”

  77. “My dearest inner child: I ask you for forgiveness, I’m sorry I haven’t always listened. I invite you to share with me now, I’m sorry I burdened you. I am here for you, I hear you, I love you…” – Trudy Vesotsky

  78. “We have to listen to the child we once were, the child who still exists inside us. That child understands magic moments. We can stifle cries, but we cannot silence its voice. The child we once were is still there.” – Paulo Coelho

  79. “When you have lost your joy, look for your inner child. Wake her from her long scared slumber, tell her it’s safe to come out and play now. You’ve got her in your loving arms and no one can hurt her or leave her anymore.”

  80. “I would rather be the child of a mother who has all the inner conflicts of the human being than be mothered by someone for whom all is easy and smooth, who knows all the answers, and is a stranger to doubt.” – Donald Woods Winnicott

  81. “If by growing up you mean allowing the adult within me to abandon the child within me, I have no interest in such a horrid proposition. If instead you mean to let each enhance the other at the exclusion of neither, I have every interest.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

  82. “Let us liberate ourselves from any form of control. Let us focus at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart. The measure of responsibility, equals to the need for evolution. Just listen, the inner child, let it whisper in your ear.” – Grigoris Deoudis

  83. “Your ego is a mask that your inner child wears. Underneath it all, your inner child is a costume of innocence decorating the highest self of all. This is the play of existence. The purpose is not to escape the play, but to learn how to play at full capacity for the well-being of all. This is the heart of realization.” – Matt Kahn

  84. “Things your inner child might need to hear: It’s not your fault when other people are in bad moods. You are worthy of everything good. It’s okay to feel. You are not alone; I am with you. You are a good person and I love you. You are worth protecting. You are beautiful and loved. What happened to you was not your fault.”

  85. “The real you is still a little child who never grew up. Sometimes that little child comes out when you are…expressing yourself in some way. These are the happiest moments of your life – when the real you comes out, when you don’t care about the past and you don’t worry about the future. You are childlike.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

  86. “Your inner child gets it all, believes it all, hopes for it all and is the only guardian worthy of your heart. That child knows that life – which runs on love and feasts on creativity – is on your side, and that the Universe conspires with you, not against you, to help you spread that wild, crazy, messy love through your own story. Please, don’t grow up…”

  87. “It is time you stop committing child abuse on yourself. Growing up has never meant numbing your inner child. Every time you are harsh and over critical of yourself. You are being an abusive parent to your inner child. Therefore you sever your source of joy. It is time you start talking to yourself like a loving and nurturing parent would talk to their beloved child.”

  88. “Your inner child didn’t just go away. It sat abandoned and ignored not understanding why.. Your reactionary anger is based on this feeling abandonment. Not feeling seen, heard, felt or affirmed. It is time to lift that baby into your arms and build them up. The time for self parenting is upon us. We must reach in those dark places to emerge in authentic peace and happiness.”

  89. “The prayer intends that the new child will never become trapped, caught, or entangled in false inner networks of negativity, resentment, or destruction toward itself. The blessings also intend that the child will have a fluency of feeling in its life, that its feelings may flow freely and carry its soul out to the world and gather from the world delight and peace.” – John O’Donohue

  90. “The inner child within all of us, it’s the part of us that feels emotions and is playful, intuitive, and creative. Usually hidden under our grown-up personas, the inner child holds the key to intimacy in relationships, physical and emotional well-being, recovery from addictions, and the creativity and wisdom of our inner selves.” – Lucia Capacchione, Recovery Of Your Inner Child

Inner Child Healing Quotes

When your inner child is wounded with past experiences, then it will come in flashes in your personality in a negative way.

Many people who experienced trauma or neglect as children have wounds that were sealed in deep within their beings as they grew older. It will keep reminding you of the past until you address the issue and heal it. This will help you resolve the issue and make peace with the past.

  1. “The wound is not my fault. But the healing is my responsibility.

  2. “The inner child is the journey to self healing. Dolores Gonzalez

  3. “All I really need to know… I learned in kindergarten. Robert Fulghum

  4. “We nurture our creativity when we release our inner child. Serina Hartwell

  5. “Imagination is our inner-child and creativity, its playground. Jaeda DeWalt

  6. “Some-day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C. S. Lewis

  7. “Inner child healing is the state of connection with your true self. Dolores Gonzalez

  8. “Your inner child still needs to be loved in order to heal the complete self. Karen A. Baquiran

  9. “One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  10. “That is why we dread children, even if we love them. They show us the state of our decay. Brian Aldiss

  11. “Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals. Martha Beck

  12. “Healing your inner child allows your inner child’s light, strength, energy, and joy to return into your present life.

  13. “I have two kids, I see them and I feel like I see things in them; they awaken the inner child in you. Gore Verbinski

  14. “By connecting your inner child to your internal being, you bring out the hero in you that is inside all of us. Kim Ha Campbell

  15. “… I’ve promised my inner child that never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else again. Wynonna Judd

  16. “I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. Leo Buscaglia

  17. “So much of the healing of our world begins in healing the inner child who rarely, if ever, got to come out and play. Vince Gowmon

  18. “We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. Friedrich Nietzsche

  19. “By staying open-minded and listening to the needs and desires of your inner child, you open yourself up to the possibilities of anything… Kim Ha Campbell

  20. “Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Never Let Your Inner Child Die Quotes

When your inner child is alive you tend to find happiness in small things. You appreciate life and enjoy the moment. It is the lighter, humorous and loving side of you just like a child.

It also means doing things you love, though that might not entirely fit your age, but it makes you happy, so time to unleash the inner child in you and have some fun.

  1. “Never let die of your inner child.

  2. “Never let age extinguish your inner child.

  3. “Adults are only grown up, anyways. Walt Disney

  4. “When I grow up I want to be a little boy. Joseph Heller

  5. “Learn the art of growing without losing your inner child.

  6. “Above all, never let age extinguish your inner child. S. Ajna

  7. “Above all, never let age extinguish the fire of your inner child.

  8. “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart. Mencius

  9. “Honor your inner child by losing yourself in simple pleasures. Kim del Valle Walker

  10. “I want a man, but I want a man that also wants to embrace his inner child. Paula Patton

  11. “So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. Gaston Bachelard

  12. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

  13. “When my inner child tries to hold me back, I ignore the uproar and run the other way. Charles F. Glassman

  14. “I am animated by my joyful life. I let my inner child feel loved and experience joy every day. Amy Leigh Mercree

  15. “Most of the writers I know have somehow managed to stay in touch with that inner child who’s never heard of such a thing as an internal editor. JoAnn Ross

The Importance of Embracing Your Inner Child

The inner child is that child-like part of us that represents our capacity for innocence, wonder, awe, joy, sensitivity and playfulness.

It is this part of us that often holds onto the old wounds from our childhood. When we were children, we believed we were responsible for anything that might go wrong in our families or classrooms.

This part of us still yearns for love since we were long ignored in the past. Embrace your inner child and make it beautiful free from all the past stigmas and burden its carrying.

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