A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on childhood and education

The Eeyore Educational System sees childhood as a waste of time, a luxury that society cannot afford . . . Put children in school at the earliest age possible; load them down with homework; take away their time, their creativity, their play, their power; then plug them into machines.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Te of Piglet, Pages: 72..73

Contributed by: Heidi

A Quote by Syd Barrett on reading, childhood, and stories

You only have to read the lines of scribbly black and everything shines.

Syd Barrett

Source: Syd Barrett, "Matilda Mother"

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A Quote by David Guterson on childhood love, glass box, sea, childhood, love, devotion, and anxiety

He decided then that he would love her forever no matter what came to pass.  It was not so much a matter of deciding as accepting the inevitability of it. It made him feel better, though he felt perturbed, too, worried that this kiss was wrong.  But from his point of view, at fourteen years old, their love was entirely unavoidable.  It had started on the day they’d clung to his glass box and kissed in the sea, and now it must go on forever.  He felt certain of this.

David Guterson

Source: Snow Falling on Cedars, Pages: 100

Contributed by: giygas

A Quote by Aristotle on habits and childhood

In short, the habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

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