— Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
„IT is in this we differ; I would seek
To blend my very being into thine—
I'm even jealous of thy memory:
I wish our childhood had been pass'd together.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Ancestress (Spoken by Bertha to Jaromir)
— George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880
„I have a very patchy memory of my childhood. It's one of the things about myself I'm most proud of. (More From the Poetry Corner)“
— Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983
„The odds on any intelligent person having an unhappy childhood are better than fair, and the odds on a sad ending are practically off the board.“
— Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011
"The Wit of George S. Kaufman and Dorothy Parker" (1973) p. 159
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„He saw in memory Mendoza’s face, her black eyes sad as she downloaded a chapter on revolutions.
Here you go. Great heroes and the things they wrecked. Always easier to destroy something than to create something. It’s harder to plant a garden than to blow up a building, and undoubtedly more boring, but you just might need to do it one day, eh?“
— Kage Baker American writer 1952 - 2010
Chapter 32, Section 1 “Gray’s Inn Road” (p. 391)
— William Falconer British writer 1732 - 1769
Introduction, lines 35-36.
„"Oh well, memories,” said I. “Yes, even remembering in itself is sad, yet how much more its object! Don’t let yourself in for things like that, it’s not for you and it’s not for me. It only weakens one’s present position without strengthening the former one — nothing is more obvious — quite apart from the fact that the former one doesn’t need strengthening."“
— Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924
"Description of a Struggle"
„Firstly, my heart goes out to anybody and everybody who has been abused or harassed in their lives. However, I have never been subject to such an incident. I'm truly grateful to God for giving me a childhood with only childhood memories and nothing to scar it. Having said that, it's extremely sad that people go through it. This is an amazing campaign to raise everybody's voice against it.“
— Sukirti Kandpal Indian actress 1987
Sukirti Kandpal on #MeToo campaign http://www.tellychakkar.com/tv/features/metoo-tv-celebs-share-their-experiences-being-harassed-and-assaulted-171018/
„I spent my childhood alone, overweight and ugly, angry at everything, and knowing nothing of a life beyond this sadness.“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
cubanet.org (May 15, 2000)
„I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.“
— Susie Bright American writer and feminist 1958
„All too soon will Childhood gay
Realise Life's sober sadness.
Let's be merry while we may,
Innocent and happy Fay!
Elves were made for gladness!“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Puck Lost and Found (1891)
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Quoted by Thornton Wilder, interview (December 14-15, 1956) with Richard Goldstone, The Paris Review: Writers at Work, First Series (1958)