I had always thought that once you

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

The greatest poem ever known is one

The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.
~Christopher Morley, To a ChildBMC

Childhood the period of human life intermediate

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, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911