children

As we age, we become our parents; live long enough and we see faces repeat in time.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The fears of children were simpler and usually more powerful. The fears of children could often be summoned up in a single face… and if bait were needed, why, what child did not love a clown?

Stephen King, It

God favors drunks, small children, and the cataclysmically stoned…

Stephen King, It

Even at eleven, he had observed that things turned out right a ridiculous amount of the time.

Stephen King, It

Mrs. Cole was a perfect democrat. She hated all kids equally.

Stephen King, It

You can’t be careful on a skateboard.

Stephen King, It

Best not to look back. Best to believe there will be happily ever afters all the way around – and so there may be; who is to say there will not be such endings? Not all boats which sail away into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings that the man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question.

Stephen King, It

What can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.

Stephen King, It

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