43 Quotes About Being Childish

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Dealing with the childish nonsense of our daily lives is part of what makes it interesting. These quotes about being childish offer the right type of encouragement to correct our behavior.

“A child thinks and acts like a child. But when you are grown, you act and think like an adult. Too many people are still childish and immature and fail to realize it’s a setback in their lives.”

“A childish mind griped to unexpected changes.”

“A lot of people have said that I’ve got a voice that speaks to children. I think I’ve got a natural naivety to me. I’m childish.”

“A lot of people who start work at a very young age never grow up because they never got that opportunity to be a child, so they hold on to that and still do a lot of childish, silly things.”

“A true friend doesn’t have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back.”

“Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.”

“Childish egocentrism is, in its essence, an inability to differentiate between the ego and the social environment.”

“Feeling bored is a childish attitude. You wouldn’t feel so if you don’t rely on somebody to change your feeling.”

“Few endeavors, if any at all, I find to be inherently mature or inherently immature. Maturity is neither defined by one’s particular preferences nor by one’s particular activities; rather, it is defined by the strength of one’s character.”

“Have you ever met a person who experiments with tools just for fun? Screw off small panels, just to see how it was assembled? If you have met any such person, take him very seriously.”

“He’s like a child, but without a child’s capacity for joy.”

“I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.”

“I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.”

“I hang around kids so people will assume when I act like one it’s because I’m babysitting.”

“I have always loved fairy tales, even now at the age when I am supposed to be too grown up and cynical for them.”

“I thought that was a really childish idea. So I did it.”

“If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.”

“If we had to earn our age by thinking for ourselves at least once a year, only a handful of people would reach adulthood.”

“I’m childish and silly. Most people tease me because I’m a bit daft.”

“Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. ”

“In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.”

“In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.”

“In so doing, the idea forces itself upon him that religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis, and he is optimistic enough to suppose that mankind will surmount this neurotic phase, just as so many children grow out of their similar neurosis.”

“It is childish to eat primarily or only to please your tongue.”

“Living in that childish wonder is a most beautiful feeling – I can so well remember it. There was always something more – behind and beyond everything – to me, the golden spectacles were very, very big.”

“Perhaps there is nothing wrong with being childish and naïve. Perhaps naivety is simply the unwillingness to learn one’s lesson. ”

“Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.”

“Rioting is a childish way of trying to be a man, but it takes time to rise out of the hell of hatred and frustration and accept that to be a man you don’t have to riot.”

“The accusations make me want to be kid again. Why isn’t my mommy calling them big fat liars?”

“The average adult hates being treated like a child, unless it suits them”

“The more mature a soul, the less it blames others.”

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

“There is so much woman in many a girl and too much boy in many a man.”

“These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.”

“Things that are truly great need nothing from me, and to somehow think that they do speaks to my utter lack of greatness.”

“To resolve problems through negotiation is a very childish approach.”

“We were no longer, technically, children although in many ways I am quite sure that we were. Childish has become a term of contempt.”

“We were still children, for all that we thought we weren’t. We were in that in-between place, the twilight between childish things and grown-up things.”

“When I was a little girl, everything in the world fell into either of these two categories: wrong or right.”

“When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.”

“When we’re in that kind of childish space, we’re more genuine and feel more comfortable with our friends.”

“Whereas, in the west, individuality and drive are considered positive qualities, they are not seen the same way, in Japan.”

“Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.”

As adults, we can learn a thing or two just by watching our kids and how they interact with the world around them.

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