Quotation Explorer - 'Childlike'

I am very pleased you like my stories. They are studies in prose, put for Romance's sake into fanciful form: meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find simplicity in a subtle strangeness. - Oscar Wilde
The existence of a limit to science is, however, made clear by its inability to answer childlike elementary questions having to do with first and last things questions such as How did everything begin? What are we all here for? What is the point of living? - Sir Peter Medawar
The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province. - Albert Einstein
I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five. - George MacDonald
To cease to wonder is to fall plumb-down from the childlike to the commonplace—the most undivine of all moods intellectual. Our nature can never be at home among things that are not wonderful to us. - George MacDonald
Creativity is a combination of discipline and childlike spirit. - Robert Greene
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have. - Albert Einstein
If everyone would've been childlike, not childish, the world would've be a better place. - Nurudeen Ushawu
Okay, Jesus, give us your eyes. Give us childlike faith. Give us the eyes of faith so that we can begin to see the way Christ does and get used to looking for God's glory in each other. - Kevin Paterson
You can’t confuse childlike faith with childish thinking. - John F. MacArthur Jr.
Christmas; silence breathed childlike anticipation in your heart. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
I have a very childlike rage, and a very childlike loneliness. - Richey Edwards
If we could stop thinking of 'meaning' and 'purpose' as artifacts of some divine creative act and see them instead as the yield of our own creative future, they become goals, intentions and processes very much in reach rather than the shadows of childlike, superstitious mythology. - Douglas Rushkoff
How has he moved so quickly from childlike naïvité to existential panic? - Michael Grant, Katherine Applegate
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
A poet has to be a bit childlike at heart, and in that sense all the romantic stereotypes about poets being "eternal children", etc, are all accurate. They believe, whatever they may say, that art and words can change the world. - John Thomas Allen
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