One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. - Randall Jarrell
Grownups seemed to think that accidents of chronology should oblige children to get along.
Children are more than we think they are; they can do more than we think they can do. All they need is a vote of confidence from grownups, whom they will ultimately replace anyway. Their dream today will become the realities of tomorrow. - Wess Stafford
and children are still the way you were ...as a child, sad and happy in just the same way and if you think of your childhood, you once again live among them, among the solitary children, and the grownups are nothing, and their dignity has no value. - Rainer Maria Rilke