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Who are you?" "I am Death," said the creature. "I thought that was obvious." "But you're so small!" "Only because you are small. You are young and far from your Death, September, so I seem as anything would seem if you saw it from a long way off-very small, very harmless. But I am always closer than I appear. As you grow, I shall grow with you, until at the end, I shall loom huge and dark over your bed, and you will shut your eyes so as not to see me.


Catherynne M. Valente


#ominous #touching #death

Her delight in the smallest things was like that of a child. There were days when she ran in the garden, like a child of ten, after a butterfly or a dragon-fly. This courtesan who had cost more money in bouquets than would have kept a whole family in comfort, would sometimes sit on the grass for an hour, examining the simple flower whose name she bore.


Alexandre Dumas-fils


#charm #childlikeness #love #family

But when fundamentals are doubted, as at present, we must try to recover the candour and wonder of the child; the unspoilt realism and objectivity of innocence. Or if we cannot do that, we must try at least to shake off the cloud of mere custom and see the thing as new, if only by seeing it as unnatural. Things that may well be familiar so long as familiarity breeds affection had much better become unfamiliar when familiarity breeds contempt. For in connection with things so great as are here considered, whatever our view of them, contempt must be a mistake. Indeed contempt must be an illusion. We must invoke the most wild and soaring sort of imagination; the imagination that can see what is there.


G.K. Chesterton


#novelty #imagination

What makes a man's 80 year-old Irish uncle skip like a little boy? "Me Father is very fond of me!


John Ortberg Jr.


#god-s-love #joy #love

...childish, selfish, immature - that's right, I am. But do you know how much money I make for thinking this way?


Tom Hanks


#money

Throughout his life, Albert Einstein would retain the intuition and the awe of a child. He never lost his sense of wonder at the magic of nature's phenomena-magnetic fields, gravity, inertia, acceleration, light beams-which grown-ups find so commonplace. He retained the ability to hold two thoughts in his mind simultaneously, to be puzzled when they conflicted, and to marvel when he could smell an underlying unity. "People like you and me never grow old," he wrote a friend later in life. "We never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.


Walter Isaacson


#life

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.


Honore de Balzac


#childlike #flight #giants #great #great man

The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness.


Kenneth Branagh


#best #childlike #i #i think #lose

The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.


John Cleese


#creative #creative people #facility #most #people

He's not a child but he's childlike, he's not a grown up, he's not a kid, maybe he sounds like an elf on helium, we'll play with it.


Tom Kenny


#childlike #elf #grown #helium #kid






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