Childish Quotes

Childish Quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Suzi Quatro, Gene Wilder, Tariq Ramadan, Boosie, John Steinbeck and many others.

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To think that we can understand everything is such stupidity because our senses are so limited. We are so limited that to feel that we can understand the creation scientifically is a little bit naive. It’s very childish.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Inside, I feel 30ish – I’m childish and optimistic.
Suzi Quatro
A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior. Most great comics are doing such silly things; you’d say, ‘That’s what a child would do.’
Gene Wilder
If religious people deny paradise to their opponents or to ‘non-believers,’ atheists would likewise seek to eliminate ‘dangerous’ believers with their ‘childish’ ways and their heads in the clouds.
Tariq Ramadan
A lot of people were trying to take my life as far as, you know, in the court system. And I was childish, man. I made songs about public officials and things like that. Those people don’t forget that and I don’t trust people like that.
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.
John Steinbeck
I always want to have fun and be silly and be childish. I’m very childish. I am at my happiest when I am a child and I am just playing.
Sue Perkins
Adult actors are really childish, and that’s nice to be around when you’re a kid. So the big reason I wanted to be an actor was I really enjoyed actors’ company – which probably makes me about as shallow as a puddle. But it could be worse. I could be working for a living.
Jack Davenport
Stop being childish. Use your time better – better yourself. Read a book, or do a workout exercise on YouTube.
Anthony Yarde
Something seems to happen to people when they meet a journalist, and what happens is exactly the opposite of what one would expect. One would think that extreme wariness and caution would be the order of the day, but, in fact, childish trust and impetuosity are far more common.
Janet Malcolm
Rick And Morty’ is the most consistently brilliant, densely plotted and enjoyable television show I have ever seen. It’s childish, yet super-clever, without ever being clever-clever.
Richard Herring
For kids like me, being called childish can be a frequent occurrence. Every time we make irrational demands, exhibit irresponsible behavior, or display any other signs of being normal American citizens, we are called childish.
Adora Svitak
I’m listening to Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino. I’m just trying to just get as many different inspirations as I can. I love artists that can adapt and have different styles.
Rich Brian
Magic has both feet planted in cheap vaudeville and childish posturing; in dishonesty and therefore not in art.
Derren Brown
You say he’s childish, but he’s very professional about business transactions.
Martin Bashir
I think it is childish for men to joke about women’s clothes, to make fun of our hats, to complain over the cost of a good fur coat.
Elsa Schiaparelli
Bigotry and demonisation of difference are usually the hallmark of immature and childish minds.
Mehdi Hasan
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Christopher Marlowe
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
Judith Viorst
When I looked at Ioniq, I thought about something in a childish way: If a thunder hits the car, will it recharge?
In life, my childish behavior is the good kind, not to where it’s annoying and, ‘Wow, someone sit him down and give him a bottle, give him a Pamper.’ It’s like, ‘This situation is very heavy, but RJ is here, so he’ll lighten things up a little.’
RJ Cyler
Both my mother’s younger sisters, Padmini and Tejaswini, are actresses. I am extremely close to Teju mausi, as I am quite similar to her. We both are adventurous, spontaneous, childish, impulsive, and a bit silly and have our own strange sense of humour.
Shraddha Kapoor
Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.
Mason Cooley
I would have loved to work with Cranko. I love stories. Even though I like a lot of style – Forsythe, Maliphant – I have this childish side that likes stories.
Sylvie Guillem
Every second is mapped out and he has this total childish fascination with color and shapes and sequences.
Meg White
I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.
Brian Baumgartner
Even if you’re the President of the United States, you still act like a little child and think like a little child sometimes. Childish behavior is what I look for in all of my characters because that is what makes them human.
Stellan Skarsgard
I’ve produced all of Childish Gambino’s music.
Ludwig Goransson
I just have this thing in my head that I want to do serious stories that are still just way too cute and drawn in a really cute, appealing, rounded, childish way, and it’s like, I don’t know if it makes sense – but it’s just something I’m really strongly compelled to do.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
My father built me a theatre behind the house where I could put on plays. Dear me, I’m making it sound a bit grand, and it wasn’t an amphitheatre or anything like that, just a little place with a roll-up curtain box and I’m sure the plays were childish lopsided things.
James Ivory
Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
John Lydon
Losing my dad made me more mature. Being an only child, I didn’t have the right to act childish. I had to step up. I was earning money already in Turkey. I felt like I needed to protect the family and protect my mom and be a man.
Zaza Pachulia
Jeremiah is a most melancholy prophet. He wails from beginning to end; he is often childish, is rarely indecent, and although it may be blasphemy to say so, he and his ‘Lamentations’ are really not worth reading.
Annie Besant
Censors, the whole idea of it, is so childish. You feel like you’re talking to hall monitors in school again.
Mark Frost
Bobby Kennedy’s conduct toward Lyndon Johnson was childish and despicable. As the years went on, he displayed nasty, self-pitying, and messianic qualities that would have made him a dangerously authoritarian president.
Thomas Mallon
The last blue collar job I had, I was 29. Even ‘Childish Prodigy,’ I had a day job that whole time. Those early ones, they feel like psychedelic, blue collar records. Especially ‘God Is Saying This to You,’ there’s such urgency in that album.
Kurt Vile
Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.
Jean Ingelow
We live in an age of technology and science that demands proof, and yet we desire mystery. But when God gives us mystery, we seek to destroy it by gross indifference or childish reasoning.
Mother Angelica
To resolve problems through negotiation is a very childish approach.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It’s like a childish dream come true to be in ‘Doctor Who’ and to be an alien.
Peter Kay
I see my share of loons. I just performed with someone who had a meltdown on stage. He needed focus, and he was ‘stealing it’ and just being crazy and selfish and childish and having a great time doing it – to the detriment of everybody else.
Scott Adsit
I walked onstage in a play at prep school, and with childish naivete, told myself, ‘Wow, I’m an actor!’
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, ‘I should be doing that. They didn’t even ask me.’ Some mistake, surely.
Andrew Davies
Nabokov, who I loved more than any other writer when I was young, had such contempt for dialogue. When I was younger, I never wrote a word of dialogue because of him. I thought it was a childish part of a novel.
Zadie Smith
My comedy is for children from three to 93. You do need a slightly childish sense of humour and if you haven’t got that, it’s very sad.
Norman Wisdom
Writers to some extent are childish, and it’s at the childish level that one really engages with any experience. What really moves you is at the very personal, childish level of the imagination. My business is the imagination, and my imagination is engaged by Asia.
Christopher Koch
I just want to say, creating music with Childish Gambino has been one of the greatest joys of my life.
Ludwig Goransson
I hear a lot of people singing in funny voices and singing like they’re stupid. Singing in a deliberately fey and dumb and childish way. And I find it to be a disturbing trend.
Daryl Hall
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
W. Somerset Maugham
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
Friedrich Schiller
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
Charles Dickens
We Americans are childish about our celebrities and icons. We worship, then we denounce; we identify passionately with them and then, if they do something – anything – we dislike, we cast them off.
Margo Jefferson
The music business is the most childish business in the world. Nobody knows what they’re selling or why, but they sell it if it works.
Jeff Buckley
I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She’s selfish, she’s childish, she’s immature and because I’m doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.
Amber Benson
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
Isaiah Berlin
I took two fiction-writing courses in college and majored in literature. I felt that I had a knack though I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a talent. But it scared me. I felt it was a childish thing wanting to write and that I would forget about it eventually.
Ben Fountain
I’ve worked with Childish Gambino for so long, so I’ve learned that from those producing skills – how to really produce music – where, of course, it’s about writing, but it’s also about combining sounds and styles and genres.
Ludwig Goransson
Avoiding the physical sciences due to the fear that they will lead to heresy is childish.
Fethullah Gulen
Money scares me, and it always has done. I’ve got a childish concept of money, and I like to keep it that way in the sense that I don’t like to think about it.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.
Albert Ellis
Risk is the sort of word that is easy to discuss upfront but tough to handle when it comes time to pay the piper. There will always be some who wimp out and second-guess when the pain hits, but that is a childish reaction.
Nathan Myhrvold
I have a hard time waking up. No alarm clock works! It sounds childish, but I seriously have my manager, my mom or a buddy of mine wake me up if I have to be somewhere. It’s a serious issue! I’ve been very late for some serious gigs because of it!
Jesse McCartney
Dying people often become childish.
Georg Buchner
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
Karl Lagerfeld
It’s childish, but it still gives me great pleasure to see high-res pictures everyone told me would be impossible.
Stefan Hell
To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate – unlike most films.
Alan Moore
We grow up to respect the gray. Black or white, one or the other, is childish. It represents the worldview of someone who does not know the world.
Richard Cohen
Giving the kids a programming environment of any sort, whether it’s a tool like Squeak or Scratch or Logo to write programs in a childish way – and I mean that in the most generous sense of the word, that is, playing with and building things – is one of the best ways to learn.
Nicholas Negroponte
Guilt’s too strong a word, but there is this niggling worry that I’m a grown-up doing a childish job and it would be nice to do something more useful and to reach a number of people with an idea you think is important.
Derren Brown
If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.
Frederick Buechner
I really wanted to be a newspaper cartoonist, but nobody liked my work. I didn’t have the control or flair that was necessary to create something that didn’t look childish.
Jeff Kinney
My preparation for roles are less about the character’s profession than who they are, what their dreams are, and in what way are they childish.
Stellan Skarsgard
I have a very childish attitude to books – a very non-analytic enthusiasm… like Alice falling down the chute.
Mariella Frostrup
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
Clarence Darrow
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.
Abraham Maslow
I loved to write when I was a child. I wrote, but I always thought it was something that you did as a child, then you put away childish things.
Rita Dove
I hope that there’s a difference between being childish and childlike and that I’m the latter, if you take my meaning. I often sort of wonder. I don’t think I’m a terribly good grown-up; I don’t take responsibility easily or well in many areas of life. Finance and stuff like that, I’m absolutely appalling.
Graeme Base
We get older and more sophisticated and a bit cleverer, but certainly boys – and men – are as childish and basic as we ever were.
Jim Broadbent
Childish egocentrism is, in its essence, an inability to differentiate between the ego and the social environment.
Jean Piaget
At my house, it’s an, ‘If dad says it, you can say it’ kind of deal, so a lot of my slang words come off very childish at this point in my career.
A.J. Styles
The Sermon on the Mount is a very nice piece about being good, but most of the Bible is a very revengeful, childish, brutal God.
Stellan Skarsgard
To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him.
Samuel Butler
The reality is that religion, across the board, and in and of itself, neither provokes war nor promotes peace – and it is childish and naive, not to mention utopian, to believe otherwise.
Mehdi Hasan
You just suddenly think that there’s something quite childish about acting. Basically, it’s pretending, isn’t it? It’s good fun and I enjoy it, but it’s a funny way of making a living, particularly when you make a very good wage, as I’ve been fortunate enough to do.
Kevin Whately
At 35, I’m definitely starting to feel more like a grown-up than I ever have. There’s nothing in my life that is childish or whimsical. Having fun is fantastic and I never want to lose a sense of that – and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work or else it’s going to feel stiff.
Drew Barrymore
Having a birthday cake squashed into your face by young kids? Delicious. I always don a Santa suit at Christmas. Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
John Lydon
I did a short film with Donald Glover for one of his Childish Gambino projects, and Flying Lotus was an actor in it.
Hiro Murai
The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.
Matthew Hale