Top Kinder Quotes

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1. "It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.'"
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "If we are growing holier, we are growing kinder."
Author: Andrew Bonar
3. "When Death, or adverse Fortune's ruthless gale,Tears our best hopes away, the wounded HeartExhausted, leans on all that can impartThe charm of Sympathy; her mutual wailHow soothing! never can her warm tears failTo balm our bleeding grief's severest smart;Nor wholly vain feign'd Pity's solemn art,Tho' we should penetrate her sable veil.Concern, e'en known to be assum'd, our painsRespecting, kinder welcome far acquiresThan cold Neglect, or Mirth that Grief profanes.Thus each faint Glow-worm of the Night conspires,Gleaming along the moss'd and darken'd lanes,To cheer the Gloom with her unreal fires."
Author: Anna Seward
4. "What Mark didn't understand, and hoped he would never understand, was why you'd let a bunch of dickheads torment you for months in the hope that they'd let you stay in their little club. It had to fall somewhere between kindergarten and Stockholm Syndrome on the What-the-Fuck-Are-You-Thinking scale."
Author: Anonymous
5. "I told her I'd made a huge mistake and that sparkles was definitely a letter. The kindergarten teacher was like, please don't ever talk about the alphabet again."
Author: Audrey Bell
6. "Surfboards were everywhere. When I got my first new board, I was probably in kindergarten."
Author: Brandon Cruz
7. "If you have a kid who goes to kindergarten and doesn't know what a circle is, doesn't know what red and green are, and doesn't know what right and left are, by the time he learns those things, the rest of the class is far ahead of him."
Author: C. Everett Koop
8. "The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation."
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "There were no judgments to be made, yet out of necessity one had to select. Beyond good and evil was all right in theory, but to go on living one had to select: some were kinder than others, some were simply more interested in you, and sometimes the outwardly beautiful and inwardly cold were necessary. The kinder ones fucked better, really, and after you were around them a while they seemed beautiful because they were."
Author: Charles Bukowski
10. "Slowly and gently, Augustus Brine explained to the king of the Djinn about the illusion created by motion pictures. When he finished, he felt like he had just raped the tooth fairy in front of a class of kindergartners."
Author: Christopher Moore
11. "You are a gift, delivered to mankind to make man kinder."
Author: Constance Chuks Friday
12. "People say it's better to know the truth, but what if the ending's a bad one? Is it still better to know? Or is it kinder to keep that string of hope dangling? To believe that maybe if you just wait long enough, everything could still end the way you want."
Author: Cynthia Lord
13. "School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender."
Author: Dan Savage
14. "Is it necessary, do you think,' he began, leaning in so close behind me that I could smell his breath, ‘for the purpose of visiting your grandmother's childhood home, to dress like a kindergarten whore?"
Author: Danielle Wood
15. "Es gibt sicher schönere Gegenden zum Reiten, doch nirgendwo wird man von so vielen unschuldigen Familien mit unschuldigen Kindern und Hunden an der Leine bestaunt, die sagen: Jö ein Pferterl, auf dem auch sie gern reiten möchten, wofür sie eine Ohrfeige bekommen, wenn sie zu lautstark insistieren. Das können wir uns nicht leisten. Zum Ersatz wird dann der Bub oder das Mädel auf das schaukelnde Plastikpferd vom Ringelspiel gepflanzt, wo sie gellend weiterplärren. Daraus könnte das Kind etwas lernen, nämlich dass es für die meisten Dinge billige Kopien gibt, die ihm vorbehalten bleiben."
Author: Elfriede Jelinek
16. "Both the five-year-olds looked at me with bewilderment and a bit of fearful uncertainty. I had a sudden horrifying image of the woman I might become if I'm not careful: Crazy Aunt Liz. The divorcee in the muumuu with the dyed orange hair who doesn't eat dairy but smokes menthols, who's always just coming back from her astrology cruise or breaking up with her aroma-therapist boyfriend, who reads the Tarot cards of kindergarteners and says things like, "Bring Aunty Liz another wine cooler, baby, and I'll let you wear my mood ring..."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
17. "So I suppose one danger is that we might get the idea that, you know, "to blurt, is to be." The idea that whatever comes out is good and is us. Whereas someone who has really worked with text realizes – well, that neither one is "really" you, but that the considered version might represent a "higher" you – brighter, less willing to coast or condescend, funnier, and (mysteriously) also, I think, kinder."
Author: George Saunders
18. "Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please."
Author: Hugh MacLeod
19. "I'm not concerned about your comfort zone or readiness for change. I'm concerned about the kids who just entered Kindergarten."
Author: Ian Jukes
20. "It was, come to think of it, a little like a kinder, gentler Psycho-Dad making one of his command decisions. Exactly the same, only without all the fuss and blood."
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
21. "If American schooling is inadequate now, just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when today's kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years."
Author: Janet Napolitano
22. "But there were some things I believed in. Some things I had faith in. And faith isn't about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate. It isn't about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine. Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others - even when there's not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are."
Author: Jim Butcher
23. "I did not even go to kindergarten; I just started first grade when I was five and started reading right away. I don't know how it all worked, but I had a lot of adults and older siblings around me. So, I guess I was probably introduced to what one would be introduced to at that time in kindergarten."
Author: Joan Ganz Cooney
24. "Es ist eines der Geheimnisse der Muetter: sie verzichten niemals, ihre Kinder wiederzusehn, ihre totgeglaubten nicht und auch nicht ihre wirklich toten; und wenn es moeglich waehre dass ein totes Kind wiederauferstuende vor seiner Mutter, wuerde sie es in ihre Arme nehmen, so selbstverstaendlich, als waere es nicht aus dem Jenseits sondern aus einem der fernen Gegenden des Diesseits heimgekehrt. Eine Mutter erwarted die Wiederkehr ihres Kindes immer: ganz gleichgueltig, ob es in ein fernes Land gewandert ist, in ein nahes oder den Tod."
Author: Joseph Roth
25. "Das Schöne an der Zeit ist, dass sie ohne Hilfestellung vergeht und sich nicht an dem stört, was in ihr geschieht. Auch die nächste Handvoll Sekunden wird sich vom Acker machen, und schon ist das, was eben noch unmöglich erschien, vergangen und vorbei. Warten ist nicht schwer. Das Leben besteht aus Warten. Folglich, beschließt Sebastian, ist das Leben kinderleicht."
Author: Juli Zeh
26. "I always did plays. When I was in kindergarten, I got chosen to be Alvin in 'The Chipmunks.' We did a Chipmunks song. I was always a natural performer. It was easy for me. I danced and I sang, and all that stuff. I felt like I'd be something in the arts, but it vacillated between being a dancer and a singer, or whatever."
Author: Kari Matchett
27. "On my first day of kindergarten, I bit a kid. Hard. In my defense, he deserved it."
Author: Kat Kruger
28. "Humans. Rats have bigger hearts. Roaches have kinder souls. Flies have-"
Author: Katherine Applegate
29. "Jeremy and Karl and Elizabeth have known each other since the first day of kindergarten. Amy and Talis are a year younger...Now the five are inseparable; invincible. They imagine that life will always be like this--like a television show in eternal syndication--that they will always have each other. They use the same vocabulary. They borrow each other's books and music. They share lunches, and they never say anything when Jeremy comes over and takes a shower. They all know Jeremy's father is eccentric. He's supposed to be eccentric. He's a novelist."
Author: Kelly Link
30. "The band was right behind me and before I knew what hit me, Kyle had me in his arms and was whirling me around excitedly. "You were brilliant!" he cried, giddy as a kindergartner who'd just ridden a bike for the first time. "That was the best ending to a show we've ever had! They love you! The band loves you! I love you! We've got to take you on tour with us. You could be our little virgin mascot!"
Author: Kelly Oram
31. "Needing kindness myself, I am kinder now, and we get on amazingly well. [p. 110]"
Author: Lionel Shriver
32. "It was true. Men could be with whomever they pleased. But women had to date better, kinder, richer, and bright, bright, bright, or else people got embarrassed."
Author: Lorrie Moore
33. "Met jou naar bed gaan is net alsof je met gehakt naar bed gaat', had haar man gezegd. Mira had dat een goede beschrijving gevonden en haar best gedaan om een gehaktbrood met een gat erin te zijn. En ze was blij geweest met het resultaat: vier gezonde kinderen."
Author: Marianne Fredriksson
34. "Wanneer kinderen groter worden verdedigen ze hun geheimen uit alle macht. Anders zouden ze door hun moeders worden verslonden. Het ergste wat ik ken zijn jongelui die alles met hun moeder delen. Die worden nooit vrij."
Author: Marianne Fredriksson
35. "One has to consider what effect it would have on one to have to accept the fact that God was not the friendly guardian of kindergarten!"
Author: Marie Louise Von Franz
36. "[Keenan] 'What am I going to do?' He sank to the floor.[Donia] 'Hope that some of us are kinder to you than you've been to us,' she whispered. Then, before she could soften again, she walked away and left the Summer King kneeling in her foyer."
Author: Melissa Marr
37. "My first audition happened to be for 'Kindergarten Cop,' and I took that role. I was only starting to learn English at that point. Spanish is my first language, so they made me a speaking character in the movie. I didn't really know I was shooting a movie. I was just having a lot of fun with 30 kids my own age."
Author: Odette Annable
38. "The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson."
Author: Orison Swett Marden
39. "Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed."
Author: R.J. Palacio
40. "If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you wil try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God."
Author: R.J. Palacio
41. "Without really analyzing it, I grew up in Massachusetts, so the Salem witch trials were always something that I was around. The average kindergartner probably doesn't know about it, except that in Massachusetts, you do, because they'll take you on field trips to see reenactments and stuff."
Author: Rob Zombie
42. "She has no regrets; she knows now he could never have made her happy, even though he has, apparently, joined AA, is doing better. But sobriety is his journey, not hers; he needs to do it for himself, alone. Still, she misses him hugely, doesn't feel ready for another relationship yet. But as time passes, she hopes that she might be, eventually, with someone new, easier, kinder."
Author: Sarah Rayner
43. "Aren't you forgetting something?" – Acheron"What?" – Artemis"Your payment." – Acheron"The happiness on your face when first you touched him was enough. I only wish you'd been there when your daughter was born, but that was my fault. I've had a lifetime of joy, hugs and love from her and you missed all of that because of my stupidity and fear. His life is my gift to both of you. Let's hope the future is much kinder to all of us than the past has been." – Artemis"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "I went through seventh grade in private school. I went to private school from kindergarten to seventh grade."
Author: Stacie Orrico
45. "The snow that began at midafternoon had faded the sign's virulent yellow to a kinder pastel shade as the light ran out of the January dusk."
Author: Stephen King
46. "Ever try to hold a butterfly? It can't be done. You damage them," he said. 'As gentle as you try to be, you take the powder from their wings and they won't ever fly the same. It's kinder to let them go."
Author: Susanna Kearsley
47. "Ich finde, wenn Kinder geboren werden, die man nicht haben will, dann sollten sie gleich tot gemacht werden, ehe sie Seelen kriegen, und man sollte sie gar nicht groß werden und herum laufen lassen!"
Author: Thomas Hardy
48. "Having the Stitch character, the villain that becomes a hero, coming from outer space, it took a very difficult and complex story and put it into a simpler, kinder time."
Author: Tia Carrere
49. "Nature was my kindergarten."
Author: William Christopher Handy
50. "From the cab stepped a tall old man. Black raincoat and hat and a battered valise. He paid the driver, then turned and stood motionless, staring at the house. The cab pulled away and rounded the corner of Thirty-sixty Street. Kinderman quickly pulled out to follow. As he turned the corner, he noticed that the tall old man hadn't moved but was standing under the streetlight glow, in mist, like a melancholy traveler frozen in time."
Author: William Peter Blatty

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