Boyhood Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Boyhood Quotes from Oliver Sacks, Jackie Coogan, Peter Landesman, Freddie Fox, Gene Tunney. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Elements and birthdays have been intertwined for me sin

Elements and birthdays have been intertwined for me since boyhood, when I learned about atomic numbers.
Oliver Sacks
Throughout my boyhood my father impressed upon me the value of money.
Jackie Coogan
I played football the whole time I was growing up, and through two years of college. I think it’s a beautiful game in many respects, one that allows you to follow a player from boyhood through manhood.
Peter Landesman
I am delighted to be working with Guy Ritchie on ‘King Arthur,’ who’s been a boyhood hero of mine ever since ‘Lock, Stock’ and ‘Snatch.’
Freddie Fox
Ever since boyhood I’ve made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise.
Gene Tunney
I don’t want the child in me to die. Fortunately, I’m lucky enough that my profession allows me to pursue my boyhood fantasies even as an adult.
Ajith Kumar
It was hard to leave my boyhood club Arsenal, it’s still my dream to play for Arsenal, but I know I have to put that on hold and go and play abroad to get some experience in Germany.
Reiss Nelson
It is a thing of dreams to make your European debut for your boyhood club. Especially to make it with a goal was very special for me.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Your boyhood club, the one you’ve supported, the one result that you look for more than anybody else because of my upbringing, has always been Newcastle so to go and manage it is arguably the pinnacle but it’s a really difficult job, I have to tell you.
Steve Bruce
The Bruins have become so much more to me than some boyhood fascination.
Gord Downie
To come through the ranks and play for your boyhood club is a dream come true.
Jesse Lingard
I’ve been writing about my boyhood, when I was a little kid back on my grandfather’s farm where we didn’t know about black widow spiders or all that stuff. But writing about that is so easy.
Kary Mullis
I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.
Jack Kerouac
Arsenal are my boyhood club.
Reiss Nelson
The prolific Chinodya has written a number of striking books, most notably ‘Dew in the Morning’, an exploration of an idyllic rural boyhood; the sophisticated ‘Strife,’ in which sins from the pre-colonial past cast shadows into the present; and the rich and varied short-story collection ‘Can We Talk?’
Petina Gappah
All my boyhood, all I ever wanted was to be loved.
Norman Wisdom
I grew up in the age of radio. That was my main boyhood form of entertainment: lying on the living room floor with my ears affixed to the radio. I loved shows like ‘The Phantom,’ ‘Cisco Kid,’ and even ‘Happy Theater’ when I was younger.
George Takei
A home movie of a fictional home life, an epic assembled from vignettes, ‘Boyhood’ shimmers with unforced reality. It shows how an ordinary life can be reflected in an extraordinary movie.
Richard Corliss
The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.
James Weldon Johnson
Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.
Booth Tarkington
We never thought ‘Boyhood’ was ever gonna become Oscar-considered. Our shooting budget was $2.8m for 12 years. Altogether. I didn’t know if anyone would see it or appreciate it.
Patricia Arquette
Since my boyhood, I have sought always to please, but out of a kindness in me, never out of fear or respect for what was in others.
Ben Hecht
We all recall what is or was important to us and are astonished when it slips other people’s minds. Perhaps we dismiss as irrelevant matters of crucial concern to those we love. That’s life as most of us experience it, and which few movies document with such understated acuity as ‘Boyhood’ does.
Richard Corliss
When I was born, my parents and my mother’s parents planted a dogwood tree in the side yard of the large white house in which we lived throughout my boyhood. This tree I learned quite early, was exactly my age – was, in a sense, me.
John Updike
For my part, I do not much believe in the predilections of boyhood.
James Payn
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
Vincent Van Gogh
In my boyhood, cattle-raising ran almost neck and neck with grain-raising. In my secluded little valley in the Suisun Hills, the rodeo was the most exhilarating spectacle in the round year.
Edwin Markham
Right now I’m living my boyhood dream, which was to play for a European club. The fact that it’s a huge club like Barcelona makes it a tremendous honour. I like everything about the city: the climate, the people. It’s quite similar to Brazil, which helps a lot. There’s even a beach!
I worked on a farm. Played ball and loafed along the fishing and swimming holes of the White River, and my boyhood was not a lot different from that of other youngsters.
Chuck Klein
The boyhood dream of becoming a painter stays important to me.
Cai Guo-Qiang
The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus, every boy is a challenge to his elders.
Herbert Hoover
My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
Cleveland Abbe
I’m living a boyhood dream.
Dimitri Payet
‘Wild Grinders’ becoming an animated series, and airing on Nicktoons is another one of my boyhood dreams come true. I came up with the name when I was eleven years old, when I needed a name for my first skate crew – who knew it would turn into such a mega brand?
Rob Dyrdek
I’m hardly digging trenches for a living. I’m getting to tap into my boyhood fantasies of being a larger-than-life character.
Joel Edgerton
I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism.
Robert Vaughn
Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle.
Bobby Hull
I had absolute freedom to create things on my own and in silence. No rush, the artificial rush by media. Certainly no rush to grow up. We had plenty of boyhood, plenty of girlhood.
Barry Hannah
Reared in rural southern Alabama, we enjoyed an idyllic Huck Finn boyhood. But education there was casual at best. Our mother and father were high school teachers and challenged the pervasive easy-going ignorance.
Gregory Benford
It is a boyhood dream to play for Manchester United. To come here is a bit surreal. You see the number of fans out there and how far some of them have travelled to see. It is going to take a bit of getting used to.
Daniel James