The chief thing is to make children feel good about themselves. They want to step into the shoes of a hero who is bigger and stronger, to face tremendous dangers and come home safely for tea.
– Geraldine McCaughrean
People who are exceptionally intelligent are often lonely because there are few people as intelligent as them. I have two little children, and everyone says: ‘I hope they’re doing well in school. I hope they’re bright.’ And I think: ‘Why would anyone want their children to be the brightest?’ Academia is a lonely world.
– Helen McCrory
I do like the thrill of risk-taking, but it’s always carefully calculated. I have done many high risk undertakings, but I have always measured the stakes. Not feeding the fear nor the doubt. But I also believe that you need to fuel passion in whatever you do. This is what I am trying to teach my children today.
– Guy Laliberte
We put suffocation warnings on all the – on every piece of plastic film manufactured in the United States or for sale with an item in the United States. We put warnings on coffee cups to tell us that the contents may be hot. And we seem to think that any item sharper than a golf ball is too sharp for children under the age of 10.
– Gever Tulley