Floyd Dell

Floyd
Dell
1887
1969

American Author and Critic

Author Quotes

Children are notoriously curious about everything, everything except... the things people want them to know. It then remains for us to refrain from forcing any kind of knowledge upon them, and they will be curious about everything.

Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.

There is no human reason why a child should not admire and emulate his teacher's ability to do sums, rather than the village bum's ability to whittle sticks and smoke cigarettes. The reason why the child does not is plain enough - the bum has put himself on an equality with him and the teacher has not.

Children are notoriously curious about everything - everything except - the things people want them to know. It then remains for us to refrain from forcing any kind of knowledge upon them, and they will be curious about everything.

Most of what we object to as misconduct in children is a natural rebellion against the intrusion of an unimaginative adult despotism in their lives.

Author Picture
First Name
Floyd
Last Name
Dell
Birth Date
1887
Death Date
1969
Bio

American Author and Critic