Nursery Crimes - Child Abuse and Childrens Games

Famous quotes containing the words abuse, games, crimes, nursery and/or child:

    The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    Of all crimes the worst
    Is to steal the glory
    From the great and brave,
    Even more accursed
    Than to rob the grave.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn’t make a turning point of it, we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting—the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began. The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near.
    Saul Bellow (b. 1915)

    Single mothers have as much to teach their children as married mothers and as much love to share—maybe more. Yet their motives are often labeled selfish and single-minded—never mind all the babies brought into the world to snag husbands, “save” faltering marriages or produce heirs.
    —Anne Cassidy. “Every Child Should Have a Father But....,” McCall’s (March 1985)