When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them. They show us the state of our decay.

Brian Aldiss (b. 1925) English author
The Trillion Year Spree (1986)

Also cited to the Manchester <i>Guardian</i> (31 Dec 1977)

Added on 21-Aug-08 | Last updated 21-Aug-08
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