When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
— Henry David Thoreau

Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die.
Soren Kierkegaard earliest quote

I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.
— Richard Linklater

There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people...
— Jean Giraudoux

One of the earliest lessons I learned as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back.
— John Edgar Wideman