I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood.
My parents are good role models because they've worked hard and gave me a happy childhood.
A happy childhood... is the worst possible preparation for life.
My early life has given me a great deal to draw on, certainly - but would I have swapped a happy childhood for the writing? Yes.
I have been luckier than anyone I know or even heard of. I had a very happy childhood, a good education, I enjoyed working as a teacher, journalist and author. I have loved a wonderful man for over 33 years, and I believe he loves me, too.
I had a very happy childhood, which is unsuitable if you're going to be an Irish writer.
I was always a bit different. I had a very happy childhood, but I could never hang on to mates.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
I wrote poetry, journals, and, especially, plays for the neighborhood kids to perform. I had an ordinary, happy childhood. Nothing much was going on, but I had fun.
You're meant to have an unhappy childhood to be a writer, but there's a lot to be said for a very happy one that just lets you get on with it.