Books and Reading

36 Quotes that Inspire from Children’s books

  1. Piglet: “How do you spell love?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it, you feel it.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
  2. “Promise me you’ll remember, you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  3. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss
  4. “No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.” Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse
  5. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
  6. “There’s no place like home” L. Frank Braum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  7. “‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend.’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
  8. “Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  9. “The moment where you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever being able to do it.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  10. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl, The Minpins
  11. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  12. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and the job’s a game.” P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins
  13. “The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.” Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  14. “It’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
  15. “Sometimes” said Pooh; “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  16. “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” Robert Munsch, Love You Forever
  17. “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  18. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
  19. “Never hurry and never worry” E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
  20. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  21. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss, I can read with My Eyes Shut! 
  22. “She had blue skin, and so did he. He kept it hid, and so did she. They searched for blue. Their whole life through then passed right by and never knew.” Shel Silverstein, Every Thing On It
  23. “The teacher taught me the word in school. I wrote it in my book. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Beautiful! I think it means something that when you have it, your heart is happy.” Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet
  24. “Daddy tells me it is beautiful. That makes me proud. I love that my hair lets me be me!” by Matthew A. Cherry, Hair Love
  25. “There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you… until the day you begin to share your stories. And all at once, in the room where no one else is quite like you, the world opens itself up a little wider to make some space for you.” Jacqueline Woodson, The Day You Begin
  26. “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl, The Twits
  27. “But then I realized, what do they really know? This is MY idea, I thought. No one knows it like I do. And it’s okay if it’s different, and weird, and maybe a little crazy.” Kobi Yamada – What Do You Do with an Idea?
  28. “How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ‘em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.” —Shel Silverstein, A Light in The Attic
  29. “There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.” —Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
  30. “The more he gave away, the more delighted he became.” – Marcus Pfister, The Rainbow Fish
  31. “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” —Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
  32. “We all can dance,” he said, “if we find the music that we love.”—Giles Andreae, Giraffes Can’t Dance
  33. “It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that. Even in Australia.”– Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  34. “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can.” —Watty Piper, The Little Engine That Could
  35. “Have the courage to follow your dreams.” – Bunheads by Misty Copeland
  36. “Live your life in full color, every tint, every hue. Discover! Explore. Have faith but love more.” – When God Made You, by Matthew Paul Turner

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