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51 Meaningful and Inspirational Quotes from Children’s Books That All of Us Can Benefit From

51 Meaningful and Inspirational Quotes from Children’s Books That All of Us Can Benefit From

Children’s books quotes are so lovely as they always seem to get us later in life. Whether you’re a child or an adult, there are some things you can learn from children’s books, bringing out childlike qualities in all of us. You may not have read all the good children’s books out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a gem or two of wisdom from some of the most loved stories. Adult and children alike are affected in countless positive ways by these stories.

Children’s books have a way of shaping who we become, not just as readers, but as people. They are our first introduction to literature, often times on the laps of our parents, and they teach us valuable lessons that never truly leave us. It’s no wonder that many of the most inspiring quotes you’ll find come from these children books.

There have been days when every table, every room (including the bathrooms) have children’s books strewn around, and that’s how every single home should be. The stories in children’s books are always colourful, vibrant and are written to capture a child’s wandering attention and have pictures that help to embellish the story.

It’s unimaginable to live in a world without books. Reading, and the love of reading, has instilled everyone a passion, a fire, and a sense of wonderment and imagination second to none. Below you’ll find 51 of GetFreeEbook’s favorite children’s book quotes and what they’ve taught us. We hope you find some creativity and inspiration from them.

“Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

Dr. Seuss – Cat in the Hat

“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

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”

Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

“For what you see and hear depends on a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.”

C.S. Lewis – The Magician’s Nephew

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them – that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.

L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables

“Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than YOU.”

Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday To You

“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

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

Dr. Seuss – Oh The Places You’ll Go!

“I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”

Madeleine L’Engle – A Wrinkle In Time

“You must never feel badly about making mistakes… as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”

Norton Juster – The Phantom Tollbooth

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planed. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”

J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Roald Dahl – Matilda

“What day is it?”, asked Winni the Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.

A.A. Milne – The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

“There’s no place like home.”

L. Frank Braum – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“The moment where you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever being able to do it.”

J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Dr Seuss – The Lorax

“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

“It’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was different person then.”

Lewis Carroll – Alices’s Adventures in Wonderland

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web

“We all can dance,” he said, “if we find the music that we love.”

Giles Andreae – Giraffes Can’t Dance

“Sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Lewis Carroll – Alices’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

Margery Williams – The Velveteen Rabbit

“Fern was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of injustice. As a result, she now has a pig. A small one to be sure, but nevertheless a pig. It just shows what can happen if a person gets out of bed promptly.”

E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Reading never wears me out.”

Ian Falconer – Olivia

“But the children knew, as I’m sure you know, that the worst surroundings in the world can be tolerated if the people in them are interesting and kind.”

Lemony Snicket – The Bad Beginning

“Believing takes practice.”

Madeleine L’Engle – A Wrinkle In Time

“And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end; but that was not to be.”

C.S. Lewis – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

“Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS, Listen to the SHOULDN’TS, The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS, Listen to the NEVER HAVES, Then listen close to me – anything can happen, child, anything can be.”

Shel Silverstein – Where the Sidewalk Ends

“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

“Please don’t go, we’ll eat you up we love you so!”

Maurice Sendak – Where The Wold Things Are

“When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”

Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events

“You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Lewis Carroll – Alices’s Adventures in Wonderland

“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”

Maurice Sendak – Where The Wold Things Are

“Words can be worrisome, people complex, motives and manners unclear. Grant her the wisdom to choose her path right, free from unkindness and fear.”

Neil Gaiman – Blueberry Girl

“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”

Norton Juster – The Phantom Tollbooth

“Courage, dear heart.”

C.S. Lewis – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

“Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.”

Brian Jacques – Redwall

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

“Now I see! We are all just dots, together!”

Loryn Brantz – Not Just A Dot

“Don’t you know that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?”

P.L. Travers – Mary Poppins

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl – The Minpins

“Keep all your promises, don’t take what doesn’t belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, and you’ll do well in the world.”

Rebecca Rupp – The Dragon of Lonely Island

“There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.”

Kate DiCamillo – The Tale of Despereaux

“The sun was rising behind her now; she could feel the heat on her back, and it gave her courage.”

William Goldman – The Princess Bride

“You can’t pick out the pieces you like and leave the rest. Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing.”

Natalie Rabbit – Tuck Everlasting

“But in truth,” said Bull, “we are going nowhere. That my friend, is the irony of our constant movement.”

Kate DiCamillo – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

“I wished she’d never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me.”

Gail Carson Levine – Ella Enchanted

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

A.A. Milne – The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Dr. Seuss – Horton Hears A Who

2 Comments

  1. Hey,
    Thanks so much for sharing these quotes. Dr. Seuss is a classic, but I am glad to see so many other authors and books on the list!
    Best,
    Dennis

  2. with a book that has an important role in children, even to adults though. to show the country they will be more advanced, with the knowledge that they can from the book.

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