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11 Fantastic Quotes From the Pages of Children's Books

These quotes from children's books will leave you — and your little one — inspired.
on December 03, 2015

 I adore children’s books, and while I have been known to tear up while reading any book (even paranormal YA), the books that inspire me the most are always children’s books. What is even more inspiring is when you see the light go on in your child’s eyes. You see that they are inspired, or have learned something they didn’t expect to learn when they snuggled up next to you book in hand. Those moments are precious. I will be the first to admit this is a completely subjective list and I welcome you to share your favorite quotes from children’s books on Scholastic Parents Facebook Page.

“You’re BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think, and LOVED more than you’ll ever know.”

— A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh


“Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.”

— Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne Of Green Gables


“He's the strongest man in the world.”“Man, yes,” said Pippi, “But I am the strongest girl in the world, remember that.”

— Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking


“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on a light.”

— J. K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban


“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”

— Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!


“There is nothing we can’t try. We can do all these things you see, whether we are he OR she.”

— Stan and Jan Berenstain, He Bear, She Bear


“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


“Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.”

— Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy


"I want to dance!" "But you are a dinosaur," Madame Lucille pointed out. "True," Brontorina replied. "But in my heart I am a ballerina.""

— James Howe, Brontorina


"Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow."

— Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden


“I’ll eat you up I love you so.”

— Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are

Feeling inspired? Have a quote to share? Tell us your favorite children’s book quote on Scholastic Parents Facebook Page.

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