51 Best quotes from children's books

51 Best quotes from children's books

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Some children are inherently inclined towards reading while others find the pictures, illustrations, style of writing, quotes, characters, and plot interesting. A book can be a child’s best friend, even if for a while. A good book will excite the child, make them smile or cry. It will also have memorable lines that teach us some essential values and life lessons.

And sometimes, these beautiful lines are the reason a child falls in love with a book. This MomJunction post is a compilation of such lovely quotes from children’s books.

51 Best Children’s Book Quotes

  1. The greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  1. Inside all of us is Hope. Inside all of us is Fear. Inside all of us is Adventure. Inside all of us is – A Wild Thing.” Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  1. Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself, you must always tell the truth. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  1. We are all subject to the fates. But we must all act as if we are not, or die of despair.The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  1. 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.The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  1. The sun was rising behind her now; she could feel the heat on her back, and it gave her courage.The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  1. There is no place like home.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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  1. There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  1. No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop’s Fables
  1. All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  1. If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.The Twits by Roald Dahl
  1. When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
  1. 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 believe in magic will never find it.The Minpins by Roald Dahl
  1. Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  1. 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.A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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  1. The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  1. It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
  1. Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling
  1. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. I think people make their own faces, as they grow.The Naughtiest Girl Again by Enid Blyton
  1. Piglet: “How do you spell love?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it. You feel it.” Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  1. Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.Redwall by Brian Jacques
  1. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
  1. You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne

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  1. What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  1. Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… Yet.Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  1. “How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live them. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give them.” A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  1. Yes, we too are stardust.Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  1. What day is it?’, asked Winnie the Pooh. ‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet. ‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  1. I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  1. But in truth,” said Bull, “we are going nowhere. That my friend, is the irony of our constant movement.The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

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  1. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
  1. You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  1. “Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?The Little White Bird by James Matthew Barrie

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      1. “I love you right up to the moon and back.Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
      1. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
      1. You can’t pick out the pieces and leave the rest. Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing.Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
      1. We all can dance,” he said, “if we find the music that we love.Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
      1. I shall find out thousands and thousands of things!The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
      1. 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.Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
      1. Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better.Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

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      1. There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
      1. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
      1. The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.Mulan by Shiamin Kwa
      1. I bet if you go through the rest of your life telling yourself, ‘I’m sparkling,’ you’ll have a whole different energy and experience.Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

Think of this; that the writer wrote alone, and the reader read alone, and they were alone with each other.A.S. Byatt: Possession.

An author takes you on a beautiful journey from the first line of the book until you reach the end. And you cling on to some of the most beautiful lines that become famous quotes from children’s books. Lovely, isn’t it?

Is there an interesting quote that you want to add to this list? Post it in the comment section below.

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Harshita Makvana

Harshita is a graduate in commerce and holds a PG Diploma in Patent and Copyrights Law from NALSAR University. She has also pursued CA and has more than three years of internship experience in auditing.Her love for travelling has taken her to various parts of the world, and writing the travelogues has what brought out her love for content writing.Harshita has experience in writing blogs and is passionate about presenting complex subjects in an easy-to-comprehend manner.In her spare time, she works on vegan activism, rescuing animals in need, and trying vegan delicacies.
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