70+ Children’s Book Quotes You Need To Remember

Lines from children’s books encapsulate simplicity and wisdom. You can find greatest lessons in children’s literature, and inspirational quotes from children’s books will motivate you at any age.

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Famous Quotes from Children’s Books

I love you right up to the moon and back. — Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You

Jillian, Jillian, Jillian, Jiggs!
It looks like your room has been lived in by pigs!
Later. I promise. As soon as I’m through,
I’ll clean up my room. I promise I do! — Phoebe Gilman, Jillian Jiggs

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 know you’ll be kind… and clever… and bold. And the bigger your heart, the more it will hold. When nights are black and when days are gray—you’ll be brave and be bright so no shadows can stay. And become anybody that you’d like to be. And then I’ll look at you and you’ll look at me and I’ll love you, whoever you’ve grown up to be. — Emily Winfield Martin, The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not. — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Finally the Rainbow Fish has only one shining scale left. His most prized possessions had been given away, yet he was very happy. — Marcus Pfister, The Rainbow Fish

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. — Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Something Beautiful

Real isn’t how you are made,
It’s a thing that happens to you. — Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

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?

Daddy tells me it is beautiful.
That makes me proud.
I love that my hair lets me be me! — Matthew A. Cherry, Hair Love

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

On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.’ — Nancy Tillman, On the Night You Were Born

In the beginning there is light
and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed
and the sound of their voices is love. — Matt de la Peña, Love

Promise me you’ll always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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

“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

Remember, what is given from the heart reaches the heart. — Patricia C. McKissack, What Is Given from the Heart

Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? — Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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

Why it’s simply impassible!
Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible?
Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible! — Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Let the wild rumpus start! — Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Imagine what you could do. — Juan Felipe Herrera, Imagine

You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head.
But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are. — Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

‘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

Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. — Roald Dahl, Matilda

A person’s a person. No matter how small. — Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the SHOULDN’TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be. — Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

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!

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. — J. M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

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

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!

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends. — A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Never hurry and never worry! — E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’ — Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

I shall find out thousands and thousands of things! — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that. — E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

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

People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you? — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The noses sniffed and snorted, and after a while the princess began sniffing too. She smelled something wonderful. It smelled like candy and lemons and cloves. It smelled like sleeping in the sun and staying up late for a party. It smelled like secrets and summer and beautiful dresses and the kind of folding knife that comes with scissors and a screwdriver. It was the smell of thousands of roses. — Dashka Slater, Dangerously Ever After

There’s no place like home. — L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, ‘Courage, dear heart.’ — C.S. Lewis, Voyage of Dawn Treader

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

Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything? Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it. — Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Frog said, ‘I wrote “Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.”’ ‘Oh,’ said Toad, ‘that makes a very good letter.’ Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together. — Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. — J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense. — J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost. — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I like people who make me like them. Saves me so much trouble forcing myself to like them. — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary? — J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. — Roald Dahl, Matilda

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!

When they’ve finished reading, Olivia’s mother gives her a kiss and says, ‘You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.’
And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, ‘I love you anyway too.’ — Ian Falconer, Olivia

Because, this is a very great adventure, and no danger seems to me so great as that of knowing when I get back to Narnia that I left a mystery behind me through fear. — C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

‘I can talk,’ said Cinnamon. ‘I think I always could.’ ‘Then why didn’t you?’ asked her mother. And Cinnamon said, ‘Why not? Because I had nothing to say.’ ‘And now?’ asked her father. ‘And now the tiger has told me of the jungle, of the chattering of the monkeys and the smell of the dawn and the taste of the moonlight and the noise a lakeful of flamingos makes when it takes to the air,’ she said. ‘And what I have to say is this: I am going with the tiger.’ — Neil Gaiman, Cinnamon

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop’s Fables The Lion and the Mouse

When Harry thought about Winnie and the voyage across the ocean, his head said, ‘I shouldn’t.’ His head said, ‘I can’t.’ But his heart made up his mind. — Lindsay Mattick, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

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

The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day.
The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches.
And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches.
That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars
and whether they had one, or not, upon thars. — Dr. Seuss, The Sneetches and Other Stories

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can. — Watty Piper, The Little Engine That Could

Do you know that you are very strong? — The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street)

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

There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid. — L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz