25 Great Quotes from Children’s Books

I’ve chosen some of my favourite quotes from children’s books which I hope you enjoy too.

Children’s books provide us with a wealth of inspiration and life lessons through beautiful and simple storytelling.

There are philosophical quotes about friendship, love, bravery and having courage, as well as accepting each other’s differences, believing in ourselves and never giving up.

And an important message about how we’re never too old for a little bit of magic and imagination.

Enjoy these 25 Great Quotes from Children’s Books!

“Each of us must play our part. The minute we stand alone, we fall alone.”

Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill

“Maybe I can only do small things. But my small things might join small things other people do. And together, they could grow into something big.”

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

“Not all who wander are lost.”

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

“I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin.”

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“For a Hero cannot triumph all the time. Sometimes he will be defeated, and how he faces that defeat is a test of his character.”

How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword by Cressida Cowell

Girl holding a hobby horse and wearing the fairytale knight tabard and cuffs

“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it … yet.”

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”

The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket

“Never judge things by their appearance, even carpetbags.”

Mary Poppins by P.L.Travers

“I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.”

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“‘I don’t know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors,’ said George.”

Five Go Off in a Caravan by Enid Blyton

6 children wearing colourful fairytale crowns, capes and dresses, sitting around a table at a tea party, in a field in front of a caravan.

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

“‘I don’t feel at all brave,’ thought Jack, ‘but I suppose a person is really bravest when he does something although he is frightened. So here goes!'”

The Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton

“There’s no such thing as im-POSSIBLE, Hiccup, only im-PROBABLE. The only thing that limits us are the limites to our imagination.”

How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse by Cressida Cowell

“‘If you really want something in this world, said Olga simply, ‘you’ll never get it by sitting down and waiting. But if you go out and do things there’s no knowing where you’ll end up.'”

The Tales of Olga Da Polga by Michael Bond

“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.”

Mr Galliano’s Circus by Enid Blyton

Girl wearing the floppy-eared dog hat

“I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.”

Little Women by Louisa M.Alcott

“But you know, 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

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

Eeyore, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

“There is something quite delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”

Beatrix Potter

2 children standing side by side wearing the fairytale wizard cape and wizard hat and witch hat, witch dress and cape. The witch is holding a broomstick. In the background are trees and green mist

“… what an unchallenging life it would be if we always got things right on the first go.”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

“She felt most comfortable in nature, where things weren’t required to look like the other in order to live together peacefully.”

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

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

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

“My spelling is wobbly. It’s good spelling by it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

“Every adventure requires a first step.”

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Girl sitting in a caravan doorway with a bright yellow plastic toy teapot by her feet. She's wearing the reversible white & yellow cape, mob cap and pinafore dress

For more great quotes from children’s books, have a look at my other blog on inspirational quotes where you’ll find more brilliant gems of wisdom!

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