The 20 Best Children’s Book Quotes Of All Time

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

Lewis Carroll 
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland                 

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

Dr. Seuss 
The Lorax                 

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.

J.M. Barrie 
Peter Pan                 

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                 

We all live with the objective of being happy: our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank 
The Diary of a Young Girl                 

Just remember that sometimes the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.

John Green 
Paper Towns                 

Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.

J.K. Rowling 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone                 

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien 
The Hobbit                 

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 more he gave away, the more delighted he became.

Marcus Pfister 
The Rainbow Fish                 

It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.

Brothers Grimm 
Snow White                 

'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                 

All grown-ups were once children ... but only few of them remember it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 
The Little Prince                 

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 can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Roald Dahl 
The Twits                 

For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo.

Lois Lowry 
The Giver                 

If there is any kind of God, it would be not any of us, not you or me, but just this little space in between.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 
The Little Prince                 

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

A.A. Milne 

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                 

At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.

Chris Van Allsburg 
The Polar Express                 
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