It’s World Book Day tomorrow, and to celebrate we’ve gathered together twelve inspirational quotations from children’s books, some classics, some more modern.
1. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
– JM Barrie, Peter Pan
2. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
- JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
3. “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable”
– Roald Dahl, Matilda
4. "It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
- Lewis Carroll,Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There
5.“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
- Dr Seuss, The Cat in The Hat
6.“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa M. Alcott, Little Women
7. “Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
8.“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
9. “We all can dance,” he said, “if we find the music that we love.”
– Giles Andreae, Giraffes Can’t Dance
10. “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
11. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing."
– E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
12. 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
We hope you have enjoyed these quotations and enjoy World Book Day – whether you’re dressed as the Tiger Who Came to Tea, Alice in Wonderland or just in your ‘normal’ clothes!