10 Uplifting Quotes From Your Favorite Children's Books

They’ve got a way with words

Feb 28, 2017
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Some books from our childhood have the power to stay with us for a lifetime. (Evgeny Atamanenko / Shutterstock.com)

There is no shortage of great children's books on the shelves of bookstores, with more and more being published every single year. Some books however, have such inspiring messages - they have the power to stay with us for a lifetime. We collected some of the most powerful quotes from your favorite childhood books into one uplifting list. Keep reading and enjoy the memories.

1. DR. SEUSS: OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

2. ROALD DAHL: THE TWITS

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

3. A.A. MILNE: WINNIE THE POOH

"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

4. J.M. BARRIE: PETER PAN

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust."

5. SHEL SILVERSTEIN: FALLING UP

“All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas Layin’ In The Sun,Talkin’ ‘Bout The Things They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done…But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All Ran Away And Hid From One Little Did.”

6. J.K. ROWLING: HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

"We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy."

7. ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY: THE LITTLE PRINCE

“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.”

8. L. FRANK BAUM: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

“You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”

9. MAURICE SENDAK: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

“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.”

10. ROALD DAHL: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there. This particular bar of chocolate had as much chance as any other of having a Golden Ticket.”

REBECCA WOJNO, CONTRIBUTOR
Rebecca is passionate about reading, cooking, and learning about people doing good in the world. She especially loves writing about wellness, personal growth, and relationships.
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