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My Favorite Quotes from Children’s Books

I love children’s books. I love books, period. Before having kids, I find children’s books boring (or so I thought) and totally ignored them. I wasn’t a reader of Olivia or Charlotte’s Web, or Shel Silverstein books. I was focusing more on Garcia-Marquez, Kundera, Coehllo and Esquivel books. When I did have a child, instinctively I was drawn to children’s books. Thanks to Maqui’s list of 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time, I was inspired to collect as many as I can. When I started doing so, I found myself doing the same I used to do with MY books: I underlined meaningful phrases that caught my attention.

Simple as the books may be written, there are so many life lessons that can be quoted from these books that adults should pay attention to. I have compiled my favorites so far because I have plans of printing and framing them or even having one or two hand painted in the boys’ rooms in the future.

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Here are my favorites:

  • A person’s a person no matter how small – Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss
  • It’s fun to have fun but you have to know how – The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
  • The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go. — I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
  • Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. — Happy Birthday To You, Dr. Seuss
  • You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soars to great height — Oh! The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss
  • You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.  — I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss
  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose — Oh! The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss
  • And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. — Oh! The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss

How fun are these Oh the Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss Printables? Perfect for a kids room or gallery wall!

  • If you keep your eyes open enough, oh the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff! — I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss
  • I love you forever. I like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.  — I Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
  • Someday your eyes will be filled with a joy so deep that they shine. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • Someday you will run so fast and so far your heart will feel like fire. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • Someday you will swing high — so high, higher than you ever dared to swing. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • Someday you will call a song to the wind, and the wind will carry your song away. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • I wanted you more than you ever will know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go – Wherever you are, my love will follow you — Nancy Tillman
  • You can dance til you’re dizzy, paint til you’re blue. There’s no place, not one that my love can’t find you. – Wherever you are, my love will follow you — Nancy Tillman
  • The sky is just like love. It never ends. – Mommy’s Little Star, Janet Bingham
  • I am your way home; you are my new path. – You are My I Love You, Maryann Cusimano
Best quotes from children's books. This one is from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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  • I love you right up to the moon and back. — Guess How Much I Love you
  • Even if you’re little you can do a lot. – Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. — Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • Life will never be the same because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. — On the Night You Were Born
  • Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. — Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
  • The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for being able to do it. — Peter Pan
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop
  • Be who you are and say how you feel , because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. — Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
  • Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
  • A little consideration, a little thought for others , makes all the difference. – Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
Printed this Free Printable for Bryce's Winnie the pooh Party and put it in a Cute Frame and it looked Great. Defiantly Recommend this Printable especially if you are a Winnie The Pooh Fan.. ♥
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What about you? Do you have favorite quotes from children’s books too?


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