10 Inspiring Quotes from Children’s Book Authors

Some days in the world are harsh and pessimistic, making even the strongest adults feel like children on the inside. The books we read in childhood help us explore the world and grow our imagination, shaping us into who we are. These famous authors’ advice is still applicable for all ages, especially on darker days of winter. Here are inspiring quotes from children’s book authors for when the world feels too big to fight.

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


“We be of one blood, ye and I.” –Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

“It’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Be who you are and say what you feel because the people who matter don’t mind and the people who mind don’t matter.” –Dr. Seuss

“Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.” –Aesop

“Once you are real, you can’t be ugly.” Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

“But all the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself.”-Shel Silverstein


“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” –E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Kid, you’ll move mountains.” –Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“The moment you doubt you can fly, you cease forever being able to do it.” –JM Barre, Peter Pan


Do you have any quotes from children’s books that have inspired you?

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PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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