10 Quotes From Classic Children's Books that Every Adult Needs to Rediscover
"All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We've all read these books or watched their film adaptations. Some of us even had these unique tales as bedtime stories.
As we reminisce and rediscover these childhood classics, we get to know these great characters all over again. Though their words are sometimes frivolous, their lessons are often profound and might help us understand a few things that we couldn't grasp in our youth.
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't.”
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't you think?”
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By L.Frank Baum
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr.Seuss
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
“Don't mess with anybody on a Monday. It's a bad, bad day.”
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
“There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.”
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
“How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ‘em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.”
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
"When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them."
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket