Childrens Quotes

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Dr. Seuss
“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.”
Dr. Seuss, Fox in Socks

Shel Silverstein
“i made myself a snowball
As perfect as can be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for it's head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first - It wet the bed.”
Shel Silverstein

Catherynne M. Valente
“Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Julia Donaldson
“I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I've left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I'm wearing the cloak, I've slipped on the ring,
I've swallowed the magic potion.
I've fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.”
Julia Donaldson

Catherynne M. Valente
“I'm not lost, because I haven't any idea where to go that I might get lost on the way to. I'd like to get lost, because then I'd know where I was going, you see.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Catherynne M. Valente
“Hats have power. Hats can change you into someone else.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Kevin Henkes
“Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better”
Kevin Henkes, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Neil Gaiman
“Do not lose hope - what you seek will be found.”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“Words can be worrisome, poeple complex, motives and manners unclear, grant her the wisdom to choose her path right, free from unkindness and fear.”
Neil Gaiman, Blueberry Girl

Gillian Shields
“Well, if you can't have what you want, you could try to want what you have.”
Gillian Shields, DogFish

Nikolas Lee
“Sometimes what we don't want is actually what we need.”
Nikolas Lee, The Iron-Jawed Boy

Thomas M. Disch
“Here was a flower (the daisy reflected) strangely like itself and yet utterly unlike itself too. Such a paradox has often been the basis for the most impassioned love.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

Thomas M. Disch
“It considered trying to explain their error to them, but what would be the use? They would only go away with hurt feelings. You can't always expect people, or squirrels, to be rational.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

Thomas M. Disch
“The forest stretched on seemingly forever with the most monotonous predictability, each tree just like the next - trunk, branches, leaves; trunk, branches, leaves. Of course a tree would have taken a different view of the matter. We all tend to see the way others are alike and how we differ, and it's probably just as well we do, since that prevents a great deal of confusion. But perhaps we should remind ourselves from time to time that ours is a very partial view, and that the world is full of a great deal more variety than we ever manage to take in.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

“Rising up into the air, they took to the sky and flew. From west and beyond west, into the wind and through it, they came past countless moons and suns. One laughed and briefly wore a scarf of raindrops in her hair, and then with wicked feet she kicked a cloud and caused rain to swamp a boat.”
Pat O'Shea, The Hounds of the Mórrígan

Bruce Coville
“Luster, bring me home.”
Bruce Coville, Into the Land of the Unicorns

Nguyễn Nhật Ánh
“Điều đáng ngán nhất trong tình yêu là khi mình yêu ai, mình không biết họ có biết điều đó hay không. Điều đáng chán thứ nhì là khi mình biết họ biết điều đó rồi thì mình lại không biết học có yêu lại mình hay không. Cả hai điều nhất nhì đó, tôi đều gom đủ. Vì vậy, tôi càng chán tợn. Tôi chẳng biết làm sao thoát ra khỏi nỗi buồn. Tôi đành tìm đến âm nhạc để giải khuây.”
Nguyễn Nhật Ánh, Mắt Biếc

Dave Eggers
“Maybe he hadn't thought the war through. It had seemed like simple fun when he had first pictured it, with a glorious beginning, a difficult but valor-filled middle, and a victorious end. He hadn't accounted for the fact that there might not be much of a resolution to the battle, and he hadn't imagined what it would feel like when the war just sort of ended, without anyone admitting defeat and congratulating him for his bravery.”
Dave Eggers, The Wild Things

Nguyễn Nhật Ánh
“Và tôi xoay lưng nằm úp mặt vô tường, buồn muốn khóc. Tôi làm con cá nhỏ, bơi trong nỗi buồn. Nỗi buồn mênh mông như biển, tôi bơi suốt đêm vẫn chưa ra khỏi. Nhưng tôi vẫn lặng lẽ bơi, ngậm ngùi, cô độc, thỉnh thoảng quẫy mạnh chiếc đuôi dài làm xuất hiện những đốm bọt màu sữa như những ngôi sao nhỏ.”
Nguyễn Nhật Ánh, Mắt Biếc

Nguyễn Nhật Ánh
“Bây giờ tôi rút ra một kết luận khác, kém phấn khởi hơn: con gái càng lớn càng khôn, con trai càng lớn càng ngu!”
Nguyễn Nhật Ánh, Cô Gái Đến Từ Hôm Qua

Thomas M. Disch
“But before any of the small appliances who may be listening to this tale should begin to think that they might do the same thing, let them be warned: ELECTRICITY IS VERY DANGEROUS. Never play with old batteries! Never put your plug in a strange socket! And if you are in any doubt about the voltage of the current where you are living, ask a major appliance.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

Gail Herman
“That's why I bake. To fill fairies with goodness."

And it was true, she realized. She didn't run the kitchen just to boss other fairies around. She didn't give orders just to make herself feel important. Well, at least she wouldn't anymore. No. The day before, she hadn't missed that part of her job at all. She had missed the baking. She had missed creating something for others to enjoy.

And, oh, how she wanted to go back to work!”
Gail Herman, Dulcie's Taste of Magic

Thomas M. Disch
“The toaster (lacking real bread) would pretend to make two crispy slices of toast. Or, if the day seemed special in some way, it would toast an imaginary English muffin.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

Thomas M. Disch
“In any case, muffins that are only imaginary aren't liable to get stuck.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

Nguyễn Nhật Ánh
“Trà Long, làng mình bao giờ cũng đẹp. Cháu hiểu rõ điều đó hơn mẹ cháu. Làng mình đẹp, nhưng buồn. Hồi chú còn nhỏ, làng vui hơn. Cũng có thể làng vẫn thế thôi, nhưng bây giờ chú thấy khác. Khi lớn lên, người ta thường thấy mọi thứ khác đi, cháu ạ! Chúng ít rực rỡ hơn và ít trong suốt hơn. Nhưng dù sao chí vẫn tin trong mắt cháu, thế giới vẫn còn nguyên vẹn, dù ngày mai khi cháu đến đây thì chú đã đi rồi...”
Nguyễn Nhật Ánh, Mắt Biếc

Dave Eggers
“Max had to think about these new developments. He hadn't liked getting hit by a rock--his stomach still ached from then rock Judith had thrown--but then again, when his team had used rocks on Alexander, it had caused him to surrender. Now the Bad Guys only had three soldiers left, which would make victory for Max's team more likely. So now it made perfect sense. He was wrong to ban rocks, or even animals. The key was to use all the weapons at one's disposal, but to just make sure you won when you used them.”
Dave Eggers, The Wild Things

Jessica Marie Baumgartner
“My mom was afraid of dogs the same way you fear dragons. She didn’t know anything about them.”
Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Jenny  Mitchell
“*To each house and each window
Comes a big, kind nanny- Harry the giraffe
With a long neck and big brown eyes
Bringing its magic gifts and stories...*

Jenny M. "Diary of a Giraffe. Harry and Bedtime







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Jenny Mitchell, Diary of a Giraffe. Harry and Bedtime

“Because the tiger is you, boychik, the most frightening thing of all. When you turn and face yourself, then you can become whatever you want!”
B.D. Kuttner, Dave's Timely Adventures: The Time Portal

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