Childrens Literature Quotes

Quotes tagged as "childrens-literature" (showing 1-29 of 29)
Walt Disney Company
“You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway”
Walt Disney Company

J.K. Rowling
“I have a real issue with anyone trying to protect children from their own imaginations. If we cannot acknowledge that a lot of us have a bit of darkness within ourselves, some more than others perhaps, and bring it into the light and examine it and talk about this part of the human condition, then I think we will be living in quite a dangerous climate. I think that’s much more damaging for children.”
J.K. Rowling

Heather Wolf
“Kindness is like a warm blanket of snow, softly covering and gently touching the heart.”
Heather Wolf, A Snowy Day

Patrick Rothfuss
“Kid's books should be just as good as any other books. No. They should be held to a *higher* standard than other literature for the same reason that we take extra care with children's food.”
Patrick Rothfuss

Tara Michener
“I don't know anyone who remembers meeting their parents when they were a baby so i'm just like everybody else. -Zoey (100% Real)”
Tara Michener, 100% Real: A Who I Am Book

E.B. White
“Next day, as the Ferris wheel was being taken apart and the race horses were being loaded into vans and the entertainers were packing up their belongings and driving away in their trailers, Charlotte died. The Fair Grounds were soon deserted. The sheds and buildings were empty and forlorn. The infield was littered with bottles and trash. Nobody, of the hundreds of people that had visited the Fair, knew that a grey spider had played the most important part of all. No one was with her when she died.”
E.B. White

Mo Willems
“We create our work for children not because they're "cute," but because they're human beings, deserving of respect.”
Mo Willems

“You must return to the fairy cave while children sleep. Fairies only exist if children believe in Fairyland. If you return after they wake from their dreams, you could remain frozen between two worlds for all eternity.”
Caz Greenham, The Adventures of Eric Seagull 'Story-Teller': Book 2 A Fairy's Wish

“Before he got too far, he thought he smelled a fire.
No sooner did he blink before he sensed something dire.
He heard a sound and froze, danger tickling his nose.
His ears perked up as tiny cries of capture rose.”
J.Z. Bingham, Isle of Mystery: Eyes of The King

“A glassy calm replaced the storm surrounding their boat.
The distant thunder struck a note, white-hot and remote.
An invisible magnet seemed to steer their course.
The island pulled them in with its dreamy force.”
J.Z. Bingham, Dreamy Drums: Trouble In Paradise

Otfried Preußler
“Ich habe die Überzeugung gewonnen, dass Kinder das beste und klügste Publikum sind, das man sich als Geschichtenerzähler nur wünschen kann. Kinder sind strenge, unbestechliche Kritiker."

[As quoted on Preußler's official website.]”
Otfried Preußler

Suzy  Davies
“Good writing has vitality!”
Suzy Davies

Ella Rose Carlos
“Like a simple wildflower, standing strong through rain, wind and hail, love, finally, had its way, and it was content.”
Ella Rose Carlos, A Long Lost Fantasy

Brian Maunder
“That night, as the stars sparkled in the sky, Polly dreamed...”
Brian Maunder

Otfried Preußler
“Wer für Kinder schreibt, übt den Beruf des Schriftstellers unter erschwerten Bedingungen aus, und dies freiwillig ... Wer für Erwachsene schreibt, schreibt ausschließlich für Erwachsene. Wer für Kinder schreibt, schreibt automatisch für Erwachsene mit."

[As quoted on Preußler's official website.]”
Otfried Preußler

Ella Rose Carlos
“Fawn and Gabriel stared at her in wonder, for only passionate dreams could ignite a timid soul.”
Ella Rose Carlos, A Long Lost Fantasy

“Kat held her head high as she met the King's eye.
Her stare was bold, yet sweet, and it would not die.
Gansevort looked down into these dark, green pools.
And soon his tone softened as he bought her ruse.”
J.Z. Bingham, Gansevort: The King and His Court

Jim  Shanahan
“The Cubist paintings in the Centre Pompidou in Paris were strange but amazing. The big fat magical cat said they made her eyes hurt.”
Jim Shanahan, My big fat magical cat goes to France

Norton Juster
“Rhyme and reason answer all problems”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster
“I didn't know that I was going to have to eat my own words:
- Milo”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster
“I wouldn't eat too many of those [half-baked ideas] if I were you. They may look good, but you can get terribly sick of them."
-Tock”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Donalyn Miller
“This is what I want for my students, to lose and find themselves in books.”
Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Amma Sharon
“Within the magic of the asking,
lives the magic to receive,
wonderfully exciting, endless possibilities!”
Amma Sharon, A Gnome's Winter Solstice Tale: Would You Unquestionably Rather Be Yourself?

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“When we reached the prayer flags and a pile of rocks that marked the highest point on the pass, the view was brilliant. There was hardly a cloud in the sky. To the south we could see rolling foothills: the gentle ups and downs that we’d walked through. Some of the hillsides were red or purple with rhododendron blossoms. To the west and east there was a muddle of ridges and spurs. To the north, there were several mighty snow-capped himals. The real Himalayan giants were mostly east of where we stood. We were a very long way from anywhere. We were a very long way from help.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth, Chasing the Tiger

Louise Fitzhugh
“Turning on the shower, he thought of the wildly fancy bathroom at Charlotte's house. It was funny to think of, but the bathrooms he liked weren't fancy; this one, and the one at Seymour's, and the one at Harry's. They weren't fancy, but they were home. He got in the shower. The one squirt that always went haywire hit him right in the eye. He laughed up into the warm water running over his ears.”
Louise Fitzhugh

Lynn  Holland
“Daa-r'uu Wee-z'oo."
-Ettie the Explorer”
Lynn Holland, Ettie Explores Earth: An Ettie the Explorer Adventure Story

R.S. Vern
“There will always be road construction in life, and never a point when all the highways are fixed. Keep walking.”
R.S. Vern, Haee's quest for the greater prairie

Ella Rose Carlos
“Tis a miserable thing to turn a soul into something it is not.”
Ella Rose Carlos, A Long Lost Fantasy