Nursery Rhymes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "nursery-rhymes" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Edward Lear
“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat

Scott Westerfeld
“Ring around the rosie.
A pocket full of posie.
Ashes ashes, we all fall down.
Some people say that this poem is about the Black Death, the fourteenth-century plague that killed 100-million people...
Sadly, though, most experts think this is nonsense...
How can I be so sure about this rhyme when all the experts disagree?
Because I ate the kid who made it up.”
Scott Westerfeld, The Last Days

Neil Gaiman
“This little piggy went to Hades
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy ate raw and steaming human flesh
This little piggy violated virgins
And this little piggy clambered over a heap of dead bodies to get to the top”
Neil Gaiman

Cameron Jace
“Snow White one, Snow White two,
Sorrow is coming out for you.
Snow White three, Snow White four,
Black as night, go lock your door.
Snow White five, Snow White six,
Blood red lips and crucifix
Snow White seven, Snow White eight,
White as snow, don’t stay out late.
Snow White Nine, Snow White ten,
Snow White now killed snow white then”
Cameron Jace, Snow White Sorrow

G.K. Chesterton
“I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her.
Of course you cannot keep a wife-
Everyone's got to live their life!”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled

Joe Hill
“Sillman looked at his interrogator with hopeless eyes. 'I think while I was passed out, I dreamed about my mom's gingerbread cookies. Maybe the guy who knocked on the glass was eatin' one.' 'Mm,' said Peace-not-War. 'Well. That's helpful. We'll put an APB out on the Gingerbread Man. I'm not hopeful it'll do us much good, though. Word on the street is you can't catch him.”
Joe Hill

Katherine Catmull
“A nursery rhyme shapes your bones and nerves, and it shapes your mind. They are powerful, nursery rhymes, and immensely old, and not toys, even though they are for children." "But they make no sense!" Summer protested "Ah, well," said Ben. "Sometimes sense hides behind walls. You must find a window and stick your head right in before you can see it.”
Katherine Catmull, Summer and Bird

“There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children
And she still kept her cool.”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled

“Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her dear dog a bone.
Though the cupboard was bare,
When she focused elsewhere
Her heart overflowed with fun!”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled

“Rock-a-bye Baby
In the tree top
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
And Mama will catch you
Cradle and all!”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled