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Quotes from Childrens Books

Quotes from Childrens Books

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Memorable quotes from children's books stand out from the reading experience. Whether from a picture book for toddlers or novels for teenagers, the inspiring phrases stay with the reader well after the closing the book.

Winnie the Pooh

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Author A.A. Milne is a master of beautiful quotes and wise sayings. You can find these and countless others in his Winnie the Pooh series.

  • "Some people care too much. I think it's called love."
  • "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
  • "Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem."

The Sneetches

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Quotes can make kids think about social issues.

"Now, the Star-Bell Sneetches had bellies with stars. 
The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars.
Those stars weren't so big. They were really so small. 
You might think such a thing wouldn't matter at all."

--From The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

Where the Sidewalk Ends

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Some children's book quotes are inspiring.

"Anything can happen, child.

Anything can be."

--From the poem Listen to the Mustn'ts by Shel Silverstein

Alice in Wonderland

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Quotes from children's books may include ones from minor characters that really stand out. The Duchess in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll says,

"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."

Harry Potter

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Some quotes are metaphors.

"However, like many creatures that dwell in cold and darkness, they fear light and warmth."

--From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Charlottes Web

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Some can teach kids to read between the lines.

"Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print."

--From Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

A Wrinkle in Time

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Small lines can teach big lessons.

"Like and equal are not the same at all."

--From A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

On the Night You Were Born

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Quotes can help build self-esteem.

"Life will never be the same

Because there had never been anyone like you...

ever in the world."

--From On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Where the Wild Things Are

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The lines can encourage children to look at things differently.

"Happiness is not always the best way to be happy."

--From Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

A Single Shard

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Children can find words of encouragement in the pages of a book.

"My friend, the same wind that blows one door shut, often blows another open."

--From A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Find other quotes for your kids to enjoy and remember. Award-winning books offer wonderful pages to explore together.

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Quotes from Childrens Books