The 23 Best Children's Book Quotes You Need to Re-read

Posted by Jenny Lee on

Some of life’s greatest and hardest lessons can be found in the best children’s books. Sadly, we didn't know this back when we were kids. It's important to revisit these as adults because sometimes it’s only when we’re older that we understand and fully appreciate the important words from our childhood books. Below are some of the best children's book quotes around.

These are some of our favorite. If we missed any, comment below! And don't forget to share so other bitter adults can get some childhood wisdom!


“I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”
—Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 


“‘What day is it?’, asked Winnie the Pooh. ‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet. ‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.”
A. A. Milne, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 


"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it."
- JM Barrie, Peter Pan 

"So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible."
- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

"Courage, dear heart."
- CS Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince  



"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" 
- JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


"Now I see! We are all just dots, together!"
- Loryn Brantz, Not Just a Dot

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” 
— Roald Dahl, The Minpins


"Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?"
- PL Travers, Mary Poppins


"For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are."
- CS Lewis, The Magician's Nephew


“There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.”
— Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux  


“I wished she’d never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me.”
—Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine


"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." 
- AA Milne, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh  


"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop


"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
-Roald Dahl  


"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, Shel Silverstein


"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince  


"The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid."
- Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz  


"It's no use to go back to yesterday because I was a differente person then."
 - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  


"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh


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