We all remember the books we read (or had read to us!) as kids – but some of them have stayed with us into our adult lives. Here are our all-time favourite quotes from our beloved children's books…

1. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh You’re BRAVER than you believe, and STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.

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2. Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

charlie and the chocolate factory. The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

 

 

3. Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself you must always tell the truth.

 

4. Dr. Seuss, Cat in the Hat

Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

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5. L.Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L.Frank Baurn, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz There is no place like home

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6. Aesop’s Fables, The Lion and the Mouse

Aesop’s Fables, The Lion and the Mouse No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted

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7. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland I knew who I was this morning but I’ve changed a few times since then.

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8. C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.

 

9. John Green, The Fault in our Stars

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10. Roald Dahl, The Twits

Roald Dahl, The Twits If you have good thoughts…they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

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11. J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it.

 

12. E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

E.B White, Charlotte’s Web You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.

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13. Brothers Grimm, Snow White
snow white It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.

 

 

14. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.

 

15. P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins

P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and the job’s a game.

 

16. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

 

17. Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

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18. Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

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19. L.Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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

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20. C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew

C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew  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.

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21. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

A.A.Milne, Winnie the Pooh How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

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Did you find your favourite quotes from children’s books in this list? Let us know the quotes you loved as a child…