Wisdom from Children’s Authors

From the distant past and the present, here is some of the wisdom shared by authors who write for children.

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“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your mind is very limited. Use your intuition.”   Madeleine L’Engle

“Maybe we’re all in somebody’s dream. Maybe everything’s a dream, and nothing else.”  David Almond

“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.”   Hans Christian Andersen

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”   JK Rowling

“A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.”   JRR Tolkien

“Never give up. No one knows what’s going to happen next.” L. Frank Baum

“I believe stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don’t understand, in allowing us to make sense of our lives, in giving us empathy and in creating the world that we live in.”     Neil Gaiman

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”   Lewis Carroll

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”   Dr. Seuss

“Kids deserve the right to think they can change the world.”   Lois Lowry



  1. bert0001 · July 9, 2015

    wonderful quotes

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  2. Alex West · July 14, 2015

    These are gorgeous quotes! I adore the Tolkien one in particular. Thank you for stopping by my blog, by the way.


  3. Naima Shahab · July 16, 2015

    My favourite: no. 3 by Hans Christian Andersen. And, of course, the ever-green Dumbledore quote. Nice compilation!

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  4. mjlstories · July 26, 2015

    Fantastic quotes and delightful picture.
    I love the David Almond. My debut novel (Dream Girl/Miranda Lewis) could more or less be summed up by this one. Now I finally know what I was trying to do!


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