31 Quotes From Children’s Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age

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

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite lines from children’s books. Here are some of the most beautiful replies.

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2. “You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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3. “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.”
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
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5. “‘What day is it?’, asked Winnie the Pooh.
‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet.
‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.”
The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
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7. “When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
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9. “You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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11. “And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
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12. “Words can be worrisome, people complex, motives and manners unclear. Grant her the wisdom to choose her path right, free from unkindness and fear.”
Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman
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14. “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
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16. “Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.”
Redwall by Brian Jacques
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18. “It doesn’t happen all at once,” he said. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
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20. “Now I see! We are all just dots, together!”
Not Just A Dot by Loryn Brantz
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21. “Don’t you know that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?”
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
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23. “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.”
The Minpins by Roald Dahl
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24. “Keep all your promises, don’t take what doesn’t belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, and you’ll do well in the world.”
The Dragon of Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp
Submitted by Stacey Grant

26. “There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.”
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
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27. “The sun was rising behind her now; she could feel the heat on her back, and it gave her courage.”
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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29. “But in truth,” said Bull, “we are going nowhere. That my friend, is the irony of our constant movement.”
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
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30. “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
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