Late at night, when the whole world is sleeping, I just love getting lost, once in a while, in the universe of children’s books. Reading the same lines with the eye of an adult is an amazing experience: simple words, big life lessons.
Some of the lessons are simply mind-blowing. Never cease to dream, never stop learning, never forget the feeling you had as a child, when you thought everything is possible!!!
1 The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
2 Even miracles take a little time – Fairy Godmother – Cinderella
3 “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales
4 Alice: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
5 Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
6 Some people are nobody’s enemies but their own ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
7 “Have courage and be kind” – Cinderella
8 The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
9 Love is the most selfish of all the passions. ― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
10 The average men don’t like trouble and danger.― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
11 A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
12 When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen
13 To each his own fear, Balloo― Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
14 True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid- Oz – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
15 My heart is heavy with the things I do not understand.― Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
16 Bagheera: “I’m taking him back to the man village.”
Baloo: “Man village? They’ll ruin him. They’ll make a man out of him.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
17 There are no impossible obstacles; there are just stronger and weaker wills, that’s all!― Jules Verne, The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
18 “My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”
― Lewis Carroll,
19 Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.― Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
20 One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia