If your childhood is filled with memories of tearing through pages of your favorite books, you might still have some of the lines or certain quotes memorized. Or maybe you have recently uncovered those same books to share with your children. Perhaps there are current children’s authors you have discovered and introduced to your family. Whatever the case, there has been a multitude of inspirational words penned over the years. The following is a list of one-liners to inspire and motivate.
10. A Wrinkle In Time By Madeleine L’Engle
“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 Camp was an American author whose life spanned from 1918 to 2007. Her Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel, A Wrinkle in Time, was published in 1962 and includes the sequels, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. After receiving the award, she stated it might be necessary for a children’s author to go back to the “intuitive understanding of his own childhood.”
9. Alice In Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
“You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson on January 27, 1832, the English writer’s works Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, were published in 1865 and 1871, respectively. They were so successful he became overwhelmed with fan mail and continued to use photography and writing as creative outlets.