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Apr 022014
 

11 Hans Christian Andersen Quotes to Celebrate Children’s Book Week

Author: Noel Jameson

Children’s Book Week will be here before you know it and I was thinking that some wonderful and whimsical Hans Christian Andersen quotes would be a great way to ring it in. After all, without the words of this wonderful author we wouldn’t have the heartwarming and inspiring stories of The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes or The Little Mermaid (the original version, of course). So for all of you with children (and all of you with an inner child), here are 11 Hans Christian Andersen quotes to enjoy…

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11 Hans Christian Andersen Quotes to Celebrate Children’s Book Week

1. “Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.”

2. “Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.”

3. “Where words fail, music speaks.”

4. “Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence.”

5. “Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan’s egg.”

6. “It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.”

7. “Just living is not enough, said the Butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

8. “The sayings live in books, and on the tongues of the people; they fly far about like a flock of birds, but still are as different from one another as the thrush is from the owl, as the wood-pigeon from the gull.”

9. “Come, my good child,” said the minister; “our Lord will forsake neither thy mother nor thee.”

10. “He now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him; for the great swans swam round the newcomer, and stroked his neck with their beaks, as a welcome.”

11. “And all good children to whom he related this story, took great heed of this naughty Cupid; but he made fools of them still, for he is astonishingly cunning. When the university students come from the lectures, he runs beside them in a black coat, and with a book under his arm. It is quite impossible for them to know him, and they walk along with him arm in arm, as if he, too, were a student like themselves; and then, unperceived, he thrusts an arrow to their bosom.”

And there you have it – eleven fun, interesting and inspiring Hans Christian Andersen quotes. Very few authors are able to touch the lives of so many children in the way this great master of literature did. Let’s remember him with these Hans Christian Andersen quotes as we celebrate Children’s Book Week.

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Mar 252014
 

Top Ten Famous Sir Elton John Quotes

Sir Elton John is a singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, actor, and record producer. Sir Elton John one of the best selling music artists in the world. Sir Elton John has sold more than 300 million records in his five decade career. Sir Elton John’s single “Candle in the Wind 1997″ sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is “the best-selling single of all time”. Sir Elton John has received six Grammy Awards and Sir Elton John won the Academy Award in 1994 for Best Original Song for ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ song from movie ‘The Lion King’. Sir Elton John was born on 25th March 1947 Pinner, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Let’s remember Sir Elton John’s birthday with Top Ten Famous Sir Elton John Quotes.

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Top Ten Famous Sir Elton John Quotes

1. At heart I’ve always been a music fan. That part of me has never changed since I was a little kid, sitting in a room watching a record go round, looking at the colour of the labels.
Sir Elton John

2. I don’t have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.
Sir Elton John

3. I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way.
Sir Elton John

4. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.
Sir Elton John

5. I’m a great lover of children. I never thought that one day I’d actually be a father, but I’m very pleased that I changed my mind. Children are extremely important. They are the future of the world.
Sir Elton John

6. Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
Sir Elton John

7. I’ve had an amazing professional life, personal life, but at 64 to have a son who gives us that much love and enjoyment is, wow!
Sir Elton John

8. For me, music is so passionate, I have to give it my all every time I go onstage. Onstage, it was always comfortable for me, because that’s where I felt at home.
Sir Elton John

9. And I’m afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.
Sir Elton John

10. If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything. Songs will outlast the artist and they will go on for ever if they are good.
Sir Elton John