Hans Christian Andersen Quotes to Celebrate Children’s Book Week

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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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7 Beatrix Potter Quotes to Celebrate a Childhood Favorite

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Jul 292013
 

7 Beatrix Potter Quotes to Celebrate a Childhood Favorite

Author:Noel Jameson

Why is now the perfect time for some Beatrix Potter quotes? Because July 28th is the day we celebrate the date of birth of the woman who gave us our beloved childhood friend, Peter Rabbit.

Beatrix Potter Quotes to Celebrate a Childhood Favorite

Beatrix Potter Quotes to Celebrate a Childhood Favorite

And it’s not just her imagination and wonderful stories that made Beatrix such a treasure. Her life story proves what a strong and unique individual she was. There’s a lot to be said about thwarting the status quo of an uppity upper-crust, high-society family and making it on your own. We’d all have been better for knowing her. Here are seven quotes to commemorate the birth of the creator of our beloved little Peter Rabbit, and a woman who refused to let society’s expectations stand in the way of what was right.

1. ‘Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.’

2. ‘Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.’

3. ‘Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work.’

4. ‘I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.’

5. ‘Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.’

6. ‘I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense…’

7. ‘Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were–Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.’

Childhood just wouldn’t have been the same without Peter Rabbit and his friends. Thank goodness that Beatrix Potter was a part of our lives. For the part of you that will always yearn for your childhood – that part of you that refuses to let your inner child fade and die – remember Beatrix this year on the anniversary of her birth. These seven Beatrix Potter quotes are a great way to do just that.

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