Most Profound and Life-changing Quotes from Children’s Books

Children’s books and young adult fiction have so much to teach us, even as adults. We often remember them just for their optimism, and think them silly, but that forgets what the best part of this literature is about. Children’s books and young adult fiction focus most on learning to grow up, on finding balance in life, trusting yourself, and accepting the full range of emotions that make us human through the trials and tribulations of life. Here are 15 favorites:


“Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There” by Lewis Carroll


“Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery


“The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss


“The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis

For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis



“Watership Down” by Richard Adams


“Winnie the Pooh” by A.A. Milne


“The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams


“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins


“The Giver” by Lois Lowry


“Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbit


“The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster


“Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury


“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya


“The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman

“The Lion and the Mouse” by Aesop


What other quotes would you include? What books growing up changed your life the most?





Jess Hicks
Jess Hicks
Jess lives in Ohio with her husband and 3 cats. She is a freelance writer, film critic, and overall horror hound. Her interests aren't solely movie related though and you can check out her work on Phactual, Bloody-Disgusting, Geek Legacy, and more.