Wednesday, 14 May 2014

wise word wednesday - children's literature

inspired by his little lady's recent blog post, i decided to dedicate this week's WWW to some of my favorite pieces of children's literature.
these are all books that i grew up reading - some by choice, others...not so much.
though they're written by different authors from different walks of life, they all left me with invaluable life lessons that stay with me to this day.

"you have been my friend," replied charlotte, 
"that in itself is a tremendous thing."

"never hurry and never worry!"

"if you choose bad companions, no one will believe
that you are anything but bad yourself."

"always stop to think whether your fun may not be
the cause of another’s unhappiness."

"slow and steady wins the race."

"quality, not quantity."

"i can't go back to yesterday because i was a 
different person then."

"i don't see how he can ever finish, if he doesn't begin."

"i've heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true."

"but there was one other thing that the grown ups also knew, 
and it was this: that however small the chance might 
be striking lucky, the chance is there.
the chance had to be there."

"on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. 
l'essential est invisible pour les yeux."
("it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; 
what is essential is in visible to the eye.")

"c'est le temps que tu a perdu pour ta rose qui 
fait ta rose si importante."
("it is the time you have wasted for your rose that 
makes your rose so important.")

"make sure everything you do is so completely 
crazy, it's unbelievable."

"you have brains in your head and feet in your shoes.
you can steer yourself any direction you choose.
you're on your own.
 and you know what you know.
and YOU are the (one) who'll decide where to go."

"and when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
there are some, down the road between hither and yon, 
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.
but on you will go..."

what were some of your favourite childhood books?
i'd love to hear!



  1. These were my favorite childhood books too!! :)

  2. I love Charlotte's Web growing up!

    And I loved, loved, loved Anne of Green Gables!

  3. soo many wonderful stories in here!! anything roald dahl was my favorite :)

  4. I loved Tracey Beaker growing up that was one of my faves and Matilda !

    Jess x