Quotes by children's book authors that will brighten your day

A close-up of the Dr. Seuss stamp, honoring creator Theodor Geisel
April 2, 2014 10:53:32 AM PDT
April 2 is International Children's Book Day — a great time for even grown-ups to enjoy a healthy dose of positive thinking:

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
~The Twits by Roald Dahl

"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"
~Anne of Greene Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains."
~The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can."
~The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

"If you make happy those that are near, those that are far will come."
~Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

"It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled. She had not thought of it before."
~The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

"To live will be an awfully big adventure."
~Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

"Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there someday."
~Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

"Never give up. No one knows what's going to happen next."
~L. Frank Baum, author of the Oz series

"The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things."
~ Hans Christian Andersen, author of The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling

"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
~Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

"You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!"
~Oh, The Places You'll Go! By Dr. Seuss


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