Friday, March 30, 2012

The Friday Five: Children's Book Edition

Bringing you the top 5 quotes from some of our favorite books for children of all ages in this Friday edition!

"Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them."
— Cornelia Funke (

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
— Antoine de Saint (
The Little Prince)

“But the wild things cried, “Oh please don't go- We'll eat you up- we love you so!”*
— Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it the present."
— A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way."
— Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You'll Go!)

*There's a great story from Maurice Sendak about this line: “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

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