Quotes from some of our favourite children's authors

For World Book Day we have put a few of our favourite children's author quotes together.

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall…
— Roald Dahl
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends
— JK Rowling
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely
— Roald Dahl
The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better
— Enid Blyton
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes
— AA Milne
I try to have reasonable happy endings because I would hate any child to be cast down in gloom and despair, I want to show them you can find a way out of it
— Jacqueline Wilson
In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.
Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea.
Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit.
Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. Possibly a savoury option would be
— David Walliams
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go
— Theodor Seuss Geisel
We could have all been killed – or worse expelled
— JK Rowling
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it
— Roald Dahl