Posts Tagged: quote

Anna Walker on where strange things can happen

‘I thought about stories shared in my childhood and what that meant to me. I could escape into a world of creatures that talked and strange things can happen. In our first house when I was a child, we had

Anna Walker on where strange things can happen

‘I thought about stories shared in my childhood and what that meant to me. I could escape into a world of creatures that talked and strange things can happen. In our first house when I was a child, we had

Italo Calvino on Sections in a Bookstore

“Sections in the bookstore: – Books You Haven’t Read – Books You Needn’t Read – Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading – Books Read Even Before You Open Them Since They Belong to the Category of Books Read Before

Italo Calvino on Sections in a Bookstore

“Sections in the bookstore: – Books You Haven’t Read – Books You Needn’t Read – Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading – Books Read Even Before You Open Them Since They Belong to the Category of Books Read Before

Emma Thompson on being enabled to live

‘I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something. And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need food and nourishment.’ – Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson on being enabled to live

‘I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something. And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need food and nourishment.’ – Emma Thompson

On children’s books telling us about life

As you can no doubt tell from my blog, I love children’s books, and I love quotes. So you can tell how much I liked this list of quotes from children’s books, which I stumbled on through the magic of

On children’s books telling us about life

As you can no doubt tell from my blog, I love children’s books, and I love quotes. So you can tell how much I liked this list of quotes from children’s books, which I stumbled on through the magic of

Virginia Woolf on a Spider’s Web

  Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.     Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf on a Spider’s Web

  Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.     Virginia Woolf

Holbrook Jackson on more life

The end of reading is not more books but more life.     Holbrook Jackson    

Holbrook Jackson on more life

The end of reading is not more books but more life.     Holbrook Jackson    

Jane Yolen on changing lives

Children’s books change lives. Stories pour into the hearts of children and help make them what they become. – Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen on changing lives

Children’s books change lives. Stories pour into the hearts of children and help make them what they become. – Jane Yolen

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

George Macdonald on writing for children

‘I write not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.‘ George Macdonald

George Macdonald on writing for children

‘I write not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.‘ George Macdonald