I’ve been compiling a book full of best quotes for years. When I find one I add it to the pile. I’ve noticed a trend of having quite a few from books from the middle grade reading level. Here they are and I hope you have as much joy in them as I do.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
—Peter Pan by JM Barrie
“Magic is always impossible…. It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it’s magic.”
“‘You do not write your life with words, the monster said. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.'”
― A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
“A real mouth smile always has an eye-smile to go with it, so watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you with his mouth but the eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be bogus.”
–Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
“‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’”
–Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
—A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Isn’t it interesting how the best quotes convey a larger life lesson in a unique way. Do you have quotable nuggets in your stories?