Quotes from Children's Books

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Can you name the children's books or series of books that these quotes are taken from?

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'I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.'
'It looks rather ordinary,' said the Snork. 'Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course.'
'I Think I Can, I Think I Can.'
'One day I was about to become a boy, a real boy, but on account of my laziness and my hatred of books, and because I listened to bad companions, I ran away from home.'
'People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is.'
'The great tall tailor always comes To little boys who suck their thumbs; And ere they dream what he's about, He takes his great sharp scissors out...'
'Were you so sad, then?' I asked, 'on the day of the forty-four sunsets?'
'... and Max said 'I'LL EAT YOU UP!' so he was sent to bed without eating anything.'
'Nothing but thick jungles infested by the most dangerous beasts in the world - hornswogglers and snozzwangers and those terrible wicked whangdoodles.'
'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.'
'To die will be an awfully big adventure.'
'I notice,” said the duck, “that you only talk with one of your mouths. Can’t the other head talk as well?'
'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'
'They didn't understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.'
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'Don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor. '
'After a fall such as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling downstairs!'
' If I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will grow up into a beehive.'
'Never laugh at live dragons.'
'Even a disagreeable little girl may be lonely, and the big closed house and big bare moor and big bare gardens had made this one feel as if there was no one left in the world'
'The first funny thought, and I'm up like a balloon. And until I can think of something serious I can't get down again.''
'He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.'
'What do you suppose it means?' he asked. ''DO WHAT YOU WISH.' That must mean I can do anything I feel like. Don't you think so?'
'Did you see that move, Madame? I totally decked those morons. I bet they never saw anything like that before. Improvisation. Butler always says it's the key.'
'If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way.'
'You lost the ship; I found the treasure. Who's the better man at that? And now I resign, by thunder! Elect whom you please to be your cap'n now; I'm done with it.'
'At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more. When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death. And when he shakes his mane, it will be spring again.'
'It is quite a risk to spank a wizard for getting hysterical about his hair.'

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