'The way to deal with an impossible task was to chop it down into a number of merely very difficult tasks, and break each one of them into a group of horribly hard tasks, and each one of them into tricky jobs, and each one of them...'

Truckers by Terry Pratchett

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.'

The Twits by Roald Dahl

'But in life people come and go. We don't always have control over it. But we can control how we respond. We can keep going, keep living the best we can. We can love the people we have instead of shutting them out. We can do our best to get to know them in the time we have.'

Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur

' "You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” ' 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

'The past is experience: that’s all you got to learn from.'

The Borrowers Afield in The Complete Borrowers by Mary Norton

'Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them-- that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.'

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

'Be yourself and people will like you.'

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

'He thought: How difficult it is to explain yourself to yourself. Sometimes there only is, and no knowing.'

Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers

'The year I turned twelve, I learnt that what I said and what I did mattered.' 

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

'Just because your version of normal isn't the same as someone else's version doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with you.'

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

'Life chucks a bunch of stuff at us, stuff we have no control over, but we can decide how to handle it all. We shape our lives with the choices we make.'

Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy

'Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.'

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

'Don’t believe anything you hear until you’ve seen it with your own eyes.'

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan by John Flanagan

'It was all very well to be ambitious, but ambition should not kill the nice qualities in you.'

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

'She decided long ago that life was a long journey. She would be strong, and she would be weak, and both would be okay.'

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

'People aren’t locked doors. You can get through to them if you want.'

The Tulip Touch by Anne Fine

'The sun’ll come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar.'

Annie by Thomas Meehan

'Each of us must play our part. The minute we stand alone, we fall alone.'

Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill

'Never hurry and never worry!'

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

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