If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
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 they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
We make realities out of our dreams and dreams out of our realities. We are the dreamers of the dream.
A life is made up of a great number of small incidents, and a small number of great ones.
Kindness – that simple word. To be kind – it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.
The more risks you allow your children to make, the better they learn to look after themselves.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be
I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile, because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that 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.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.
Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you.
If I had my way, I’d remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead.
Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.
Don’t gobblefunk around with words.
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself
Some people when they have taken too much and have been driven beyond the point of endurance, simply crumble and give up. There are others, though they are not many, who will for some reason always be unconquerable. You meet them in time of war and also in time of peace. They have an indomitable spirit and nothing, neither pain nor torture nor threat of death, will cause them to give up.
There is no place I know that compares to pure imagination.
And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.