Quotes from Children’s Books To Inspire Your Family’s Wanderlust

Albert Einstein once said that if you want your kids to be intelligent then read them fairy tales, which in our family we love to do. But as my daughter started school I was thrilled about the fact that soon she will learn to read herself. Brimming with excitement I’ve told her:

“By knowing letters, the whole world will be at your fingertips and you will never ever be alone but just a book away from an adventure.”

While not fully comprehending me just yet, she already loves to be swept away with a story. I’m afraid I am the same. Few days ago we were all flying over the roof tops of London with the always fun Peter Pan and I could just feel it and it made me yearn. These children’s book were giving me a severe wanderlust. For the fun of it, I went to look for more of the same and to paraphrase Albert Einstein’s quote, if you want your kids to travel, read them these books:

Peter Pan,  J.M. Barrie 

“To live would be an awfully big adventure.”


Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

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The Minpins, Roald Dahl

“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.”

IMG_3041-PanoWinnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”

Raingear Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”


Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis 

“Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.”


 The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
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