"I'm terribly prone to anxiety. I get very depressed and I get very anxious and my anxiety is almost always about my children."
"I am sure of this: that no one can write a book which children will like unless he write it for himself first."
"Is 'The Wind in the Willows' a children's book? Is 'Alice in Wonderland?' Is 'Treasure Island?' These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up."
"I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain."
"I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college."
"Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children."
"To the Parisians, and especially to the children, all Americans are now 'heros du cinema.' This is particularly disconcerting to sensitive war correspondents, if any, aware, as they are, that these innocent thanks belong to those American combat troops who won the beachhead and then made the breakthrough. There are few such men in Paris."
"My children went to Bethesda Elementary School. I wouldn't do anything to endanger the safety of Bethesda."
"It is remarkable how easily children and grown-ups adapt to living in a dictatorship organised by lunatics."
"Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level."