The best Quotes from The Famous Five

The best Quotes from The Famous Five

The Famous Five is a series of children's adventure novels and short stories written by English author Enid Blyton. The first book, Five on a Treasure Island, was published in 1942. The novels feature the adventures of a group of young children – Julian, Dick, Anne, George and their dog Timmy.

Leave something for someone but dont leave someone for something.
Enid Blyton - Five on a Hike Together
Nothing like having a bucket of cold water flung over you to make you see things as they really are!
Enid Blyton - Five Have a Mystery to Solve
I don't know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors.
Enid Blyton - Five Go Off in a Caravan

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Writing for children is an art in itself, and a most interesting one.
If you can't look after something in your care, you have no right to keep it.
Hatred is so much easier to win than love - and so much harder to get rid of.
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The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.
Enid Blyton in The Circus Series - Mr Galliano's Circus
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You're trying to escape from your difficulties, and there never is any escape from difficulties, never. They have to be faced and fought.
I'm good at exploring roofs. You never know when that kind of thing comes in useful.
Enid Blyton in The Barney Mysteries - The Rubadub Mystery
The point is not that I don't recognise bad people when I see them - I grant you I may quite well be taken in by them - the point is that I know a good person when I see one.
Enid Blyton in The Barney Mysteries - The Rubadub Mystery
"Oh, I wish I lived in a caravan!" said Jimmy longingly. "How lovely it must be to live in a house that has wheels and can go away down the lanes and through the towns, and stand still in fields at night!"
Enid Blyton in The Circus Series - Mr Galliano's Circus
The moon was coming slowly up over the hill in front of them. The countryside was bathed in light, pale and cold and silvery. Everything could be seen quite plainly, and Lotta and Jimmy thought it was just like daytime with the colours missing.
Enid Blyton in The Circus Series - Mr Galliano's Circus
"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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"But nightshirts aren't dangerous," Pippi assured her. "They don't bite anybody except in self defense."
4
People say "nothing is impossible", but I do nothing every day.
8
I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I've been.
5
The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left and right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became.
Give a glittering scale to each one of the other fish. You'll no longer be the most beautiful fish in the sea but you'll discover how to be happy!
The beginning is always dark.
10
Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups. Those affected by them can’t explain them, and those who haven’t known them have no understanding of them at all.
3
Once there was a boy. He was, let us say, something like fourteen years old; long and loose jointed and towheaded. He wasn't good for much, that boy. His chief delight was to eat and sleep, and after that he liked best to make mischief.
Selma Lagerlöf in Nils Holgersson - The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.
2
He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself. He stayed inside for more than two weeks. Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and...
he was a beautiful butterfly!
1
And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.
2
Happiness is not always the best way to be happy.
4
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
3
I am the Lorax, and I'll yell and I'll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out!
1
You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot,
for The places and people you're lucky you're not!
2
When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!
3
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
3
A person's a person, no matter how small.
3
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.
4
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
3
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...
4
Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
1
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store
What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
Kasperl and Seppel soon discover that even the best-laid plans can be foiled, especially when Hotzenplotz enlists the help of his wicked magician friend Petrosilius Zackleman, a gluttonous villain with a weakness for fried potatoes.
1
The Robber Hotzenplotz works hard at his job, waking early to hide in the woods and waylay new victims.
1
How will the world change if we do not question it?
It is a bad thing to have love and nowhere to put it.
Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.
"Once there was a princess who was very beautiful. She shone bright as the stars on a moonless night. But what difference did it make that she was beautiful? None. No difference."
"Why did it make no difference?" asked Abilene.
"Because," said Pellegrina, "She was a princess who loved no one and cared nothing for love, even though there were many who loved her."
Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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