Friday Five: Beatrix Potter

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

The lovely woman brought us the unforgettable Peter Rabbit, and continues to be a cornerstone in children’s literature.

Here are five of my favorite Potter quotes in honor of her birthday!

  1. “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”

  2. “Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”

  3. “If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.”

  4. “The place is changed now, and many familiar faces are gone, but the greatest change is myself. I was a child then, I had no idea what the world would be like. I wished to trust myself on the waters and the sea. Everything was romantic in my imagination. The woods were peopled by the mysterious good folk. The Lords and Ladies of the last century walked with me along the overgrown paths, and picked the old fashioned flowers among the box and rose hedges of the garden.”

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