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Top 40 Beatrix Potter Quotes (2023 Update)

Beatrix Potter Quote: “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “The shorter and the plainer the better.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “We cannot stay home all our lives, we must present ourselves to the world and we must look upon it as an adventure.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I do so hate finishing books. I would like to go on with them for years.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “With opportunity the world is very interesting.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “There’s something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood?”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “For quiet, solitary and observant children create their own world and live in it, nourishing their imaginations on the material at hand.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “What we call the highest and the lowest in nature are both equally perfect. A willow bush is as beautiful as the human form divine.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “This is a fierce bad rabbit; look at his savage whiskers, and his claws and his turned-up tail.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I remember every stone, every tree, the scent of heather... Even when the thunder growled in the distance, and the wind swept up the valley in fitful gusts, oh, it was beautiful, home sweet home.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I am worn to a raveling.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Once upon a time there were three kittens, and their names were Mitten, Tom Kitten, and Moppet. They had dear little fur coats of their own; and they tumbled about the doorstep and played in the dust.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I think if she lived in A little shoe-house That little old woman was Surely a mouse!”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Peter lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “It sometimes happens that the town child is more alive to the fresh beauty of the country than a child who is country born.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Here comes Peter Cottontail right down the bunny trail...”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I have just made stories to please myself, because I never grew up.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I hold an old-fashioned notion that a happy marriage is the crown of a woman’s life.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with flowered lappets – when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta – there lived a tailor in Gloucester.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I think prejudice and tradition count for three-quarters in matters of religion.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Thank goodness my education was neglected.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “One place suits on person, another place suits another person. For my part, I prefer to live in the country, like Timmy Willie.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I fear that we shall be obliged to leave this pudding.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “The Tale of Peter Rabbit Table of Contents.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “At a quarter past four to the minute, there came a most genteel little tap-tappity.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some chamomile tea: “One table-spoonful to be taken at bedtime.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “For behind the wooden wainscots of all the old houses in Gloucester, there are little mouse staircases and secret trap-doors; and the mice run from house to house through those long narrow passages; they can run all over the town without going into the streets.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “I am persuaded that the knots would have proved indigestible, whatever you may urge to the contrary.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “From all the roofs and gables and old wooden houses in Gloucester came a thousand merry voices singing the old Christmas rhymes – all the old songs that ever I heard of, and some that I don’t know, like Whittington’s bells.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “WHAT a funny sight it is to see a brood of ducklings with a hen!”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Beware of gunpowder, and ships cooks, and pantechnicons, and sausages, and shoes, and ships, and sealing-wax.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “The collie-dog Kep met her coming out, “What are you doing with those onions? Where do you go every afternoon by yourself, Jemima Puddle-duck?” Jemima.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “What a thing it is to have an unruly family!”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “They led prosperous and uneventful lives, and their end was bacon.”
Beatrix Potter Quote: “Presently Peter sneezed “Kertyschoo!”
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