There’s a reason certain children’s books stay with you long after you’ve left elementary school. Deceptively simple, such evergreen stories absolutely brim with meaning and insight, serving to remind the reader of the most basic but vital lessons in life. Some may dismiss The Cat in the Hat‘s chaotic genius or see Charlotte’s Web as nothing more than a sweet bucolic scene–don’t let that reader be you. For it’s just as author Roald Dahl proclaimed inĀ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: “The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” Let 20 quotes from a sampling of superb children’s books inspire you today. And please, share some of your favorite quotes, too!