37 Inspiring Quotes & Sayings By Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo is a British novelist, playwright, librettist, and poet, renowned for his works such as ‘The Butterfly Lion’ and ‘The War Horse’. Michael started his writing career in 1974 with ‘It Never Rained: Five Stories’. In 1982, he published his widely-acclaimed book ‘War Horse’. From 1984 to 1995, Michael produced some of his acclaimed works including ‘Little Foxes’, ‘Why the Whales Came’, ‘Words of Songs’, ‘Tom's Sausage Lion’, ‘Conker’, ‘King of the Cloud Forests’, ‘My Friend Walter’, ‘Twist of Gold’, ‘Waiting for Anya’, ‘Colly's Barn’, ‘The Sandman and the Turtles’, ‘Martians at Mudpuddle Farm’, ‘The King in the Forest’, ‘The Dancing Bear’, ‘Blodin the Beast’, and ‘The Wreck of the Zanzibar’. In 1996, he published his best-selling children’s novel ‘The Butterfly Lion’. He is renowned for the magical way of presenting his stories which makes it easy for him to connect with his young readers. He has shared interesting facts about childhood and dreams of children through his books, novels, plays, writings, dialogues and thoughts. Here are few of his noteworthy quotes and thoughts that are sure to win your hearts. Read on the collection of quotations and sayings by Michael Morpurgo.
I can hate you more, but I'll never love you less. Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but I never have and I do not now. I live in his glow. Stories make you think and dream; books make you want to ask questions Any problem can be solved between people if only they can trust each other Cause when there's life there's still hope That's what this war is all about, my friend. It's about which of us is the crazier.And clearly you British have an advantage.You were crazy beforehand. I must survive. I have promises to keep. Life must not be spent always hoping, always waiting. Life is for living. -Kensuke We're much alike, bee, you and me," I said. "You may carry your pack underneath you and your rifle may stick out of your bottom. But you and me, bee, are much alike. It's no good wishing for the impossible. Don't wish. Remember. Remembrances are real. My Albert married his Maisie Brown as he said he would. But I think she never took to me, nor I to her for that matter. Perhaps it was a feeling of mutual jealousy. It's what I'll be singing in the morning. It won't be God Save the Ruddy King or All Things bleeding Bright and Beautiful. It'll be Orange and Lemons for Big Joe, for all of us. But try as I might, I never got to eat any of her pastries, and do you know, she never even offered me one. If it is possible to be happy in the middle of a nightmare, then Topthorn and I were happy that summer. If I learned anything in this life, I've learned that you can't cling on. Tonight, I want very much to believe that there’s a heaven, that death is not a full stop, and that we will all see one another again. Genuinely good people are like that. The sun shines out of them. They warm you right through. He never reckoned much to schooling and that. He said you could learn most what was worth knowing from keeping your eyes and ears peeled. Best way of learning, he always said, was doing. I could believe only in the hell I was living in, a hell on earth, and it was man-made, not God-made. There's a nobility in his eye, a regal serenity about him. Does he not personify all that men try to be and never can be? But I didn’t dare. That has always been my trouble. I’ve never dared enough. Secrets are lies by another name. There's room for all sorts of magic and miracles in this world - that's what I think. You have to understand the sea, he said, to listen to her, to look out for her moods, to get to know her and respect her and love her. Only then can you build boats that feel at home on the sea. I tried to smile back, but no smile came, only tears. Good experiences give us happiness but bad experiences teach us good lessons He laughed to himself he said because if he did not laugh he would cry. After this night is over, then you can drift away, they you can sleep for ever, for nothing will ever matter again. We fought back with our music; it was the only weapon we had. The crowd were on Fathers side most of them anyways. Everyone loves a loser I thought and there was tears coming in my eyes and I couldn’t stop them neither.
What a friend I have in Charlie.
Wars become history all too soon and are forgotten all too soon as well, before the lessons can be learned.
If there's one thing I can't abide it's fanatics of any kind, and religious ones are the worst of all.
When you're young you can't work out the age of an adult - they're just quite old, old, or very old.
When people make wars, they make refugees.
...and then quite suddenly I found that I had no rider, that I had no weight on my back, and that I was alone out in front of the squadron. I am a story as well as a happening, and I want my story to be known,