Beatrix Potter Quotes

Beatrix Potter Quote: I can not write if I am out of humour.
I can not write if I am out of humour.
Beatrix Potter (Letter to Henry P. Coolidge, 1928)
With opportunity the world is very interesting.
Beatrix Potter
Let us collect our property - and other people's - and depart at once.
Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, or The Roly-Poly Pudding, 1908)
There are seasons when things go wrong; and they just have to be lived through.
Beatrix Potter (Letter to Henry P. Coolidge, 1928)
WHAT a funny sight it is to see a brood of ducklings with a hen!
Beatrix Potter
I have just made stories to please myself, because I never grew up.
Beatrix Potter
I do so hate finishing books. I would like to go on with them for years.
Beatrix Potter
I hold an old-fashioned notion that a happy marriage is the crown of a woman’s life.
Beatrix Potter
I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.
Beatrix Potter
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Beatrix Potter
There's nothing like open air for soothing present anxiety and memories of past sadness.
Beatrix Potter (Letter to Mrs. Wight, a friend and neighbor, 1942)

Beatrix Potter Quote: One place suits one person, another place suits another person. For my part...
One place suits one person, another place suits another person. For my part, I prefer to live in the country, like Timmy Willie.
Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse)
We find some people make theories out of dried specimens without the least experience of the way things grow.
Beatrix Potter (Letter to Charles McIntosh, 1897)
There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.
Beatrix Potter
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
Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter.
Beatrix Potter
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
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
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 (The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 1902)
For quiet, solitary and observant children create their own world and live in it, nourishing their imaginations on the material at hand.
Beatrix Potter
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
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
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 (The Tale of Tom Kitten)
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 (Journal entry - November, 1896)
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
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 (The Tailor of Gloucester)
In Summer there were white and damask roses, and the smell of thyme and musk. In Spring there were green gooseberries and throstles [thrush], and the flowers they call ceninen [daffodils]. And leeks and cabbages also grew in that garden; and between long straight alleys, and apple-trained espaliers, there were beds of strawberries, and mint, and sage.
Beatrix Potter
Mr. McGregor hung up the little jacket and the shoes for a scare-crow to frighten the blackbirds.
Peter never stopped running or looked behind him till he got home to the big fir-tree.
He was so tired that he flopped down upon the nice soft sand on the floor of the rabbit-hole and shut his eyes. His mother was busy cooking; she wondered what he had done with his clothes. It was the second little jacket and pair of shoes that Peter had lost in a fortnight!
Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 1902)


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Beatrix Potter Biography

Beatrix Potter portrait

Born: 1866
Died: 1943

Beatrix Potter was a English writer, scientist and illustrator that is best known for her children's stories featuring animals. Her most notable work is The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Notable Works

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
The Fairy Caravan (1929)