"It is the child's understanding that teaches the adults the way of the future. They're still doing it today with modern technology."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Michael Morpurgo on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Michael Morpurgo on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Michael Morpurgo on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Michael Morpurgo on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Michael Morpurgo on William Shakespeare
"Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children's right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future."
"One of the great failings of our education system is that we tend to focus on those who are succeeding in exams, and there are plenty of them. But what we should also be looking at, and a lot more urgently, is those who fail."
"A lot of children, like I did, move away from words because of the fear - which is something you have to take out of education: the fear of worrying about what marks you'll get, detention, worrying about letting people down, your parents, teachers."
"Admitting failure is quite cleansing, but never - pleasurable."
"Don't worry about writing a book or getting famous or making money. Just lead an interesting life."