"It is the child's understanding that teaches the adults the way of the future. They're still doing it today with modern technology."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Michael Morpurgo on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Michael Morpurgo on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Michael Morpurgo on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Michael Morpurgo on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Michael Morpurgo on John F. Kennedy
"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."