"Strange questions are the more interesting ones. Children by and large don't try to trip you up... they want to find out how you do this funny thing that you do... if they've loved a story they love to know how it started."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Michael Morpurgo on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Michael Morpurgo on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Michael Morpurgo on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Michael Morpurgo on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Michael Morpurgo on Elbert Hubbard
"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."