"Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Michael Morpurgo on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Michael Morpurgo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Michael Morpurgo on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Michael Morpurgo on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Michael Morpurgo on Dalai Lama
"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."