"People who don't read seem to me mysterious. I don't know how they think or learn about other people. Novels are a very important part of our education."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Nina Bawden on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Nina Bawden on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Nina Bawden on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Nina Bawden on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Nina Bawden on Oscar Wilde
"Ten thousand pounds is the legal value of a negligently taken life, of a child or a parent. A cold and somewhat mean-spirited calculation: you would do better if you slipped on a paving-stone and broke a front tooth."
"I like writing for children. It seems to me that most people underestimate their understanding and the strength of their feelings and in my books for them I try to put this right."