These scrapbook quotes about children and animals are some of my favourites, and they can bring something special to your layouts whether in a stylish font or in your best journaling pen handwriting.


'Pretty much all the honest truth-telling in the world is done by children.'
Oliver Wendell Holmes (American poet, physician and Harvard professor (d.1894)

'When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.'
Zig Ziglar (American writer and motivational speaker)

'Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see'
John W. Whitehead (American author, attorney and civil libertarian)

'Children learn to smile from their parents.'
Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese violinist and teacher. d.1998)

'Children aren't happy without something to ignore. And that's what parents were created for.'
Ogden Nash (American writer and humourist. d.1971)

'The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun.'
Jean Paul Richter (German writer and humourist. d.1825)

'Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.'
Richard L. Evans (American broadcaster and Mormon church leader. d.1971)


'It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.'
Theophile Gautier (French poet, dramatist and novelist. d.1872)

'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.'
George Orwell (English novelist. d.1950. Quote from 'Animal Farm')

'God sleeps in a stone, dreams in a flower, moves in an animal, and wakes in man'
Anonymous (not sure when he died but boy did he say a lot of good stuff)

'A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere'
Groucho Marx (American film star and comedian. d. 1977)

'A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.'
Josh Billings (American humourist. d. 1885)

'Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.'
Mary Bly (American novelist and University Professor)

You could spend many hours trawling the net for little 'gems' for your journaling. But if you want to save time by having a massive collection at your fingertips, then Terri Burritt's quotes and sayings e-book is a huge time-saver.

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