Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet Quotes

15 of the best book quotes from Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet
“To-morrow I cease to be a puppet, and I become a boy like you and all the other boys.”
“Bear it in mind, simpleton! Boys who refuse to study, and turn their backs upon books, schools, and masters, to pass their time in play and amusements, sooner or later come to a bad end... I know it by experience... and I can tell you. A day will come when you will weep as I am weeping now... but then it will be too late!”
″‘Why should I make you new feet? To enable you to escape again from home?’ ‘I promise you,’ said the puppet, sobbing, ‘that for the future I will be good.’ ‘All boys,’ replied Geppetto, ‘when they are bent upon obtaining something, say the same thing.’ ‘I promise you that I will go to school, and that I will study and earn a good character.‘”
“There seems to be no game more beloved of children in all lands and all times than the one called Pretend”
“No sooner had the puppet discovered that he had feet than he jumped down from the table on which he was lying, and began to spring and to cut a thousand capers about the room, as if he had gone mad with delight. ‘To reward you for what you have done for me,’ said Pinocchio to his father, ‘I will go to school at once.‘”
″‘Tell me, Cricket, who you may be?’ ‘I am the Talking-Cricket, and I have lived in this room a hundred years and more.’ ‘Now, however, this room is mine,’ said the puppet, ‘and if you would do me a pleasure go away at once, without even turning around.’ ‘I will not go,’ answered the Cricket, ‘until I have told you a great truth.‘”
“Don’t trust to those who promise to make you rich in a day. Usually they are either mad or rogues.”
″‘I look quite like a gentleman!’ ‘Yes, indeed,’ answered Geppetto, ‘for bear in mind that it is not fine clothes that make the gentleman, but rather clean clothes.‘”
“Would it be possible to find a more ungrateful boy, or one with less heart than I have!”
“He then proceeded to carve the nose; but no sooner had he made it than it began to grow. And it grew, and grew, and grew until in a few minutes it had become an immense nose that seemed it would never end.”
“Woe to those boys who rebel against their parents and run away from home. They will never come to any good in the world, and sooner or later they will repent bitterly.”
″‘You see, now,’ observed Geppetto, ‘that I was right when I said to you that it did not do to accustom ourselves to be too particular or too dainty in our tastes. We can never know, my dear boy, what may happen to us.”
“Well done, Pinocchio! To reward you for your good heart I will forgive you for all that is past. Boys who minister tenderly to their parents and assist them in their misery and infirmities, are deserving of great praise and affection...”
“I am always bent upon having my own way, without listening to those who wish me well, and how have a thousand times more sense than I have! But from this time forth I am determined to change and to become orderly and obedient.”
“For at last I have seen that disobedient boys come to no good and gain nothing.”

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