#1: "Goodnight moon...Goodnight noises, everywhere".
"Goodnight Moon" was read to me when I was a baby in the early 1970s. I have vague memories of looking at the book with my little sister, helping her find certain things in the pictures. I was maybe four and she was close to one at the time and I still have my copy from the 1970s.
When my first child was born in '97, I bought him a board book copy and read it while pregnant and when he was a baby. Now, I buy "Goodnight Moon" as a gift for every baby shower I go to. I think it's a great way to teach children that sleep is not something to be afraid of when you are little. The drawings are simplistic, colorful and full of emotion. It also has a bit of fun within the pages as your child tries to find the little mouse that appears on every colored page.
#2: from Dumbledore to Harry Potter, "It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." This was even written on our local library's wall when I lived back in Maryland. To be honest, when I read the series it didn't stand out until I was in the Children's Room at the library and saw it written up there. As a parent (I read the series before and right after I had my kids) it hit me more than when I originally read it on how true that quote is.
So, this begs the question: what book quotes have stuck with you through the years? Do your kids have a favorite one?