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35 Best 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit' Quotes By Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter quotes from 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit' book.

Beatrix Potter is the author of the book 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit' published in 1902.

The name Peter Rabbit was an inspiration from Beatrix Potter's own pet rabbit. Beatrix Potter had named her rabbit Peter Piper.

The story of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter, includes many characters in an imaginary setting that can attract a kid's attention. In the book by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit's mother's name is Mrs. Josephine Rabbit and his sisters are Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. They lived in a rabbit hole that had a human kitchen, human furniture, and their mother ran a store. This story by Beatrix Potter is read as a bedtime story to many children and also given as gifts for their first reading. In this Beatrix Potter story, animals dressed as humans are funny, witty, and child-like. Beatrix Potter has written several lines of wisdom and sayings and added funny elements to the story, like saying how eating too much lettuce is soporific. Here's a list of such quotes and sayings from the Beatrix Potter story about Peter Rabbit. This list includes funny Beatrix Potter quotes and sayings from Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter quotes, that were loved not only once upon a time, but also today.

If you like this article on Peter Rabbit quotes, you might also check out 'Charlotte's Web' quotes and 'The Lorax' quotes.

Best 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit' Quotes

'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit' (1902), by Beatrix Potter, has been continued with few other tales with the characters of the same family. It has also been adapted in movies and TV shows later. Here are some of the best Beatrix Potter quotes and sayings.

1. "You may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor."

- Mrs. Josephine Rabbit, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

2. "Peter sat down to rest; he was out of breath and trembling with fright."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

3. "Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were— Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

4. "But Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton–tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

5. "He lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes"

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

6. "First he ate some lettuces and some French beans; and then he ate some radishes."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

7. "Peter had lost in a fortnight!"

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

8. "I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

9. "Peter got down very quietly off the wheelbarrow; and started running as fast as he could go, along a straight walk behind some blackcurrant bushes."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

10. "A white cat was staring at some gold–fish, she sat very, very still, but now and then the tip of her tail twitched as if it were alive."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

11. "But round the end of a cucumber frame, whom should he meet but Mr. McGregor!"

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

12. "He slipped underneath the gate, and was safe at last in the wood outside the garden."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

Funny Quotes From 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'

Peter Rabbit, a character by Beatrix Potter, is loved by everyone.

The story of Peter Rabbit has several funny and hilarious quotes and sayings as the character Peter Rabbit falls into trouble for not being able to control his greed. Beatrix Potter has weaved a universe with Peter, Flopsy, and Cotton-tail. Here are some of the funniest Beatrix Potter quotes and sayings:

13. "First he ate some lettuces."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

14. "Peter thought it best to go away without speaking to her; he had heard about cats from his cousin, little Benjamin Bunny"

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

15. "Peter was most dreadfully frightened; he rushed all over the garden, for he had forgotten the way back to the gate."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

16. "And tried to put his foot upon Peter, who jumped out of a window, upsetting three plants. "

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

17. "Mr. McGregor hung up the little jacket and the shoes for a scare–crow to frighten the blackbirds."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

18. "They lived with their mother in a sandbank, underneath the root of a very big fir–tree."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

19. "It was a blue jacket with brass buttons, quite new."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

20. "Peter gave himself up for lost, and shed big tears."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit.'

21. "After a time he began to wander about, going lippity—lippity—not very fast, and looking all round."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'

22. "An old mouse was running in and out over the stone doorstep, carrying peas and beans to her family in the wood."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

23. "Peter got down very quietly off the wheelbarrow; and started running as fast as he could go, along a straight walk behind some black–currant bushes.

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

24. "I think he might have got away altogether if he had not, unfortunately, run into a gooseberry net, and got caught by the large buttons on his jacket."

- Narrator, 'The Tale Of Peter Rabbit'.

Famous Beatrix Potter Quotes

Some Beatrix Potter quotes and sayings were ahead of her time.

Beatrix Potter is one of those authors who is known for her unique ideas and love for the spiritual world and nostalgia. She is amongst those authors who have delivered some of the famous quotes that are still relevant. Here are some of the best Beatrix Potter quotes.

25. “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.”

- Beatrix Potter.

26. “Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.”

- Beatrix Potter.

27. “Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”

- Beatrix Potter.

28. “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.”

- Beatrix Potter.

29. “I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense.”

- Beatrix Potter.

30. “Thank goodness my education was neglected.”

- Beatrix Potter.

31. "It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'."

- Beatrix Potter.

32. "This is a fierce bad rabbit; look at his savage whiskers, and his claws and his turned-up tail."

- Beatrix Potter.

33. "With opportunity, the world is very interesting."

- Beatrix Potter.

34. "If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good."

- Beatrix Potter.

35. "We cannot stay home all our lives, we must present ourselves to the world and we must look upon it as an adventure."

- Beatrix Potter.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Beatrix Potter quotes, then why not take a look at 'Alice In Wonderland' quotes, or ['Polar Express' quotes]?

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