35 Best Quotes “The Adventures of Pinocchio”

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Here are the 35 best handpicked quotes from “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi:

From quotes by Pinocchio to quotes by the Glowworm to quotes by the Fairy.

So if you want the best quotes from “The Adventures of Pinocchio” sorted by figure, then you’re in the right place.

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“Laziness is a serious illness and one must cure it immediately.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio

When I read about Pinocchio, I found that it does not only teach the consequences of dishonesty but also laziness. 

This quote portrays laziness as if it’s an illness that has to be cured swiftly because if not, it can hinder one’s personal growth and may even prevent one from unleashing their full potential.

I like that this quote reminds me of the importance of productivity and how breaking free from laziness can help me live a more purposeful career and life.

7 Quotes by Pinocchio


School Today

“In school today, I’ll learn to read, tomorrow to write, and the day after tomorrow I’ll do arithmetic. Then, clever as I am, I can earn a lot of money. With the very first pennies I make, I’ll buy Father a new cloth coat. Cloth, did I say?”

— Pinocchio


Good Boys

“Good boys go gladly to school.” “And I get sick if I go to school. From now on I’ll be different.”

— Pinocchio



“I’ll work; I’ll study; I’ll do all you tell me. After all, the life of a Marionette has grown very tiresome to me and I want to become a boy, no matter how hard it is. You promise that, do you not?”

— Pinocchio


If I

“If I were only like so many others and had studied and worked and stayed with my poor old father, I should not find myself here now, in this field and in the darkness, taking the place of a farmer’s watchdog.”

— Pinocchio



“The Talking Cricket was right when he said that a disobedient boy cannot be happy in this world.”

— Pinocchio



“Good boys always tell the truth.”

“And I always tell lies.”

— Pinocchio



“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!”

— Pinocchio


Would 1

“Would it be possible to find a more ungrateful boy, or one with less heart than I have!”

— Pinocchio

2 Quotes by The Fox



“For myself. I want to go to school and study hard.” “Look at me,” said the Fox. “For the silly reason of wanting to study, I have lost a paw.”

— The Fox



“We do not work for gain,” answered the Fox. “We work only to enrich others.”

— The Fox

1 Quote by The Parrot


I Have

“I have reached the conclusion that, in order to come by money honestly, one must work and know how to earn it with hand or brain.”

— The Parrot

3 Quotes by The Talking Cricket


If You

“If you do not like going to school, why don’t you at least learn a trade, so that you can earn an honest living?”

— The Talking Cricket


As Days

“As the days passed into weeks, even the teacher praised him, for he saw him attentive, hard working, and wide awake, always the first to come in the morning, and the last to leave when school was over.”

— The Talking Cricket


What Do

“What do you care about school? You can go there tomorrow. With a lesson more or less, we are always the same donkeys.”

— The Talking Cricket

1 Quote by The Pigeon


You Must 1

“You must remember, my boy,” answered the Pigeon, “that hunger is the best sauce!”

— The Pigeon

1 Quote by The Coal Man


Then 1

“Then, my boy, if you are really faint with hunger, eat two slices of your pride; and I hope they don’t give you indigestion.”

— The Coal Man

1 Quote by The Glowworm



“Hunger, my boy, is no reason for taking something which belongs to another.”

— The Glowworm

15 Quotes by No Specific Figure


And What

“And what can that be?”

“That of eating, drinking, sleeping, playing, and wandering around from morning till night.”

“Let me tell you, for your own good, Pinocchio,” said the Talking Cricket in his calm voice, “that those who follow that trade always end up in the hospital or in prison.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio


Shall I

“Shall I tell you something?” asked Pinocchio, who was beginning to lose patience. “Of all the trades in the world, there is only one that really suits me.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio


My Boy

“My boy, as to clothes, I have nothing but a little sack in which I keep beans. If you wish for it, take it; there it is.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio


Greatly 1

“Pinocchio was greatly afraid of thunder and lightning, but the hunger he felt was far greater than his fear.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio



“And meanwhile his hunger grew and grew. The only relief poor Pinocchio had was to yawn;”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio



“Aren’t you ashamed? Instead of being a beggar in the streets, why don’t you look for work and earn your own bread?”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio


Two Means

“There were only two means left to him in order to get a bite to eat. He had either to work or to beg.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio


Little 3

“Little by little his diligence was rewarded. He succeeded, not only in his studies, but also in his work, and a day came when he put enough money together to keep his old father comfortable and happy.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio



“Pinocchio, although alone, defended himself bravely. With those two wooden feet of his, he worked so fast that his opponents kept at a respectful distance.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio



“At this lie his nose grew to such an extraordinary length that poor Pinocchio could not move in any direction.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio



“The Fairy showed no pity toward him, as she was trying to teach him a good lesson, so that he would stop telling lies, the worst habit any boy may acquire.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio



“I lost them,” answered Pinocchio, but he told a lie, for he had them in his pocket. As he spoke, his nose, long though it was, became at least two inches longer.

— The Adventures of Pinocchio


I Will

“I will study, I will work, I will do all that you tell me, for indeed I have become weary of being a puppet, and I wish at any price to become a boy.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio


Promise 1

“Pinocchio promised to study and to behave himself. And he kept his word for the remainder of the year. At the end of it, he passed first in all his examinations, and his report was so good that the Fairy said to him happily: “Tomorrow your wish will come true.”

— The Adventures of Pinocchio

3 Quotes by The Fairy



“A man, remember, whether rich or poor, should do something in this world. No one can find happiness without work.”

— The Fairy


Lies 1

“Lies, my boy, are known in a moment. There are two kinds of lies, lies with short legs and lies with long noses. Yours, just now, happen to have long noses.”

— The Fairy



“Remember it is never too late to learn.”

— The Fairy