10 Top Enid Blyton Quotes Posted on 11 August 2018 by Elliot Masters and Becky Duncan - Kent-Teach in General Having written over 2000 novels, character books and short stories, Enid Blyton is one of the most successful children's writers England has ever produced. Born in East Dulwich and raised in Beckenham, Enid was born on the 11th August 1897 to Thomas Carey Blyton and Theresa Mary Blyton, the first of three children.With a natural gift for music, Enid’s family originally had envisaged a career in music, with Enid being offered the opportunity to study at the Guildhall School of Music in 1916. However, Enid always knew that her true talent was for story writing. Enid turned down the offer from the Guildhall and decided to train to be a teacher at Ipswich High School. Enid knew by doing this she would be able to study children and get to know their interests to help her with her novels.Over the course of her 46-year writing career, Enid Blyton was responsible for numerous children’s book series. Some of these famous series include: Famous Five, Secret Series, Adventurous Four, Secret Seven. The most famous of Enid's creations was, and still is today, Noddy.Our favourite quote from Enid Blyton is from the book Mr Galliano's Circus: “The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.”Here are a few more of our top quotes from Enid Blyton:“Hatred is so much easier to win than love - and so much harder to get rid of.”“I think people make their own faces, as they grow.”“Leave something for someone but don’t leave someone for something.”“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.”“You can’t possibly do anything if you think you can’t. But you can do impossible things sometimes if you think you can.”“Adventures always come to the adventurous, there's no doubt about that!”“Never take the easy way out if it means being dishonest or untruthful”“You’re trying to escape from your difficulties, and there never is any escape from difficulties, never. They have to be faced and fought.”"Writing for children is an art in itself, and a most interesting one."And finally a quote I am sure we can all agree with: I do love the beginning of the summer hols,' said Julian. They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages.' 'They go so nice and slowly at first,' said Anne, his little sister. 'Then they start to gallop.What is your favourite Enid Blyton quote? If you are enjoying our “Tell Me More About…” blog series, you can find out more about J. M. Barrie’s life and the history of the Peter Pan story in our Kent-Teach blog.