„When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and DESERVES - is a parent who is SPARKY!“

—  Roald Dahl, livro Danny, the Champion of the World

Danny, the Champion of the World (1975)
Contexto: A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.

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—  Jodi Picoult, livro Handle With Care

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