30 Best Charlie Mackesy Quotes on Love, Strength and Friendship

Charlie Mackesy, a British artist and author, began as a cartoonist for The Spectator and later illustrated for Oxford University Press.

Collaborating with figures like Richard Curtis and Nelson Mandela, he’s particularly noted for “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” which held a record on the Sunday Times Bestsellers List and was distinguished by Waterstones, Barnes and Noble and the British Book Awards.


His book inspired an Oscar-winning animated short film in 2023. Mackesy’s artwork, ranging from bronzes to paintings, is showcased globally in diverse settings, from London streets to New York galleries.

He was acknowledged at the GQ Men of the Year Awards and the British Book Awards.

Born in Northumberland, Mackesy attended multiple institutions, including Radley College.

With familial connections to Major General Pierse Joseph Mackesy and writer Leonora Mackesy, Charlie lived in various countries and currently resides in the UK. He actively participates in charitable activities in Zambia and London.

I have listed below some of the top quotes by Charlie Mackesy.

Best Charlie Mackesy Quotes


Imagine how we would be if we were less afraid. ~ Charlie Mackesy.


Love doesn’t need you to be extraordinary. ~ Charlie Mackesy.


If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Home isn’t always a place is it? ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Sometimes I think you believe in me more than I do,” said the boy
“You’ll catch up,” said the horse. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

I wonder if there is a school of unlearning. ~ Charlie Mackesy.


Tears fall for a reason and they are your strength not weakness. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Is your glass half empty or half full?” asked the mole.
“I think I’m grateful to have a glass,” said the boy. ~ Charlie Mackesy

Sometimes all you hear about is hate, but there is more love in this world than you could possibly imagine. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

I need pictures. They are like islands, places to get to in a sea of words. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Top Charlie Mackesy Quotes

What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“Kind”, said the boy. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said? asked the boy.
‘Help,’ said the horse.
‘Asking for help isn’t giving up,’ said the horse. ‘It’s refusing to give up. ~ Charlie Mackesy

Always remember you matter, you’re important and you are loved, and you bring to this world things no one else can. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Most of the old moles I know wish they had listened less to their fears and more to their dreams. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

We don’t know about tomorrow, all we need to know is that we love each other. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Famous Charlie Mackesy Quotes

Isn’t it odd. We can only see our outsides, but nearly everything happens on the inside ~ Charlie Mackesy.


One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

We often wait for kindness…but being kind to yourself can start now. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

What do you think is the biggest waste of time?”
“Comparing yourself to others”, said the mole. ~ Charlie Mackesy

Do you have any other advice?” asked the boy.
“Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated,” said the horse. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

When the big things feel out of control, focus on what you love right under your nose. ~ Charlie Mackesy.


The greatest illusion,” said the mole, “is that life should be perfect. ~ Charlie Mackesy

Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

This storm will pass. ~ Charlie Mackesy.


Nothing beats kindness. It sits quietly beyond all things. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Nothing beats kindness,’ said the horse. ‘It sits quietly beyond all things. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Often the hardest person to forgive is yourself. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

Just take this step…
The horizon will look after itself. ~ Charlie Mackesy.

So these were the 30 top Charlie Mackesy quotes on love, strength and friendship.

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