Astrid Lindgren

« Page 1 from 2, showing 1 - 25 from 27 »

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren

I don't mind dying, I'll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first.More Astrid Lindgren [08/01/2011 06:08:39]
I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement.More Astrid Lindgren [08/01/2011 06:08:48]
I don't want to write for adults. I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles when they read.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I have brightened up one single sad childhood, then I have at least accomplished something in my life.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I have managed to brighten up even one gloomy childhood – then I’m satisfied.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What should a good children’s book be like? If you ask me, I can tell you after thinking long and hard: It must be good.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And so I write the way I myself would like the book to be – if I were a child. I write for the child within me.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What the world of tomorrow will be like is greatly dependent on the power of imagination in those who are learning to read today.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have noticed several times that people don't think I know how to behave even when I'm trying as hard as I can.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't mind dying, I'll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is very little you can beat into a child, but no limit to what you can hug out of it.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, well, so you aren't going to be a maidservant this time?" said Pippi, stroking his back. "Oh, that was a lie, that's true," she continued. "But still, if it's true, how can it be a lie?" she argued. "You wait and see, it's going to turn out he was a maidservant in Arabie after all, and if that's the case, I know who's making the meatballs at our house hereafter!More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But still, if it's true, how can it be a lie?More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No Fridolf, bother all this learning. I can't study anymore because I must climb the mast to see what kind of weather we're going to have tomorrow.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But Nightshirts aren't dangerous," Pippi assured her. "They don't bite anybody except in self defense.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't let them get you down. Be cheeky. And wild. And wonderful.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At least, not in this country,' she added after a moment's thought. 'In China it's a little different. Once I saw a Chinaman in Shanghai. His ears were so big he could use them for a raincoat. When it rained, he just crept in under his ears and was warm and snug as could be. Not that the ears had such a rattling good time of it, you understand. If it was specially bad weather, he'd invite friends and acquaintances to pitch camp under his ears too. There they sat, singing their sorrowful songs while it poured down outsiMore Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Then she yelled after the girl, 'No, we haven't seen any bald 'uns all days. But yesterday seventeen of 'em went by. Arm in arm!More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You understand Teacher, don't you, that when you have a mother who's an angel and a father who is a cannibal king, and when you have sailed on the ocean all your whole life, then you don't know just how to behave in school with all the apples and ibexes.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As the children were sitting there eating pears, a girl came walking along the road from town. When she saw the children she stopped and asked, "Have you seen my papa go by?" "M-m-m," said Pippi. "How did he look? Did he have blue eyes?" "Yes," said the girl. "Medium large, not too tall and not too short?" "Yes," said the girl. "Black hat and black shoes?" "Yes, exactly," said the girl eagerly. "No, that one we haven't seen," said Pippi decidedly.More Astrid Lindgren [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

« Page 1 from 2, showing 1 - 25 from 27 »

Quotes of the month

Eugene Ryabyi In the cemetery of feelings, only resentments live. [08/20/2019 05:08:37] More


Anatoly Yurkin Session of alienation always recursion. (Anatoly Yurkin) [09/16/2019 01:09:10] More


Anatoly Yurkin Alienation is the new productive relationship. [09/01/2019 04:09:54] More


Eugene Ryabyi Devil is God for thrill-seekers. [08/25/2019 06:08:11] More


Anatoly Yurkin In the era of Big Data Fiat money is one-handed applause. [08/22/2019 07:08:03] More