The best Quotes by Astrid Lindgren

The best Quotes by Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (née Ericsson; 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children.

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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
Love can be learned. And there's no better learners than children.
"But nightshirts aren't dangerous," Pippi assured her. "They don't bite anybody except in self defense."
There's no age where everything is experienced as intense as during childhood. We old people should always remember that.
"Why I walked backwards?" Pippi said. "We live in a free country, don't we? Aren't you allowed to walk any way you want?"
People should carry their childhood from beginning 'til end inside of them.
Everything great that happend in the world, happened first in someone's fantasy.
Better to be betrayed some times than to never trust anyone.
Freedom is when you don't have to do things like everyone else does them.
I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.
"You really should go to school and learn to write better," said Annika. "No thanks very much," said Pippi. "I did that a whole day once and got so much learning stuffed into my head that it's still sploshing around in there."
"Delightful! Delightful!"
"What's so delightful?", Tommy asked.
"I am," said Pippi pleased with herself.
"Come in or stay where you are, it's entirely up to you," called Pippi. "I never force anyone!"
For me it was very instructive to grow up inbetween people of different kinds and different ages. Without them or me knowing, I learned from them about life and how difficult it can be at times to be human.
If only I brightened up one grim childhood, I am happy.
I find racism disgusting! If I were younger, I would go into politics.
It's dangerous to keep quiet for too long. Your tongue shrivels up if you don't use it.
Reading is the infinite adventure of childhood.

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Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
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Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
Trust is earned - I can't just magically hand it over.
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This is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!
I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
It's our "white" responsibility to make sure people who speak out about racism are safe at all times. This means ending structural racism in our societies, authorities and media.
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!
'I don't think...'
'Then you shouldn't talk', said the Hatter.
If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend... keeping your f*cking mouth shut.
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It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.

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