The best Quotes by Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children, and for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, and The Brothers Lionheart.

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The best Quotes by Astrid Lindgren

After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.

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"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."

AgeAstrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
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Love can be learned. And there's no better learners than children.

Love, Children & ChildhoodAstrid Lindgren
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"But nightshirts aren't dangerous," Pippi assured her. "They don't bite anybody except in self defense."

Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
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There's no age where everything is experienced as intense as during childhood. We old people should always remember that.

Children & Childhood, AgeAstrid Lindgren
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"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?"

Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
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Everything great that happend in the world, happened first in someone's fantasy.

ImaginationAstrid Lindgren
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Better to be betrayed some times than to never trust anyone.

TrustAstrid Lindgren
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People should carry their childhood from beginning 'til end inside of them.

Children & Childhood, BirthdayAstrid Lindgren
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Freedom is when you don't have to do things like everyone else does them.

FreedomAstrid Lindgren
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I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.

Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
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"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."

Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
 
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"Delightful! Delightful!"
"What's so delightful?", Tommy asked.
"I am," said Pippi pleased with herself.

Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
 
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"Come in or stay where you are, it's entirely up to you," called Pippi. "I never force anyone!"

Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
 
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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.

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If only I brightened up one grim childhood, I am happy.

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I find racism disgusting! If I were younger, I would go into politics.

Tolerance, RacismAstrid Lindgren
 
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Reading is the infinite adventure of childhood.

Reading, AdventuresAstrid Lindgren
 
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It's dangerous to keep quiet for too long. Your tongue shrivels up if you don't use it.

Revolution, TalkingAstrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
 
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