The best Quotes by Tove Jansson

The best Quotes by Tove Jansson

Tove Marika Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author.

One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm. I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right.
You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.
Moominland
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It was a particularly good evening to begin a book.
The Summer Book
I'll have to calm down a bit. Or else I'll burst with happiness.
Moominsummer Madness
The thing about God, she thought, is that He usually does help, but not until you've made an effort on your own.
The Summer Book
All things are so very uncertain, and that's exactly what makes me feel reassured.
Moominland Midwinter
A theatre is the most important sort of house in the world, because that's where people are shown what they could be if they wanted, and what they'd like to be if they dared to and what they really are.
Moominsummer Madness
August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.
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The quiet transition from autumn to winter is not a bad time at all. It's a time for protecting and securing things and for making sure you've got in as many supplies as you can. It's nice to gather together everything you possess as close to you as possible, to store up your warmth and your thoughts and burrow yourself into a deep hole inside, a core of safety where you can defend what is important and precious and your very own. Then the cold and the storms and the darkness can do their worst. They can grope their way up the walls looking for a way in, but they won't find one, everything is shut, and you sit inside, laughing in your warmth and your solitude, for you have had foresight.
Moominvalley in November

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School! Then you haven't heard of the easy road to success. I'm speaking, my boy, of the theater. Bright lights, music, applause, fame!
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I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand.
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1
The quiet August noon has come;
A slumberous silence fills the sky;
The winds are still, the trees are dumb,
In glassy sleep the waters lie.
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Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime.
5
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
3
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
7
"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."
6
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.
4
I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
4
What other people think of you is none of your business.
24
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
21
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
6
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
5
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
2
The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
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4
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
12
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
30
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
29
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
20
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
14
Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
28
"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
1
"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
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There are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
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