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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I don't mind dying, I'll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first.
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.
If I have brightened up one single sad childhood, then I have at least accomplished something in my life.
There is very little you can beat into a child, but no limit to what you can hug out of it.
What the world of tomorrow will be like is greatly dependent on the power of imagination in those who are learning to read today.
Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody's imagination.
Don't let them get you down. Be cheeky. And wild. And wonderful.