by Astrid Ericsson Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking Quotes
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Pippi was sure that her mother was now up in Heaven, watching her little girl through a peephole in the sky, and Pippi often waved up at her and called, "Don't you worry about me. I'll always come...
Her dress was rather unusual. Pippi herself had made it. She had meant it to be blue, but there wasn't quite enough blue cloth, so Pippi had sewed little red pieces on it here and there. (1.12)
"As soon as my papa has built himself a boat he will come and get me, and I'll be a cannibal princess. Heigh-ho, won't that be exciting?" (1.4)
Society and Class Quotes
"Tomorrow morning I'll begin school."Tommy and Annika clapped their hands with delight. "Hurrah! We'll wait for you outside our gate at eight o'clock.""Oh, no," said Pippi. "I can't begin school as...
In that house lived a father and a mother and two charming children, a boy and a girl. The boy's name was Tommy and the girl's Annika. They were good, well brought up, and obedient children. Tommy...
Strength and Skill Quotes
The most remarkable thing about her was that she was so strong. She was so very strong that in the whole wide world there was not a police officer as strong as she. Why, she could lift a whole hors...
Way out at the end of a tiny little town was an old overgrown garden, and in the garden was an old house, and in the house lived Pippi Longstocking. She was nine years old, and she lived there all...
Pippi thought a moment. "You're right," she said sadly, "I am lying." "It's wicked to lie," said Annika, who had at last gathered up enough courage to speak."Yes, it's very wicked to lie," said Pip...