1. 10

    I don't mind dying, I'll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first.

  2. 9

    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.

  3. 8

    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!

  4. 7

    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.

  5. 6

    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.

  6. 5

    If I have brightened up one single sad childhood, then I have at least accomplished something in my life.

  7. 4

    A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.

  8. 3

    What the world of tomorrow will be like is greatly dependent on the power of imagination in those who are learning to read today.

  9. 2

    Don't let them get you down. Be cheeky. And wild. And wonderful.

  10. 1

    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.

  11. Last Update: 4 December 2022

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