Look, when do the really interesting things happen? Not when you've brushed your teeth and put on your pyjamas and are cozy in bed. They happen when you are cold and uncomfortable and hungry and don't have a roof over your head for the night.

— Ellen Potter

The most sentimental Ellen Potter quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

Memory, in my opinion, is a complete noodle.

It hangs on the silliest things but forgets the stuff that really matters.


All great adventures have moments that are really crap.


Jeremy used to hate it when she was younger because someone in her class told her redheads were freaks of nature.But our mother told her that redheads were genetically more courageous than other people and that she should always where her hair long,like a wariors badge of honor.


People should have all their big adventures while they're still under the age of fourteen. If you don't, you start to lose your passion for big adventures. It just begins to fade away bit by bit and then you forget you ever wanted adventures in the first place.


Give that man a Pixy Stix," Haddie said.

"A what?" Lucia asked. "Hold on." She left then returned a moment later with a handful of colorful straws, one of which she threw at Max like a dart. He caught it in midair. That impressed Haddie and she tossed him another, just to see if he could do it again. He fumbled that one.


They [the Hardscrabbles]never enjoyed it when adults playfully lied to them.

The adults always think they're being amusing and imaginative, just like children. But kids never lie playfully. They lie as if their lives depended on it.


It's alarming how quickly people adjust to adventures when they are in one.

You really have to work at being astonished by life.