Quotes by Astrid Lindgren

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Category: Pippi Longstocking

If you are very strong, you must also be very kind.

The narrator in "Do you know Pippi Longstocking?"

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.

Pippi, in Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Yes, you really should go to school and learn to write better,’ said Annika.

‘No thanks very much,’ said Pippi. ‘I did that a whole day once and got so much learning stuffed into my head that it’s still sploshing around in there.

Pippi Longstocking goes Aboard

Why I walked backwards?’ Pippi said. ‘We live in a free country, don’t we? Aren’t you allowed to walk any way you want? Let me tell you that in Egypt every single person walks like that and no-one thinks it’s strange in the slightest.

Pippi Longstocking

‘Come in or stay where you are, it’s entirely up to you,’ called Pippi. ‘I never force anyone!’

from Pippi Longstocking

Let me tell you, it’s dangerous to keep quiet for too long. Your tongue shrivels up if you don’t use it.

Pippi, in Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

How can I know that, when I’ve never tried?

Pippi answers Tommy's question about whether she can play the piano. From Pippi Goes Shopping.

There’s no order to everything and I can’t find every single thing.

Pippi Goes Shopping, Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Delightful! Delightful!’ ‘What’s delightful?’ asked Tommy. ‘Me,’ said Pippi smugly

From Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Help us before we perish! On this island without snuff for two days and fading fast.

Pippi, in Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Oh my dear little squiggle. Don’t let me grow any biggle.

Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas

Aha,’ said Pippi. ‘This must be my lucky day. I like policemen more than anything. After rhubarb crumble.

From Pippi Longstocking

Don’t worry! I’ll be all right!

Pippi Longstocking

It’s absolutely best for little children to have a more organized life. Especially if they can organize it themselves!

Pippi, in Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

I am frecklier and more beautiful than ever. If it carries on like this I’ll be downright irresistible.

Pippi, from Pippi Longstocking in the South Seas