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If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.
Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.
As long as you have a garden you have a future and as long as you have a future you are alive.
Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.
Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it.
Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden-in all the places.
Nothing in the world is so strong as a kind heart.
Everything's a story - You are a story -I am a story.
Only in dreams of spring Shall I ever see again The flowering of my cherry trees.
And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.
Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it.
All women are princesses , it is our right.
She says it has nothing to do with what you look like, or what you have. It has only to do with what you think of and what you do.
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"... "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.
Mistress Mary Quite Contrary
Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. The worse thing never quite comes.
I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us
One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.
Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off and they are nearly always doing it.
It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled. She had not thought of it before.
Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book.
However many years she lived, Mary always felt that 'she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow'.
The air was full of spices... A Little Princess
My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they're rich and important.
One marvel of a day he had walked so far that when he returned the moon was high and full and all the world was purple shadow and silver.
Folks who make such a fuss about their rights turn them into wrongs sometimes. -- (from Behind the White Brick)
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself.
If you fill your mind with a beautiful thought, there will be no room in it for an ugly one. - King Amor
The mug from the washstand was used as Becky's tea cup, and the tea was so delicious that it was not necessary to pretend that it was anything but tea.
I pretend I am a princess,so that I can try and behave like one.
a person who was clever ought to be clever enough not to be unjust or deliberately unkind to anyone.
death is always sudden however long one waits.
Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world, but people don't know what it is like or how to make it.
There's naught as nice as th' smell o' good clean earth, except th' smell o' fresh growin' things when th' rain falls on 'em.
Oh,Sara. It is like a story." "It is a story...everything is a story. You are a story-I am a story. Miss Minchin is a story.
That's what I look at some people for. I like to know about them. I think them over afterward.
She did not care very much for other little girls, but if she had plenty of books she could console herself.
You can lose a friend in springtime easier than any other season if you're too curious.
Whatever comes cannot alter one thing.
Never thee stop believin' in th' Big Good Thing an' knowin' th' world's full of it - and call it what tha' likes. Tha' wert singin' to it when I come into t' garden.
People never like me and I never like people," she thought. "And I never can talk as the Crawford children could. They were always talking and laughing and making noises.
Magic is in her just as it is in Dickon," said Colin. "It makes her think of ways to do things - nice things.
when the day comes that I kneel by your bedside and see your eyes close, or you kneel by mine, it must be that the one who waits behind shall know the parting is not all.
But I suppose there might be good in things, even if we don't see it.
It's so easy that when you begin you can't stop. You just go on and on doing it always.
There is naught a man or woman can not learn who hath the wit.
There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in—that's stronger. It's a good thing not to answer your enemies. I scarcely ever do.
Children's as good as 'rithmetic to set you findin' out things.