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Tove Jansson quotes: People carry their loved ones with them. They are forever present. People carry their loved ones with them. They are forever present.
Tove Jansson quotes: How nice it feels to be good, she thought quietly. How nice it feels to be good, she thought quietly.
Tove Jansson quotes: Tell them it's a secret. Tell them they don't need to know. Tell them it's a secret. Tell them they don't need to know.
Tove Jansson quotes: I wonder if the nursery and the chamber of horrors are as far apart as people think? I wonder if the nursery and the chamber of horrors are as far apart as people think?
Tove Jansson quotes: It was a particularly good evening to begin a book. It was a particularly good evening to begin a book.
Tove Jansson quotes: Sniff looked at them and noticed that they were much smaller than he was, so he felt kinder and said, condescendingly. Hullo. Nice to see you. Sniff looked at them and noticed that they were much smaller than he was, so he felt kinder and said, condescendingly. Hullo. Nice to see you.
Tove Jansson quotes: He didn't remember, he didn't worry, he just was. He didn't remember, he didn't worry, he just was.
Tove Jansson quotes: Before she left, she said, Just remember one thing: Going along with something doesn't mean you give in to it.[ ... ] Before she left, she said, Just remember one thing: Going along with something doesn't mean you give in to it.[ ... ]
Tove Jansson quotes: There's no need to imagine that you're a wondrous beauty, because that's what you are. There's no need to imagine that you're a wondrous beauty, because that's what you are.
Tove Jansson quotes: For a while she considered being ill, but she changed her mind ... For a while she considered being ill, but she changed her mind ...
Tove Jansson quotes: It'd be awful if the world exploded, it's so wonderfully splendid It'd be awful if the world exploded, it's so wonderfully splendid
Tove Jansson quotes: I only want to live in peace, plant potatoes and dream! I only want to live in peace, plant potatoes and dream!
Tove Jansson quotes: What is right and what is wrong is a very sensitive matter. What is right and what is wrong is a very sensitive matter.
Tove Jansson quotes: The hemulen woke up slowly and recognised himself and wished he had been someone he didn't know. The hemulen woke up slowly and recognised himself and wished he had been someone he didn't know.
Tove Jansson quotes: Making a whole is very important. Most people paint things and forget the whole. Making a whole is very important. Most people paint things and forget the whole.
Tove Jansson quotes: How easy it is to love. How easy it is to love.
Tove Jansson quotes: Everything's much too big here,' thought Moominmamma. 'Or perhaps I'm too small. Everything's much too big here,' thought Moominmamma. 'Or perhaps I'm too small.
Tove Jansson quotes: It takes a long time sometimes," she said, "It can take a terrible long time before things sort themselves out. It takes a long time sometimes," she said, "It can take a terrible long time before things sort themselves out.
Tove Jansson quotes: It looks rather ordinary," said the Snork. "Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course. It looks rather ordinary," said the Snork. "Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course.
Tove Jansson quotes: They retained their wooden souls, and the curve of their backs had the enigmatic shape of growth itself and remained a part of the decaying forest They retained their wooden souls, and the curve of their backs had the enigmatic shape of growth itself and remained a part of the decaying forest
Tove Jansson quotes: Why do you smile all the time?" he said. "Because I am looking at you," she said Why do you smile all the time?" he said. "Because I am looking at you," she said
Tove Jansson quotes: You're too small to be told everything. You're too small to be told everything.
Tove Jansson quotes: The spirit of adventure sped through his soul on mighty wings. The spirit of adventure sped through his soul on mighty wings.
Tove Jansson quotes: He did not confuse what he longed for with his gratitude for what he had. Extreme desires have their own sanctuary. He did not confuse what he longed for with his gratitude for what he had. Extreme desires have their own sanctuary.
Tove Jansson quotes: One ought to have the right to have a secret and to spring it as a surprise. But if you live inside a family you have neither. One ought to have the right to have a secret and to spring it as a surprise. But if you live inside a family you have neither.
Tove Jansson quotes: Now and then a giggling trail of mermaids appeared in our wake. We fed them oatmeal. Now and then a giggling trail of mermaids appeared in our wake. We fed them oatmeal.
Tove Jansson quotes: One must use the night. One must use the night.
Tove Jansson quotes: A very long time ago, Grandmother had wanted to tell about all the things they did, but no one had bothered to ask. And now she had lost the urge. A very long time ago, Grandmother had wanted to tell about all the things they did, but no one had bothered to ask. And now she had lost the urge.
Tove Jansson quotes: Of course, Moomintrolls don't wear clothes, except sometimes in bed. Of course, Moomintrolls don't wear clothes, except sometimes in bed.
Tove Jansson quotes: Irrational terror is so hard to deal with. Irrational terror is so hard to deal with.
Tove Jansson quotes: We'll always keep our bangles in brown pond water in the future. They're so much more beautiful that way We'll always keep our bangles in brown pond water in the future. They're so much more beautiful that way
Tove Jansson quotes: I mean, anyone can let Danger out but the really clever thing is finding somewhere for it to go afterwards. I mean, anyone can let Danger out but the really clever thing is finding somewhere for it to go afterwards.
Tove Jansson quotes: Making a journey by night is more wonderful than anything in the world. Making a journey by night is more wonderful than anything in the world.
Tove Jansson quotes: Life is an isle of sorrow, you live today and die tomorrow! Life is an isle of sorrow, you live today and die tomorrow!
Tove Jansson quotes: Most of the people are homesick anyway, and a little lonely, and they hide themselves in their hair and are turned into flowers. Most of the people are homesick anyway, and a little lonely, and they hide themselves in their hair and are turned into flowers.
Tove Jansson quotes: Because we're going to stay here a little while and calm down until I've learned your names. Light my pipe, someone! Because we're going to stay here a little while and calm down until I've learned your names. Light my pipe, someone!
Tove Jansson quotes: He read the classics, the French and the German among others, but primarily the Russian, which enchanted him with their heavy patience. He read the classics, the French and the German among others, but primarily the Russian, which enchanted him with their heavy patience.
Tove Jansson quotes: It can be sad having a friend you've admired too much and seen too rarely and told too many things that you should have kept to yourself. It can be sad having a friend you've admired too much and seen too rarely and told too many things that you should have kept to yourself.
Tove Jansson quotes: You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is. You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.
Tove Jansson quotes: Even potted plants got to be a responsibility, like everything else you took care of that couldn't make decisions for itself. Even potted plants got to be a responsibility, like everything else you took care of that couldn't make decisions for itself.
Tove Jansson quotes: I am fond of lovely old words like 'locomotive'. I am fond of lovely old words like 'locomotive'.
Tove Jansson quotes: But he thought all the strange words were beautiful, and he had never had a book of his own before. But he thought all the strange words were beautiful, and he had never had a book of his own before.
Tove Jansson quotes: Everyone must imagine his own snakes because no one else's snakes can ever be as awful. Everyone must imagine his own snakes because no one else's snakes can ever be as awful.
Tove Jansson quotes: It's risky to talk about one's most secret dreams a bit too early. It's risky to talk about one's most secret dreams a bit too early.
Tove Jansson quotes: Alexander was in the grip of a passion for perfection. He was not aware of how closely, how perilously, perfectionism and fanaticism are related. Alexander was in the grip of a passion for perfection. He was not aware of how closely, how perilously, perfectionism and fanaticism are related.
Tove Jansson quotes: Dogs are mute and obedient, but they have watched us and know us and can smell how pitiful we are. Dogs are mute and obedient, but they have watched us and know us and can smell how pitiful we are.
Tove Jansson quotes: Storms probably exist only because after them we can have a sunrise. Storms probably exist only because after them we can have a sunrise.
Tove Jansson quotes: She was tired and in no mood for anyone's similes but her own. She was tired and in no mood for anyone's similes but her own.
Tove Jansson quotes: It's nice to have beautiful things that really belong to you. It's nice to have beautiful things that really belong to you.
Tove Jansson quotes: Do you know the difference between the first love and the last? It's this: you always think the first love is the last and the last the first... Do you know the difference between the first love and the last? It's this: you always think the first love is the last and the last the first...
Tove Jansson quotes: A person can also find solitude with others, though it is more difficult A person can also find solitude with others, though it is more difficult
Tove Jansson quotes: Sometimes it's better to look at things than own them ... owning means anxiety and lots of bags to carry around. Sometimes it's better to look at things than own them ... owning means anxiety and lots of bags to carry around.
Tove Jansson quotes: Maybe my passion is nothing special, but at least it's mine. Maybe my passion is nothing special, but at least it's mine.
Tove Jansson quotes: My dear child," said Grandmother impatiently, "every human being has to make his own mistakes." She was very tired, and wanted to get home. My dear child," said Grandmother impatiently, "every human being has to make his own mistakes." She was very tired, and wanted to get home.
Tove Jansson quotes: You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much. You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much.
Tove Jansson quotes: If you're not afraid, how can you be really brave? If you're not afraid, how can you be really brave?
Tove Jansson quotes: The main thing in life is to know your own mind. The main thing in life is to know your own mind.
Tove Jansson quotes: Isn't it fun when one's friends get exactly what suits them? Isn't it fun when one's friends get exactly what suits them?
Tove Jansson quotes: The thing about God, she thought, is that He usually does help, but not until you've made an effort on your own. The thing about God, she thought, is that He usually does help, but not until you've made an effort on your own.
Tove Jansson quotes: It was definitely finished, and for one moment the sadness of completion overtook the Hemulen. It was definitely finished, and for one moment the sadness of completion overtook the Hemulen.