Quotes About Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Perhaps you can feel if you can’t hear,” was her fancy. “Perhaps kind thoughts reach people somehow, even through windows and doors and walls. Perhaps you feel a little warm and comforted, and don’t know why, when I am standing here in the cold and hoping you will get well and happy again.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“I dare say it is rather hard to be a rat,” she mused. “Nobody likes you. People jump and run away and scream out: ‘Oh, a horrid rat!’ I shouldn’t like people to scream and jump and say: ‘Oh, a horrid Sara!’ the moment they saw me, and set traps for me, and pretend they were dinner. It’s so different to be a sparrow. But nobody asked this rat if he wanted to be a rat when he was made. Nobody said: ‘Wouldn’t you rather be a sparrow?”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“As she came closer to him she noticed that there was a clean fresh scent of heather and grass and leaves about him, almost as if he were made of them. She liked it very much and when she looked into his funny face with the red cheeks and round blue eyes she forgot that she had felt shy.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Uno de los descubrimientos mas extraordinarios de este siglo ha sido el que los pensamientos son tan poderosos como las pilas eléctricas, tan buenos como la luz y tan peligrosos como el veneno. si permitimos que un pensamiento triste o malo se introduzca en nuestra mente es tan arriesgado como dejar que un virus se apodere de nuestro cuerpo. Si se le permite quedarse, es posible que no podamos desprendernos nunca mas de èl.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“...nothing which did not understand the wonderfulness of what was happening to them--the immense, tender, terrible, heart-breaking beauty and solemnity of Eggs...if an Egg were to be taken away or hurt the whole world would whirl round and crash through space and come to an end...”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Perhaps, the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“In the last century more amazing things were found out than in any century before. In this new century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Sólo muy de vez en cuando se puede estar seguro de que se va a vivir para siempre jamás, y ésa es una de las curiosidades de la vida. A veces sucede cuando uno se levanta al amanecer, ese momento de meliflua solemnidad, y se sale al jardín y se queda uno allí quieto y solo; y se levanta mucho la mirada, más y más arriba, y se observa cómo muda de color el pálido cielo azul, sonrojándose, cómo va sucediendo lo insólito y maravilloso, hasta que el Oriente casi le hace a uno clamar, y el corazón parece que cesara de latir ante la inexplicable, imperturbable majestad del sol naciente. Desde hace miles y miles de años, esto es lo que acontece cada mañana, y es entonces cuando durante un instante se sabe que uno va a vivir siempre.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Am I the same cold, ragged damp Sara? And to think I used to pretend and pretend and wish there were fairies! The one thing I always wanted was to see a fairy story come true. I am living in a fairy story. I feel as if I might be a fairy myself, and able to turn things into anything else.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

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