The world is full of tricky quotes derived from the texts that Astrid Lindgren has written, or statements that she has done. Sometimes they are correct, but sometimes out the little garbled. Here is the page to all of you who want to know how it was really expressed by Astrid Lindgren. Use the search function top right. try the little cloud of quotes and keywords, or just scroll your way in a world of memorable quotes.
"What should a good children’s book be like? If you ask me, I can tell you after thinking long and hard: It must be good."
A little conversation with a would-be children’s book writer, from a magazine called, Children & Culture (June, 1970)
"I want to write for a readership that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read. That’s why children need books."
From “That’s why children need books”, the speech Astrid Lindgren held at the reception of the H C Andersen Award in April 1958.
"A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy."
Astrid Lindgren, Vi husmödrar 1956:10