7+ quotes from Betsy Was a Junior by Maud Hart Lovelace

Quotes from Betsy Was a Junior

Maud Hart Lovelace ·  320 pages

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“One strain could call up the quivering expectancy of Christmas Eve, childhood, joy and sadness, the lonely wonder of a star”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, quote from Betsy Was a Junior

“Our lives can hold just so much. If they're filled with one thing, they can't be filled with another. We ought to do a lot of thinking about what we want to fill them with.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, quote from Betsy Was a Junior

“We'll just have to find more flowers in the spring. That's when they bloom, tra la.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, quote from Betsy Was a Junior

“All those resolutions she had made on Babcock's bay! How they had been smashed to smithereens! She wondered whether life consisted of making resolutions and breaking them, of climbing up and slipping down.
'I believe that's it', she thought. 'And the bright side of it is that you never slip down to quite the point you started climbing from. You always gain a little....'
She thought about those lists she had made in her programs for self-improvement. She hadn't followed them out by any means, but they had revealed her ideals....
'We're growing up,' Betsy said aloud. She wasn't even sure she liked it. But it happened, and then it was irrevocable. There was nothing you could do about it except try to see that you grew up into the kind of human being you wanted to be.
'I'd like to be a fine one,' Betsy thought quickly and urgently.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, quote from Betsy Was a Junior

“We're growing up and I don't like it," said Tacy, as they say at Heinz's later, drinking coffee.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, quote from Betsy Was a Junior

“Our lives can only hold so much. If they’re filled with one thing, they can’t be filled with another. We ought to do a lot of thinking about what we want to fill them with.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, quote from Betsy Was a Junior

“New things are easier to do than old familiar things when there's going to be a change," Betsy decided profoundly.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, quote from Betsy Was a Junior

About the author

Maud Hart Lovelace
Born place: in Mankato, MN, The United States
Born date April 25, 1892
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