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15+ quotes from Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Quotes from Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder ·  335 pages

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“There's no great loss without some small gain.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“Ma sighed gently and said, "A whole year gone, Charles." But Pa answered, cheerfully: "What's a year amount to? We have all the time there is.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“Everything from the little house was in the wagon except the beds and tables and chairs. They did not need to take these, because Pa could always make new ones.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“The stars and stripes were fluttering bright against the rain, clear blue overhead, and their minds were saying the words before their ears heard them.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“We start learning the minute we're born, Laura. And if we're wise, we don't stop until the Lord calls us home.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“One day in the woods he met an Indian. They stood in the wet, cold woods and looked at each other, and they could not talk because they did not know each other's words”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“These little creatures looked soft as velvet. They had bright round eyes and crinkling noses and wee paws. They popped out of holes in the ground, and stood up to look at Mary and Laura. Their hind legs folded under their haunches, their little paws folded tight to their chests, and they looked exactly like bits of dead wood sticking out of the ground. Only their bright eyes glittered. Mary”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under. And that was the last of the little house”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“One day in the woods he met an Indian. They stood in the wet, cold woods and looked at each other, and they could not talk because they did not know each other's words.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high. There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers. Only Indians lived there.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“Mary and Laura clung tight to their rag dolls and did not say anything. The cousins stood around and looked at them. Grandma and all the aunts hugged and kissed them and hugged and kissed them again, saying good-by.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“Pa promised that when they came to the West, Laura should see a papoose.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“must be seen and not heard.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“This is Indian country, isn’t it?” Laura said. “What did we come to their country for, if you don’t like them?”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


“They didn’t say anything. Perhaps Mary felt sweet and good inside, but Laura didn’t. When she looked at Mary she wanted to slap her. So she dared not look at Mary again.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, quote from Little House on the Prairie


About the author

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Born place: in near Pepin, Wisconsin, The United States
Born date February 7, 1867
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