"I should've kicked her in the face! I should've scratched out her eyes!
"Children! Can any of you spell "compassion"? Can any of you spell "understanding"? Will any of you tell us the meaning of these words?
"Well, in my case, Nellie and Willie were MORE than enough.
"So's her father. Mother says he can't even afford to pay what he owes in the store. He just spends all day cleaning up after horses.
"Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.
Reverend Robert Alden:
"Julia Sanderson asked me to read this today. She wrote it for all of you, loved ones and friends alike..."Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I'll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.
-Reverend Robert Alden"
"Hard working folks only smell bad to people who have nothing better than stick their noses in the air! Well, whenever you stick your nose in the air with me, Nellie Oleson, it's going to get punched!
"(Referring to Harriet Oleson) Now I know what Charles Dickens had in mind when he wrote about Ebenezer Scrooge.
nelly and william:
"Laura smell like a horse! Laura smell like a horse!"
"(Referring to a mute and deaf boy) If God didn't want me to talk, he wouldn't have given me a mouth!"
"(under his breath) Even God can make a mistake."
"Laura is a scaredy cat!!"