Little House on the Prairie Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Little House on the Prairie
  1. #1
    “He ran his hand through his hair so that it stood up even more wildly, and Ma burst out laughing. Then he hugged her, quilts and all.”
  2. #2
    “There’s no great loss without some small gain.”
  3. #3
    “What’s a year amount to? We have all the time there is.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “She liked the enormous sky and the winds, and the land that you couldn’t see to the end of. Everything was so free and big and splendid.”
  6. #6
    ″... Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. They drove away and left it lonely and empty in the clearing among the big trees, and they never saw that little house again.”
  1. #7
    “I tell you Caroline, when we begin getting crops off this rich land of ours, we’ll be living like kings!”
  2. #8
    “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.”
  3. #9
    “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.”
  4. #10
    “Oh, Mr. Edwards, thank you, thank you for going all the way to Independence to find Santa Claus for us.”
  5. #11
    ″... she knew that nothing could hurt her while Pa and Jack were there.”
  6. #12
    “There was only the enormous, empty prairie, with grasses blowing in waves of light and shadow across it, and the great blue sky above it, and birds flying up from it and singing with joy because the sun was rising. And on the whole enormous prairie there was no sign that any other human being had ever been there.”

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  1. #13
    “They were going to the Indian country. Pa said there were too many people in the Big Woods now.”
  2. #14
    ″‘I never heard a mockingbird sing so early,’ said Ma, and Pa answered, softly, ‘He is telling us good-by.‘”
  3. #15
    ″... where a light can’t live, I know I can’t. And I like to be safe when I can be. But all’s well that ends well.”
  4. #16
    ″... Pa caught Laura up in his safe, big hug. ‘We’re across the Mississippi!‘, he said, hugging her joyously. ‘How do you like that, little half-pint of sweet cider half drunk up?‘”
  5. #17
    “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.”
  6. #18
    “The next thing she knew she was trying to hug a jumping, panting, wriggling Jack, who lapped her face and hands with his warm wet tongue.”
  7. #19
    “When the war-cry was over, Laura knew it had not got her yet. She was still in the dark house and she was pressed close against Ma. Ma was trembling all over.”
  8. #20
    “A nightmare is not so terrible as that night was. A nightmare is only a dream, and when it is worst you wake up. But this was real and Laura could not wake up. She could not get away from it.”