• It's a serious thing to grow up, isn't it? ... it's a great responsibility because I have only one chance.

• What a splendid day! ... I pity people who aren't born yet for missing it. They may have good days, of course, but they can never have this one.

• Oh, but it's good to be going home ... I've had a splendid time — it marks an epoch in my life. But the best of it all was the coming home.

• There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a very comforting thought.

• No matter how hard I try to be good I can never make such a success of it. ... But don't you think the trying so hard ought to count for something?

• I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skilled from September to November wouldn't it?

• It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one's heart, like treasures.

• I'm so glad it's a sunshiny morning. But I like rainy mornings real well, too. You don't know what's going to happen through the day, and there's so much scope for imagination.

• It's such a solemn thing to be almost 14. ... It's perfectly appalling to think of being 20. It sounds so fearfully old and grown up.

• I make so many mistakes. But then just think of all the mistakes I don't make.

• Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out that there are so many of them in the world.

• The world looks like something God had just imagined for his own pleasure, doesn't it?