"I want to remember everything. And I want to know everything."

"Well, you must realize, Harriet, knowing everything won't do you a bit of good unless you use it to put beauty in this world. True or false? "

"True."

"Good friends are one of life's blessings. Don't give them up without a fight."

"You know what? You're an individual, and that makes people nervous. And it's gonna keep making people nervous for the rest of your life. "

"There are as many ways to live in this world as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look."

"I will always have a notebook."


When I was a little girl I wanted to be Harriet the Spy. In some ways, I still do. ★

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