“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”

“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.”

“Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people.”

“Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

“People never like me and I never like people.”

“I am sure there is Magic in everything.”

“If he had been a well-trained little boy and had worn a hat and made a bow, he would have been very much like a little prince.”

“I thought the earth had died once. I did not know that it could come alive again.”

“It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled.”

“The only way to get magic out of things is to put it into them.” SELF LOVE SELF CARE QUOTES

“Mistress Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells, And marigolds all in a row.”

“Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us.”

“One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.”

“But when the sun is like this, in big mellow rounds, they came out and I never forget it. It’s like a golden dream.”

“A glad warm feeling rushed all over him. He had not known before how terribly hungry he was.”

“She did not know anything about boys, and she had never heard of a secret garden.”

“They’ll get no one to work for ’em at Thorn if their Miss Mary, as should have been a nice young lady, hadn’t been so contrary.”

“Mary had not known that she herself had been spoiled, but she could see quite plainly that this mysterious boy had been. He was like herself, also, in that he seemed to live in a world which no one else knew anything about.”

“You never know what you will run up against next.”

“We’ll check the books out later to make sure everything’s correct.”