30 Best 'A Little Princess' Quotes From The Book And Movie

'I'm a princess' quotes are loved by people.

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Sara Crewe, the protagonist of 'A Little princess', is an intuitive little girl, battling her life with fancy reality and loyal friends.

The young girl from India who was sent to boarding school in London by her father was a very popular girl in the school. Although Sara Crewe had a hard time adjusting to the different cultures of a foreign land and students, she survived by creating an alternative world of talking rats and pet animals.

Her imagination led her to believe that she is a princess and she can help her subjects, in this case, they are her friends. Miss Minchin, the principal of the school detested Sara Crewe and found ways to hurt her, however, as Sara's father was a wealthy man, Miss Minchin couldn't do much.

As colorfully as the story, that is based on true incidents, may begin, the author had a different fate written for Sara, soon she lost her father and all the wealth along with him. With the money gone, there was no stopping Miss Minchin from causing pain.

Here's to the struggles of a person at a young age, a life many of us have observed and dealt with. In the spirit to celebrate such an iconic character enjoy reading the selected quotes from 'A little princess' that nobody should miss.

If you are liking what you read you may also like our  'The Secret Garden' quotes and 'Alice In Wonderland' quotes.

'A Little Princess' Book Quotes

Sara Crewe quotes are very adorable and sweet.

This article is filled with the love and adorations of little princess quotes, along with that you will also find Miss Minchin quotes, Becky quotes, and many more that no one should miss. If you're a fan of children's literature this will the best gateway from real-life problems. Happy reading!

1.  “Whatever comes, cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

2. “Everything's a story - You are a story -I am a story.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

3. “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

4. "To be kind is worth a great deal to other people. Lots of clever people have done harm and have been wicked.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

5. “Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

6. “She did not care very much for other little girls, but if she had plenty of books she could console herself.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

7. “'I don't like it, papa,' she said. 'But then I dare say soldiers - even brave ones - don't really like going into battle.'”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

8. “'I don't know who it is,' she said; 'but somebody cares for me a little. I have a friend.'”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

9. “Things happen to people by accident.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

10.“There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in—that's stronger.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

The Little Princess Movie Quotes

Sara Crewe's quotes are both motivational and inspiring.

Have you ever pretended to be a princess by putting pillowcases on your head? Well, if you have then here is our collection of 'A Little Princess' quotes, that might take you down memory lane.

11. “Charles Randolph: All the hoping... you must think me a fool.

Ram Dass: Is it your wish to be wise, sahib?

Charles Randolph: I don't know. I suppose a wise man wouldn't have come here at all.”

-'A Little Princess'.

12. “Sara Crewe: Thank you.

Miss Minchin: Sara, there's no talking at the table.

Sara Crewe: Doesn't seem natural.

Miss Minchin: I won't say it again.”

-'A Little Princess'.

13. “Capt. Crewe: What are you doing? Memorizing me by heart?

Sara Crewe: No... I already know you by heart.”

-'A Little Princess'.

14. “Sara Crewe: Papa? Maya told me that all girls are princesses.

Capt. Crewe: Maya... is a very wise woman."

-'A Little Princess'.

15.  "I suppose that's rather easy for a child who has everything. And now from now on, there will be no more 'make believe' at this school during reading hour or at any other time. Is that understood?”

-Miss Minchin, 'A Little Princess'.

16. "Becky: Sara, why don't you tell your stories anymore?

Sara Crewe: They're just make-believe. They don't mean anything."  

- 'A Little Princess'.

17. "Ugh. Soot all over the place. You clumsy fool, get out. Get out of my house this instant."

-Eleanor Bron.

18. "Let's make a promise right now: to always look out for each other."

-Liesel Matthews.

19."Good God, child, look around you. Or better yet, look in the mirror."

-Eleanor Bron.

20."Sara, this is Monsieur Dufarge. You will begin French lessons with him this afternoon."

-Eleanor Bron.

Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes

Check out these quotes by popular British American playwright and novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett.

21. “There is nothing so nice as supposing. It's almost like being a fairy. If you suppose anything hard enough it seems as if it were real.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

22. “I suppose there might be good in things, even if we don’t see it.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

23. “Lottie was so delighted that she quite forgot her first shocked impression of the attic."

-Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

24. “It's a lonely place. Sometimes it's the loneliest place in the world.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

25. “Stories belong to everybody.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

26. “There was something friendly about Sara, and people always felt it.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

27. “I dare say you could live without me, Sara; but I couldn't live without you. I was nearly dead.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

28. “It's so different to be a sparrow. But nobody asked this rat if he wanted to be a rat when he was made. Nobody said, 'Wouldn't you rather be a sparrow?'”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

29. “Adversity tries people, and mine has tried you and proved how nice you are.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

30. “Her affection for everything she could love increased.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'A Little Princess'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'A Little Princess' quotes then why not take a look at 'Charlottes Web' quotes, or 'Anne Of Green Gables' quotes.


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