20 Little Red Riding Hood Quotes From The Beloved Tale

Luca Demetriou
Dec 12, 2023 By Luca Demetriou
Originally Published on Feb 11, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
the wolf pursues the girl. the fairy tale " Red Riding Hood"
Age: 0-99
Read time: 6.3 Min

Why Little Red Riding Hood Quotes?

'Little Red Riding Hood' is an evergreen fairy tale featuring a young girl, a Big Bad Wolf, and a journey through the woods. Also, the story begins with Little Red Riding Hood setting off to visit her sick grandmother, carrying a basket of food. Along the way, she encounters the Wolf, who tricks her into revealing the location of her grandmother's house. When she arrives, the Wolf has already eaten the grandmother and is waiting for Little Red Riding Hood in disguise. Also, the story ends with the arrival of a hunter who rescues Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother by killing the Wolf. The tale has been interpreted and retold in numerous ways over the centuries, with various moral lessons attached to it.

What Parents Should Know

  • The original 'Little Red Riding Hood' story was considered a disturbing tale of deceit and cunning. Later on, many sanitized stories were released for the sake of children.
  • In the story written by Charles Perrault, the girl is eaten by the wolf as she climbs into the bed, expecting to see her grandma.
  • This is one of the few tales that have gone through many 'revisions'.

What To Discuss With Children

  • One must never trust strangers. Even a very friendly stranger may have very bad intentions.
  • Despite living far from her grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood and her mother prepare a basket full of goodies to give her. 
  • Little Red Riding Hood showed courage and responsibility, an important life skill.

'Little Red Riding Hood' Book Quotes

Ethnic baby girl reading a book

1. “The wolf said, You know, my dear, it isn’t safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone. Red Riding Hood said, I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid worldview. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must be on my way.” - James Finn Garner, 'Politically Correct Bedtime Stories'.

2. “What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.” - Alfred Hitchcock.

3. “Grandmother, what big arms you have!

All the better to hug you with, my dear.

Grandmother, what big legs you have!

All the better to run with, my child.

Grandmother, what big ears you have!

All the better to hear with, my child.

Grandmother, what big eyes you have!

All the better to see with, my child.

Grandmother, what big teeth you have got!

All the better to eat you up with.” - Charles Perrault, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

4. “It is your grandchild Little Red Riding Hood, who has brought you a cake and a little pot of butter mother sends you.” - Little Red Riding Hood, by Charles Perrault

5. "[singing] Do not put your faith in a cape and a hood, they will not protect you the way that they should. And take extra care with strangers, even flowers have their dangers, and though scary is exciting, nice is different than good.” - Mother, 'Into the woods' (2014).

6. “Isn’t it nice to know a lot... and a little bit not...” - 'Into the woods' (2014)

7. “Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.” - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Tree.

8. “Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf...This fright complex is rooted in every individual." - Alfred Hitchcock.

9. “Little Red Riding Hood: Good morning, Grandma. How do you feel today?

Big Bad Wolf: [Normal voice] Terrible. [clears throat, then speaks in Grandma voice] Not so hot, dearie.” - Little Red Riding Hood, by Charles Perrault.

10. "I am happy with who I am and what I am," - The Wolf, James Finn Garner, 'Politically Correct Bedtime Stories'.

'Little Red Riding Hood' Wolf And Grandma Quotes

11. “Take [grandma] a cake and this little pot of butter..”- ‘Mother Of Little Red Riding Hood’.

12. “If you read ‘Lord of the Rings’ and dismiss it as a lie because it has orcs and elves, you’re missing the story's whole point. If children don’t have to be concerned about strangers because there’s no such thing as a Big Bad Wolf dressed like Granny, you’re missing the point.” - Doug TenNapel.

13. “Oh dear, how uneasy I feel.” - ‘Little Red Riding Hood, Into The Woods’ (2014).

14. “Does she live far away? Asked the wolf.

Oh yes, replied Little Red Riding Hood; it is yonder by the mill, which you can see right below there, and it is the first house in the village.” - ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

15. “Go and see how your grandmother is, for I have been told that she is ill. ” - ‘Mother Of Little Red Riding Hood’.

16. “I’ll be coming back for you" - Wolf, 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

17. “'Oh Grandma, I was so scared!' sobbed Little Red Riding Hood, 'I'll never speak to strangers or dawdle in the forest again.'" - 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

18. “Do you know how you kill a tiger, father Auguste? You tie up your best goat and wait.” - Solomon, ‘Red Riding Hood’ movie (2011).

19. “Valerie: There must be a God, because you’re the Devil.

Cesaire: And you’re the Devil’s daughter.” - ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

Interesting Little Red Riding Hood Quotes

20. “Little Red Riding Hood was a good story, but it wasn’t interactive. Sooner or later, I wanted to say ‘no, I may be Red Riding Hood but I don’t care about my grandmother...whereas the game had only ‘over the river and through the woods’ to offer me. Which was a good story, it just might not me mine.” - Austin Grossman.

21. “So you see? The fairytale got it all wrong, it was not my grandmother who made me the cloak, but it was my mother and I’s own hands that wove together the seams that would forever erase my name from history. Instead, to be known forevermore as—Little Red Riding Hood.” - Melanie Frome, Little Red & The Wolf: A Fairytale Unleashed

22. "A young girl would go into the wood as trustingly as Red Riding Hood to her granny's house but this light admits no ambiguities and, here, she will be trapped in her own illusion because everything in the woods is exactly as it seems." — Angela Carter

23. "I did dress up like Little Red Riding Hood. My mom had to make me a cape." - Catherine Hardwicke

24. "The poor child, not knowing that it was dangerous to stop and listen to a wolf, said: "I am going to see my grandmother, and I am taking her a cake and a pot of butter which my mother has sent to her." - Little Red Riding Hood, by Charles Perrault

25. “The Wolf set off running with all his might by the shorter road, and the little girl continued on her way by the longer road. As she went she amused herself by gathering nuts, running after the butterflies, and making nosegays of the wild flowers she found. The Wolf was not long in reaching the grandmother's house." - Little Red Riding Hood, by Charles Perrault

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Written by Luca Demetriou

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

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Luca DemetriouBachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

Experienced in writing and sub-editing, Luca holds a Bachelor's in English Literature and Drama from the University of Birmingham, where he served as the culture editor at Redbrick Paper. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Performance: Design and Practice at the University of the Arts in London, showcasing his passion for the arts, performance, and history. With a keen interest in traveling, Luca enjoys exploring new cultures and experiencing diverse perspectives.

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