21 Best Quotes “Pollyanna”

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Here are the 21 best handpicked quotes from “Pollyanna” by Eleanor Porter:

From quotes by Pollyanna to quotes by John Pendleton.

So if you want the best quotes from “Pollyanna” sorted by figure, then you’re in the right place.

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21 Best Quotes "Pollyanna" (Handpicked)

My Favorite “Pollyanna” Quote


You See 3

“You see, when you’re hunting for the glad things, you sort of forget the other kind.”

— Pollyanna

In this quote, we are encouraged to cultivate a mindset that directs our attention and energy to the good things instead of dwelling on the negativity around us.

I believe that our minds are like gardens and that whatever we plant inside them will prosper and influence the way we see things and live our lives.

So whatever we plant inside our minds, make sure that they will grow into a wonderful garden that will help elevate our lifestyle and one that directs us to a path filled with gratitude and optimism.

6 Quotes by Pollyanna


I Just

“I just can’t make myself understand that God and the angels needed my father more than I did.”

— Pollyanna


Just Breathing

“Just breathing isn’t living!”

— Pollyanna


Miss Polly Did

“Miss Polly did not usually make hurried movements; she specially prided herself on her repose of manner.”

— Pollyanna


With Heaps

“With heaps of love to everybody, ‘POLLYANNA.‘”

— Pollyanna


It Must

“It must be that there are some things that ‘tisn’t right to play the game on—and I’m sure funerals is one of them. There’s nothing in a funeral to be glad about.”

— Pollyanna


To Think

“To think that now never again would that smiling face be seen on their streets—never again would that cheery little voice proclaim the gladness of some everyday experience! It seemed unbelievable, impossible, cruel.”

— Pollyanna

2 Quotes by Mrs. Snow


I Should 1

“I should think SOMEBODY might give me a new nightdress—instead of lamb broth, for a change!”

— Mrs. Snow


I Remember 3

“I remember you. ANYbody’d remember you, I guess, if they saw you once.”

— Mrs. Snow

1 Quote by Jimmy Bean


Im A

“I’M a-goin’ ter do it!”

— Jimmy Bean

2 Quotes by Nancy


Theres No

“There’s no pleasin’ her, nohow, no matter how you try!”

— Nancy


There Were

“There were times, indeed, when the vigor she put into her work was more of a relief to her feelings than it was an ardor to efface dirt.”

— Nancy

5 Quotes by Miss Polly Harrington


I Am 5

“I am a good woman, I hope; and I know my duty.”

— Miss Polly Harrington


Dont Plunge

“Don’t plunge into the middle of it as you did before—and mix everything all up!”

— Miss Polly Harrington


Nancy Will

“Nancy, WILL you tell me what this absurd ‘game’ is that the whole town seems to be babbling about? And what, please, has my niece to do with it? WHY does everybody, from Milly Snow to Mrs. Tom Payson, send word to her that they’re ‘playing it’? As near as I can judge, half the town are putting on blue ribbons, or stopping family quarrels, or learning to like something they never liked before, and all because of Pollyanna.”

— Miss Polly Harrington


Miss Polly

“Miss Polly looked at the forlorn little gray bunch of neglected misery in Pollyanna’s arms, and shivered: Miss Polly did not care for cats—not even pretty, healthy, clean ones.”

— Miss Polly Harrington


I Did Not

“I did not ask for explanations. I asked for your attention.”

— Miss Polly Harrington

1 Quote by Milly Snow


We Remembered

“We remembered all the things she’d said to us, we thought if she could only know what she HAD done for us, that it would HELP, you know, in her own case, about the game, because she could be glad—that is, a little glad.”

— Milly Snow

1 Quote by Dr. Thomas Chilton


Little Girl

“Little girl, I’m thinking that one of the very gladdest jobs you ever did has been done to-day.”

— Dr. Thomas Chilton

2 Quotes by John Pendleton


Ive Got

“I’ve got something besides the weather to think of. I don’t know whether the sun shines or not.”

— John Pendleton


See Here 1

“See here, why don’t you find some one your own age to talk to?”

— John Pendleton