Little Women Quiz: Quotes
"I don't like favors; they oppress and make me feel like a slave. I'd rather do everything for myself, and be perfectly independent."
- Jo says this to Aunt March and Aunt Carrol, unknowingly losing a trip to Europe.
"In spite of their demonstrative manners, American girls are very nice when one knows them."
- Kate says this to John Brooke after a day-long outing with the Marches.
"Tell me, do you mean to marry this Cook? If you do, not one penny of my money ever goes to you."
- Aunt March warns Meg not to marry John Brooke... and convinces her to do just that.
"Do great boys like great girls, too, 'fessor?"
- Demi asks Prof. Bhaer this. It turns out that they do.
"I know what I mean, and you needn't be statirical about it. It's proper to use good words, and improve your vocabilary."
- Amy says this to Jo at the start of the book.
"I drank champagne and romped and tried to flirt and was altogether abominable."
- Meg 'fesses up to Marmee after a stay at the Moffats.
"Sentimental? Yes. Thank Gott, we Germans believe in sentiment, and keep ourselves young mit it."
- Friedrich Bhaer says this to Jo March as they get engaged.
"I'm not so good as you make me, but I have tried to do right; and now, when it's too late to begin even to do better, it's such a comfort to know that someone loves me so much, and feels as if I'd helped them."
- Beth says this to Jo, after reading a poem Jo wrote about her.
"Jo, dear, we all have our temptations, some far greater than yours, and it often takes us all our lives to conquer them. You think your temper is the worst in the world; but mine used to be just like it."
- Marmee says this to Jo.
"What has that boy been about? Don't try to shield him. I know he has been in mischief by the way he acted when he came home."
- Mr. Laurence asks Jo about Laurie.