Laura E. Richards Quotes


I would rather read poetry than eat my dinner any day. It has been so all my life.

Give the child good books then let it alone! Don't plough and harrow its brain or stretch it on Procrustes-beds of standardization simplification and what not!

I do not believe in confining children to things they understand. They want and they need the thing they do not understand.

Once there was an elephant Who tried to use the telephant. No! no! I mean an elephone Who tried to use the telephone. Dear me I am not certain quite That even now I've got it right.