Hiedi Quotes

My mother is reading the amazing book HIEDI to my younger sister. As I sit often times, busy with my own life, I can hear the words of the sweetest character to ever enhance the pages of books. She is fictional and sometimes we laugh at her antics, but deep down inside I think that we all long to be as simple and sweet as she! I wanted to do a quote page today, so thanks to my mother and sister I decide to fill my post with her words…Hiedi quotes. Enjoy =]

“We must pray to God everyday to show we don’t forget that all gifts come from Him. But if some wishes remain unfulfilled we must show our confidence in Him, for He knows best.”
― Johanna SpyriHeidi

“Go now and wash yourself first, for the sun will laugh at you if he sees how dirty you are.”
― Johanna SpyriHeidi

“I’ll always say my prayers…and if God doesn’t answer them at once I shall know it’s because He’s planning something better for me.”
― Johanna SpyriHeidi

“God certainly knows of some happiness for us which He is going to bring out of the trouble, only we must have patience and not run away. And then all at once something happens and we see clearly ourselves that God has had some good thought in His mind all along; but because we cannot see things beforehand, and only know how dreadfully miserable we are, we think it is always going to be so.”
― Johanna SpyriHeidi

“I want to go about like the light-footed goats.”
― Johanna SpyriHeidi


Elsa: Hello.

Heidi: Oh! Have you come to see us?

Elsa: Yes, dear.

Pastor Schultz: I am Pastor Schultz.

Heidi: How do you do, Pastor Schultz? How do you do, Frau Schultz?

Elsa: Oh, no. I’m Fräulein Elsa, the schoolmistress.

Heidi: Oh. You’d make a very nice Frau Schultz.


Andrews, the Butler: This, sir, is Fräulein Heidi.

Sesemann: How do you do, Heidi?

Heidi: How do you do, Sir Gracious?

[falls trying to curtsy]

Heidi: I didn’t do it very well. Shall I try it again?

Sesemann: No, I don’t think that could be improved upon.



“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

― Henri J.M. NouwenThe Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
― C.S. LewisThe Four Loves

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
― Jon Katz

“Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’
You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
― E.B. WhiteCharlotte’s Web