Tove Jansson

'Who Will Comfort Toffle?' by Tove Jansson, 1960 Tove Jansson has been one of my favorite illustrators since I was a little girl. The way she can tell a story wit the colors and shapes sends me straight back to my childhood.

‘Tonight is the night for a song,’ thought Snufkin. ‘I’ll think up a new song that is one part anticipation, two parts pining for spring, and the rest a joyous declaration of how wonderful it is to be alone and at peace with yourself.’

Punishing someone isn't the only way to get them to behave.

Who Will Comfort Toffle? Tove Jansson ~ translated by Kingsley Hart not sure of the original publisher but mine is Schildts, 1960 set for reprint in November 2010 by Drawn and Quarterly Original title: Vem ska trösta knyttet?

It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent—lose your invaluable curiosity and you let yourself die. It’s as simple as that.

It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent—lose your invaluable curiosity and you let yourself die.

Too-ticky’s Guide to Life: Wisdom on Uncertainty, Presence, and Self-Reliance from Beloved Children’s Book Author Tove Jansson | Brain Pickings

Too-ticky’s Guide to Life: Wisdom on Uncertainty, Presence, and Self-Reliance from Beloved Children’s Book Author Tove Jansson

Too-ticky’s Guide to Life: Wisdom on Uncertainty, Presence, and Self-Reliance from Beloved Children’s Book Author Tove Jansson | Brain Pickings

“I live all over the place” answered Snufkin, and put the coffee pot on the fire. “Today I happen to be here. Tomorrow I will be somewhere else. I wander about as I please. When I find a place I like, I pitch my tent and play my harmonica.”  Snufkin quote

“I live all over the place” answered Snufkin, and put the coffee pot on the fire. “Today I happen to be here. Tomorrow I will be somewhere else. I wander about as I please. When I find a place I like, I pitch my tent and play my harmonica.

I know. Everything gets so difficult if you want to own things. You have to carry them around and watch over them. I just look at them - and then when I continue on my way I can remember them in my head. I prefer that to dragging a suitcase. Snufkin quote

Everything gets so difficult if you want to own things. I just look at them - and then when I continue on my way I can remember them in my head. I prefer that to dragging a suitcase.

Punishing someone isn’t the only way to get them to behave. | 50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life

"I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream!" The magical Moominvalley of Tove Jansson's imagination contains all you need to know for life.

from Moominland Midwinter

"I'm thinking about the aurora borealis. You can't tell if it really does exist or if it just looks like existing.

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