Not one adventure in a whole day. Just grey banks and grey banks and grey banks, and not even an adventure.

Sniff, from the book Comet in Moominland

Saw a mermaid – didn’t caught her

Sniff, from the book Comet in Moominland

It’s wrong to be disrespectful to elderly gentlemen

And that was how you landed in prison I suppose? I suppose it was there you met those creatures – Snorks didn’t you call them?

But I’m sure you can do the tango, one short step to the side and two long steps backwards.

He has beautiful little ears, but yours look like kettle-holders!

I don’t think so, he always sleeps a week longer than the others.

Ugh – how nasty, so much snow is never good for a Moomin. Mother said so.

Can I have one, too? Hup-si-daisy!


The way I see it, I can own anything on Earth, even the Earth itself, if I say it’s mine. -Snufkin

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And besides one gets so tired of everlastingly sitting in the same place.

At last they decided on the cave, but not to let Sniff into the secret (although it was really his cave), because he was rather a small person for such a big secret.

Anyway, if you’re not afraid, I’m not either!

Don’t worry we shall have wonderful dreams, and when we wake up it’ll be spring.

You are too young to understand, but as a matter of fact, a jewel is the only correct present for a lady.

But they are so horribly new and clean,’ said Snufkin sadly. ‘Haven’t you got something older?

Once when Moomintroll was diving he swallowed some water and nearly choked. It was funny!

Sniff, from the book Comet in Moominland

Path is so wiggely,
Time is past four.
Almost dead beat
On tired little feet;
No friendly door.

That’s most extraordinary, but I’m so used to your doing extraordinary things that nothing surprises me. Besides I’m feeling melancholy just now.

Hemulen, from the book Finn Family Moomintroll

Can we eat what we already have in our mouths?

He must have been very happy. He did a somersault here – that’s clear enough.

‘It’s all over now,’ said Snufkin. ‘Don’t cry any more Sniff.’

‘Perhaps it will come – perhaps not. It’s all the same to a person who knows that everything is unnecessary.’

How nice and fluffy you are!