Beverly Cleary’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Beverly Cleary Quotes 

Beverly Cleary, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Beverly Cleary quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Beverly Cleary’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Beverly Cleary made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.”
― Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest

“If she can’t spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.”
― Beverly Cleary,  Ramona’s World

“Quite often somebody will say, ‘What year do your books take place?’ and the only answer I can give is, in childhood.”
― Beverly Cleary

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelves, write it.”
― Beverly Cleary

“She means well, but she always manages to do the wrong thing. She has a real talent for it.”
― Beverly Cleary,  Fifteen

“Words were so puzzling. Present should mean a present just as attack should mean to stick tacks in people.”
― Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest

“Didn’t the people who made those license plates care about little girls named Ramona?”
― Beverly Cleary

“Problem solving, and I don’t mean algebra, seems to be my life’s work. Maybe it’s everyone’s life’s work.”
― Beverly Cleary

“Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language.”
― Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle

“All her life she had wanted to squeeze the toothpaste really squeeze it,not just one little squirt…The paste coiled and swirled and mounded in the washbasin. Ramona decorated the mound with toothpaste roses as if it was a toothpaste birthday cake”
― Beverly Cleary,  Ramona and Her Mother

10 Famous Quotes by Author Beverly Cleary

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Beverly Cleary quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Beverly Cleary quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Beverly Cleary. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Beverly Cleary quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Beverly Cleary Quote 

“After Father had served the chicken and mashed potatoes and peas and Mother had passed the hot rolls, Beezus decided the time had come to tell Aunt Beatrice about being Sacajawea. “Do you know what I did last week?” she began. “I want some jelly,” said Ramona “You mean, ‘Please pass the jelly,’ “corrected Mother while Beezus waited patiently. ‘No, what did you do last week?” asked Aunt Beatrice. “Well, last week I-” Beezus began again. ” like purple jelly better then red jelly,” said Ramona. ‘ Ramona , stop interrupting your sister,” said Father. “Well, Ido like purple jelly better then red jelly,” insisted Ramona.”Never mind,” said Mother. “Go no, Beezus.” Last week-” said Beezus, looking at her aunt, who smiled as if she understood.”Excuse me, Beezus,” Mother cut in. “Ramona, we do not put jelly on our mashed potatoes.” “I like jelly on my mashed potatoes.”Ramona stirred potato and jelly aroud with her fork. “Ramona you heard what your mother said.” Father looked stern. “If I can ut butter on my mashed potateos, why can’t I put jelly? I put butter and jelly on toast,” said Ramona. Father couldn’t help laughing. “That’s a hard question to answer.” “But Mother-” Beezus began.”I like jelly on my mashed potateos,” interrupted Ramona, looking sulky.”
― Beverly Cleary, Beezus and Ramona

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