12 Best Moomin Quotes – "I had now found my first friend, and so my life was truly begun"

Pick an inspirational Moomin quote for a birthday card, to share with your friends on Instagram or to scribble down on your bullet journal!

Moomin books written by Tove Jansson (1914–2001) have inspired generation after generation with their witty, warm and insightful philosophy. Here are the best Moomin quotes ever for you to be inspired by!

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Best Moomin Quotes about Life

A theatre is the most important sort of house in the world, because that’s where people are shown what they could be if they wanted, and what they’d like to be if they dared to and what they really are. Moominsummer Maddness

But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Now, I just look at them, and when I go away I carry them in my head. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase. Comet in Moominland

There are those who stay at home and those who go away, and it has always been so. Everyone can choose for himself, but he must choose while there is still time and never change his mind. Moominvalley in November

All things are so very uncertain, and that’s exactly what makes me feel reassured. Moominland Midwinter

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Best Moomin Quotes about Other People

I had now found my first friend, and so my life was truly begun. The Exploits of Moominpappa

There are such a lot of things that have no place in summer and autumn and spring. Everything that’s a little shy and a little rum. Some kinds of night animals and people that don’t fit in with others and that nobody really believes in. They keep out of the way all the year. And then when everything’s quiet and white and the nights are long and most people are asleep—then they appear. Moominland Midwinter

Someone who eats pancakes and jam can’t be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him. Finn Family Moomintroll

I don’t care a fig about other people’s secrets. And I certainly don’t broadcast them all over the place. Anyway, they all come out sooner or later. Moominpappa at Sea

”You’re an idiot,” Snufkin said. ”Or still worse, you’re a story spoiler.” Tales from Moominvalley

Best Moomin Quotes about Future

“I’m afraid we shall waste an awful lot of time.” ”Don’t worry,” answered Snufkin, ”we shall have wonderful dreams, and when we wake up it’ll be spring.” Finn Family Moomintroll

The world is full of great and wonderful things for those who are ready for them. Moominpappa and Sea

”Are you unhappy about something?” Moominmamma asked. ”No,” answered Moomintroll. ”Well, it’ll be another nice long day tomorrow,” said Moominmamma. ”And it’s all yours from beginning to end. Now isn’t that a lovely thought!” Moominpappa at Sea


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