“I’m practicing to be a Jedi. I’m going to be a Jedi when I grow up. So I need a lot of space.”

“Mama, so you know what my skills are good for? Protection, because I have my cape on.”

“But aliens are fiction. If you did saw an alien, that would be a person, right? Dressed up for Halloween. Some people want to be ghosts. If you’re a ghost, you don’t have to stay dry. You can have a blanket on. You can be a red ghost, or a green ghost, or a blue ghost, or a orange ghost, or a tan ghost, or… A silver ghost!”

Of The Secret of NIMH: “Amelia, I’ll keep you not scared. I KNOW it’s not real.”

“I like snakes and polar bears. And guess what, that’s where your hair stops.”

“AMELIA, if you don’t let me come into your room for one more second, I won’t let you come into MY room.”