Harriet the Spy is a 1996 comedy-drama/mystery film adaptation of the 1964 novel of the same name, drawn and written by Louise Fitzhugh, and starring Michelle Trachtenberg as the title character.
The film was produced by Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Rastar, and originally released in movie theaters on July 10, 1996.
- Ole: There are as many ways to live in this world as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look.
- Ole: You know what? You're an individual, and that makes people nervous. And it's going to keep making people nervous for the rest of your life.
- Harriet: I want to remember everything. And I want to know everything.
- Ole: Well, you must realize, Harriet, knowing everything won't do you a bit of good unless you use it to put beauty in this world. True or false?
- Harriet: True.
- Ole: Of course it is.
- Ole: Good friends are one of life's blessings. Don't give them up without a fight.
- Sport: This stuff is beyond crap. It is what crap wants to be when it grows up.
- Janie's Mom: JANIE! I am sick to death of this mad scientist baloney! Look at this! Look at this!
- Frankie: Speak English!
- Sport: You can't be my friend if you're not my friend.
- Ole: The time has come, the walrus said...
- Harriet: To talk of many things...
- Ole: Of shoes and ships and ceiling wax...
- Harriet: Of cabbages and kings...
- Ole: And why the sea is boiling hot...
- Harriet: And whether pigs have wings!
- Ole: Do you have any wings?
- Harriet: Yeah.
- Ole: [starts "spanking" her] Yeah? Let me see them!
- Harriet: [laughing] Ow! Ow! Child abuse! Child abuse!
- Ole: You want to see child abuse? Take that! And that!
- Harriet: I hate money.
- Sport: You'd like it a lot more if you didn't have any.
- Harriet: The only thing worse than being Marion Hawthorn, is wanting to be Marion Hawthorn.