Jane Yolen Quotes

Top 56 wise famous quotes and sayings by Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen quotes: Sometimes living takes more courage than dying. Sometimes living takes more courage than dying.
Jane Yolen quotes: Growth in the ability to write comes in spurts. Growth in the ability to write comes in spurts.
Jane Yolen quotes: Wanting to die and dying, she found were two separate things. Wanting to die and dying, she found were two separate things.
Jane Yolen quotes: I read everything aloud, novels as well as picture books. I believe the eye and ear are different listeners. So as writers, we have to please both. I read everything aloud, novels as well as picture books. I believe the eye and ear are different listeners. So as writers, we have to please both.
Jane Yolen quotes: Happy-ever-after is a fairy-tale notion, not history. I know of no woman who escaped from Chelmno alive. Happy-ever-after is a fairy-tale notion, not history. I know of no woman who escaped from Chelmno alive.
Jane Yolen quotes: Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood. Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.
Jane Yolen quotes: The others are all common mouths chattering, empty heads like wooden whistles blowing common tunes. The others are all common mouths chattering, empty heads like wooden whistles blowing common tunes.
Jane Yolen quotes: We write not just to show off, not just to tell, or only to have written. We write to know ourselves. We write not just to show off, not just to tell, or only to have written. We write to know ourselves.
Jane Yolen quotes: He wishes to be far away, either at sea or on the shore. In between, he realizes, is the most difficult of all places to be. He wishes to be far away, either at sea or on the shore. In between, he realizes, is the most difficult of all places to be.
Jane Yolen quotes: Ideas are the cheapest part of the writing. They are free. The hard part is what you do with ideas you've gathered. Ideas are the cheapest part of the writing. They are free. The hard part is what you do with ideas you've gathered.
Jane Yolen quotes: Language helps develp life as surely as it reflects life. It is a most important part of our human condition. Language helps develp life as surely as it reflects life. It is a most important part of our human condition.
Jane Yolen quotes: And at twelve, heading for adulthood, a child fears that the way she is at that moment is all she's ever going to be. And at twelve, heading for adulthood, a child fears that the way she is at that moment is all she's ever going to be.
Jane Yolen quotes: You've got some power," Jakkin said. "One hug - and the lights go out! You've got some power," Jakkin said. "One hug - and the lights go out!
Jane Yolen quotes: You are a name, not a number. Never forget that name, whatever they tell you here. You will always be Chaya - life - to me. You are a name, not a number. Never forget that name, whatever they tell you here. You will always be Chaya - life - to me.
Jane Yolen quotes: There's only one absolute rule in writing: None of us gets it right the first time. Revise, reverse, reinvent, re-vision. There's only one absolute rule in writing: None of us gets it right the first time. Revise, reverse, reinvent, re-vision.
Jane Yolen quotes: Not to know is bad, but not to wish to know is worse. Not to know is bad, but not to wish to know is worse.
Jane Yolen quotes: I don't care whether the story is real or fantastical. I tell the story that needs to be told. I don't care whether the story is real or fantastical. I tell the story that needs to be told.
Jane Yolen quotes: I have pulled threads from magic tapestries already woven and used them to weave my own cloth. I have pulled threads from magic tapestries already woven and used them to weave my own cloth.
Jane Yolen quotes: What is a vow ... but the mouth repeating what the heart has already promised? What is a vow ... but the mouth repeating what the heart has already promised?
Jane Yolen quotes: I began as a journalist for my pocketbook and a poet for my soul. I began as a journalist for my pocketbook and a poet for my soul.
Jane Yolen quotes: I think picture books should stretch children. I think they should be full of wonderful, amazing words. I think picture books should stretch children. I think they should be full of wonderful, amazing words.
Jane Yolen quotes: All around me, grown-up voices called out, "Amen!" as if the word was a hall pass into Heaven. All around me, grown-up voices called out, "Amen!" as if the word was a hall pass into Heaven.
Jane Yolen quotes: You write to be read. That is the bottom line. You write to be read. That is the bottom line.
Jane Yolen quotes: While I was in junior high, I wrote an entire essay in rhyme about manufacturing in New York State. In high school, I won a Scholastic poetry contest. While I was in junior high, I wrote an entire essay in rhyme about manufacturing in New York State. In high school, I won a Scholastic poetry contest.
Jane Yolen quotes: How often is the passing of one storm only a prelude to another. How often is the passing of one storm only a prelude to another.
Jane Yolen quotes: What was can never be again. What was can never be again.
Jane Yolen quotes: If there is a single person at the nexus of fantasy literature, it is Terri Windling as editor, as writer, as painter, as muse. If there is a single person at the nexus of fantasy literature, it is Terri Windling
as editor, as writer, as painter, as muse.
Jane Yolen quotes: Folklore is the perfect second skin. From under its hide, we can see all the shimmering, shadowy uncertainties of the world. Folklore is the perfect second skin. From under its hide, we can see all the shimmering, shadowy uncertainties of the world.
Jane Yolen quotes: Time may heal all wounds, but it does not erase the scars. Time may heal all wounds, but it does not erase the scars.
Jane Yolen quotes: Because though women lie when they have to and men lie all the time, the mirror always tells the truth. Because though women lie when they have to and men lie all the time, the mirror always tells the truth.
Jane Yolen quotes: I must fill myself with sorrow if I am to give you what you want. I must fill myself with sorrow if I am to give you what you want.
Jane Yolen quotes: Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing, the rest will follow. Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing, the rest will follow.
Jane Yolen quotes: Take a step, breathe in the world, give it out again in story, poem, song, art. Take a step, breathe in the world, give it out again in story, poem, song, art.
Jane Yolen quotes: If you want to write, you write. Talent is simply not enough. If you want to write, you write. Talent is simply not enough.
Jane Yolen quotes: Their lips were too thin to ask forgiveness, and their minds too mean to understand love. Their lips were too thin to ask forgiveness, and their minds too mean to understand love.
Jane Yolen quotes: For it began to occur to him that one way to become private was to respect another's privacy. For it began to occur to him that one way to become private was to respect another's privacy.
Jane Yolen quotes: Fish are not the best authority on water. Fish are not the best authority on water.
Jane Yolen quotes: Well,' the Goddess said, 'your heart didn't heal straight the last time it broke. So we'll break it again and reset it so it heals straight this time. Well,' the Goddess said, 'your heart didn't heal straight the last time it broke. So we'll break it again and reset it so it heals straight this time.
Jane Yolen quotes: The thing about endings is, they can begin quietly enough. That's how they sneak up on you. The thing about endings is, they can begin quietly enough. That's how they sneak up on you.
Jane Yolen quotes: Why am I working so hard? Going for 400 books, perhaps, but who's really counting? Why am I working so hard? Going for 400 books, perhaps, but who's really counting?
Jane Yolen quotes: Write, write, and write some more. Think of writing as a muscle that needs lots of exercise. Write, write, and write some more. Think of writing as a muscle that needs lots of exercise.