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Katherine Paterson quotes: The name we give to something shapes our attitude toward it. The name we give to something shapes our attitude toward it.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Everything comes in useful once in a hundred years. Everything comes in useful once in a hundred years.
Katherine Paterson quotes: My writing comes from ideas that make a sound in my heart. My writing comes from ideas that make a sound in my heart.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Punch after punch after punch. February is a mean bully. Nothing could be worse - except August. Punch after punch after punch. February is a mean bully. Nothing could be worse - except August.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I realize, of course, that I wasn't born knowing how to read. I just can't imagine a time when I didn't know how. I realize, of course, that I wasn't born knowing how to read. I just can't imagine a time when I didn't know how.
Katherine Paterson quotes: If you could hold your nose to avoid a stink, or close your eyes to cut out a sight, why not shut off your brain to avoid a thought? If you could hold your nose to avoid a stink, or close your eyes to cut out a sight, why not shut off your brain to avoid a thought?
Katherine Paterson quotes: The conquering army had perpetrated untold atrocities. The Japanese had occupied my home and twice forced us to leave the land I loved. The conquering army had perpetrated untold atrocities. The Japanese had occupied my home and twice forced us to leave the land I loved.
Katherine Paterson quotes: It was a three-dimensional nightmare version of some of his own drawings. It was a three-dimensional nightmare version of some of his own drawings.
Katherine Paterson quotes: He nodded vigorously. Anything was better than promising to fight Janice Avery. He nodded vigorously. Anything was better than promising to fight Janice Avery.
Katherine Paterson quotes: John softened, and many years later he said to me, "You know, if we were ever to divorce, I get the cat." There is a John softened, and many years later he said to me, "You know, if we were ever to divorce, I get the cat." There is a
Katherine Paterson quotes: Life ain't supposed to be nothing, 'cept maybe tough Life ain't supposed to be nothing, 'cept maybe tough
Katherine Paterson quotes: Jess's feelings about Leslie's father poked up like a canker sore. You keep biting it, and it gets bigger and worse instead of better. Jess's feelings about Leslie's father poked up like a canker sore. You keep biting it, and it gets bigger and worse instead of better.
Katherine Paterson quotes: St. Faith's, as she called her compound, was financed entirely by donations, some from friends abroad and some from admiring Chinese benefactors. St. Faith's, as she called her compound, was financed entirely by donations, some from friends abroad and some from admiring Chinese benefactors.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Death is very mysterious to us. One moment someone is there with us, and the next moment they're not. Death is very mysterious to us. One moment someone is there with us, and the next moment they're not.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Someday, when he was good enough, he would ask her to write them in a book and let him do all the pictures. Someday, when he was good enough, he would ask her to write them in a book and let him do all the pictures.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Lord, let me heed the angels you put in my path. Lord, let me heed the angels you put in my path.
Katherine Paterson quotes: A library is a feast to which we are all invited. A library is a feast to which we are all invited.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Impressed. Lord. He had nearly drowned. Impressed. Lord. He had nearly drowned.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Dammit, Trotter. Don't try to make a stinking Christian out of me. Dammit, Trotter. Don't try to make a stinking Christian out of me.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Youth is a mortal wound. Youth is a mortal wound.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Mandarin ducks mate for life and will die of loneliness if separated from their chosen mate. Mandarin ducks mate for life and will die of loneliness if separated from their chosen mate.
Katherine Paterson quotes: a dream without a plan is just a wish a dream without a plan is just a wish
Katherine Paterson quotes: I love revision. Where else can spilled milk be turned into ice cream? I love revision. Where else can spilled milk be turned into ice cream?
Katherine Paterson quotes: Sitting in cold wet britches for an hour was no fun even in a magic kingdom. Sitting in cold wet britches for an hour was no fun even in a magic kingdom.
Katherine Paterson quotes: But he was long-legged for a ten-year-old, But he was long-legged for a ten-year-old,
Katherine Paterson quotes: Trouble can always be borne when it is shared. Trouble can always be borne when it is shared.
Katherine Paterson quotes: It seems to me that there are two great enemies of peace - fear and selfishness. It seems to me that there are two great enemies of peace - fear and selfishness.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Everybody gets scared sometimes, May Belle. You don't have to be ashamed. Everybody gets scared sometimes, May Belle. You don't have to be ashamed.
Katherine Paterson quotes: So we children must be thankful to the imperious Dr. Young for making it possible for our parents to meet and our subsequent births. So we children must be thankful to the imperious Dr. Young for making it possible for our parents to meet and our subsequent births.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I just can't get the poetry of the trees," he said. I just can't get the poetry of the trees," he said.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Everybody is somebobdy and I chanllenge anybody to deny it. Everybody is somebobdy and I chanllenge anybody to deny it.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I love to read. But I loved to read a lot longer than I started to love writing. I love to read. But I loved to read a lot longer than I started to love writing.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Hope ... is not a feeling; it is something you do. Hope ... is not a feeling; it is something you do.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open Just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open
Katherine Paterson quotes: You never know ahead of time what something's really going to be like. You never know ahead of time what something's really going to be like.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections. Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Could be a magic country like Narnia, and the only way you can get in is by swinging across on this enchanted rope. Could be a magic country like Narnia, and the only way you can get in is by swinging across on this enchanted rope.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Kids often ask me if characters are real or made up - and I always tell them, 'I hope they're real but I made them up.' Kids often ask me if characters are real or made up - and I always tell them, 'I hope they're real but I made them up.'
Katherine Paterson quotes: February is just plain malicious. It knows your defenses are down. February is just plain malicious. It knows your defenses are down.
Katherine Paterson quotes: He could usually get outdoors without waking Momma or Ellie or Brenda or Joyce Ann. He could usually get outdoors without waking Momma or Ellie or Brenda or Joyce Ann.
Katherine Paterson quotes: You're the proverbial diamond in the rough", she'd said to him once, touching his nose lightly with the tip of her electrifying finger. You're the proverbial diamond in the rough", she'd said to him once, touching his nose lightly with the tip of her electrifying finger.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I love revisions ... We can't go back and revise our lives, but being allowed to go back and revise what we have written comes closest. I love revisions ... We can't go back and revise our lives, but being allowed to go back and revise what we have written comes closest.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I'm a great believer in research. I have to know about a place before I write a story that is set in that place. I'm a great believer in research. I have to know about a place before I write a story that is set in that place.
Katherine Paterson quotes: The very persons who have taken away my time and space are those who have given me something to say. The very persons who have taken away my time and space are those who have given me something to say.
Katherine Paterson quotes: You don't have to fight dragons to write books. You just have to live deeply the life you've been given. You don't have to fight dragons to write books. You just have to live deeply the life you've been given.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I was behaving, just like I promised, but fate intervened. I was behaving, just like I promised, but fate intervened.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life. Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you're not the center of the universe. I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you're not the center of the universe.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Brenda's pouting voice broke in, Your girl friend's dead, and Momma thought you was dead, too. Brenda's pouting voice broke in, Your girl friend's dead, and Momma thought you was dead, too.
Katherine Paterson quotes: It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength. It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength.
Katherine Paterson quotes: A work that intends to be art must first be entertaining. A work that intends to be art must first be entertaining.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Nothing smelled so good or danced so well as a birch fire. Nothing smelled so good or danced so well as a birch fire.
Katherine Paterson quotes: We all learn here by the honorable path of horrible mistakes. We all learn here by the honorable path of horrible mistakes.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I woke up one morning and realized that what I wanted to say to everyone - children, young people, adults - was: Read for your life. I woke up one morning and realized that what I wanted to say to everyone - children, young people, adults - was: Read for your life.
Katherine Paterson quotes: We're alike, Jess would tell himself, me and Miss Edmunds ... We don't belong at Lark Creek, Julia and me. We're alike, Jess would tell himself, me and Miss Edmunds ... We don't belong at Lark Creek, Julia and me.
Katherine Paterson quotes: I don't care. I don't care". He was crying now, crying so hard he could barely breathe. I don't care. I don't care". He was crying now, crying so hard he could barely breathe.
Katherine Paterson quotes: It seemed to Gilly that everything in this world that you can't stand to wait one extra minute for is always late. It seemed to Gilly that everything in this world that you can't stand to wait one extra minute for is always late.
Katherine Paterson quotes: A colleague of hers had discovered that the Biblical sentence found in John 4:7 contained all the sounds in nearly every known language. A colleague of hers had discovered that the Biblical sentence found in John 4:7 contained all the sounds in nearly every known language.
Katherine Paterson quotes: You gotta know someone cares about you, or you just give up. You gotta know someone cares about you, or you just give up.
Katherine Paterson quotes: In each of the separate sections Mother would put a different treat - sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, sesame cookies, and peanuts. In each of the separate sections Mother would put a different treat - sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, sesame cookies, and peanuts.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Some folks are natural born kickers. They can always find a way to turn disaster into butter, Some folks are natural born kickers. They can always find a way to turn disaster into butter,
Katherine Paterson quotes: The last dregs of winter spoiling the taste of everything. The last dregs of winter spoiling the taste of everything.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Ain't 'cha gonna run?" she asked. "No," he said, shoving the sheet away. "I'm gonna fly. Ain't 'cha gonna run?" she asked.
"No," he said, shoving the sheet away. "I'm gonna fly.
Katherine Paterson quotes: The world that is in me is the only world I have by which to grasp the world outside and as I write fiction, it is the chart by which The world that is in me is the only world I have by which to grasp the world outside and as I write fiction, it is the chart by which I must steer.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Drive them out utterly, so they may never return and prey upon our people. Drive them out utterly, so they may never return and prey upon our people.
Katherine Paterson quotes: A novel is a kind of conversion experience. We come away from it changed. A novel is a kind of conversion experience. We come away from it changed.
Katherine Paterson quotes: Sometimes you need to give people something that's for them, not just something that makes you feel good giving it. Sometimes you need to give people something that's for them, not just something that makes you feel good giving it.