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Mal Peet quotes: Bootworks' Black Box Theatre has a maximum seating capacity of two - as long as one of you is happy to sit on the other's lap. Bootworks' Black Box Theatre has a maximum seating capacity of two - as long as one of you is happy to sit on the other's lap.
Mal Peet quotes: The three things that kept me sane as a child were bikes, books, and soccer The three things that kept me sane as a child were bikes, books, and soccer
Mal Peet quotes: I never knew that Americans would take up soccer, and it's a gender-free sport in high school there. I never knew that Americans would take up soccer, and it's a gender-free sport in high school there.
Mal Peet quotes: I used to play all the time. I would play football when it was light and read when it was dark. I used to play all the time. I would play football when it was light and read when it was dark.
Mal Peet quotes: Disconnection or alienation from the past has political consequences. Disconnection or alienation from the past has political consequences.
Mal Peet quotes: I feel able to steal from Emily Dickinson because she's both wonderful and dead. I feel able to steal from Emily Dickinson because she's both wonderful and dead.
Mal Peet quotes: I was a bit odd. I read books and wanted to draw and go to art school. I was a bit odd. I read books and wanted to draw and go to art school.
Mal Peet quotes: I didn't consciously make the decision to write an adult novel. I didn't think of it as my riposte to the YA genre. I didn't consciously make the decision to write an adult novel. I didn't think of it as my riposte to the YA genre.
Mal Peet quotes: Freedom had no place in the Soviet System. Freedom was another word for anarchy, and that wouldn't do at all. Freedom had no place in the Soviet System. Freedom was another word for anarchy, and that wouldn't do at all.
Mal Peet quotes: Thank God in an atheist. Thank God in an atheist.
Mal Peet quotes: I don't really see any barrier between teenage fiction and adult literature. I don't really see any barrier between teenage fiction and adult literature.
Mal Peet quotes: Yes, I still think of him as that, call him that. It's as real as any of his other names. Yes, I still think of him as that, call him that. It's as real as any of his other names.
Mal Peet quotes: I find myself, by happy accident, writing 'Young Adult' fiction. However, I dislike such categories. I find myself, by happy accident, writing 'Young Adult' fiction. However, I dislike such categories.
Mal Peet quotes: Fluke me, Murdstone. Fluke me, Murdstone.
Mal Peet quotes: 'Smart', in American usage, is slicker and sharper than 'intelligent'; faster off the mark and quicker on its feet than deep thought. 'Smart', in American usage, is slicker and sharper than 'intelligent'; faster off the mark and quicker on its feet than deep thought.
Mal Peet quotes: He used to say the uglier things are the longer they live, and the ugliest things live forever. He used to say the uglier things are the longer they live, and the ugliest things live forever.
Mal Peet quotes: Sex and death, the magnetic poles of fiction, attract us children's writers no less than adult authors, but we have to be more leery of their pull. Sex and death, the magnetic poles of fiction, attract us children's writers no less than adult authors, but we have to be more leery of their pull.
Mal Peet quotes: If I were to try to describe the way in which I write, the only word I would use without qualification is 'slowly.' If I were to try to describe the way in which I write, the only word I would use without qualification is 'slowly.'
Mal Peet quotes: Writing is a form of licensed madness. Writing is a form of licensed madness.
Mal Peet quotes: Although I now spend most of my time writing novels for teenagers and adults, 'readaloudability' is still a criterion I try to adhere to. Although I now spend most of my time writing novels for teenagers and adults, 'readaloudability' is still a criterion I try to adhere to.
Mal Peet quotes: In my seaside town, there is a plethora of benches, each one bearing a little brass plate commemorating a deceased occupant. You sit with ghosts. In my seaside town, there is a plethora of benches, each one bearing a little brass plate commemorating a deceased occupant. You sit with ghosts.
Mal Peet quotes: I have to make little movies. I have to sit and film. I have to make little movies. I have to sit and film.
Mal Peet quotes: The screen filled with a pure and simple blue in which a few black pixels floated. The screen filled with a pure and simple blue in which a few black pixels floated.
Mal Peet quotes: I want to drink champagne from ladies' shoes. I want to drink champagne from ladies' shoes.
Mal Peet quotes: I worry about children not having a sense of any direct connection to the past. I worry about children not having a sense of any direct connection to the past.
Mal Peet quotes: instead of being in history he was in love instead of being in history he was in love
Mal Peet quotes: I'm working with published authors and some very young undergraduates and lots of people in between. They are lovely people, and they can write. I'm working with published authors and some very young undergraduates and lots of people in between. They are lovely people, and they can write.
Mal Peet quotes: Philip Murdstone sat considering the phrase 'depths of despair'. Its plural implied that there were, even now, levels of it he had yet to experience. Philip Murdstone sat considering the phrase 'depths of despair'. Its plural implied that there were, even now, levels of it he had yet to experience.
Mal Peet quotes: Shit! Those sons a bitches Russians! Shit! Those sons a bitches Russians!
Mal Peet quotes: I'm not a great reader of historical fiction; it's not my favourite genre. I'm not a great reader of historical fiction; it's not my favourite genre.