A few quotes from creators of literature and art for children:
"You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone." -- John Ciardi
"I like the idea that magic can be hidden under the surface of everyday life." -- Trina Schart Hyman
"I want to remake the world; anything less is not worth the trouble." -- Karen Cushman
"A good picture book begins with delight, ends with wisdom, humor, warmth, or love, and means more than it says." -- Barbara Williams
"The longer you put off getting serious about writing, the longer you put off success. Procrastination is a writer's biggest enemy." -- Barbara Seuling
"I tell kids to read like a wolf eats." -- Gary Paulsen
"Possibly the greatest role a book can play in the lives of young readers is to assure them that they aren't alone." -- Richard Peck
That last one, my friends, is why I read as a child. And it's why I write for children today.
February 2, 2010
You Don't Say . . .
Posted by Wild About Words at 2:32 PM
Labels: Barbara Seuling, Barbara Williams, Gary Paulsen, John Ciardi, Karen Cushman, Richard Peck, Trina Schart Hyman
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Great quotes! Thanks!
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