Katherine Paterson Quotes

Katherine Paterson Quotes: It is always sad to write about prejudice, but sometimes when we see it being played out in the lives of fictional characters, we can recognize it in our own lives.
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Katherine Paterson Quote: We do have trouble dealing with death, but it's the one thing that is guaranteed we are all going to have to do, and we are going to have to face it many times before we die ourselves.
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Quotes about Katherine Paterson: I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you're not the center of the universe.
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Quote about Katherine Paterson: When people ask me what qualifies me to be a writer for children, I say I was once a child. But I was not only a child, I was, better still, a weird little kid, and though I would never choose to give my own children this particular preparation for life, there are few things, apparently, more helpful to a writer than having once been a weird little kid.
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Katherine Paterson Sayings: Death is very mysterious to us. One moment someone is there with us, and the next moment they're not.
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Katherine Paterson Saying: Shh,
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Sayings about Katherine Paterson: As much pleasure as young people get from Twittering and texting, there is no way these activities will nourish their minds and spirits the way literature can.
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Saying about Katherine Paterson: On Decoration Day, while everyone else in town was at the cemetery decorating the graves of our Glorious War Dead, Willie Beaner and me, Robert Burns Hewitt, took Mabel Cramm's bloomers and run them up the flagpole in front of the town hall. That was the beginning of all my troubles.
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Katherine Paterson Quotes: Words are humanity's greatest natural resource, but most of us have trouble figuring out how to put them together. Words aren't cheap. They are very precious. They are like water, which gives life and growth and refreshment, but because it has always been abundant, we treat it cheaply. We waste it; we pollute it, and doctor it. Later we blame the quality of the water because we have misused it.
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Katherine Paterson Quote: If we marvel at the artist who has written a great book, we must marvel more at those people whose lives are works of art and who don't even know it, who wouldn't believe it if they were told. However hard work good writing may be, it is easier than good living.
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Quotes about Katherine Paterson: We humans have had from time unknown the compulsion to name things and thus to be able to deal with them. The name we give to something shapes our attitude toward it. And in ancient thought the name itself has power, so that to know someone's name is to have a certain power over him. And in some societies, as you know, there was a public name and a real or secret name, which would not be revealed to others.
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Quote about Katherine Paterson: It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.
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Katherine Paterson Sayings: Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.
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Katherine Paterson Saying: You have to believe it and you hate it. I don't have to and I think it's beautiful.
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Sayings about Katherine Paterson: Teachers have almost stopped reading aloud to their classes because of the pressure of testing and tight curricula, but it is the books we read together and talk about together that bring us closer together.
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Saying about Katherine Paterson: Trouble can always be borne when it is shared.
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Katherine Paterson Quotes: That was the rule that you never mixed up troubles at home with life at school. When parents were poor or ignorant or mean, or even just didn't believe in having a TV set, it was up to their kids to protect them.
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Katherine Paterson Quote: He [an earnest young reporter] seemed to share the view of many intelligent, well-educated, well-meaning people that, while adult literature may aim to be art, the object of children's books is to whip the little rascals into shape.
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