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Jane Yolen Quotes

The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
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Fish are not the best authority on water  (Jane Yolen Quotes) I think picture books should stretch children. I think they should be full of wonderful, amazing words.  (Jane Yolen Quotes) In college, I wrote newspaper articles and songs. Then, on my 21st birthday, I sold my first book. It was a nonfiction book about women pirates - ‘Pirates in Petticoats.’ After that, I was a book writer for good.  (Jane Yolen Quotes) They [Fairy Tales] are talking about real emotions, telling true stories, through the medium of metaphor. People used to understand metaphor better than I think we do now. But these stories are so potent, they refuse to die  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Wood may remain twenty years in the water, but it is still not a fish  (Jane Yolen Quotes) A child who can love the oddities of a fantasy book cannot possibly be xenophobic as an adult. What is a different color, a different culture, a different tongue for a child who has already mastered Elvish, respected Puddleglums, or fallen under the spell of dark-skinned Ged?  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Fairy Tales always have a happy ending.’ That depends... on whether you are Rumpelstiltskin or the Queen  (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  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Growth in the ability to write comes in spurts  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Don’t let anyone discourage you from writing. If you become a professional writer, there are plenty of editors, reviewers, critics, and book buyers to do that.  (Jane Yolen Quotes) If a parent wants to talk about slavery or wants to talk about countries where bombs go off, they need to have a way - a setting - to have that conversation. And there are wonderful books out there for those kinds of conversations.  (Jane Yolen Quotes) My youngest son becomes an award-winning nature photographer, and I cannot resist writing poems to his pictures. My daughter loves to cook, though I do not. Yet together, we write a cookbook with fairy tales. And now a second.  (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.  (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.  (Jane Yolen Quotes) It seems like I’ve been writing since birth! I started writing poems before I got to school. I wrote the class musical in first grade - both words and music. It was about a bunch of vegetables who got together in a salad. I played the chief carrot!  (Jane Yolen Quotes) When you realize my best selling books are ‘Owl Moon,’ the ‘How Do Dinosaur’ books, and ‘Devil’s Arithmetic,’ how can the public make sense of that! I have fans who think I only write picture books or only write SF and fantasy. I have fanatics of my poetry and are stunned to find out I write prose, too!  (Jane Yolen Quotes) What is a vow... but the mouth repeating what the heart has already promised?  (Jane Yolen Quotes) It is the last thing we learn, / listening to the creature world  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Exercise the writing muscle every day  (Jane Yolen Quotes) You write to be read. That is the bottom line  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing... the rest will follow  (Jane Yolen Quotes) You can only chase a butterfly for so long  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Touch magic. Pass it on  (Jane Yolen Quotes) If you love a waist, you waste a love  (Jane Yolen Quotes) How often is the passing of one storm only a prelude to another  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Time may heal all wounds, but it does not erase the scars  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Know, my son, that the enemy will always be with you. He will be in the shadow of your dreams and in your living flesh, for he is the other part of yourself  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Fiction cannot recite the numbing numbers, but it can be that witness, that memory. A storyteller can attempt to tell the human tale, can make a galaxy out of the chaos, can point to the fact that some people survived even as most people died. And can remind us that the swallows still sing around the smokestacks  (Jane Yolen Quotes) A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old  (Jane Yolen Quotes) Language helps develp life as surely as it reflects life. It is a most important part of our human condition  (Jane Yolen Quotes)
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