Bill Peet Quotes
I am an author-illustrator of children's books - and yet - I must confess I don't do the books for the kids. When I'm working on a book I'm somewhere else - at the circus - or a rustic old farm - or deep in a forest - with no thought of who might read the book or what age group it would appeal to. I write them so I can illustrate them.
Quotes to Explore
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I want to be engaged and moved by theatre, there's nothing more disappointing than being left cold. After 'The Author,' I felt wrung out emotionally, like a used tissue.
What I hate in fiction is when the author knows better than the characters what they should do.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
I'm a big reader, so when I was in 'Pride and Prejudice,' or, like, in Poirots and Marples, those are all books that I loved, and so it was really exciting for me to inhabit characters from literature that I knew and recognized.
I have great admiration for the fact – checking team. Considering it takes me years to gather all the facts in my books, it's a daunting task for the fact – checkers to review all of that material in a matter of weeks.
Obviously people read the books in order to be entertained.
While growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, I dreamed of becoming many things: an archaeologist, an ambassador, an actor, an author.
I am not scared of anyone. I will write and publish my books.
When I do a workshop, there is always at least one author who comes up afterward and asks if I'll take a look at his or her book and consider blurbing it. For some reason, I can turn someone down in e-mail, but when he or she is looking me in the eye, I cave.
M. J. Rose