Laura Jenkins

Avid Reader & Writer of Children's Books


Written By: admin

Here is a collective list of quotes that had once been on the Quotes of the Week page.  At one time or another these quotes have/had struck a chord with me. Enjoy.


“It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and  plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.”
– Isaac Asimov

“No, now I am the dog.”
– CBear

“Write a verse a day, not to send to publishers, but to throw in wastebaskets. It will help your prose. It will give you swing.”
-Dr. Suess

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
-Stephen King

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
-Saul Bellow

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
-Mark Twain

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
-Jack London

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
-Stephen King

“Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“I’m writing a draft and reminding myself that I am simply shoveling sand into a box so later I can build castles.”
– Shannon Hale

“I don’t like to write, but I love to have written.”
– Michael Kanin

“I don’t want to write for adults. I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles when they read.”
– Astrid Lindgren

“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
– Madeleine L’Engle

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
– C.S. Lewis