Author of informative and imaginative books for children
"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work." Pearl S. Buck
"Imagination is more important than knowledge..." Albert Einstein
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11-1
"A book comes and says, "Write me." My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate." Madeline L. Engle
"With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that the books have a life of their own, quite apart from me." Madeleine L'Engle
"Fly! Fly! Fly! Oof!" Mo Willems
"Our life is always deeper than we know, is always more divine than it seems, and hence we are able to survive the degradations and despairs which
otherwise must have engulfed us." Henry James
"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." Francis Bacon
"The human soul is like a bird born in a cage. Nothing can deprive it of its natural longings, or obliterate the mysterious remembrance of its heritage." Epes Sargent
"No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the Continent,
a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the
lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Manor of thy friends or
of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved
in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It
tolls for thee." John Donne
"1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings. Selah.
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed
5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests."
David, the psalmist
"The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something." Carl Sandburg
"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making
exciting discoveries." A.A. Milne
"Don't close your eyes.
This is your life.
Are you who you want to be?
This is your life.
Is it everything you dreamed it would be
when the world was younger
and you had everything to lose?" Switchfoot
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
"I must create a system, or be
enslaved by another man's." William Blake
"I’m ‘round the corner
from anything that’s real
I’m across the road from hope
I’m under a bridge in a rip tide
That’s taken everything I call my own
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing,"
"One moment in Annihilation's waste
One moment of the well of life to taste -
The stars are setting, and the Caravan
Starts for the dawn of nothing - Oh make haste!." Omar Khyyam
'Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."
Martin Luther King
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost
"Per aspera ad astra: Through rough ways to the stars; through suffering to
"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given you.”
"I would like it very much if you thought of me as a mouse telling you a story,
this story with the whole of my heart, whispering it in your ear in order to
save myself from the darkness, and to save you from the darkness, too. Stories are light," Gregory the jailer told Despereaux.
Reader. I hope you have found some light here." Kate DiCamillo
"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller
"Lo! the moon ascending! Up from the East, the silvery round moon; Beautiful over the house-tops, ghastly, phantom moon; Immense and silent moon." Walt Whitman
"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." Bob Dylan
" It is in vain that we look for genius to reiterate its miracles in the old arts; it is its instinct to find beauty and holiness in new and necessary facts, in the field and road-side, in the shop and mill." Ralph Waldo Emerson