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Judy Blume - Quotes

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Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear. ---->>>

It's all about your determination, I think, as much as anything. There are a lot of people with talent, but it's that determination. ---->>>

When I was growing up, I dreamed about becoming a cowgirl, a detective, a spy, a great actress, or a ballerina. Not a dentist, like my father, or a homemaker, like my mother - and certainly not a writer, although I always loved to read. ---->>>

The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers. ---->>>

I'm really quite bad at coming up with plot ideas. I like to create characters and just see what will happen to them when I let them loose! ---->>>

The best books come from someplace inside. You don't write because you want to, but because you have to. ---->>>

I hate first drafts, and it never gets easier. People always wonder what kind of superhero power they'd like to have. I wanted the ability for someone to just open up my brain and take out the entire first draft and lay it down in front of me so I can just focus on the second, third and fourth drafts. ---->>>

I am a big defender of 'Harry Potter,' and I think any book that gets kids to read are books that we should cherish, we should be thankful for them. ---->>>

I never thought about writing. I was married young, I was still in college, as we did then, and I had two babies before I was 25, and I loved them, and I loved taking care of them, but I was a little bit cuckoo, staying at home and not having a creative outlet.

I never thought about writing. I was married young, I was still in college, as we did then, and I had two babies before I was 25, and I loved them, and I loved taking care of them, but I was a little bit cuckoo, staying at home and not having a creative outlet.

I loved to read, and I think any child who loves to read will read anything, including the back of the cereal box, which I did every morning. ---->>>

It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. ---->>>

What I remember when I started to write was how I couldn't wait to get up in the morning to get to my characters.

What I remember when I started to write was how I couldn't wait to get up in the morning to get to my characters.

I love to watch movies. ---->>>

I wanted to write what I remembered to be true. ---->>>

I'm an e-mail junkie though I'm trying to read my in-box only twice a day and to answer all at once. ---->>>

When I'm writing a book, you can't think about your audience. You're going to be in big trouble if you think about it. You're got to write from deep inside. ---->>>

A good writer is always a people watcher. ---->>>

I meet people on the street or at book signings and they tend to treat me as if they know me, as if we're connected. It's great. ---->>>

I think people who write for kids, we have that ability to go back into our own lives. ---->>>

Ideas seem to come from everywhere - my life, everything I see, hear, and read, and most of all, from my imagination. I have a lot of imagination. ---->>>

When I started to write, it was the '70s, and throughout that decade, we didn't have any problems with book challenges or censorship. ---->>>

I always have trouble with titles for my books. I usually have no title until the editor has to present the book and calls me frantically, 'Judy, we need a title.' ---->>>

I didn't know anything about writers. It never occurred to me they were regular people and that I could grow up to become one, even though I loved to make up stories inside my head. ---->>>

The child from nine to 12 interests me very much. And so, those were the years that I like to write about, when I'm writing. ---->>>

The creative process; I enjoy thinking up the stories and situations for my books. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-12, 1938
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Judy Blume (born Judith Sussman; February 12, 1938) is an American writer known for children's and young adult (YA) fiction. Some of her best known works are Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (1970), Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972), Deenie (1973), and Blubber (1974). The New Yorker has called her books "talismans that, for a significant segment of the American female population, marked the passage from childhood to adolescence." Publishing her first novel in 1969, Blume is credited as one of the first authors to write YA novels about topics that some still consider to be taboo. According to Blume, "I wanted to be honest. And I felt that no adult had been honest with me. We didn't have the information we should have had." Blume has received praise for addressing the common, but often unspoken worries of her fans from masturbation and menstruation to teen sex, birth control, and death. This has also led to criticism from individuals and groups that would like to see her books banned. The American Library Association (ALA) has named Blume as one of the most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century. Despite her critics, Blume's books have sold over 82 million copies and they've been translated into 32 languages. She has won a number of awards for her writing, including ALA's Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to young adult literature. She was recognized as a Library of Congress Living Legend and she was awarded the 2004 National Book Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters.(wikipedia)