Writing Children’s Books Quotes by Dr. Seuss, Madeleine L’Engle, Astrid Lindgren, Will Shetterly, James M. Barrie, Helen Dunmore and many others.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
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.
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.
It is better to write a bad first draft than to write no first draft at all.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
Writing children’s books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive.
My freshman English professor at Kent State University in 1984 told me I was a good writer, and she loved all the silly pictures I drew in my notebook. She said I should try writing children’s books, and so I did.
The more he gave away, the more delighted he became.
I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
I keep writing childrenвЂ™s books, I keep making childrenвЂ™s books, because I still have them inside of me.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
If you are writing children’s books, you need to be a ruthless killer.
You have to write the book that wants to be written.
Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.