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Beverly Cleary Quotes and Sayings

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I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

Related topics: Parenting

I read my books aloud before they were published.
- Beverly Cleary

People are inclined to say that I am Ramona.
I'm not sure that's true, but I did share some experiences with her.
- Beverly Cleary

I was a very observant child.
The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
- Beverly Cleary

 

Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade.
He was a lively person.
My best friend appears in assorted books in various disguises.
- Beverly Cleary

I grew up before there were strict leash laws.
- Beverly Cleary

I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.
- Beverly Cleary

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People are usually surprised to hear this,
but I don't really read children's books.
- Beverly Cleary

I feel sometimes that in children's books there are
more and more grim problems,
but I don't know that I want to burden third-
and fourth-graders with them.
- Beverly Cleary

Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there.
- Beverly Cleary

Children should learn that reading is pleasure,
not just something that teachers make you do in school.
- Beverly Cleary

I wanted to be a ballerina.
I changed my mind.
- Beverly Cleary

I had a very wise mother.
She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.
- Beverly Cleary

We didn't have television in those days,
and many people didn't even have radios.
My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening.
- Beverly Cleary

I was a great reader of fairy tales.
I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.
- Beverly Cleary

I was a librarian.
- Beverly Cleary

Children want to do what grownups do.
- Beverly Cleary

I was an only child; I didn't have a sister,
or sisters.
- Beverly Cleary

What interests me is what children go through while growing up.
- Beverly Cleary

With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down.
I read them picture books until they were reading on their own.
- Beverly Cleary

My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening.
She read mainly travel books.
- Beverly Cleary

I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book.
I just start with the part of the story that's most
vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.
- Beverly Cleary

Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books
take place? and the only answer I can give is,
In childhood.
- Beverly Cleary

One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade,
I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered
that even though I did not want to,
I was reading.
I have been a reader ever since.
- Beverly Cleary

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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