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Kate DiCamillo Quotes and Sayings

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I have a Bachelor of Arts in English,
which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
- Kate DiCamillo

My goal is two pages a day, five days a week.
I never want to write, but I'm always glad that I have done it.
After I write, I go to work at the bookstore.
- Kate DiCamillo

I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends
and I am an aunt to three lovely children.
- Kate DiCamillo

Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing;
I wanted to be a Writer.
- Kate DiCamillo

 

Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying,
I loved your book.
Will you write me another one?
- Kate DiCamillo

I work full-time in a used bookstore.
I get up.
I drink a cup of coffee.
I think, The last thing I want to do is write.
Then I go to the computer and write.
- Kate DiCamillo

I like to think of myself as a storyteller.
- Kate DiCamillo

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My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world.
By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales
that he had made up shaped me profoundly,
too.
- Kate DiCamillo

I always write with music.
It takes me a while to figure out the right piece of
music for what I'm working on.
Once I figure it out, that's the only thing I'll play.
- Kate DiCamillo

I didn't start working on children's books until I
got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor.
When I started reading some of the books,
I was so impressed.
- Kate DiCamillo

I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis.
I write for both children and adults.
- Kate DiCamillo

I hate to cook and love to eat.
- Kate DiCamillo

I'm at the mercy of whatever character comes into my head.
- Kate DiCamillo

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore,
a duty.
It should be offered as a gift.
- Kate DiCamillo

Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another.
I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder
and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
- Kate DiCamillo

Every well-written book is a light for me.
When you write, you use other writers and their books
as guides in the wilderness.
- Kate DiCamillo

I think of myself as an enormously lucky person.
- Kate DiCamillo

I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay,
but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay.
- Kate DiCamillo

I thought I was going nowhere.
Now I can see there was a pattern.
- Kate DiCamillo

It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read.
The best way for children to treasure reading is to
see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
- Kate DiCamillo

I am busier now than I ever imagined I would be,
but I feel blessed in that I have found what I am supposed
to be doing with my life.
It's wonderful to tell stories and have people listen to them.
- Kate DiCamillo

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A bachelor is a man who never makes the same mistake once.
- Ed Wynn

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning
from a different direction.
- Sholom Aleichem

A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.
- Samuel Goldwyn

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women,
and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
- Helen Rowland

I am ashamed to admit I watch a lot of reality shows
like The Osbournes and The Bachelor.
- Sara Gilbert

Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.
- Wanda Sykes

I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
- Daniel J. Evans

Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that
he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
- Helen Rowland

My first speaking part was to read for John Forsythe for Bachelor Father.
I was the lead, opposite him.
- Linda Evans

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.
- Phyllis Diller

I have a bachelor's and a master's in jazz.
- Jon Secada

I declare that I am a bachelor.
- Julian Eltinge

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover,
an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
- Helen Rowland

Do not let your bachelor ways crystallize so that you
can't soften them when you come to have a wife and a family of your own.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
- Helen Rowland

A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor.
- Claudia Johnson

Loving an old bachelor is always a no-win situation,
and you come to terms with that early on,
or you go away.
- Jean Harris

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is
a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
- Helen Rowland

Well, I have an undergraduate degree,
a couple of bachelor's degrees, from the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy.
- Mark Kelly

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's.
The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
- Hugh Hefner

The U.S.
Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported
that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average
$1 million more over their lifetime than those with
only a high school diploma.
- Elijah Cummings

Reed College required a thesis for a Bachelor's degree.
Normally a Bachelor's is sort of like being stamped 'Prime US Beef.'
They just walk you through,
hand out the diplomas and you fill in your name later on.
- David Eddings

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

The relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd

The issue is not abortion.
The issue is whether women can make up their own mind
instead of some right-wing pastor,
some right-wing politician telling them what to do.
- Howard Dean

A politician is a man who understands government.
A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.
- Harry S. Truman

While Lincoln thus became a lawyer, he did not cease to remain a politician.
- John George Nicolay

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor.
I'll try to soften it and become boring,
maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.
- Silvio Berlusconi

If you call your opponent a politician,
it's grounds for libel.
- Mark Russell

The ability to change one's views without losing one's
seat is the mark of a great politician.
- Mo Udall

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at
a loss for words because he is always half-expecting
to be asked to make a speech.
- Richard M. Nixon

Bill Bradley is a serious politician and if Al Gore stumbles seriously,
then Bradley is there to take advantage of that.
- Tom Mann

The best time to listen to a politician is when he's
on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted.
Then he doesn't lie.
- Theodore White

A politician wouldn't dream of being allowed to call
a columnist the things a columnist is allowed to call a politician.
- Max Lerner

I get no respect.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
- Rodney Dangerfield

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great
deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence:
and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes

Since a politician never believes what he says,
he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
- Charles de Gaulle

I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher,
I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.
- Sun Ra

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson


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