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Robert Cormier Quotes and Sayings

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Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

Related topics: Parenting

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

I take real people and put them in extraordinary situations.
- Robert Cormier

I can't remember a time when I wasn't trying to get something down on paper.
- Robert Cormier

 

You seldom get a censorship attempt from a 14-year-old boy.
It's the adults who get upset.
- Robert Cormier

I had my bully, and it was excruciating.
Not only the bully, but the intimidation I felt.
- Robert Cormier

I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read
my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
- Robert Cormier

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All the stories I'll ever need are right here on Main Street.
- Robert Cormier

I simply write with an intelligent reader in mind.
I don't think about how old they are.
- Robert Cormier

There are no taboos.
Every topic is open, however shocking.
It is the way that the topics are handled that's important,
and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is
reading your book or someone who is 55.
- Robert Cormier

My dream was to be known as a writer and to be able
to produce at least one book that would be read by people.
That dream came true with the publication of my first novel -
and all the rest has been a sweet bonus.
- Robert Cormier

The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have
to get it right the first time,
unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
You can always do it better, find the exact word,
the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
- Robert Cormier

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor PHOTO

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato PHOTO

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson PHOTO

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus


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