"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
Ray Bradbury

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."

Ray Bradbury

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."Ray Bradbury

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
Ray Bradbury

A lovely and heartfelt TedX talk from #kidlit author Mac Barnett about “Why a good book is a secret door.

And Riley knew she didn’t grow a melon in seven days, but she also knew that she did, and it’s a weird place, but it’s not just a place that kids can get to. It’s anything. Art can get us to that place. She was right in that place in the middle, that place which you could call art or fiction. I’m going to call it wonder.It’s what Coleridge called the willing suspension of disbelief or poetic faith, for those moments where a story, no matter how strange, has some semblance of the truth, and then you’re able to believe it. It’s not just kids who can get there. Adults can too, and we get there when we read.

You can’t know a book until you come to the end of it, and then all the rest must be modified to fit that.
— Maxwell Perkins
"There was no harm in taking aim, even if the target was a dream."—John Knowles

"There was no harm in taking aim, even if the target was a dream."—John Knowles

The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.
— Agatha Christie
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
— Hunter S. Thompson
Good books tell the truth, even when they’re about things that never have been and never will be. They’re truthful in a different way.
— Stanisław Lem
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
— Mary Oliver
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I think…if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.
— Leo Tolstoy