I still kind of want to live in a boxcar…
Happy Birthday to Gertrude Chandler Warner!

I still kind of want to live in a boxcar…

Happy Birthday to Gertrude Chandler Warner!

We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
— Henry James
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We read to know that we are not alone.
— William Nicholson
The writer whose words are going to be read by children has a heavy responsibility. And yet, despite the undeniable fact that the children’s minds are tender, they are also far more tough than many people realize, and they have an openness and an ability to grapple with difficult concepts which many adults have lost. Writers of children’s literature are set apart by their willingness to confront difficult questions.
"Sometimes people write the things that they can’t say."

"Sometimes people write the things that they can’t say."

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All the history of human life has been a struggle between wisdom and stupidity.
— Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
"Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual." —Ernest Hemingway

"Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual." —Ernest Hemingway