That was the rule that you never mixed up troubles at home with life at school. When parents were poor or ignorant or mean, or even just didn't believe in having a TV set, it was up to their kids to protect them.
("Bridge to Terabithia")
More Quotes from Katherine Paterson:Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.
All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf that work I abhor then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.
She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there--like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.
Sitting in cold wet britches for an hour was no fun even in a magic kingdom.
Impressed. Lord. He had nearly drowned.
Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.
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O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
We want peace, but not at any price.