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    Precious Child... nothing matters but the moment. There might be no tomorrow and even if there is, nobody gives a damn.
    — Judy Blume
    Not everything has to have a point. Some things just are.
    — Judy Blume
    That's not a bad word… hate and war are bad words, but fuck isn't.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: hate  bad  war 
     
    It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: fire  worries  book 
     
    You know what I worry about? I worry that kids today don't have enough time to just sit and daydream.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: time  worries  kids 
     
    Everybody wants to share life and be in love and be loved.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: shares 
     
    I wanted to write what I remembered to be true.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: true  write 
     
    We're supposed to be uncomfortable when we read something. That's how we learn.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: learn  read 
     
    If those of us who care about making our own decisions about what to read and what to think don't take a stand, others will decide for us.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: decision  care  read 
     
    After each book, I get panicky. I don't love the reviews. I don't like going through all that, and you would think that, after almost 40 years of writing, I'd have got the hang of it.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: writing  book  year 
     
    I am very sentimental, very emotional, but never in my writing; I am very tough.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: emotional 
     
    I don't have anything new to say about teenagers.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: teenager 
     
    I am not sure that the inner world of teenage girls has changed. What's most important to kids today is still the same stuff.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: world  girls  kids 
     
    I wish I'd gone to a small liberal-arts college where I'd have read the great books instead of a large university where I majored in early-childhood education.
    — Judy Blume
    When I was first writing, my little prayers were, 'Please, please, please. Let something be published someday.' Then it went to, 'Please, please, please. Let somebody read this.'
    — Judy Blume
    tags: prayer  writing  read 
     
    When I was young, my parents had a library in our living room. I was always free to browse and read.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: living  young  read  library  parent 
     
    When I lock myself up to write, I cannot allow myself to think about the censor or the reviewer or anyone but my characters and their story!
    — Judy Blume
    tags: character  write  censor 
     
    What can happen if a young reader picks up a book he/she isn't yet ready for? Questions, maybe. Usually, that child puts down the book and says, 'Boring.' Or, 'I'm not ready for this.' Kids are really good at knowing what they can handle.
    — Judy Blume
    I discovered the National Coalition Against Censorship when I felt totally alone in my fight to protect intellectual freedom, and that group changed my life. I was no longer alone.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: freedom  alone  fight 
     
    It's good to have fantasies and creative fantasies, especially.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: fantasy  creative 
     
    I have the most loyal readers in the world.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: world 
     
    Anyone who thinks my life is cupcakes is all wrong.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: wrong 
     
    I've never been one to let others decide what's right for me or my children.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: children  right  child 
     
    Madeleine L'Engle's 'A Wrinkle in Time' has been targeted by censors for promoting New Ageism, and Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' for promoting racism. Gee, where does that leave the kids?
    — Judy Blume
    tags: time  adventure  racism  censor 
     
    My husband and I like to reminisce about how, when we were 9, we read straight through L. Frank Baum's 'Oz' series, books filled with wizards and witches. And you know what those subversive tales taught us? That we loved to read!
    — Judy Blume
    tags: witch  book  read 
     
    The list of gifted teachers and librarians who find their jobs in jeopardy for defending their students' right to read, to imagine, to question, grows every year.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: right  job  questions  read  year  imagine 
     
    The protests against Harry Potter follow a tradition that has been growing since the early 1980s and often leaves school principals trembling with fear that is then passed down to teachers and librarians.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: fear  school 
     
    As a child who loved to read, I had trouble finding honest stories. I felt that adults were always keeping secrets from me, even in the books I was reading.
    — Judy Blume
    I was always a storyteller. I just didn't know it. I never shared the stories I made up inside my head when I was growing up. I never wrote them down, either. But I can't remember a time when they weren't there.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: time  stories 
     
    In the early '70s - a very good time for children's books and their authors - editors and publishers were willing to take a chance on a new writer. They were willing and able to invest their time in nurturing writers with promise, encouraging them.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: chance  time  book  author  invest 
     
    When I began to write and used a typewriter, I went through three drafts of a book before showing it to an editor.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: book  write 
     
    Here's the thing: If you don't want your kids to read a book, fine. You can tell them not to read a book, and maybe they will and maybe they won't. But you can't say what other kids can read.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: book  read  kids 
     
    My husband is a feminist!
    — Judy Blume
    I'm very lucky in that my agent and my editors know better. They don't push me. Because I don't take that well.
    — Judy Blume
    I wrote 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' right out of my own experiences and my own feelings when I was in sixth grade.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: experience  right 
     
    I have a great T-shirt that I received at the New Jersey Hall of Fame when I was inducted. It says - it makes me choke up - it says, 'I'm a Jersey tomato'... I am. I am a Jersey girl and proud of it.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: girls  fame 
     
    I'm never doing a long novel again, truly.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: novel 
     
    I don't deal with writer's block, I don't allow myself to believe that there is such a thing. I think that there are good days and a lot more less good days.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: believe 
     
    I believe that 'The Artist' is the kind of movie you see and you don't forget. I know it's going to stay with me.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: believe  movie  artist 
     
    I loved 'Moneyball,' I thought that was a great Hollywood movie. I like baseball, but I don't know that you have to like baseball to like that. I thought it was really well done.
    — Judy Blume
    tags: thoughts  movie  baseball 
     
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    judy blume
    Birth    : February 12, 1938
    Occupation  : Film writer