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    I cannot be a monk, nor a crusader, nor a tumbler. I must stay here and hem sheets until I die. My humors are greatly out of balance. I prescribe for myself wormwood and spiced wine and some of the custard left from supper, and I will let all of the dogs sleep in my bed.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: humor  sleep  balance  die  dog 
     
    I want to remake the world; anything less is not worth the trouble.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: worth 
     
    My pains are but trifling things compared to my joy.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: pain  joy 
     
    I know what I want. A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: heart  world 
     
    I feel safer when you're here. You're so big and sturdy, like a beautiful tree I can lean on and not knock over.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: beautiful 
     
    I want to remake the whole world; anything less is not worth the trouble.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: worth 
     
    Just as a river by night shines with the reflected light of the moon, so too do you shine with the light of your family, your people, and your God. So you are never far from home, never alone, wherever you go.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: people  alone  night  moon  god 
     
    Love brightens and purifies the heart.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: heart 
     
    Minds, like diapers, need occasional changing.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: mind 
     
    I am near fourteen and have never yet seen a hanging. My life is barren.
    — Karen Cushman
    It's important to know what you think, my dear, or else you will be so hemmed in by other people's ideas and opinions, you won't have room for your own.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: opinion  ideas 
     
    she dreamed of nothing, for she hoped for nothing and expected nothing. It was as cold and dark inside her as out in the frosty night.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: dark  night 
     
    I cannot escape my life but can only use my determination and courage to make it the best I can.
    — Karen Cushman
    I think sometimes that people are like onions. On the outside smooth and whole and simple but inside ring upon ring, complex and deep.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: people  complex 
     
    Fathers should make you feel safe.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: father 
     
    Just because you don't know everything don't mean you know nothing.
    — Karen Cushman
    I watched the early morning light pass over and through the windows of colored glass, leaving streaks of red and green and yellow on the stone floor. When I was little, I used to try and capture the colored light. I thought I could hold it in my hand and carry it home. Now I know it is like happiness- it is there or it is not, you cannot hold it or keep it.
    — Karen Cushman
    tags: thoughts 
     
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    karen cushman
    Birth    : October 4, 1941
    Occupation  : Writer