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    I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: children  friends  child 
     
    Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one?
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: saying  book  write  kids 
     
    It's hard not to immediately fall in love witha dog who has a good sense of humor.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: humor  dog 
     
    If you have no intention of loving or being loved, the whole journey is pointless.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: journey  loving 
     
    It is important that you say what you mean to say. Time is too short. You must speak the words that matter.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: time 
     
    You don't realize what you're going to get, and you can't prepare yourself for it.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: trust  dog 
     
    ... every time you look at the world and the people in it closely, lovingly, imaginatively, it changes you. The world, under the microscope of your attention, opens up like a beautiful, strange flower and gives itself back to you in ways you could never imagine.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    When I get to a point in my book writing when I don't know what I'm going to do next, I'll come back look at underlined passages and see if the images I wrote still have a certain amount of resonance for me.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: writing  book 
     
    You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: wonder  hope 
     
    My favorite food is deep-fried ravioli. I always get that every year.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: food  year 
     
    My goal is two pages a day, five days a week. I never want to write, but I'm always glad that I have done it. After I write, I go to work at the bookstore.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: work  write  goal 
     
    Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: children  child  gift  reading 
     
    The undoing is almost always more difficult than the doing.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    My favorite six letter word is always because it promises so much. My favorite five letter word is never because it insists on contradicting the promise. My favorite four letter word is once because it says it happened then. My favorite three letter word is yes because I'm just now learning to say it to my heart. My favorite two letter word is if because it makes all things possible like this: If not always If not never Then once. Yes.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: heart  learning 
     
    There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: world  sad 
     
    When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: world  read 
     
    I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: reading 
     
    I'm at the mercy of whatever character comes into my head.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: character  mercy 
     
    No one cared what she wanted. No one had ever cared. And perhaps, worst of all, no one ever would care.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: care 
     
    Most of my books begin with an image or a voice - one small thing - and I don't know what it is going to become.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: book 
     
    Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: world  dark  stories 
     
    It seems to be that way with most things. No one to do the really disagreeable jobs except oneself.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: oneself  job 
     
    There ain't a body, be it mouse or man, that ain't made better by a little soup.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: men  body 
     
    Life was so short; so many beautiful things slipped away.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: beautiful 
     
    We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other. And we appreciate the task you put down before us, of loving each other the best we can, even as you love us.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: loving  gift  appreciate 
     
    You can't always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: people 
     
    It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. I think the best way for children to treasure reading is for them to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    It is our duty and our joy to communicate our hearts to each other. Words assist us in this task.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: heart  joy 
     
    But let's not speak of what might have been. Let us speak instead of what is. You are whole.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    Magic is always impossible.... It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it's magic.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: magic  impossible 
     
    Life is hard. Life is beautiful. Life is difficult. Life is wonderful.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: beautiful 
     
    You are down there alone, the stars seemed to say to him. And we are up here, in our constellations, together.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: star  alone 
     
    Longing is not always a reciprocal thing.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: longing 
     
    When it is my editor telling me how to rewrite a story, I listen and do what she asks because I have learned that I get a better book in the end. I can't say I'm happy when I read that editorial letter. It is always a little painful and scary. But I have learned that - bit by bit - I can make the changes and do the work.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: work  stories  book  read 
     
    All of God's creatures have names, every last one of them. Of that I am sure: of that I have no doubt at all.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: doubt  god 
     
    I am just always, always paying attention - waiting for the words, or image, or name that will be the beginning of a story.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: attention  stories 
     
    There is no right or wrong way to tell a story. You have to find your own way. You can get your idea from listening, looking, or imagining. Stories are everywhere. All you have to do is pay attention.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    The closest I can get to describing what happens is that voices come to me. I feel like I'm accessing something that is deeper and richer than me.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    There are hearts, reader, that never mend again once they are broken. Or if they do mend, they heal themselves in a crooked and lopsided way, as if sewn together by a careless craftsman.
    — Kate DiCamillo
    tags: heart  broken 
     
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    kate dicamillo
    Birth    : March 25, 1964
    Occupation  : Writer