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    Courage... is fear holding on just a bit longer.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: fear  courage 
     
    He didn't know what he wanted. He only knew what he didn't want.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    Manic depressive people often have incredible energy and a slightly skewed, but nonetheless valid, way of looking at things.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: people  energy 
     
    I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    I hate to tell you this, but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream. It gave me the mental equivalent of one of those toothaches you get when you bite into something too sweet.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: hate  mental 
     
    I love thinking of movie stars who could play the characters in the books I write. I think Charlize Theron would make a lovely Marie Antoinette.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    I treat all my characters as if they were real, and I am scrupulous about the details of their lives.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: character  live  real 
     
    I was actually very hesitant to write about Marie Antoinette. She seemed at first glance - well, I cannot think of any other term - an airhead of the first degree.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: write 
     
    In terms of the Japanese royal family, they were considered the direct descendants of a god. They are regarded as all-powerful and possessors of unimaginable wealth, and yet they are, more often than not, literally prisoners of tradition.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: god  wealth 
     
    It is not a happy lot being a princess in any country, but especially Japan in which every tiny aspect of one's life is governed by the most rigid rules of protocol.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: rules 
     
    In our community here in Boston, we have had a tremendous influx of Russian Jews and Haitians. We call these people immigrants. But they come for the same reasons that William Bradford and William Brewster and John Carver came.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: people  community 
     
    I always wondered what it was like to be just a normal kid growing up in trying times or during a great moment in history.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: time  moment  kids 
     
    I can read a newspaper article, and it might trigger something else in my mind. I often like to choose in historical fiction things or subject matter I don't feel have been given a fair shake in history.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: mind  read  historical  fiction 
     
    I feel I was always daydreaming, and I was always distracted.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    I loved to read, and if I could've been a professional reader, that's probably what I would've wanted to be!
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: read 
     
    I think, first and foremost, Marie Antoinette was intellectually impoverished. She really had never been introduced to the notion of abstract thinking - of thinking at all in any profound way.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: thinking 
     
    I love thinking of movie stars who could play the characters in the books I write.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    With my husband, I have twice sailed across the Atlantic in a sailboat one third the length of the Mayflower. I know Atlantic gales inside and out. I endured one that lasted for three days with winds up to fifty knots.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    I came from a home where everybody had a book.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: book 
     
    I have always been fascinated by paleontology and prehistoric people, and I've always thought that one of the most intriguing moments in human history was the birth of artistic imagination. I always loved those cave paintings.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    Never in a million years would I want to live at Versailles with Marie Antoinette or anybody else. I hate to tell you this but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: live  hate  year 
     
    Mary Queen of Scots is the most 'normal' girl who became a queen that I have ever written about.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: girls 
     
    I am not saying that the Renaissance in any way was a feminist movement - hardly. But the arts flourished, and in more social settings as opposed to being confined to the church.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: saying  church 
     
    Come to us and quackle and quank. Relieve us of our stirrings With your fangs so sharp and bright Take this blood that's always purring. Through our hollow bones it flows To each feather and downy fluff. Quell the terrible, horrid urge that so often prinkles us, Still our dreams, make slow our thoughts Let tranquillity flood our veins. Come to us and drink your fill So we might end our pains. - The Owls at St. Aegolius calling to the bats
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: pain  thoughts  blood  dreams 
     
    To find one's special quality One must lead a life of deep humility. To serve in this way Never question but obey Is the blessing of St Aggie's charity. - The owls of St. Aegolius
    — Kathryn Lasky
    Hail to St. Aegolius Our Alma Mater. Hail, our song we raise in praise of thee Long in the memory of every loyal owl Thy splendid banner emblazoned be. Now to thy golden talons Homage we're bringing. Guiding symbol of our hopes and fears Hark to the cries of eternal praises ringing Long may we triumph in the coming years. - The Owls of St. Aegolius
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: fear  memory  song  praise  hope  year 
     
    What gives a wriggle And makes you giggle When you eat'em? Whose weensy little feet Make my heart really beat? Why, it's those little creepy crawlies That make me feel so jolly. For the darling centipede My favorite buggy feed I always want some more. That's the insect I adore More than beetles, more than crickets, Which at times gives me the hiccups. I crave only to feed On a juicy centipede And I shall be happy forevermore." -Soren
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: time  heart 
     
    Otulissa swelled up to twice her normal size. 'Well, SPRINK ON YOUR SPRONK!
    — Kathryn Lasky
    Cycling, cycling forever bear, wolf, caribou. When had it all started, where will it end? We are all part of one, from such simple beginnings and yet all so different. Yet one. One and again.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: forever 
     
    I believe that reading widely is the best preparation for writing.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: believe  writing  reading 
     
    To me, the most important thing is to tell a good story. If I can do that, I think that enlightenment, respect of nature, etc. follows.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    A spark can become a flame, a flame a fire.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: fire 
     
    She told them simply and directly that the meadow was a place of peace and beauty, where indeed if one came to it in a quiet manner, the animals would not be disturbed; for there are lovely birds, and squirrels and field mice, and sometimes deer.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: animals  beauty  peace 
     
    The tail of the comet slashed the dawn and in the red light of the rising sun, for a brief instant, it seemed as if the comet was bleeding across the sky.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: sky 
     
    Glad to eat ya', I mean meet ya'" - Digger
    — Kathryn Lasky
    Dreams weigh nothing. - Marie Antoinette
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: dreams 
     
    Words, as you well know, can be powerful. - Digger
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: powerful 
     
    Blood hardly defines one's character. We are made by our actions, not our blood. - Soren
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: character  action  blood 
     
    What are emotions exactly?' Lutta asked. 'Silly feelings that get in the way of actions.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: action  emotion 
     
    Night is done, gone the moon, gone the stars From the skies. Fades the black of night Comes the morn with rosy light. Fold your wings, go to sleep, Rest your gizzards, Safe you'll be for the day. Glaux is nigh. Far away is first black, But it shall seep back Over field Over flower In the twilight hour. We are home in our tree. We are owls, we are free. As we go, this we know Glaux is nigh.
    — Kathryn Lasky
    tags: sleep  star  night  sky  gone  flowers  moon  black  wings 
     
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    kathryn lasky
    Birth    : June 24, 1944
    Occupation  : Author