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    I think that ties in with issues of identity as well - that sometimes there are parts of us we want to hide, and then there's other times we say, "You know what? Nope. Done hiding that part."
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: time  identity 
     
    I did a lot of research on a couple different things. One was, how do people handle hating themselves and hating others? And hatred is a secondary emotion, I think; it always springs from something else ... usually fear, that's probably what it is. So I looked a lot at that.
    — Lauren Myracle
    Also, as an author, character has always been what I'm most interested in - much more so than plot or setting, although those are good things too.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: character  author 
     
    And they just slam the door. And they don't peek into that land any more. And they forget that teens and tweens are people, absolutely just as much as adults are. And their problems may play out on a smaller scale, but the things they go through are equally as valid as a CEO trying to figure out how to deal with a crisis at work. I just write for teens because I love 'em.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: people  work  adult  problem  teen  write 
     
    Some people do want to stand on the rooftop and scream out their story. Others are cowering in the corner, or sitting with a blank face in class, and not knowing how to tell their story.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: people  knowing  stories 
     
    And books are such an empowering way to give voice to some of these kids who aren't yet ready to tell their story. Or don't know what their story is, or are trying to figure it out.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: stories  book  kids 
     
    I'm in loooove with this boy, and when you in love with someone, you don't give up on 'em, mo matter what.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: boys 
     
    I loved everyone who said yes to the world and tried to make it better instead of worse, because so much in the world was ugly- and just about all the ugly parts were due to humans.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: world 
     
    Knowledge was more powerful than fear. Love was stronger than hate.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: fear  hate  powerful 
     
    Yes, that man acted ugly," she told us in plain English. "But throwing more ugliness back at him ain't the answer.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: men 
     
    If you breathed deep and set your mind to it, you could rise above your anger.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: anger  mind 
     
    I've written a lot of novels for teens and tweens ... but I'd never really tackled the North Carolina side of me. And it's so strong and so important, and yet I hadn't acknowledged it. And so one of the things I wanted to do in "Shine" is take that on.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: strong  teen  novel 
     
    Kids are smart. Knowledge is power. Let them figure things out. Don't turn into that grown-up who they won't come to.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: smart  power  kids 
     
    I didn't like being alone. Being alone was slightly better than having to deal with people, that's all. Or so I'd convinced myself.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: people  alone 
     
    You know, this technology that we have, and the Internet and Twitter and Facebook - I get so many of those emails that talk about hard times that kids have gone through, how books have helped them, but also happy times.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: time  gone  book  technology  internet  kids 
     
    zoegirl: have u named the chicks? SnowAngel:yes, but i keep getting them mixed up. so now i call all of them "squishy." they're the collective squishy. zoegirl: *r* they squishy? SnowAngel: when you squeeze them,yes. but not in a yucky way. SnowAngel: they're growing on me, the little squishies. altho 1 of them pooped on my pillow. zoegirl: u let them on your bed? SnowAngel: they like it when i bounce them.
    — Lauren Myracle
    Other people have suggested that I write about teens because I'm perpetually stuck in that stage of my own development. That could very well be true. I would throw out that teens and tweens are just absolutely fabulous and the most interesting people on the planet. And it is a time of high drama, and everything matters.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: time  people  development  true  drama  teen  write 
     
    Christmas is never over,unless you want it to be... Christmas is a state of mind.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: christmas  mind 
     
    We all mess up. It's what we learn from our mistakes that matters.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: mistakes  learn 
     
    If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they'd be.
    — Lauren Myracle
    I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: live  world 
     
    You should eat a waffle! You can't be sad if you eat a waffle!
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: sad 
     
    Dogs like everyone. Cats choose who to like.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: cat  dog 
     
    It's unfair how the kids who are starving for attention tended to be so annoying that people had no inclination to give it to them.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: people  attention  kids 
     
    Suck it up. This is the life you chose for yourself, so buck up and deal.
    — Lauren Myracle
    Is he a sophomore?" Lydia says. "Please tell me he's in our grade." "I don't know," I say. "But weren't you there when he came to the office?" Peyton says. "The secretary didn't get out her bullhorn and announce what grade he's in. She just took him to meet Headmaster Perkins.
    — Lauren Myracle
    When you make a solemn promise to a friend, it ain't right to go back on it. No. Never let your friend down, never break a trust, and when you give your word, never go back on it. -Sheriff Andy Taylor
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: friends  trust  right 
     
    Hey. What is it that famous person said? 'It'll all work out in the end, and if it doesn't, that means it's not the end yet'?
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: people  work 
     
    hi, puppy." she's not a puppy. She's a girl," Nancy's mother says. Nancy pats me and says, "Good puppy. Nice puppy." When he mother bends down to pull her away, she wraps both arms around my legs and wails. "No! My puppy!
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: mother 
     
    Prancing around with marshmallowss on your nipples does *not* constitute living your life fully!
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: living 
     
    There's something strange about this big pink bunny.
    — Lauren Myracle
    So as a seventh grader, no, you weren't friends with people you didn't like. But sometimes you also weren't friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didn't make any sense if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. That's where the sadness came in.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: people  sadness  friends 
     
    And they all have pretty chilrden, And the children go to school, And the children to go summer camp, And then to the university, Where they are put in bozes And they come out all the same. - Malvina Reynolds
    — Lauren Myracle
    My angel-boy is close now, as in five-feet-away close. There's no way I'm going to burst into song in front of him. But then the contrary part of me says, you're going to let a boy keep you from singing out loud? Sing, sister! Sing! So I do, and my angel-boy turns his head.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: song  boys 
     
    I keep what I know about Sarah Lynn and Lawrence to myself. I also remind myself that even if Sarah Lynn does have a scary strict father, that doesn't release her from the responsibility of treating others with respect. Abuse of power is wrong, no matter the context, no matter the history. What is "power" anyway? Power is an ego trip. Power is a way to rise yourself up by lowering others, and I want nothing of it.
    — Lauren Myracle
    Hello toes," I say. They're good toes. I like that they're long and slender and not the slightest bit stubby. I wiggle them, ten unstubby waves that say, "And hello to you, Human Host!" Except they're toes. I'm talking to my toes. Maybe I'm not bored... maybe I'm lonely?
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: human 
     
    I was just teasing," I say. "I myself don't like to eat plain butter, but hey, it's a free world.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: world 
     
    One: Don't play leapfrog with elephants. Two: Don't pet a tiger unless his tail is wagging. Three: Never, ever, mess with the Ladies Auxiliary. -Mayberry Rules for a Long, Happy Life
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: rules 
     
    But you have to live in the present. You have to take the old and make it new - that's my point.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: live  present 
     
    I'm a southern girl, and I grew up with this slightly schizophrenic upbringing where I bounced back and forth between Atlanta, Georgia, and a tiny mountain town called Brevard, North Carolina. My parents were divorced, and my two lives were very different because of socioeconomic reasons.
    — Lauren Myracle
    tags: live  girls  parent 
     
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