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    Pretending that there are no choices to be made - reading only books, for example, which are cheery and safe and nice - is a prescription for disaster for the young.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: young  choice  reading  book  example 
     
    What comes to me always is a character, a scene, a moment. That's going to be the beginning. Then, as I write, I begin to perceive an ending. I begin to see a destination, although sometimes that changes. And then, of course, there's the whole middle section looming.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: character  moment  write 
     
    It's interesting that so many books now are published as the first in a series. It never occurred to me. Although 'The Giver' does have an ambiguous ending. I've heard about that from readers over the years.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: book  year 
     
    When you lose a child in an accident as I did, it's final - you're not caught in this longing for him, to search for him, knowing he's out there some place.
    — Lois Lowry
    If somebody takes the time, a: to read a book that I have written, and then to b: care about it enough to write me and ask questions, surely I owe them a response.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: time  care  questions  book  write  read 
     
    The grand surprise has really been the fact that being an author, which to me had always implied being a private person, actually requires you to be a public person as well, and those are two separate entities to me.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: people  facts  author 
     
    People are starting to refer to 'The Giver' as a classic, but I don't know how that is defined. But if it means that 10, 20, 50 years from now kids will still be reading it, that is kind of awe-inspiring.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: people  reading  kids  year 
     
    People can lie in letters, but they tend not to. They certainly lie in memoirs.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: people  lies  memoir 
     
    I think teens are drawn to these speculative books that portray what might happen and what could happen.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: teen  book 
     
    My mind is always on whatever next project I'm working on.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: mind 
     
    I majored in English in college, so I read the classic dystopian novels like '1984' and 'Brave New World.'
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: world  college  novel  read 
     
    As female hormones decrease, they're replaced with an overwhelming urge to grow delphinium.
    — Lois Lowry
    One hopes that with a book or movie, the reader or the audience will emerge from it thinking. That's the most you can hope for: that you've raised questions that will be there for the audience to think about later.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: questions  movie  thinking  book  hope 
     
    Often in the past, there have been authors that were deeply disappointed in their adaptation, but that's because they haven't accepted the fact that a movie is a different thing, and it can't possibly be the same as the book.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: past  facts  movie  book  author 
     
    Nowadays it seems as though people sit down to write what they know is going to be a trilogy.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: people  write 
     
    When I was a kid in the '50s, during the Eisenhower years, everything seemed to be working fine. I don't recall as a teenager ever worrying about the state of the future world.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: future  world  teenager  kids  year 
     
    You rehear your life by reading about what happens to other people.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: people  reading 
     
    I prefer to surprise myself as I'm writing. I'm not interested in it if I already know where it's going. So I have only the most general sense of what I'm doing when I start a story. I sometimes have a destination in mind, but how the story is going to go from Point A to Point Z is something I make up as I go along.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: mind  writing  stories 
     
    I never, as a reader, have been particularly interested in dystopian literature or science fiction or, in fact, fantasy.
    — Lois Lowry
    Kids have no sense of appropriateness. They can ask me whatever they want. You do develop a sense of intimacy with readers, and they tell you things about themselves. During a school year, I'll get e-mails asking about the books. I'll give them information, but I won't do their homework for them.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: school  book  intimacy  kids  year 
     
    I was fortunate to live for 3 years in another country, and although we lived in an American compound, still as a young adolescent I did venture into the world of the Japanese with great interest and enjoyment. But many Americans never left that safe and familiar life among their own people.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: people  live  world  young  american  year 
     
    Oddly, the military world is one of great sameness. There is an orderly quality to life on an army base, and even the children of the military are brought up with that sense of order and sameness.
    — Lois Lowry
    Many of the books I loved as a kid, that even my mother read as a child, are very slow going. Today's children are not as patient. The best example of this is 'The Secret Garden,' which I adored as a child.
    — Lois Lowry
    If we as writers could predict what readers grab on to, we would write it.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: write 
     
    In my writing, I focus lenses. I'm almost always seeing when I am writing.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: focus  seeing  writing 
     
    I've always been fascinated by memory and dreams because they are both completely our own. No one else has the same memories. No one has the same dreams.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: memory  dreams 
     
    I always set out to tell a good story, to create a character that young people can relate to, place them in a situation that will be interesting, intriguing, eventually suspenseful. But what I find is that after I do that, then there are themes that emerge, which teachers can then use to provoke discussion and debate.
    — Lois Lowry
    When I moved from Cambridge, I donated all my fiction. I carefully cut out pages the authors had autographed for me. I didn't want those autographed books showing up on eBay.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: book  author  fiction 
     
    Because I have two houses, I invariably get immersed in a book and then discover it's at the other house.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: book 
     
    This may sound strange, but at a very early age, at around 3, I was aware that I was smarter than the other kids.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: age  kids 
     
    Most people remember being 4 objectively, as if they're seeing a movie of a 4-year-old. But me, if you ask me to think about when I'm 4, I can feel myself being 4, and I am there, looking out through my 4-year-old eyes.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: people  eyes  seeing  movie 
     
    I'm a writer; I like to retain subtlety and nuance.
    — Lois Lowry
    There are those, I think, who are attracted to the glitz of celebrity life. I am not one of them.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: celebrity 
     
    In 1952, when I was 15 and living on Governors Island, which was then First Army Headquarters, I encountered the newly-published 'The Catcher in the Rye.' Of course, that book became the iconic anti-establishment novel for my generation.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: living  novel  book 
     
    Memory is the happiness of being alone.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: happiness  memory  alone 
     
    I see all of them. All the colors.
    — Lois Lowry
    Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: heart 
     
    Writing is self employment, so you can make your own schedule.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: self  writing 
     
    Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: pride 
     
    There is something about that moment, when literature becomes accessible, and a door of the world opens.
    — Lois Lowry
    tags: world  moment  literature 
     
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    lois lowry
    Birth    : March 20, 1937
    Occupation  : Writer