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    nights and days came and passed and summer and winter and the sun and the wind and the rain. and it was good to be a little island a part of the world and a world of its own all surrounded by the bright blue sea.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: world  night  winter  summer  rain 
     
    I like dogs Big dogs Little dogs Fat dogs Doggy dogs Old dogs Puppy dogs I like dogs A dog that is barking over the hill A dog that is dreaming very still A dog that is running wherever he will I like dogs.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: dreaming  running  dog 
     
    Goodnight nobody, goodnight mush
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    I wish I didn't have ever to sign my long name on the cover of a book, and I wish I could write a story that would seem absolutely true to the child who hears it and to myself.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: children  true  wishes  child  stories  book  write 
     
    When the groundhog casts his shadow And the small birds sing And the pussywillows happen And the sun shines warm And when the peepers peep Then it is Spring
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    In the great green room, there was a telephone And a red balloon And a picture of a cat jumping over the moon.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: cat  moon 
     
    We speak naturally but spend all our lives trying to write naturally.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: live  write 
     
    there seem to be times of reception and times of creation and it is perhaps difficult not to confuse the two.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: time  creation 
     
    There is a loving way with words and an unloving way. And it is only with the loving way that the simplicity of language becomes beautiful.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    Everything that anyone would ever look for is usually where they find it.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: star 
     
    I don't think I'm essentially interested in children's books. I'm interested in writing, and in pictures. I'm interested in people and in children because they are people.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: children  people  child  writing  book 
     
    A good picture book can almost be whistled. ... All have their own melodies behind the storytelling.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: storytelling  book 
     
    A child's own story is a dream, but a good story is a dream that is true for more than one child.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
    tags: children  true  child  stories  dreams 
     
    In this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked. Yet a child's need for quietness is the same today as it has always been-it may even be greater-for quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.
    — Margaret Wise Brown
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