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    I became a good writer when I saw the age of forty coming at me
    — Pat Mora
    tags: age 
     
    I often focus more on language than on the conveying of information.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: language  focus 
     
    I usually begin a poem in longhand. I like to sit where I have a nice view, ideally, although I worked on haiku this weekend at an airport. I'm not one to romanticize inspiration. I try to get to the work.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: work  poem 
     
    When I'm writing poetry, 99.9% of my writing begins in English. I spent most of my life in English, although I am bilingual.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: writing  poetry 
     
    Your Texas is no different than my Texas.
    — Pat Mora
    I write because I am curious. I am curious about me.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: write 
     
    I did realize, as do you, how blessed I was to know bookjoy, the private pleasure of savoring text.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: pleasure  blessed 
     
    Teachers and librarians can be the most effective advocates for diversifying children's and young adult books. When I speak to publishers, they're going to expect me to say that I would love to see more books by Native American authors and African-American authors and Arab-American authors. But when a teacher or librarian says this to publishers, it can have a profound effect.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: young  adult  book  author  american 
     
    I have a deep attachment to the natural world. It's a major influence on my writing, and as I look out over the wonderful snow-covered Santa Fe hills, I'm grateful for every day that I live here.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: live  world  influence  writing 
     
    It is always a tense moment for an author to see how someone hasillustrated his or her story, because the author has lived for so long with these characters, sometimes for years.
    — Pat Mora
    Writers are always diverse on the inside.
    — Pat Mora
    If we're trying to excite young people about reading, we need to be experiencingbookjoy ourselves so that we have references to make. It's important to be able to say, "You know, I read the most wonderful poem the other day. Let me tell you about it."
    — Pat Mora
    tags: people  young  reading  poem  read 
     
    I want children who feel embarrassed because they speak Spanish to realize that there are places where the beautiful Spanish they speak is an asset.
    — Pat Mora
    I will never know what it's like to have only one language in my head. I have the pleasure of being able to move back and forth between Spanish and English, and I incorporate both languages in my books.
    — Pat Mora
    tags: language  pleasure  book 
     
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