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    There is always something to miss, no matter where you are.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    Fact and fiction are different truths.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: truth  facts  fiction 
     
    Im working on a bunch of things with my daughter Emily. In some ways, shes a smarter and better editor than I am.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: daughter 
     
    Being married to a psychologist, I realize that I learn more from imperfections.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: learn 
     
    I, myself, write to change my life, to make it come out the way I want it to. But other people write for other reasons: to see more closely what it is they are thinking about, what they may be afraid of. Sometimes writers write to solve a problem, to answer their own question. All these reasons are good reasons. And that is the most important thing I'll ever tell you. Maybe it is the most important thing you'll ever hear. Ever.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    My greatest fear is being somewhere without a book.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: fear  book 
     
    I have to write what I can write, and writing the text of a picture book is like walking a tightrope, if you ramble off... As my friend Julius Lester says, A picture book is the essence of an experience.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    I love to talk to children about making mistakes. Its important that I tell them about how I dont get it right the first time. We live in such a perfectionist society, and they see so many finished products and polished performances.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    I never work from an outline, and often I dont know how the story will end.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: work  stories 
     
    I think its important to remember where I began. I know that when I talk to other writers, say, writers from the South or writers from abroad, its where they begin as children that is important to them.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: children  child 
     
    You should know that there are some things for which there are no answers, no matter how beautiful the words may be.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: beautiful 
     
    Life is made up of circles ... Life is not a straight line ... And sometimes we circle back to a past time. But we are not the same. We are changed forever.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: time  past  forever 
     
    All the world can be found in poetry. All you need to see and hear. All the moments, good and bad, joyous and sad.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: world  sad  moment  bad  poetry 
     
    I have great respect for children. And I have great respect for their ability as writers.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: children  respect  child 
     
    In a way, my childhood was one long bunch of pages... I read and read and read.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: read  childhood 
     
    What is perfect? Journey, a thing doesn't have to be perfect to be fine. That goes for a picture. That goes for life....Things can be good enough.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
    tags: journey 
     
    Sometimes poetry-words-give us a small, lovely look at ourselves. And sometimes that is enough.
    — Patricia MacLachlan
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