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#1. Ralph really felt sorry for the boy, hampered as he was by his youth and his mother. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#2. There's no such thing as free kittens. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#3. Ellen might have known her best friend would think of something like that. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#4. I was a librarian. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#5. And now I'm going to find out how to get a library started. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#6. I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#7. And if that's all he's looking for then we'll set fire to his balls."
"What?" Storm's face twists in a mixture of shock and amusement.
I shrug. "What can I say, Storm? I'm into some weird shit. - Author: K.A. Tucker
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#8. Poor Miss Binney, dressed like Mother Goose, now had the responsibility of sixty-eight boys and girls. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#9. The children were not begging. Rather they were imploring us to pick them up. - Author: Anthony Cleary
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#10. Unfortunately, it's not until you've had children that you discover how selfish you actually are. That's one of the paradoxical aspects of becoming a parent: at the very same time you realize precisely how selfish you are, you are forced to become less selfish. - Author: Mark Cleary
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#11. Children want to do what grownups do. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#12. If you don't see the book you want on the shelves, write it. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#13. I didn't start out writing to give children hope, but I'm glad some of them found it. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#14. I could lay here and stare at him forever. I don't want to let go. Ever. - Author: K.A. Tucker
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#15. Tiddlywinks, tiddlywinks, I want to play tiddlywinks, chanted Ramona, shaking her head back and forth. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#16. Whatever story you're telling, it will be more interesting if, at the end you add, and then everything burst into flames. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#17. I am sort of medium ... I guess you could call me the mediumest boy in the class. -Leigh Botts - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#18. Any cupcake consumed before 9AM is, technically, a muffin. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#19. I guess that's what growing up is. Saying good-by to a lot of things. Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it isn't. But it is all right. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#20. I wrote books to entertain. I'm not trying to teach anything! If I suspected the author was trying to show me how to be a better behaved girl, I shut the book. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#21. The humiliation that Jane had felt turned to something else
grief perhaps, or regret. Regret that she had not known how to act with a boy, regret that she had not been wiser. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#22. If she can't spell, she shouldn't be a librarian. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#23. When I was growing up, my house was filled with books. My mother was an educator, and my father was a history buff, so our home was a virtual library, covering every author from Beverly Cleary to James Michener. - Author: Jeff Kinney
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#24. That's when I saw - cleary saw - that there was more than one mountain in my life. Some could be seen and some couldn't be, but just the same, they were all out there. All out there waiting for me. - Author: Bette Greene
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#25. When a kid can understand that a word can mean two things, there's some real thinking going on. They have a vested interest in finding out what a word means, because it's the punch line to a joke. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#26. Writers are good at plucking out what they need here and there. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#27. I haven't been very enthusiastic about the commercialization of children's literature. Kids should borrow books from the library and not necessarily be buying them. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#28. Willa Jean, pleased to have her grandmother on her side, set a red checker on top of a black checker. "Your turn," she said to Ramona as if she were being generous. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#29. My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening. She read mainly travel books. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#30. It's not technically gossip if you start your sentence with "I'm really concerned about ," (fill in the name of the person you're not gossiping about). - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#31. Problem solving, and I don't mean algebra, seems to be my life's work. Maybe it's everyone's life's work. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#32. I longed for funny stories about the sort of children who lived in my neighborhood. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#33. A good friend will help you plant your tulips. A great friend will help you plant a gun on the unarmed intruder you just shot. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#34. As a child, I disliked books in which children learned to be 'better' children. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#35. What interests me is what children go through while growing up. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#36. I had a bad time in school in the first grade. Because I had been a rather lonely child on a farm, but I was free and wild and to be shut up in a classroom - there were 40 children on those days in the classroom, and it was quite a shock. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#37. My favorite books are a constantly changing list, but one favorite has remained constant: the dictionary. Is the word I want to use spelled practice or practise? The dictionary knows. The dictionary also slows down my writing because it is such interesting reading that I am distracted. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#38. I barrel into his arms, my mouth connecting with his. Seizing him. Feeling him. Loving him. - Author: K.A. Tucker
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#39. We were weirdos, Fiona and I. Creative minds like ours were the minds of aliens. And the soul-suckers, the plagiarists, the malicious people like Charlie? They were sapping us. It was our mission to get away from them. - Author: Aaron Starmer
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#40. Oh well, thought Jane, that's how men are. He's probably taking it for granted. She found it very pleasant to be taken for granted by Stan - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#41. Dear Emily, This week I went to the library. I got Black Beauty. It is about a horse. It is the best book I ever read. I read it three times. I have to go now. Write soon. Yours truly, Muriel. P.S. Mama sends her love. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#42. People are inclined to say that I am Ramona. I'm not sure that's true, but I did share some experiences with her. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#43. I am not a pest, Ramona Quimby told her big sister Beezus. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#44. The excitable observer will pass judgement first and then make knowledge conform to judgement; the prudent observer will first learn to know and then judge according to knowledge. - Author: Thomas Cleary
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#45. I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#46. These are books that want to be read out loud. These are books kids share with each other, and I think that's important. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#47. Ramona was originally an accidental character I added to the Henry Huggins books because I noticed that none of the characters had siblings. I added Ramona as Beazus' pestering little sister. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#48. When a kid says "smell my hand," it almost never smells like cinnamon. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#49. For me, it's been a treat to interact with authors who were publishing when I was a young reader. Judy Blume once gave me a pep talk at a writing conference. I had a short story featured in the same anthology as Beverly Cleary. Magic. - Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
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#50. Children are like sponges; they start to smell after a little while. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#51. He just couldn't believe that he could do it. But what he didn't know was whether he couldn't believe it or that he didn't want to believe it. - Author: Brian Cleary
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#52. She would not have hurt the old man's feelings for anything in the world. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#53. Over the years, I have been approached about making Ramona into a cartoon or movie, but I was afraid that no one could really capture the spunky character of Ramona. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#54. The Buddhas speak the wondrous sound throughout the world; the Teachings spoken over countless ages can all be expounded in a single word. - Author: Thomas Cleary
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#55. All her life she had wanted to squeeze the toothpaste really squeeze it,not just one little squirt ... The paste coiled and swirled and mounded in the washbasin. Ramona decorated the mound with toothpaste roses as if it was a toothpaste birthday cake - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#56. One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#57. Ramona grabbed the book. "It's mine. I told you it was mine!" Then she turned to Beezus and said triumphantly, "You said people didn't buy books at the library and now you just bought one! - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#58. That's pretty bold of you, Jill Cleary." His eyes sparkled when he teased. "We've only known each other a few hours, and you're already talking about us getting pets together. - Author: Carolyn Brown
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#59. Philosophy does not have to be only an intellectual exercise but can be used to understand everyday living. - Author: Skye Cleary
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#60. Novels by British writers are among my favorites because our family has enjoyed travel in England and because they are written with an economy of words as if they were written with a pen instead of a computer. Penelope Fitzgerald is a favorite. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#61. If a couple has their picture taken at a wedding or other social gathering, and the woman looks hot, her guy could be blinking, chewing, or even mid-sneeze, and she'll still display it on her desk at work. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#62. Today I discovered two kinds of people who go to high school: those who wear new clothes to show off on the first day, and those who wear their oldest clothes to show they think school is unimportant. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#63. My mother always kept library books in the house, and one rainy Sunday afternoon - this was before television, and we didn't even have a radio - I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered I was reading and enjoying what I read. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#64. He would be atleast sixteen-old enough to have a driver's licence- and he would have crinkles around his eyes that showed he had a sense of humor and he would be tall, the kind of boy all the other girls would like to date - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#65. The officer asks me if I want to press charges against Trent and I glare at him like he's grown an arm out of his ass. - Author: K.A. Tucker
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#66. I do a lot of books on tape for Beverly Cleary, and another 'Smurfs' shout-out for that demographic. - Author: Neil Patrick Harris
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#67. The key to writing successful YA is to keep the adults out of the story as much as possible. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#68. I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#69. People are usually surprised to hear this, but I don't really read children's books. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#70. Because of barriers of knowledge, barriers of state, and barriers of action, seeing your own buddha nature is like seeing color at night. - Author: Thomas Cleary
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#71. If I have a talent for making some fourth-grader who hates school and reading to hate it a little less, then I have to do the most with what I've been issued. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#72. If we finished our work, the teacher would say, 'Now don't read ahead.' But sometimes I hid the book I was reading behind my geography book and did read ahead. You can hide a lot behind a geography book. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#73. In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers, if not better. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#74. I wanted to be a ballerina. I changed my mind. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#75. Words were so puzzling. Present should mean a present just as attack should mean to stick tacks in people. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#76. And the muscles of his scrawny arms Are strong as rubber bands. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#77. He's not a bad guy, deep down," I said.
My dad slipped the key into the door. "Deep down, no one is. But you make choices. - Author: Aaron Starmer
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#78. If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#79. When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#80. The Buddha is like space, with no inherent nature; appearing in the world to benefit the living, his features and refinements are like reflections. - Author: Thomas Cleary
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#81. I grew up before there were strict leash laws. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#82. Amy thought a moment. How could they get rid of their mother? We could have her away taking care of a sick neighbor, and we are all alone in the house - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#83. Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#84. Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#85. Uncle Avery, who was not only postmaster but mayor of Pitchfork as well. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#86. Not only is love blind, it's a little hard of hearing. - Author: Brian P. Cleary
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#87. I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but I don't know that I want to burden third- and fourth-graders with them. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#88. I'm just lucky. I do have very clear memories of childhood. I find that many people don't, but I'm just very fortunate that I have that kind of memory. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#89. I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#90. That was the trouble with this house. A girl couldn't even carry on a telephone conversation with any privacy - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#91. I hope children will be happy with the books I've written, and go on to be readers all of their lives. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#92. I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#93. She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#94. With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down. I read them picture books until they were reading on their own. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#95. They wiped his paws on a good bath towel whenever he came in with wet feet, because they had not been married long enough to have an old bath towel, - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#96. All knowledge is valuable to a librarian. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#97. I know this is probably sort of sudden." The boy hesitated. "But I was wodnering if you would care to go to the movies with me tomorrow night. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#98. Say, who is this Mr. King?" "What Mr. King?" asked Ramona, walking into his trap. "Nosmo King, - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#99. I don't think children themselves have changed that much. It's the world that has changed. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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#100. I like to read, walk, cook, and travel to cities. We live in the country, so we miss museums and the bustle of city life. - Author: Beverly Cleary
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