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“Our finger prints don't fade from the lives we touch.”
Judy Blume
“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
Judy Blume
“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.”
Judy Blume
“[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.”
Judy Blume
“That's not a bad word...hate and war are bad words, but fuck isn't.”
Judy Blume, Forever
“The truth will make you odd.”
Judy Blume
“Not everything has to have a point. Some things just are. ”
Judy Blume, Summer Sisters
“Snoring keeps the monsters away.”
Judy Blume, Fudge-a-Mania
“some changes happen deep down inside of you. And the truth is, only you know about them. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be.”
Judy Blume, Tiger Eyes
“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
Judy Blume, Tiger Eyes
“You've never been in love," she said. "You don't understand."

"If being in love means giving up your freedom, not to mention your opportunities," Caitlin said, "Then I haven't missed anything.”
Judy Blume, Summer Sisters
“Like my mother said, you can't go back to holding hands”
Judy Blume, Forever
“you can't deny they ever happened. You can't deny you ever loved them, love them still, even if loving them causes you pain”
Judy Blume
“The best books come from someplace deep inside.... Become emotionally involved. If you don't care about your characters, your readers won't either.”
Judy Blume
“Precious Child... nothing matters but the moment. There might be no tomorrow and even if there is, nobody gives a damn.”
Judy Blume, Summer Sisters
“Believe in yourself and you can achieve greatness in your life.”
Judy Blume
“I love you, Michael Wagner.”

“Forever?” he asked.

“Forever,” I said.”
Judy Blume, Forever
“We must, we must, we must increase our bust.”
Judy Blume, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
“Without peanut butter, I might starve.”
Judy Blume
“We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?”
Judy Blume
“Fear is often disguised as moral outrage.”
Judy Blume
“Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you've got to fight it.”
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“Things change…things happen…things you can’t even imagine when you’re young and full of hope.”
Judy Blume
“Censors never go after books unless kids already like them. I don’t even think they know to go after books until they know that children are interested in reading this book, therefore there must be something in it that’s wrong.”
Judy Blume
“Suddenly question number four popped into my mind. Have you thought about how this relationship will end?”
Judy Blume, Forever
“I can't let safety and security become the focus of my life.”
Judy Blume, Tiger Eyes
“What's the point of thinking about how it's going to end when it's just the beginning?”
Judy Blume, Summer Sisters
“Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.”
Judy Blume, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
“She wondered if all the firsts in her life would go by so quickly, and be forgotten just as quickly.”
Judy Blume, Summer Sisters
“I made promises to you that I'm not sure I can keep. None of it has anything to do with you. It's just that I don't know what to do now. You must be thinking what a rotten person I am. Well, believe me, I'm thinking the same thing. I don't know how this happened or why. Maybe I can get over it. Do you think you can wait—because I don't want you to stop loving me. I keep remembering us and how it was. I don't want to hurt you … not ever …”
Judy Blume, Forever

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