Author S Note Quotes

Quotes tagged as "author-s-note" (showing 1-13 of 13)
John Green
“Neither novels or their readers benefit from any attempts to divine whether any facts hide inside a story. Such efforts attack the very idea that made-up stories can matter, which is sort of the foundational assumption of our species.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Terry Pratchett
“It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.”
Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

Libba Bray
“We are a country built by immigrants, dreams, daring, and opportunity. We are a country built by the horrors of slavery and genocide, the injustice of racism and exclusion. These realities exist side by side. It is our past and our present. The future is unwritten. This is a book about ghosts. For we live in a haunted house.”
Libba Bray, Before the Devil Breaks You

Kathryn Erskine
“Understanding people’s difficulties and—just as crucial—helping people understand their own difficulties and teaching them concrete ways to help themselves will help them better deal with their own lives and, in turn, ours.”
Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird

Stephanie Perkins
“Finally, thank you to Jarrod Perkins. I'm crying now just because I typed your name. I love you more than anyone. Ever. Times a hundred million billion. Etienne, Cricket, and Josh--they were all you, but none of them came even close to you. You are my best friend. You are my true love. You are my happily ever after. (author's acknowledgments)”
Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After

Tomi Adeyemi
“Children of Blood and Bone was written during a time where I kept turning on the news and seeing stories of unarmed black men, women, and children being shot by the police. I felt afraid and angry and helpless, but this book was the one thing that made me feel like I could do something about it. I told myself that if just one person could read it and have their hearts or minds changed, then I would've done something meaningful against a problem that often feels so much bigger than myself.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone

Carmen Rodrigues
“Life is hard, but it's also crazy-beautiful. Fight for your best life. You deserve it.”
Carmen Rodrigues, 34 Pieces of You

Kathryn Erskine
“Understanding people’s difficulties and—just as crucial—helping people understand their own difficulties and teaching them concrete ways to help themselves will help them better deal with their own lives and, in turn, ours.”
Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird

K. Ancrum
“If you drop the weight you are carrying, it is okay. You can build yourself back up out of the pieces.”
K. Ancrum, The Wicker King

Lisa See
“These are universals, as is the fear women feel during times of political upheaval that occur in what could still be called the outside world of men--whether during the Taiping Rebellion so many years ago or today for women in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Sudan, or even right here in this country in the post-9/11 era. On the surface, we as American women are independent, free, and mobile, but at our cores we still long for love, friendship, happiness, tranquility, and to be heard.”
Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

James Blish
“I for one refuse to believe that an enterprise so well conceived, so scrupulously produced, and so widely loved can stay boneyarded for long.
And I have 1,898 letters from people who don't believe it either.”
James Blish, Spock Must Die!

Ibi Zoboi
“We fold our immigrant selves into this veneer of what we think is African American girlhood. The result is more jagged than smooth. This tension between our inherited identities and our newly adopted selves filters into our relationships with other girls and the boys we love, and how we interact with the broken places around us.”
Ibi Zoboi, American Street

Katja Millay
“Life is short and TBR lists are long.”
Katja Millay