"I am a big defender of 'Harry Potter,' and I think any book that gets kids to read are books that we should cherish, we should be thankful for them."
"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."Judy Blume on Tecumseh
"Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."Judy Blume on John Wooden
"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others."Judy Blume on Dalai Lama
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."Judy Blume on Albert Schweitzer
"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts."Judy Blume on Alan Cohen
"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."
"The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers."
"Ideas seem to come from everywhere - my life, everything I see, hear, and read, and most of all, from my imagination. I have a lot of imagination."
"I loved to read, and I think any child who loves to read will read anything, including the back of the cereal box, which I did every morning."
"What I remember when I started to write was how I couldn't wait to get up in the morning to get to my characters."
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