"My mom has a tape from when I was, like, 2 years old, talking with my grandma, telling her a story that's really elaborate about werewolves and wolves."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Amanda Hocking on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Amanda Hocking on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Amanda Hocking on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Amanda Hocking on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Amanda Hocking on Pablo Picasso
"I don't want to be famous per se, but I want to write books for as long as I can. And I plan on writing a lot."
"I was always depressed growing up. There wasn't a reason for it, I just was. I was sad and morose. I cried a lot, I wrote a lot, and I read a lot and that was how I dealt with it."