"It's hard for children's authors to be accepted when they try to write adult books. J.K. Rowling is the exception because people are so eager to read anything by her, but it took Judy Blume three or four tries before she had a success."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."R. L. Stine on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."R. L. Stine on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."R. L. Stine on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."R. L. Stine on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."R. L. Stine on Winston Churchill
"Everything that has happened to me has been amazing and surprising."
"I've never dreamed of a story idea. I have such boring dreams."
"Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age."
"I always just wanted to be funny. I never really planned to be scary."
"I started writing when I was 9 years old. I was like this weird kid who would just stay in my room, typing little funny magazines and drawing comic strips."