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Judy Blume Quotes

My mother was my greatest fan.
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My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.

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Like my mother said, you can't go back to holding hands

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Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you've got to fight it.

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When I'm writing a book, you can't think about your audience. You're going to be in big trouble if you think about it. You're got to write from deep inside.

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Love at thirteen is nothing like love at eighteen.

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You're an asshole, you know that? Stick your finger up your butt and take a whiff. That's you. A piece of shit!

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I love to watch to him while he sleeps. Besides everything else he is really my best friend now. It's a different kind of friendship ... It makes me wish I could share every day with him.

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I wanted them," Fudge whined.
"I know you did. But we can't buy everything you want." [Mom told him]
"Why"
"We don't have the money to buy ... " I could tell Mom was having a hard time explaining this. She thought for a minute before she finished. " ... just for the sake of buying. Money doesn't grow on trees."
"I know it doesn't grow on trees," Fudge said. "You get it at the ATM."
"You can't just go to the ATM whenever you want money," Mom told him.
"Yes you can," Fudge said. "You put in your card and money comes out. It works every time."
"No. You have to deposit money into your account first," Mom said. "You work hard and try to save part of your salary every week. The cash machine is just a way to get some of your money out your account. It doesn't spit out money because you want it. It's not that easy."
"I know, Mom," Fudge said. "Sometimes you have to stand on line."
Mom sighed and looked at me. "Got any ideas Peter?

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Victoria closes her eyes, breathing in the familiar scent, and for a moment it's as if they've never been apart. They're still Vixen and Cassandra, summer sisters forever. The rest is a mistake, a crazy joke.

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I'm a more skilled writer now, but after 23 books it's harder to be fresh and that's really important to me. I don't want to write the same thing over and over again.

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Some characters become your friends for life. That's how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy.

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I stop and think before I start a new book and ask myself do I really want to spend the next year or two or three with these characters because if I don't, then I shouldn't be writing about them.

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Something awful happens to a person who grows up as a creative kid and suddenly finds no creative outlet as an adult.

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I have to go with what comes naturally to me. Fantasy isn't my thing. I did enjoy the Oz books when I was growing up and certainly my grandson and I read Harry Potter together. You write what you can as well as you can.

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I was sick all the time, one exotic illness after another, which lasted throughout my twenties. My worst decade. But from the day the first book was accepted, I never got sick again. Writing changed my life.

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