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"There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress"
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"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head"
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"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
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"At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration"
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"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us"
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"Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology"
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"You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place"
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"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling"
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"Years teach us more than books"
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"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us"
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"The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best"
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"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity"
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"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
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"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older"
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"The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding"
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"Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great"
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"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now"
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"Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?"
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"One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again"
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"Success is a journey, not a destination"
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"The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me"
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"I could be such a wonderful wife to another wife's husband"
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"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces"
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"You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned"
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"We will have to give up the hope that, if we try hard, we somehow will always do right by our children. The connection is imperfect. We will sometimes do wrong"
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"Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it"
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"Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there"
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"Because we believe ourselves to be better parents than our parents, we expect to produce better children than they produced"
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"Love is the same as like except you feel sexier"
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"Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia"
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