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Rebecca Wells

  • ... the process of a book's coming to life is not fully complete until your imagination meets mine on the page. The words evoke pictures and something altogether new is created, something different from the limits of my own skills and imagination. Something that is a marriage between your heart, mind, and body — and mine.

  • I never claimed to be a low-maintenance gal, but when I'm writing, it's particularly challenging. I lose things constantly: my watch, my glasses, my papers, my mind.

  • Don't ever admit you know a thing about cooking or it'll be used against you ...

  • ... we have to suffer mosquitoes the size of blackbirds.

  • I swear I could write a book about all the things no one has ever thanked me for.

  • The point is not knowing another person, or learning to love another person. The point is simply this: How tender can we bear to be? What good manners can we show as we welcome ourselves and others into our hearts?

  • Forget love. Try good manners.

Rebecca Wells, U.S. author, theater director

(1952)