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“No place has delicatessen like New York.”
“Then Again, Maybe I Won't.”
“Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.”
“Anyone who works at home, particularly a woman, is expected to also run the household and be a parent. The family tends to think, 'Oh, she's not really working, so it doesn't matter if she does it today or doesn't do it today — if I need her to go shopping for shoes, she will do it. So what if she doesn't work today.' That, unfortunately, has remained true through all these years. And, even now, as a successful writer, I think the family still tends to feel that way — 'So what if she doesn't work today.'”
“My characters live inside my head for a long time before I actually start a book. They become so real to me, I talk about them at the dinner table as if they are real. Some people consider this weird. But my family understands.”
“... fear is often disguised as moral outrage.”
“And remember that you don't write because you want to: You write because you have to.”
Judy Blume, U.S. writer
Full name: Judy Sussman Blume.