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“I think how you look is the most important thing in the world. If you look cute, you are cute; if you look smart, you are smart, and if you don't look like anything, you aren't anything.”
“Writing is like anything — baseball playing, piano playing, sewing, hammering nails. The more you work on it, the better you get. But it seems to take a longer time to get better at writing than hammering nails.”
“... the real reason I had wanted to grow up, the main reason I had been willing to even consider becoming an adult, was so I could have as many pets as I wanted.”
“When I type a title page, I hold it and I look at it and I think, I just need four thousand sentences to go with this and I'll have a book!”
“For me, reading books and writing them are tied together. The words of other writers teach me and refresh me and inspire me.”
“... just because you don't see a snake doesn't mean that it doesn't see you.”
Betsy Byars, U.S. writer, Newbery winner
Full name: Betsy Cromer Byars.