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Jill Paton Walsh

  • There is nothing more important than writing well for the young, if literature is to have a continuance ... They will inherit the earth; and nothing that we value will endure in the world unless they can be persuaded to value it too.

    • Jill Paton Walsh,
    • in Eleanor Cameron, The Seed and the Vision ()
  • It is only grown-ups who want children to be children; children themselves always want to be real people ...

    • Jill Paton Walsh,
    • in Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L. Sayers, A Presumption of Death ()
  • If you tell someone a secret, and ask them to keep it secret, you are asking them to display a discretion you are unable to display yourself.

Jill Paton Walsh, English writer


Full name: Gillian Bliss Paton Walsh.