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Jean Craighead George

  • There is something all life has in common, and when I know what it is I shall know myself.

  • When fear seizes, change what you are doing. You are doing something wrong.

  • Wolves are brotherly. They love each other, and if you learn to speak to them, they will love you too.

  • ... the old Eskimo hunters she had known in her childhood thought the riches of life were intelligence, fearlessness, and love. A man with these gifts was rich and was a great spirit who was admired in the same way that the gussaks admired a man with money and goods.

  • Cats ... are completely self-sufficient and can leave you at any time and go off and make a living. And yet cats can have warm and loving relationships with humans.

  • Cat talk is a complicated, self-centered language. If you speak to your cat first, it probably won't speak back. Cats initiate conversations.

Jean Craighead George, U.S. writer, Newbery winnter

(1919 - 2012)