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Mabel Louise Robinson

  • We have thought that because children are young they are silly. We have forgotten the blind stirrings, the reaching outward of our own youth.

  • Over and over again women and men ... come to me saying, I don't know enough to write a book for adults, and so I'd like to try a book for children. And I tell them that when they have learned enough to write for an adult perhaps a child will listen to them.

    • Mabel Louise Robinson,
    • in Helen Hull, ed., The Writer's Book ()
  • Only as we give the children the truth about life can we expect any improvement in it.

    • Mabel Louise Robinson,
    • in Helen Hull, ed., The Writer's Book ()
  • From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.

    • Mabel Louise Robinson,
    • in Jon Winokur, ed., Mondo Canine ()

Mabel Louise Robinson, U.S. children's writer

(1874 - 1962)