Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo

Do you think everybody misses somebody? Like I miss my mama?” “Mmmm-hmmm,” said Gloria. She closed her eyes. “I believe, sometimes, that the whole world has an aching heart.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one?More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is our duty and our joy to communicate our hearts to each other. Words assist us in this task.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So many miracles have not yet happened.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have learned how to love. And it's a terrible thing. I'm broken. My heart is broken. Help me.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe, sometimes, that the whole world has an aching heart.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have done quite a few signings at bookstores, libraries and conferences. I have received phone calls and letters from people who liked the book.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You are the ever-expanding universe to meMore Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once there was a princess who was very beautiful. She shone bright as the stars on a moonless night. But what difference did it make that she was beautiful? None. No difference." Why did it make no difference?" asked Abilene. Because," said Pellegrina, "She was a princess who loved no one and cared nothing for love, even though there were many who loved her.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Reader, you must know that an interesting fate (sometimes involving rats, sometimes not) awaits almost everyone, mouse or man, who does not conform.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He was weeping. Although 'weeping' really is to small a word for the activity the kind had undertaken. Tears were cascading from his eyes. A small puddle had formed at his feet. I am not exaggerating. The king, it seemed, was intent on crying himself a river.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Despereaux marveled at his own bravery. He admired his own defiance. And then, reader, he fainted.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At the thought of being eaten by rats, Despereaux forgot about being brave. He forgot about not being a disappointment. He felt himself heading into another faint. But his mother, who had an excellent sense of dramatic timing, beat him to it; she executed a beautiful, flawless swoon, landing right at Despereaux's feet.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At least Lester had the decency to weep at his act of perfidy. Reader, do you know what 'perfidy' means? I have a feeling you do, based on the scene that unfolded here. But you should look up the word in your dictionary, just to be sure.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love, as we have already discussed, is a powerful, wonderful, ridiculous thing, capable of moving mountains. And spools of thread.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can't always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other. And we appreciate the task you put down before us, of loving each other the best we can, even as you love us.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Farewell” is not the word that you would like to hear from your mother as you are being led to the dungeon by 2 oversize mice in black hoods. Words that you would like to hear are “Take me instead, I will go to the dungeon in my sons place.” There is a great deal of comfort in those words.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you have no intention of loving or being loved, the whole journey is pointless.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are those hearts, reader, that never mend again once they are broken. Or if they do mend, they heal themselves in a crooked and lopsided way, as if sewn together by a careless craftsman. Such was the fate of Chiaroscuro. His heart was broken. Picking up the spoon and placing it on his head, speaking of revenge, these things helped him to put his heart together again. But it was, alas, put together wrong.More Kate DiCamillo [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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