I love this blog's "literary birthdays" feature.
Click on it quick. Some great quotes from Mr. Peck.
My favorites are the last two:
- Nobody but a reader becomes a writer.
- The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.
For more great Richard Peck quotes, check out Irene Latham's post, written after he spoke at the KAIGLER BOOK FESTIVAL in Hattiesburg, MS at the University of Southern Mississippi a few years ago.
Quotes like these:
"Childhood is a jungle, not a garden."
"Kids are not looking for authors in books; they are looking for themselves."