E. L. Konigsburg Quotes & Sayings

13 most famous E. L. Konigsburg quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“The essential problems remain the same... The kids I write about are asking for the same things I wanted. They want two contradictory things. They want to be the same as everyone else, and they want to be different from everyone else. They want acceptance for both.”
E. L. Konigsburg Quotes
“I get ideas for my books from people I know and what happens to them, from places I've been and what happens to me, and from things I read.”
E. L. Konigsburg Quotes
“I think most of us are outsiders. And I think that's good because it makes you question things.”
“Characters are so important to a story that they actually decide where the story is going. When I write, I know my characters. I know how things are going to end, and I know some important incidents along the way.”
“Growing up in a small town gives you two things: a sense of place and a feeling of self-consciousness - self-consciousness about one's education and exposure, both of which tend to be limited. On the other hand, limited possibilities also mean creating your own options.”
“I think it's important to experience kindness so that you can experience it more in the future. I believe that patterns of emotional behavior are set down before adolescence. And I think that if you have not observed kindness, you will not recognize it. You have to experience kindness in order to be kind.”
E. L. Konigsburg Quotes
“Art comes from a visceral need and is usually generated by something I have seen; writing comes from something that happens in my head and my heart.”
“After I won the Newbery Medal for 'From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,' children all over the world let me know that they liked books that take them to unusual places where they meet unusual people.”
“I was born in New York City. But my family moved when I was still an infant. Except for a year and half when we lived in Youngstown, Ohio, I grew up in small towns in Pennsylvania. I graduated from high school in Farrell, Pennsylvania.”
“I was the first one in my family to go away to college. I came from a small town where there was no guidance in the high school at all. It was a mill town, and I never knew anyone who made their living from the arts. When you did go away to college, you went away to be something - an engineer, or a teacher, or a chemist.”

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