Katherine Paterson Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Katherine Paterson quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's an 84 year old American author born on Oct 31, 1932.

Katherine Paterson Quotes
“I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you're not the center of the universe.”
“Some say it is the elements of hope and wonder in children's books that make them special. But there are many dark young adult novels these days. Adults loved Harry Potter, though it was written for the young. In the end, it is probably up to the reader of any age to decide if this book is for him or her.”
Katherine Paterson Quotes
“All of us use art and literature as an escape from time to time, but if it's any good, it has a healing quality - a quality that enlarges our human spirits.”
“The problem with people who are afraid of imagination, of fantasy, is that their world becomes so narrow that I don't see how they can imagine beyond what their senses can verify. We know from science that there are entire worlds that our senses can't verify.”
Katherine Paterson Quotes
“If you're so afraid of your imagination that you stifle it, how are you going to know God? How can you imagine heaven?”
Katherine Paterson Quotes
“I can't believe there will ever be a time when the book is truly obsolete. It is the perfect technology and feeds the soul.”
Katherine Paterson Quotes
“Kids often ask me if characters are real or made up - and I always tell them, 'I hope they're real but I made them up.'”
“I know a movie and a book are two different things and you are going do different media in different ways. No author can want a movie to be exactly like the book because then it will be a bad movie.”
Katherine Paterson Quotes
“A story is open-ended. A story invites you into it to make your own meaning.”
Katherine Paterson Quotes
“I love to read. But I loved to read a lot longer than I started to love writing.”

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