Margaret Mahy Quotes & Sayings

29 most famous Margaret Mahy quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was a New Zealander author who passed away on 23 July, 2012.

Margaret Mahy Quotes
“New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about. It can sometimes lead to complications.”
Margaret Mahy Quotes
“I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation.”
“I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else's, but I find that other people's imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me.”
Margaret Mahy Quotes
“Every writer has to find their own way into writing.”
“I once knew a house rather like The Land of Smiles - an old house occupied by a varied collection of young people, mainly students. However none of these people were true models for the characters in the book, though their way of life may have been.”
Margaret Mahy Quotes
“I've never actually been a fighter myself - fighting tires me out and I'm not an efficient fighter anyway - but I have certainly seen other people have great complicated goes at one another.”
Margaret Mahy Quotes
“In a way, the characters often do take over.”
Margaret Mahy Quotes
“Anyone interested in the world generally can't help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language.”
“Being a librarian certainly helped me with my writing because it made me even more of a reader, and I was always an enthusiastic reader. Writing and reading seem to me to be different aspects of a single imaginative act.”
Margaret Mahy Quotes
“I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.”

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