Gabrielle Zevin Quotes

Gabrielle Zevin (born October 24, 1977, New York City) is an American author and screenwriter.

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Before I liked to write, I liked to type. I remember visiting my grandmother Adele in Ponce Inlet, Florida, when I was three years old, and she had an IBM electric typewriter.

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But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that's life, isn't it?

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For the record, I have long suspected that my favorite book is actually 'Charlotte's Web.'

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You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?

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On, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.

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I wish that the adults who are 'in power' cared more about what their children read. Books are incredibly powerful when we are young - the books I read as a child have stayed with me my entire life - and yet, the people who write about books, for the most part, completely ignore children's literature.

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I remember visiting my grandmother Adele in Ponce Inlet, Florida, when I was three years old, and she had an IBM electric typewriter. I thought that this electric typewriter was about the most fascinating toy in the world - I liked the little bell and the sounds and the feel of the keys and especially the erase key.

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Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?

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The theme of the dance was "Great Romances," or some such nonsense. There were projections of supposedly great couples from the past on the walls of the gym. Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hermione and Ron, Bonnie and Clyde, etc.

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Tragedy is when someone ends up dead.Everything else is just a bump in the road.

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That Woman is in love with her own grief.

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When I was in my twenties and broke, I'd buy books before food. A meal will sustain you for a few hours, a good book will sustain you for life.

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In the end, the end of a life only matters to friends, family, and other folks you used to know. For everyone else, it's just another end.

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I shouldn't have done that," I said. That was when I kissed him again. May God forgive me for this and all these things I've done.

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Sorry but nothing of much importance ever happened to me...I'm just a girl who forgot to look both ways before crossing the street.

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