E.L. Konigsburg Quotes

E.L. Konigsburg Quotes

It is sometimes necessary to use unnecessary words like thank you and please just to make life prettier.

Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you.

I've been the oldest child since before you were born

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.

Nathan, how can you stand playing the same piece over and over again?" And Grandpa Nate answered, "Why don't you ask me how I can stand making love to the same woman over and over again?

Friendship is a combination of art and craft. The craft part is in knowing how to give and how to take. The art part is in knowing when, and the whole process only works when no one is keeping track.

He also learned to regard each port of call as part of the journey and not as destination. Every voyage begins when you do.

Jamie: The only kind of deal that I can make is with money, and we haven't got any of that.
Mrs. Frankweiler: You are very poor indeed if that is the only kind of deal you can make

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