Judy Blume Quotes

Judy Blume Quotes

That's not a bad word...hate and war are bad words, but fuck isn't.

Snoring keeps the monsters away.

My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.

Things change…things happen…things you can’t even imagine when you’re young and full of hope.

The truth will make you odd.

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.

If you aren't any religion, how will you know if you should join the Y or the Jewish Community Center?

We must, we must, we must increase our bust.

Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.

Sex is a commitment...Once you're there you can't go back to holding hands...and when you give yourself both mentally and physically...well, you're completely vulnerable.

Nights are the worst. You just don't know what it's like for me, trying not to think of [him]...knowing that we're going to be apart for so long. It's pure torture.

I made promises to you that I'm not sure I can keep.

...Sometimes spending a lot of time together can end a romance faster than anything else.

[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.

I think the child I was until 12 was so much more interesting than the teenager I became. As a teenager, you get wrapped up in your friends and sexual stuff, and the imaginative life you had, it just goes. And mine was so rich and fun. Fortunately, I was able to tap back into that later on [through my books] to save my life.

Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me.

I still get angry when older people assume that everyone in my generation, screws around. They're probably the same ones who think all kids use dope. It's true that we are more open than our parents but that just means we accept sex and talk about it. It doesn't mean we are all jumping into bed together.

You've got to enjoy whatever you can and forget about the rest.

Do you think just having a baby automatically makes you love it?'

'I'm not sure... you might have to learn to love it, like any other person.

In this age of censorship, I mourn the loss of books that will never be written, I mourn the voices that will be silenced-writers' voices, teachers' voices, students' voices-and all because of fear.

We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?

Victoria closes her eyes, breathing in the familiar scent, and for a moment it's as if they've never been apart. They're still Vixen and Cassandra, summer sisters forever. The rest is a mistake, a crazy joke.

A person can have a happy and fulfilling life without children.

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