James Howe quotes

  • Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance.
    -- James Howe

    #Dance #Dirty #Life Is Short

  • Banning books is just another form of bullying. It's all about fear and an assumption of power. The key is to address the fear and deny the power.
    -- James Howe

    #Bullying #Book #Keys

  • This business of really knowing people, deep down, including your own self, it is not something you can learn in school or from a book. It takes your whole being to do it—your eyes and your ears, your brain and your heart. Maybe your heart most of all. —Bobby Goodspeed
    -- James Howe

    #Book #Eye #Heart

  • Another Thing I'm Sick of Hearing: If I started that gay rights group, I must be gay. So if i start an animal rights group, what does that make me? A giraffe?
    -- James Howe

    #Gay #Animal #Rights

  • [Button] If Gay and Lesbian people are given civil rights, soon everyone will want them
    -- James Howe

    #Gay #Rights #People

  • Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit.
    -- James Howe

    #Names #May #Stones

  • When you're living through it, though, especially when you are twelve and you think the whole world is changing until you realize it isn't the world, it's you, no piece seems little. It's all so big you think it can kill you. But it doesn't. Which is why the story goes on.
    -- James Howe

    #Thinking #Twelve #Stories

  • The point is that something I thought was perfect has been broken, and I'm having to find the beauty in what is there instead of what I thought was there. Like this shell. I can either spend all my time wishing it were perfect, trying to imagine it the way it was or might have been, or I can see how beautiful it is just like this.
    -- James Howe

    #Beautiful #Broken #Perfect

  • Sometimes I wish I were a character in a book and there was a writer out there giving me things to say.
    -- James Howe

    #Book #Character #Giving

  • We all start out thinking that there is such a thing as perfection and that there's something wrong with us if we settle for less. First we won't eat the food with the brown spots. Then we hate ourselves because we have our own brown spots—pimples or ears that are too big or legs that are too skinny.
    -- James Howe

    #Hate #Thinking #Perfection

  • Crying can help, too. People are often afraid to cry because they are told that crying is for babies. Crying does not make you a baby, no matter what anyone says. There are times when people feel so bad that they can't express their feelings in words. At those times, crying helps.
    -- James Howe

    #Baby #People #Feelings

  • Dear Skeezie, Today I ran after a boy as he was trying to get away. I tackled him and we both landed in the mud. Do you think I appeared desperate?-Joe Bunch
    -- James Howe

    #Thinking #Boys #Trying

  • The future is a trickster rabbit, full of surprises. Only the past is predictable. -Bobby Goodspeed
    -- James Howe

    #Past #Rabbits #Surprise

  • Sometimes kids just act impulsively, but it's because we have strong feelings, not because we're trying to make trouble.
    -- James Howe

    #Strong #Kids #Feelings

  • Another thing I think about names is that they DO hurt. They hurt because we believe them. We think they are telling us something true about ourselves, something other people can see even if we don't. —Bobby Goodspeed
    -- James Howe

    #Hurt #Believe #Thinking

  • The way I look at it, love does not necessarily make for a happy ending any more than winning does. What makes for a happy ending is what Addie said all along: freedom. The freedom to be who you are without anybody calling you names. —Bobby Goodspeed
    -- James Howe

    #Winning #Names #Be Who You Are

  • There's no such thing as a wasted wish.
    -- James Howe

    #Wish

  • A day can start out ordinary and end up being in the top ten. —Joe Bunch
    -- James Howe

    #Ordinary #Ends #Bunch

  • I never thought I could write this much and now that it's coming to an end, I feel sad that I have to stop, sort of the way you feel at the end of a really good book and you know you're going to miss the main character. But in this case, the main character is me! Myself. Joe (formerly JoDan) Bunch. —Joe Bunch
    -- James Howe

    #Book #Writing #Character

  • I hated that the soldier doll had my name. I mean, please. I didn't play with him much. He was another Christmas present from my clueless grandparents. One time when they were visiting, my grandpa asked me if G.I. Joe had been in any wars lately. I said, "No, but he and Ken got married last week." Every Christmas since then, my grandparents have sent me a check.
    -- James Howe

    #War #Clueless #Mean

  • And that's an even greater love: to love somebody when he's a little...worn at the edges. —Teddy Bear
    -- James Howe

    #Littles #Bears #Teddy Bear

  • So, this is a rabbit, I thought. He sort of looks like Chester, only he's got longer ears and a shorter tail. And a motor in his nose.
    -- James Howe

    #Rabbits #Tails #Looks