Barbara Park quotes

  • There are those who believe that the value of a children's book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that's huge.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Children #Believe #Book

  • A little glitter can turn your whole day around.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Glitter #Littles #Turns

  • Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except, I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all.
    -- Barbara Park

  • I find the term perfect child to be an oxymoron.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Children #Perfect #Oxymoron

  • Even though sometimes you can control your anger, you can't control your sadness.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Sadness #Sometimes

  • My senior year of high school, I was voted Wittiest. So, several years later, I decided to try my hand at writing humor to see if I could be witty enough to make some money.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Senior #Witty #School

  • Society just has a way of inhibiting you, which is good and bad.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Way #Good And Bad

  • Moving makes you feel all alone inside.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Moving #All Alone #Feels

  • I don't really believe in pretending to be happy when you're not. Mostly I believe that you should burden your friends with your problems.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Friends #Believe #Problem

  • A stick or a stone only stings for a minute. A name seems to hurt forever.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Hurt #Names #Forever

  • I was a good kid, but I was just very chatty. Teachers were rarely entertained, but occasionally a child was, which was enough for me. Everything was so urgent. I needed to say it immediately.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Teacher #Children #Kids

  • I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. It's perfectly okay to take a book, read it, have a good time, giggle and laugh - and turn off the TV. I love that.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Book #Thinking #Two

  • Sometimes grown ups don't act their right old age
    -- Barbara Park

    #Age #Sometimes #Old Age

  • Sometimes I think he’s the kind of friend that grownups call a ‘fair-weather friend.’ That means when everything’s going smoothly, he’s the best friend a guy could want. But as soon as something goes wrong…(he) sort of turns on you.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Mean #Thinking #Weather

  • When you’re in between dreams, you get to lean back and relax and stop trying so hard. Trying to be somebody, I mean. It’s not as exciting as being a television star, but it’s not that bad, either. You just have to learn to be satisfied with the way you are for a while. Not Forever. Just until you’re finished resting.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Dream #Stars #Mean

  • And sometimes when you're very mixed-up inside, you do things you know you shouldn't do.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Sometimes

  • Can't we be friends?' I hate your guts, Frankovitch' Can't our guts be friends?
    -- Barbara Park

    #Hate #I Hate #Guts

  • The upside to grief is it takes away your appetite. When people say you look good they really mean it. Nature's thoughtful that way.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Grief #Mean #Thoughtful

  • I'm not actually sure I'm grown-up enough for grown-up books,
    -- Barbara Park

    #Book #Enough

  • I'm so lazy as far as liking to get up, go to the office in my pajamas, get dressed about noon. And I hate flying. So I have this really laid-back, good lifestyle, and it's hard to nudge me out of it.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Good Life #Hate #Office

  • Our nannas are losers.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Loser