Cynthia Rylant quotes

  • It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Inspiring #Sometimes #Lost

  • God turns clouds inside out to make fluffy beds for the dogs in Dog Heaven, and when they are tired from running and barking and eating ham-sandwich biscuits, the dogs find a cloud bed for sleeping. God watches over each one of them. And there are no bad dreams.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Running #Dream #Dog

  • I learned to write from authors. I didn't know any, but I read their books.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Book #Writing

  • It is odd how we sometimes deny ourselves the very pleasure we have longed for and which is finally within our reach.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Sometimes #Odd #Pleasure

  • I love being a writer because I want to leave something here on earth to make it better, prettier, stronger.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Love Is #Stronger #Earth

  • That's got to be at least one of the benefits of heaven - never having to act normal again.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Heaven #Benefits #Normal

  • In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Morning #Fog #Years

  • In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Dancer #Tree #Lovely

  • I am so grateful to be a writer. I hope every child grows up and finds something to do that will seem important and that will seem precious. Happy living and, especially, happy playing.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Children #Growing Up #Grateful

  • Every person is able to add beauty, whether by growing flowers, or singing, or cooking luscious meals, or raising sweet pets. Every part of life can be art.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Beauty #Sweet #Art

  • I want to do something important in my life, and I think that adding beauty to the world with books... really is important.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Book #Thinking #Important

  • They say that to be a writer you must first have an unhappy childhood. I don't know if unhappiness is necessary, but I think maybe some children who have suffered a loss too great for words grow up into writers who are always trying to find those words, trying to find a meaning for the way they have lived
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Children #Growing Up #Loss

  • But what is it that makes a person want to stay here on this earth anyway, and go on suffering the most awful pain just for the sake of getting to stay? I used to think it was because people fear death. But now I think it is because people can't bear saying goodbye.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Goodbye #Pain #Thinking

  • But those with an evil heart seem to have a talent for destroying anything beautiful which is about to bloom.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Beautiful #Heart #Evil

  • When the wicked want to bring down the innocent, they aim for a loving heart.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Heart #Wicked #Want

  • And, finally, I know, too. That throwing away this mess doesn't mean I'm giving something up. Or losing something I can't get back. It's just that there are too many pieces and too much dust. I'm just ready for something whole." —Pete Cassidy
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Mean #Dust #Giving

  • But I know now that you can't expect anything from anybody. If somebody loves you, it's because he wants to. And it's never because it's what he's supposed to do." —Pete Cassidy
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Love You #Want

  • [May] understood people and she let them be whatever way they needed to be. She had faith in every single person she ever met, and this never failed her, for nobody ever disappointed May. Seems people knew she saw the very best of them, and they'd turn that side to her to give her a better look.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #People #Giving #Looks