Kathi Appelt quotes

  • Purring is not so different from praying. To a tree, a cat's purr is one of the purest of all prayers, for in it lies a whole mixture of gratitude and longing, the twin ingredients of every prayer.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Gratitude #Prayer #Lying

  • Resounding…with wit, courage, and compassion. Skinny will speak to everyone who has ever felt invisible or unlovable.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Compassion #Skinny #Speak

  • They say that lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but the same is not true for courage. As it turns out, when courage strikes, it almost always begets more courage.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Lightning #Strikes #Turns

  • Nosotros somos paisanos. We are fellow countrymen. We come from the same soil.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Soil

  • Humans are designed to be with other humans, even those with mixed blood. They need each other's laughter. They require each other's sorrows.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Laughter #Blood #Sorrow

  • Memory is a slippery thing. When something terrible happens to you, like the loss of someone you love...memory can turn into a soft blanket that hides you from the loss.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Memories #Loss #Someone You Love

  • It's a soft-sounding word, 'never,' but its velvety timbre can't hide its sharp edges...Never pressed down on him. It grabbed him by the neck and shook him. He sucked in a deep breath, sucked in all that never and started to sneeze. Never filled his nose, his eyes, his soaking fur.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Eye #Necks #Fur

  • Like the sweet moon keeps the sky Like the wind goin' whooshing by When those ol' sunbeams break the day I will keep you while you play Just as ol' river keeps the fishes And little stars keep silver wishes Just as the ocean keeps the blue I will stand here close to you. When all around is dark and deep When them ol' shadows slowly creep Even when you're fast asleep It's you I'll keep, it's you I'll keep No need to cry, no need to fear I will always be right here. I will always be right here.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Sweet #Stars #Ocean

  • (He) had not realized how much he needed this sweet, friendly sound. How much he needed someone to settle in next to him. He didn't know that he needed to not be so solitary until at last he wasn't. So many needs in one old dog.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Sweet #Dog #Friendly

  • Paper Covers Rock is dazzling in its intensity and intelligence, spell-binding in its terrible beauty.
    -- Kathi Appelt

    #Rocks #Paper #Intensity