Cynthia Voigt quotes

  • She looked at her hand: Just some hand, holding a cheap pen. Some girls’ hand. She had nothing to do with that hand. Let that hand do whatever it wanted to.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Girl #Hands #Hand Holding

  • Rebellion is necessary for development of character.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Character #Development #Rebellion

  • Maybe life was like a sea, and all the people were like boats ... Everybody who was born was cast into the sea. Winds would blow them in all directions. Tides would rise and turn, in their own rhythm. And the boats - they just went along as best they could, trying to find a harbor.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Life #Blow #Wind

  • The worst things weren't outside of you.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Self #Worst

  • ...a really good friend, the kind of friend who - when they were together both of them were more able to be who they really were.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Good Friend #Together #Able

  • All I wanted to do was read, to be told stories. Stories were full of excitement and emotions and characters that entertained and often inspired.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Character #Stories #Emotion

  • I love teaching; I love little kids.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Teaching #Kids #Littles

  • I didnt write anything at all except book reports until I was in seventh grade, and then I wrote mostly poetry for myself.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Book #Writing #Grades

  • I was no scholar in college, and was arrogant about what I thought.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #College #Arrogant #Scholar

  • Kids are really tougher than adults, but we tend to forget this in an affluent society that lets kids indulge themselves.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Kids #Adults #Forget

  • You could say that all of life is a series of last chances.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Life #Lasts #Chance

  • ...When this map was made, there was only empty forest in the south," Gran told Birle."Not empty," Granda corrected her. "The forest is never empty.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Maps #Forests #Empty

  • But I'll tell you something else, too. Something I've learned, the hard way. I guess"—Gram laughed a little—"I'm the kind of person who has to learn things the hard way. You've got to hold on. Hold on to people. They can get away from you. It's not always going to be fun, but if you don't—hold on—then you lose them.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Fun #People #Littles

  • You must not let yourself become too respectable. Keep yourself a little wild. What is life for, if not for the living of it?
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Littles #What Is Life #Respectable

  • She couldn’t get any farther away inside from her skin. She couldn’t get away.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Skins #Get Away

  • I have the feeling that I know who I am, only I'm not anymore.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Who I Am #Feelings

  • I got to thinking—when it was too late—you have to reach out to people. To your family, too. You can't just let them sit there, you should put your hand out. If they slap it back, well you reach out again if you care enough. If you don't care enough, you forget about them, if you can.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Thinking #Hands #People

  • People can be unimaginably foolish...and they can be unimaginably grand, at times.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #People #Foolish

  • Hiding under the bed doesn't make the worry stop.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Worry #Bed #Hiding

  • When a daring idea first crosses one's mind, if it is to be realized in the future it is often appealing. Then, as the time for its execution comes nearer, one begins to dread that which had once been anticipated.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #Ideas #Mind #Firsts

  • By the time I started high school, I knew I wanted to be a writer. After graduating from Smith College in Massachusetts, I moved to New York City and worked for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson.
    -- Cynthia Voigt

    #New York #School #College