Ann Rinaldi Quotes.
A person doesn’t ask permission to fall in love; not even of themselves.
Let me say the good are often punished unfairly.
The people who founded America, who fought for its freedom, did not look to anyone else to get them out of their troubles. They took matters into their own hands and answered only to God and their peers. In today’s world, sacrifice and hardship are not in the everyday language, and instant gratification is foremost.
Because I had already resolved that if you’re afraid of love, your heart will break anyway, only in not half so nice a fashion as it does when you let somebody love you.
When a woman’s face is wrinkled And her hairs are sprinkled, With gray, Lackaday! Aside she’s cast, No one respect will pay; Remember, Lasses, remember. And while the sun shines make hay: You must not expect in December, The flowers you gathered in May.
Most of our miseries we bring on ourselves. And they’re the sum of our own stupidity.
Are all American girls as daft as you, Rachel?” “I hope so,” I said.
The most important thing we ever have to learn in life is to live with our choices.
When I wrote, I felt better, as if I had remade the world all of a piece, the way I wanted it to be, not the way it was.
Sometimes it takes courage to leave.
Love is like light and there are two kinds, the bursting fireworks of the moment and the solid, fixed stars that sometimes become obscured in the heavens, but are always there, year after year, for a lifetime.
Sometimes it take courage to leave.
There are depths to the human soul that should not be fathomed.
I will stand by you. You must not be afraid. This is a brave land, Susanna, founded by brave people who never shrank from their duty or their vision of freedom. But this land has a future only if each of us stands up for what is right when it is given us to do so.
When I write I am the real me.
As a child growing up in World War II, I was very moved and stirred by what was going on, but I distanced myself from history. I regarded history as just one more subject.