Catherine Ryan Hyde Quotes.
As authors, we all have to learn not to be reactive to public statements about our books. It’s really not our business what each reader thinks of them.
I guess it’s hard for people who are so used to things the way they are – even if they’re bad – to change. ‘Cause they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody kind of loses.
We should all be much more careful with each other`s hearts.
A kiss, she thinks, has to be entirely balanced — it has to have a little conflict, a little dialectic, a little revolution.
Nobody said it was a beautiful world with no scars.
I keep telling you the future isn’t set in stone. It’s not all decided yet. The future is just what’s down the road we decided to walk on today. You can change roads anytime. And that changes where you end up.
I’ve always been ambidextrous, writing short stories and novels, and I pretty much have been writing a novel and a handful of short stories every year since ’91.
One of the nice things about publishing with Amazon is that the window for marketing is much longer than with a traditional publisher because these titles are not coming off of shelves.
Sometime around 2006, I decided I had missed my true calling as a young adult author.
A genuine act of kindness makes me feel like I really am where you cut underneath anything external, and you become what a human being can really be. ItвЂ™s like coming home when you give kindness. Kindness changes us, as human beings.
If you can’t pay it back, pay it forward.
I really only have been seriously writing, finishing things and publishing things since January ’91.
Because it proves that you don’t need much to change the entire world for the better. You can start with the most ordinary ingredients. You can start with the world you’ve got.
The world I live in is not all white people, not all straight people, and it’s not all people who have their acts together, either.
There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.
Those who write may think they know their target market. They may even feel they can shape the work to fit it. If this is true of you, you have more control over your creative process than I do. Even so, I humbly submit that you try letting your writing shape your target market instead and see what happens.
I decided that not talking is like a litmus test for a real friend. You can just sit there and be. Not always be filling up the air with words
Love always looks nice. I don’t really know anyone who doesn’t enjoy it when they see it. Anyone who doesn’t, I don’t really want to know them.
If you want to see a man come to his senses, try something like, Do you happen to carry a rubber in your wallet? Did I mention I’m not on the pill?
Things are so easy to do, so hard to undo.
… even though it was beautiful and comfortable, and even though it was the world, it was also a little bit boring. No, wait. Maybe boring isnвЂ™t the right word. WhatвЂ™s the word IвЂ™m wanting here? Lonely. ThatвЂ™s it. It was a little bit lonely.
I think it’s the things we don’t talk about that make us old before out time.