Walter Dean Myers Quotes

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There is a crisis involving reading in certain communities. -Walter Dean Myers
If you know you don't have a win, then there's no use for you being in the game. -Walter Dean Myers
We all know we should eat right and we should exercise, but reading is treated as if it's this wonderful adjunct. -Walter Dean Myers
Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in is hard. -Walter Dean Myers
If what I read doesn't reflect my life - whether I'm gay or Latino or on welfare - doesn't that really mean that my life is not valuable? -Walter Dean Myers
My life is not packaged, Not tidy. There are leftover strands and jagged Edges that cut even my friends. -Walter Dean Myers
That's what's wrong with women. They want you to wait for them until they get ready and then they don't even tell you how they feel. -Walter Dean Myers
Reading is not optional. -Walter Dean Myers
All of fiction is truthful. What you create is your own truth and no one can take that away or change it. -Walter Dean Myers
Let me think Thinking is all I have If wisdom is a pretense Then let me pretend to be wise -Walter Dean Myers
Fools commit suicide and think they're doing themselves a favor. -Walter Dean Myers
Nothing sounds better than being away from this mess. Nothing sounds better right now than getting higher than the hole I'm in. -Walter Dean Myers
when we feel powerless, we stop trying to find a better way. -Walter Dean Myers
I couldn't speak well. I went to speech therapy for 10 years. And I was sort of frustrated in that sense. -Walter Dean Myers
My dad was a janitor for U.S. Radium Corporation, and he stayed there for 37 years. So he didn't read. -Walter Dean Myers
But now, like a fallen sparrow On a golden chain, I'm forever bound in shadow, A prisoner to my pain. -Walter Dean Myers
I want young people to be hesitant to glorify war and to demand of their leaders justification for the sacrifices they ask of our citizens. -Walter Dean Myers
As a child I wanted to be a professional athlete or lawyer. -Walter Dean Myers
I am very much interested in getting parents to read to children, and trying to get people mentoring children. If I can do both I'll be happy. -Walter Dean Myers
Children have adopted a consumerist attitude - I dare you to entertain me. -Walter Dean Myers
The idea of voluntary segregation went against every value I had been taught. What did being born black have to do with excellence? -Walter Dean Myers
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