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im-not-sure-im-adult-yet
to-be-an-adult-is-to-be-alone
just-because-someone-is-an-adult
to-be-adult-is-to-be-alone
i-think-i-am-adult
you-should-be-able-to-do-anything-you-can-afford-as-adult-gil-scottheron
once-we-were-young-now-we-are-adult-lailah-gifty-akita
i-think-word-is-adult
There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children's book. The reason for that is that in adult literary fiction, stories are there on sufferance. Other things are felt to be more important: technique, style, literary knowingness. Adult writers who deal in straightforward stories find themselves sidelined into a genre such as crime or science fiction, where no one expects literary craftsmanship. But stories are vital. Stories never fail us because, as Isaac Bashevis Singer says, "events never grow stale." There's more wisdom in a story than in volumes of philosophy. And by a story I mean not only Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk but also the great novels of the nineteenth century, Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, Bleak House and many others: novels where the story is at the center of the writer's attention, where the plot actually matters. The present-day would-be George Eliots take up their stories as if with a pair of tongs. They're embarrassed by them. If they could write novels without stories in them, they would. Sometimes they do. But what characterizes the best of children's authors is that they're not embarrassed to tell stories. They know how important stories are, and they know, too, that if you start telling a story you've got to carry on till you get to the end. And you can't provide two ends, either, and invite the reader to choose between them. Or as in a highly praised recent adult novel I'm about to stop reading, three different beginnings. In a book for children you can't put the plot on hold while you cut artistic capers for the amusement of your sophisticated readers, because, thank God, your readers are not sophisticated. They've got more important things in mind than your dazzling skill with wordplay. They want to know what happens next.

Philip Pullman
there-are-some-themes-some-subjects-too-large-for-adult-fiction-they-can-only-be-dealt-with-adequately-in-childrens-book-the-reason-for-that-is-that-in-adult-literary-fiction-sto
the-steelers-have-influenced-everything-ive-done-as-adult
i-dont-need-adult-supervision
she-probably-came-from-nothing-it-was-important-to-her-in-her-adult-life-to-have-everything-elizabeth-perkins
she-should-be-inspiration-to-everybody-she-is-just-amazing-adult-linda-krohn
congratulations-you-are-officially-an-adult-now
sometimes-being-adult-means-doing-right-thing-even-if-its-not-what-you-want-laurie-halse-anderson
grow-up-let-anyone-try-to-content-with-adult-you-margaret-cho
its-not-character-flaw-to-become-adult-kenneth-lonergan
being-adult-comes-with-whole-new-set-issues
i-believe-that-everyone-else-my-age-is-an-adult-whereas-i-am-merely-in-disguise
are-you-adult-that-you-want-your-child-to-grow-up-to-be-bren-brown
when-youre-kept-out-adult-world-its-blessing-in-disguise-henry-rollins
i-was-atrisk-youth-i-was-in-danger-becoming-adult-jarod-kintz
i-think-sometimes-as-adult-you-take-people-for-what-they-do-what-they-are-now-instead-whole-picture-their-lives
ive-had-same-breasts-for-my-entire-adult-life-sharon-stone
a-child-becomes-an-adult-when-he-realizes-that-he-has-a-right-not-only-to-be-right-but-also-to-be-wrong
facebook-is-the-adult-way-of-having-imaginary-friends
the-creative-adult-is-the-child-who-survived
the-competition-is-so-fierce-once-you-become-an-adult-ill-probably-move-on-to-something-else
for-first-half-my-adult-life-i-was-democrat-alphonso-jackson
if-this-is-not-addressed-it-will-pervade-into-adult-life-karen-olson
im-still-trying-to-be-kid-i-really-dont-want-to-feel-like-adult-gilbert-arenas
my-mother-and-i-always-had-full-adult-communication
id-rather-have-someone-who-spent-his-adult-life-in-new-york-peter-king
on-the-whole-i-prefer-christmas-as-an-adult-than-i-did-as-a-child
dad-was-the-only-adult-male-i-ever-trusted
shoes-are-first-adult-machines-we-are-given-to-master
when-youre-young-you-cant-work-out-age-adult-theyre-just-quite-old-old-old-michael-morpurgo
i-think-people-always-want-candy-whether-youre-kid-adult
what-is-an-adult-a-child-blown-up-by-age
there-wasnt-much-as-kid-that-inspired-me-in-what-i-did-as-adult-george-lucas
the-adult-looks-to-deed-the-child-to-love
only-the-best-are-waiting-for-you-since-youve-made-an-adult-breakthrough
the-complexities-adult-life-get-in-way-truth-mortimer-j-adler
being-an-adult-is-all-about-how-well-you-can-hide-the-fact-that-youre-still-a-kid
cheese-the-adult-form-milk-richard-condon
when-you-feel-protective-toward-your-parents-you-have-become-adult-mason-cooley
i-wonder-how-long-it-will-take-for-me-to-feel-as-adult-inside-as-i-look-outside-maggie-stiefvater
i-had-to-be-adult-quickly-didnt-have-any-friends
once-i-got-my-drivers-license-everybody-treated-me-like-i-was-adult-candace-cameron
im-writer-ive-been-journalist-for-my-whole-adult-life
growing-up-i-was-kid-pretending-to-be-adult-guy-pearce
sometimes-i-dont-feel-like-functioning-adult-art-spiegelman
milk-for-infant-as-liquor-for-adult-toba-beta
and-as-adult-i-tried-skiing-i-ended-up-in-tears
you-are-done-being-a-kid-you-are-an-adult-now-happy-birthday
im-pretty-much-in-love-with-adult-swim
i-think-part-being-adult-is-leaving-fairytale-behind
but-i-dont-think-ive-grown-up-to-be-damaged-adult
now-youre-adult-katya-hed-said-picking-her-up-under-armpits-like-hed-been-doing-since-shed-been-born-jonathan-l-howard
you-know-youre-an-adult-when-you-iron-a-shirt-the-night-before-you-have-to-wear-it
a-child-can-be-happy-with-simple-things-adult-must-do-same-mehmet-murat-ildan
happy-18th-birthday-and-welcome-to-the-adult-years
thats-why-ive-pushed-idea-for-adult-children-friends-to-try-to-help-maureen-widner
i-engaged-in-adult-consensual-affair-with-another-man
sometimes-i-think-that-the-only-thing-i-love-most-being-an-adult-is-the-right-to-buy-candy-whenever-and-wherever-i-want
i-love-being-teen-because-you-dont-have-all-responsibilities-adult-yet
whenever-i-see-an-adult-on-a-bicycle-i-have-hope-for-the-human-race
another-belief-mine-that-everyone-else-my-age-is-adult-whereas-i-am-merely-in-disguise-margaret-atwood
speak-kindly-to-with-adult-women-as-you-would-to-your-mother-lailah-gifty-akita
another-belief-of-mine-that-everyone-else-my-age-is-an-adult-whereas-i-am-merely-in-disguise
theres-much-to-think-about-when-youre-becoming-adult-theres-many-great-poems-about-that-apprehension-excitement-caroline-kennedy
so-many-years-preparation-for-what-was-called-adult-life-was-it-for-this-hilary-mantel
the-traditional-role-senate-has-been-to-be-adult-in-room-kay-bailey-hutchison
when-little-kids-come-up-to-me-im-fully-grown-adult-thats-always-weird-to-me
i-have-been-lucky-for-most-my-adult-life-to-be-working-as-actor
the-best-things-in-life-dont-come-in-adult-sizes-matt-bird
nobody-feels-like-adult-its-worlds-dirty-secret-richard-jenkins
randy-has-dedicated-his-adult-life-to-this-program-phillip-fulmer
inside-every-adult-male-is-denied-little-boy
most-my-adult-life-i-had-this-towering-contempt-for-america-robert-crumb
to-be-mature-you-have-to-be-an-adult-but-to-be-in-love-you-have-to-be-nothing-but-a-human-being-with-a-heart
either-you-participate-in-community-like-adult-you-leave-do-your-own-thing-havoc-pennington
being-adult-means-accepting-those-situations-where-no-action-is-possible-john-d-macdonald
filming-is-adult-world-you-need-to-be-with-people-your-own-age
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