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When you’re in between dreams, you get to lean back and relax and stop trying so hard. Trying to be somebody, I mean. It’s not as exciting as being a television star, but it’s not that bad, either. You just have to learn to be satisfied with the way you are for a while. Not Forever. Just until you’re finished resting.

BARBARA PARK, Almost Starring Skinnybones

Time is as slow as a turtle.

BARBARA PARK, Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!

The upside to grief is it takes away your appetite. When people say you look good they really mean it. Nature's thoughtful that way.

BARBARA PARK, Mick Harte Was Here

Teachers and children do not have the same kind of brains.

BARBARA PARK, Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!

I don't think that I've ever met a "grownup" who is as mature on the inside as he or she appears to be on the outside. Learning to behave like an adult makes the world a more socialized place. But even if we don't admit it, sometimes adults still feel nervous, and scared, and embarrassed, and even silly inside. Personally, just because I don't lean over and tickle the person next to me at a boring business luncheon, doesn't mean that I never have the urge.

BARBARA PARK, Random House Q&A

A little glitter can turn your whole day around.

BARBARA PARK, Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked

What I try really hard to do is be five in my head, to just absolutely go to this very innocent level. I like to think that Junie B. looks at the world—and this isn't a negative comment on her—from the lowest common denominator. It's not all gray to her; it's all black and white. I think the five- and six-year-old mind-set is very much like that. You just know things very clearly, that as you grow up, get murky. I try to write her in really simplistic, very innocent terms. In that regard, she gets in trouble. She doesn't have a great command of the language yet; she doesn't speak the Queen's English, which I think would be ridiculous for a five-year-old. I just have fun. I try to make myself laugh.

BARBARA PARK, Time interview, Oct. 20, 2005


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