Top 10 Quotes by Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy

There's a lot of things you can put up with, as long as you're not related to them.

Margaret Mahy
Every writer has to find their own way into writing.
Margaret Mahy

I don't think I prefer writing for one age group above another. I am just as pleased with a story which I feel works well for very small children as I do with a story for young adults.

Margaret Mahy
Family!... You might just as well celebrate battle, murder and sudden death.
Margaret Mahy

They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.

Margaret Mahy
I once knew a house rather like The Land of Smiles - an old house occupied by a varied collection of young people, mainly students. However none of these people were true models for the characters in the book, though their way of life may have been.
Margaret Mahy

I'm the Beast. You're the Beauty," he said. "It's all a story, isn't it?

Margaret Mahy
I know things are unbearable but in spite of that we have to bear them.
Margaret Mahy

Ellis's understanding of himself and the world around him certainly develops because of his adventures, and part of that development comes through recognizing other people for what they are.

Margaret Mahy
Perhaps every time anyone is praised it means that someone else somewhere is going to be ignored