Jack Gantos Quotes


Each time I read a book I cataloged the parts that struck me dumb with envy and admiration for their beauty and power and truth.

Don't ever go to war. Even if you win the battle is never over inside you.

You can't do anything for a person who is stuck between being happy and being miserable. All you can do is get trapped in the middle and anyone in the middle just gets squished.' -Grandma

Because each book has its own special perfume.

When Patti Fox broke up with me I typed her name over a thousand times on my manual Olivetti until the entire page was beaten into a stiff sheet of black ink.

Don't ever forget your history " she sang "or any wicked soul can lie to you and get away with it.

You gotta face the hand you're dealt with and deal with it and make your problems be the smallest part of who you are.

Someone once said anyone can be great under rosy circumstances but the true test of character is measured by how well a person makes decisions during difficult times.

Granny was right ' I said. 'When you forgive someone it does make you stronger. It makes your heart bigger than your hate.

You know Joey the medication has helped settle you down but you have been a good kid all along. You are naturally good. I hope you know that about yourself. You have a good heart.

If you have an orderly mind you'll be a winner no matter where you end up. If your mind is a jumble of junk you'll be a loser. It's as simple as that.

...who proved that you don't have to do what your parents want or what your boyfriend wants for you to be happy. You just have to be yourself for there is no love greater than self love