Matthew Tobin Anderson Quotes


You made her apologize for sickness. For her courage. You made her feel sorry for dying.

I can't tell you how irritating it is to be an atheist in a haunted house.

The natural world is so adaptable...So adaptable you wonder what's natural.

I could see my face crying in her blank eye.

Sometimes reading other writers helps. You learn some little technique that turns out to be useful or simply are reinspired by the amazing things others do.

The sky was as blue as a stupid postcard and the islands were as green as islands.

Then it was this big thing. She was like 'I never want to see you again' and I was like 'Fine. Okay? Fine. Then get some special goggles.

At long last you may no longer distinguish what binds you from what is you.

I looked at her and she was smiling like she was broken.

Its a very 18th-century thing to have a book broken into several volumes.

I completely love music. I used to be the music critic at 'The Improper Bostonian.' It's just something I've always loved very deeply.

Keep thinking. You can hear our brains rattling around inside us like the littler Russian dolls.

We went to the moon to have fun but the moon turned out to completely suck.

Why not write a book which is as sophisticated as a book for an adult but is about the concerns that teenagers actually have?

We Americans are interested only in the consumption of our products. We have no interest in how they are produced or what happens to them once we discard them once we throw them away.

We must curb ourfury and allow sadness to diminish and speak our stories with coolness and deliberation.

My idea of life it's what happens when they're rolling the credits.

Image of a girl holding a blaster to a twin's temple. "Remember bi***. You can't spell "?danger' without DNA." Blam.

I don't want to go out hunting for dismal topics to write about.

Teens are not like the weird dumb dwarves you have around your house. They are actually you when you were younger.

A lot of the drive to make narratives came from having to play by myself as a 5- or 6-year-old in the woods.

It's insulting to believe that teens should have a different kind of book than an adult should.

I feel like it's important every once in a while to estrange ourselves from the familiar to remind ourselves of the potentialities of people how many different ways there are of being.

Occasionally people ask me how it is I write different types of things and my answer to that is it's very natural. You get bored writing one kind of thing all the time.

Of course I had my heart broken as a teen. I was desperately in love with myself. Then I found out that I was completely shallow. I haven't spoken to myself since.

You need the noise of your friends in space.

I feel like it's hard to get into historical novels where you know what the story is far too well.

I was someone who really loved fantasy novels and science fiction novels.

We all flee in hope of finding some ground of security

A library is an adjustable wrench for opening the head.

I do not know what I regret. I sit with my pen and cannot find an end to that sentence.

We love fantasy novels in which the characters think that they're peasants but turn out to be princes and kings.

it's like a squid in love with the sky.

All of my books which are supposedly I mean they're called YA novels my hope is that adults would find no reason not to read them if they read them.

Older teens tend to write to me and say 'Thank you for not writing down to teenagers.'

Whispering makes a narrow place narrower.

I write for teens partially to work out whatever it was that I needed to from my own teenage years.