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Kathryn Lasky

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 26
Writing Reading Widely

I believe that reading widely is the best preparation for writing.

- Kathryn Lasky

Caught However Kidnapping

I think Sacajawea was caught in a series of tragic situations - her kidnapping as a child, her being passed from tribe to tribe, being sold into marriage. However, I never thought of her as a tragic figure. I do not think she was a victim in the way we think of tragic figures.

- Kathryn Lasky

Book Everybody Came

I came from a home where everybody had a book.

- Kathryn Lasky

Fifty Length Sailboat

With my husband, I have twice sailed across the Atlantic in a sailboat one third the length of the Mayflower. I know Atlantic gales inside and out. I endured one that lasted for three days with winds up to fifty knots.

- Kathryn Lasky

Challenges Friendships Had

I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.

- Kathryn Lasky

Always Cave Been

I have always been fascinated by paleontology and prehistoric people, and I've always thought that one of the most intriguing moments in human history was the birth of artistic imagination. I always loved those cave paintings.

- Kathryn Lasky

Newspaper Been Shake

I can read a newspaper article, and it might trigger something else in my mind. I often like to choose in historical fiction things or subject matter I don't feel have been given a fair shake in history.

- Kathryn Lasky

Historical Fiction About

When I was growing up I loved reading historical fiction, but too often it was about males; or, if it was about females, they were girls who were going to grow up to be famous like Betsy Ross, Clara Barton, or Harriet Tubman. No one ever wrote about plain, normal, everyday girls.

- Kathryn Lasky

Candy Visiting Equivalent

I hate to tell you this, but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream. It gave me the mental equivalent of one of those toothaches you get when you bite into something too sweet.

- Kathryn Lasky

Boston Here Reasons

In our community here in Boston, we have had a tremendous influx of Russian Jews and Haitians. We call these people immigrants. But they come for the same reasons that William Bradford and William Brewster and John Carver came.

- Kathryn Lasky

Feel Always Daydreaming

I feel I was always daydreaming, and I was always distracted.

- Kathryn Lasky

Treat Lives About

I treat all my characters as if they were real, and I am scrupulous about the details of their lives.

- Kathryn Lasky

Study Through Which

Thinking - in particular abstract thinking, which most of us are introduced to through the study of mathematics and literature - helps us learn that we can become problem solvers.

- Kathryn Lasky

Think Other Very

I was actually very hesitant to write about Marie Antoinette. She seemed at first glance - well, I cannot think of any other term - an airhead of the first degree.

- Kathryn Lasky

Candy Visiting Anybody

Never in a million years would I want to live at Versailles with Marie Antoinette or anybody else. I hate to tell you this but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream.

- Kathryn Lasky

Normal Always Like

I always wondered what it was like to be just a normal kid growing up in trying times or during a great moment in history.

- Kathryn Lasky

Woman Voters Lifelong

My mother was a great advocate of women's rights, a member of the League of Women's Voters and lifelong member of Planned Parenthood and an advocate of a woman's rights in terms of reproductive issues. She was also a founding member of Common Cause in the state of Indiana.

- Kathryn Lasky

Love Play Movie

I love thinking of movie stars who could play the characters in the books I write.

- Kathryn Lasky

History Think Next

I think the Lewis and Clark Expedition was the greatest undertaking in American History. I think landing a man on the moon pales next to it.

- Kathryn Lasky

Think The Most Important

To me, the most important thing is to tell a good story. If I can do that, I think that enlightenment, respect of nature, etc. follows.

- Kathryn Lasky