There are those who believe that the value of a children's book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that's huge.

— Barbara Park

The most wonderful Barbara Park quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

A little glitter can turn your whole day around.

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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.

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Sometimes I think he’s the kind of friend that grownups call a ‘fair-weather friend.’ That means when everything’s going smoothly, he’s the best friend a guy could want. But as soon as something goes wrong…(he) sort of turns on you.

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I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. It's perfectly okay to take a book, read it, have a good time, giggle and laugh - and turn off the TV. I love that.

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I was a good kid, but I was just very chatty.

Teachers were rarely entertained, but occasionally a child was, which was enough for me. Everything was so urgent. I needed to say it immediately.

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My senior year of high school, I was voted Wittiest.

So, several years later, I decided to try my hand at writing humor to see if I could be witty enough to make some money.

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I don't even like clowns. Clowns are not normal people.

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I'm so lazy as far as liking to get up, go to the office in my pajamas, get dressed about noon. And I hate flying. So I have this really laid-back, good lifestyle, and it's hard to nudge me out of it.

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I find the term perfect child to be an oxymoron.

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A stick or a stone only stings for a minute. A name seems to hurt forever.

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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.

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And sometimes when you're very mixed-up inside, you do things you know you shouldn't do.

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About Barbara Park

Quotes 22 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday April 21, 1947

Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except, I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all.

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I'm not actually sure I'm grown-up enough for grown-up books.

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I don't really believe in pretending to be happy when you're not.

Mostly I believe that you should burden your friends with your problems.

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Moving makes you feel all alone inside.

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Sometimes grown ups don't act their right old age

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Even though sometimes you can control your anger, you can't control your sadness.

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Society just has a way of inhibiting you, which is good and bad.

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Can't we be friends?' I hate your guts, Frankovitch' Can't our guts be friends?

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Our nannas are losers.

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