I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.— Robert Munsch
The most provocative Robert Munsch quotes that are new and everybody is talking about
If you don't remember childhood and you idealize it, you can't write books for kids because they're not real. Kids pick that up.
I tell the stories in front of audiences and wait for something to happen.
It's similar to a standup comic doing his schtick for an audience.
People forget what a big issue toilet training is for adults and kids, and it is not fun, especially when you're in a car on the interstate.
I get my ideas for books from my own kids and sometimes from other children.
Often when I am telling stories I will say: I am going to make up a new story.
Most of my books came from when I was telling stories.
I almost flunked first grade and also the second, third, forth, and fifth;
but my younger brother was in the grade behind me and he was a brain and nobody wanted to have me be in the same grade as him, so they kept passing me. I never learned how to spell, graduated from eighth grade counting on my fingers to do simple addition, and in general was not a resounding academic success.
Clang Clang Rattle Bing Bang, Gonna make my noise all day!
Writing is a bit like swimming. You learn writing by doing it and you learn swimming by doing it. Nobody learns how to swim by reading a book about swimming and nobody learns how to write by reading a book about writing. If you want to learn how to write, write a lot and you will get better at it.
Every author has different ways of writing and what works for one author does not necessarily work for another.
The title is one of the most important things. It is the first thing that people read.
Success is a wonderful addition to my life.
Writers' communities are very helpful to writers because it gives them a way to try out their stuff short of publication.
I get up in front of a bunch of kids and say 'Hey, I'm gonna tell you a new story. Who wants to be in a new story?' Well some kid always sticks up their hand and that gives me a name, but it doesn't give me a story. I just say whatever comes to my mind and usually it's not that good. Every once in a while, however, I say something that turns into a really good story.