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Adventurous in imagination a real parachute jump would have scared me out of my wits.
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After high school, I worked as a messenger boy at a local bank.
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After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college.
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After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published.
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All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.
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As a bank employee, I could barely add or subtract, and had to count on my fingers.
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Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris.
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I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
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I first wrote for adults, but when I started writing for young people, it was the most creative and liberating experience of my life.
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I loved all the world's mythologies.
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I never have found out all I want to know about writing and realize I never will.
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If reading offered any preparation for writing, there were grounds for hope. I had been reading as long as I could remember.
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If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn.
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It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army.
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King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur.
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Life abroad was fascinating, but I longed for home. If I was to write anything worthwhile, I needed to be closer to my roots.
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Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
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My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings.
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My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work.
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My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
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Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
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There's this huge number of desperate people.
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Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues - it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships.
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We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
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When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States.
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