Gary D. Schmidt: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Gary D. Schmidt Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Gary D. Schmidt, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Gary D. Schmidt you will find my Ten favorites of Gary D. Schmidt’s quotes. 

About Gary D. Schmidt

Gary D. Schmidt writes nonfiction books and young adult novels for children, including two Newbery Honor books. His wife and six children live on a farm in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, feeds the wild cats that drop by, and wishes sometimes the sea breeze came that far inland. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.

Born: January 01, 1957, Hicksville, NY, The United States
Genre: Children’s Books, Literature & Fiction

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Popular Quotes

“Whatever it means to be a friend, taking a black eye for someone has to be in it.”
― Gary Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

 “When gods die, they die hard. It’s not like they fade away, or grow old, or fall asleep. They die in fire and pain, and when they come out of you, they leave your guts burned. It hurts more than anything you can talk about. And maybe worst of all is, you’re not sure if there will ever be another god to fill their place. Or if you’d ever want another god to fill their place. You don’t want the fire to go out inside you twice.”
― Gary Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

“The world turns and the world spins, the tide runs in and the tide runs out, and there is nothing in the world more beautiful and more wonderful in all its evolved forms than two souls who look at each other straight on. And there is nothing more woeful and soul-saddening than when they are parted…everything in the world rejoices in the touch, and everything in the world laments in the losing.”
― Gary D. Schmidt, Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

 “You know, there are good reasons to learn how to read. Poetry isn’t one of them. I mean, so what if two roads go two ways in a wood? So what? Who cares if it made all that big a difference? What difference? And why should I have to guess what the difference is? Isn’t that what he’s supposed to say?

Why can’t poets just say what they want to say and then shut up?”
― Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

 “She came over and looked at the picture. Then she took my hand.
You know what that feels like?
Like what the astronauts will feel when they step onto the moon for the very first time.”
― Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

 “If Romeo had never met Juliet, maybe they both would have still been alive, but what they would have been alive for is the question Shakespeare wants us to answer.”
― Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

“You know, when someone has been crying, something gets left in the air. It’s not something you can see or smell, or feel. Or draw. But it’s there.”
― Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

 “Vengeance is sweet. Vengeance taken when the vengee isn’t sure who the venger is, is sweeter still.”
― Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

“Mr. Powell raised an eyebrow. ‘I’m a librarian,’ he said. ‘I always know what I’m talking about.”
― Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

“Books can ignite fires in your mind, because they carry ideas for kindling, and art for matches.”
― Gary D. Schmidt, Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

10 Famous Quotes by Author Gary D. Schmidt

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Gary D. Schmidt, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Gary D. Schmidt.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Gary D. Schmidt. 

One Final Bonus – Gary D. Schmidt Quote 

“Think of the sound you make when you let go after holding your breath for a very, very long time. Think of the gladdest sound you know: the sound of dawn on the first day of spring break, the sound of a bottle of Coke opening, the sound of a crowd cheering in your ears because you’re coming down to the last part of a race–and you’re ahead. Think of the sound of water over stones in a cold stream, and the sound of wind through green trees on a late May afternoon in Central Park. Think of the sound of a bus coming into the station carrying someone you love.
Then put all those together.”

― Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

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